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Scam warning: Stimulus scam for $850 relief check

In Maine, scammers are posing as IRS agents in order to commit fraud.

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The scammers are pretending to gather information in order to send out the money.


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What to watch out for

The state of Maine is sending out more than 850,000 stimulus checks worth $850 each this summer. Now, Maine residents have been getting scam calls. The scammers are posing as IRS agents that want to obtain information to send the money. Read more about it here.

Maine residents do not need to take any action in order to receive the checks. There have been reports of scammers even asking for Social Security numbers. The scammers will claim that the information is necessary to process the benefit, which is not true. Maine Revenue Services already has the necessary information to send the checks.

The state has set up a portal to help residents learn more about identity theft and report cases. If you have been a victim of identity theft, you should also report it to the Federal Trade Commission.


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