About this website


Brian Hamachek
Brian Hamachek

I decided to build this website after browsing through the PPP loans for my city. A number of the loans I saw looked very strange. Some of the loans were for businesses I knew well and they were clearly not reporting accurate employee counts. Some were for businesses that didn't exist. I was only able to know these things because they were loans for businesses in my city.

This website was created to crowdsource fraud detection for the SBA's Paycheck Protection Program. Search for the loans in your city and see what you find!


FAQ

Why have you published this information?

The PPP loan program was a major government expenditure, representing hundreds of billions of public funds. There are important questions about the effectiveness of the program and the equity of the loan approvals, as well as the potential for fraudulent activity. The information we’ve published on approved PPP loan applicants sheds light on this significant federal initiative.

I don't want my address to be shown on your website.

No problem! Go to your loan's page and scroll towards the bottom of the page and click on the link to hide your address information.

Will you remove my personal information?

We allow you to redact your physical address from displaying on the website. If you'd like to do this, go to your loan's page and scroll towards the bottom of the page and click on the link to hide your address information. While we do understand why someone might want their other loan information removed, we believe it is important that details of the administration of the PPP loan program be available to the public. For those reasons, we decline to remove information on business loan applications other than physical address. It is a public record, and the application forms for the loans noted that the information could become public.

Where does this information come from?

The information shown on this website comes directly from the US SBA.

The information you are showing is incorrect. Can you fix it?

You will need to contact your lender and/or the SBA to correct any information displayed on this website.

Why is this information public record?

All information displayed on this page is publicly available information under PPP loan guidelines, in compliance with 5 U.S.C. ยง 552 (Freedom of Information Act) and 5 U.S.C. ยง 552a (the Privacy Act) and is published unmodified, as provided by the SBA.

If a company has been flagged does that mean they have committed fraud?

No. A company being flagged on this site simply means that someone, anyone, decided that they thought something about their loan information looked suspicious and decided to flag them.

If a company has been flagged what chance do they have of being investigated by law enforcement?

It would be highly unlikely that law enforcement would use this website to start an investigation. Most investigations are started as a result of the associated bank or lender completing a suspicious activity report.

If a company has been flagged does that represent your personal opinion?

This website does not reflect my personal opinions about any company.

Who can I contact for more information?

You should contact your lender and/or the SBA with any questions regarding the PPP program, your loan, or the data shown on this website.



Terms and Conditions

This site is not affiliated with the SBA or any other governmental body. The data shown has been made available to the public by the SBA. No guarantees are made as to the accuracy of the data. You are responsible for any suspected fraudulent activity that you report to the government.

Privacy Policy

We will not collect any personally identifiable information from you. We may collect anonymized statistics so that we can track website usage.