BBB warns of scams as stimulus checks being sent out
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning of scams that are occurring as Americans are receiving their stimulus checks.
According to the BBB, there are reports that people have received an email or text message telling them to click on a link to "request benefit payments."
They are asked to fill out an application, which the BBB says is a way to steal personal details.
The BBB also warns of a phone variation of the scame, where the scammer pretends to work for a government agency and tells the victim they need to pay money before they receive their stimulus checks.
The BBB urges those on the receiving end of the scam to stay calm and not reply.