Scammers Offer Early Stimulus Payouts to Steal Your Money
If someone offers to send you federal stimulus money by check or direct deposit, ignore it. It’s a scam!
In the Stimulus Check Scam, con artists, possibly impersonating a popular retailer, target their victims with the promise of sending a quick stimulus check disbursement.
Crooks ask for an upfront payment to receive the aid or for your Social Security number, bank account or credit card details to steal your personal information.
Do not pay a fee to receive government aid.
Do not give your Social Security number, bank account or credit card information.
If you suspect fraudulent activity, contact the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov/complaint.