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Treasury: Taxpayers, Tax Preparers Be Ready for Stimulus Scams

Michigan Business Network
April 1, 2020 11:00 AM

Scammers Trying to Obtain Banking Information to Intercept Federal Checks

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan’s taxpayers and tax preparers should be extra vigilant for federal stimulus scams, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury.

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AG Nessel Reissues Consumer Alert as Another Local Health Department Receives Reports of Scammers Seeking Medicaid, Medicare Information

Michigan Business Network
April 1, 2020 6:00 AM

 

DO NOT FALL FOR IT!!!

 

LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel today warned Michiganders again to beware of scammers claiming to be from at least two local public health departments, calling residents to offer medication and at-home COVID-19 tests while asking for their Medicaid and Medicare numbers for billing purposes.  Incoming calls are jamming local health departments’ phone lines, delaying important responses  to COVID-19. 

Reports so far have been focused on the Ionia County Health Department and now the Benzie Leelanau Public Health Department. The Attorney General’s office reissued a consumer alert making residents aware of the situation earlier today.  

The Benzie Leelanau Public Health Department received multiple calls from residents in the 248 and 989 area codes asking about the calls.  The department is in the 231 area code. 

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Michigan Implements Expansion of Unemployment Assistance Following Peters’ Legislation Being Signed into Law

Michigan Business Network
March 31, 2020 2:00 PM

CARES Act Signed into Law Last Week Included Peters-led Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Act

DETROIT, MI – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today welcomed the State of Michigan’s announcement today that it will expand unemployment assistance to Michigan workers impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. The expansion was made possible because of Peters’ Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Act, which was included in the federal, bipartisan Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed into law last week.

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AG’s Office Takes Action Against Health Care Industry Supplier for Reported Price-gouging

Michigan Business Network
March 30, 2020 7:00 AM

LANSINGMICH. As reports of price-gouging related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) near 2,000, the Michigan Department of Attorney General has sent a cease and desist letter to a health care industry supplier for marketing face masks at exceptionally high prices.  

Attorney General Dana Nessel today sent the letter to DiaMedical USA Equipment Inc., based in Bloomfield Hills, after receiving a consumer complaint that the company is attempting to sell 10-packs of face masks through its website for nearly $100 each. Similar model masks are sold at between $1.50 to $2.40 per mask. 

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MI Attorney General Dana Nessel Issues Urgent Consumer Alert Following Reports of Federal Stimulus Scams

Michigan Business Network
March 27, 2020 6:00 AM

 

DO NOT FALL FOR IT!!!

 

LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel today issued an urgent consumer alert urging Michiganders to be on high alert for bad actors aiming to coerce them out of their personal information in a new federal stimulus payment scam.    

Scammers are using the news that the federal government will send one-time payments to millions of people across the country as part of the federal economic relief response to COVID-19 to steal personal information.

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AG Nessel Provides Guidance on Executive Orders Violations

Michigan Business Network
March 25, 2020 7:00 PM

AG Nessel Provides Guidance on Executive Orders Violations

LANSING, MICH. After her Consumer Protection intake lines were flooded with phone calls related to violations of the state’s new rules implemented as a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is providing guidance on how to file complaints about individuals and businesses that aren’t complying with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders.  

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NEWS RELEASE: Governor Whitmer Calls on Michiganders to Donate Medical Supplies, Personal Protective Equipment to Hospitals

Michigan Business Network
March 24, 2020 8:00 PM

 LANSING, Mich. — With many hospitals throughout Michigan facing potential shortages of face masks and other essential medical supplies and personal protective equipmentGovernor Gretchen Whitmer called upon Michiganders and businesses to donate items needed most by hospitals and medical providers 

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Following Calls by Peters, President Trump Announces He’ll Use Defense Production Act

Michigan Business Network
March 21, 2020 7:00 AM

WASHINGTON, DC – Following calls and pressure from U.S. Senator Gary Peters, Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, President Trump announced he will use the authorities under the Defense Production Act (DPA) to address widespread shortages for personal protective equipment and medical supplies due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The DPA authorizes the President to strengthen domestic manufacturing capacity and supply in extraordinary circumstances, and to direct private sector firms to produce critical manufactured goods to meet urgent national security and emergency preparedness needs.

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Peters: Confronting Coronavirus Pandemic Will Require ‘Massive Intervention’ to Address Public Health and Economic Crisis

Michigan Business Network
March 20, 2020 5:00 PM

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, joined Ari Melber on MSNBC to discuss the Coronavirus pandemic and his latest efforts in the Senate, including passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, his questions to the President about Canada’s new Coronavirus travel restrictions and his push for significant, additional action to support impacted workers and families. The legislation passed the Senate yesterday with strong bipartisan support and includes priorities that Peters pressed for, including: assistance for impacted workers and families, free testing and expanding paid sick leave.

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MI AG Dana Nessel Issues Urgent Consumer Alert on Phishing Emails

Michigan Business Network
March 20, 2020 3:00 PM

LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel today issued an urgent reminder to be aware of phishing emails sent by scammers seeking to obtain your personal information and hard-earned money.  

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