Stimulus Check NOT Applied For: A Fraudulent Means to Dupe People

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As the IRS Tax Refund policy is widely circulated among the masses and coming to prominence in the everyday discourse, the scams surrounding the unclaimed tax return are increasing exponentially in society. As it is easier to steal one’s important information through digital media, deceitful people are using this means to mislead people and obtain important details about their revenue status and thereby steal them. 

Stimulus Check And IRS’ Official Notice Against It To The Taxpayers

IRS issued a notice about it on July 3 and advised the taxpayers to refrain from providing any information asked for through digital media. These days many people are receiving such emails asking for their personal financial information and taxpaying status to rob them financially.

IRS reports that such scams involve a letter contained in a cardboard envelope which includes the IRS masthead and a headline stating a very persuasive line “in relation to your unclaimed refund”. IRS informs the citizens that contacting people via email and pretending to do unsolicited favor do not come under their Stimulus Check policy. People should identify these as red flags and not fall prey to their fraudulent tricks. 

IRS also mentions another point about these scams surrounding Stimulus Check, and that is – it contains some awkwardly written phrases, which differentiates them from the official notices of Stimulus Check. The letter sent by the deceptive people/agency asks for the concerned person’s sensitive personal information such as their contact number, bank details, driving license photos, and social security number, and then shows a persuasive statement written in broken English with inappropriate punctuation and odd fonts.

It also contains incorrect information, which is another red flag for the taxpayers to distinguish it from the official notices of Stimulus Checks. IRS also assures the common people by announcing that they never reach out to people with their “unclaimed tax refund” via email or social media platforms. Finally, they reiterate their Stimulus Check policy once again, assert its distinction from the fraudulent means of obtaining information and advise people to report such scams to US Tax Administration.