New Scam Targeting Small Businesses

America’s SBDC (Small Business Development Center) and SBA (Small Business Administration) warn small business owners about sophisticated scams that are an attempt to steal their information.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Scammers are using logos from America’s SBDC and SBA to appear legitimate
  • Their goal is to trick you into revealing personal or business information (such as awarding you a grant)
  • If you believe you may have received one of these scam emails, please do not reply, click any links, or download any files attached to the email.

Important Reminders:

  • As an SBDC, we can provide guidance on SBA programs but cannot award grants ourselves.
  • Be cautious of unsolicited calls, emails, or letters.
  • Oklahoma SBDC employees will only send emails from or an appropriate .edu address for their campus.
  • Marketing material such as newsletters and event reminders will be sent from our Constant Contact address:

Protect Yourself:

We encourage you to:

  • Report any suspicious activity to the us via the website contact form linked here:
  • Please include the FROM email address used and a brief description of the email.  We may reach out for additional details if needed.

By staying informed, you can help protect yourself and your business from falling victim to this scam.