Cybercriminals have already created over 50 fake websites to steal the identities and personal information of US parents set to receive their first child tax credit payment this month.
According to a new report from cybersecurity firm Domain Tools, fraudsters saw an immediate opportunity when US President Joe Biden signed a US rescue program in March. As part of the plan, parents with children under the age of 5 will receive a check for $ 3,600 and parents with children between the ages of 6 and 17 will receive $ 3,000.
Unknown to many parents, these funds automatically arrive in your account when they are sent by the IRS, and unlike last year’s stimulus check, you don’t have to manually enroll in the program. However, this did not stop struggling parents from trying to enroll in the program online, and this provided a great opportunity for scammers.
The fake sites discovered by DomainTools mimic the look and feel of legitimate government…