Scam Risks For Stimulus Check
Stimulus check holders should be on the lookout for possible scammers using many resources to cheat you out of your money. Officials say nearly one out of five fraud reports include unsolicited texts or calls. Resident, Tiana McNair says she received a similar call.
“About a week or two ago I received a phone call from a so called IRS agent in regards to my stimulus check.”
“During this phone call, they asked me for my social security number, my date of birth, my bank account information, debit card information, etc. They also stated I would have to pay a large fee in order to receive my stimulus check.”
Potentially after receiving your information, scammers use it to wipe your bank account clean.
“My tax repair stated that no one from the IRS will be calling you in regards to your stimulus check. They will not be calling you asking you for your social, bank account etc. because they already know those things. They already have those things on file.”
A few tips to be aware of in case you are targeted, the IRS is not going to call or text you about your payment. Second, you don’t need to do anything to claim your payment.