Watch Out For Economic Stimulus Scams

by MB on March 4, 2009

If you use Facebook, or many other high-traffic sites, you may have noticed advertisements for “grant kits” which promise to give you the inside track on getting money from the government.

The scam is this: you purchase the kit for the cost of shipping, then if you don’t return it within 14 days; you start getting billed for large monthly charges.

The scammers count on their victims to not read the disclosure in the fine print of these monthly charges.

While the government does give grants, information about legitimate programs can be found on official websites which end in .gov.

It is very unfortunate that advertisers are taking advantage of people that may have fallen on desperate times.

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