EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — Government entities are warning parents to be on the lookout for scams claiming to be related to the Child Tax Credit.

The FBI El Paso Division and the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division have noted that scammers are duping tax payers using traditional scam techniques.

“You’re going to see unsolicited phone calls, you’re going to see text messages with links, you’re going to see social media ads, you might even have emails sending you to spoofed government websites,” say Jeanette Harper, Public Affairs Officer at the FBI El Paso Division, tells KTSM 9 News.

The FBI says that government agencies will not contact you via these methods, and that most family’s monthly child tax credit payments are distributed through direct deposit without parents having to go through any additional processes.

“No one can help you enroll in this program,” says Harper. “The information for…

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