With plenty of scams to go around, cybercriminals are tapping into news events to formulate new tactics. Just like the emails copying the events around the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack, criminals are using the nationwide American Rescue Plan Act as bait, and thousands are being scammed.

The U.S. government is continuing to support Americans with financial help due to the pandemic, and the latest round of support will be mailed out next month. These payments are different from the previous stimulus checks, as these are advances of the child tax credit.

The IRS will send the funds directly, and scammers are already coming up…

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