STATEWIDE -- As you wait for those federal stimulus checks to arrive, you'll also want to watch out for calls from scammers.
Attorney General Curtis Hill said scammers are posing as IRS agents, and some Hoosiers have already said they've received calls asking for personal and financial information.
“The IRS will never call you demanding payments or personal financial information such as your Social Security number, credit card number or bank account number,” Hill said. “If you receive such calls, you should take note of the phone number, hang up and report the incident to our office.”
Scammers try to get you to believe them by reciting personal information they already have, like your name and address.
Hoosiers who think they've been called by a scammer or have been scammed can file a complaint with the Office of the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division by going online and clicking “File a Complaint.”