Stimulus Checks? Not yet, but the scammers are working on it!
Deliberations are still underway on a COVID-19 relief bill, with rhetoric bouncing back-and-forth on the subject of individual, direct stimulus payments similar to the step taken earlier this year. Whether or not that will happen is anybody’s guess at this point, but the fraudsters and scammers want you to think they have an inside track. CNBC Personal Finance Reporter Lorie Konish, in a post on cnbc.com, sounds the alarm with this statement: “If someone texts you promising a $1,200 stimulus check, it’s a scam.” Her article is based on warnings from the IRS and notes that the text message in question sends unwitting folks to a fake site and asks for personal information, clearly the opening salvo in a plot to steal financial information. Read Ms. Konish’s post here, and be forewarned!