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Stimulus payments: Watch out for scams, and learn how to get your money if you didn't get a check in 2020

Source: - Jan 6, 2021

Some of your friends or relatives or co-workers likely received their stimulus payments in their bank accounts today. Did you?

The federal government last week said payments of up to $600 per person will start going out Jan. 4 and will continue for several weeks. Some will be by direct deposit; others will be by a mailed check or debit card. (Given the performance of the U.S. Postal Service in recent months, good luck with that).

The danger for consumers is if they allow desperation or greed to suck them into a scam. Resist the temptation to suspend your common sense.

Here are some tips and things to know:

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