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Watch out for stimulus check, coronavirus scams
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Watch out for stimulus check, coronavirus scams

WHILE WE'RE AT HOME, SCAMMERSARE HARD AT WORK TRYING TO GETYOUR ATTENTION.

JULIA FELLOSHARES THE TOP FOUR WAYSCRIMINALS ARE PREYING ONPEOPLE'S CORONAVIURS FEARS, TOSTEAL YOUR MONEY DURINGVULNERABLE(√°STANDUP√°) JULIA FELLO/STANDUPA lot of us may be wantingthat light at the end of thetunnel to get out of thispandemic so quickly, we mayjump at something withoutthinking twice.

Our Call 4Action Office is gettingflooded with COVID-19 relatedcomplaints.(√°SOT√°)2:43REPORTER QUESTION: how muchbusier is call 4 action now?1:30 ANSWER: about five foldREPORTER: wow ANSWER: aboutfive times the number of callsand its just me handling themlaughs so its a lot the volumeis just unbelievable and allvery very vaid stuff(√°ARTANIMATION√°)THE FIRST SCAM ISTHE NEWEST: THE FAKE STIMULUSCHECKS.CROOKS WILL CALL OREMAIL YOU, CLAIMING TO BE WITHFEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

THEY SAYYOU'LL GET YOUR "STIMULUSCHECK" AFTER YOU GIVE THEMYOUR CHECKING ACCOUNT ANDSOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS.(√°SOT√°) KAREN STILES/CALL 4ACTION4:23 don't fall for itthe only way that you're goingto get this information is byofficial information from thefederal government4:58thefederal government already hasall that especially if you'refiling your taxes every year(√°ART ANIMATION√°)AT NUMBERTWO: PRICE GOUGING.LOCALBUSINESSES HAVE BEEN CAUGHT BYTHE 'BETTER BUSINESS BUREAUSERVING WISCONSIN' PRICEGOUGING CLEANING SUPPLIES ANDHAND SANITIZERS.

SOME OF THEPRICES HAVE BEEN JACKED UP BY400-PERCENT.(√°SOT√°) JIMTEMMBER/BBB SERVING WISCONSIN10:38:34 REPORTER QUESTION: doyou have particular stores?10:38:33 ANSWER: we have seengas stations actuallyconvenience stores not chainwide but specific individualsif you have people out therewho are finding price gouging(√°ART ANIMATION√°)BBB'S JIMTEMMER TELLS ME THEY AREACTIVELY WORKING WITH THEFEDERAL COMMISSION ANDDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURETRADE AND CONSUMER PROTECTIONTO INVESTIGATE EACH CLAIM TOSEE IF FINES OR PROSECUTIONSHOULDFOLLOW.(√°ART ANIMATION√°)NUMBERTHREE IS A SCAM THAT HITS ATTHE HEART OF THE COVIDPROBLEM: MASK SHORTAGES.TEMMERSAYS FAKE ADS ARE POPPING UPTHROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA ANDEMAIL, CLAIMING TO BEBUSINESSES WITH PLENTY OFMASKS IN STOCK.TEMMBER/BBBWISCONSIN10:40:46 and theynever come cause its fake theyhave a fake website set upthey have no real supply ofmasks they're telling peoplethey do they have photographsfrom other websites and peoplesend their money and then theytake itTEMMER ADDS YOU CAN GETUP TO 50 DOLLARS OF THAT MONEYBACK, IF YOU CALL UP YOURCREDIT CARD COMPANY AND TELLTHEM YOU NEVER RECEIVED YOURORDER.

YOU MAY BE OUT OF LUCKIF YOU PAID BY DEBIT.(√°SOT√°)JIM TEMMBER/BBB SERVINGWISCONSIN10:42:50 if we allkeep calm heads we treat eachother with kindness andrespect were all going to getthrough this ok 54(√°STANDUP√°)JULIA FELLO/STANDUP (ARTANIMATION√°)THE FOURTH SCAM ISSOMEONE CLAIMING TO BE WITHTHE CDC.CRIMINALS WILL CALLYOU POSING AS A CDC OFFICIALAND CLAIM SOMEONE TESTEDPOSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS INYOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, AND THEYNEED ALL OF YOUR INFORMATIONTO FIGHT THE DISEASE.

DO NOTFALL FOR THIS.THE BEST THINGTO DO IS NOT ANSWER A NUMBERYOU DON'T RECOGNIZE.JULIAFELLO TMJ4 NEWS.



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