Stimulus Check Scams are Out to Steal Your Money
Just about every American adult will receive a payment as part of the Covid relief package. As we might expect, stimulus check scams are rolling out to make fraudsters wealthy.
Fact: The U.S. Government will be mailing or direct depositing checks to most working Americans over the next few weeks. You do not have to do a thing to get your check. Stimulus check scams are a fact, too.
Once again, stimulus check scams will be targeting millions, maybe you, with a fraudulent scheme to help you get that money faster…at a price.
What to do. Be patient and don’t talk to strangers or outsiders—by phone, email or text—about getting your payment. If you do, you are likely talking to a scam artists.
Don’t Be Fooled!
The coronavirus situation triggered a $2 trillion government stimulus relief bill. Soon, you will likely get a stimulus check, either in their mailbox or electronically deposited into a bank accounts.
There is nothing you have to do but wait for it—and it’s good idea to practice patience, as difficult as that might be.
Because scammers and fraudsters are expected to start targeting us immediately. They goal is to coax money from people who are excited about getting their stimulus checks.
FBI warnings about stimulus check scams.
The FBI and other government officials wasted no time in warning of fraudulent schemes. There are always scams just waiting to come out of the woodworks to try to steal our money. For example, the Attorney General of New York, Leticia James, issued this statement as soon as the checks were announced. “Do not pay anyone who promises that they can expedite or obtain a payment or a loan for you,” she said. “If you are eligible for relief, you will not need to make any up-front payment or pay any fee to receive a stimulus payment.”
There is NO agency or company that can give you an advance on your stimulus check or help you get it faster.
If ANYBODY asks you for bank or personal details in order for you to get your check, they are scammers!
Follow these pointers and stay safe!
- For safety reasons, do not talk to anyone other than family and friends, about your Government stimulus check.
- You also don’t want to provide any banking information to anyone pretending to be your bank, the IRS or another government agency.
- Don’t believe ANYONE who says you need to provide information to receive your stimulus check.
- Never give anyone your PayPal or Venmo account information, Social Security number, or bank account numbers details.
- Share this message ASAP with friends and family!
To find updated information about the stimulus checks, you can visit the IRS website at www.irs.gov/coronavirus.
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