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Attorney General Ashley Moody is warning Floridians about scammers who may attempt to target Child Tax Credit (CTC) recipients.
Last week, eligible parents started receiving a monthly advance payment of up to $300 per child per month as part of the American Rescue Plan.
Moody is telling Floridians those payments are at risk of being targeted by scammers.
“Anytime the federal government is doling out huge amounts of money, scammers pounce — trying to make a quick, dishonest dollar. With this latest round of federal stimulus money slated to be distributed, parents should be on the lookout for scams,” Moody said in a written statement.
The CTC payment isn’t exactly a federal stimulus check like Moody suggested. The CTC has been in place since 1997, but sending it out in automatic monthly payments is a new activity for the IRS.
Also new is that the CTC is…