|July 23, 2017|
Government Grant Scam
Recently I have been calls about how I won a $9,000 grant. However, in order to collect the grant I have to pay $250 in Steam Card. Yes, this is a scam. Seriously who would collect a payment using Steam Cards?
The scam works by keeping you on the phone while you go to the store to get the gift card. They don't want to risk you talking to anyone else that might inform you that it's a scam. They will insist on staying on the phone and then "order you" to get the card.
The Federal Government will never ask you to pay for any processing fee to get a loan. In addition, they will not require a payment method by a gift card.
$9,000 Government Grant Scam
In my last call, I told them that it would be a while before I could get to the store. These are the phone numbers that have been calling me back to see if I have gotten the cards:
- (202) 470-0947
- (202) 350-0969
- (202) 643-6782
Don't be fooled, just because these are Washington DC numbers, doesn't mean that they are actually calling from Washington DC. Once when I called the number, I heard "Google Voice" isn't able to transfer the phone number.
August 11, 2017.
Just called by them. Confirmed my name, address, cell # and then told me all about how the United States Treasury Department is offering a $9,000 grant - randomly selected by those in good standing with the Government. Game me a call back #, an Authorization ID# and then wanted me to select either a Direct Deposit to me Bank Account through Electronic Transfer or Western Union. I chose Western Union - kept encouraging me to call 202-470-0947 to collect me US Grant of $9,000. Very interesting how the US Government Treasury has selected to use Western Union to handle all their transactions.....
|J HEMEON|| |
September 18, 2017.
I GOT THE CALL ALSO USING THESE NUMBERS TELLING ME IF THE FIRST IS OFF TRY THE SECOND ON IL JUST ASKING THEM WHY THE GOVERMENT WANTS ME TO BY GAMING CARDS
|J HEMEON|| |
September 18, 2017.
NUMBERS ARE 845-589-9580 OR 845-582-8345
|Otik Vreding|| |
September 22, 2017.
They call me tree times in the past two days. And each time they provided me different ID number. How can it be for one person to have multiple IDs for the same grant? The following numbers: 845-589-9580, 845-291-2271, 716-938-7658, 631-679-3106, 631-674-3797 also the same as above.
|J Johnson|| |
October 2, 2017.
202-643-6782 Told me I needed to purchase an iTunes card for $300. Then to give them the numbers on the card. They mentioned me staying on the phone until I reached walmart. I called their bluff but a woman sat and literally argued with me that this was not a scam. She also gave me her name and ext. number. I was surprised at that.
October 3, 2017.
Got a call from an Indian dude with a strong accent claiming to be Jason Francis working for The Department of Finance. Said my phone number has been chosen to collect $9000 in Federal Grant Money. I knew it was a scam right off the bat so decided to play with him a bit. I asked him to explain about the program, why I was chosen and why Jason Francis has a strong accent despite being an American born and raised national hero. He panicked, gave me a call back number and hung up. He called from 631-664-1813 and the call back number was 716-938-7658. Btw he even got my name wrong and guessed Phillip when I asked him what it was.
October 30, 2017.
Left a message that there was a warrant out for me, and I had to call right away. Never having been to that part of NY, and living on the left coast, I knew right away it was a scam. 716-938-7658
November 2, 2017.
TOTALLY A SCAM!!!!!! Got a VM from 845-582-8345 saying the U.S. Gov't had a warrant out for my arrest for trying to commit fraud with the IRS... Haaaaaaaaaa!!! It's just too funny when you KNOW for a fact that it's complete B.S.!! Anyway - don't EVER call these types of messages back - not even to have fun (then you've confirmed you are a real # for their phishing data banks). If the U.S. government WANTS you, they will notify you by POST MAIL, or send local authorities to pick your criminal butt up! Washington will ever "ring you up" with such malarkey. ***Even the English on the robotic recording was poorly used.***
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