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Getting a check for the Child Tax Credit? Watch out for these scams

CINCINNATI (WXIX) – Millions of Americans will begin receiving monthly checks from the IRS on July 15 as part of the expanded Child Tax Credit, providing ample opportunity for scammers.

The Better Business Bureau issued a warning on Wednesday for those receiving the checks to look out for imposter scams, con artists and others looking to deprive recipients of the money they’re owed.

The BBB and Federal Trade Commission shared these tips (quoted in full from the BBB release:)

  • Avoid Impostor scams – Government agencies like the IRS or Social Security Administration will not call, text, DM, or email you.
  • “Do not give out any personal information, like social security numbers, bank account information, or credit/debit card numbers.
  • “Eligibility requirements and payment dispersements are monitored by the IRS only.
  • “When someone is requiring payments by gift card, wire transfers, or cryptocurrency, it is likely a scam.”

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