As the IRS begins to issue Stimulus Payments this week, scammers are salivating over the billions of dollars that will be distributed.
The IRS urges taxpayers to be on the lookout for scam artists trying to use the economic impact payments as cover for schemes to steal personal information and money. Remember, the IRS will not call, text you, email you or contact you on social media asking for personal or bank account information – even related to the economic impact payments. Also, watch out for emails with attachments or links claiming to have special information about economic impact payments or refunds.
The IRS is launching a website mid-April that will allow you to:
- Check your payment status.
- Confirm your payment type: direct deposit or check.
- Enter your bank account information for direct deposit if the IRS does not have your direct deposit information and hasn’t sent your payment yet.