The FCC has issued a consumer advisory warning the public about an Emergency Broadband Benefit imposter website that was collecting personal information from consumers and falsely claiming to provide free devices and services related to the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program.
Consumers are reminded to only use the official Emergency Broadband Benefit website: GetEmergencyBroadband.org to enroll in the program.
The WiFi Freedom USA website falsely claimed that it can provide consumers with free devices and service related to the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. Consumers may have also seen advertisements for WiFi Freedom USA’s website on social media platforms.
If you provided your personal information to WiFi Freedom USA, visit IdentityTheft.gov. If you made any payments to WiFi Freedom USA, please contact your financial institution to see if there are any remedies available to you. You can file a report about government imposter fraud with the Federal Trad Commission at Reportfraud.ftc.gov and get information about how to recover any money you paid.
See the entire Consumer Advisory: FCC Consumer Alert 8.21