Over the last week or so our office has been receiving a number of calls from consumers reporting a suspicious government grant offer. Consumers are advised by phone that they qualify for a $7000 government grant. The qualifications seem a bit fuzzy but the caller always asks if there is a Western Union nearby. In order to collect the grant, the consumers are told that they need to send $225 to individuals in Washington, DC.
Government grants are out there but securing one can be a complicated process. Don’t fall for scams offering easy money. Information regarding legitimate grants is available through your public library or by contacting the federal grant office at 1-800-518-4726.