With our government’s accouterment that payments will be sent out to Americans, we thought it was a good idea to remind folks about some important things to know ahead of time. Unfortunately there are always scammers out there who will try to take advantage of you.
The government will not ask you to pay anything up front to get this money. This means no fees, no charges, etc.
The government will not call to ask for your Social Security number, bank account, or credit card number. Anyone who does is a scammer.
These reports of checks aren’t yet a reality. Anyone who tells you they can get you the money now (March 19) is a scammer.
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. The FTC encourages you to keep up to date with the latest Coronavirus-related scams at www.ftc.gov/coronavirus.