IRS warns taxpayers about scams involving fake job offers, tax refunds and pandemic-era health benefits

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Such as stimulus checks, as criminals are leveraging the ongoing health crisis in an attempt to steal personal information.

Scammers continue to manipulate the pandemic to frighten or confuse potential victims into handing over their

Money or personal information, stated IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig in a bulletin he released Monday.

It has been suggested that people verify information using a trusted government website such as

and beware of suspicious calls, text messages and emails promising nonexistent benefits.

The federal government has issued all three authorized rounds of stimulus checks

(formerly known as Economic Impact Payments), and most eligible people have already received their checks.

The agency said thieves are still using stimulus checks to lure victims and pose a continuing threat.

Recovery Rebate Credits were available to people missing stimulus payments on their 2020 or 2021 tax returns.

However, they may still be waiting on their refunds. The IRS has issued 96 million refunds so far this filing season.

You can check the status of a refund via the "Where's My Refund?" online tool or through the IRS2Go app.

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