The Small Business Administration recently launched two new programs, Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) and Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF). These programs provide economic aid to hard-hit small businesses, nonprofits, venues, and restaurants. Bad
actors may take this opportunity to impersonate lenders or government officials in emails, robocalls, social media accounts, and phony websites. Their goal is to attract victims and commit fraud, scams, and schemes. The result is financial or personally identifiable
information (PII) loss for the victims. (Figure #1 – Sample of Facebook Account Impersonating the SBA Restaurant Revitalization Fund).
For more information regarding these programs, please visit the SBA website below. If you see this or similar activity, immediately report the activity to
SPAM@sba.gov . NOTE: Contacting individual staff members for service/support may result in a delayed response.
Figure #1 – Sample of Facebook Account Impersonating the SBA Restaurant Revitalization Fund