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Government assistance programs

File a Claim Now to Get Your Payment

People tricked into entering personal information into fake websites that offered to help them determine if they were eligible for government assistance programs can apply to get a payment as the result of an FTC lawsuit and judgment against On Point Global. The court is authorized to pay up to a total $17 million dollars to consumers who were harmed.

The deadline to apply for a payment is July 17, 2022.

The defendants, On Point Global, ran more than 200 websites that claimed to check whether a person was eligible for government assistance programs like the Housing Choice Voucher program or Section 8 housing assistance. As part of the process, the websites asked people for information like their age, gender, income, and credit or debit card number.

But the On Point Global websites did nothing to determine a user’s eligibility for the government assistance programs. Instead, the defendants sent people a PDF with information about government programs, and they often sold users’ information to other companies.

If you gave your personal information to the defendants, you are eligible for a payment, and you should get an email by mid-April with instructions from the company handling the payments. Legitimate emails related to this settlement will come from Follow those instructions to claim your money.

You can also follow the steps below to claim your money.

  1. Go to and click "File A Claim." Follow the prompts to get your personalized claim link sent to you.   
  2. If you’re eligible, fill out the Proof of Claim form. Confirm that you provided personal information and that you were not satisfied with your experience. You don’t need to submit any documentation.
  3. Choose how you’d like your payment: Venmo, PayPal, or check.
  4. Click Submit.

If you have questions about the process, use the “Contact Us” form available on the claim form here.

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