’Global Empowerment Fund’ COVID-19 payment messages are fake, federal officials say
By Kevin Foster | July 3, 2020 at 3:39 PM CDT - Updated July 3 at 3:39 PM
(WAFB) - The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warned the public against responding to messages appearing to be from FTC representatives that offer money from a fake COVID-19 “Global Empowerment Fund.”
The FTC announced there is no fund and no money.
The messages request that the recipient responds with personal bank account information as part of a scam, officials said.
Anyone who has fallen victim to this scam is told to visit IdentityTheft.gov
These fake messages should be reported to the FTC by clicking the link here.
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