September 27, 2021

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Child Tax Credit scams: FBI alert

Any communication offering assistance to sign up for the Child Tax Credit or to speed up the monthly payments is likely a scam, the FBI reminds us. When receiving unsolicited calls or messages, taxpayers should not provide personal information, click on links, or open attachments as this may lead to money loss, tax-related fraud, and identity theft.

Although scammers constantly come up with new schemes to try to catch taxpayers off-guard, there are simple ways to identify if it is truly the IRS reaching out.

– The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers via email, text messages, or social media channels to request personal or financial information, even information related to the Child Tax Credit.

– The IRS does not leave pre-recorded, urgent, or threatening messages. Aggressive calls warning taxpayers about a lawsuit or arrest are fake.

– The IRS will not call taxpayers asking them to provide…

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