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Victim Location 21201
Type of a scam Government Grant

I received three calls yesterday from this number 202.400.2000. The man stated I was receiving a grant from the government for $9,000. I asked him specifically what branch of the government and he asked me the verify my personal information. He kept pressing me to verify my information and I kept pushing for his info, which of course he could not provide. Interestingly, my husband and mother received the very same call, along with 4 of my friends. Everyone thus far has confirmed the same phone number but given the number of people in my circle I think that this may be an issue.

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Victim Location 83646
Type of a scam Government Grant

First call was to confirm address and phone number then to tell me I’ve been chosen for a government grant of $14,000 and they want to know how I would like to receive it then they give me a phone number of someplace in Washington state called the branch office to receive the funds they kept calling me over and over and over over a period of weeks I gave them no further information and called them back numerous times to tell them just quit calling me at which point They started cussing and I cuss back. Everyone on every call was of some Indian dissent

Victim Location 35810
Type of a scam Government Grant

Received phone call and told that I was chosen for a 9000 dollar grant from the American Recovery and Reconsiliation Act and I could pick it up at a Money Gram store for 200 Dollars and it would be given back to me. The guys name was Anthony Young and a telephone # of (202) 780-7599 but the first number was from (202)868-7578 with a young lady with a accent calling. I was told to call back once I made it to Wal- Green on Mastin Lake Road. I did not take the bait.

Victim Location 78359
Type of a scam Government Grant

Brother was contacted by phone told won a gov. grant given ID number and phone # to call where given choice of bank account or money gram to receive money but they had thick accent and did not know who they were calling. Accent with english name was red flag and not knowing who they were contacting another red flag. Big red flag was they stated money coming from bank called federal reserve.

Victim Location 99205
Type of a scam Government Grant

Told me that I was randomly selected to receive a one time grant for $9000 and I could receive it through money gram if I paid a $300 activation thing to get the money tax-free and that’s all I know is that phone number that they gave me

Victim Location 49424
Type of a scam Government Grant

They will not stop calling even when you ask them to take your number off their list. They state you can have this Government Grant for free just because your number came up randomly.

Victim Location 63138
Type of a scam Government Grant

I got a call from the "government" saying I'd won a grant for $9000. I just had to pay a registration fee of $200.

Victim Location 43214
Type of a scam Government Grant

caller requested my credit card information because I had to pay $249 to get my money.

Victim Location 70507
Type of a scam Government Grant

I received a call from (646) 968-0570.

The woman spoke broken English stated that I had qualified for a grant of $9,200 which according to her I would not have to pay back. She stated that I was randomly selected because I am a law abiding citizen who pays my taxes and has never been bankrupt. I was very suspicious so I did not give any personal information. When she asked me for my name, I than asked her who she worked for and she stated that she worked for the government.

She gave me a confirmation number and told me to call 202- 656- 6270 and a man would walk me through the steps of getting me the grant via western union. In suspicion I looked up recent scans and came across the same story. i did not call the second number. pretty sure they were gonna ask me for money.

Victim Location 30286
Total money lost $1,000
Type of a scam Government Grant

Someone called and got my mother to send over 1000 dollars in 100 dollar iTunes cards and he promised her 50,000 in federal grant money. He tricked her into giving all her banking information and I need to know who to report this to and what I need to do now. I told him I was reporting him and he said I know I did wrong please don't report me and I will leave her alone.

Victim Location 43232
Type of a scam Government Grant

I got a call Tuesday, saying I won a $9000 Grant. They wanted to take me through the process, go to drug store and get a Steam card, like a pre-paid card. They put the grant money on that card. When you get to Walgreens, call them back for further instructions. Brandon Cove, x. 1027. They asked if I was single or married, and if I lived alone.

Victim Location 43224
Type of a scam Government Grant

I get calls every day saying I'm qualified for a $9000 grant. I keep talking to the senior officer. She says if I send $200 I will get $9000. My confirmation number is GS1298.  

Victim Location 46208
Type of a scam Government Grant

"Stan Walker" called me today and said we had won a grant from the government for not being in trouble with the law for $9,000. He then told me I needed to send them $200 registration fee via prepaid Walmart card and Western Union. He gave me a verification number of VL3H7. ScamPulse.com has advised this is a scam

Victim Location 79109
Type of a scam Government Grant

I run a business, and received a strange call from 303-020 telling me I had been chosen for a $9,000 grant. It sounded like it came from India, and I was provided with a confirmation number for the account manager. I knew this was a scam, and did not fall for it.

Victim Location 17109
Total money lost $300
Type of a scam Government Grant

A guy called me said that his name is Tom Willams, and I was chosen and approved for a government grant in the amount of $14589.00 , I asked do I have to pay anything , he said no.

Then he asked me if there were any stores near me , I said yes , he asked me go to the nearest store because in order for me to get the grant I need to finish registering the application , and I need to get a voucher from the store , he stayed with me on the line until I got to rite aid drug store , then he told me to get three gift cards $100 each called steam, or iCloud prepaid gift cards , he said that money will be refunded instantly as soon as they deposit my grant money into my bank account, I told him I don't have that kind of money , he asked me to go to Walmart and give them a check for the amount for the cards, of air etc they didn't take my check because there are no funds , I got the money from my son and payed for the cards, he asked me to give him the numbers on the back of the cards, I did , that was his supervisor named Mark.

He put me on hold for a min then told me that while he was transferring the money to my account the gov put a hold on it because my state requires that any amount over $10000.00 I need to pay taxes on it , he said that they are going to pay the taxes which came to $4000.00 but I have to pay $500.00 for some kind of gov fee to release the money or they won't release it, I told him that I don't have that kind of money and I think they are scamming me , ofcource he denide it and put me on hold again , came back and said I can pay only $200.00 , I said no , he said I'm going loose the $300.00 I paid and he's going to close the file , and said when I have the money to call him so they can deposit the money to my account +the $300.00 I paid.

I said I want him to give me back the money I paid he said he can't because they already paid it to the gov.

That's all what happened, I feel like an [censored] for believing them, but they were very convincing ll

Victim Location 17109
Total money lost $300
Type of a scam Government Grant

A guy called me said that his name is Tom Willams, and I was chosen and approved for a government grant in the amount of $14589.00 , I asked do I have to pay anything , he said no.

Then he asked me if there were any stores near me , I said yes , he asked me go to the nearest store because in order for me to get the grant I need to finish registering the application , and I need to get a voucher from the store , he stayed with me on the line until I got to rite aid drug store , then he told me to get three gift cards $100 each called steam, or iCloud prepaid gift cards , he said that money will be refunded instantly as soon as they deposit my grant money into my bank account, I told him I don't have that kind of money , he asked me to go to Walmart and give them a check for the amount for the cards, of air etc they didn't take my check because there are no funds , I got the money from my son and payed for the cards, he asked me to give him the numbers on the back of the cards, I did , that was his supervisor named Mark.

He put me on hold for a min then told me that while he was transferring the money to my account the gov put a hold on it because my state requires that any amount over $10000.00 I need to pay taxes on it , he said that they are going to pay the taxes which came to $4000.00 but I have to pay $500.00 for some kind of gov fee to release the money or they won't release it, I told him that I don't have that kind of money and I think they are scamming me , ofcource he denide it and put me on hold again , came back and said I can pay only $200.00 , I said no , he said I'm going loose the $300.00 I paid and he's going to close the file , and said when I have the money to call him so they can deposit the money to my account +the $300.00 I paid.

I said I want him to give me back the money I paid he said he can't because they already paid it to the gov.

That's all what happened, I feel like an [censored] for believing them, but they were very convincing ll

Victim Location 43338
Type of a scam Government Grant

We got a call offering us a grant from the government. We were selected out of 20,000 people. We were to get $14,000.00. He said they would put the money in the bank, and we would send it back, and they would refund it.

Victim Location 45229
Type of a scam Government Grant

On Friday, 9-29 about 5:30pm or 6pm a guy called me and asked to speak with me and his name was Ron or Ryan something like that from . Then he got to explaining to me that I got selected to get a grant from the government and don't need to pay it back. Then he said that he had to switch me over to another representative that could give me more information. That's when they told me how much it was $14,566.00 I believe. Then the lady Kim Johnson called me and went on and on and that's when she told me I had to bring $350 with me to Walmart or Walgreens to confirm the transaction, but the money never leaves my hands. I asked why did I need $350, I don't have $350, so she is giving me until Friday to get the money and she'll call me back. That's wehn I explained I don't have $350, and she said can't you borrow it, and I asked why do I have to have $350 for a grant that you are giving me. She said you don't understand, you are not listening, and I said why do I need $350. Then that's when she said I will put your application on hold until Friday to see if you come up with the money. She gave me her number to call her back on Friday, 10-6-17 202-417-6246 x0229. She gave me the address she asked me if I could come to Washington DC, address she gave is 202 Independence Ave Washington DC 20201. She said in order to get the grant, I had to bring the $350, and she said can't you borrow it. She says you are not listening the money is not going to leave your hands.

Victim Location 43219
Type of a scam Debt Collections

I am 83 yrs old. I've been receiving calls from the government. The guy is tough. He's very hostile and aggressive. He is very nasty. He said he's going to turn me into the IRS.

Victim Location 98496
Type of a scam Government Grant

Received a total of 10 calls from these people claiming I was being awarded a Government Grant. this one said it was for $90000. I had 3 options to receive it: give my bank info, check ion mail, or cash. I said to send the cash. The said first I need to got to Walmart, Walgreens, etc. to purchase 2 money cards, $100 each, and call them with the code and I will be sent the money. Said their name was Kevin Smith. This is a scam.

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