The IRS is warning taxpayers to beware of phone, email, text message, and social media scams targeting families who are eligible for the child tax credit. Scammers are offering assistance with the new portals and stating that they can "speed up the monthly payments."
If you receive unsolicited calls or messages, do not provide personal information, click on links, or open attachments. This may lead to money loss, tax-related fraud, and identity theft. The IRS will never contact you through email, text messages, or social media.
Summer Tax Scams
The Michigan Department of Treasury is asking residents to remain alert for scammers impersonating tax officials.
Remember, the Treasury Department will not:
- Demand immediate payment using specific payment methods (i.e., prepaid debit cards)
- Threaten to call law enforcement
- Threaten to seize property
- Demand payment without the opportunity to appeal
- Ask for payment information over the phone