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FBI and IRS warn public against scams claiming to track your stimulus check

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Posted at 12:23 PM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 20:17:09-04

The FBI, IRS and US Attorney's Office are all warning Americans of scammers already trying to take your stimulus check.

80 million Americans will receive their money this week but for weeks Central Texans have received bogus text messages claiming to get them the money fast.

"The scum that take advantage at a time like this will find the weight of federal law enforcement on them," said US Attorney of the Southern District of Texas Ryan Patrick.

On Thursday, the IRS will allow you to track your stimulus payment on its Coronavirus Tax Relief Page https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payments.

The IRS will not call you to verify payment details. The IRS will not text or email you.

You won't be contacted via social media either. The IRS also urges you not to call them. Most people will not need to take any action.

The IRS says thousands of people have lost millions of dollars and their personal information to tax scams and wants you to be aware.