Watch Out For This Stimulus Check Scam
There is a new email scam that a few of us at work have received about your upcoming stimulus check and we wanted to let you know about this scam.
Please be on the lookout for the latest coronavirus stimulus check email you may be getting it’s a scam here is what it says:
Our records indicate that you’re qualified to receive the coronavirus stimulus check. Please click on the link below to fill out the coronavirus stimulus request form in order to be considered for approval your form must be submitted by February 12, 2021.
Then there’s a note at the bottom of the email that says the fastest and easiest way to receive the payment is through direct deposit to your checking or savings account you can update your banking information by signing into your user profile. And it includes another link for you to update your banking information.
Remember that these emails want you to click on the provided links so that they can get your information to be able to sell your identity. The banking link is another place for these scammers to get your information and to ut possible malware on your computer that can get all of your financial information.
Always make sure you know who is sending the email to you by checking out the email address it is being sent from. And of course, never divulge banking information through these links. We are all ready for the next round of checks but don't get caught up in one of these scams.