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

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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 (all of which have been removed here for your protection).

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  

 

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