Summit County Sheriff's Office warning of stimulus check scam

Posted at 10:25 AM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 10:25:23-04

SUMMIT COUNTY, Ohio — The Summit County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public about a stimulus check scam that has popped up in Northeast Ohio.

The sheriff’s office said the scam has already started in Cuyahoga County. Scammers are sending texts to a person’s phone attempting to obtain personal information by promising to send a stimulus check early.

Authorities said since the details of the bill are still being finalized, it’s impossible for someone to receive a check right now.

Scammers are also using the US Census to convince people to give them personal and financial information, saying that you will not get a stimulus check unless you fill out the census form attached to the text message.

Deputies urge the public not to click on links in text messages or reply to robo-calls that you don’t recognize.

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