i also got the same call mines was2026574301 asking me for 350 dollars if the money is free why do i have to pay 350 i knew that was a lie cause two diferent peaple been calling here and one did not know who the other one was if they call again i will report the to the cops
I got called as well luckily I googled there number and found out they trying to scam me and called my bank to get it blocked just an hour later.
The phone number that they called me on is 202-470-0094 and I f*** hate those stupid indian girl and boy b*****ds. I hope one day they will get caught and die.
They called me on December 09 2013 and told me that I won 9000 dollars from the federal grant and would get my money within 10-20 minute.Never got the call back and hope one day they will get caught and burn to hell. I feel really sad because I sent them 900 dollar on green dot money pack and I will never forgive them for what they did to me and my parents.
It was national fraud prevention center that called me. +1 (202) 470-0949
Be aware now they say you owe In taxes. I've always received money the past 10 years from the gov. They call saying its agent tony or whoever, the only info they had on me was my first and last name and my cell number. Complete fraud, he hung up on me.
i did the same i gave a prepaid card number. then i immediately searched thier 202 number on google and got all this so then i called the prepaid card customer service and let them know and asked if they could get ahold of anything on my account like my social or address but they assured me that they couldnt and they reported my card as compromised so i should be good but just wondering if you had any issues with identity theft after this??????
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 !!!
- 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....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............
Here's the call back # 202-580-8203. So, be aware of this number people. Maybe ur the next.... Lol
I received a phone call today sept.10 2013. That the same story that I read the comment above. So, I have peace of mind now. That was scam... That's it!!!!
Rec'd a phone call from Joel Porter a manager who claimed I received a grant in the amount of $8400.00 for not having any bankruptcy or criminal records. He mentioned my phone number was selected out of hundreds and that they were with the United States Treasury department in Washington D.C. When I called back to check this was what they answered as. Why would someone call claiming to be the US Treasury department. Be very careful. I was fooled.
I have received his number by 202 4700 788 Andy told me to the government was going to give me $7000 and I didn't have to pay them back that it was all mine to keep to do whatever I wanted to do it, and then they told me to go to th e nearest Western Union, and I need it my ID a cell phone to call them back and $250 that's when I hung up, I knew something was really fishy about this call, I'm just happy that I knew this was had to be a scam.
The only charity they are collecting for is their own pockets! Federal grants must be applied for and I'm sure you'd know if you had done that! Secondly, paying money up front to get it is a scam, like getting a loan and paying up front.. its all scam!
You really need to go to your bank and report this and see if they can change your account etc before they wipe you out! Further more, you need to file complaints..
well I did this too and they have my bank account number they said they need $260 for a charity and to be on the phone during the transaction and that after I sent the money that I will receive $8500 dollars directly to my account (does this sound familiar)
I had got a call from a 0000000000 unknown number and then a 1033 number because we were disconnected and they have given me a call back number of 202-621-0436 and an application number that I was told to give no one of rj105 witch is what I would have put on the MoneyGram that they wanted me to send along with 270 dollars to receive the grant catch the peace of s*** plz
After a while if you do your research you will learn to f*** with them and in return scam them and if they ask you to wire money wire like 50 cents to the furthest f****ng western union from them it will cost them more to go get it than its worth also act like they just called an Interpol Agent and say that the phone call is being traced and in a matter of minutes they will be arrested they will be paranoid for the next couple of weeks trust me i f*** with people for a living.
@ Houston, TX
I received the $700 federal government grant call, I was happy to hear the news. Too bad I didn't have the $330 they wanted me to wire through Western Union. I researched it online and yes It's a scam. I know the government would not ask for $ up front to give me something free.
I just rev a call from 202-470-0788 the lady name was rosé Taylor stated I was slected to rev $7000.00 bit I have to have 250.00 depoist and that I would get it back but I had to go to western union to rev my money and not to give the western union people any information about where the money was coming from or I would be taxed they did not ask for a cc. So I just called them back for the hell of it I don't know if it is scam or not but I did not go to western union I'm not going to fall for this!
After reading these posts, it's obvious why these scammers, calling from India, keep this scam going. BECAUSE AMERICAN'S ARE OBVIOUSLY GREEDY, NIEVE, AND STUPID, not necessarily in that order. Do you honestly believe if you send someone $100 by Western Union, they are going to send you $7,000? I guess P.T. Barnum was right: There IS one born every minute. And unfortunately, most of them live in the United States. We have really dumbed-down this country. A little bit of common sense would go a LONG way here.
I just got off the phone with this guy but his name today is Shawn Brown same number 202-697-9415
This is my thing about this. How come the government haven't don't anything to stop this. The phone calls are coming right from Washington. They can find a multi billionare like Osama Bin Ladin but they cant find the people who are stealing money from us right in their state. The whole thing is super f****d up and there needs to be a stop to this for sure and for some reason they do this every year around this time and I bet it was a foreigner who made all the calls. ill put yall hip to something. They let them do this cause we are so in debt that they allow them to steal our hard working money. So for future reference cash in all the money you have in your bank and turn it to gold bars or coins and you will never have to worry about taxes or fraud like this from our own government.
Got a call from 828-303-5558 (a guy) says i am getting $8500 grant from U.S. Federal Bank. I was pressure into giving my routing/account number, age and he gave me a code and to call 202-738-4041 (James Carter). So called the number and I gave him the code and he said to call back to activate the account. But in the back of my head kept feeling it's a scam so i ask if this was the U.S. Federal Bank, but he hung up on me. Therefore I call my bank and let them know about this scam so hopefully everything turns out fine.
Some guy called named ricky jordan said i have a grant 4 7000 dollars his# was 202-697-9415
not the same number but same area code. first got a call from man with indian accent and the number that came up was 000-000-0000. he asked me to call 202-621-0436 right away and give my id# jn134 because i was confirmed to receive a government grant for $5000. thought it was a scam but called the #. spoke to a woman named mary johnson. heavy indian accent who didn't ask for money but kept me on hold 10 mins while she looked up my records. i just hung up.
ROSIE THE SMARTIE
S*** THEY THOUGHT THEY HAD ME YA RIGHT THEY ASKED WHERE I WANTED TO GET MY MONEY I SAID UH WHAT 3 OPTIONS DO I HAVE THEY SAID BANK ACCOUNT FIRST I SAID NO THEY SAID WESTERN UNION I SAID SOUNDS BETTER CUZ IM NOT GIVING YOU ANY OF MY INFO OVER THE PHONE IN THE BACK GROUND YOU COULD HEAR OTHER PEOPLE TRYING TO SAY THE SAME S*** LOL IM TO OLD AN FOR YA YOUNG CATS PLEASE DONT GIVE YOUR BANK ACCOUNTS IF YOUR GONNA GET MONEY FROM YOUR TAXES IT WILL BE GONE THE DAY ITS IN HONEY LOL
The couple contacted me today its a bunch of crap the indian lady told me to go to walmart and buy a money pack that cost 200.00 & they would put the 7000.00 on it in less than twenty mins I told her I would talk to them at a later time because l know its a scam they do not sell any 200.00 money pack cards they are so stupid to think we are dummies I really thought they were telling the truth until alll this went down bumped them people in their butts
same soup just warmed over the number that called me was 202-666-7770.A fish would never get caught if he keeps his mouth closed.No comprenda
I got the same phone call, but they wanted me to pay $300 to western union guys dont fall for this scam it not real.
I just received this call although it came listed as "Unknown" number on my cell. He said he all of the same things about the $7,000. I didnt get to the part where he asked me for money since I asked him to hold while I got my credit card but instead gooled us treasury grants scams and found this site. I almost gave him the credit card number because I have no money in my account anyways but Im glad that I didnt. I work hard and barely make ends meat it is really sad that these people pray on hard up and low income people who really need money especially at the holiday season....