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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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How do you report someone who is trying to fraudulently collect the stimulus for a child if the parent doesn't qualify for it? Example- a non parent and custodial boyfriend trying to claim a child to qualify for the money.

what if it says my check was mailed on May 1 but I still don't have it as of May 11th

I got a letter stung payment received in the mail for my stimulus check. It says on the irs portal that i will have it mailed out on may 1st and today may 11th i received the letter from the white house arguing your payment was received......I NEVER GOT A CHECK I THE MAIL....bad enough irs been 2 months without unemployment or federal money......i need it.....what did i do now....i can't call the irs. I am searching what to do and i am clueless. I don't know if it's even possible to receive the check after this letter arrived today? I need answers please

Same exact problem word for word for me. Please let me know if you find any solution, and I will do the same for you. Thanks

What if a family member steals your stimulus check ..how much trouble will they be in?

You can report the stolen check and create an IRS affidavit at www.IdentityTheft.gov. Click "Get Started" on the first page. On the next page, click on the green bar that says " someone claimed an economic stimulus payment using my information."

Fill in what you know to create an identity theft report and IRS Identity Theft Affidavit. The system will create a list of steps for what you can do next.

How do we find out if our check was cashed? I see the image of the check in my email from the USPS; but, I don't know who can tell me if it was cashed.

I am on SS disability. Have been waiting for stimulus check it hit me anxious really bad. I have traumatizes of what happened in the past. Someone stole my SS number, bank checking, and using my name for credit card and other more. I pray so hard that not happening because I attempted many time to enter get my payment neither filling non-filer to update. They say not found match wonder what does that means? I attempted several time to do correctly can’t be possible there nothing missing or error address and my SSN. I hope not ID theft. I have to give other week waiting to see if any luck for stimulus check direct deposit into my Direct Express. If not get any luck then that’s possible ID theft for sure.

OUR SO CALLED CHECK WAS SENT OFF ON THE 24TH AND STILL HAVE NOT RECIEVED IT, WE BELIEVE SOMEONE HAD STOLEN IT FROM OUR MAILBOX BUT AGAIN I AM NOT SURE SEEING ALLOT OF PEOPLE HAVEN'T GOTTEN THEM YET.. I WANT TO KNOW HOW TO CONTACT SOMEONE REGARDING THIS ISSUE? IRS IS CLOSED AND IT'S HARD SEARCHING FOR SOMEONE TO CALL ON THE MATTER.. IF ANYONE HAD A CLUE ON WHAT TO DO PLEASE LET ME KNOW?

I received a letter too but I have not gotten a check or a deposit of any sort I have been looking for some one too call as well but everything I look up says the IRS is not taking calls at the moment my letter came yesterday my status on the irs said my check would be mailed on the may 24 the same day this letter was mailed and I have 4 baby’s an one on the way haven’t been able to work so we could definitely use this I have no clue what to do or who to report this too or if someone stole it

I got the letter saying the IRS send my check on 24 of April today is May 13 I'm pretty sure someone else took out my mailbox what do I do im a single dad of two girls 7 and 11 and I was supposed to receive 2200 dollars I'm not getting no unemployment and haven't worked in 2 months what can I do I need my check it really is a terrible thing the IRS don't have a way to replace it or at least report it thanks for not helping out the people that need it the worst IRS

I'll having the same problem!!! Mailed on april 24, nothing yet!! Not sure what to do..

My check was arriving from the post office on 4/24/20. It never got to me and post office is claiming it was mail theft. How can I get my stimulus payment? I requested an online deposit that I provided the IRS with and paper check was sent.

My check was arriving from the post office on 4/24/20. It never got to me and post office is claiming it was mail theft. How can I get my stimulus payment? I requested an online deposit that I provided the IRS with and paper check was sent. I saw the scan from Informed Delivery through USPS with correct mailing address. Check never arrived and is gone.

This is crazy I got the inpact latter from the White House yesterday I have been looking for way to report that I didn’t not receive no such check my status was it would be mailed April 24 same day they sent this letter I’m confused if it was stolen or still in the mail some where the IRS isn’t taking calls at this time and I have know clue who to call I have four baby’s and one on the way and have not been able to work God knows we could use it!!! If anyone has any clue who to contact about this please let me know

The IRS website said they mailed my Stimulus check on May 1st to my tax office Independence tax service . Every time I call the tax office they say that they can't get into the mailbox and the only person that can get in the mailbox is out of town, I call them every day and they keep giving me the runaround. They told me that the manager would be in today but she never showed up and they don't have any idea when she would be back. I have bills that are due and could really use that money. What should I do?

I recieved a letter yesterday stating that my 1200 was deposited by direct because I'm SSI. But I did not receive it. I thought the money comes first and then the letter comes 15 days later. What do I do? I tried calling the number they give you,I tried going on the website but all it keeps saying is the information I entered doesn't match their records. Anyone have any suggestions it would greatly be appreciated. Thank you!

How do I report that a person collected and used money that should have gone to another person? My family is in need of information

Saw stimulus check on USPS Informed Delivery on April 30th. It never arrived that day. It is now May 13th and still no check, but all my other mail has been delivered promptly. I called USPS, but they don’t care even though it was in their possession last. I have a locked box in a secured building so this was not stolen from my mailbox. Went missing somewhere internally at USPS. How do I get any help?

You can report mail theft to the US Postal Service. Start on this page by clicking “Where is my package” even if you are asking about a missing letter. Give as much information as you can in the report.

You can also report your experience to your state Attorney General. This page lists all state Attorneys General.

Okay; I've filed the report. But, how do I let the government know so they can issue a new check? I don't see any answers here from FTC to help us. Step 1, step 2, etc.
I have the scanned image of the check from USPS; I've filed a complaint. Now what?

I received a letter saying my check had arrived but, I have never received my check. said it was sent on 4-24-2020 today is may 13th

same here

Trying to track down a check for my elderly grandmother. The online portal said the check should've gone out 4/24 (we still have not gotten anything). What should we do? It looks like many others on this site are experiencing the same thing with regards to the 4/24 mail-out date. Thanks.

What do I for a stimulus check that was sent in both my name and my husband's name? He took off with and how could he cash it without me being there also?? Help me please.

You can report a stolen check and create an IRS affidavit at www.IdentityTheft.gov. Click "Get Started" on the first page. On the next page, click on the green bar that says " someone claimed an economic stimulus payment using my information."

Fill in what you know to create an identity theft report and IRS Identity Theft Affidavit. The system will create a list of steps for what you can do next.

I recieved my white house conformation letter but not the check. I went online to the IRS "get my payment app" and it says it was mailed April 24,2020. Is it just delayed or has someone stolen it??

Me too!! So confused!!

The same thing happened to me. I got the letter dated April 24th. in mid-May. Get My Payment said it sent a check on April 24th but it never arrived. No one answers the phone on the newly created hot line and I haven't seen anything procedure to report this problem.

I never received my stimulus check ever since they start giving them out,i put my bank information in on may 2 and it is may 13 and the site is still saying once payment date is available we will update your payment and I never received a check in the mail,so is it ok to assume someone has taken mine? Because it says I am eligible for one

My husband lost our stimulus check, we believe it went through the wash. Are we eligible to get a replacement check? If yes then what is the process? I cannot find an answer after several internet searches.

Did u ever find a answer to your question? I washed a friends check and we cannot figure out what to do either.

No I have not. My accountant told me too enter my bank information so they can direct deposit however know one at the IRS answering phones and no response from this sight. I'm guessing I'll have to wait until they re open the IRS. It really sucks but I don't think there is anything more we can do.

I checked get my payment and they save my stimulus check would have been deposit on the 30th and to my bank account I haven't seen it showing up in my bank account yet I don't know what to do how do I check to make sure no one installed it cuz I talked to my bank and they say they haven't seen where it was deposited but on the website it says it was deposited

Same thing with me. Letter and site says it was deposited. Bank has no clue. Do you owe child support??

Get my payment said mine would be deposited 5/13/2020 and this is 5/29/2020 bank says has not come to them and still no check I do not know what to do the phone # they supply is just a recording of what is on the IRS. Gov web page

yes they mailed mine and my boyfriends out on the 24th. He got his on the 27th and I never got mine. Recieved the letters 15 days later and there is no information on what to do if your check has been stolen. I do not know what to do or who to call.

I don't know what to do. I still haven't received my stimulus check. It says that it was mailed out on the 24th of April well everyone I know says they got it the next day. When there's said it was mailed out on the 24th. Mine said it was going to an old address of mine. Well the people that lived there said it never came there. It possibly could be been forwarded to a newer address but I don't live there either. What I'm thinking is it either got sent back or someone stole it from the mailbox. I can't find out how to find it. The irs is closed so I can't contact them. And I've been looking online to try and find a way. Please if anybody knows what to do let me know thank you

I haven't received any stimulus check yet, and believe someone cashed it ... I have no bank account, since February....

My nephew, went to H&R Block. They were helping people apply for a stimulus check. The IRS rejected his application. He thinks his identity was stolen. What can he do about this?

I am Charles Walker i put in a identity theft

My city was wrong on my tax return and the portal says my stimulus was mailed on the 24th of April what are the actions that I need to take to get my stimulus now because even when I put the address in on Google it goes directly to my address and I still havent got nothing in the mail

check was scheduled to be mailed on May 4, 2020, but I still have not received it.

Same here irs portal says check mailed out 5/4 but its 5/15 and still nothing whats going on and what are we suposed to do about this. If anyone receives theirs in mail please update and let us still waiting know please thanks I'm in spokane washington.

I checked the wheres my stimulus and it said my check was mailed May 1st. However I have not received it. Why?

I'm facing the same problem. I see a lot of checks from April 24th have not reached the addresses. Is it the problem with the checks they sent out on that particular date ? I don't feel so many checks from the same date would get stolen.

Exactly! I have noticed a lot of the people complaining about lost / stolen checks were the wave that "supposedly" got scheduled to go out on April 24. Maybe they were never sent to begin with, but they had to put a date to ease people who have been complaining about the website issuing "information Not Available" and to deflect media attention. It does not take 3 weeks to mail a letter within the US. They need to open up a customer service hotline to answer people's inquiries and put a trace on the promised checks.

Going through the same got the letter but not the check and mine was mailed out on the 24th of April

My stimulis check was stolen out of my mailbox I have filed out the form and sent the police report to the irs how long do I havw to wait to get another stimulus check

You can report the stolen check and create an IRS affidavit at www.IdentityTheft.gov. Click "Get Started" on the first page. On the next page, click on the green bar that says " someone claimed an economic stimulus payment using my information."

Fill in what you know to create an identity theft report and IRS Identity Theft Affidavit. The system will create a list of steps for what you can do next.

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