SCAM ALERT: The Department of Human Services and Division of Family and Children Services is aware of a letter targeting providers who want to be involved with the agency’s Independent Living Program.

The letter misappropriates a previous logo of the former Department of Human Resources and the name of the Division of Family and Children Services Independent Living Program and seeks to acquire bank account information from the provider in order to deposit a “grant award.”

Any individual who is uncertain about a request for private financial information should contact the Department of Human Services Office of Inspector General via email at or call 404-463-5495 to verify its authenticity. Suspicious activity should be reported to local law enforcement immediately.

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