Fraud Alert

Scammers Falsely Purporting to be Calling or E-mailing from the U.S. Treasury Department,
Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund):

Scammers have been calling, e-mailing, or otherwise contacting an individual asserting that the individual has been awarded a grant or a similar sum of money and requesting personal information or a sum of money to “release” the funds. The Treasury Department and the CDFI Fund do not have such a program. We urge recipients of such calls or e-mails to be extremely wary of any scheme requiring an advance payment for a later promise of funds — these are hallmarks of scams.

If you feel you have be contacted in a scam or fraud, please contact the U.S. Treasury Department, Office of Inspector General (OIG), by the online form on the OIG website: or by calling 1-800-359-3898.

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