Neymar Jr. remains in Brazil for his quarantine due to the coronavirus, however, despite spending most of his time at home, the Paris Saint-Germain forward seems to have become a victim of identity theft.
According to UOL Esporte, someone entered the 28-year-old’s information into the Caixa Econômica Federal emergency aid, which would’ve given the person R $600 reais in government support.
Furthermore, Neymar and his entourage were unaware of this identity theft attempt and only found out about the issue when someone gave them a call over the report.
No one in his camp knows who is behind this act, but the piece explains that federal aid is enduring issues with people committing fraud over the recent weeks.
The situation is now resolving itself, but it does show that with resources drying up and people losing their jobs in Brazil, citizens will resort to any means for financial support, even if it means committing a crime.
Neymar will soon return to Paris as the club is expected to return to training on June 22.
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