Stimulus Scam

The government has issued a warning about scams offering consumers help qualifying for payment from the economic stimulus package.

E-mails are currently circulating, asking consumers to provide personal information and a small payment.

The scammers often use the information to drain the consumer's bank account, or to commit identity theft.

The federal trade commission says consumers who have already given up credit card information as part of these scams should check their bills for unauthorized charges.