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Federal Reserve Reports & Reviews (27)

• Jun 24, 2022

Michael Brown Federal Reserve Scam

I received a call from someone claiming to be Michael Brown who claimed some sort of affiliation with the Federal Reserve. The number he used was (754) 210-1746. He told me I had won a prize/award of around $250k on which all taxes were already paid except a few thousand. I expressed skepticism but he denied any knowledge of scams or involvement in such. He told me he would call back. Hope I blocked him.


Victim Location 78210
Type of a scam Phishing

Calling saying they have a class action against her account

Victim Location 46205
Type of a scam Government Agency Imposter

A recorded call saying there was suspicious activity on my bank account and the authorities have issued a warrant for my arrest.

Victim Location 75172
Total money lost $200
Type of a scam Government Agency Imposter

Someone in good standing no criminal record, no bancrupcy, are low income on disability and social security. Send 200 and get 9800, then asks for another 600 all in google play cards.

Victim Location 35115
Type of a scam Government Agency Imposter

Said there was suspicious activity on my account and their was an arrest order if I did not press 1 to clear my account.

Victim Location 60517
Type of a scam Other

Said they were Federal Reserve, but the caller ID said LORI YAGODA. Until you respond, your bank account will be closed. Need to callback and provide personal information

Victim Location 28546
Type of a scam Government Agency Imposter

Officer stated there was fraudulent activity going on in my bank account and they were closing my bank account; I hung up before they stated anything else and I notified my bank and was told there wasn't any fraudulent activity on my account; I didn't give out any information; the number they called from was 910 539 5710,

Victim Location 43551
Type of a scam Phishing

I have gotten two separate calls today from two different phone numbers. State they are Officer Michael Brown from Federal reserve. Due to suspicious activity, if they do not hear from me, all banking will be suspended. Then say to press one to connect. I hung up, so unsure if asking for money.

Victim Location 54169
Type of a scam Phishing

Automated message received from a local phone number and recording states they are the federal reserve and an arrest warrant has been issued due to fraudulent activities with bank accounts and for details press 1. I immediately hung up and called my bank who stated it is a scam and I should report it ASAP but do not press 1 or speak to anyone. I received this call a total 4 times so far in just past few days all from local phone numbers.

Victim Location 31907
Type of a scam Government Agency Imposter

Tried to make me think that there was fraud with my bank account and wanted to assist me.

Victim Location 32656
Type of a scam Other

Robo call claiming to be the Fededal Reserve/fraudulent activity on your bank account. You are being investigated and need to speak with an officer when he comes on the line.

Victim Location 32571
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call stating they were from the Federal Reserve and told me I was randomly selected to receive $9000.00 with no obligation to pay it back. I asked them to mail a letter stating that and they hung up.

Victim Location 44137
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I missed a call on my home phone. My caller ID showed Federal Reserve 929-268-1974. I called the number back. A woman answered the phone. She did not give a company name. She said congratulations. I said congratulations for what. I do not deal with the Federal Reserve bank. She said we have unclaimed funds for you. I said from where. She said it was from the Mega Millions. $5 Million. She said we have been trying to get in touch with you. I asked since when. She replied October 2018. I said that's impossible. She said they sent the funds to the Federal Reserve. I kept asking questions. She knew I was on to her. She hung up. They did not ask for money. I did not give her a chance. These people are something. I called the number bank. It rang and went to voice mail Extension 1002.I did not leave a message. I know it is a scam. I receive so many scam calls.

Victim Location 15220
Type of a scam Government Grant

Victim was called saying she won $9,000 government grant. She hung up after they said that.

Victim Location 46260
Type of a scam Government Grant

Someone called my friend I used to work with and said they were me and telling her how she had a grant coming to her. It was a $150,000 grant if she paid $3,000 and a $50,000 grant if she paid $1,000 and if would be delivered to her via Fed Ex. She knew this was not like me and called me to tell me about it. Definite scam.

Victim Location 77713
Type of a scam Government Grant

9000 $ government grant they wanted me to go buy a steam card at Walmart and then call them back with directions on what to do from there on collecting the money said to be owed

Victim Location 38066
Type of a scam Government Grant

I recd a call yesterday from Ryan Alvin who stated I could receive a $9000 govt grant for whatever I want to use it for: Start a business, go to school, etc. The fee would be $200 for the transaction fee and I should send it thru Western Union. Send it to Ryan Alvin at the Federal Reserve, but there was no address given. I did not send the money.

Victim Location 79760
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

"Andre Pitts" contacted me from 559-744-3707 and said I had money in a Federal Reserve because I had never gone bankrupt and I have paid my bills on time within the last 16 months. He told me to get a MoneyGram then call 904-632-1000 with a 5 digit alphabetical/numerical code to see what to do next. When asked how to trust if they are legitimate, they gave me their name (Pitts) and a 9 digit alphabetical/numerical code and told me to contact the and they would say he was legitimate. The has no idea who this guy is or what the "clearance code" is for. This is a scam!

Victim Location 63621
Type of a scam Government Grant

We were being offered $10,000. To release the funds, we have to pay the taxes: $250.

Victim Location 28120
Type of a scam Government Grant

Consumer received a call stating she was eligible for a Federal Reserve Grant. Consumer obtained phone number and RA Number and disconnected call.

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