first_imgStatewide—With the reported forthcoming economic impact payments (commonly referred to as stimulus checks), there are those who will attempt to take advantage of you and the situation. Scammers never allow a crisis go to waste.For that reason, the Indiana State Police would caution all citizens to be ever vigilant in protecting your personal information to avoid being scammed.  Here are a few facts from the Internal Revenue Service that every Hoosier should know;On March 30th, The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced the distribution of economic impact payments should begin over the next three weeks. The checks will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. However, some taxpayers who typically do not file returns will need to submit a simple tax return to receive the economic impact payment.Don’t give the scammers, swindlers, and frauds an open door. The IRS will not contact you via telephone or email asking for any personal information…they already have it. All stimulus check information will be automatically gathered by the IRS from your actual tax return data.  You’ll never have to click through links to get your moneyIf you don’t have direct deposit, no one is needed to “set up your account”You’ll never need to verify your check amount to anyoneYou’ll never be threatened!last_img read more