Fort Myers woman concerned after stimulus money sent to wrong bank account

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IRS- Economic Impact Payments site

Imagine your long-awaited stimulus being sent to the wrong bank account! That’s what one Fort Myers woman says happened to her, but her situation is especially confusing.

Erica Rodriguez says she got her tax refund to the correct account. So she was shocked to see that the bank account listed on the IRS payment site didn’t match hers.

“The last four digits of the account number that the IRS showed were unfamiliar to me, so I was a little shocked,” she said.

Rodriguez says she called her bank to double-check. They said there’s nothing pending.

And if you try to call the IRS, you’ll be met with a message saying they cannot take calls at this time.

“I’m a single parent and I need that money,” Rodriguez said.

She said her home cleaning business is slow and she needs the money for bills. “Rent, my car insurance, car payments, utilities, you know, groceries.”

While her two daughters are both still in school just one is eligible for the $500. That’s because her oldest, an 18-year-old high school student, doesn’t make the eligibility cutoff, which is 16 years old.

“I’m just going to wait and see what happens,” she says.

We reached out to the IRS earlier Thursday and they have not returned our call.

The IRS’ Economic Impact Payment Information Center FAQ has some information on what you can and cannot do if something like this happens to you, depending on whether or not you filed last year.

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