HONOLULU (KHON2) – With a new COVID-19 relief package rolling out soon, scammers aren’t letting up. Con artists are now targeting small businesses, claiming they’re missing out on Coronavirus relief funding they’ve never heard of.

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Small business owners will receive unsuspected calls, emails or messages via social media regarding COVID-19 relief funds.

“For any grants or stimulus checks, you do not have to pay money as a business owner,” said Roseann Freitas, the Better Business Bureau Hawaii Marketplace Manger. “So do not give them that information about your company, do not pay that money, because you won’t get it back.”

That’s the warning from the BBB to small businesses as scammers ramp up their tactics.

“They’re going to call you and say ‘hey, there’s another grant that you just didn’t know about…

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