Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

$300 Million Lost: 4 Stimulus Check Scams Tennessee Residents Should Avoid


February 25, 2021

The second stimulus check for $600 being distributed to Americans has led to unprecedented online scams that broke the $300 million milestone. The IRS reported 3.3 million payments totaling $5.7 billion were made in Tennessee for the first round and residents should be on alert for the most common scams currently being used.

The FTC has received more than 340,668 reports of fraud relating to Coronavirus, costing victims more than $321 million as of February 3. Google reported during the first stimulus it was blocking 18 million scam emails every single day; and 150,000 fraudulent stimu...

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