As a follow-up to my earlier post on the subject – COVID-19, IRS, and Social Security Phone Call Scams – March 27, 2020. I decided to see how things were going with scams. From various reports, it’s already happening. I can see millions getting scammed as too many people rely on the trustability of other people.
If your country is offering any kind of stimulus package, it can happen to you. These scammers don’t care who they target. If you don’t qualify or don’t fall for the scam, they may contact you again and pretend to be a fake charity. It may even be the same scammer who tried to scam you the first time.
Saw this on YouTube and don’t want people to get scammed – Stimulus Checks: How Millions Will Be Scammed – YouTube Video Devin Carroll: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdZxXMqTi9g (around 5:18 minutes long).
US Government Stimulus/Coronavirus Websites:
Using this link – https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=stimulus+check+scams, there are numerous YouTube videos indicating scams are coming or are already here. If you get a call from the IRS, SSA, or any law enforcement agency, please check them out before you get them any information.
I had an IRS scammer threaten me with jail years ago. As I used to work for the IRS, I recognized the scam from the start. I ignored them.Always call either the local FBI office, the toll-free IRS or SSA numbers if you receive a call. Whatever you do, don’t fall for the scam. Don’t give them your name, address, Social Security Number, or any other information. Ask for a badge or identification number, tell them once you can verify with whatever agency they are supposedly calling from, you won’t give this caller anything.