DHHS Grant Program On Facebook

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DHHS Grant Program Scam on Facebook: How It Works

The recent DHHS Grant Program Scam on Facebook has at least two variations. The first one is a private message from established connections on the platform regarding a DHHS financial program (Department of Health and Human Services); the other one is from random people that contact you and claim to have high authority positions within the organization.

Let’s expose how the scam works, show you how to avoid it, and – most importantly – how to see if a profile on Facebook is fake or not. Don’t hesitate to share your experience in the comments section if you feel anything is suspicious in your inbox.

DHHS financial program

The DHHS Grant Program Scam on Facebook promotes a website that is incredibly realistic-looking that got thousands of victims to submit their personal data. Don’t be one of them. We have a complete review of the DHHSGrant.us on our website validator. But first, let’s see how the scam works (by the way, beware of Telegram scams as well).

To operate the scheme, random people send you Facebook messages informing you that a new federal program done through the Department of Health and Human Services allows you to receive money that you don’t have to return. Essentially, a grant is offered to all those affected by COVID-19 and the pandemic – or so they say.



The message reads, “the funds are available for the special crisis – the first priority on their list with Government grants for individuals”. The scammers use powerful titles attached to their names such as ‘Government Official’, Grants Manager’, or even ‘Pastor’ (see image below).

In order to receive the DHHS grant, an applicant has to provide his address, bank account and the social security number. Basically, all the information which leads to identity theft and the stealing of their money.

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DHHS Financial Program Scam: Second Variation

You would be surprised to find out that the DHHS Grant Program Scam on Facebook could come into your inbox even from people you know. However, they wouldn’t know about it, as their account has been hacked. Here is what happens.

You receive a new Facebook notification from a very good friend that you talked to even a few days ago. Not suspecting anything, you start reading: “Hey, what’s up? Listen, make time today to apply for this federal grant from the Department of Health and Human Services. It’s because this COVID-19 never ends. Free money, man. It’s not advertised publicly. Someone at work just told me about it this morning, so I already applied. I am sure we will get it. So, get on it. Going into a meeting, my phone will be off. I will send you a text later on”.



This person (friend, family member, acquaintance) gives you the DHHS link, which appears to be a Government webpage. It is not, so beware!

Here is another screenshot from the bogus website along with what they say:

Department of Health and Human Services

“HHS is the largest grant-making agency in the US. Most HHS grants are provided directly to individuals, families, states, territories, tribes, and educational and community organizations, then given to people and organizations who are eligible to receive funding.

To Apply for a Federal Government Grant contact the Agent via the head chat on this website to get a registration form and track if your application is approved. The following are the available:
– Cash Grants
– Small And Large Business Grants
– College And Scholarships Grants
– Federal & State Grants
– Private Foundation Grants
– Grants For Women
– Housing And New Homes Grants.

(Note) Grant is only awarded to qualified citizens and failure to claim an awarded grant on a delivery date will result to termination of application. Contact an agent via Whatsapp to apply for cash grant, click on the icon below.”

As you can see, the grammar is horrible – some mistakes are in bold letters. Any Government official who would approve the copy would be fired on the spot. And really, who applies for a federal grant via Whatsapp? Sadly, many people fall for this scam.



What happens if you apply without thinking? After you are told that your chances to get the grant are high, you submit the application form, along with a small fee.

Watch the video below to see the fake Facebook grant scam narrated by a victim:

How To Avoid The Department of Health and Human Services Scam

The scammers could even chat with you live on Facebook Messenger, while you really think it is your friend who is trying to help you. Criminals could reach out to you not only through Facebook, but via Twitter or Instagram as well, but we have good news. If you don’t personally know the person contacting you, here is a tip:

Watch the video below to see how you can easily identify if a profile is fake or not:

However, you should also report the perpetrators of the DHHS financial program scam.

DHHS Grant Program Scam: How To Report

Let your family and online friends know about the DHHS Grant Program Scam by sharing this article on your social media. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:

Report Scammers To The FTC Here



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23 thoughts on “DHHS Grant Program On Facebook”

  1. I don’t know if I’m getting scammed or not the guy says he is Mitch McConnell from DHHS I don’t believe him.Would Mitch McConnell be of service this time of the morning (12 to 6 am)for me i don’t think so probably a scam . I have already sent them my information and I don’t know what to do about it.

  2. Hi…it’s possible I may be being victimized by a DHHS grant scam! Before I fall-for-it and drastically remit them any funds, please assist me in proving if legitimate as they claim! I may however already be jeopardized as I HAVE given out my informations to them!!!! Please help!

  3. My sister n law sent a message via messenger. I thought I’d was about my niece. Then I sent her a message via text. She replied that she didn’t even have messenger anymore.

  4. This what I got from agent Ben Caballero

    Dear winner we’re waiting on the information needed on the claiming form now for us to proceed on your claiming processing
    YOUR FULL NAME…..
    YOUR FULL HOME ADDRESS…..
    MALE/FEMALE…..
    EMAIL ADDRESS…..
    OCCUPATION…..
    PHONE NUMBER….
    MONTHLY INCOME…..
    DATE OF BIRTH…..
    DO YOU WANT CASH OR CHECK…..
    DO YOU OWN A HOUSE

  5. Hi, here is another scam:

    A relative texted me a few months ago about this DHHS program on Facebook where they are giving away money to those on its winners list. I finally contacted them yesterday, and was told I would need to apply directly via Facebook. I felt uneasy about it and asked if they could instead send me a link where I could apply online and NOT through my phone, but was told it could only be applied by text there on Facebook. I declined to fill out and send my info. One thing that set off alarm bells was the person communicating wrote in all caps; another alert was the wordage used; I was constantly called ‘MS PATRICIA’ and again, this made me think it was a scam. I just left two other websites that offer the same program, which links are provided below, along with the main contact person on Facebook offering money to all those on his ‘winners list’. I am thankful that I followed my intuition, searched for and found this website, and did not give out any of my personal info via FB Messenger. Info is below:

    AGENT CHERRY COOPER
    DHHS PROGRAM FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
    (“only available through Facebook)
    LINK PROVIDED:
    https://www.facebook.com/Agent-cherry-copper-113661774678651/

    Here’s another WINNERS LIST from the following website:
    https://5ed6220ae3de6.site123.me/dhhs-winners-list

    NOTE: There does not seem to be any indication that this is working through a verified government agency; it only postes various winner’s names. But tjere is an important notice:

    NOTICE : ANY MONEY GIVEN TO YOU BY DHHS IS NOT REFUNDABLE, SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO PAY BACK. BUT THE *INSURANCE PAYMENT* MUST BE MADE BEFORE DELIVERY THANKS .

    Here’s another WINNERS LIST from a different website:
    https://wcabdhhgrant.com/winner-list/

    Neither of these websites have the valid .gov end signature, so there is no way to tell if these are valid websites giving away money to people, or if they are just some kind of money-scam.

    Please contact me at your earliest and let me know if any of these websites are valid, including ‘Agent Cherry Cooper’. I’m pretty sure they are fraudulent scams, but I would appreciate having confirmation from a VALID government source. THANK YOU!!

  6. Santana murry

    My name is Santana Murry and I had just got scammed I have proof text messages and everything from Facebook Messenger they will explain everything that was told to me and I think that my family member they told me about it her account was hacked and they were speaking to me through her Facebook account I have proof can someone please contact me so that I can show this and so everybody can see they want me to send them money as of tomorrow

  7. Yes, I have received several of these scam messages in the past several months. The perpetrators can be quite persistent, even when I alert them that I am aware of their methods after doing online research.

  8. Ricardo Olivera

    I received a notification about grant from online dhhs program free grants form but then want you to send them a apple money card so you can receive the money.

    1. did you ever recover your account? the hacked my facebook and changed everything so i cant log back in. such a headache

  9. An old co-worker/friend sent me a message that I might be interested in a link, so I knew him from working at the same financial institution, I felt I could trust what he was saying. and yet I am not mad!
    I wonder if it was really him or someone else has his messenger account?

  10. So the facebook account that was given to me by this one girl on instagram saying it was legit how she posted she was depositing the check into the bank and getting the cash and so I also texted them because she sent me the link to them for a suppose DHHS grant the facebook page was “Federal government grant DHHS program” and they told me some personal stuff about how he was 64 yrs old had 3 kids and some other stuff that he wasnt there to hurt me in anyway or scam me but he wanted 200 dollars for delivery fee to fedex mailman i dont have that money that is why i was going for the grant but i found out about the tineye website and used his image to search him up looked legit to me but once i texted the person on the other side I asked if there name was alex azar and they said what and I was like yea thats the name of the guy in the picture and if it was actually him to tell me something about him but after he figured out i found out there lie they blocked me because my messages were not going through anymore so i found out they were fake and i reported the account luckily my facebook password and my money i have eft are still with me because i did not trust it one bit. be careful yall i already learned more then once that there is no easy way to make money just to work for it thats all we can do to earn it.

  11. I was on Facebook and saw a girl i know sitting in front of about 20k dollars and going on about how the dhhs program sent her this money the next day after approval right to her doorstep. The reason I fell for it is bc there’s no way this person would even have that kind of money in front of her.. I was shown verification and everything. So I bought a gift card and sent it to them thinking I’ll get the so called “grant” that I don’t have to pay back. The whole time feeling so stupid to believe it.. I wouldn’t normally believe this kind of stuff but I know the girl! So maybe she’s in on it.. I lost 70 dollars so far but did not give out my banking info. They did ask for my Facebook password. How dumb can I be!

  12. tricked by scam

    I got someone on facebook called dhss. tats one s too many. before some teenager texted me saying its legit. what teen other than me says legit. then the company asked for my facebook password. and to two factor authorize my account. my dumbazz thought it was ok to give them my address. the teenager and the service dont text at the same time but whats odd is “DHSS” never asked for my financial information

  13. Just received a message on Messanger from my “AUNT” but it was a scammer asking if I had heard of this and how she got $50,000. Sounded funny so looked it up to see is was a scam.

  14. I think they got me about 2 hrs ago. I refused to send them money to get grant money delivered or give them my FB password. Ain’t heard nothing back from them since… I feel like a fool but I am filing a complaint.

  15. I think I just fell for this. O should’ve checked thus before sending them my info. They wanted me to send 300.00 I told them I got no money. They then asked for my FB password and I said no way.

  16. Jammie B. Harmon scammer big time offers $40,000.00 and used by friend on FB, claiming she got it, but I asked her about her family and they couldn’t answer the questions. be ware

  17. i get these everyday from ppl saying have u heard of the government giving away free money…l fell for it once and it cost me my facebook account and l lost 200 dollars,,and facebook doesnt help you to get it back either..l know the man who did it but nothing l can do now..but let ppl know DONT FALL FOR THIS SCAM

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