The number of scam calls relating to stimulus checks doubled last month, hitting a record of more than 1.1 million, according to a new study.

The report, released by Hiya, a company that offers intelligent call protection, identification, and analytics services, gathered data that includes practiced scams and the states that were targeted the most. The data revealed that more than 13 billion scam calls have been reported, with the highest number of calls during the month of June.

Hiya uncovered that during June’s worst week in terms of stimulus check-related calls, there was a 150 percent jump in calls compared to the week prior.

The data also indicated that certain states were more targeted than others, as Texas accounted for 13 percent of the 1.1 million stimulus check scam calls last month, followed by California at nine percent, Florida at six percent, Louisiana at four percent, and Illinois at three percent.

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