Saturday, March 13, 2021

Scams will follow new COVID-19 rescue plan

Consumer Alerts from the Federal Trade Commission

by Jennifer Leach, Associate Director, Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC

The pandemic is still taking a toll on every kind of well-being we have. The new American Rescue Plan, just signed into law, gets the ball rolling to help out on many people's financial well-being. Payments will soon be coming by direct deposit, checks, or a debit card to people eligible for the payment. 

You can learn more about who's eligible, and the timing, at But let me tell you what will NOT happen, so you can spot and avoid the scammers who are right now crawling out from under their rocks.

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