CSBG DCL 2019-14 Potential Fraud Alert

Publication Date: June 18, 2019

DCL#: CSBG-DCL-2019-14

DATE: June 13, 2019

TO: CSBG Network

SUBJECT: Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Fraud Alert

ATTACHMENT(S): Not Applicable

Dear Colleagues,

The Office of Community Services is aware of potentially fraudulent activity by individuals claiming to represent the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG). Individuals unrelated to CSBG are contacting people via telephone, email, social media, and text message offering CSBG funding or services in exchange for a fee.

OCS does not provide direct CSBG grants to individuals. Additionally, OCS does not initiate contact with individuals by phone, email, text messages, or social media channels to request personal or financial information.

If you are made aware of or receive any communication offering a CSBG grant or requesting a fee in exchange for additional funding, please report it to the Health and Human Services (HHS) Fraud Hotline at 1-800-447-8477.

For more information, please visit: Grant Fraud and Scams Visit disclaimer page .

Thank you for your attention and OCS looks forward to continuing to provide high quality services to OCS grantees.

Seth Hassett
Director, Division of Community Assistance
Office of Community Services

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