AG Warns Against Scams

Attorney General, Dave Yost wants Ohioans to watch out for thieves as stimulus payments arrive from the federal government. He says…know that you don’t have to sign up to get a stimulus payment. For most consumers, the IRS will use information from prior tax returns to calculate payment. Don’t fall for scams claiming you need to pay money to receive your stimulus payment. The government will not ask for any upfront payment. Watch out for anyone telling you they can get you an instant payment or speed up the process. Do not provide personal information or pay a “processing fee…payments, through direct deposit, could go out in three weeks, but it may be longer, especially if you are expecting a paper check.

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