An emerging scam involves a false claim that Floridians must respond to the 2020 Census in order to receive a coronavirus stimulus payment. The scam message usually includes a link that directs anyone who clicks on it to a fake website with prompts to provide sensitive personal information. While participating in the Census is mandatory, there is no connection between completing the Census and receiving a stimulus check.
Moody assembled a Rapid Response Team to quickly respond to reports of unlawful price increases. Since Gov. Ron DeSantis’ COVID-19 emergency declaration activating Florida’s price gouging laws, Moody’s office has issued dozens of subpoenas, deactivated more than 100 online posts and secured thousands in direct refunds for consumers.
The $2.2 trillion federal stimulus bill includes individual payments, expanded unemployment coverage, student loan changes and much more. News of the historic spending bill is providing ammo for scammers already trying to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic to rip off Floridians.
Florida’s CFO Jimmy Patronis and Florida Office of Financial Regulation (OFR) Commissioner Russell Weigel want Floridians to know that scammers are preying on Floridians’ fears surrounding COVID-19.
This week, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued a Consumer Alert urging Floridians to guard against cybercrimes when working from home.
Members of the Florida delegation cheered the U.S. Department of Justice for charging Nicolás Maduro and other members of the Venezuelan regime with narco-terrorism, corruption, drug trafficking and other charges on Thursday.
The scams run the gambit from text messages and phone calls to imposters posing as health workers offering free COVID-19 tests. Moody called for Floridians to be on the lookout for scams and never give out personal or financial information to solicitors.
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody and the three U.S. attorneys teamed up on Thursday to warn Floridians about scams related to the COVID-19 outbreak.
With reports from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) about a growing number of scams and fraud in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis offered tips for residents of the Sunshine State.
Following an executive order from Gov. Ron DeSantis focused on coronavirus, on Tuesday, state Attorney General Ashley Moody activated Florida’s Price Gouging Hotline for all consumers in the state.