I received a call from a 000-000-000 sometimes I get calls from friends on Skype like this, so I answered. The lady wanted to give me a free 9.000 grant. Sounded too good to be true. She said I could receive the money in cash or directly into my bank account. The government just randomly selected me, um hum. I said if I want the money in cash what would I do. She said to call her supervisor at 202-657-5500 and give them my confirmation number. What a scam. I'm not calling.
Received a call from an unknown number (00000000), then I was told to call their supervisor at 202-657-5500 with a conf# the first person gave me. He then was telling me to go to an Western Union with $300 and he will instruct how to get that $300 plus another $9000 grant from US Govt.
I told him he was a fake person impersonating as us govt. official. He then started cursing. These are all scams. Please be aware...
I just received this same call, and when they asked how I would like to receive the money I told them Western Union, then he gave me code and asked for my DL# to help Western Union ID me, as to being the right person to pick up the money. I told him I didn't give out my info on the to anyone, so he said I could call this number (202-241-9449) and give it to them when I called back. I googled it. nothing but a scam, but of course this goes on all the time and when they caught our government will do nothing but slap their hands and say don't do it again or else
I was literally just on the telephone with this group, and they sounded too good to be true. My fiance and me are in a bad place with money, due to my recent injury, and hearing I'd been awarded grant money for school was great news. I'd only applied for financial aid a little bit ago. Anyway, I googled the phone number and was shocked. I stopped communicating with them, but I feel hurt being taken advantage of when we're really in deep need for help. I hope someone finds these people and the ones behind this scam get caught and punished for their crimes. They talked about paying tax money on the grant (which is when I began questioning things, because grant money isn't taxed), and how they were making the request from the New York Federal Reserve. If you're not well informed, experienced, or if you are desperate (like we are for help) it all sounds very real. Beware, I have yet to encounter anything that is real when it sounds to good. Though I hold out hope, I am starting to think people are basically evil and only act good out of fear of being punished by others over them in positions of power. =(
I just received a call from these people and they stated that I would be receiving 10,000 if I just give the my debit card number I told them I was the police they hung up
forgot to mention this phone number is in Washington where the U.S. Federal Grant Department is located which made it hard to tell whether it was real or a scam, but obviously a scam if they wanted me to send them money
well i got a call from 202 241 9449 and they said they were "supposedly" from the us federal grant department, the lady on the phone said her name was Cassandra no last name, anyways i went on about how am i qualified for this grant, she said im unemployed and single etc., and after telling her that i dont have $179.00 for this green dot money pack she said i can put it hold or cancel it, i said put it on hold. after speaking to my brother he said that it was a scam, so i figured id call back again, it was the same lady Cassandra) that answered the phone and said she just spoke to me, i know and everyone knows, if the U.S. Government was to give away "free" money it would be free with no charges, but she said i had to pay this to the bank b4 i can recieve this grant because of taxes, so i said ok, then i told her i dont have the $179.00 to keep it on hold, my brother said something else to me and i immediately called back again and it was (Cassandra) again, i told her this was scam, youre not getting $179.00 from me for a free grant, and that if she didnt put my $10,000.00 grant on my prepaid card, she can talk to my lawyer, she said good luck with that sir and hung up on me. this is a scam, if anyone else is reading this, do not give them any of your info or send them money!
Unfortunattly I was scam by the pay day loan, and that's how these Mother f****rs got all my info, I've been called with the I HAVE A WARRANT OUT FOR MY ARREST! SO OF COURSE i'VE LEARNED, that these f****rs are all connected once you put your info online to get that loan that you desperatly need, so I told them come and get me, PURE S***!!!police never calls you when their comming for you , I know!!and today I was the lucky one to get a 10.000 grant, I have an X on my back, no luck at all, and these people that can't even speak english properly, wanted me to send them UNTRACEBLE MONEY PACK for 187.00 to insure the money, what a crock. I can't understand how this still going on, and the POLICE, (good only to give tickets) don't do s*** about it, it's sad that a powerfull goverment U.S.A. dosen't do nothing about it, but sure let's get involved in any onther bussiness that we shoudn't be in, and that's how the cookie crombles!
FOR SURE IT'S A SCAM!!! I just got a call from the US goverment, after 6:00 pm,, HAHA,, I know enough to know that the goverment closes early on fridays, and these mother f****rs with a Cryo accent are telling me that I qualify for a 10.000$ grant, and to send them a money pack which is UNTRACEBLE to send them 187 to insure the money, So I told the bich to BLOW me first, and after I got the check I'll send her the money, guess what? she froze, I told her to go F*** herself, DO NOT SEND THESE MOTHERS ANY MONEY, IT'S A F****NG SCAMMMMMMMMMMMMM,
Caller said I was to receive $10,000 Gov. Grant. Just purchase a $green Dot Card for $162.00 to lock in my code. She also asked why I wanted to receive by Western Union not my checking acct. I said I was scammed once and she assured me this was no scam. Said that I completed a survey about 6 months ago and the info came from there, What survey?
202 " AREA CODE FRAUD SCAMS".........have been going on forever !!!
( already addressed here and in the forums a million times already.......everyone should know by now !!! ).
202 area code fraud scams !!!!!
PLEASE NOTE !!! THESE SCAMMERS ARE ALSO IMPERSONATING THE US GOV'T / SEVERAL GOV'T OFFICES AND PERSONS....BEWARE !!!
- new twist is they are also impersonating DEA officials / IRS etc.... with threats to arrest you unless you immediately send money via wire transfer / western union to some offshore country !!!!! obvious scam !!!
some are landlines...many are cell phones...some are spoofed and linked to offshore foreign call centers / countries !!!!
we've traced back most of these numbers to offshore foreign call centers in INDIA / THAILAND / AFRICA / JAMAICA ETC....
here's a few other numbers posted from the same area code offering a wide variety of scams / fake emails and scams after posting something on craigslist ( old scam ) ...... collecting for non existant " payday loans "....free money / scam giveaways / calling on behalf of a humane society..... $1,000's in free gov't money......... etc etc.....stories change out all the time......and the usual nonsense!!!
** mysteriously call to claim they have several thousand of dollars to send you....just provide your bank account and credit card right away etc etc.........scam scam
several of these are the usual long ongoing scams such as : you have won a free walmart / bestbuy gift card....or you have won a free ipad etc......all long ongoing scams
202-621-0436 ( offshore foreign call center ? ) poor english and violent on the phone! claim to be giving away $1,000's in free cash....just give them all your personal info etc........
I have had several calls from this number, claiming to be the Federal Grant Office. They want to give me a $10,000 Government Grant. But, only after I purchase a Green Dot Money Pack for $180. Sure sounds like a scam to me. Why Would the Federal Government require the purchase of a Money Pack card to award a grant?