I've received a total of seven calls from these idiots since the beginning of January. The caller doesn't even speak the english language well enough to make me believe that he's in America. The fact that he tells me the the US Government has some grant money for me seems a bit odd. I retired from the Police Department in Washington DC nine years ago. If there was money in Washington for me, they would know how to get in touch with me or forward it to me. This clown is a pain in the A _ _.
Keeps calling, multiple days per day, no one on the line when I pick it up. Out of service when I try the number back.
I receve a several call from this number and this others number to 203 899 3400,,516 482 5972,,516 439 4068. they sed that I have to pay them a long that I took... can some body stop this pleace.. thanks
I have been getting phone calls from this number for weeks now and it is a scam. No government official would talk so incoherently, work on a weekend and not have the where with all to know that any government money has to have a paper trail of some sort. I refused to give my account information and immediately they hung up. Don't get duped by the thought of free money.
Ah, the old poison area code "202" strikes again!People, fopr goodness sake! Stop and check your caller ID before you pick up a call. If you see a name or number you don't recognize -- or no number at all -- do not pick up the call!!!!! If you should pick up such a call, and a voice tells you to press a number, press nothing!!!! HANG UP!!!!!! These are spammers/scammers/phishers. Once you press a number, you are on their "sucker list".
Only you can be totally responsible for your own defense against these types of callers! Caller ID is your first line of defense! Use it. Think. Then answer if you will.
I just got then same call. And tried to call back but the number said it was disconnected.
they hung up when I told them the goverment doesnt work on the weekends and its Saturday...lol
Just got a call from whomever saying that they were from the government. Wanted my last name. I asked why and the kept on asking for my last name. I hung up and they called me back asking why I did so. Explained I asked why they needed my last name and then they called me a liar and a cheater then hung up on me.
I received a call from this number today. Male heavily accented voice telling me that I was selected to receive 8,500 dollars that would not have to be paid back at any time. He said that this was a once in a life opportunity. He only needed my bank account information to transfer the money. I asked him to e-mail me the information or to just send a check to my home. He insisted that it could only be with done by transferring into my bank account. I told him that I don?t have a bank account so he just hung up. I think that this is a scam, if not, they can just me send the check.
This 202 666 7171 just called me like now. , so every # that I don't no I search, well from the info I got, its a scam. We all had done sumthing on the computer and sumhow they got our personal , home and company's phone info. Last time this happend, I told them I was gonna press charges an report it. They never called bak. Try that peeps
I just received a call from that number saying I was selected to get a $8500 grant from the government so I started asking questions and he got mad and cussed me out he said I was stupid for not taking the money.
Received a call from this number today. When I told the man not to call again, he began to swear at me. Must be another phone scam.
This number 202-666-7171 calls me 8 times a day ....i told them ten times to stop .Now they call more and when i answer they hang up... only thing reverse look up does is says washington dc......
Has anyone asked these people questions? I'm interested how deep it goes. Maybe it's more than what we think... The woman barely spoke English. She told me I had qualified for a grant, that's all I could understand. I think she wanted my bank info but I could hardly understand her. I asked them to mail me something and they hung up on me.
Can't anyone do anything about these calls. The government can trace calls from anywhere so why can't they stop calls like this. These people say they have government grants so they are also committing fraud.
Omg!!! Just reading tha posts of ppl & its so true:(
This is the forth time today that I have gotten this call. Told them to put me on the DO NOT CALL LIST. No help there.
http://www.whitepages.com/phone/1-202-666-7171?site_id=10583 this link states it is a land line in Washington DC
The called and gave me the same story, but hung up when I told them they had the wrong address for me.
We received a call from this number today. Heavily accented voice informing my husband that he was able to receive 8,500 usd that would not have to be paid back at any time. The caller avoided giving out any company name. Claims they only needed our bank account information to transfer the money. We informed him that he could just send a check instead but the gentleman insisted that it could only be with done by transferring into our bank account. Since we do not pass our bank info we simply hung up. This has to be a scam.
I got a call from this guy, foreign accent, I knew it was a scam from the start because no one calls you to give you money. So I went with it to see where it would go. When he started asking me for info I told him that if he was really with the government he would already know this information. I said he sounded like a scammer. He asked me if I thought the government would try to take money from means I said how do I know you're with the government? He told me to go to hell and hung up on me:)
Called supposedly from some US government agency, could barely speak English.
Could hear in the background it was a call center, I hung up.
I got this same phone call about 15 min ago...I gave them a prepaid card number that is not traced back to me nor have I used in a while...heavy foreign accent woman said to call back an Eric Carter at another 202 number...I called him immediately after talkn with her and he said very rude "I'm with another client like u..call me back in fifteen minutes"....why they need fifteen minutes..I dnt kno...don't kno how they had my name and ph. num..
I got the same call i told her i dont got a bank acoubt and she said ill call back the freaky thing is that they had my full name. How?
Lady w/ a thick accent called several times over the course of three days. told me i had been selected by the us government for 8,400 that i wdnt have to pay back. i started asking multiple ?s, she got uneasy and stumbled over her somewhat answers. She hung up on me. i called that number back and all circuits were busy. I blocked the number because its NOTHING but a scam. my grandmother received a phone call similar to this one two years ago except she had to send them 10,000 dollars to get one million. they took advantage of my 85yr old grandmother. she reported it to the fbi, dad thing is once the money is out if the us it is impossible to track down. the agent told my gmother scams like this happen everydsy. and its very sad because her life savings are gone. Taking advantage of elderly ppl is so wrong. And this instance hits home. please be aware to not ever give any information to anyone over the phone. its a sick, sad world we live in. preying on our weak and innocent. God bless us all..
I just asked them to me off their calling list and the guy "with a heavy accent" told me: "F%(&%$ you.. A)*^%E" and then hung up on me!
Absolutely a scam. They kept saying they wanted to give me grant money from the government and the woman on the phone got angry when I asked for information through the mail. I asked her what my address was for mail information and I got "disconnected". Thickest Korean accent I have ever heard to be calling from the American government...
For the past 2 weeks these people have been calling almost every 3 hours. I've talked to my phone company and blocked their number but now they're just calling from the DC area. These people are rediculous. Real companies don't call at 9 pm!
Same situation, got a call offering the money. I told them the US government needs it more then I do and they need to put it back into the system if they're really giving out money. lol. She said thank you and hung up. If anyone believes the US government is just handing out $8400 for no reason, they're stupid.
It is a scam. They say they are with the US government trying to give out grants but won't send you anything in the mail. They just want your banking info
You cant fool me
The same number and everything. Do not believe in them, they are scam. they say I am calling you from US Government Grant Department, there is no such Dept, these people are from overseas that is for sure. Just humiliate them, then they get pissed. He was stupid enough towards the end of the call that he said he got the number from craigslist.
Ironically, a day or two ago, I send an email for a car add on Craigslist cause there were no phone numbers. I believe they put fishy advertisements on Craigslist to get peoples numbers.