HOUSTON (CW39) Stimulus checks have been a life line to keep people a float during this pandemic. But a new study shows phone call scams involving stimulus checks are on the rise.

Hiya ,a company that provides intelligent call protection, identification, and analytics services, has put together a report that includes the most popular scams and the top states targeted. Based on their study, more than 13 billion calls are being reported. Hiya’s data also shows these scams have doubled in each of the last two months, reaching an all-time high of more than 1.1 million stimulus check scam calls so far in the month of June alone.

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According to Hiya, during the worst week in June, there was a 150% increase in stimulus check scam calls from the prior week. If you compare the calls to 2020, when stimulus checks were distributed in April 2020, January 2021 and March 2021, the study shows stimulus scam calls in June 2021,…

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