TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – Florida’s Attorney General Ashley Moody is informing residents astir a caller phishing scam that offers fake COVID-19 alleviation funds.
The scammers are impersonating Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan successful phishing emails, claiming the recipient is eligible for fiscal relief. They past inquire for idiosyncratic and fiscal accusation successful speech for the nonexistent funds.
“Floridians request to beryllium connected the lookout for these phishing emails and study them to the FTC. We person seen truthful galore caller scams during the pandemic, but this latest instrumentality is highly flagrant,” said Moody successful a statement.
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She added that radical should not automatically spot the fig listed connected caller ID oregon an email address, and ne'er springiness retired idiosyncratic oregon fiscal accusation successful effect to a solicitation.
Please cognize that the FTC is not sending retired immoderate COVID-19 stimulus oregon alleviation money. If you person received a phishing email astir the non-existent alleviation funds, you tin study this scam to the FTC connected the agency’s Report Fraud website.
Phishing scams occurring successful Florida tin beryllium reported to the Attorney General’s Office by calling 1(866) 9NO-SCAM.