Fraud Alert: Government Grant Scam

Customers have reported receiving telephone calls regarding Government Grant Scams. As usual, we like to let you know when a specific type of scam is popular, so you can be better prepared to avoid these situations yourself.

The scammer will say something like,  “Because you pay your income taxes on time, you have been awarded a free $12,500 government grant! To get your grant, simply give us your checking account information, and we will direct-deposit the grant into your bank account!”

This is fraud, plain and simple. For more information on Goverment Grant Scams visit the FTC’s website at http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0113-government-grant-scams#.UwT_r-ulg0k.email

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