“The IRS does not contact you by phone, text message, email or social media asking for personal or bank account information,” said FTC lawyer Seena Gressin.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a long list Scams and plans It is distributed in connection with coronavirus tax cuts and payment of economic impact, and is also known as a stimulus check.This issue is so widespread that in July 2020 IRS released A “dirty dozen” list of tax fraud. Encourage Americans to stay vigilant during the pandemic and its aftermath.

On May 17, VERIFY viewer Diane received an email from a non-governmental website claiming to help her find money on unclaimed stimulus checks.

Question

Are scammers creating fake unclaimed stimulus check websites?

Source of information

  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • Seena Gressin, Lawyer, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Consumer and Business Education Division

answer

Yes, scammers are creating fake…

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