The Missouri Department of Social Services is warning Missourians to be aware of fraud activity that involve Community Service Block Grant funds. There have been phone calls received by individuals informing them that they are eligible to receive a large sum of money through CSBG funds if they agree to pay a start-up.
Jennifer Tidball with the Missouri Department of Social Services says the department will not email, text, or call any individual to ask for money in exchange for more money.
If you suspect you have received a fraudulent text, call, or email, do not respond. Instead, report it immediately to the Welfare Investigations Unit online or by phone 877-770-8055.