MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — In July, the Internal Revenue Service began sending the first monthly Child Tax Credit payments to millions of families across the country; the result of one part of a stimulus package passed by congress back in March. Scammers wasted no time trying to use this to their advantage.
“We know its happening and we’re trying to help people avoid losing money to begin with,” North Alabama Better Business Bureau President Elizabeth Garcia said.
Garcia says a new scam is taking hold: con artists trying to take advantage of taxpayers after the IRS began rolling out monthly child tax credit payments.
“The red flag is that it’s unsolicited,” she said.” You receive a call from someone claiming to be from the IRS and saying, ‘hey, you’re eligible for this enhanced child tax credit payment, you need to register’.”
Each family can get up to $300…