Taxpayers are being warned to watch out for scam calls and emails related to phony 2022 economic stimulus payments as tax season begins.
Scammers are posing as government workers and contacting taxpayers, claiming that they can help them claim their missing stimulus payment on their 2022 taxes.
They then ask for personal information such as bank account or social security numbers.
However, there were no such stimulus payouts in 2022, as they had ended in 2021.
Experts advise that if you receive such a call or email, you should ignore it and report it to the IRS and the Federal Trade Commission to help stop these scams.