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The Office of Community Services (OCS) has sent out an alert on potentially fraudulent activity by individuals claiming to work for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) who are contacting people via telephone, email, social media and text messages and offering CSBG funding or services for a fee.  


The community is hereby alerted that direct CSBG grants are not provided to individuals, neither would staff legitimately working with the CSBG program request personal or financial information from individuals by phone, text messages, email or through social media.  


Community members are requested to contact the Health and Human Services (HHS) Fraud Hotline at 1-800-447-8477 if they are made aware of or receive any communication from individuals offering CSBG grants or requesting a fee in exchange for additional funding.