Beware of Child Tax Credit Scams

Identity thieves are using advance payments of the Child Tax Credit as bait to get people to give up their personal information. Share this IRS video with your clients to warn them about scammers posing as the IRS, asking taxpayers to verify their identity for the advance payments. Remind them that IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text, or social media to request personal or financial information.