Beware of Stimulus Check Scams

Note: the City of Dayton will not offer or provide detail on the Federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act. If you have questions, please review the bill online. This notice is being created for the sole purpose to aid in warning residents of new scam efforts regarding the stimulus package.

In response to COVID-19, the Federal Government has passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. One of the most prudent and publicly discussed measures of this Act includes the stimulus payments that will be issued.

The City of Dayton finds it critical to offer aid in warning residents of scams related to the stimulus checks. The IRS has established a website where updates regarding the stimulus checks, and these updates will be posted as they come available. The City urges residents to be weary of any calls received regarding the stimulus checks. In addition, residents should be aware that the Federal Government and/or the IRS will not ask you for your bank account information, social security number, any other financial or private information, down payments to expedite your stimulus check, etc. if they were to call. These are all scams and you should hang up and consider reporting the call and number to the Federal Communications Commission.

Additional Resources

10 Things You Can Do To Avoid Fraud

8 Tips for How Seniors Can Protect Themselves from Money Scams

 

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