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Fraud Awareness


Beware of fraud! There are people who prey on other people's hopes by promising access to "free money" for just a small processing fee. Applying for a grant should be free. Use these helpful articles to learn how to avoid fraud and keep your personal information safe online.

If you think you may have been a victim of a government scam, file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) by calling 1.877.382.4357.

Fraud is costly. Preventing it can save you time, money, and frustration. 

  • Be careful of unsolicited phone calls, text messages, or emails claiming to be from a government agency. 
  • Never give money or private information to anyone claiming to be from a government agency.
  • If the government needs something from you, they will contact you by mail and provide a way for you to verify their identity.

Find more information and best practices to avoid fraud at the link below:

Here are some other sites that could help you spot a scam:

The tutorials provided here will help move you, step-by-step, into the world of the Internet, so that you feel comfortable with the technologies you choose to use.

End Stage Renal Disease National Coordinating Center (ESRD NCC)
Introduction to the Internet

Lesson 1: Internet Basics
The purpose of this tutorial is to help you learn:

  • To understand common Internet language.
  • How to locate Internet resources and information.
  • More about the Internet so that you will make it a part of your everyday life.

Lesson 2: Staying Safe Online
The purpose of this tutorial is to help you learn about:

  • Common privacy and safety terms.
  • Scams and frauds that can be a threat to your safety.
  • Tips to keep your personal information safe online..