The new tax law will mean that many parents are getting a check back from the government for the child tax credit, but scammers are already targeting unsuspecting taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service warned this week.

The agency has noted isolated instances of this new scheme. A taxpayer receives a telephone call from a person who promises to speed up the payment of the Advance Child Tax Credit checks. The catch is the taxpayer must agree to a $39.99 charge to a credit card.

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