As if the ACP running out of funding isn’t bad enough news, our office has learned of scammers misusing the ACP and targeting low-income households with deceptive tactics.
As a reminder, without additional funding from Congress, the allotted $14.2 billion to fund the ACP is projected to run out in April 2024. As a result, the FCC has begun taking steps to wind down the ACP, and is ceasing enrollment this Wednesday, Feb. 7.
Unfortunately bad actors are taking advantage of this wind-down period and misleading consumers with false claims and sham “product” offers. A recent article about such scams – Buyer Beware: How Scammers Are Misusing the Affordable Connectivity Program goes into greater detail about individual scams and provides tips about how to “recognize red flags,” including avoiding unsolicited offers.
For official, verified information about the ACP wind-down visit fcc.gov/acp.