Scammers are Coming for Your Stimulus Check: How to Spot Them
With stimulus checks coming to many Americans in the coming weeks, there will be scammers anxiously waiting to relieve you of your money. Fake information has become a very real problem for just about everyone these days. Businesses of all sizes, even large industries have become prey to scammers from all over the world. Even city government offices are not immune. Puerto Rico just reported being scammed out of over $2.6M in an email phishing scam. According to a senior official, the Puerto Rican government is still seeking the return of that money. Of course, if it can happen to governments, it can happen to anybody, maybe even you. Keep reading to learn how to recognize the scammers who are blowing up your phone multiple times every single day.
DON’T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU SEE ON CALLER ID
Your phone rings and you see IRS on Caller ID. The man on the other end of the line speaks to you in a harsh, threatening tone, warning to have you immediately arrested if you do not pay $2,500 right away.
Fraudulent IRS calls have been the most prevalent phone scam for the past five years. There was a time that you could trust what you read on your Caller ID. Sadly, we now find ourselves in a time that bad guys disguise themselves as legitimate businesses in order to gain direct entry to your home through your phone.
LEARN TO QUICKLY SPOT THE IMPOSTERS THEN SIMPLY HANG UP
Senior citizens are often targeted because they are more likely to answer the phone and to trust who they believe is the ‘authority’ figure speaking to them.