When it comes to receiving money, there's always a chance you could get scammed. That includes now, as our stimulus checks are (supposed to be) on the way. The Grand Forks Police Department has some pointers on their Facebook page to help your remain safe about receiving your stimulus money.

‼️Scam Alert‼️

If you receive a suspicious email, text message or phone call regarding a stimulus check - don’t share...

Posted by Grand Forks Police Department on Thursday, April 9, 2020

Now, you may think that you have enough common sense to not get swindled, but it happens. It's important to remember to never give out your personal information. I mean, the government is not going to call and ask you for every last detail, from your grand mother's best friend's cat's name to your checking account number. And the government most definitely will NOT ask you to pay them so you can get paid.

I understand that this a trying time in the world, but don't forget to be "North Dakota Smart" when you get your check. Don't click on suspicious links, reply to suspicious emails, snail mail, or texts; and don't give out any of your personal information. Trust me, if you file taxes, the government most definitely already has your information.