Many Americans are going through tough times due to COVID-19; when times get tough, that's when scammers often work their hardest to take advantage of people! There are many ways that con artists may try to take advantage of support given to Americans by the government. Scammers may try phishing, fake-check scams, and phone calls to collect personal information.
Note that if the IRS does not have your direct deposit information on file and you did not receive a check, you may receive a debit card in the mail. This is a legitimate form of payment that should not be discarded.
Still have questions? The IRS has many facts about Economic Impact Payments listed on their website.
For more detailed information on the scams that have been occurring, check out the IRS bulletins and tips:
You should always remain vigilant about potential scams. For information related to other forms of scams, check out one of our previous blog posts on IRS impersonators and Phishing Scams.
As always, remember you can contact your accountant with any questions.