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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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Will the reporting be separated for refund and stimulus id theft data, or will they be combined and assumed to be 1 type vs. the other based on the timing of the reporting by the victim?

Whether you want to report identity theft involving your tax refund, or identity theft involving your stimulus payment, the IRS requires you to complete an IRS Identity Theft Affidavit (IRS Form 14039) to report the fraud.

When you fill out IRS Form 14039, you can say whether you’re reporting tax refund fraud or stimulus payment fraud. The IdentityTheft.gov system will take you through the steps to fill out the IRS Form 14039, and it will send the completed form to the IRS electronically for you.

I would like to know where my stimulus check is at?

I I'm on Social Security SSDI I was supposed to receive my check early in the month of May I haven't received my check and I believe somebody may have stolen my identity to receive my check because I can't get through to the IRS so I don't know if they still processing a check for me or not but according to according to the website or the portal or the online portal they are saying that they don't have any information on my status can you help me

I am on ssi and ssa and still didnt get stimulus check

Were my stumulas check. All info is up-to-date

Me too. I’m on SSA. I enter many time to track get my payment showing my information doesn’t match to our record wondering what does that means. I still not received stimulus check yet.

I am on Social Security and filed 2018 taxes and 2019 not due till 7/15. When I go to “Get my payment” it says I qualify but when I put in banking info (same for past 11 years) it says the info does not agree with their records. It is 6/25 and I have not received payment. I have called the suggested phone numbers and to no avail — no help. What should I do, contact my congressman?

Same problem when I first tried to get my payment with the IRS and you have to enter in the debit /credit card number that you used the last time you filed your taxes

I did not receive the previous payment of 1200 dollars stimulus and the current 600 dollar payment i am a citizen since 1986 and have work history for 40 years i file for retirement benefit in August 2020 i received my first retirement benefit Dec 31 2020 but not my stimulus cheque why i am treated differently there shouldn't be double standard

I am on ssdi and have not received my stimulus check. I believe it had been stolen

Im on SSDI also. I never could get thru the portal to find out if and when I was receiving it. Just last week, a letter arrived from DJT, then another letter arrived saying my check went to child support arrears. They took the entire check.

Can you please tell me who you received both letters from please?
Also, your comments are posted on June 22,2020.
Was it the week before that date, you rec'd both letters? Tyvm

Fill out the affidavit for fraud and tell them when u make a statement exactly what is going on. My check was stolen too and they are sending one in 2 days. Took about 3 weeks to get notification.. I'm very impressed with the handling of this situation...

Mine was stole to i did the affidavit and did explain what happened and i havent gotten any thing or notified . And it says you couldnt set up direct deposit on this one well the person who ever it was that stole it did into my own chash app acount and some how it was deposited 5 days before it said it was to be thats what made me see what was going on because i knew i did not set up direct deposit cause the first 2 i got in the mail . Now its been over 3 weeks and have not heard a thing about it . I am so upset about this and i cant call them about it either i dont know what to do . Or who to talk to about it

On ssdI, check was mailed in May to a designated address, but was never told that I got the check.. I'm afraid that it went to someone I was supposed to be trusted, but I never got a penny.. Some dispeckable person stole my check and cashed it..
Is there anything I can do ?

Hey im almost in the same boat. My ex was my payee and she got my stimulus after I moved out. Did the trace payment thing and discovered she did receive and cashed it and never said anything. Now I need to find out who to contact about her doing this.

Did you get you money and did you find out who stole it ? Mine was sent to a friend address that I trust but now im not sure I still have not got it?

I had to go through this. It means you want be receiving a stimulus check. So you need to do the form 14039 and 5then go in the IRS portal and do a simple tax return

Same in eastern nc. . Irs says it Mailed out on Gmail but nothing whats up with this????

it says on the get my payment portal, that my check was mailed out on May 4th. Well 3 weeks later I get the letter you're supposed to receive, after you get your check. I call the IRS # and the lady said you have to wait 4 weeks to report it lost. I'm calling back in a week. Who knows how long it's gonna take to get my check now?

I am in the same situation as you! But I call the IRS and they don’t even answer the phone. Can I ask what number did you call to talk to them?

What number did you call to talk with an IRS representative

I used 18008291040 and they helped me... I'm waiting on them to trace my lost or stolen check which will take up to 6 weeks I was told!!! That's what I don't like...

My stimulus check was stolen as well and i sent in the replacement check form over 2 months ago and still didnt get a letter a call a text a email a nothing

My stimulus2 was direct deposited in the GO2bank I checked on it plenty of times by using my SSN and DOB I lost my card a new one was supposed to be sent to me but I never received it and when I checked on again using my SSN and DOB it was gone. Can anyone help me?

Which number did you call? Mine was sent out on the 1st and I haven’t received it and I can’t find a number to call that has the option to speak to a live representative.

What number did you call.I only get recordings.

What number did you call I can’t get anyone on the phone

I have yet to receive my check but I have received the confirmation letter and the "Get my payment app" says my check was mailed May 1st, so I'm assuming my check has been lost or tossed away as junk mail, I cant get through to a live representative with any of the numbers provided- I just need to speak to a live rep, to figure out where my check is

what irs number did you call

Someone is stealing i haven't got a single stimulus payment or my tax refund now im about to get evicted i dont know what else to do i have not got anything who is stealing from me

What number did you call ?

The number to call is 800 919 9835. The same number on the letter. That number was not manned (politically incorrect?) before but a later comment by 1gmilk in this board said that it has a life person now. I tried today and it went through. I did not understand why previous people commenting just said that they talked to someone but silence when someone keep on asking to provide the number. Like they want to rub it to your face. Good luck.

Mines said since April 29 mailed out n nothing yet they apparently put a track on it n if I don’t get it in the mail in 4-6 weeks then I can file for fraud on who ever point is if it hasn’t been cashed yet they replace it with another one in the mail

One of my" friends " heidi brown helped me with filling out for my stimulus money and then she changed all of my info to her info leaveing it in my name but to her bank card and she reseved ir on may 8th 2020 and thwn she told me she spent it all how can i get her to pay it back or how can i get a replasment check on this money she stole ?

If you think an identity thief got your stimulus payment, 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 filed a Federal tax return - or 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.

My identity was stolen as someone filed 2019 as us as well as our first stimulus was deposited to their bank account. We filled out all the forms last year when the taxes were done and still have no money for either. What next??

I think someone has direct deposited my stimulus check

A known person has admitted to me that she took my stimulus check and is now broke .She helped with my taxes and used her bank account to receive my empact money none as my stimulus check .what can I do to get money put on turbo card sent to me and this woman for theft and furgeing my money she claimed.

I also had a girl do turbo taxes for me and got my stimulus check and would not give me any of it I have filed 3911 and 8211 for change of address and to start a trace and contacted identity theft and the inspector general of the Treasury Department and still, I don't know anything about it so what can I do

hi, something similar happened to me, my brother help me claim my kids and he kept half of the returned tax money and also the stimulus checks... have you got your money back , or did a police report or something ? i need help don't know what to do

Did you get your money back??I hope so.I would call the IRS on him!

Did you find anything out? My little sister's boyfriends mom claimed her and her daughter. My sister got none of the 2800 dollar stimulus that she was supposed to receive. They didn't give her a dime

I lived in la habra orange county, someone stole my stimulus check and Account's...

I had a similar incident . What happened? What was the aftermath of someone stealing your stimulus ? Where u ever able to figure out who did it ? Because I really think someone may have stole mine , a family member who roommates with me . Advise ?

My stimulus payment went into someone elses account not mine what do i do and i had a child on mine so i didnt get nothing at all which sucks for me

The IRS has information about what to do if a payment is sent to an account you don’t recognize.

Same with mine, wrong account. The link to the IRS website does not help. This is not an account from someone who prepared my tax return. How can it be tracked down?

My ex took the stimulus check eventho i had updated my direct deposit info & receive my Ss check by direct deposit. Pls help.

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