Received call from this number once a WK for a month and finally answered having a foreign woman that I could barely understand tell me that I have $10G that is rightfully mine owed from the government. Said all I had to have is a credit card, debit card or even a prepaid card and they could transfer the funds to me. As soon as I told her I had no card what so ever she hung up on me and when I called the # back it said it was disconnected or no longer in service.
Got call asking for Cindy - I have had about 5 calls in 2 days - I have told them I am not Cindy and to tak eme off the callign list or I wil be takign action.
Keep getting a call from this number several times a day. When I answer the phone they hang up. When I call the number back I get a recording "The person that you have called is not available. Please leave a message.
This is a scamer looking for bank or pay card number. Called me telling me he was from the Treasury Dept. Thinking anyone working at the US Treasury would speak English a bit better... maybe even a LOT better. From Mid East, so people may want to take a few extra steps in reporting calls from this number to Homeland and possibly FBI just for your own phone number and name protection from being used in some illegal fashion.
called me yesterday said he was Mark something from the United States Grant Department, it was hard to understand him but the call dropped before he said anything. I tried calling the number back but it goes to voicemail after about three rings, I'm really confused here.?
NUMBER IS FAKE.............THESE ARE FRAUD SCAMMERS !!!!
verified fraud scammer....can't speak or understand english.......
NOTE : similar calls now coming in from the " 209" area code !!! ( same crap )
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 !!! ).
NOTE / NEW !!!! SIMILAR AND IDENTICAL CALLS NOW " ORIGINATING" FROM THE "209" AREA CODE.......same crap / fake calls / fraud attempts , just a new area code............
202 area code fraud scams !!!!!
PLEASE NOTE !!! THESE SCAMMERS ARE ALSO IMPERSONATING THE US GOV'T / SEVERAL GOV'T OFFICES AND PERSONS....BEWARE !!!
- they are also impersonating DEA officials / IRS / FAKE LAW FIRMS 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 mostly 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 / give ....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............
These people almost got me into their scheme but I quickly got my banker and repair the damage
ya i finally got sick of the calls so i gave him a card number to put the "money" in to it.He was so excited laughed at me and hung up. It was a pre payed card i dont use with 33 cents in good luck dude dont spend it all in one place lol now im gonna report it lol love it
Caller keeps calling even after I told him (foreign accent)
I was not interested
Martha boston area
These folks are relentless. I must have had at least 4 or 5 calls yesterday alone. Even when I threaten them with calling the police, they just keep calling. I must have at least a dozen in a half calls since Monday. Foreign speaking people, sometimes when you pick up , they then hang up. They mention something about a grant.
They keep calling and hang up I got suckers in onced by them not two.
they are calling me all the time, won't leave a message, getting sick of it!
They are doing the same thing to me.
They called me four times a day for the past few weeks, i dont answer unknown numbers and they left no voicemail. went to my providers website and blocked them.
Got the same info. Identified me by name. When they got half way into their come one, I said really? The woman who definitely had a accent called me an "a***ole" and hung up. I will report them to the grants fraud division but I can't understand why with so many complaints some organization doesn't go after them.
I've been called from this number about 8 times. Always asking if I am someone else. They are very rude and hang up in the middle of the conversation. Sometimes it is a man and sometimes it is a woman. Their English is not good at all, definitely not English native speakers. I asked the woman what did she want and she replied very angry: "I do not want a-ny-thing", and then she hung up.
They knew me by name & started giving me a speech about Gov wants to give me $8,000 .... for .... ? ... I think I heard the word bank account & credit card ... but, when I said I was having trouble understanding him (thick accent) he got mad & said 'oh you don't speak English' & hung up on me! I've notice this number was on my caller ID earlier today & last week I believe & just deleted it. I am on the 'Do NOT Call List' ... or thought I was, but I'm still getting calls of this nature. Boooo
Have been getting the same call from this number and unknown number. Same scam told them I don't have a bank account or credit card. I said just send me a paper check because the US government don't ask for our account numbers. Also told them I would report them to the BBB and she started yelling at me calls 4 to 5 times a day. I laughed at her and hung up then called my cell provider and blocked the number.
Same deal. I said it sounded suspicious and they hung up. I called back but it doesn't go through.
I am so tired of this number calling me and not leaving messages or hanging up when I answer. One time he said "Is this Janice Wines" and I said "yes" and he hung up. Please do something about these scammers.
This phone number called continually for 2weeks straight, I finally was away from desk at work to answer the call and the guy stated he was from the Federal Government of the U.S., I told him I did not believe him that I was going to report him, and he called me a Mother F----r and hung up. Scam big time.
goddamn these people to hell. Hey call over and over again and are a***oles
I have gotten multiple calls from them saying the same thing
And then they asked for my bank account number or credy card number and when i said i didnt fell comfortable with that they said why and the hung up. nooooo thank you
I have received calls from this number for the past two days. Each time I answer and say "hello" then they hang up. I am not going to bother answering anymore. Losers.
I got the same thing. saying something like 1,500 people won this grant that isnt taxed and doesn't need to be paid back. I'm kind of calling b***s*** on it
You are right to be suspicious. It is a scam. You can report it at the number & email listed at:
i just got a call from this number saying that i won a grant from the government but to me its sounds really suspicious.
Got a call from then twice now on seperate days around the same time and they dont leave any messages.