As people across the country now wait for the second round of stimulus checks to roll out, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a warning: be on the lookout for scammers who are using this as a prime opportunity to steal your money and personal banking information.
The FTC is offering several recommendations surrounding the roll-out of the $600 check, which was authorized in the almost $900 billion coronavirus relief package.
First, the government will not ask you to pay anything upfront in order to get this money.
The government will not call, text, email, or contact you on social media to ask for personal information like Social Security number, bank account, or credit card information.
Finally, there is no such thing as getting your money earlier or faster. Anyone who claims they can make that happen is likely a scammer.