Although Congress has yet to approve a fourth stimulus check, the number of stimulus check-related phone scams have doubled in each of the last two months according to new research from the caller identification company Hiya.
Based on its analysis of over 13bn calls each month, Hiya was able to determine that stimulus check phone scams reached an all-time high of more than 1.1m in June. In fact, the first week of June was the worst week on record with a 150 percent increase in stimulus check scam calls.
During 2020 the US government sent out one stimulus check to Americans in April and then in 2021, it sent out one in January and another in March. However, the number of stimulus check scam calls have already nearly doubled this year when compared 2020.
While the pandemic disrupted businesses around the world, spammers and fraudsters have already fully recovered as the number of unwanted calls have surpassed pre-pandemic levels. Victims of these scams…