Beware of CSBG Scam on Social Media
Written by wendycorr on August 22, 2019
The Wyoming Department of Health is warning residents of fraudulent activity by individuals claiming to represent the Community Services Block Grant.
Department staff has heard from a handful of victims and near-victims who have been contacted via Facebook Messenger and other social media platforms with offers of a large grant in exchange for personal information and a small fee for processing.
Sarah Green, Community Services Program manager with the Health Department, says the Community Services Program never contacts individuals by phone, email, text message or mobile services, or social media to request personal information in exchange for funds, adding that funds from this program are never awarded directly to individual residents.
Anyone who learns of or receives any communication offering a CSBG grant or requesting personal information in exchange, should report it to the United Stated Department of Health and Human Services Fraud Hotline at 1-800-447-8477.