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Protect Yourself From Scammers Who Want Your Stimulus Money

Mar 18, 2021, 6:47 AM | Updated: 6:52 am

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Scammers want to steal your stimulus cash.

We know government money sent to your bank account opens the door for fraud, so let’s review how you can protect yourself.

The Better Business Bureau reminds everyone:

  • Stay calm. Scammers want you to act before you think.
  • Don’t respond directly to emails, texts or calls from unknown sources.
  • Check for lookalike phony agencies.
  • Never pay a fee for free government services. A fake fee is the baseline for bogus activity.
  • Beware of links.

There are a few ways to report a scam, and authorities want you to follow through in order to help everyone.

First, the Better Business Bureau has a scam tracker at BBB.org/scamtracker.

You can also report stimulus fraud to the Treasury Department at treasury.gov.

The FBI would also like you to report scams. You can do that at tips.fbi.gov.

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Protect Yourself From Scammers Who Want Your Stimulus Money