Florida – FDACS Alert: CONSUMER SCAM ALERT – Please read immediately to protect yourself.

 
It has been brought to the attention of FDACS, that the email below is being sent to hemp industry participants and interested parties.  Please DO NOT respond nor pay the $50.   FDACS does not collect permit fees via email.  FDACS Hemp program does not use PayPal to collect permit fees. 
 
Hemp Fees:
Cultivation/Grow Permit Fee $0
Processing/Manufacturing $650 per year
Wholesale/Distribute/Warehousing  $650 per year
Retail/online  $650 per year
Seed Dealer  $ 10 – $4600
Pet Food/Feed Dealer $ 40 – $3500
NOTE: all fees above are paid at the time of permit application via the FDACS website.  See attached PDF for more detail or visit our websitehttps://www.fdacs.gov/Cannabis-Hemp/Hemp-CBD-in-Florida
 
If you receive an email like this please send it to cannabis@fdacs.govimmediately so we can investigate.
 
EXAMPLE OF SCAM EMAIL:
From: Florida State HEMP Business Program <service@paypal.com>
Sent: Saturday, September 12, 2020 2:04 PM
To:
Subject: Invoice from Florida State HEMP Business Program (0003)

rdominguez@ictholdings.global, here are your invoice details

Hello, rdominguez@ictholdings.global
Here’s your invoice
Florida State HEMP Business Program sent you an invoice for $50.00 USD
Due on receipt
View and Pay Invoice
Note from Florida State HEMP Business Program
Thank you!
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