Scam Alert: National Endowment for the Arts Warns Public

Facebook scam involves fake grant notification...

The National Endowment for the Arts has issued the scam alert below.  Since Cape Cod is very much an arts community, we ask locals to be especially vigilant.

Please do not respond to these messages. It is an attempt to defraud you. The NEA never notifies individuals or organizations that are recommended for a grant through Facebook and never requests money before releasing grant funds.

If you are contacted by someone purporting to be with the National Endowment for the Arts who asks you to send money in order to receive a grant, please report this incident to the NEA’s Office of Inspector General via email at [email protected] or by calling 202-682-5402. You may also report it to the Federal Trade Commission at, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation at

Please protect yourself against this fraudulent activity. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on