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AG Schmidt warns of COVID-19 relief scams



TOPEKA, Kan. – Attorney General Derek Schmidt is warning Kansans of COVID-19 relief scams as the next round of stimulus payments continues.

Attorney General Derek Schmidt says he is urging residents to use caution regarding the latest round of COVID-19 stimulus checks that are being issued to Americans. He said Congrees authorized household payments of up to $600 for each qualifying individual, much like the first round of Economic Impact Payments that was given out as part of the CARES Act in the spring of 2020. He said the new round will be issued through direct deposit to bank accounts or payments mailed directly to residents. He said, however, that Kansans should be wary of scammers offering to help with receiving the payments.

“We know all too well that scammers will be back to their old tricks in attempting to cash in on the latest round of stimulus payments,” Schmidt said. “I caution all Kansans to use good judgment to prevent loss of the money they are entitled to receive at this critical time.”