Updated: Sunday, 01 Mar 2009, 6:07 PM MST
Published : Sunday, 01 Mar 2009, 6:07 PM MST
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The New Mexico Attorney General said an economic stimulus scam is targeting citizens.
The Internal Revenue Service does not contact taxpayers through the internet. However some scammers are passing themselves off as the IRS.
In scams, the phony IRS will say they’ve determined based on last year's calculations that you are eligible for a stimulus payment.
Then you're prompted to download an online form and submit it for processing.
The AG said do not open the attachment, because it could contain a virus that may damage your computer.
Recipients should forward these emails to the AG's office at email@example.com.