I received the same call. A guy named Simon Cordes (yea right) said I was selected by the US Grant Department out of Washington, DC. Said I qualified for the grant because I always pay my taxes on time (which I never owe) and I have not filed for Bankruptcy. He said I could get the money through a debit card, checking account, or cash in hand. Obviously, since I was seeing how stupid they thought I was, I chose cash in hand. Mr. Cordes gave me an activation code with instruction to call his supervisor back at 1-202-684-3439. I was told "HE, will be able to tell you where to pick up your money. HE won't send you very far". Of course like all the other comments he had a very strong accent. Looked up the number and found all of this. Just for fun, I called the number. Got a WOMAN (not a HE) named Kelly Hopkins (also very thick accent). She repeated that I needed to pick up a Green Dot Money Pack from Walgreens like a million times. Said I needed to load $300 on to the card and THEN go to a Western Union and she would stay on the line with me through the entire thing. Since I was only curious as to which of the instructions listed in all of the comments on here I would be give,n and she clarified that for me, I HUNG UP. UGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! $8500 would have been nice had it been legit. At least I saw all this first.
(212)203-0428 or (206)777-1016 scams don't answer your phones!!!!
I just sent these people $800.00 and found out this is a scam.
Just about same thing as everyone else except was saying I would get 8500.00 if I bought a greenback moneypak or something, very difficult to understand through the thick indian accent, for 300 dollars and would refund instantly to get 8500.00. I live in dallas, tx and lady had to spell out name of city to me cuz she could not pronounce it. If these people really were in the us and especially worked for the government they would pronounce things correctly and have someone that doesnt have such thick accents. Scam all the way, if us gov were to give us money for nothing they would send it to us directly and also do you really think our government would give out all that money for nothing with the way our economy
O wow they just caled me and called my husband a week ago. She said to send $300 with a money pack and I will reciece in my bank account $8,050 and they told my husband send $175 and he will receive $3400. I told them I would send it but something told me it was a scam, so I googled the # they called from and I was right!!!! Joke on them also cause my account doesn't work lol
I just got the call except mine is from (202)657-6041 and spoke to a " Mark Casper and was told to purchase a green dot money pack which is just a disposable debit card, and I'd have to upload $299 in order to get $7,900 transferred to my card or I can go to the IRS and pay them 700 in taxes and get 7,200 and when I opted to go that rout Mr. Mark Casper got heated and started rambling on in his native Hindu tung before calming down and trying to get me to do it his way
Received a call from a gentleman stating that I received a $7500 free grant money he gave me an ID number and told me I needed to go to Walmart or Western Union and this is a total scam and the number it was called from is 202-657-6476 thank you
Richard Miller (if that is indeed his real name) is answering the 202-657-5204 number, saying that if you deposit 200 on green dot money pak that for every $20 you put on the money pak, it will increase the amount of the grant THEY can load onto the card. You must put 200 dollars on the money pak green dot card to get the full 7800.
sean c ashby
they stop call me
Well they seem to think they are gettin smarter cause i just got a call from "unknown" and they said i was selected from a survey to recieve 7800 all i had to do was purchase a greendot card with 200. After she called back i informed her i was with my uncle who is a federal agent to trace the call Cause here in america we dont like frauds. She hung up.
They say you just qualified for a gov't. grant. All you have to do is go to Western Union, put in money on green dot card $100 and you get $7800 in two minutes. I called Western Union and was told that it's illegal for them to ask for a deposit and it is definately a scam. I think all these calls are coming from the philippines the call I got was from as it shows on my phone 202738181 has a number missing and if try to call back cant get through if you look for the city codes in philippines that would come from Manila and there country code is 63 so If you want to call them back this is how 011+63+2+02738151 Call them back ask for the person you just talked too, bet they will be suprised.
BE AWARE OF ALL CALLS THAT COME FROM phone number that start with 202 SCAM
I got the same call yesterday afternoon from an indian woman by the name of Kim Leon the new number they r using is 202 738 1511
I was called from 202-738-1623 an told i would get a $9000 grant said his name was Robert Sloan an his supervisors name was Adam Foster 202-697-9472
Yep just got a call saying that they were the federal gov't and wanted to give me $3,150.00 all i had to do was give them my checking acct info. Yeah right if thesis people call report it and don't give them any info.
I was told because I had not filed bankruptcy or had a criminal record that I would be rewarded 9000.00 within 48hrs but this gentleman needed my account number or a major credit card (even at 0.00 balance) and then he would in turn give me a number to call with a code to receive the money. This was supposedly from the United States Federal Government and the number was from D.C. I gave them the number to my inactive but open savings account that had no money in it after I contacted the bank to have them "watch" my account. Called the number back and a female asked me if I had a checking account opened through New York such and such and of course I did not. She proceeded to tell me that if I opened an account at this bank with a 200.00+ fee, I would have the money in no time. When I asked her if she would just open the account taking the fee out of the 9000, she said, "Have a good day ma'am."
They will wait I will go after them... Wat they're doing is nonsense...I wonder how the real government would about this....I was so stupid that I have lost 250.00dollars...F**** stealers SCUMBAGs....s***...I'm going after them.
Today is June 7, 2013, I have been Trying to get a loan online t see if I can get approved...since I don't have good credit I recieved a phone call from an Alex.
Company Name: Advance Credit Loan
Address: 200 Independance
SW Washington DC
Financial Mangers: 202-379-1933 Name is Mike Davis
All this sounded so good until reading everyone's loss of money....i do hope they find these people trying to make money off of innocent like us... I was very confused as to why they wanted money right away when I didnt have anything. And very specific instructions on having me call them when I get to western union.
They called me yesterday i new something was funny bout them so i didn't go for it but they called from phone number 2026846935 if that can help u out anyy and they were arabs or something they talked with aaxsent like them
I get welfare so I thought it had something to do with them paying for my school I used thy money because I thought I was gonna get it back!! Fml can I get that money back!!??? Somebody help me please!!
I feel soo stupid I fell for it!! Wtf!! What do I do now!!??? Can I get my money back!!??
I just got a call from 202-738-1464. Rose Taylor said I was rewarded a grant for 7800, if I took my I.D. And phone, and 250 dollars to western union I would get 8050 back. This is definately a SCAM!
same thing just happened to me a couple days ago. super annoying. im assuming its a scam, but i dont understand what the point of it is. they arent scamming us of much, other than annoyance of the phone call. the phone number was from: 360 322 6539 and they told me to call: 202 738 4292 and to give them verification code: OS19 along with my date-of-birth.
same thing just happened to me a couple days ago. super annoying. im assuming its a scam, but i dont understand what the point of it is. they arent scamming us of much, other than annoyance of the phone call
Yea I Just Got Off The Phone With Someone Named David employee I.D. # CN134 P#( 202-738-4294 ) and he told me i was randomly selected for a one time government grant award for $7500 and to send $270 through Western Union to NEPAL as a second repeat deposit so that my transaction could be saved online (Really) ...well while i was grilling him about the scam he was trying to run; sayin why the hell would anybody send to you $270 to get $7000 if this was legit i should have received a check already or a letter in the mail about it not a phone call from someone in India..thats when i decided to ask for his supervisor...when i was transferred i asked the same questions to the supervisor... who again told me to send money...then I asked to be transferred to someone in the states with an English Accent or his Leading supervisor...to Which he replied "F*** YOU STOP WASTING MY TIME AND TO GO TO HELL" Now if your going to be asking people for money and claim to be working for the government im pretty sure you can not be saying things like that...........THIS IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST SCAMS THATS HAPPENING NOW PEOPLE...DO NOT SEND YOUR MONEY....
Same as the others, basically. Gloria Kelly emp #gg1250c tel#202-738-1464
2022100054 this number just called me to tell me that I have been randomly selected for a grant of $9000 & I need to give them my Acct info for them to deposit it. I asked for a check, money order, or western union/ money gram. Lol they hung up! The money from the US federal government is coming from the Bank of Europe? Lol
hey everyone always get info before you make decisions....Their gonna get whats coming to them...They need to get up off their A** and get a real job instead of robing us innocent ppl...I hope when they get caught they get mad jail time...F*** you scammers and hope you rot in hell.....
someone from that number just called me today. When I asked to be transfered to someone higher up to see if this was a scam or not I got transferred to someone who didn't even know how to speak English AND when he said his name was John Smith. The second I heard that I was like no thanks don't want any part of it take me ypur list don't call me ever again thanks bye bye and hung up the phone.
Hey to add to this. The new name is Nancy Cooper. She is offering $9000 for a grant, you can do what ever you want with it. The number is 202-210-0054. She said she was from the U.S. Treasury Dept.
This is a scam to so watch out!
I just recieved a call from the same people. They asked for a card and I gave them a glorified gift card with 0$ ballance. When they asked if I could donate I called them on thier crap.