SCARS™ Scam Warning: U.S. Stimulus Check Scams

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SCARS™ Scam Warning: U.S. Stimulus Check Scams

The massive $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package approved by Congress & President this week includes “stimulus checks” for many Americans, especially those facing financial difficulty as a result of the coronavirus CONVID19 outbreak.

It is expected that it will take roughly three weeks for those checks to be received.

However, many people are receiving FAKE CHECKS right now!

Fake Stimulus Check

Fake Stimulus Check

Scammers are sending official-looking checks that come in the mail but they are nothing but fishy.

They say “time-sensitive, fast-tracked, open immediately, do not bend, etc.”

While some Americans will receive their relief as a physical check in the mail, many will receive a direct deposit based on their tax-filing or social security information.

The fake checks, which claim to be a COVID-19 stimulus check in the memo line, it was made out for more than $3,000, but it is NOT made out to a specific individual so it cannot be deposited.

Along with the check is a letter explaining to come to claim their “stimulus incentives” over the next ten days at a “temporary relief site” locally. There is no phone number listed, but the letter does offer products or cars you can buy with no money down. This means that it is likely a form of financing scam targeting seniors and the poor.

We do know that similar mail scams are making the rounds as well – remember that scammers are not just online!

It’s unclear if state or federal law enforcement is aware that these scam mailers are being sent out.

While we wait for more information on this, we wanted to alert our readers of this scam before it victimized many!

 

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It is essential that law enforcement knows about scams & scammers, even though there is nothing (in most cases) that they can do.

Always report scams involving money lost or where you received money to:

  1. Local Police – ask them to take an “informational” police report – say you need it for your insurance
  2. U.S. State Police (if you live in the U.S.) – they will take the matter more seriously and provide you with more help than local police
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