MIAMI – Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody warned on Monday there are fraudsters who are impersonating Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan to steal financial information.
In a strategy known as phishing, the fraudsters are massively sending a fake e-mail trying to exploit victims’ desire to receive COVID-relief funds. The e-mail claims the recipient is eligible for financial relief, but in exchange, they have to provide their bank information.
The FTC is not tasked with distributing COVID-19 stimulus or relief money.
“These brazen scammers are impersonating a federal agency charged with investigating and shutting down scams,” Moody said in a statement.
Fraudsters have also been using phone calls and text messages in their attempts to fool people into providing their personal information.
Moody is asking anyone who receives an email like this to avoid clicking on any links, to not reply, and to report it to the FTC at the Report Fraud…