PHOENIX (3 On Your Side) — Thousands of Arizona families are getting extra money each month because of the Child Tax Credit, but scammers are looking to snatch some of that cash.

“Be leery of any email you receive, any phone call, any text message claiming to be someone from the IRS,” IRS Special Agent Brian Watson warned. “We do not communicate that way.”

child tax credit payments may mean a big tax surprise in the spring for some parents

That’s right. The IRS won’t call, send text messages, emails, or reach out to you on social media. There’s only one way the agency will contact you. “The IRS is old school; we send letters in the mail explaining the situation to you,” Watson explained. “We don’t call you.”

If someone reaches out and promises you that they can…

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