But also know that the disbursement of these government-issued funds has in many ways played right into the hands of scammers looking to rake in sizeable chunks of cash via illegal means.
In response to the rise of such shady financial activities amid the ongoing pandemic, the Internal Revenue Service last summer released a “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams, while pressing Americans to be more vigilant about scammers and con artists.
And according to the agency, there are indeed fake websites for unclaimed stimulus checks that Americans should be aware of.
“Taxpayers should be alert to potential fake emails or websites looking to steal personal information,” the agency states.
“The IRS will never initiate contact with taxpayers via email about a tax bill, refund or Economic Impact Payments,”…