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How to report PPP loan fraud or abuse

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Do you know you can report PPP loan fraud?

Several individuals have been arrested for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

Department of Justice Fraud Section has also seized more than $65 million in cash proceeds derived from fraudulently obtained PPP funds, as well as numerous real-estate properties and luxury items purchased with such proceeds. 

How to report PPP loan fraud

  1. Make contact with the PPP loan’s lender. Notify them about the scam.
  2. To report identity fraud to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and get step-by-step recovery assistance, go to IdentityTheft.gov.
  3. Regularly review your personal and/or company credit reports.

How to report PPP Abuse

According to the SBA website, You may report fraud, waste, mismanagement, or misconduct involving SBA programs or employees either online or by calling the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at 800-767-0385.

You may choose to remain anonymous. However, This may hinder the ability to fully investigate the complaint.

You may also insist that your name be kept anonymous. In this situation, until it is concluded that such disclosure is absolutely necessary during the process of an investigation or audit, the SBA OIG will not disclose your name without your prior permission.

If you also have a general information about allegations of attempted fraud involving COVID-19, you can report it by calling the Justice Department’s National Center for Disaster Fraud Hotline at 866-720-5721 or via the NCDF Web Complaint Form at: https://www.justice.gov/disaster-fraud/ncdf-disaster-complaint-form.

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Jelani Day Body Found in Illinois River, Cause of death Unknown

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Jelani Day Body Found

The male body found in the Illinois River on Sept. 4 is missing Illinois State University graduate student Jelani Day. The LaSalle County Coroner confirmed.

Forensic dental identification and DNA testing and comparison helped confirm the identity of the body. Coroner Richard Ploch added.

The cause of Jelani Day’s death is unknown, and an investigation is ongoing. Toxicology is still testing.

Jelani Day, 25, was last seen Aug. 24. at the Illinois State University campus. His family in Danville and a faculty member reported him missing after he did not show up for a class for several days.

Jelani’s last known location was at Beyond Hello in Bloomington at 9:21 a.m. Aug. 24.

Jelani Day

His car was recovered in Peru, IL on Aug. 27 with no license plates in a wooded area south of the Illinois Valley YMCA and north of the intersection of 12th Street and Westclox Avenue.

During a press conference, Bloomington Police Department Spokesperson John Fermon said they are still working to figure out some of the details regarding Day’s death.

“We haven’t said if there’s foul play or anything like that. People are on edge. It impacts everyone,” Fermon said.

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