BBB Warns of Suspicious Phone Calls Offering Government Grants

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.

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About Leslie Kish

I started at BBB|Cincinnati in 1994 as a Customer Service Specialist. Today I am the Vice President of Operations.