Beware! Stimulus checks attract the scammers

Now that federal stimulus checks are beginning to arrive in banks accounts or mailboxes, the Biloxi Police Department is reminding residents to beware of scams.

Biloxi Police Chief John Miller, appearing on the city’s daily Be Prepared video, said police have already received a report of an individual trying to cash a bogus $3,600 stimulus check.

The Be Prepared video also includes the latest numbers for the coronavirus positive cases: up 264 statewide, bringing the total to 3,624 and 129 deaths, an increase from seven in the past 24 hours. Locally, five new cases were reported in Harrison County, seven in Jackson County, and one in Hancock County. 
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News & notes: Road work, council agenda, BTV

Road work: Bayview Avenue will be closed between Reynoir and Lameuse streets on Monday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. while workers make sewer repairs. To see the overall status of roadwork throughout the city, click here.

Council agenda: The Biloxi City Council will have an agenda of nearly two dozen measures when councilmembers gather for their regularly scheduled meeting next week. The meeting — Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. — will be streamed live on the city’s website. Only essential staff will be allowed to attend because of social-distancing provisions. To see the agenda and supporting documents, click here.

BTV: Want to watch BTV, but don’t have cable or don’t live in Biloxi? You can see the city’s municipal TV channel online. To see BTV now, along with the program schedule for April and a link to the city’s YouTube channel, click here.