TULSA, Okla. — A Problem Solvers scam alert tonight to protect your family.

Many have depended on stimulus payments from the feds to survive during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As 2 News Problem Solver Pete Knutson tells us, scammers are taking advantage of some families as they wait for more stimulus money specifically designed to help families care for their kids.

Many families will soon be able to get up to $3600 per child in additional stimulus in the form of the expanded child tax credit recently passed by Congress, all based on family income. Much of it will be sent out in monthly payments of $250 to $300 per qualifying child.

Experts say the IRS is planning to set up a portal for some parents to update their children’s information to make sure the family gets all the money they’re entitled to. But now, scammers are using news of the yet-to-be-created portal to target victims.

One scheme tries to hack their bank account password. Callers tell folks…

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