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Victim Location 76040
Type of a scam Government Grant

A man that could barely speak English told me he was with the government, and he wanted to give me a grant.

He said the amount was for $3,400 and that I could get the money at a western union. He gave me a code MX428 and said that he was transferring me to an account verification manager. Then he gave me the wrong street address. I told him that it wasn't correct, and then he said he needed that information to verify my identity like my age. I didn't give it to him. I told him that I felt like this was a scam. He insisted he was just verifying information, then he hung up on me when I told him I didn't believe him.

Victim Location 44320
Type of a scam Government Grant

I received a phone call which left a phone # to call about free money of $11,300. That phone number was 315 510-9796. On returning the call I talked to a person and he told me because I was a loyal citizen I qualified for this free money. I did not have to pay it back and no taxes would be taken. I was then instructed to call another phone #. This perso was to give me further instructions how to receive this money. That phone # was 747 666-5104 and the person I talked was named David Johns, this as the number to call back if we were disconnected . I asked to have the money sent by check which they could not do it had to use Western Union or give them my bank account # which I knew was something I was not going to do. I was instructed to use my cell phone and he was going to instructed to go to Wall Mart and buy two Itune cards, I asked how much the cards would cost which he would tell me. He did call my cell phone which I did to answer because I was checking with to see if there was anyone else who had received this type a call. After checking with the and seeing this was a scam I tried to call David Johns at the phone # he had given 747-666=5104 Oh guess what, no one was at that number you had to leave a message. As you can tell I did not go to Wall Mart to buy any ITunes cards. Because I am a loyal citizen who pays her bills I know the Government does not give free money. In all my life the Government has taken my money. This scam sounds good but don”t fall for it. The only thing I this life that is free is God’s salvation He has paid all fees.



Victim Location 57020
Type of a scam Phishing

computerized voice stating that a legal petition was filed under my name and that before the matter goes to the federal court house or before you get arrested i needed to call back 202524422721

Victim Location 91016
Type of a scam Government Grant

This is a scam. They just want your money. Fyi

Victim Location 77962
Total money lost $300
Type of a scam Government Grant

A lady named Jessica called from the 2027070707 number and told my that I had be selected to receive a government grant in the amount of $14,589.00. In order to receive the grant I had to call one of the other numbers listed above to speak with my grant transaction specialist. I had to provide the specialist with my case reference number of SS015 and they would then tell me how to proceed. Upon calling the 2532873535 number I was put into contact with a gentleman named Travis Smith with a Badge ID and all. He proceeded to tell me in order to receive this grant I had to go through a verification process.

To do this I had to go to the nearest Dollar General, purchase a google play card in the amount of $300. He had to stay on the phone with me the entire time I drove to town and went in to purchase the card. He also instructed me that the cashier may ask for my ID for the purchase but because I live in a small town the cashier Once I did that I had to tell him the time stamp from the receipt as well as the verification code under the silver scratch-off bar. I provided him with this information and he proceeded to complete the verification process. He then said that he would need my debit card information to process the funds transfer. I again provided him with this information. He then told me that the transaction had been processed and I should be seeing the funds in my online banking. When I told him that it was not he then proceeded to tell me that the state of Texas w[censored]d the fund until the taxes, in the amount of $9,999.00 had to be paid before the state would release the funds. I told him that I did not have that kind of money. He then claimed that his department would cover whatever amount I did not have. I said ok say I could do $200 he said that would work but that I would have to go back to the store and get another Google Play card. He told me that if I did not proceed with the $200 transaction that the IRS would debit my checking account $699.00 for the taxes and that I would be arrested first thing this morning for tax fraud. This is when I figured out I had been scammed. I proceeded to tell him I was going to call the Sheriffs Dept. with him on the line and he at first said ok. Then when I went to dialing the number he hollered at me that he was just going to cancel the transaction and that the $699.00 would come out of my account in 10 minutes and the cops would be at my job in the morning. He then hung up. I immediately called the local sheriffs dept and had an officer come out and take a report and I called and cancelled my debit card. No other transactions were processed on my account.

Victim Location 32534
Type of a scam Government Grant

phone harassment

Victim Location 42633
Type of a scam Government Grant

A friend of mine started chatting at 12:30am. (Something he would never do) We had never chatted before this. He just ask about my day, then said he had great news about a government grants that had helped him out. Ask.if I knew Attorney Michael Snowan gave me a private cell # to call an.sign up? This is not something that friend would be talking to me about especially after midnight.

Victim Location 48174
Type of a scam Government Grant

Received voicemail stating I received a government grant from a law from Obama’s administration put in place to 8 cities and states for people who pay their bills,taxes and have not filed for bankruptcy and have no criminal record. Will receive $9200 from grant. Want you to go to a western union, bank or money gram. When exposed them on phone they were verbally abusive. They also said they were calling from Washington DC and their phone number 202-683-8945 and 805-399-0430

Victim Location 78229
Type of a scam Government Grant

I've been approached by two people through Facebook Messenger that say that they have received money. One, paying $3000 and receiving $50000 and the other $250,000. He gave me this phone number (956)750-7503 of where to apply. I didn't call so I don't know if this is legit. So far, I don't know if there are any victims because these two people say that they did receive the money. Just wanted you to please check this phone number.

Victim Location 29303
Type of a scam Government Grant

I Can get free US Grant money for anything I need, bills, cars, etc. Asked if I had a job, how old I was, was I married. They asked me what would I do with the money. Can't use the money for drugs. Gave me a confirmation # MP121. Money will be delivered by Western Union or direct deposit or money gram. Wanted me to call another phone number of 559-744-3707. After I get instruction I am to call him back at 703-276-0100. Hung up on him.

Victim Location 29407
Type of a scam Phishing

"And the investigating team of our department is investigating you and your family. We had tried to notify you regarding this issue in previous six months but we had never gotten a response from you. So it has been considered as an intentional fraud and the lawsuit has been filed under your name by the United States Government. You may call our department number 347-293-1422. I repeat it's 347-293-1422 for more information before we download your case into the court house. Thank you."

Victim Location 45827
Type of a scam Government Grant

I keep getting calls from men and women saying I'm eligible for a government grant from the US Health Department. When I tell them I will not give them my driver's license number they say they will report me to the government as I was born in Mexico, and they'll have me deported.

Victim Location 35978
Type of a scam Government Grant

The person said I was chosen by random to get a $30,000 Grant by the government that I didnt have to pay back. Three ways of my choice to cover costs to get this grant and one of them was to go and buy a prepaid card. They told me to call back the number as soon as we hung up.  206-880-7898 or 206-880-7887. 

Victim Location 29526
Type of a scam Government Grant

I was called and told that the government was giving me some money as a grant. I could use it however I would like. It was from the Minister of Health and Human services.

Victim Location 67216
Total money lost $3.45
Type of a scam Government Grant

The people will call you and tell you that you've been approved for a big amount of government grant they ask you you want to pick it up in cash or do you have a debit card to put it on

Victim Location 62203
Type of a scam Government Grant

I Received a phone call from a young lady with a foreign ascent stating that my phone number was selected to receive a free Government Grant. I proceeded to tell the young lady that I knew this was a scam, she told me it was not. I asked her was her organization registered with the BBB, and she got upset and said if I didn't want the money they would take me off the list. After that she hung up on me.

Victim Location 47421
Type of a scam Government Grant

I received a call from Steven Miller from the Government Grants from US Bank of California 2027549385 was the number for me to call back.They called and the id came up with only 2780708. He wanted me to pay $200.00 to get my $9,250 dollar federal grant.

Victim Location 43130
Type of a scam Government Grant

Name is Anderson Jordan, states he is with federal government grants. Said grants were free and would send it western union, money gram or direct deposit to checking or savings account

Victim Location 43203
Type of a scam Government Grant

I received a Facebook Messenger message from someone who has cloned a real friend's account. I was told about a government grant that will give me $70K for "those who need assistance paying for bills,buying a home, starting their own business, going to school, or even helping raise their children with old and retired people." My real friend has already changed his password and warned his real friends about this happening to his account.

HIm: Hello. How are you doing

Me: I'm great, stranger!! How the heck are you?

Him: Good to hear from you, I'm OK. enjoying the grant money don't know if you

have heard about the good news recently ?

Me: Hmmm....

Him: This is specifically place for those who need assistance paying for

bills,buying a home, starting their own business, going to school, or even helping raise their children with old and retired people,This is

a new program, i got $70,000 delivered to me when i applied for the

grant and you don't have to pay it back. You can also apply too

Me: I think I heard about this, too

Him: I will give you the contact number of the claiming agent so as to apply now.

Me: And?

Him: Text him on his mobile 2485040979 and Let me know when you do so, so that Ican be able to put you through.

Victim Location 78664
Type of a scam Government Grant

My mother was contacted via face book messenger from an old high school friend saying she got grant money from this company. Later when we tried to contact this person directly she had 'phone issues' and mother was again contacted by this Scott Felix and by another Elizabeth Wilson. The whole of the face book conversation is below, personal information redacted. He also sent a fake united nations id that is attached and this is the picture he used on face book messenger as well. and is impersonating a government official. We did file an FBI internet crime report.

Hello this consultant SCOTT FELIX , I Work For Federal Government Grant Agency,Funds Are Available For Rightful Owner To Claim.

How can I help you?

A friend told me about the Federal Government grant and I am here to claim my win money.

I can help you get your grant money delivered to you okay?

Yes. How does this work?

Hold let me check our Database if your profile name is still available on our grant winners list. I will get back to you soon.

Congratulation on your winnings as our verification team alerts that your data verification process was successful.

You have to fill up some information's so we can proceed your winning and to know where to deliver you to. Full name........ Address...... Male/Female ........... Age..... Married/Single..... Text Phone Number....... E-mail........ Occupation.......... Monthly income……….. Do you want cash or check? FILL THIS FORM HERE NOW AND SEND IT BACK TO US ASAP


It won't let me fill the form? Jut give the information like this?

Okay let me help you.

Full name?

G*** N*** 512-***-*** retired, single, $, cash? Age?

Thanks for getting back to us Asap. We got your information And Your information have Been Programmed in our Database.


NOTE: Any unclaimed prize will be returned to the treasury of EMPOWERMENT CORPORATION. You are advised to keep your winning details strictly to yourself and not share it with any individual or firm to avoid confiscation of your prize. Thanks & Regards Agent Scott Felix.

Do you understand?


We have verified your information and it shows that you are eligible to receive the grant

Here is your Ref#: 990078567, Batch#: 9056490602/333, Winning no: FB8701/LPRC, ticket number; 85430000-07024570000, serial number; 7755551111.

we ask that you keep this notification strictly from public notice until your claim has been processed and your money remitted do you understand?


Do you go to church? And do you believe in God's blessings?

I don't go very often but I am a recipient of God's blessings when very young.

What are you going to do with your grant money when it gets delivered to you?

Depends on how much it is, I'm not far from being homeless. I lived with my son cause I'm disabled but he died

I'm so sorry about that please take heart I will make sure I help you get your grant that is what I'm here for okay?


We Congratulate you Once again. Your information has been process in Our Data Base. We have forward your Home Address and Your Name to the UPS Company and they are preparing to Deliver your Money to you.

You are to choose the amount you wish to claim from us. And you will pay for the Case file fee and the shipping fund... We will make every effort to ship your order as soon as possible. You are to choose below amount you want to claim.

You Pay $500 and get $50,000,00.

You pay $750 and get $100,000.00

You pay $1,500 and get $130,000,00.

You pay $2,500 and get $170,000,00.

Get back to us with the amount you will like to claim so that I will tell you what to do.

How am I supposed to pay? Can't it be taken out of what the grant is going to be?

As soon as the payment is facilitated through Western Union or Money Gram to our office your Grant Money will be delivered to you the next 12 hours. so please let us know the amount you choose so that I will also forward it to the UPS team.

Please Note that the fee you are ask to pay is for the delivery fee and you are not paying any other fee apart from that.


Are you ready to pay the fee right now?

No, I have to get the cash.

So when will you pay the fee so that the UPS team will be on there way to deliver your grant money to you?


By what time tomorrow?

It'll probly be around 4:00-4:30

Okay. let me know when you are ready tomorrow to pay the fee so that I will give you our cashier details where you will pay the fee to okay?

You said I have to keep it a secret.

Can you not tell me now so I can get it to you quicker?

Yes Don't disclose your winning to anyone not until you get your grant we do this to make sure real winners claim their money because we had situations where other people claim what is not theirs i hope you understand this?

This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming and unwarranted taking advantage of this program by non-participant or unofficial personnel.

So do I text you when I'm on the way. I still have to find a place to send it


Should I send you our cashier details where you will send the money to?

Yes if that will be faster.

Okay hold let me get back to you with the info shortly.


Here is the cashier's info which you will make your payment to through money gram store. Name: John Brown City: Johnstown State: pa Zip: 15902


Get back to me as soon as you make the payment and make sure you don't make mistakes when you get to the store make sure the store post the fee so that our cashier can confirm your payment on time okay?

Don't I need an address?

No this is all you need to make the payment okay?

Okay. Will let you know when the payment is made.


Talk to you tomorrow have a good night rest.


Hello Mrs G.

How are you doing today?

Not to good I'm afraid. May not be able to get the money. What is the government agency website so I can look them up.

I promise you and I will aways keep my words your details have been forwarded to the UPS so as soon as you pay your delivery fee they will be on there way ASAP.

Let me get back to you with our web site please I can't be here to play games I'm too matured for that.


I am looking for the .gov website and you aren't providing. Also the confirms this is a scam and the says they will NEVER ask for fees for grants that have been awarded. So take me off your list. We are done.

I can see you don't want to get your grant any longer I have help so may people to get there grant yours won't be different.

Sure. I could photo shop that too. Lose my info.



This is mrs Elizabeth Wilson I also help here got her grant due to her over warmness she have to post on our timeline Mrs N I'm sure I can help you get your grant money you don't have to make this mistake.

You just have to trust me that is all that will make this work I'm a very good Christian and I will always keep my word and with all you tell me I'm ready to to help you and make sure that once you pay the fee the UPS will be on there way to your home.

Filing a complaint on fbi site right now. So stop.

Do you request we should get your name off our list?

100% and I'm filing out the FBI complaint form on you right now. So close this fb account and hide.

Okay I will get you off our list ASAP. you don't know what you are missing.

What is your address and phone number please.

You are a very nice woman and I have always wanted to help you I don't know is feeding you with all this liars but I advice you do what your heart desire.

I really want to help you just tell me what the problem is.

Do you want to speak with us on phone? The problem is you've provided a false Web address and asked for money for a grant that I didn't apply for and your script is listed as a scam all over the Internet

Yes that is the more reason why you have to be very careful because some people are using advantage of us to scam people I understand how you feel we are doing site maintenance because some hackers want to hack in to our system please bear with us and I can call you if you want to speak with me.

Likely story. Stop trying to sell me and give me the address and phone number

This Program is promoted and sponsored by a conglomerate of some multinational companies as part of their social responsibility to the citizens in the aspect that impacts Facebook users lifestyle worldwide.

That literally means nothing

This is our number (206) 785-8949 you can call me now.

If I later deliver your grant you own me an apology for talking to a federal government officer rudely.

We are through with our site you can now go through it.

I just send you our site link on your phone number that is what you requested do you think I'm here to play games with you?

Anyone can photo shop these things. Stop.

Okay have you go through our site that you requested for?

I can see you have photo shopped the name and the photo onto this ID. I am saving this conversation for when I am contacted by someone with the actual government about my complaint. Stop. You are now harassing me and just proving what a scam you are.

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