Stimulus check phone scams have skyrocketed over these last few months. Fraudsters are trying to steal your money or personal information by imitating legitimate financial aid programs. Here is what you need to know to avoid them.

Techradar reported that stimulus check phone scams have reached more than 1.1 million in June. The number is nearly doubled compared to scams in the year 2020. Fraudsters are taking advantage of the pandemic to spam calls and scam your money. Reports say that victims lose an average of $182 to $1,000 to these scams.

There are many different kinds of stimulus check phone scams to look out for. Be extra careful if you find yourself in these situations:

3. Stealing Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

Scammers might suddenly call you, asking you to verify your identity so you could receive your stimulus check. They will ask for your full name, address, SSI, and other similar information. Scammers would often…

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