How to protect yourself from Child Tax Credit scams — Scam Guards


CLEVELAND — EDITOR’S NOTE: The video in the player above is from a previous, unrelated story.

The Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division is warning taxpayers about scams involving your Child Tax Credit payments. They say criminals may use those to steal your money and your personal information.

“While millions of American families started receiving the advance Child Tax Credit payments last week, criminals were already looking for innovative tactics to take advantage of unwitting victims,” the IRS said in a press release.

The IRS said taxpayers should be on the lookout for a variety of phone, e-mail, text…

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