Catalina couple caught in government stimulus scam - Tucson News Now

Catalina couple caught in government stimulus scam

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A promise of $12,700 from the federal government, that’s what a couple from Catalina was told.

A caller told the couple they were going to get money from the leftover government stimulus.

But there was a catch.

The scammer said they had to pay a $200 fee and nearly $700 for taxes. And the couple had to pay with Apple iTunes cards.

The couple gave the scammer the numbers from the back of the card and their bank account information. The suspect was able get the money off the cards and money from their bank account.

Altogether, the couple lost $1,100.

The money was for food and rent and now it's gone.

They’re still heartbroken and upset with themselves for losing the money.

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