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Attorney General Ashely Moody warns of COVID-19 relief scams

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WWSB) – State Attorney General Ashley Moody is warning Floridians to be on the look out for new scams promising COVID-19 relief funds.

Scammers are impersonating Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan in phishing emails, claiming the recipient is eligible for financial relief and requiring personal and financial information in exchange for the nonexistent funds.

Moody explained, “These brazen scammers are impersonating a federal agency charged with investigating and shutting down scams. Floridians need to be on the lookout for these phishing emails and report them to the FTC. We have seen so many new scams during the pandemic, but this latest trick is extremely flagrant. The best way to beat this scam is to immediately send these messages directly to the FTC and be sure to never reply or click on any links in the email.”

The FTC is not sending out any COVID-19 stimulus or relief money. You can report this scam to the FTC by…

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