The agency said it was all a ruse to steal personal information, money and identities.
If you qualify for a tax credit, you will automatically receive a tax credit based on your recent W2.
The IRS says impostors are using phone, e-mail, text messaging and social media scams to target families that qualify for the credit.
Any communication offering to assist with program registration or payment acceleration is fraudulent and it is important not to provide personal information.
The IRS says it will never contact taxpayers via e-mail, text messages or social media channels, and it will not leave pre-recorded, urgent or threatening messages.
You can report online scams and suspected IRS-related scams at IRS.gov.
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