I was viewing ‘Just not today’ scambaiter’s video that he posted the other day, and there was a new twist of how the IRS scammers were getting payments. I believe the video is called “$19000 Jackpot” and has the bar code flashing.
Instead of going out and buying gift cards, etc. the scammers have set up an “eftps” website (www.eftps.gov) and its linked to Bank of America. The person being scammed would go on this website and make a payment. The scammer informs the person that they need to establish an e-account with their SSN# and the scammer will generate a" bar code" to link them to their established accounts and be provided a password via text message. Has anyone else come across this new procedure?