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08/10/2020

How to avoid stimulus check fraud: Protect your payment and personal information

Theunionjournal.com

Congressional Democrats and Republicans didn’t reach an agreement on the next stimulus package by Friday’s deadline, but that won’t stop fraudsters from using every trick in the book to use either the first or second stimulus check to try to bait you out of your money or sensitive personal details.

Scammers can take advantage of any vulnerability, including a public health crisis, to lure unsuspecting people into phishing scams and mobile malware traps. Hackers can even pose as government officials to present misinformation and trick people into downloading malicious items that put their credentials at risk. 

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