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Does HHS call families and promise to give them a free grant if I send them some money or give them my bank account number?

No. The only official access point for all federal grants is to apply online at Grants.gov.

Some scam artists advertise “free grants” in the classifieds, inviting readers to call a toll-free number for more information. Others are bolder: they call you out of the blue. They lie about where they’re calling from, claiming that you will receive a grant that you don’t have to pay back.

Don’t be fooled – learn the 5 things you can do to protect yourself from the grants scammers.


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Content created by Digital Communications Division (DCD)
Content last reviewed on October 1, 2014