You may have a stimulus check already on its way, and scammers are targeting members like you for personal and account information. Keep these points in mind to avoid becoming their latest victim!
1. The government will not call you to verify personal or account information before issuing payment.
2. The government will not ask you to pay anything up front to get this money. No fees. No option to pay to expedite your payment.
3. The government does not initiate contact with individuals via email, text message or social media. Do not click on unfamiliar links.
Key indicators of a scam:
• Generic greetings in written communications: Dear Sir/Madam, To Whom It May Concern
• Misspellings and grammatical errors
• An overall sense of urgency prompting a hasty response
• Generic email links
• Robocalls – If you receive a call from a voice recording rather than a person, it may be an illegal scam. Hang up without making any selections/pressing any numbers.
If you believe you have been the victim of a scam, please contact us at (800) 562-7328 to take the proper precautions with your accounts and cards; then visit the Federal Trade Commission
website to report it.