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Avoiding Scams, Frauds, and Cons

Government Grants

The government DOES NOT:

  1. Contact you by email, phone or postal mail to offer you a grant.
  2. Ask for fees in exchange for money.

For information on real government grants, see our guide on Grants & Grantwriting.

Free Credit Report

Ignore that commercial for freecreditreport.com -- it costs money!

Instead, click the following link to learn about the only authorized source for your legally mandated free annual credit report.

Free Phone

International Lotteries

If you are notified that you have won a foreign lottery, read these government websites before you pay any fees or provide any bank account information:

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