The first thing you should know, according to our partners at the Cuyahoga County Scam Squad, is that there are no government officials or vaccine manufacturers asking people to fill out surveys about the process right now.
Identity thieves are stealing cold hard cash in the form of our tax dollars from the Pandemic Unemployment Fund, which is money meant for people who were laid-off or lost their jobs when the coronavirus hit Ohio.
It’s estimated that since last March, $63-Billion has been paid out nationwide for fraudulent claims related to Pandemic Unemployment programs. That’s according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Inspector General.
Victims who lost money trying to purchase cleaning products during the pandemic are getting some action.A federal judge in Northeast Ohio ordered several websites to take down fake ads for supplies after a lawsuit filed by the Federal Trade Commission’s Cleveland office.
As scammers continue to take advantage of people during the pandemic, members of the Cuyahoga County Scam Squad are warning there is nothing you can buy or carry to exempt you from the mask mandate we’re all being told to follow right now in Cleveland.
New reports show that scammers are targeting people who are out of work with fake “secret shopper” job opportunities.Scammers are enticing people with flexible hours and a chance to work from home for great pay.
A family member sent Joshua Wilson a curious Facebook message that contained a link to what looked like the census bureau.“The message stated that if you didn’t fill out the 2020 census form you wouldn’t get a stimulus check,” Wilson said.