16 September 2019

Business Grant Scam - Please be aware

We have been made aware this morning of a financial scam in relation to Business Grant Applications.

A local business has been subject to a scam where they received a phone call from somebody pretending to be assisting them with a grant enquiry. They took some details and went away to investigate what grants were available and after a few days advised the business that they had found a grant that was suitable through a company called 'Easy Growth Finance'. The process, application form and paperwork was extremely plausible. The Grant was to be managed via a 'Business Mastercard Account' which the business had to create and load with their match funding contribution.