IRS Get My Payment Scam: Stimulus Payments Fraud

Scammers are using these stimulus payments to try to rip people off. They might try to get you to pay a fee to get your stimulus payment. Or they might try to convince you to give them your Social Security number, bank account, or government benefits debit card account number.

IRS Get My Payment Scam  Stimulus Payments Fraud

Tips to Avoid Coronavirus Stimulus Payment scam

  1. Only use irs.gov/coronavirus to submit information to the IRS – and never in response to a call, text, or email.
  2. The IRS won’t contact you by phone, email, text message, or social media with information about your stimulus payment, or to ask you for your Social Security number, bank account, or government benefits debit card account number. Anyone who does is a scammer phishing for your information.
  3. You don’t have to pay to get your stimulus money.
  4. The IRS won’t tell you to deposit your stimulus check then send them money back because they paid you more than they owed you. That’s a fake check scam.

Report scams to the Federal Trade Commission at ftc.gov/complaint.

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  • May 3, 2020 at 11:27 AM by an anonymous user from: Greensboro, North Carolina, United States

    Yes, true. When I got 2 mails (Odd name of TD Bank) New Bank Checkbooks 2 account numbers someone stole my ID and address, not same phone number use Direct Deposit,

  • April 28, 2020 at 3:24 PM by an anonymous user from: Rome, Georgia, United States

    Someone changed my sister's banking info and deposited her payment into their account.

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IRS Get My Payment Scam: Stimulus Payments Fraud