• Be wary if you get a call saying you’re receiving a grant you didn’t apply for. You don’t get grants out of the blue; you have to apply for them. It’s generally a lengthy process where money is awarded to a civic or nonprofit organization for community betterment, not to individuals for personal use.
• Keep in mind, phone numbers can be falsified on caller ID. It could be a scammer who’s hiding the real number to seem more credible.
• Remember, the government typically doesn’t call, text or e-mail. Government agencies normally communicate through the mail, so be very cautious of any unsolicited calls, text messages or e-mails you receive.
For more information about these scams or to research questionable offers and solicitations, contact your Better Business Bureau at www.bbb.org or call (937) 222-5825 or (800) 776-5301.