COVID-19 Government Business Grant - Latest Scam
Businesses are being warned of a new emerging scam that targets them applying for the Government’s Small Business Grants programme.
The latest SCAM, purporting to be from your local authority or Gov.UK, asks for bank details in order to claim the business support grant. DO NOT CLICK ON ANY LINKS or give away any information.
The scam starts with businesses receiving fake emails stating that it is from the local authority. The email says that a cash grant application has been processed and asks that businesses clicks on the requested link. Once the link is opened, it leads to a request for an advance fee or tries to capture bank and card details to receive a payment.
It should be noted that no fee is payable to receive these grants. If you receive such a call, our advice is to hang up, and make contact with your local council to find out if you are eligible.