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Scammers Are Taking Advantage of Fears Surrounding the Coronavirus

Apr 3, 2020, 15:43 PM

Scammers Are Taking Advantage Coronavirus Fears

The United States Government is providing stimulus checks in the upcoming weeks through the CARES Act to provide much needed economic relief for American families and businesses during this pandemic. While things are still being processed, it's important to be on guard against any scammers taking advantage of Coronavirus fears. So, while you’re washing your hands and working to stay safe, here are a few important things to know to protect yourself – and those you love – from scammers:

Scammers Are Taking Advantage Coronavirus Fears

  • The government will not ask you to pay anything upfront to get this money, including NO fees and NO charges.
  • The government will NOT call to ask for your Social Security number, bank account, or credit card number. Anyone who does is a scammer.
  • Don't respond to texts and emails about checks from the government. The details are still being worked out. Anyone who tells you that they can get you the money now is a scammer.

If you spot one of these scams, please contact the Federal Trade Commission to submit a complaint. Stay up to date with the latest Coronavirus-related scams on the FTC’s website. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

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