# Do I have to pay tax on a grant?

So I was being scammed. The set-up started on Facebook. I accepted a friend request from a profile who's name and picture I associated with a cousin that I haven't talked to in a long time. He asked me how I was doing. I said fine, newly retired. He asked if I had received my government help support yet.

I have since found out today that the Facebook account (that I thought belonged to a relative of a cousin through which initial contact was made) had been hijacked. It had belonged to my cousin's father in law, whose husband shares the same name.

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