MCALLEN, Texas – The Internal Revenue Service has announced that it began depositing stimulus checks in thousands of Americans’ bank accounts over the weekend.
While some are still waiting for their cut of the bill, experts say this makes room for scammers to attempt to strip you of your money.
“You may start getting calls from people saying that they’re with IRS and that they’re calling to confirm your personal information,” said Dolores Salinas, President of the Better Business Bureau.
The IRS will never call you asking you for personal information they already have from you, said Salinas. In fact, she said, the only thing you have to do is sit back and wait for the deposit.
“They are going to use our 2018 or 2019 tax information in order to send out these payments, so they already have our personal information,” said Salinas.
Experts urge taxpayers to not respond to any emails, calls, or text messages of anyone posing as the IRS or asking you for anything in order to receive your check.
The IRS is expected to launch a tool on their website this Friday called “Get My Payment” which will allow taxpayers to track the status of their check.