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Economic Stimulus

How the scam works:

(with video below) This scam has been making a comeback this month. You receive a message on your voicemail informing you that the country’s economy finally recorded a surplus at the end of last year, well-deserved after the crisis - and there is money to be given away as an economic stimulus.

The recipients of the message are encouraged to visit a website where they should register and check for eligibility, to get the money. If you get accepted (everybody is) the scammers also require you to pay a “governmental” tax in order to receive the big fat stimulus check.

Watch the video below to see in action a different variation of the Economic Stimulus scam exposed.

Economic Stimulus Scam Video

How to avoid:

Do not fall for this scam; this is not how official economic stimulus plans are announced – check the daily newspapers, whether is online or on paper. News from the Government don't come via phone calls.

How to report:

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