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"Free Grant" Scams Are on the Rise

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Beware of phone calls coming from the “Federal Grants Administration.” This is one of the top ten scams reported to the U.S. Senate Aging Committee.  Scammers call stating they are from the “Federal Grants Administration” or the “Federal Grants Department” and claiming that you are entitled to a “free grant.”  They ask you to wire money to them for processing fees. They then explain that as soon as they receive the money to cover these fees, your “free grant” money will be sent directly to you.  Don’t be fooled, these agencies don’t exist!

Be a fraud fighter!  If you can spot a scam, you can stop a scam.

Contact local law enforcement or the AARP Fraud Watch Network or 1-877-908-3360 to report a scam or for more information on scam and fraud prevention.

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