PSA: BEWARE OF STIMULUS SCAMMERS 3/27/2020.

Friday, March 27, 2020

TO ALL ESSEX COUNTY RESIDENTS:

PLEASE BE AWARE – STIMULUS SCAMMERS

As many of the you are aware the Stimulus Package, which is anticipated to be passed today, has direct payments to many of you.  Please understand, no one from the Federal Government will call you regarding these payments. If you filed your previous income taxes directly with the IRS and have direct deposit on file with them, your payment would arrive that way.  If not, then checks would come by mail.

We are receiving reports of scammers calling people and misrepresenting that they want to send you your check but need your bank account information. Please be aware, no one from the Federal Government would call you on the phone to request information of that nature.