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Watch out for false promises as eviction moratorium nears end

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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – The Biden Administration extended the eviction moratorium through October 3 which means scammers have postponed their tricks. Con artists often take advantage of the confusion and stress surrounding major events and since millions in the United States behind on their rent, the moratorium’s end is a perfect hook.

As the eviction moratorium winds down, you should watch out for scammers offering loans, peddling credit repair services, or promoting government programs. These cons are a way to trick desperate people out of money they don’t have.

For example, during the COVID-19 pandemic, BBB Scam Tracker has seen numerous reports of phony “pandemic relief” grants or government programs that allegedly provide funding to people impacted by the pandemic. Once you “qualify for the grant,” the scammer will ask you to pay a processing or delivery fee to receive your funds. Of course, the grant doesn’t…

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