FORT MYERS, Fla. — Scammers are using a new United States Federal Program as a chance to steal personal information from grieving family members, a scam alert from the Better Business Bureau warns.
People have reported getting a call, email, or text message from someone claiming to be from the Federal Emergency Management Agency or another government agency. The scammer claims to be part of the official COVID-19 Funeral Assistance program.
The faux government official claims that you qualify for financial assistance. But first, they need some information to “register” you for the program....