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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. 

Updated link added on April 21, 2020.

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I'm 66yrd old and on SS retirement and I make less than $12,000 a year. I still haven't received a Stimulus money on my Direct Express card, will i.

Still have not received my stimulus check. How do I find the status of my check? I have tried the Pament options on IRS website but they will not take my bank account information due to being a pre paid account.

I'm on SSI and ssa and I haven't got my check yet

I have a below poverty level making $230 a month with an autistic toddler and I owe back child support only because my ex filed for back child support while I was homeless living on the street. I was homeless for three years I just now got my own place with my son and I am trying to pull myself out of poverty. I understand that I owe back child support I have really no issue with that but I didn't even get the money for my son and now they're talking about a second round of payments and I'm wondering if I'm going to miss out on that one too because of Child Support. My son deserves to be able to get ahead and the only way we're going to do that is if we get the stimulus payments because we are stuck where we are because we have no way to have forward momentum. We have no car we have no family, we have nobody. If anybody needs that money it's us and people like us. I haven't paid my child support because I don't have the money. I'm not a deadbeat. Are they going to take this second check too?

I'm on Social Security and still have not yet received my stimulus check every time I go and check check my payment tells me the same thing . I filed on the free file web site so the irs will have my bank account direct deposit . I thought it would speed things up for me to get my check. I just can't find anything out there that states how much longer it will be before the people who have not received their checks yet when will we get it

I recieved the following notice: Jan 15th |IN YOUR FILE: OLD 2019 Payment This is our 2nd attempt to reach out to you, Member. A huge relief payment from 2019 may still be OWED to you. Discover just how much is waiting in your file and request it while there is still time.
Is this legit and how do I collect it

Am on SSDI and I pay 100.00back child support,can I get a coronvairus check

But whst are you doing with those that have been fsksly claimed. Im 45 have my own dependents. What gives been trying over month , mailed info, submitted.. etc n still Help

Mad my check got send back too irs trying too get it put on my card

I'm sennior and I don't file tax anymore because my income it is very low. But my brother carried me as dependent on his tax. Can I get my stimulus check? If they don't give somes people like me in very poor life I will don't voted on thema.

Ssi still haven’t my check yet, It feels like the don’t even care about us on ssi or any disability category. Direct express card says mid may we Almost at the end of the month and nothing it’s all a lie.

i am on ssi but still have not recived my Ecanomic stimulus payment. i also recived a non filers code what do i do with it?

How do I get my check .I was in jail can someone else check for me the response was it said I was being used as someone's dependent or spouse so someone is already got my check I'm trying to find out help

I get s.s.d and married I got 1200 but wife didnt

Why did I only receive $1,200 and I have a ten-year-old I should have received1500.00

I have Direct Express but i can't get in to my card . Can you please send me a paper check so I can pay my bills. Direct Express is not picking up the phone's at all , I don't want thier card no longer it has been a problem. I live on one check a month please help me.

If the government is helping during the Corona virus epidemic, it's to help with Bill's during this rough time. But you already knew that the stimulas package was part of your meeting to consider helping us Americans out. Right? But the money given goes back into money you loaned to child support, automatically gives your money back to you. So what good did it do me? I'm suffering to in this situation. But send a stimulas check to assist me. Knowing you would would garnersherr it.. planned and played to help the government. Right?

what about someone who just wants a portion of the check received in exchange of giving out information on how to get the check? This was a youtube ad. still a scammer?

Other seniors, more or less my age (87) and even younger have received the stimulus, it means that I do not posses the requisites to receive this stimulus?

I received stimulus letter stating that O would be receiving the 1200.00 dollars and the date the check was mailed. Never received check, even though post office showed on the app that it was scheduled to be delivered. Post office has no way to track my check to see where it is, nor can you call the IRS to ask for help. What are we to do??? Please help...

So if child support can take your stimulus check how is that putting money back in are pockets. i understand them taken from are checks from us working but not are hole stimulus check and out of are work check too that not right.and my child support is being taken not from my ex-husband but from his exwife i owe too ive paid off the the child support now its the interest thay are collecting and thay still plane on taken my kids check and my stimulus check again. I can understand taken my check but my youngest that has nothing to do with my child supoort. I just dont understand how thay can take what ever thay want and not want to work with you on anything

I have not got my first stimulus check and can you tell me when will they send out for the SSDI social security

In view of the stimulus money being sent out, I feel it is Wrong to leave out people who are listed as dependents on another person tax return. If the person doesn't have the means to live on their own, then certainly they need the $ much more to get on their feet. If the person could live on their own they wouldn't have to be claimed by another. Just a comment I had to vent.

When will SSI benefit payee's recieve their stimulus payment. I was accepted by irs for stimulus April 11 2020. And still havent recieved payment.

My son that is 20 year old on ssi and still haven't got it stimulus check

Ok I'm on SSI and got paid on the 16th of last month and will I get it this month as well????

Wondering if my stimulus check will ever come? Its for me and my 3 children..The worthless portal from day 1 has said, "Payment status not available" its super annoying..Get it together!!

I would like to know why unemployment filer's get $600 extra a month and people like me that are on total disability and make less than $750 a month only received one check of $1200

I just need to find out is just in case someone signs my name on checks that has my name on it.

How can i cash my stem check without an id..im homeless and don't have one,my mom tried at her bank and they wouldnt do it even tho i signed it over to her..please help

The sooner we are able to see facts the better we will be able to determine a scam

Thank's for helping me I don't understant to much of this but I haven recive not even the firt stimulant check please help me I'm in need thak you very much in anything you be able to help me very appreciate keila crego

I get ssi and I have a Diet Express card and I have not got my stimulus check

Both my mother and I got our stimulus check in the mail. We are both on social security and have our checks directly deposited into our bank accounts. I heard that if we have our checks directly deposited then our stimulus check will be directly deposited. Ours weren't. As I said before we got ours in the mail. I don't know if this helps anybody but I thought it might help.

I am married and filing jointly , my adjusted gross income is 164,000 dollars and my wife does not work . Will I receive a stimulus check?

I get 1,000.00 a month alimony, That is my only income. I have never worked outside of the home. I have always cared for children. I am not on public aid. I filled out a non- filers form. I did not receive a stimulus check. What should I do?

My amazing wife to be was hit by a car wile riding her bike, crazy I know, anyways I take care of her happly 25/7 witch ends my job,my question is if I owe child support will I get any of my stimulus money?

My daughter applied for help, she owed child support, but she is now on government aid, she has 2 children ages 2 and under, her check was taken by the government for child support, she is struggling, her rent is 400 a month her check is 500, she cannot go working because of her children and the dangers of exposure to covid, what happened is, we didn't include her newborn baby at the time we applied, because babies are not counted on income tax returns till the next year, her child support is not very high, $5000. I wish they would look at cases like this to ensure people get the help they need.

Where can you find out and report if your company got the employee payroll support bonus and they gave employees NOTHING?

Kim
Hi, My Mom and Dad get the check together, but now my Dad not here, how my Mom can het device that check?
Thanks.

I was release from prison this March 2020 and i just need to know do i still quilfy for that first stimulus payment and the second one because if i do i need you guys to know i never did recieve the first one and what can i do to recieve them because every since i been release from prison ive been denied all kinds of resoures and i do have a disability i cant get a loan nowhere and ive been homeless with my social security benefits aint helping me out at all they are taking almost everything i owe while beening in prison what esle can i do to get help with resoures

Just go to where's my payment and type in your information. You should still qualify because payment wasn't released until April 2020. Or go to non filers and enter information

Im on ssi and didnt receive a stimulous check cause I didnt ask someone else to claim me but they did I dont. File cause of the pandemic. I dont think its fair I dont get a check. I. Thought every american would get a check.dont sound fair to me .Im one of the lowests of income at 758.00 a month.

You need to contact the IRS ASAP and let them know that someone is claimed you that did not have permission to so that you can receive your stimulus check there is a lot of people out here claiming the elderly on their income tax and now that the stimulus is here it is showing that people are being claimed

I am losing everything I have power going to get cut off getting kicked out of my house cuz I cannot pay my bills the government has never sent me a check I need to know how to get that check done everything I can

i think the $40,000 amount for stimulas package is wrong should stay the same as last time example my husband just retired after 55 yrs and now our income is only his social security and now we will get WAY LESS to live on and if the amount go to $40,ooo or less we will not get it cause U PEOPLE will go by yearly income and that is NOT FAIR. it will hurt alot of people PLease keep it the way it was Thank you

I am a employed nineteen year old, not a student. Filed my own 2019 taxes, but have not received my first stimilus check and my parents did not. Why, the IRS website is non responding to me

My husband and I are both disabled but have legal guardianship of two grandchildren we were not approved for the dependents stimulus check we filed non filer

I do I go about changing some things am separated from my husband

Could someone be making those directexpress cards?

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