SCAM ALERT: Scammers take advantage of coronavirus crisis

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WKBT) – Scammers have been taking advantage of the coronavirus crisis.

The latest one comes after lawmakers proposed the “phase three” federal stimulus package.

The bill includes sending every American a check to offset lost income.

The Better Business Bureau says there have been reports of government impostors.

One popular scam is a Facebook post telling seniors about a special grant to help pay medical bills.

The link leads to a website claiming to be a government agency called the “U.S. Emergency Grants Federation”.

It requests your Social Security number, saying it’s to verify your eligibility.

But government agencies don’t communicate through social media like Facebook.

So no matter what the message is, don’t click!

You can report scams or check out the Better Business Bureau Scam Tracker here.