This week more than 700 senior citizens filled out a rather skimpy form promising a $500 check from the American Opportunities Stimulus Program. They filled in sensitive information like their name, address, birth date and social security numbers, all with the promise of getting a Visa Check card in return.
But on Thursday, Fulton County government put out a warning that it might be an identity theft scam.
The fishy program, which is currently under investigation by Atlanta area law enforcement, was run on the front steps of the Atlanta headquarters of Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network.