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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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My roommate got my information and went on line and checked to see if i got my check. Is that illegal?

I completed the irs form and i'm curious to how long the investigation takes?

I need to talk to a real person about my stimulis check being stolen

How do I know if someone is spending my government benefits

@menyceprod I don't know how you got the IRS to do a trace on the telephone. Twice they told me to wait another 5 or 6 weeks for a response and they will let me know. Like yours, my check was for May 1, and never arrived. Informed Delivery photo for it was May 8. Never came. That $1200 would come in handy right now considering this economy. If the checks were cashed, then our mail was intercepted along the way. And I don't think it was mailbox theft. An inside job?

Somonee has stolen my stimulus and I believe they are getting unemployment off me as well

I was supposed to receive stimulus payment on May 22. 14 days later, I received a letter informing me on the amount. After that nothing. I called the number listed at the bottom of the letter, 800-919-9835. They informed me I had to wait 4 weeks. I called back and was transferred to an agent who ran a trace and to have check resent which would take 6 weeks. A week or two went by and I called them again to find out status. The rep informed me that my payment was not sent out as a check but as a debit card. There was nothing she could do to trace it. I had to call EIP, 800-240-8100. When you call this number, you must press the following prompts...1 for english, 2 lost or stolen card, 1 destroyed or lost card. You will be prompted to enter in the last 6 digits of your ss# and then your zip code. I think you are then prompted to press another number on whether card was stolen, lost, or discarded by mistake. Select the one that fits your case. They will ask if you want it fedexed or express shipped. Say yes! It's $17 but you don't have to pay it. I called on June 30 and received my card via Fedex today, 7/3.

I have tried over and over used tools but still no info on my first stimulus I havent recieved yet help

I never received my stimlus I and sac and I was just sounding why I never received my 2700 stimlus pay but when I put t my information in it said wrong information so I need help so I can get my stimlus

@Kashaebear - Claimed to do giveaway, ended up stealing $2000 through Apple Pay. She stopped replying back to me and I want to be refunded for what was mine.

It seems I can find every possible non-receipt scenario except for the one that relates to me: At the time, my husband and I filed jointly in 2018. In 2019 we were divorcing. I had since filed married filing separately. The check, made payable to the both of us was sent to the address on file for 2018 instead of my separate address and tax filing in 2019. My soon to be narcissist of an ex-husband have received the check but won't give me my share...I know everyone have enough on their plates in the midst of Covid-19, racial inequalities, etc., but I think that in order to reduce the possibilities of fraud, unfair holdings etc, certain questions should be asked prior to releasing stimulus funds in order to ensure that funds get into the hands of the people for whom they are intended

My son filed taxes for the kids i have custody of without my knowledge and stole their stimulas checks

How do you report someone that you know is taking someone else's stimulus check?

i am on disability and been waiting on my stimulus payment . from what i was told i did not have to do anything and it would come as my soc. sec. does but after waiting for months i kept trying different things on the get my pay ment . well i put in my wife’s mother’s address and it was sent out in april’s but not to my bank account or addresss . i have not been with my wife for 4 years and she lives with another man and has been . she got 2400.00 $ but tells my son only 1200.00 . she has nothing to do with me in any way and darn sure don’t help me with money or anything so i’m no dependent. I.r.s. told me she got 2400.00$ please help she has took enough already

My mail was stolen and cashed by a family member or was used if it was a credit card either way and I have no way to prove that but I know it already came in July 3rd. What do I do?

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