02 Mar [Scam Alert] Fake Stimulus Check Scams
December 12, 2020
Did you receive a text message that asks you to claim the second wave of the COVID-19 stimulus checks? Be careful, it is a SCAM! Fraudsters are sending fake text messages, prompting people to click on phishing links to receive the payment of “COVID-19 TREAS FUND.”
They pose as the government and trick people to submit their personal data through the fake web page the link leads to. If you enter your personal information or financial credentials, the scammers can record and use them for scams afterward.
Check before your next move. NEVER click on unknown links! You can copy/paste the link and send it to Trend Micro Check chatbot for immediate scam detection.
The content of fake stimulus check scams:
“You have received a direct deposit of $1,200 from COVID-19 TREAS FUND.
Further action is required to accept this payment into your account.
Continue here to accept this payment.