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The IRS reminds retirees who don't normally have a requirement to file a tax return that no action on their part is needed to receive their $1,200 economic impact payment. Seniors should be especially careful during this period. The IRS reminds retirees – including recipients of Forms SSA-1099 and RRB-1099 − that no one from the agency will be reaching out to them by phone, email, mail or in person asking for any kind of information to complete their economic impact payment, also sometimes referred to as rebates or stimulus payments. The IRS is sending these $1,200 payments automatically to retirees – no additional action or information is needed on their part to receive this.
The FTC and FDA have jointly issued warning letters to seven sellers of unapproved and misbranded products, claiming they can treat or prevent the Coronavirus. The companies’ products include teas, essential oils, and colloidal silver.
The FTC says the companies have no evidence to back up their claims — as required by law. The FDA says there are no approved vaccines, drugs or investigational products currently available to treat or prevent the virus
Bad actors are selling fake COVID-19 test kits and unapproved treatments through telemarketing calls, social media platforms, and door-to-door visits. Many scammers are promising free care to patients in order to gain access to their personal and health insurance information, including their dates of birth, Social Security numbers, and financial data.
The FBI wants people to be aware of several schemes. Click the button for more information from the FBI.
We want to make sure people are being cautious of SCAMS related to COVID-19. You never need to pay any fees to apply for an SBA grant or loan. You never need to pay any fees to apply for SNAP or Unemployment and there are no Mandatory Online COVID-19 Tests. Further more, there are scams going around offering bogus insurance policies, home remedies, and testing kits. Always question information and offers like these if they don't come from an official source. The FCC has some good information on these scams including audio recordings of robo-caller scams.