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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: We’re doing our best to stop these scammers in their tracks, and your report will help.

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Updated link added on April 21, 2020.


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

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

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

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 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?


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