Last set of stimulus rebate checks prompts warning about fake IRS emails

WASHINGTON (KSLA) - The final round of stimulus rebate checks should now be in the mail to taxpayers.

The first of the checks went out in mid-May for those who didn't opt for a direct electronic payment to your bank account from the IRS. The last round of checks went out to those with social security numbers ending in 88 to 99.

With this last round of checks comes another round of fraudulent emails claiming to be from the IRS.

The email notifies the recipient of their eligibility for a stimulus payment.  The email then asks the recipient to click on a link that will take them to a form they fill out to get your check.

If you ever have any doubts about such communications, you can contact the IRS hotline at 866-234-2942.

The IRS says they do not operate this way and will never ask for your taxpayer information via email.