They called me too. They had a heavy Nigerian accent. Even got upset when I told him I was not giving my info.
I got a call from 202-000-1234. Saying I won $9000.00 of grant money. I did give them my address but then at that moment realized it was a scam. I did not give my accounts number. This worries me. I hope they get caught. Please do not fall for this.
received a call from Illinois number 779 416-6242 male caller with heavy accent said I had been chosen to receive $7000.00 from the Gov it is a grant I don't have to pay back. Said I was to call his acct manager at 206 866-5705 and give conf # AP307. I did not call because I know this is a scam
I got a call from Ronald brown 202-210-0054 and he gave me another number to call. He didn't ask any personal info but was I single and what I was gonna do with the money. I gave a walmart money card. called 202-697-9846 spoke to will to release the funds but he said the bank was closed and to call back 2 days later.
I got a call like that from 202-657-4595 and was asked to pay 270 bucks to a western union and to call them before entering store so i could get my deposit of 270 back idk they sound convenienceing but when i offered to change my form of payment they refused to accommodate me by sending it to a bank that was my clue it wasn't real so i let him finish his b..s.. reasons about international stuff and searched for answers whitepages app is great along with satellite maps lol ttyl
They might pull out some info but not all. So, don't worry since u didn't give them ur account numbers :)
I received a call this morning from the US governement blah blah and they said the same like they told you all. A woman with Indian/Nigerian accent called me saying I paid my taxes. My foot I pay, cus I just started working. My husband does! She said, we have two options,
1. Cash in hand
2. Direct Deposit
I played around and said, 'Cash in hand' - she said, you need to talk to my manager as he will have to release the amount. Well, I said I need to go now and can't talk.
I am an Indian and I hate when people try to fake their accents and cheat others. Well, The bottom line is, 'It's a scam dear people'
I too got the same call from 202-657-5552 guy named Austin they had all my info but ss# called my bank . They wanted 210.00 western union sent to india to a johny ap. They still calling me what morons
this just happened to me, im a single mom with 2 kids and talked to a nancy brown.... at first i was falling for it and gave them my full name confirmed my adress and phone number and my dob, is that info they can use to screw me over? somebody please help.
Thank you guys so much giving me the inside scoop on this scam. They just called me and I just about made the decision to deposit $250.00 into a western union account for them. They claimed after I deposited the money that $7,500.00 would be ready for me at western union. Big time scam. Almost fell for it, until I read this. Thank you so very much. God Bless.
The phone number that I received a call from was 202 470-3455. Grace told me that I was going to recieve $7000.00 from the government for having no criminal record all my life.
Just got the CALL....I have been chosen out of 17,000 for the US Grant. (Funny I have been applying for grants) So thought nothing of it but the more she spoke, they would have had my info as I had been filling out many apps. Then I told her just send the cash. Never gave them what they did not have. She then told me to call another number, and the new gal stated that I was to go to Western Union and deposit 330 to them to get 7000? WHAT?
i got a call from 1252 210-2543 telling me to call 202 657-4310 sounded indian to me they wanted me to go to a western union since i told them i wanted cash but before i could get the 7000.00 i had to deposit 330.00 that would be rufunded to me it seems to good to be true they have some info but not the bank info so i guess thats good im broke anyway lol
I gt a call from these folks saying that I have a grant for 7K, and they wanted sensitive information from me. It sounded so good at first, but then I asked myself "Why would the gov't give me 7K just for paying my taxes on time, not having a criminal record, and not filing for Chapter 7" That sounded so bogus to me, so I calmly declined, and kept it moving, but before I even made that decision, I was on the internet while on the phone with them, and googled "Gov't 7K Grants", and this forum came up. so while she was feeding a bunch of bull, I was looking at this blog, and everyone on here said the same thing "This thing is a scam"
Thank you, you guys for being on this blog when I needed you all. God bless, and protect yourselves, and your personal interest. God bless................
I was asked for $260...I confronted the second person i spoke to cuz obviously it was the same person lolol
I received one too, Indian guys, real funny my boss is indian so they couldnt fool me, but i said ok western union it, if its free money why do i have to pay to get it, thwey have been calling me none stop his name was Ryan. I looked it up too the address they gave me does not even come out all others around it though. anyways the number they called me from was 202-621-0436 and also 000-000-0000. Thats what my phone said. Be carefull it sounds good but its not real.
Happened to me today, got a hidden call fro a christy who's voice sounded American, then gave me the number (202)657-6183, along with a confirmation number aj703, since I'm not a citizen, I can be only eligible if I'm a student which was right so I felt blessed (in fact I was stupid, they're professionals' scamers they say you should use the money only for education, medication, paying bills, or renovating the house. As soon as she said you need a one time processing fee I was stunned and knew what it was about, but felt very upset. I said I need to think about it and hung up. When I read all the comments here, I called back and told the guy who answered , you should be a shamed to use peoples'informations to fool them, he said if you don't believe me I can come over, I said ok let's do that, then he said you have to pay my flight ticket then, it's ridiculus when you think about it. Although most of people believe in the American dream, and fell for theses kind of scams. BEWARE
please always see the " forum " section first....!!! most issues and questions etc are already answered there !!
more than likely ( 99 % ) one of the several " 202" area code fraud scams going around !!!
PLEASE NOTE !!! THESE SCAMMERS ARE ALSO IMPERSONATING THE US GOV'T / SEVERAL GOV'T OFFICES AND PERSONS....BEWARE !!!
some are landlines...many are cell phones...some are spoofed and linked to offshore foreign 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 / $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 you 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 was skeptical about the $7000 thing but gave them my information anyways no money though since im that broke just f*** errything man.
Who do I call to report this or stop this from happening again orr getting broker than I already am?
pretty sure the Government doesnt use western union, HAHAHA - the use money mart, HAHAHA
Are f*cks just plain stupid?
you cant they are stationed in india and pacistan.
they use a forwarding call service that call you randomly when a line opens up, they promps the forener on a computer screen with the name of the person the computer called, you can tell because when some of them call there connection gets off and then you can hear a dial tone and the phone starts rigning on their end.
whoever set it up for them in the states can be prosecuted however, and whatever company sold our information the the F*ck tards who are doing this can be prosecuted.
i would hate to be the company that gets caught selling this info, the CEO would be thrown in jail for about 20 years, and the company would have to pay punitive damages banck rupting the company.
I want them to call me back, i have so many things i want to say to them, the last guy who called hung up on me. :-(
Got the same call today. 1st from a man w a heavy accent calling from Sierra Vista, AZ from #
520-458-7790. He gave me a conf. # and a woman's name of Janet Morris for me to call at 202-640-5495
In order to receice this so call grant, I was to bring to the Western Union $310. She would stay on the phone w me n within 15min, I would get cash of $7000. Yea! The govt giving me money. I gave the info to the police. Hope they catch them
I keep getting call...but my caller id only shows it as 202-559-667. Anyone else get this kind of call, I didn't answer and they left no message.
A phone scam saying the US Federal Reserve is handing out $7,000 of grant money to selected
persons with good credit, who have paid their taxes and have no criminal history. Basic information
is requested (public info like name, address, age, marital status). Asks for bank info to wire the
money, but I asked for a check so they said I could pick it up at the nearest Western Union. Then
asked me to call another number 202-436-9001 and give them my code "CM125" to receive the
money within 2-3 hours. Woman had a thick foreign accent and seems to good to be true.
Same story, but I wasn't that smart because I confirmed my address and also I told him my DOB. Is that too much information that I gave him access to?
I received a call this morning, saying I was awarded a $7000.00 grant, from the US. Department of Grants (once in life time). I asked the guy what was the catch ne replied none and reported the same infromation back to me. Then he needed a credit card number to deposit the money into and give me another number to call to confirm my grant eligilbilty. I called them and they wanted me to wire $350.00 to U.S Government Grant Dept, that's when I new I had been scammed. I immediatley called my credit card company and told them what I had done and they cnacelled my credit card and are going to send me another one. I didn't have any money on it anyway, so I figured they could not take anything from me. The number they told to wire the money to was 202-684-6772 and they also told me not to mention what the transaction was about to Western Union. The two names they gave me were Mark Kin and Zani Taylor. They also give a code to confirm my grant after I called the other number. These scammers sound like they are from India and if they are in America and we find them they should go to jail and then deported back to India if that's not where they are calling from.
I got a call from 202-502-7560 about this. I hung up when he yelled at me when I wouldn't give him my age. ameyo was on my caller ID. I was sure this was a scam.
Im on the phone with the f**** right now
anyone have to call a "Stacey Rose" ? haha wow. I asked both if it was a scam, and Alex and stacey said "No ma'am you're getting $7000 from the government.