Alberta RCMP caution farmers of grant fraud

Edmonton, Alberta – Alberta RCMP are investigating a complaint of a farm grant fraud. The investigation has revealed that the victim signed up for a farm grant on a website that came up during a Google search.

The website asked for a fee to be submitted with the business plan. When no assistance or funds came, the victim asked for a refund, which also never came. Finally, they contacted 310-FARM who advised him that it was a fraud and that loan programs never ask for any fees or referrals up front.

Alberta RCMP caution farmers of grant fraud
Alberta RCMP caution farmers of grant fraud

Alberta RCMP want to remind citizens of the following:

Farm grant programs such as 310-FARM provide free assistance/referrals;

The 310-Farm (previously known as Ag-Info Centre) should only be access through; and

It is illegal for any grant or loan program to ask for an upfront fee.

Call the Alberta Farmers’ Advocate Office (403-742-7901) or toll free 310-FARM if you are unsure about a grant program.

If you have been a victim of fraud or would like more information on all the different fraudulent scams in Canada, visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre @

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