Though the American Rescue Plan, which approved the most recent round of stimulus checks, was signed into law back in March, some people have yet to see that third payment hit their bank accounts. In fact, the IRS is still in the process of sending money out to recipients who didn’t get their $1,400 payday earlier in the year.

But if you haven’t gotten your stimulus money yet, you’ll need to be careful. According to CNBC, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently reported that scammers are now targeting third stimulus checks, and the last thing you want to do is lose that money to fraud.

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How to protect your stimulus check

Many people have been relying on their stimulus checks to cover their expenses, pay off debt, or shore up their personal finances in the wake of the pandemic. Given that inflation is making many everyday expenses cost more, a lot of people need their stimulus funds more than ever.

Unfortunately, criminals have been quite active in going after that money….

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