Stimulus Checks: How Millions Will Be Scammed – YouTube Video Devin Carroll

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:

https://irs.gov/coronavirus

https://ftc.gov/coronavirus

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.

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6 Responses to Stimulus Checks: How Millions Will Be Scammed – YouTube Video Devin Carroll

  1. Pingback: Devin Carroll – Featured Vlogger of the Week – April 8, 2020 | Ups and Downs of Family History V2.0

  2. SLIMJIM says:

    Gotta be watchful for scammers

    Liked by 1 person

    • Plenty of them out there. They are using the second stimulus check that hasn’t been passed as a way to get people to give them bank and other personal information.

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      • Wish it wasn’t so, but people often fall for the silliest scams out there. My Dad’s philosophy was if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. I used to be surprised at how many people would willingly give out personal information. I saw a series about the Secret Service where a scam group was offering $60K+ jobs. If a prospect looked good enough, they let them know they had made it to round 2 and had to submit a bunch of personal information. You would think the scammers would realize scamming the wife of a state trooper was a bad idea, but apparently they weren’t that bright. They were making $300K/month doing this from all the scammed information. Turns out the state trooper had contacts with the Secret Service and they got involved. They had plenty of evidence and were looking for more when the gang decided to do an armed robbery and so they busted the gang before they could go through with the plan.

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      • SLIMJIM says:

        Wow glad they busted them. Hurray for the Secret Service

        Liked by 1 person

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