ALERT: State Attorney General And Feds Warn Of Covid-19 Stimulus Scams


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Stimulus checks are expected to hit bank accounts beginning in mid-April, and scammers are preparing to take advantage of the cash flow.

“This time it’s the headlines that proclaim $2 trillion dollars in additional money flowing from the federal government and millions upon millions of individual Americans receiving payments or checks, and, of course, bad guys see opportunity in that,” Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

The Kansas Attorney General’s Office along with the IRS and the FBI are warning of scams targeting those looking for relief from the newly passed stimulus bill, KSHB Local News reports.

There is a special place in hell for these scumbags who steal and/or attempt to steal from others during a national emergency.  That is special kind of low and humanity is better off without these types of scumbags!

The FBI and IRS stated the following:

Scammers may contact you via phone, text or email. Clicking on any links or attachments could result in malware on your device.

The IRS warns scammers may:

  • Emphasize “stimulus check” or “stimulus payment,” but the official term is “economic impact payment”
  • Ask you to sign the check over to them
  • Ask for verification of personal or banking information needed to receive the payment
  • Suggest they can get the payment to you faster by working on your behalf
  • Mail a bogus check then tell the taxpayer to call a number or verify information online to cash it

Keep in mind that the money will flow in the exact same manner as your tax refund, either by direct deposit or a check in the mail.

Make sure we spread the message around especially to our friends and loved ones so that they do not become victims to these scumbags!

Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.

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