I got the same call but the grant was worth 8400 and I had to pay back 214, which that went to a charity for the homeless
I also got a call from a Mr. "Gary Gaylor"(Gaylord) telling me that I had received a Government grant for 8400. I wasn't thinking at the time, and agreed. I was told I needed to pay a one time fee of 214 for charity. I went the Western Union and obtained a blank pay form. I returned to work and called back. Upon telling "Gary" that I was not at the Western Union, he proceeded to yell at me. I responded by telling him I would contact him after I finished work and he agreed. I started to feel uneasy about the whole thing, and decided to google it. I typed in "receiving calls from the government about a free grant" and a governmental fraud website popped up. I called the number and filed a report against "Gary". When I got home, I gave "Gary's" # to my brother, and he proceeded to feed "Gary" the same bs he told me. My brother called several others times harassing him. I would have liked to have the money offered, but I do not take kindly to people screwing me over when my life has already sucked so much. I hope justice is served and this kind of thing is ended so people can live their lives peacefully. I did cancel my card before he could take any of my money.
Monica Del Valle
They calles me saying I won $8, 400. But I had to send 250 first.. guys name was Gary Taylor. . They asked for my bank Info and all. Scam I believe..
I got the same call about a $8400 in grant money. Saying it would be on my debit card in 45 mins. All I had to do is call Gary Taylor & not waste the money on gambling or drugs. Sounds good but too good to be true. Smh
I have received.a same call saying Ihave been choosen out 150 ppl and Iget 8400 and don't have to pay back but it got a lil fishy wen said all Igotta do is send them 221 and Iget 8400 is this a scam and da man name is gray Taylor
This is a scam I tried nd they took my money please don't do this nd if u get a call report them to the police!
The same thing happens to me today. I'm glad my husband found your message before we got screwed over.
F**k I got a call from andy and gave my card information told to call Gary Taylor. He to told to deposit 207$. Then i start goggle his number. I am came to know its scam. There is no free lunch in this world then how come he is offering $8400 with out any benefit.
Just to add for those that don't know If it were real you would not have to pay anything, I know this sounded all wrong I could hardly understand the caller, they called me from the # 202-666-3431 and told me to call back to this # 202-470-1409 and talk to their manager "Gary Taylor" real name God only knows the phone did not answer and the voice mail was full I really believe this is a scam
f****n lier's im glad i google this num cause i was about to send that money today to get that 84hundred grant
Please don't do it. They are lieing to you. They won't your money. And that's all.
Just got this same call they said my name and number were selected to recieve $8400 and said i had to pay $205 before i could recieve the money and it would homeless and poor children in india i told the man gary taylor that im not working at this time so could he just take the $205 from the grant money and he giggled my phone made a weird noise and the call was disconnected.
I just got this call friday and was told to call today...Same David Johnson, same scam. What should we do?
"there's no funds on it" suggests it's a debit or prepaid card.
If a debit card, you MUST tell your bank what happened and get it replaced because it's connected to your checking account.
If a prepaid card, you can let it go or throw the card away. If you add money to it in the future, you run some risk the scammer can empty it before you can spend it.
I got the same call as every one else...my husband got on the phone with this (David Johnson) and now this dude is trying to change every thing up! I totally think we all need to contact the federal government and let them know of this impersonator!!!!!!
I just received the same call and was told to call a one David Johnson being naive I wish i would of read the blogs first.I kinda knew it was to good to be true however i gave them my card number should cancel it even though there's no funds on it?
I just received this same phone call as you Mizzman - Same "David Johnson" to call to confirm my grant. As soon as I told him I didn't want it, he hung up immediately. Knew it was too good to be true. What's weird is that they had my home address and called me at work. Creepy
They called me ask for a debit card number where to send this money to so I stop the card
So I just got a call from these people saying my name and number was randomly selected to receive a grant of $8400. Last time I checked you didn't have to pay a dime to receive a grant. They must think I'm dumb lol.
i have receive the same call , y they ask for money ,is it a spam ??? i want to believe in it but is not just possible ,when they ask for money like that
I got the same call and they also want you to get a $230 voucher.
Forget to mention, I am located in Kansas City, Missouri. Also, that the number "Charlene Lewis" called from was marked as a "Private Number", even by White Page's "Current Caller ID".
Got this call today from "Charlene Lewis" telling me that I've been selected as a recipient for a US Grant because I've always paid my taxes on time, etc. I advised "Charlene" that this doesn't make any sense at all, and asked about payback. "Charlene" told me that it is a reward and gave me a confirmation number and another phone number and name to call back. I was supposed to speak with David Johnson when I call back. I called this number and spoke with "David Johnson", and he informed me of a one time $205.00 lifetime membership fee that was for a charity and I would never have to pay it again. He told me I needed to go to Western Union and pay this money to a location to be named later, a country to be named later, a charity to be named later, and a city code to be named later. By later, he was referring to the moment before I walk into the Western Union to pay for the transfer. It all sounded too good to be true. Now that I have seen this stream of comments and stories, those thoughts are strengthening. I advised this "David Johnson"(the quotes are because I do not believe these are their real names due to their extremely thick accents) that I do not have the money to just throw out there like that. He responded telling me that I have 15 days to claim this "reward" and to call this number back. I'm thinking about getting the government(cyber crimes) involved and moving forward with this. Who's in?
I just posted the one above this. I also wanted to add that when I told the guy that I'm not paying a "one time fee" of $205 to receive this $8400 because it sounds like a scam, I got yelled at and told "Shut up, this is a recorded call..." I immediately hung up!
Got a call from this number. Tried it. I got stuck on hold for almost 30 minutes. I finally hung up. I was told the same thing... $8400 from the government because I don't have a criminal background and I have severe debt and I've never been late on bills. What I want to know... How the Hell do they know any of this!? I hung up and googled the number and got this page. I definitely would not try it!
Received a call that I got awarded an $8400 grant that i did not have to pay back from a NY state bank. They want to know what you will use it for so that you wont "misuse it". Apparently you can only waste this money on school, bills, or a car for transportation. They ask for a card number to directly wire the money to you & say it will take 40-45 min before you can call a guy called David Johnson & give him your grant approval number.
Seems really fishy and not too professional, but then again most of the city employees aren't the nicest and tend to be a bit rude. When I asked how I got selected he said it was because I haven't been convicted, had severe debt, and paid my taxes/bills at "the right time".
Aren't grants only given to students anyways?
My suggestion is dont go for it
Thanks love appreciate that
OF COURSE IT'S A SCAM You don't pay any fees for a gov. grant!
So did they mess over u cause i never heard of it i want TO know if its a scam