I was just called by the same people and they did the exact same thing with the verification and call another number. Please don't get done in.. Its hard times and these people are depending on that.
Just got the same call for 7000.00 grant money the number im supposes to call is 202-738-1655
Of course it's a scam. Any federal government agency that handles loans or grants is shut down as non essential.
They called me saying that I had recivied a grant for 7000 an I had to pay 325 to get the money never SCAM
I just call Anthony back and told him he almost he ml I told him I did some research and this fool gone sayhow did u find this I said Google he said I just want to see itmyself he sound so shocked then I hung up in his face
These ppl almost had me I went to western union and all
i just got that same call that all yins are talking about....and its funny on the caller id it only had 1045 not even a full number....i couldnt understand anything that the dude told me and im like how the hell can you work for the government when you cant even speak clear english? freakin retards
received a call from 202-679-9532 stating the same as all the other posts. I could receive a grant in the amount of 7000.00. However would have to pay the 299.00 Called back four days later and Mr Anthony Holmes answered and said it was still available. called again and a lady answered and I asked to speak with Mr Holmes and she stated he was in the middle of a transaction and would have him call me back. I also asked her the name of the company and her reply was "There is no name. I will have him call you back."
Needless to say so far no call. How can this type of rip off be stopped
I got the same call. I waited over four days and called the number back and a man named Anthony Holmes answered and said I could still receive the 7000.00 via western union but had to pay the 299.00, My question is who is KDKA Pittsburg and can it be done via facebook. I want to report this? Thank you for your post. You have saved me from a terrible mistake. KS
Just received a call saying I received a once in a lifetime $7000 grant from the government, they had my name &address. They said I can get the money put direct deposited in to my account, put on a debit card, or western union. I said I would chose western union, of course he mentioned I needed to send $300 as a way to verify who am. I told him I didn't have nor do I want to send $300 if I'm suppose to receive money; the guy said ok and hung up.
they also had all of my info as well. name, last name, and area where I live.
I received the same call and they will not stop calling my phone. when I hung up on them they call me from a different # and it showed it was coming from Austria.
I just got the same call. Word for Word!
Same Conf# VX908
to call the Financil Dept. 202-697-9532.
An Asian man calling claiming to be Matthew Miller from the Federal Grant Dept. and claiming to be a Verification Officer called and said that 1700 people would be given grants for paying taxes or school loans and not having a bankruptcy within the last 6 mos. He stated that the Govt. had done a Demographic Survey a few months ago and that I was one of 1700 that were chosen to get the $7000.00 grant. What a load of crap.
Beware not to give any information out although, he had all of mine but he wanted my Birthday and age verified, either my bank accts or my debit card number to have the money sent to... Yeah right.
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 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
PLEASE CONTACT KDKA PITTSBURGH BY TWEETER AND LET THEM KNOW UR STORY CAUSE 10000 OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TOOKIN BY THERE MAD SCAM AN A 72 YR OLD FAMILY FRIEND WAS ONE OF THEM
THAT NEEDS TO STOP FAST
I got a call from a person saying that I will get 7000 dollar from the govenent but I have too go to western union and send them 300 dollar I ask who do I sent the money to they said that I have to do what they wonted me do go to the western union then call I would have to nail 300 to them then I would be mail 7000 dollar I keep asking who do I mail the money to the person told me I had to do what they wont are I would not get nothing frist got call then from one number 1 631 353 4110 for me to call this number 1202 697 9532 and give the vx908 so we can do the transaction please tell any one to please check out every thing before giving your money up thank you
Got a call from 202-697-9532 stating I am being awarded $7000 from the Federal Government in the for of a free grant. The catch is they want to charge your checking account or credit card for a fee of $299. I told the guy the government doesn't randomly select people to give away money and expect them to pay a fee and this is a scam and the guy yelled and say just hang up them and started talking in middle eastern. He was also annoyed that number was blocked and ask to call back unblocked number. SCAM SCAM SCAM! Don't give any money to these people! Thieves!
Yep just recieved my call free gov money she told me to call this 202-697-9532 and give them a code NT009 and in 45 mins I can recieve 7,000 !! I googled the number and sent me here thank God for people who takes time out to tell others about what goes on so we can compare or situations so these out of country b*****ds cant scam us out of or hard earned money!!! Pisses me off times are so hard and bi****s likes this want money for free.. I didnt even call the number I know its not that easy for the gov to give free money specially these days!!!
I just got a call saying I was chosen for a government grant of $7000. They gave me a id number and a number to call 202-697-9532. I'm supposed to go to the Western Union with that id and $299 and the Western Union fee which totals $312. And in 45 minutes I would receive my $7000. I knew it was a scam, the person I was talking to was not from the US and she said her name was Megan Thomas, yeah right. Is there a place to give the information to so maybe they can stop this?
Just received a call from 631-353-4110. Saying that I qualify for a free $7000 grant. I already knew they would ask me for money but I played along. He told me to call 202-697-9532 and provide a confirmation # (vx908) that was given. So I did. I listened to his foolishness then he asked me how would I like to receive my grant. I told him western union. The whole time I already researched this # and knew what he was going to ask me. He said the bank requests a $299 security fee for the western union to make sure it's me who is picking it up. I TOLD HIM I WAS WAITING FOR YOU TO ASK ME FOR MY MONEY. CAUSE I KNEW THIS WAS A SCAM. I TOLD HIM I NEVER HAD TO PAY A SECURITY DEPOSIT FOR WESTERN UNION EVER. SO I AM NOT INTERESTED. These people is so hungry for your money and would do anything to try and get it. Be careful!!!
Hey , I just got the same fraudulent call. Oh yeah it stinks alright. Just so happens I was already on line and looked up the address and further investigation lead me here.
Scam they wanted me to pay 299.00 dollars for registration and filing also id verifacation so they can send me my grant from us gov for 7,000.00 what a crock o s*** they should be arrested for taking peoples money
This number (202-697-9532) provided a number that doesn't work when you call it back (516-673-0261) and ask for an Id number and that I can pick up my 7000 from a local Western Union but I have to pay taxes and a transaction fee, everything about this stinks.