Stimulus checks and Child Tax Credits are being used to scam people with fake IRS alerts

Scammers are contacting taxpayers and using terms like “stimulus cash” “faster payments” and “COVID disaster relief” to obtain personal information.

The IRS reminds people that they will never contact someone via phone, and will always send a letter to the address on file.

Anyone who contacts a taxpayer by phone and identifies as the IRS, then proceeds to ask for personal information like social security numbers or banking information is a scammer.




Emails are also being sent in an attempt to scam, and the IRS reminds the public that their emails will always end in “irs.gov.” These scammers can use information they get to file fraudulent tax returns as well.


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