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US Government - Imposter Reports & Reviews (2)

- Henrico, VA, USA

So I received a call just now, around 3pm on April 30 from (202)159-8552. I picked up the phone and was asked if they were speaking to (my name) and was told that I had qualified for $8000 in government grant money. I don't believe the individual provided her name or any information about the company/organization.

She said that I qualified for the grant due to paying my taxes on time and not being involved in any criminal activity. I was then asked to confirm information about myself, including my first and last name (whereupon I became suspicious because she used my married name, but I only recently changed my legal name from my maiden name, so I knew it was unlikely this call was actually from the government), and the city where I lived. She then asked about my work status and my marital status, information that the government would also have due to taxes, etc.

Upon having "confirmed" that I was the correct recipient, she said that the government was only given me two options to receive the money, either through a direct deposit or cash via Western Union. Rather than giving information about my bank account over the phone, I told her I'd prefer Western Union. At this point she directed me to call 2026817056 and give them my identification code, AV956, to allow the money fund manager to authorize the transaction. She assured me the number was toll free and to keep calling if I received a busy signal because "there were a number of people selected and I wasn't the only one to be claiming the grant money" so be patient. She then concluded the call, and I did a quick Google search to see whether people had been scammed like this before. It seems that most people, upon calling the second number, would be asked to pay some sort of fee in order to receive the money. At this point, I decided this was definitely a scam so I did not call the number she gave me.

- Winston Salem, NC, USA

Was called and they said I qualified for a Federal Grant of $9000.00 for paying bills on time. She wanted to verify my information and when I asked for a number to call her back because I wanted to verify if this was a legitimate call, she hung up on me.

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