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Do you think your economic impact payment has landed in the hands of an identity thief? You can report it to the FTC and the IRS at the same time. Here’s what to do.

Visit IdentityTheft.gov, the government’s one-stop resource for people to report identity theft and get a personal recovery plan. Click “Get started.” The next page asks, “Which statement best describes our situation?” Click the line that says, “Someone filed a Federal tax return – or claimed an economic stimulus payment – using my information.” You’re on your way.

Logo: Coronavirus Scams: Tips from the FTCIdentityTheft.gov will ask you some questions so that it can complete an IRS Identity Theft Affidavit (IRS Form 14039) for you, and submit it electronically to the IRS. You can include a personal statement too, to tell the IRS details about how your identity was misused to claim your economic impact payment. You also can download a copy of your completed Affidavit for your files. And, IdentityTheft.gov also will give you a recovery plan with steps you can take to help protect yourself from further identity theft.

Use IdentityTheft.gov to report suspected identity theft only. If you have other concerns about your economic impact payment, visit the IRS’s Economic Impact Payment Information Center and Get My Payment Frequently Asked Questions pages for detailed, and frequently-updated, answers to questions. You also can find information here about payments that the IRS may have deposited to an account you don’t recognize.

Whether you’re waiting for your payment, or even if it’s already arrived, keep alert for scammers trying to steal your personal information, your money, or both. Remember, the IRS will not call, text you, email you, or contact you on social media asking for personal or bank account information – even related to the stimulus payments. Also, watch out for emails and texts with attachments or links claiming to have special information about the payments. They’re fake, and they may be phishing for your personal information or might download malware to your computer, tablet, or phone.

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The IRS explains what to do about lost, stolen, destroyed or not-received checks at www.irs.gov/coronavirus in Answer #53.

Here's one my parents 90 and 95 years old recieve social security and retirement have filled and paid 2019 taxes get my payment says card mailed may 15th so mom throws away the plain white envelope with the card so you have to call the card company 2 options type in the card number but since you don't have it you get a hang up call back for lost one 2and option put in last 6 digits of ss number and zip well they have no record of it and hang up irs gives me number for maybe a stop payment and when they answer no voice just a few numbers being pushed then hang up so riddle me this dilemma

The IRS explains what to do about lost, stolen, destroyed or not-received checks at www.irs.gov/coronavirus in Answer #53.

What about a stimulus check that was sent but never arrived? the "Get My Payment" portal showed it sent out May 4th. I don't know if there is identity theft involved but I'm going to do form 14039 anyway as there are no means of recourse for my situation. Wish there was a way to see if the check was cashed.

The IRS explains what to do about lost, stolen, destroyed or not-received checks at www.irs.gov/coronavirus in Answer #53.

Where do I report and check the status a missing check on line? I reported it lost on June 3rd. I can't find the site anymore and wanted to check the status. The last info I had was: Report Form Confirmation - We appreciate you taking the time to provide information that will assist us in improving and strengthening the Internal Revenue Service. The information you provided has been sent to our Complaints Unit via e-mail. - Thank you for your assistance, - TIGTA Complaints Unit

I am having a major issue I can't seem to find help with online. My x boyfriend has received the stimulus checks for both my children he doesnt even care for, nor are we any longer in the same home. Havent been since all of this pandemic started. Bc they went on previous years taxes where I allowed him to file us all on his taxes as I was a stay at home mother at the time. He refuses to give me my children's stimulus money. He isnt even the father of one of my children an NEITHER of my 2 children have been in his care for any of 2020 or most 2019 for that matter. I NEED HELP! Please ! My belief was that, that money was to help pay for what my children may need. This guy doesn't even pay child support. Nothing!! an refuses to give me the stimulus as it was directly deposited into his account.

It says my check was mailed the 22 of may... i also received a letter letting me know i had received it... yet no check! I have called all the numbers given and can’t get anyone! Is it possible it’s still on its way? Has it been stolen? Has anyone been able to talk to someone?! Help please!!

I get the check a s and I. Lost it so wha I have to do to get ather one plz let me know thanks

The IRS explains what to do about lost, stolen, destroyed or not-received checks at ww.irs.gov/coronavirus in Answer #53.

My stimulus payment has been sent to a bank account that I have no connection with. How can I report this

You also can find information here about payments that the IRS may have deposited to an account you don’t recognize.

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I got a letter saying I’m getting a stimulus Debit card or deposit, but I never got either. The letter stated my card was mailed. Someone must have stolen it. How do I resolve this? Was my identity stolen?

My check was stolen. From the mailbox . The person will admit. Just need get the money back now

The IRS explains what to do about lost, stolen, destroyed or not-received checks at www.irs.gov/coronavirus in Answer #53.

I like to report that I did not get my stimulus check but got a letter in the mail , I think someone got the check out of my mailbox need help

I am worried someone else cashed my boyfriend's stimulus check. Is it too late to take action, or could it still be on the way?

I haven't received ANYTHING either . I think sending cards was a big mistake , anyone could be stealing the cards , i hate to say it ,but could also possibly be the mail carriers .

Get my payment says check mailed APRIL 24. Still have not received it or any letter. What should I do?

I set up direct deposit , however I received my $1200, but my two children do not get their money ! How should I report it ?

It's June 14th and the IRS still do not recognize my SSN. I still have not received my stimulus payment. I have direct deposit and I am on disability. I have already filled out the nonfiler form. Still doesn't recognize me and I can't track a payment. Who do I contact. Is the IRS fraudulent?

Been past two month haven't got my stimulus . went to get payment portal and tell they send check april 28th from last address i had in file . . know from last old address usps postal already had my current address so i have got letter forward to mailbox. So if got letter forward to mailbox around april .why haven't got my stimulus yet . i have several times irs told last bank acct i had file reversed back . so they send out check . i spoken with somebody else irs told me fill out form 3911.. Irs need to answer some questions . how can i can now be available to give direct deposit .. Or set up link with customers that have problems not received there stimulus .. Is hassle call them on phone and no answer too .

I had my Stimulus check going into my Chime card and someone from pay pal stole it. No one had my information but me. I couldn't pay my bills cause it got stolen alone with 2 Social Security checks.
I reported this to Chime and they are looking into it and hope they will replace my money. So far haven't heard back from them. Can you please help me?
Thank you, Barbara A Ballenger

stim. check sent to unknown account, on 5/27 on 6/12 rec. letter from white house of deposit. i got nothin what steps do i take, thanks

I was told I didn't have to file for stimulas ck I get ssa but I ended up doing a non filers form and now when I check it says it doesn't reconized my soc sec number, never had that happen before, I went to Jackson Hewitt today and they said the last time I did taxes was 2017 and did not need to file taxes ever again, so I tried the non filers form and it keeps kicking it back saying maybe its a duplicate acct with same soc, Help? I don't know what to do I am entitled to the ck and stand a chance of losing my first new car ever. Thanks

I filed as a non filer on April 20th and got the accepted email. I have not received anything about when to receive my stimulus check and everytime I use the portal it says payment status not available. I know that I qualify 100%. In four days will make 3 months since I filed. Can anyone help?

The IRS explains what to do about lost, stolen, destroyed or not-received checks at www.irs.gov/coronavirus in Answer #53.

If I sent the IRS3911 form, where exactly to send it? I can't findt the address online?

I have moved from Moore about 3 months ago in March my ex roommate call me and told me my Stimlist check is there. She said she mail it back to the sender which us the irs I check on my Stimlist check it said it has been mail. I think my ex roommate took it she won't answer me at all. Can I get help to file a complaint on her

The IRS explains what to do about lost, stolen, destroyed or not-received checks at www.irs.gov/coronavirus in Answer #53.

My stimlas check was stole an cashed by my twin sister the irs said it was sent outmay12020 cashed in vegas i want to file charges who do i talk to

The IRS explains what to do about lost, stolen, destroyed or not-received checks at www.irs.gov/coronavirus in Answer #53.

Okay, FTC staff. I did go to answer 53. It says to call that number, and I did.
But isn't calling that number just a complete waste of time? I've waited for ages just to be disconnected, or if someone does answer (nice folks btw), they switch over to an IRS agent who just says they can't do a trace so just fill out Form 3911 and mail it in.
Yet I also found out the hard way that the IRS has been shut down from reviewing paper mailed tax forms! (at least until recently). So if I fill out and mail Form 3911 how long will the process take, are they currently open, and will I maybe see my check some time next year, if I'm lucky?

My name is Gary Mark Sullivan I am a Jr. And I was living with my sister and her husband and they have an app through the post office. to what ever they got coming in that day they get a picture text. And around April 30 th. ,They got a picture text with my name on the envelope to the pay of me. From the IRS but the check never showed. And that was the first one. I would like to know where my check is and how I go about getting it.

The IRS explains what to do about lost, stolen, destroyed or not-received checks at www.irs.gov/coronavirus in Answer #53.

I did non filer tool April 18. Last week I called to check on statice of my payment. I was informed someone claimed me as a dependent so not true. I did the non filler again and faxed irs a identity theif. When should I get my payment. I'm on s.s.d.i and some did my husband the sameway and he is in stage 4 lung cancer and As so is on s.s.d.i

I received the form 1444 but I never received a stimulus check. On the form I was told what I was supposed to receive but never received it.

Finally, good news and some resolution. Called the 800#, entered 1 for English, and got a person on the line after a long wait. Got switched over, and the nice agent just initiated a trace for my check. She says in 6 weeks I will get an alternative check if the original was not cashed (so it can be cancelled), or if it was cashed, I will receive a claim form to get it resolved. The key is six weeks since initiating a trace.
Regarding those of us who sent in paper forms for 2019 IRS income taxes and who are waiting for refunds on that too, forget it for now, since all of those offices are still closed! No indication when they will re-open. I wish the IRS would have said that earlier in the year when they originally announced we had a three month extension to file ( I thought that was so nice), they were also shutting down IRS paper tax return reviews too! It was not just for our benefit, but theirs too. I erringly thought with fewer paper tax returns coming in, it would go much faster for me. They should have said "everybody gets a 3 month extension because we're shutting down the IRS offices".

My wifes purse was stolen with our stimulus check in it? IRS should see we didn't cash it, how to get a new one

My wife got my check but we are not together we have been separated for a long time

I became aware that a friend that was staying in my apartment (i was in another state at the time) attempted to apply for the stimulus and PUA in my name. I found out when i got home and received something in the mail a few days later stating that the applications had been rejected. Apparently, she put in my birthday incorrectly. My question is; can i still apply for the stimulus and PUA since this person never actually received any money? I had wanted to wait until i was back home to apply, but will i have any issues since someone already ATTEMPTED to apply in my name?
The "friend" was unceremoniously kicked out, btw.

I have not received my stimulus check as of today I am disabled 100% and I pay my bills and live by my self and have been on disability 13 years.where is my check?

My name is Jasmine Hambrick I've received a tax return the last 2 years in a row plus I have 2 kids Jonah,5 and Jayce,1 not to mention I'm 3 months pregnant ......all my info is the exact same as it's been for over 3 years so where's is mine and my babies money??????????!!!!!!!

Latrice id was stolen ii did not get stimilus check dont haveneed to protect mmyself

I lost my paper check on the way to deposit it, What should I do? I emailed and called about it to cancel the check. I haven’t heard back from anyone. What can I do?

If my husband whom I am seperated from got my stimulus check and kept it what do I do about it?

It says my check is being mailed out on may 15th. I still have not gotten it and havehad an issue with neighbors stealing my work checks. How do i find out if that's been stolen or if it just hasn't arrived yet?

Someone claim me on their taxes and use me as false identity stole my stimulus

My childs aunt (father of childs sister) claimed my child on taxes for last two years. We never knew until now. We did identity theft for him against her. We never got his stimulus , she did . . She has been get money for my child for 2 yrs. Smh some ppl.

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