BBB Puts Out Alert For Grant Scam

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In an 11 Call For Action Alert, the Better Business Bureau is putting out a warning for a new scam happening across the country.

Scammers are pretending to be government officials, and offering people money.

It's called the grant scam: crooks call you and say you've been approved for a $7,000 grant.

The scammers claim to be with the "Federal Grants Administration," or some other official-sounding agency.

They tell the potential victim in order to get the money , they have to pay processing fees.

The BBB says these crooks are very good at what they do, and know exactly what to say to make you believe you've been awarded this money.

According to the BBB, federal grants are not given to people for personal use. They are intended for institutions and non-profits for a specific purpose.

You would never have to pay anything for federal grants; there are no processing fees.

The BBB also says a real government agency that gives grants will not call or email asking for money or your banking information.

If you have something you want us to check out, make an 11 Call For Action by calling 719-457-8211.