Monthly Archives: October 2020

ALERT: Phishing Scam Targeting Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Borrowers

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has discovered an email scam originating from sba-attorneys com that seeks to create alarm among Paycheck Protection Protection (PPP) loan borrowers. The email falsely warns that PPP funds were issued to the recipient in error, and that immediate action must be taken to avoid "potential criminal liability."

A sample of the scam appears below. If you receive such an email, consider marking the item as SPAM and deleting it from your inbox. Under no circumstances should you reply to the sender or click on any of the message's embedded links.

If you believe you have received a phishing email spoofing the U.S. Small Business Administration, please report it to the SBA's Office of the Inspector General: https://www.sba.gov/about-sba/oversight-advocacy/office-inspector-general or call the OIG Hotline Telephone Number (800) 767-0385

 

Holiday Retail Webinar Series

Marc Willson brings 40 years of experience to bear helping retail, restaurant and tourism-related small businesses refine and promote their concepts to the public. Marc joined the SBDC in 2009 as a Retail and Restaurant Industry Strategist developing into a small business revivalist. He has traveled throughout the country delivering over 500 seminars and assisting over 3000 retailers, restaurants and hospitality businesses.

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