Free money from the government? Don’t fall for that scam

How does receiving free money without paying it back sound? If you’re feeling this is too good to be true, then you’re on the right track. Government grant scams trick consumers into believing they’ve qualified for a big sum of cash, without having to pay the money back. The Federal Trade Commission says the “free grants” offer…

Don’t get taken by a government grant scam

Sooner or later, you may get a call from an “official” saying you’ve been chosen to receive a government grant for thousands of dollars—a grant that you never applied for. It would be great if money just fell out of the sky like that. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way. If you get a call…

BBB warns: Don’t get taken by a government grant scam

Your BBB gets a lot of calls from people who had suspicious calls from scammers saying they qualify for a government grant. In reality, you have to apply for government grants. They will never come to you from out of the blue. If you’re not familiar with how government grants work, the prospect of “free money” from…