OMAHA, Neb. — The Biden Administration may have extended the eviction moratorium through Oct. 3, but that doesn’t mean scammers have postponed their tricks.
“This is a confusing and stressful time for many Americans, including those in the Midwest,” said BBB Regional CEO Jim Hegarty. “Con artists know this and aim to take advantage of it.”
With millions in the United States behind on their rent, the moratorium’s end is a perfect hook.
As the eviction moratorium winds down, watch out for scammers offering loans, peddling credit repair services or promoting government programs. These cons are a way to trick desperate people out of money they don’t have.
For example, during the COVID-19 pandemic, BBB Scam Tracker has seen numerous reports of phony “pandemic relief” grants or government programs that allegedly…