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Victim Location 84318
Type of a scam Other

when I answered the phone a lady said this is Grace I am from some government agency. can you hear me ok and I said yes (Mistake)! Then she immediately hung up!!

Victim Location 43055
Type of a scam Government Grant

I got a call today from a foreign man who I couldn't understand. He said I had won a $9000 grant from the government. He said I wasn't to use it to buy alcohol or drugs. I said I wouldn't. He said my confirmation number is KP109. He wanted me to call 206-880-3328. I'm on SSI.

Victim Location 31210
Type of a scam Government Grant

I feel it's a scam going on on Facebook at the mr.williams Browne page on Facebook they contacted me about applying for a grant

Victim Location 43211
Type of a scam Government Grant

First a lady called. She told me to call 646-450-1375. I called and spoke to Cody. He said I was eligible for a $9000 from the government because I am a taxpayer. He told me to go to Walmart and purchase a registration card for $100, 3x, and give him the reference numbers to get the money. He wanted to stay on the phone with me. He said he would give me more information once I got to the store. He has an accent. He told me to keep it confidential so no one can get hold of my money.

Victim Location 49421
Type of a scam Phishing

It was a recorded call, saying that my social security number is going to be Frozen and that the government was going to come and arrest me. I needed to call this number back to confirm my social security number and to get directions on what I needed to do so none of this happen to me. I am just thinking that everybody needs to know that this is happening so nobody Falls victim and the call was received on a business line.

Victim Location 38573
Type of a scam Government Grant

This person called and said his name was Eric Johnson and that he work for the government in which he gave me his address at 900 bagby Street Houston Texas 77002 and he wanted me to go to the closest Western Union and show them that I had $250 in the bank that's all I would have to do was verify I had $250 in the bank .he would send me a grant of $14,566 was the amount this was a personal individual Grant and my grant ID number was E L 6545 their telephone number was 4695670552

Victim Location 62243
Type of a scam Government Grant

I got a message from friends saying they had gotten grants from the US government to renovate their homes. Someone called and said that I needed to send him $5000 on Walmart cards.

Victim Location 66203
Type of a scam Government Grant

They keep calling me 2 to 3x a day and the last person I talked to said they would call daily! They are harassing me!

Victim Location 60630
Type of a scam Government Grant

Hey so I got a call and they tried to call me telling me that I got money from the government but when I asked for them to email it to me they told me to shut up

Victim Location 63601
Type of a scam Government Grant

I received a message on messenger stating I had been approved a government grant. I was asked to call a number to claim the grant.

Victim Location 65542
Total money lost $1,000
Type of a scam Government Grant

These people called stating I had been approved for a government grant, I paid processing fees of $1000.00. They later requested an additional $2000.00 which I explained I did not have, they then said they would send me a check to cover it and to call them as soon as I was able to deposit the $4000.00 check into my bank. The bank alerted me that this is a known scam.

Victim Location 47203
Type of a scam Government Grant

I was recently looking for grants online. A few days later I got a call saying I had been approved for a government grant for $3,500. They even told me to go to to see that they are legit. I was told they could transfer the money to me for free if I gave them my debit card number. Being suspicious, I told them I didn't have a debit card, only a checking account. They said they could deposit the money that way but I would have to sign up for their program for $19.95 for 2 months and they would need my account and routing number. I told them I wanted to call the and see what they said about it and they said they would call back in a 1/2 hour. I called and they said it's a scam. A 1/2 hour later, they did call back and when I told them I had called the BBB, they hung up on me.

Victim Location 23321
Type of a scam Government Grant

I almost got scammed out of 15,000$ I thought it was promising but I was still sceptical about it. I did research on randomly selected federal government grants and all I got was red flags. If you get this call, please be careful or your life will never be the same

Victim Location 61462
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

Good Day, My name is Mark Phillips. The Federal government grant program which is an empowerment of the united national is to promote what is this ????

Victim Location 32724
Total money lost $6,350
Type of a scam Government Grant

I was contacted by a good friend of mine that he won a grant of $250,000 and showed me a picture of pile of cash he received . I trusted him because he is a friend supposedly . I think of it later that he was an accomplice of the scam . First , Joe Loris to send $3000 worth of Amazon and Google play to receive my funds . Then he called me and said that package was held at Biloxi International Custom and ask me to pay him $3250 to pay customs . He told to wait for the package 5/27/19 . After that date he called me that funds were held at Konfidential Bank in Miami . He phished the tracking Sx and the bank . They were faked . Now he asked me for $17000 to get access code to get the funds . I did not send the money this time . I was scammed out of $6350 total . Now I realized that it was a big scam and my friend was his accomplice . Warning ! Do not trust your friend

Victim Location 78359
Type of a scam Government Grant

My mother received a message from Facebook messenger from a relative claiming they received $100,000 from a federal grant and gave a number 970-305-4818 and agent carol Herrington. We called with no answer then got a text with info, she then email a generic looking application from a [email protected] when I asked why it’s not a government email she replied from a [email protected]

Victim Location 77632
Total money lost $2,600
Type of a scam Government Grant

Sent a letter through messager stating I won a Government Grant for $50,000.00. Follow instructions give my messager stating to text them. I did! They told me thaat his name was Sheldon Grant work for the Department of Human Service, he gave me the instruction on how to send the money. Fred Harford (FBI Agent) told me to send $2600.00 to him then I would get the $50,000.00. I told him to send me a picture of his badge with his supposible picture. n So, I got a few amazon

give card and tool pictures of them, sent it to Fred. Tried calling the number after I sent the money and the phone number he gave me didn't work.

Victim Location 50315
Type of a scam Government Grant

I received a message from one of my friends on Facebook. She was asking how I was doing then she stated she was feeling blessed because she was approved for a government grant that she doesn't have to pay back. She stated that she was going to open a grocery store ( which I thought was wired because she is retired). Then she asked if I wanted to try and see if I could get approved. I said sure I could uses some money. Then she sent me the guys name and number Mr. Ron Anderson 601-460-9575. I texted him and he forwarded me the link to apply. I did just to see what would happen. I was approved for 120,000.00 and all I had to do to get the money was to pay for the delivery pin. I asked how much. I was told $450.00 in stream gift cards. I told him that I have never heard of them. He told me where to go and buy them. I was feeling pretty uneasy about that. So I asked my friend and she was like ya that's how I did mine. I told my friend that I have been scammed before and I don't feel safe about it and I stated asking my friend questions that only she would now. Like how did we met. She got defensive about that she said I cant believe you don't believe me. She would never answer the question. I then asked her to call me and she stated No, she couldn't because she just had otolaryngology surgery and couldn't talk. When I told the 2 different people that I know its a scammed I haven't heard back from them.

Victim Location 15129
Type of a scam Government Grant

Said to call 202-596-2571 to claim my $9000 , give them GG0721 to collect

Victim Location 44481
Type of a scam Government Grant

Constantly getting calls for government grant to use any way you want without going to school. Want to connect you with federal student grant and say your in exchange for 10% of the grant.then the rest put in your checking account.i’ve tried too tell them to guilt calling they still keep calling the phone number is a one way call you cannot call back

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