Now that we’re getting a stimulus check, watch out for those who want to take it from you.
The Better Business Bureau is warning residents of scammers that are taking advantage of the second round of stimulus checks. Officials with the BBB say their Scam Tracker program has received reports of con artists claiming that you need to either pay for your stimulus check or provide personal information to receive it.
Experts say there are several versions of this scam as consumers have reported being contacted by scammers through text messages, emails, and phone calls about the new COVID-19 stimulus checks. Officials say if you receive any of these fraudulent forms of contact, report it to BBB Scam Tracker.
Remember, you will never be asked for personal information by the IRS or any financial company via email. When in doubt, directly call who the email claims to represent.