JACKSON (WDAM) - Attorney General Jim Hood and the Federal Trade Commmission are warning consumers about internet scams promising help to receive President Obama's economic stimulus package.
Scams come in various forms. E-mail messages may ask for bank account information so that operators can deposit a consumers' share of the stimulus package directly in their bank account. Instead, scammers drain money out of the account.
Some e-mails provide links. When the link is clicked, malicous software is downloaded giving the scammer the ability to steal a consumer's identity.