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Scams Related To Stimulus Checks During Pandemic Is Rising

There has been news that the upcoming stimulus checks will be postponed. It is advisable that all individuals must save their hard-earned money and not spend it carelessly with the expectation that stimulus checks would be given soon.

However, the fraudsters and hackers are most active in the tax season and try to know the personal information of individuals. The new Covid-19 stimulus check scheme is also used by these hackers to trick more poor people. Thus, it is essential for people to be aware of such fraudulent scams and follow some instructions to be safer. 

Stimulus Checks: What To Do And What Not To Do?

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Congress approved three stimulus checks in the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 and the third one was accepted in 2021. Even though the blow of the pandemic has reduced to a certain level, there are still many individuals who are trying hard to survive the tough economy. Thus, they are in need of more federal checks, and thus, the role of hackers is getting more prominent as they are using the stimulus checks as bait.

The hackers are stating that new stimulus checks could be claimed and they are approaching people asking for their credit card details, account details, and other personal information. They even copied the sound of government agencies to look more genuine. The only way to be safe from all these fraudsters is by avoiding their calls and keeping in mind that government organizations never ask an individual about their information.

These potential tricksters immediately steal the money after getting the required information and thus, IRS and other agencies are trying their best to catch them and prevent such scams. 

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