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Please visit Coronavirus stimulus payment scams: What you need to know for the most recent information.

As the Coronavirus takes a growing toll on people’s pocketbooks, there are reports that the government will soon be sending money by check or direct deposit to each of us. The details are still being worked out, but there are a few really important things to know, no matter what this looks like.

1. The government will not ask you to pay anything up front to get this money. No fees. No charges. No nothing.

2. The government will not call to ask for your Social Security number, bank account, or credit card number. Anyone who does is a scammer.

3. These reports of checks aren’t yet a reality. Anyone who tells you they can get you the money now is a scammer.

Look, normally we’d wait to know what the payment plan looks like before we put out a message like this. But these aren’t normal times. And we predict that the scammers are gearing up to take advantage of this.

So, remember: no matter what this payment winds up being, only scammers will ask you to pay to get it. If you spot one of these scams, please tell the Federal Trade Commission: www.ftc.gov/complaint. We’re doing our best to stop these scammers in their tracks, and your report will help.

Keep up to date with the latest Coronavirus-related scams at www.ftc.gov/coronavirus or by signing up to get these consumer alerts. 

Watch these videos for more tips on how to avoid ecomonic impact payment scams:

FTC tips to avoid economic impact payment scams

Updated link added on April 21, 2020.

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I didnt file taxes but get food stamps do i still get check

I’m disabled w/cancer widow poor will I get stimulus check??

I recieve an L&I pension,wanting to know if I will be getting a stimulus check

How many times will we get this stimulus money?

I am married and I get $783.00 in ssi is my only income we don't have any children will i have to file a non filers app just to get the coronavirus check

How do you get pin # to file taxes if you don't have credit card or phone in your name?

I received SSDI since 2008 .From Social Security.I don't File Taxes.Cause Iam Disabled WHEN do i expect My Stimulus Check.THEY SAID NO LATER THEN May.Does that means .like next wk .

I WANT TO KNOW IF WE ARE GOING TO GET OUR CHECK 1,200 NEXT MONTH. I SURELY WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THIS.

When will I get my Steamlees package

Still haven't received my stimulus check. I use my direct deposit information instead of what was on my tax return. When will it arrive.

How do I get my check. Do not file income tax

I am trying to find out about my stimulus payment and I keep getting status not available I would like to know what is wrong

My 2018 tax return—- I received a refund that went direct deposit. When I enter my info to the irs.gov they are telling me that my info does not match their info? I am retired from the federal government and I receive ss and gov retirement which are both direct deposit. As of today I have not received the stimulus check?

I'm on ssdi disability . I have not received a stimlous check . I have che che he'd my direct express daily .when will I get it

Why haven’t I received a stimulus check? I have been on disability for years yet when I sign in to get a check it just keeps saying in info for me. I need this for groceries so badly.

I think it's really unfair that the US Treasury and the federal government things that Social Security representative beneficiaries anybody on SSI does not deserve to have their money now considering that they are in need of food and to pay their bills as well as people that's working I think it's very unfair that everybody has to wait until met some time to receive their stimulus money

I have a netspend account will I still get my stimulus checked deposit to my card or will it be mailed ?

On April 20, the Social Security Administration said if you get Social Security retirement, survivors, or disability benefits, or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you don't need to take any action with the IRS.

Social Security said "You will automatically get your $1,200 economic impact payment directly from the IRS. You should receive the automatic payments by direct deposit, Direct Express debit card, or by paper check, just as you would normally receive your Social Security benefits."

I have a direct express card...what day should I expect my stimulas? My landlord is about to kick me out. I need a definite day to tell her.

It would be a very bad Idea for your landlord to try and evict you right now since they have set up protection again evictions and foreclosure during this pandemic. Also protection from landlords taking entire stimulus for back rent. In fact it appears that the only people unable to get help to survive are those owing back child support apparently that makes you worse than any other debtor in the country and makes your life worthless God Bless America where your lives matter......unless you owe back child support.

I've filed my taxes for 2019 and received both the fed and state tax returns before March, but still haven't received my stimulus, I know I haven't been claimed on anyone else's taxes, the IRS website said my payment status is still unavailable. How can I check/track my stimulus, if it is available?

I claimed my mother on my income tax in 2018 but not in 2019 because she moved, will she qualify for a stimulus check?

hello I am legally blind and I am on disability I receive social security check will I receive a stimulant check

Will people that are unable to work due to cancer or other life threatening illnesses and are not on disability or ssi be eligible to recieve the stimulas check? Nothing is being presented on this during any discussion or being addressed at all.

The IRS has questions and answers about who is eligible for a payment, what to do to get a payment, and much more. 

OK it is April 23, 2020. When should I expect my check? I have pension check auto deposited. Will my extra check be auto deposited into my bank account? Thank you

I get permanent disability through bwc workmens comp will I get a stimulus check?

Can I sign my check over to my mother because I lost my I'd and so not have a bank account currently

Am 44 disable single father going thow a hard time will I be getting a check. Alex tk u

Im on ssi an ssdi im married but im the only one with income atm dont knw how to do the online thing the get my payment app says my money should be there today but it also says a diffrent acct number an i cant get intouch with my card company to find out any info can someone please help me figuer this out

All of you yes, if you recieve benefits on the Direct Express, then that's how the stimulus will come, if you still get a paper check (gov is requiring all benefit recipients switch to this card soon.)

It's kind of ridiculous been waiting for weeks first they tell me to put my direct deposit information that now they're mailing it to me not working very hard to pay any bills

I receive social security each month direct deposit. I do not have to file income tax. I have not received my stimulus check. Is there a problem?

What about people who aren’t working due to maternity leave? I took the school year off yet they are basing my stimulus check on last years income. I currently have no paycheck or source of income. My husband pays for everything and he is out on disability this year.

Will my rep payee get my stimulus check or will my debit card show money because it’s the IRS payment

Can you help me with an email or phone number to contact to know the reason for the delay of my stimulus check, because i got an email from the bank I closed few months ago saying the check is there me getting there the guy at the bank did helped me checked and said nothing has come in, pls is there anything i can do to get this real quick cuz I’m really in need of it

I am on Sadi and I have a payee rep’ where will my check be mailed to?

I've had identity theft 2 credit cards I never recieved or used at one time I had recieved a letter from child support but never said I owed or had to pay them after I got out of prison is this going to stop me from receiving stimulus check I'm homeless now two weeks it been]

Totally annoyed with this government. My granddaughter claim me on her taxes and I'm 68 years old and do not live with her nor does she support me why am I not eligible for stimulus when I need the money desperately other people are getting it you don't need it please come to my rescue

I read we will get it in our direct express card but don't know when lots of people have received theirs already I have not I only get 823.00 month I filled out the update info but i don't got to do a tax return but I put down what I got from s SSDI last year I hope it doesn't mess mine up any info on this Thank You

Itreally dont make any sense why ss just didnt pay everyone and gov reimbursed them back would of been hole lot faster and easier . Ssd nonfilers still awaiting there payments. Here it is the 25 and still fumbling there fingers . They dont care there not fooling anyone , all there doing is messing with everyones heads on top of all that we have to worry about now days . Could have gotten it long time ago the easy way

Every time i call direct express about stimnless check they know nothing

Everyone was suppose to received $1,200.00--I got $900.00 the first day they issued these. I am retired, 77, earned under $10,00.00 as a substitute teacher. Can anyone explain this?

Why are some of the people on SSI an SSD gotten there stemless money either by check or direct deposed on there card an some of us didn't .

I used my savings account for my refund but my bank is kicking back my stimulus payment because the IRS is calling it a checking account! The account number is correct but it’s a savings account not a checking account! THIS IS CRAZY AND NOTHING I CAN DO ABOUT IT. I don’t even live at the address on file anymore and I need this money now !!

I heard on tv today more stimulus checks are going out momentarily to people on social security

Is it great that banks will not or they are charging crazy amounts to cash stimulus checks I work at a title pawn people are calling every were to cash these check

Im on disability and wondering when check will be on my direct express . its still not here how do u get answers when so many of us need the money and was put last

My son is in jail how does he get his checkstimulus check can I apply for him

For those of us that filled electronically in mid January through turbo tax & set up direct deposit to MY bank account and did my fiance taxes same way & direct deposit to my bank acount he wanted since he dont have an account. We've both recieved both our tax refunds & he recieved his stimulus check direct deposited like our refunds both were plus $ for OUR KIDS BUT I HAVEN'T received MY stimulus check yet and had a lower income then his income was for 2019. The IRS tool wont bring up my information so where or when do I expect to recieve my stimulus$ direct deposited????

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