September 19, 2021

As the eviction moratorium is set to end, scams are ramping up » Scammer News

The eviction moratorium has been extended through October 3rd, but that doesn’t mean scammers have postponed their tricks. Con artists often take advantage of the confusion and stress surrounding significant events. With more than 450,000 Texans behind on their rent, the moratorium’s end is a perfect hook.

Katie Galan with the Better Business Bureau says, “As the eviction moratorium winds down, Texans need to watch out for scammers offering loans, peddling credit repair services, or promoting government programs. These cons are a way to trick desperate people out of money they don’t have.”

Galan said, during the COVID-19 pandemic, BBB Scam Tracker saw numerous reports of phony “pandemic relief” grants or government programs that allegedly provide funding to people impacted by the pandemic. Once you “qualify for the grant,” the scammer will ask you to pay a processing or delivery fee to receive your funds….

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