The Federal Trade Commission is warning people about a scam related to the Emergency Broadband Benefit program.


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The Federal Trade Commission is warning Americans about scams popping up on social media offering to “help” people sign up for the Emergency Broadband Benefit program, which provides people struggling through the pandemic a subsidy to pay for monthly broadband access and a one-time only discount for a computer. 

The notice issued on Friday warned the ads are government impersonators that look and sound like legitimate government sites, complete with government seals, designed to trick people into handing over personal information or paying a fee. 

“While there is a real government program to help people connect during the pandemic, there’s no payment required to enroll,” the…

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