WARNS OF CARES ACT STIMULUS CHECK SCAM
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey issued a consumer alert
Tuesday, warning of a CARES Act stimulus check scam.
Nearly every American is set to receive such a check. The CARES Act
provides a check for $1,200 for most adults, $2,400 for most couples, and
$500 per child per household.
The Attorney General alerts consumers that thieves may call, email, and
text West Virginians. They falsely claim people must first provide their
bank account, Social Security number, or other personally identifiable
information to receive the checks.
“Let me be clear: You do not need to provide information to any third
party in order to get your $1,200 or anything else you’re supposed to
receive under the CARES Act,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “Whether
you’re talking about the $1,200 or the Paycheck Protection Program loans
for small businesses, make sure you follow only the guidance from our
office or the federal government because the scammers only want to steal
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