(PBA) Professional Beauty Association COVID-19 relief fund : Phishing scam exposed

PBA COVID-19 Relief fund scam

Hello everyone and welcome to our review of one of the latest scams that have been given birth by the COVID-19 pandemic as more people are desperate and looking for ways they can also take advantage of this and earn money. Have you received am email or seen some ads claiming that you can get some lottery or grant or fund to help you during the Corona virus isolation period as you are not making any money? Well these guys claim to be from the Professional beauty association or from the Small Business Administration. Do not be quick to act upon these as these are money and phishing scams that will only risk your credentials or steal your information from you. Below is a copy of what the Professional Beauty Association COVID-19 relief fund scam might look like.

Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and PBA Charities have created a new fund to help our industry during this unprecedented crisis.

PBA COVID-19 Relief Fund

With generous support from our industry partners, the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and PBA Charities have created a new fund to help our industry during this unprecedented crisis.

The PBA COVID-19 Relief Fund will provide $500 to licensed beauty professionals who are unable to work due to COVID-19. The funding, if awarded to you, is intended to be emergency aid for short-term immediate needs such as food and bills.

Please note:

– Funds are limited to donations in hand and we expect to receive an overwhelming number of applications.



Everything you need to know about the scam

These are common scams that are sent to people by different scammers claiming that people can earn money and in the process they can steal your credit card details and steal money from you, fraudulently get you to send them money which they claim is to process the grant or lottery or fund they may steal your details which they may sell to other scammers who may want to spend spam emails or whatver they may want to use it for.

The PBA is not offering any grants as of date of review relating to the Corona virus item. To avoid being scammed make sure that you check if the email is from a legit SBA account. and also. These accounts must end with .sba.gov and you can also call to enquire from the SBA if there be any grants at 800-659-2955 or send an email to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. If you have received these emailsĀ  kindly paste them here on comments section and help spread awareness.



Do not let these fake emails trick you into giving them scammers access to your credit card details or to install malware into your device or trick you into sending them money. If you receive any such email which claims you must make a payment to receive a grant or which wants to confirm identify through your credit card details do not provide this information and suspect fraud. Also share your experiences with these scammers here in the comments section.



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