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Tips Scam Alert: Coronavirus Stimulus Payments

Be informed on who will receive money and how to check the status of your payment. 

Don’t get tripped up by calls, text messages, or emails from scammers trying to steal your money or personal information. Following are four simple tips to avoid being scammed: 

  • Only use irs.gov/coronavirus to submit information to the IRS – and never in response to a call, text or email. 
  • The IRS won’t contact you by phone, email, text message, or social media. 
  • You don’t have to pay to get your stimulus money. 
  • The IRS won’t tell you to deposit your stimulus check, then send them money back because they paid you more than they owed you.  

For the latest information on stimulus payment scams, go to this FCC Consumer Information page