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’Global Empowerment Fund’ COVID-19 payment messages are fake, federal officials say

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Published: Jul. 6, 2020 at 10:19 AM CDT
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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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original Story: https://www.wafb.com/2020/07/03/global-empowerment-fund-covid-payment-messages-are-fake-federal-officials-say/

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