Person using a mobile phone with a message from an unkown sender reading, "Because of Covid-19 we are sending you $1000"

Coronavirus Text and Phone Scams

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Watch For Coronavirus Text, and Phone Scams

Tips from #LASD for Stimulus Check Package Scams

1. The government will not ask you to pay any fees or up front charges to receive these benefits.

2. The government will not call to ask for your Social Security number, bank account, or credit card number. Anyone who does is a scammer.⁣

3. Issuing of checks aren’t yet a reality. Anyone who tells you they can get you the money now is a scammer.⁣

4. Remember, government agencies do not communicate through social media. Be wary of unsolicited messages.