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Recovery Act Energy Home Improvement Loan Scam Alert

May 24, 2010 - 1:05pm

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The U.S. Department of Energy is aware of fraudulent solicitations being received through the United States Postal Service that solicit personal information for purported "Federal Energy Home Improvement Loans" under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. These solicitations falsely appear to be on U.S. Department of Energy letterhead, and offer recipients the prospect of obtaining up to a $50,000 loan.  A sample of the fraudulent solicitation can be found here.  Should you receive such a solicitation, you should not return the enclosed application, but instead report the matter immediately in one of the following manners: 

IG Hotline: 800-541-1625 
IG Hotline Webpage
Recovery Act website: http://www.recovery.gov/Contact/ReportFraud/Pages/fwa.aspx

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