Many individuals have recently reported receiving texts with fraudulent messages telling them that they need to click on a link in order to accept their stimulus check payment. If you receive one of these, please don’t on the link, the text is a scam trying to cheat you out of money.
Since March, when the coronavirus pandemic started ravaging the U.S., the Federal Trade Commission has received more than 5,000 complaints from individuals who received fraudulent text messages, according to News10NBC. These unsolicited messages have defrauded Americans out of more than $2 million. This is only a sliver of overall coronavirus related scams. As reported by Forbes earlier this year, the Better Business reported that fraudsters were calling individuals about special coronavirus grants