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DEFENDERS: IRS warns about stimulus check scam

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

The Internal Revenue Service is warning about a new wave of COVID-19 related scams regarding stimulus checks.

The IRS says scammers are contacting people trying to get them to verify personal or financial information before issuing an economic impact payment.

The IRS says it will not contact you to request any personal or financial information before issuing a stimulus check.

The IRS also wants to remind people that it will not send unsolicited texts or emails, call people with threats of jail time or lawsuits and demand tax payments on gift cards.

You can always check out the IRS website for more information on how stimulus checks are going out and the status of yours if you haven't received it yet.

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Deborah Kendrick

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