AMERICANS have been warned about stimulus check scams after the IRS received record numbers of complaints in June and July.

The warning comes just days before millions of households receive their next child tax credit payment on September 15.

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Officials at the IRS say they have seen a rise in phishing scams throughout the summer months, according to WGN-TV.

Security bosses at IBM have seen a 6,000 percent increase in Covid spam since the World Health Organization declared the virus outbreak a pandemic last March.

Jim Lee, the head of the IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division, said: “The number of reported scam attempts reached levels we haven’t seen in more than a decade.

“More than ever it is important for taxpayers to continue to protect their personal information and not fall victim to these scams.”

Scammers are trying to trick unsuspected Americans into giving out their…

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