Letter to the Editor - Protect yourself from COVID-19 scammers
April 8, 2020
At a time when everyone is impacted by this pandemic crisis, it’s hard to imagine that anyone would want to cause additional harm. Yet, right now there are thieves who want to bilk you out of your COVID-19 recovery checks.
Be advised: you will not be directly contacted by your financial institution or the federal government (including government agencies such as the IRS, FDIC, and NCUA) asking for your personal information such as account number, social security number, or phone number. If you receive a call, email, or text from someone asking for that data, disregard it. This i...