SCAMMER RED FLAG- UNSOLICITED CALLS OR EMAILS
Spoofing technology has made it easier than ever for scammers to impersonate anyone, including government agencies.
To protect themselves, most experts recommend that consumers avoid picking up any calls from unfamiliar phone numbers.
If you do answer a call, and it’s about your stimulus payment, keep in mind that U.S. government agencies won’t ask you to pay anything upfront to receive your funds.
Additionally, government agencies won’t call, text, email, or contact you on social media to ask for your Social Security, bank account or credit card number.