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Victim Location 83714
Type of a scam Government Grant

Received a call from Micheal Jordan with the Government Grant Office saying was to receive a 7000 grant for not owing any back taxes. He just needed 272, well it was 350 then he went down to 272. I told him I was not interested.

Victim Location 60548
Type of a scam Tax Collection

These people keep calling my house stating that they are from the IRS and I need to settle a debt.

Victim Location 83626
Type of a scam Tech Support

Someone with an accent called to say he was from Windows and my computer was sending them information about potential infections to my computer itself. He wanted me to type some alphabetical letters in a box in my compter and hit Enter I would not do it and he got angry and just kept saying what is your problem madam. He started yelling at me and I said NO and hung up.

Victim Location 35810
Type of a scam Tax Collection

Person received a call from someone claiming to be from the IRS. The caller demanded money be wired to pay the debt immediately.

Victim Location 24012
Type of a scam Tax Collection

Fake IRS call

Victim Location 12010
Type of a scam Tax Collection

Received a telephone call on 12/10/2015 at 9:18am from telephone number (202) 446-6041. The person stated that they were the IRS, and were going to file a lawsuit against us for money owed to the IRS and to contact them at (202) 446-6041

Victim Location 35974
Type of a scam Government Grant

Person received a call from Jason Williams saying they could get a government grant for $200. The $200 would have to be paid up front in order to get the grant.

Victim Location 74436
Type of a scam Government Grant

Received a call from 315-215-0406 saying that I qualified for a government grant but that I would need to send money in order to receive it.

Victim Location 83615
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

My mother-in-law has managed to put herself on the sweepstakes 'sucker' list (zip code 83615). She has changed her checking account number once, as she realized something was up. However, her dementia won't let her stop, it seems. New Twist (maybe): the most recent entanglement has been a lady offering to help my mother-in-law with protecting herself from scams--for a $5300.00 fee. Yes, a scam to provide protection from scammers. My daughter over heard a conversation that put the family on alert. My daughter called the lady (972-505-3450) and gave her the 'what for' and told her grandmother would not be meeting (airport was to be the meeting place, I think) her to give her $5300. My daughter did report that the lady did not get ruffled at this rebuke, and was smooth in her responses, even polite. I believe the meeting to provide the $5500 to this lady was to occur tomorrow, Dec 11, 2015. My mother-in-law has now implied she has no intentions of following through. However, we have heard similar responses from her in recent weeks and she can't yet seem to leave it alone. There are further details, but likely not helpful to anyone else in this format here. There are also details that are unclear. Time to change the phone number, etc. We don't believe she has yet lost any funds.

Victim Location 35601
Type of a scam Tax Collection

Person received a call from someone claiming to be from the IRS. The caller demanded money be paid or the person would be arrested.

Victim Location 46818
Type of a scam Credit Cards

Robot message stating that my Chase debit card had been frozen and I should hit 1 to continue to verify information to unfreeze my account. Call came to my cell phone from a no caller ID number on 12/7/15. I do not have a Chase debit card.

Victim Location 31907
Type of a scam Tax Collection

Voice message left on my phone to contact (509) 560-4064 regarding the IRS is filing a lawsuit against me. When I called the number, the person didn't speak clear English. I requested to speak with someone who speaks better English because I couldn't understand him, he hung up on me.

Victim Location 98115
Type of a scam Employment

Sending a $2,000 check, to be deposited in my account, then $1700 withdrawn and sent by Western Union to the Philippines

Victim Location 70510
Type of a scam Other

A foreigner called leaving a message on my voice mail threatening me if I did not return the call to the authorities from my state would be on my doorstep. I did not respond to the call! I am just reporting it as a precaution for others.

Victim Location 85745
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

Check for $4832.11 for processing duty taxes, "must be deposited in your account only after speaking with claims agent" Check from Fl business on a CA bank. Letter posted in Canada, inside titled Publishers Clearing House, then called Publisher Sweepstakes Association.

Very fine print at bottom mentions "gaming disclaimer".

No I did not call the agent, Mr James Moore.

Letter signed by Robert E Cyan

NOTE: Fl Business reports the check is a forgery.

Victim Location 79512
Type of a scam Government Grant

I was told the government selects people every year for a self betterment grant that is not taxed and you don't have to repay. They then told me that they could not send a check and that you have to buy money gram express vouchers from dollar general and pay 250 dollars to have the limit of the card raised to accommodate the large amount of the grant.

Type of a scam Tech Support

I have been receiving repeated long distance calls from a number I did not recognize,

The caller new my first name and told me they have been receiving reports my PC was having an issue for several weeks. I asked if he was calling from India. He said no. I told him he was a fraud and to stop calling me. I did not allow the call to progress far enough for him to try to get money from me and hung up.

Victim Location 42101
Type of a scam Credit Repair/Debt Relief

I've gotten calls from scammers before, these guys are good.

An Indian man named "Riley" called me. I knew something was off when it wasn't an actual phone number that showed on caller ID. Next, huge claim that all my student loan debt could be approved for complete forgiveness...GREAT, tell me more! So he started by asking some harmless questions: size of household, annual income, nothing too revealing. Then he wanted me to log in and create a FSA ID and give him that info. UH, NO! So I lied and I told him I didn't have access to the internet at the time, that my phone is my internet and I can't talk and be on the web at the same time. He asked me to feed him my personal info to create a federal ID. I THINK NOT! So he conceded to send me a link in an email to the webpage to create the ID and he would call me in 30 minutes to continue the process.

During that 30 minutes, I created my ID (but not from his link-just in case) since I will need that when I complete my next FAFSA. I also googled the usflcc.org email address he sent the email from. Their webpage LOOKS GREAT! Only the reviews are way off. The language screams translation app. A little more looking finds a disclaimer on their webpage that states they are NOT affiliated with the US department of Education. They are not ScamPulse.com rated. On their website a heading actually states "What Customers Are Saying About Customer Name" like they forgot to enter USFLCC in the template when building their website. One of the "off" reviews: "Thanks again for helping us through another complex series of transactions. This one, while complicated, was at least far less stressful. We appreciate your responsive." - Paula Frady Geibel Student"

Too many things off. So I waited for "Riley" to call back to see what info he required to tell me what forgiveness programs I qualify for. So he immediately wanted the username and password I created. I told him that per the recommendation of the Department of Ed website I just used to create my ID, I wasn't going to provide him with my info. So he said he would send me another email that would contain a code. That I should check my email and give him the code. (By this time, I had my laptop in front of me) The email was from [email protected] It was a standard "Request for Username" email. Had I given him the code he would have entered it and had COMPLETE access to my FSA ID. I told him I was not giving him that info. He insisted he needed to enter it into their system that is "directly linked to the federal loan office to see how much of my student loan they can erase."

I told him he isn't an DoED employee and I am not giving him access to my ID which has the power to be my legal signature. At this point he agreed that there was nothing more he could do for me and bid me goodnight.

These guys are good. They say all the right trigger words, and they want you to complete the process while they are are the phone with you so you don't have time to check the validity of the situation.

Type of a scam Identity Theft

Dear customer, ( *** )

CRA Tax Return Services is adding an additional layer of security to better protect the privacy of your tax refund account.

The refund may come through your tax code or as a payment and could relate to the current tax year or earlier years.

***

Account ID: 7824258512

E-mail ID: 665531751

Date and Time: August 09-12-2015

***

Your request can be made here

Issued refund of 418.12 CAD

Regards,

This is the email I received and I foolishly gave personal information. ***

Victim Location 37042
Type of a scam Government Grant

Said approved for 8200.00 for govt grant money but have to wire 230.00 to receive. Said website was www.gofreegovernmentmoney.com.

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