Forget about the golden rule…
I mean Oregon unemployment is at 9.9% and that doesn’t include February’s ugly numbers…Homeless shelters, food banks, churches are being pushed to the extremes with many families struggling to make ends meet.
So with all of this cheery news out there, what do we see for troubled folks…
Scams…yep here they come. I mean why be nice to people that are in trouble when you can try and rip them off?
The Oregon Attorney General issued a warning to consumers about scams regarding the stimulus packages. Never ceasing to amaze me is the depths that some individuals go in order to take advantage of others in distress. Not the best in humanity here.
So what is the current scam?
Apparently there are some web sites popping up where consumers can pay a small fee to get a magical list about how to apply for stimulus money. All you have to do is punch in your credit card with expiration date, zip code, and that handy three digit number on the back, for the low…low…scam price of $1.99. In return, the “special” members of our human race take your little ol’ credit card number and rack up charges on your behalf.
Apparently the FTC has received some complaints nationwide regarding this scam so consumers beware. In these difficult times beware of scams such as this one. If you are a troubled homeowner or business owner, I would go directly to the government sources for information.
Clearly some scam artists are saying “Let the games begin…”