If you haven’t already received a direct payment from the Internal Revenue Service, it might be headed to your bank account or mailbox soon. But that means you should be on the alert for scammers, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody warns.
Anytime a government benefit or program rolls out, scammers will try to exploit the situation for their own benefit, Moody said.
“With many Americans set to receive direct payments from the federal government, we expect scammers will devise schemes to exploit the massive spending to trick recipients into parting with personal or financial information,” Moody said. “Be smart. Seek out trusted sources of information about when your payment will be received and never respond to solicitations asking you to provide personal information or payment to receive a stimulus check.”
Floridians expecting stimulus payments should know:
Some common signs of scams include:
Last December, to highlight potential stimulus payment and COVID-19 related scams, and provide resources for Floridians to share with loved …