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Grant Scams: What You Need to Know

Fri, May 2, 2014 @ 15:05 PM / by Alisyn Franzen posted in grant trend, federal grants, grant scams, grant tips, grant hints, grant fraud

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It is a harsh truth of today’s world – scams surround us. Unfortunately, the world of grants is not devoid of individuals who try to take advantage of others. In fact, we recently fielded some questions from individuals who wanted to know whether or not a particular grant they had “been awarded” was legitimate. One of our Grant Helpers even got a scam call! As he recounts, "The caller announced that I had been selected to receive a $9,000 grant from the government as a result of paying my taxes on time. I had to provide a 'security deposit' of $250 to receive the grant." The caller even said he was with Health and Human Services and gave their address in Washington, D.C.

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