The Guam Police Department (GPD), working with local partners, continues to respond to any reports of the use of fraudulent checks, more recently the use of fraudulent Economic Impact Payment (EIP) or stimulus checks.
GPD reminds businesses where check cashing is appropriate to examine checks carefully and always request and verify identification before cashing the checks.
The community is reminded to be on the lookout for scam artists trying to use the EIP as cover schemes to steal personal information and/or money.
Remember, the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) will not call, text you, email you or contact you on social media asking for personal or bank account information – even related to the economic impact payments.
Also, watch out for emails with attachments or links claiming to have special information about economic impact payments or refunds.
(JIC news release)