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How to Avoid Stimulus Check Scams | The race

The crooks want their cut of all the money that is flowing from the government to the people

Since mid-May, the IRS has been sending this support money to citizens, after the CARES Act was passed. Since then, millions of citizens have already received stimulus checks, either in direct payment on your personal accounts, in a paper check sent by mail and through a debit card.

However, with all this money traveling from the government to the people, scammers wanting to get their piece of this pie have also been abounding.

Given this, the IRS urges taxpayers to be aware of these crooks who iThey try to use stimulus check payments to steal everything from money to your personal information, as reported by IRS on their website.

Therefore, you should remember that the IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers via email, text messages, or social media channels to request personal or financial information, including information related to stimulus check payments.

Also, you should be wary of emails with attachments or links that claim to have special information about stimulus check payments or refunds. You should never open them or click on any of their links.

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