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Michigan attorney general warns of door-to-door scams

Posted at 7:54 AM, Apr 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-10 07:54:35-04

LANSING, Mich. — Someone might show up at your door claiming to be from the government and offering to help with stimulus checks, unemployment benefits, and services available during the COVID-19 pandemic.

They are scammers, says Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel.

The AG office sent out a warning Thursday about door-to-door scammers who are actually out to get your money and personal information.

Nessel noted in the release that her department hasn’t yet heard of specific cases of this type of scam, but “scammers will attempt to deceive you and steal personal information or money in all kinds of ways and going door-to-door is not a new tactic. Do not fall for these tricks.”

Someone claiming to be from the U.S. Census could be legitimate. They should be carrying an ID badge from the U.S. Department of Commerce with an expiration date. Find out more here.