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$200 million lost: 4 stimulus check scams and how to avoid them


Last updated 2/9/2021 at 11:26am

The second stimulus check for $600 being distributed to Americans has led to unprecedented online scams that broke the $200 million milestone.  The IRS reported 2.6 million payments totaling $4.4 billion were made in Colorado where residents should be on high-alert.

The FTC has received more than 275,643 reports of fraud relating to Coronavirus, costing victims more than $211 million.  Google reported during the first stimulus it was blocking 18 million scam emails every single day; and 150,000 fraudulent stimulus check sites were launched.

With a third stimulus for $1.9 trillion b...

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