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Please visit Coronavirus stimulus payment scams: What you need to know for the most recent information.

As the Coronavirus takes a growing toll on people’s pocketbooks, there are reports that the government will soon be sending money by check or direct deposit to each of us. The details are still being worked out, but there are a few really important things to know, no matter what this looks like.

1. The government will not ask you to pay anything up front to get this money. No fees. No charges. No nothing.

2. The government will not call to ask for your Social Security number, bank account, or credit card number. Anyone who does is a scammer.

3. These reports of checks aren’t yet a reality. Anyone who tells you they can get you the money now is a scammer.

Look, normally we’d wait to know what the payment plan looks like before we put out a message like this. But these aren’t normal times. And we predict that the scammers are gearing up to take advantage of this.

So, remember: no matter what this payment winds up being, only scammers will ask you to pay to get it. If you spot one of these scams, please tell the Federal Trade Commission: We’re doing our best to stop these scammers in their tracks, and your report will help.

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Updated link added on April 21, 2020.


I was not able to receive 1st stimulas because I was clamed as a dependent but my boyfriend left me 7 month ago not giving ma a dime and all the bill unpaid what can I do

If I receive ex’s stimulus for back child support will they take that out of snap benefits or ssi?

I thank God every day I'm alive but worked all my life since I was forteen I'm very disabled I get pennies in disability and a little counter balance from SS, 800 amonghe I go for weeks with nothing to eat after I pay for a roof over my head and my phone for emergencies.. I just pray we aren't overlooked I'm a us citizen paid all my taxes help people even worse of then me but I'm always sick and get exposed to this virus I will die have no spleen(immune system) ,heart condition, chronic Asma. So I'm a prisoner of war victim at home. Il. Say alot of prayers for everyone please help us and get us through this terrible thing. Thank you God Bless

Im on disability and a single mom. I never got the $1200.00 for myself nor did I ever receive the $500.00 for child under the age of 17. I only get $521. a month in disability and I thought the least you could get was 700 or more . so if that wasn't bad enough now I didn't even get the money the president said I would get , but people that's in prison or dead got. I needed the money like everyone else did .


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