SALT LAKE CITY — Where there is government money, there are scammers pretending they want to help you get it.
FBI Special Agent Jeremy Capello said they're seeing government impersonators -- the scammers talk about stimulus checks and people getting too much money.
People are told they have to pay back the government, but that is not true. A lot of you are letting us know that you're seeing the same kind of scams.
The emails and texts typically have links they want you to click, but if you click on them, you could allow hackers into your device.
To protect yourself, if you don't know the source, don't click on any link, open any email attachment, or give out personal information by phone.
The FBI says that government agencies will not contact you by phone or email about stimulus money and will never ask for it back.
The Federal Trade Commission has some good advice on avoiding these scams.