Phone-y Funds for Furloughed Feds
They’re yet another spin on the government grant scam, where a scammer calls and tries to get someone to give out bank account information or pay a fee to get a nonexistent grant. Some scammers also may be targeting furloughed government employees about a “free” grant specifically for them. If you’ve been targeted by a government grant scam, file a complaint with the FTC. And read Government Grant Scams for more information.