SCARS™ ALERT: Checks From The Government – Scams

SCARS™ ALERT: Checks From The Government – Scams

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SCARS™ ALERT: Checks From The Government – Scams

UPDATED: March 18, 2020
SOURCE: U.S. FTC

NOTE: This is a topic that may change at any time. To keep up to date with the latest Coronavirus-related scams go to www.ftc.gov/coronavirus »

Reports That The Government Will Soon Be Sending Money By Check Or Direct Deposit

As the Wuhan Coronavirus COVID-19 takes a growing toll on people’s pocketbooks, there are reports that the government will soon be sending money by check or direct deposit to each of us. The details are still being worked out, but there are a few really important things to know, no matter what this looks like.

THE FACTS

  1. The government will not ask you to pay anything upfront to get this money. No fees. No charges. No nothing.
  2. The government will not call to ask for your Social Security number, bank account, or credit card number. Anyone who does is a scammer.
  3. These reports of checks aren’t yet a reality. Anyone who tells you they can get you the money now is a scammer.

Normally we’d wait to know what the payment plan looks like before we put out a message like this. But these aren’t normal times.

We Predict That The Scammers Are Gearing Up To Take Advantage Of This

So, remember: no matter what this payment winds up being, only scammers will ask you to pay to get it!

If you spot one of these scams, please tell the Federal Trade Commission: www.ftc.gov/complaint »

Everyone is doing their best to stop these scammers in their tracks, and your report will help. The U.S. Federal government has made it a priority to stop Coronavirus related scams so that it does not disrupt emergency information and containment.

Keep up to date with the latest Coronavirus-related scams at www.ftc.gov/coronavirus »

 

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