3 Facts to Help You Avoid Grant Scams

When you receive an unprompted call or email that promises money in exchange for a fee or your personal information, do not give the scammer your money or information. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently published a helpful resource, and we wanted to share three facts that will help you avoid becoming a grant … Continue reading 3 Facts to Help You Avoid Grant Scams

5 Ways to Avoid Becoming a Victim of Grant Fraud or Scams

While you search for grants or other financial assistance from the government, there are scam artists using sophisticated tricks to steal your money and personal information over the phone, through email, or physical mail. We have recently seen an increase in calls to our help desk from victims of fraud and scams. Here are five … Continue reading 5 Ways to Avoid Becoming a Victim of Grant Fraud or Scams

Misconceptions about Government Grants | #GrantChat Highlights Part 2

What do you think of when you hear “government grants”? One thing we have learned as a program is this—a person or organization’s specific desires and goals shape how they re-define “government grants” so that they should receive funding. This re-defining of grants to suit ones needs has led to many misconceptions about what federal … Continue reading Misconceptions about Government Grants | #GrantChat Highlights Part 2

Is This a Grant Scam?

“You are eligible for FREE grants! Just fill out this quick application: First & Last Name, Home Address, Birthdate, Social Security Number (SSN), and Bank Account & Routing Numbers to receive the grant” — that is a grant scam. You answer a phone call: “Hi, this is Greg McCaffrey from the Federal Bureau of Grant … Continue reading Is This a Grant Scam?

What Is the Difference Between Grants.gov and Benefits.gov? #ReplyAll

Every month, Grants.gov receives a significant amount of queries from users hoping to apply for personal financial assistance from the federal government. These individuals might be looking for home repair grants or forms of disability assistance. Others are unfortunately driven to Grants.gov by scam artists posing as agents of Grants.gov (or some made-up variant) who … Continue reading What Is the Difference Between Grants.gov and Benefits.gov? #ReplyAll

Answers to Your Grant Fraud Questions

Unfortunately, there are people out there who try to take advantage of those who are looking for government grants or benefits. At Grants.gov, we often receive questions about suspected grant fraud in blog comments, on Twitter @grantsdotgov, and at the Grants.gov support center. Here are two of the most common types of questions you have … Continue reading Answers to Your Grant Fraud Questions