Stimulus Package Scam Warning!!! While the stimulus package that was designed to assist those suffering financially from the effects of Covid-19 will be a good thing for many consumers, the original declaration that money would be “deposited directly into the bank accounts of Americans” has generated one of the biggest scam opportunities that our law firm may ever witness. People identifying themselves as government agents or officials are calling or e-mailing people and requesting their social security numbers and bank account information so that they may deposit their “stimulus checks”. Unfortunately, the goal is to drain the victim’s accounts. Their scam will primarily be directed towards the elderly and any individuals already receiving some form of monthly government income or benefit such as Social Security, SSI, VA Disability and government pension income.
Please inform your family members, especially those who may be isolated and vulnerable, not to reveal ANY personal or account information to anybody by phone or e-mail.