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Governor: Beware of Stimulus Scams 

Governor John Baldacci is warning Mainers to be wary of telephone calls or solicitations claiming to be related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, or stimulus.Baldacci says his office received a telephone call from a womanwho said she had been contacted by a caller who asked for personalinformation, saying it was needed so a large sum of stimulus moneycould be deposited into her personal account.Baldacci said it’s disgusting that during a difficult economictime, people would try to take advantage of others.The state has set up a toll-free telephone number for people toreport suspected fraud, waste or abuse. The number is:866-224-3033.