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5 coronavirus stimulus scams and how to avoid them

 

Last updated 5/13/2020 at 1:34pm



The distribution of $1,200 stimulus checks to Americans has given rise to unprecedented online scams.

The FTC has thus far received 18,235 reports of fraud costing victims $13.44 million; Google reported it is blocking 18 million scam emails every single day; and 150,000 fraudulent stimulus check sites have already launched.

The people search website socialcatfish.com released a report this week on five stimulus check online scams to avoid based on information from the FTC, FBI and IRS during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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