Be Aware of These Scams

first_imgYour government issued Economic Impact Payment, known as a “stimulus check”, is not a typical check. Payment is made by direct deposit, from the IRS, into a known checking account. You do NOT have to fill out any forms or pay anything up front to get your stimulus check, and there will be no fees or charges. The IRS will simply deposit the money into your account.You won’t be asked to give your Social Security number, bank account information or credit card number to anyone. Anyone calling or door knocking regarding your stimulus check is likely a criminal.• There are currently no commercially available in-home tests for COVID-19 that consumers can purchase. Please do not trust anyone who contacts you to offer to test you in your house, or to sell you an in-home test.• There are no approved products to treat or cure the COVID-19 virus. There is no current vaccine for the coronavirus. Anyone attempting to sell you a cure, treatment, or vaccine is attempting to scam you out of your money.• Be particularly aware of e-mails, texts and calls claiming to be from health or government officials. These calls may be an attempt to sell you a bogus treatment, deceptive safety product, a fake cure, or a false test. They may also be attempting to obtain your credit or personal information.E-mails may tempt consumers to click on links to receive information or updates that will install malware of various kinds on your computer.The best way to deal with COVID-19 is prevention. Please follow guidelines to remain at home, wash your hands, and engage in social distancing. Be aware of anyone attempting to sell you cures, treatments, tests, or vaccines. Please do not give anyone your personal information, and avoid any suspicious COVID-19 e-mail or text links.Your Economic Impact Payment is your money. Your health is your priority. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Top of the News More Cool Stuff Make a comment Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Is What Happens To Your Face After DermaplaningHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Woman Being Deceptive About Her Age Is Nothing New!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Public Safety Be Aware of These Scams By AARON HARRIS Published on Thursday, April 16, 2020 | 2:09 pmcenter_img Subscribe CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 38 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business Newslast_img read more