Many of us will be getting a stimulus payment from the federal government, and phone fraudsters are using this to attempt to get our bank information.
Fraudsters are now using the the pending stimulus payments to take advantage of unsuspecting victims. If you receive any phone calls, texts or emails saying they are with the federal government to assist with the stimulus payment, hang up or ignore them. If engaged they will go on to ask for additional information to process your stimulus payment, and in some cases will send you an email that contains a phishing link to steal your banking information.
What to look out for?
- The government is not contacting anyone via email, text or phone call about this.
- Many payments will be automatically processed without the need to do anything.
- However you can check for info directly on the IRS website
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Follow these links to read more.
- Article on KomoNews.com
Scammers try to cash in on government stimulus payments
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