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Stimulus check in California: how to avoid scams that seek to steal your money

The most important thing you should know is that nothing and no one can speed up the payment process of the California stimulus check, if they promise you, it is a scam

California is one of the states that is actively sending stimulus checks so that its residents can help with year-end expenses and the high costs of inflation. The money, which is being doled out through the Middle Class Rebate program , has been out since mid-October and will continue through January 2023. If you’re in the process of receiving your financial relief, be careful, as scammers are on the prowl . .

“Unfortunately, there are some bad guys waiting to take advantage as Californians patiently wait for their direct deposit or prepaid debit card to arrive. Do not be fooled. Know what to expect and when, and take precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones from falling victim to a scam,” said Rob Bonta, California State Attorney General.

What you have to be very clear about is that you should not give any type of personal information. Nor should they ask you for money in exchange for receiving this financial aid that the state is granting. So if someone tells you that they can help you speed up the process, that is also false, and they are just looking to steal your money.

The process, as clarified by the California State Tax Board, has a reason, which has to do with the letters of your last name and the fact of those who received the Golden State stimulus check. So the order of how you receive it cannot be altered. The maximum time in which it will reach you is January 14, 2023.

“We know it’s expensive right now, and California is putting money in their pockets to help. We are sending over $1,000 worth of rebates to help families pay for everything from groceries to gas,” Governor Gavin Newsom said in a statement issued the day before the first payments were made.

A family that is made up of four members can receive up to $1,050 dollars as part of this stimulus check. The California Board of Taxation said it plans to make 18 million total payments, totaling $9.5 billion , representing the largest relief program of its kind in California history.

Melissa Galbraith
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