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SCAM ALERT Urgent warning about $850 relief check scam – how to get your money and avoid theft

The U.S. Sun

MAINE'S attorney general issued a warning to residents about scammers posing as IRS agents to defraud people.

The state is sending out more than 850,000 stimulus checks this summer, and scammers are calling Mainers under the guise of gathering info to send out the money.

Scammers have reportedly asked for sensitive information like Social Security numbers.

The state attorney general's office said that scammers claimed the information was necessary to process the stimulus checks, but in reality, Maine residents do not need to take any action.

“Maine Revenue Services already has all the information it needs to issue these relief checks, so no one should need to share any information to collect this check,” Attorney General Aaron Frey said.

“As always, do not share any identifying information with anyone demanding such information over the phone without independently confirming their identity.”


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