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Be aware of a new phishing scam targeting Small Business Administration (SBA) PPP loan applicants.

Criminals are impersonating the SBA and its Office of Disaster Assistance, sending phishing emails that appear to be from the SBA. The emails create a sense of urgency for applicants to click on a link to verify their account. The link leads to a fake website that looks like an official SBA website where applicants are asked to sign in to their account.

Always protect your personal information. Don’t click on links or respond to emails asking you to log in to an account or provide personally identifiable information like your full name, date of birth, Social Security number, address, email address or phone number.

If you suspect an email you’ve received is associated with an SBA scam, submit a complaint with the SBA Office of Inspector General by calling their hotline at 800.767.0385.

If you’ve already encountered and responded to this phishing scam by providing your personal information, please contact our Fraud Central team at 866.567.7760.

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