According to Newsday, some economic stimulus rebate checks are appearing in the wrong bank accounts. Americans receiving their checks through direct deposit are getting them before those who will be receiving paper checks. And while paper checks run the risk of ending up in your neighbor's mailbox, it seems that some direct deposit payments have landed in the bank accounts of strangers.
Kevin McKeon, a spokesman for the IRS said, "We do know of instances of problems; we've heard of situations where stimulus checks have gone to the wrong people's bank accounts. We're getting a lot of calls to the toll-free number." If you've already used the Where's My Stimulus Payment tool on the IRS website and are searching for your rebate, or if you're looking for your tax refund for that matter, McKeon recommends calling the toll-free service Refund Hotline at 800-829-1954.