Child Tax Credit scam warning as fraudsters pose as IRS to steal personal information and bank account details

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PARENTS have been warned to be aware of scammers trying to steal personal information using the pretense of having to fill out a form to get Child Tax Credit.

The scammers use text messages, emails, phone calls, social media and even a fake IRS website to try to get information including bank account details.

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The IRS has warned taxpayers of these scams since JulyCredit: Getty

The cybercriminals, posing as the IRS, will advise people they have to fill out a form in order to get the Child Tax Credit check.

The form requires you provide all your personal information such as your social security number, date of birth, or banking information.

Scammers may even claim you need to pay a fee in order to complete the form using a gift card or cryptocurrency.

The fraudsters though just want to gain access to your bank account details and steal your money.

IRS will never send an email, text, call you, or use social media to contact you.

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