Waiting for your Stimulus Check? Watch out for Scammers

Heads Up: In a recent article I read, it was brought to my attention that there is trouble brewing in the processing of your stimulus checks. The IRS claims that they are receiving several calls and emails of "scammers" trying to get YOUR Social Security Numbers. As if you didn't have enough problems with the IRS, now other people are getting involved and trying to take your money!

The email that taxpayers all over the country are getting states "2008 Economic Stimulus Refund" and it tells recipients to click on a link and fill out a form. It further states that by doing this you can put your check into a direct deposit account.

Remember, you do NOT have to fill out a separate form in order to receive a stimulus check. All you have to do is file on time, and meet the other requirements.

Be warned! If you receive a sketchy email or phone call concerning your tax information, you can report it to the IRS by visiting www.irs.gov or by emailing them at Phishing@irs.gov. The IRS should NOT be calling you to obtain, or give out information on your taxes. It is all done through mail and/or direct deposit.

Now you've got the smoking gun...Use It!