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US Secret Service warns stolen identities being used for emergency SBA loans

ORLANDO, Fla. – Gena Bukur was stunned when she received notices from the U.S. Small Business Association in October, and again in November, reminding her about payments for a $48,000 emergency loan due in August 2021.

The deferred payments are part of the protocol for the SBA’s disaster relief loans but Bukur never applied for the loan and had not run a business in 30 years.

“When they confirmed my social security number had been used I got a little nervous,” Bukur said. “I have two bank accounts and neither account is showing that I have extra money.”


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