Get ready for stimulus check scams

Many Americans will be receiving Coronavirus Stimulus Checks sometime soon thanks to recently passed legislation.

The scammers aren’t missing a beat on this one. Some folks have already reported being targeted by phishing scams via email or telephone.

Crooks claim they need your bank account information in order to send you your check. Or that you have to file some type of form with personal information to be eligible.

That’s not how this works, folks. No one needs to apply for their check. If you filed income tax in 2018 or 2019 and you made less than $75,000, the check’s in the mail. Or at least on its way to the bank account you use to file taxes.

Any phone calls, emails, or other types of notices that claim they need your information are almost assuredly scams. Don’t fall for them.

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