Be alert for phone scams. The Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, or any other government agency will not contact you by phone, email or text to collect information for stimulus payment processing.
State agencies will not contact you to collect information or a fee to process a stimulus payment. To date, no state has introduced it’s own version of a stimulus payment.
As of now, we are only aware of one communication a taxpayer will receive from the IRS. No later than 15 days after distributing a stimulus payment, the IRS is required to mail a notice to the taxpayer indicating the payment amount, whether the payment was mailed or direct deposited into a bank account, and a phone number to call if the taxpayer did not receive the payment.
If you have been a victim or target of a stimulus payment scam you should report it immediately to the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov/complaint
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