Brainerd chamber warns of small business scam

The scam involves the impersonation of the U.S. Small Business Administration.


The Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce is warning business owners of a scam involving impersonation of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Companies are receiving email and text messages with “” in the subject line or body of the text. In a news release Wednesday, April 1, the chamber stated this is a scam, and the SBA is investigating.

“Be especially wary of any offer of assistance, special promotions, etc.,” the release stated. “These criminals have no conscience. Verify all offers by contacting a reputable organization, and never share your personal or financial information.”

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