Bad actors are sending phishing emails posing as SBA, World Trade Finance company, and various companies. They are asking business owners to apply for a Paycheck Protection Program loan. Some email links lead to data collection sites related to “PPP 2021 Data Collection Form” or “PPP 2021 Approved”. Disclosing personal information on these sites could lead to information loss and identity theft.
Any email from SBA will use the @sba.gov handle. Loan applicants who receive email correspondence asking for sensitive information are cautioned to verify that any application numbers referenced in the email are consistent with recipient‘s actual application number.