Beware of stimulus check scams
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While Americans wait for their stimulus checks to arrive, the FBI and other government agencies are warning people not to fall to scams.
Authorities say scammers posing as government officials are already trying to steal people’s money by asking for personal or financial information through calls, texts, emails or websites.
According to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Americans are eligible for up to $1,200 per person and should expect to see that money within three weeks.
People who filed their taxes electronically in the past may see a direct deposit in the bank sooner than that.
Recipients will receive a notice by mail no later than 15 days after the payment was sent out with information including phone number for you to call the IRS if the funds failed to arrive.
No one will call you.
If you receive a phone call about your stimulus check from someone claiming to be from the government, it is a scam.
Posted – 3.29.20