Don't Let Thieves Snatch Your COVID-19 Stimulus Money
Don’t Let Thieves Snatch Your COVID-19 Stimulus Money
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Attorney General Dave Yost today urged Ohioans to watch out for thieves as stimulus payments arrive from the federal government.
“Thieves are drooling at the thought of getting their hands on your stimulus money,” Yost said. “Use these tips to send them home with nothing but the bitter taste of defeat.”
Under the plan, the federal government will provide stimulus checks under these general guidelines (some exceptions apply):
Yost offered these tips to help Ohioans avoid scams related to the stimulus payments:
For more information, consumers should visit the IRS website and other legitimate government agency websites and stay tuned for updates from reliable news sources.
Consumers who suspect an unfair or deceptive sales practice should contact the Ohio Attorney General’s Office at www.OhioProtects.org or 800-282-0515.