If you received a text message regarding Quebec’s new lump-some payment, there’s a good chance it’s a scam.
After announcing that they will hand out a one-time payment of $500 to every adult who earned less than $100,000 in 2021, the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) sent out a tweet on Tuesday evening regarding the ongoing scam.
According to the government, fraudulent text messages with an “Interac reminder” are being sent to Quebecers. Scammers are seemingly taking advantage of the announcement of the handout.
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“This is a fraud.” tweeted the CAQ, “do not click on the link!”
🚨Un message texte frauduleux circule présentement disant qu’un virement Interac de 500,00 $ vous a été envoyé de notre part. Il s’agit d’une fraude.
Veuillez ne pas cliquer sur le lien‼ pic.twitter.com/PRDYdjnSyD
— Coalition Avenir Québec (@coalitionavenir) March 23, 2022
In order to ensure that you don’t accidentally interact with a phony source, make sure to seek out additional information on lump-sum payment using the Quebec government’s website.