Defense Against Crime

09/01/2017

Free Government Money…Really?


A few years ago, I received a phone call from a person who enthusiastically told me that I have won a FREE Government Grant.  With the FREE Money, I could pay off debt, start a business and blah blah blah It was a program set up by some government agency.  I’m not going to re-tell the story as I’ve already written about it and you can click the link to read. it.

Well the other day I received this e-mail

emailscam

Needless to say that this looked familiar. Ronald Regan said, ” The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help'”. While I think the Federal Government does do a lot of good (roads, military..etc), there are many people who are often fooled by these scams because they are aware of how much money the government wastes.  Yes, I agree that  Congress does waste lots of money.

However, when it comes to government grants a few rules apply.  You can look these up.
The federal government typically awards grants to state and local governments, universities, researchers, law enforcement, organizations, and institutions planning major projects that will benefit specific parts of the population or the community as a whole.

Here are a few.

  1.  interested entities apply for it.
  2. Government grants are not freely given to individuals. They only individual grants I know of are educational grants for students, but these come from money allocated to the Department of Education.

Is the government giving away free money….NO!

Are there organization that give money to help people..YES.

What is likely the case… They want your money by asking for a FEE for this FREE money, or they want your personal information for identity theft.

WHAT TO DO!

  1. Research the offer or company.. google them
  2. Report them to the FTC if necessary
  3. Mark any e-mail as SPAM
  4. If it’s a phone call, two options.
    1. Hang Up
    2. Have Fun with them

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