With stimulus checks coming out from the government since last year, an unfortunate side effect has been a surge in attempts by scammers to steal those checks. And one way they’ve been doing so is through robocalls.
A call protection app called Hiya recently put out a survey listing which parts of the country suffer the most robocalls scams. Per the Houston TV station CW39, which cited Hiya, such robocalls specifically related to stimulus checks, have reached an all-time high of 1.1 million in the month of June.
The report said that of the calls in June, Texas had the most, with 13 percent, followed by California (9 percent), Florida (6 percent), Louisiana (4 percent) and Illinois (3 percent.)
In terms of specific areas, San Antonio had the most scam calls, followed by Dallas, Ft. Worth, Peoria, Arizona, Springfield, Missouri, Atlanta, and Oklahoma City.
“The most popular scams attempt to steal the [checks] by telling victims they must verify…