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Victim Location 43221
Total money lost $10,750
Type of a scam Government Grant
3.23.21 I was contacted by my friend on Message Plus. I was surprised to hear from her. We don't see or call often. She asked how I was doing. She said she had something exciting to tell me. She said it's wonderful and it will change your life. She persuaded me she had received money on her doorstep, and to follow the instructions of Agent Larry Mark. I texted him and said I was ready to claim my money. He replied "This is agent Larry Mark from desk of JG & FG we are having a promotional program to help teachers, widows. Let em check if your name is still on a promotional database. Are you ready to proceed? You will have to fill out a form for the destination for the deliver to you are you ready to fill the form? Then he asked if Ie
He said I was qualified for $90,000, but that I needed to buy Nike gift cards from any store around. Then he asked if I was ready to get the Nike gift card to activate your information into our database. I said I was short on money. He replied: Hello, are you ready to buy a Nike gift card to activiate your information in our database. He strictly forbid me to tell the clerk about the grant money. He said the clerk would take 40% if the knew it was for a grant, so just tell them it's for your grandchildren. He asked if there was a store around and I said a grocery card. Then he asked if I had the card. and I said yes. He asked me to scratch off the card, and send a picture. He told me to check the back of the card where they write pin, and scratch off, and he sent a picture and circled it in blue marker so I could see what to scratchso I would know where to cehck the back. He asked If I got it. I said yes, 104825. Then he asked me to snap a picture of the receipt. He said they will start processing my grant tomorrow. He sid do oyu understand us now. Then he said you are eligible to win a%ny of the amounts below, and now I hav eto choose any amount and pay the case fee. Your delivery and case file fee is 2% of your winnings. Kindly choose your prefereable grant money choice from above list so we can prepare. Kindly get back to us with your choice so we can proceed with your grant chocie, Board of Directors need your choice. You ahve to be fast so Our delivery team can deliver your grant to your doorstep tomorrow. I asked if I had to pa $2000, and they said yes so we can start processing your grant check and our delivery team can process and deliver to your doorstep. I chose $100,000 and agreed to pay $400 now and the rest when I get my monthly check. He said I had to buy Steam gifcard for $400. The Board of Directors needs your decision. He said you can try to get the Steam giftcard now so you can be set up on our database now. He kept repeating Baord of Directors need your decision. I asked what a Steam giftcard was. By 7am I was on the road looking for a Steam giftcard at Speedway. I texted them to say I could only get a $200 Steam giftcard, and they replied scratch the back of it and sent a picture of it. I told them I went to 8 places looking for the cards. At this time, they said I could buy Nike gift cards. I said I have Steam gift cards, and they replied do it fast now. I scratched the cards, and sent pictures of three cards. I told them I don't know which receipts go with which cards. They asked how many cards I had bought, I said 4. He asked me to take pictures again.
After some time, I was contacted by another friend from church, who does not know my first friend. She asked how I was doing, and said she was so excited about a national grant for widows and divorcess, retired teachers whose mission is to eradicate poverty. At 12:22 pm today, I got a text from Victoria Gullie Woods at 602-857-3675.
Many clerks asked why I was buying the cards, and I told all of them that I was buying them for a friend.
Here are the places I bought from: Kroger, CVS, Giant Eagle, Speedway, and Staples.
My sister oversees my dad's trust account. She came to my house and I told her I was in the Red and had blown through a lot of money. I told her I was getting a grant and she said it's a scam. I have a representative that buys my bills, and my sister oversees that account. she asked her for her updated account info, which showed I was in the red over $800 in my checking and over $900 charged to my credit card. My savings has nothing in it.
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