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States Are Still Handing out Stimulus Checks (But There Are Scams)

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Fake Stimulus Checks, Beware- For quite some time in 2021, a fourth round of stimulus checks issued by the federal government was a popular idea among American voters – and also among many progressive Democratic legislators.

New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called for the extension of federal unemployment benefits through February 2022, opting instead for a universal basic income-style system instead of a single check.

In March 2021, Senators Ed Markey, Elizabeth Warren, and almost two dozen other senators urged the Biden administration to send recurring COVID-19 stimulus checks to tens of millions of Americans throughout the remainder of the pandemic. The bill was never passed, but not for lack of interest from voters.

At the time, online search interest in a fourth round of stimulus checks increased steadily, with Google Trends data at the time showing that West Virginia had the highest number of searches of…

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