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Scam Alert – Email Scam targeting small businesses with America’s SBDC and SBA Logo – Beware!

 

There is a scam circulating that uses the America’s SBDC and SBA logos to try and phish banking information from small businesses. The email congratulates the owner on their approval for the Small Business Development Center grant powered by the SBA and then asks them to confirm banking information. Note:

  • SBA only communicates from email addresses ending in @sba.gov. If you are being contacted by someone claiming to be from the SBA who is not using an official SBA email address, you should suspect fraud.
  • If you are in the process of applying for an SBA loan and receive email correspondence asking for Personally Identifiable Information (PII), ensure that the referenced application number is consistent with the actual application number.

Protect yourself – https://www.sba.gov/about-sba/oversight-advocacy/office-inspector-general/protect-yourself-scams-fraud#id-grants

Report any suspicious activity to the SBA’s Inspector General at https://ow.ly/tpP250R6GHu.

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