Health and Human Services Grant Scam

February 26th, 2018 by Staff

The District Attorney’s office has received reports that individuals have been contacted by an individual representing that he is an officer with Health & Human Services, that they have received a grant from Health & Human Services, and they must first pay a fee with a gift card to receive the grant. This is a scam.

Sonoma County Human Services does not charge a fee for any application or access to benefits. If you have questions about benefits, contact (707) 565-5800.

Always question anyone who says that you are required to pay a fee to receive a benefit, prize or other type of award especially if you are told to pay with some form of a gift card or money gram—it is generally a scam.

For information on this and other scams, and how to report them, see the website of the Office of the District Attorney.

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