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Victim Location 34951
Type of a scam Government Grant

I have been awarded a u.s.government grant for $9200. to be used however i wish. Was informed that i do not need to give my ss#

Call 718-514-7372 and give the grant # I was given. When I called that number they put me on hold. According to reverse phone directory the 718 number is in the Bronx and the 202 number is a bandwidth.

Victim Location 35044
Type of a scam Government Grant

They keep calling my phone,p. I have about 20 calls today from they. I have told the repeatedly to stop calling me. They will change their number by 1-2 digits. Cursing them out does not help.

Victim Location 33322
Type of a scam Government Grant

Consumer was called by someone saying they were with the government and offering a grant. Person said her name was Jessica Foster in NY. Consumer was told her name was randomly picked because she is unemployed. Was told she would get a grant $9,000 and pick it up at Walmart. The person on the phone asked for her checking account number. Consumer did not give it. (315) 628-1515 was also another number given.

Victim Location 14215
Type of a scam Government Grant

Received a phone call that i was selected for a 9000 dollar grant just needed to put 200 on a goggle car and give them the code

Victim Location 48224
Type of a scam Government Grant

They call me on my phone, They didn't say what company they called form, They told me I can receive a government Grant, And I don;t have to pay it back. I can pay bills, buy a car,take a trip,but no beer.They gave me a code and another phone number to call. The first number 202-643-3394, Then 202-594-8837. They told to go to Wal-Mart, to pick up a money gram. Call them back when I get there, Send them $200.

this is so the money can be released to me. They have called e three times already. I have no plans to go to Wal-Mart at all. I told them was a scam they won;t get money from me today or tomorrow.

Victim Location 48092
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

text message saying I won a facebook profile from WCAB radomly selected. go get 750.00 on a walmart or an itunes card and take a picture and send it to them. They will then send info as to how to send it to fedex after they get the picture and they will send the cash prize. Constantly badgering me about getting it, finally stopped after hours of going back and forth and my daughter told them to leave me alone and she was heading to police station.

Victim Location 51501
Type of a scam Government Grant

Friday 9/14 I received 8 phone calls from 347-880-1230 before noon, of which I answered twice and was informed I was selected for government grant money. Both times I asked them to not call me again and take me off their list. I then received an additional ELEVEN (11) calls from 369-445-2180 telling me that again my number was selected for government grant money. Of the 11 calls, I was able to answer probably 5 - and each time asking to be removed from list. The last call I asked to speak to a supervisor and informed him that I was respectful in asking all the other times to not be called and informed that I had reported both phone numbers via the do not call registry and requested again to not be called again. Monday 9/17 I began receiving calls from 369-584-2536 and again, same story of government grants. I told the guy to listen clearly to me - and he then interrupted me and said NO YOU LISTEN TO ME - I hung up at that point. If I do see the call come through, which there have been more since this morning i have just been answering and crinkling paper into the phone or turning music up very loud. Hoping they will get the hint. I truly don't know how to get these people to stop calling me.

Victim Location 95350
Type of a scam Government Grant

Called me 40 times won't stop.

Victim Location 80020
Type of a scam Phishing

Sounds like a cold call right away. The only thing they know about you initially is your name and phone number. They tell you they will wire 9,700 dollars to a walmart, wells fargo, etc. To be able to to that they need to verify who you are either by birth date, date of graduation, driver's license number....etc. I never got past this request but they are relentless in their persistence. They call me 3 times an hour and this has been going on for 2 days now. Always a different person and sometimes a different number but the same pitch about a grant that I have been selected to receive. Some of the numbers they called from:

369-525-3658 / 369-742-3658 / 369-475-2563 / 369-422-6523 / 369-486-2549 / 364-252-1028 /

Victim Location 85365
Type of a scam Government Grant

They called me and told me that I was eligible for an $8,000.00 government grant. All I would have to do is go to Walmart or Western Union, call Michelle at (253) 260-4390 and give her the grant approval number, and get a money order for $199.00. They said once they received the money order, I would receive the $8,000.00 and the $199.00 back

Victim Location 14224
Type of a scam Government Grant

FB friend request of a known friend. Then messaged me thru messenger.

Victim Location 63116
Total money lost $100
Type of a scam Government Grant

Asks you to purchase 2 $50.00 Google play store cards.with a promise of a government grant of $8,000.00 Then you give them the number scratched off and they place you on hold then they say we are sorry but you have to purchase $500.00 because of your state. I use the money I didn't have believing these people. My wife and son's mom just passed away and I could use the money to give her a great burial. SCAAAAAMERS

Victim Location 78390
Total money lost $800
Type of a scam Phishing

This is what I been getting even phone calls telling me if I don't pay I could go to jail I have three kids and they need me here very much so if u can please help me

Victim Location 46562
Type of a scam Government Grant

I got a call from 220-891-8359. I was to call Laura at the 360-717-5140 Ext 101 Walmart card for $250.00. And I was to get $9200.00. I knew it was a scam. It was when I called Laura and she requested the money and wanted me to call her as soon as I got in the parking lot. Then I called BBB.

Victim Location 13440
Type of a scam Government Grant

Person called claiming student had been randomly selected from a pool of college students that met certain criteria. Requested bank routing/account number to deposit money into. Offered a different call back number to discuss other payment options. Person had a lot of personal information (name, age, zip code, phone etc) and called on the first day of school, so likely had knowledge she was starting college.

Victim Location 79707
Total money lost $1,000
Type of a scam Government Grant

They claimed to be a gov. Grant out of washington state they wanted my bank acc. Info to pay the taxs plus they wanted google cards to pay plus the emtyed out my bank acc.  

Victim Location 30096
Type of a scam Government Grant

Cloned account of family friend, explained that they recently received a grant for $200,000, then they gave me a number to apply for grant, next they asked for my full name, mother's name, my address, salary, occupation, phone number, email address, & cell number,lastly they said I was approved & requested money for processing fee

Victim Location 14043
Type of a scam Government Grant

Person told me i was to receive a 9000.00 grant from the goverment. Wanted me to say that i accepted it. Just say yes!!! Told her no. And hung up.

Victim Location 44813
Type of a scam Government Grant

Initially, the first caller a woman called from 456-482-9563 in unclear English and stated that they were offering government grant. She had my name and zip code. I was curious to hear the rest of the offer, and answered about 3 questions. After that she provided me phone number to call, to which I was to give a certain CODE after I answered more questions. I did not answer the other questions, however, I did call the number she gave me 518-768-1678 and proceeded to give a "made up" code number to the man that answered. After that I was transferred to another department. Then I was disconnected. Then I received a text message saying "Hi you sounds to old I don't want to [censored] with you hahaha". Then a second text message saying "hahahahaha". I then called back the number, and stated I wanted my number removed. A man answered saying to me "are you F-***" spelling the words out. I restated I wanted my number removed. That's when he asked what's your name? My wife said to me don't they know your name? And that's when he said to me, "I don't want to talk to you, what's your wife's name. Let me talk to your wife so I can [censored] her". I hung up.

He sent another text message saying [censored] you. I called the number 518-768-1678 again and the recording says "The Google subscriber is not available, please leave a message". I tried calling them again and got a child like voice (kind of like disguising the voice) answering. I hung up and called again. I got a man and he asked "Is this [censored]?" I told him I was going to call again until my number is removed from the harassing. I told them that their number is already shown as a "Government Scam" or "Fake Federal Scam". Then he said give me your wife's number, give me that lady's name and number and I'll call her so I can satisfy her. I hung up. And called back in again. This time the voice that was child like started 'singing'. The singing seemed to be like a mantra of some sort. And obviously it was to get me tired to stop calling them back, but since they were threatening me by making the call in the first place and then threatening what they want to do to my wife, well I am going to continue to call them until my number is removed from their system. After that I got too more text with a [censored] you message. Why doesn't the Department of Justice and Google go after these folks?

Victim Location 77082
Type of a scam Government Grant

I received a phone call from a lady stating that she worked for the government and that I was granted by the government a loyalty grant of 9,000 that I could use on anything except illegal things. She called me from 646-818-9380. She said that this grant was not have to be paid back. She provided me with DC number for the grant and a number to call to speak with another agent.That number was 315-600-8537. After speaking with the gentleman he stated that I was being given this grant and that I would receive it through western union. He stated that in order for me to get the 9,000 grant I needed to purchase a 200.00 card at the store that I was going to for western union. I informed the gentleman that if the grant was free why should I have to pay 200.00 for a card when you can just send the money through western union. Scammers. They did not get me though. I have more since than that.

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