Stimulus checks deposited into unknown accounts for some people

Some stimulus checks deposited into unknown accounts for some people

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - The second round of stimulus checks from the IRS are out, but some people have said their money went to the wrong place.

Some FOX19 NOW viewers have sent screenshots showing their stimulus check was deposited into a bank account they say they don’t recognize.

“I was supposed to get it on Monday, and that’s when I found out that they put it in the wrong account yesterday,” says Delhi resident Dan Overberg.

The issue appears to impact H&R Block customers. On the company’s Twitter page, H&R Block notes that users may see their stimulus check was submitted to a different account.

On Monday, H&R Block said it would be sending the stimulus to customers via their preferred method by the end of the day. Some people tell FOX19 NOW that still has not happened.

With so many others experiencing the same issues, Overberg says he and his family have spent a combined 12 hours on the phone looking for answers.

“I called our local office, and they said, ‘we have nothing to do with it, you’ve got to call your bank,’” Overberg says. “I keep getting the runaround.”

Meanwhile, Cincinnati resident Crystal Banks says she uses H&R Block, but her first questions about the return were for the IRS.

Banks, a single mother, says she had to quit her job at a hospital because of COVID-19 concerns and she needs the money to help support her and her son.

“My son needs diapers, my son needs food,” Banks says. “I literally just had to apply for food stamps because I’m sinking, and I’m trying to keep my head above water, and when I saw this I was so upset.”

FOX19 NOW reached out to H&R Block and was told IRS was the one who determined where the money was sent. H&R says anyone with an emerald card through them has the money available now and direct deposits are being processed.

People can use the Get My Payment tool on the IRS website to find out about the status of their payment.

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