NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Parents who qualified for the federal government’s expanded child tax credit are now being targeted by scammers.
New Jersey’s Office of Homeland Security said Monday it’s already received more than a dozen complaints, CBS2’s Lisa Rozner reported.
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Jasmine Morrison of Newark received $500 last month. It was money she sorely needed to support her two kids, ages 7 and 11.
“The grocery bills being pretty significant,” Morrison said.
She’s one of many New Jerseyans the state says are being targeted by scammers who ask for personal information in order to continue receiving the expanded monthly child tax credits.
“The minute you hear, ‘We’re calling to inform you that you’re behind on your taxes.’ You just are like, ‘No, no no.’ And you hang up,” said Morrison.