The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) notes the following when it comes to these government payments:
- The government will not ask you to pay anything up front to get this money. No fees. No charges. No nothing.
- The government will not call to ask for your Social Security number, bank account, or credit card number. Anyone who does is a scammer (it has been reported that this has already started happening).
- These promises of checks aren’t yet a reality. Anyone who tells you they can get you the money now is a scammer.
Please view the Federal Trade Commission website for additional information.