BBB warns of child tax credit scam

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The Better Business Bureau Serving Western Michigan is issuing a warning to watch out for potential scammers trying to take advantage of those who may qualify for the child tax credit.

They warn to watch for impostor scams, with con artists pretending to “help” you get your payments earlier, get more money, or commit identity theft.

The Internal Revenue Service is a commonly impersonated entity in the U.S.

The BBB says Government agencies like the IRS or Social Security Administration will not call, text, DM, or email you.

They ask that you do not give out any personal information, like social security numbers, bank account information, or credit/debit card numbers over the phone or through email.

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