Beware of Child Tax Credit scams

The third round of Child Tax Credit payments were sent on 15 September and several warnings have been issued urging Americans to watch for scammers looking to take advantage anxiously awaiting their payments.

Beware of tax scammers offering help with getting advanced child tax credit payments,” warns the Taxpayer Advocate Service, which has put together tips to ensure you avoid falling for such scams.

“Don’t fall for anyone making calls, sending emails, texts or direct messages, or posting on social media offering to help you apply for child tax credit benefits or offering ways to get advanced payment money quicker or get you more money through a larger child tax credit,” it writes.

And never give any of the personal information to any unknown sources:

– Social Security, bank account, debit and credit card numbers or other financial information

– Home address, work address, or telephone number(s)

– Any tax return related information

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