Just received a phone call that I was approved for government grant money ($7500). The knew my name, address, and date of birth. I did not call back the verificatin number (202-559-7624). I am afraid that they will still be able to scam me! What do I do?
I got a call from this number with an Indian accent guy telling me I have been selected by the government to reciveve a 7894 $ grant all I had to do was deposit $310 into a green dot card. After I refused they started blowing up my phone and I answerd and told them look you guys are a scam! And they did what ever they could to try and convinced me it wasn't a scam and I would get 310 back along with 7894 $ I said no and hung up and they kept calling and calling
They're still out there! Thank god for the internet!
Still scamming the unthinking.
I also received a call today telling me that the U.S. government had selected me out of I don't know how many to receive $7,500. This money is a grant that does not have to be paid back. I was given a number to call so the information could be verified and I could go to Walmart and pick up the money via Moneygram. Next came the catch I had to pay $300 because of the expense of sending the money from Washington D.C. to Phoenix, AZ. When I told her I didn't have the $300 to send, she asked if I could borrow it just for a few minutes until they could send it to me. When I asked why they couldn't deduct it from the grant money, I was told that it wasn't possible for them to do that. Both of the people that I spoke to had such heavy accents that I could barely understand them.
ITS F****D UP DONT TRUST THESE PEOPLE THEY ARE FAKE (SCAM ALERT
This people are calling to oferta giv money be carefull dont give them your bank information not even yor creditcard nothing that can compromiso your accounts
I WAS CONTACTED TODAY BY A WOMAN WHO SAID THAT I WOULD RECEIVE 7500 $ ALL I HAD TO DO IS PAY A DEPOSIT OF 300$ SO THEY WOULD KNOW THAT I WOULD GET THE MONEY. I ASKED HER WHY DID I HAVE TO PAY YOU MONEY TO PROVE IT WAS ME,I TOLD HER I HAD A STATE AND THE CLERK AT WALL MART WOULD NOT GIVE ME ANY MONEY WITHOUT IT. I ALSO TOLD HER THAT THE GOV DIDNT ASK FOR MONEY TO GIVE YOU MONEY SHE HANG UP ON. ITS SIMPLE JUST CHECK IT OUT
FIRST CALL WAS FROM A MAN NAMED RICHARD WESLEY PH: (202) 559-7624
GAVE THE REASON WHY I WAS RANDOMLY PICK TO GET A 7,500.00 GRANT. HE SAID I WAS IN GOOD STANDING WITH THE GOVERNMENT AND PAID MY TAXES AND HAD NO CRIMINAL RECORD.
HE HAD ALL MY INFO. MY NAME ADDRESS AND WANTED FOR ME TO GIVE HIM MORE INFO ( DID NOT) SO HE GAVE ME ANOTHER NUMBER WHICH I CALLED FROM ANOTHER PLACE AND THIS WOMAN ANSWERED....
THE CALL TODAY WAS FROM: US GOVERNMENT GRANT - ADDRESS: 200 INDEPENDENCE WAY WASHINGTON DC - PHONE: (206)734-4741 EXT: 9705 NAME: KHLOE SHELDON - I ASK WHERE SHE WAS FROM SHE HAD A HEAVE ORIENTAL ACCENT, SHE SAID FROM KOREA. SHE WAS REALLY PRESSURING ME FOR MORE INFO. AND THEN SHE TOLD ME TO GET THE GRANT MONEY...NOW THE AMOUNT WENT DOWN $7,170.00....I HAD TO "PAY A FEE" OF $170.00 DOLLARS TO THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE NON- PROFIT ORG. I'M CURIOS AND I KEPT ON STRINGING HER ALONG UNTIL SHE GOT SO IRATE THAT SHE WAS SCREAMING....I WILL SE HOW TO GO ABOUT REPORTING THIS... WE HAVE ENOUGH WITH OUR BAD ECONOMY TO GET PEOPLE ROBBED FROM THERE HARD EARN MONEY!
Ok so I just got the same call as everyone else. THIS IS A COMPLETE SCAM I REPEAT COMPLETE SCAM. I was told I was selected based on a survey done by the health and human services in Washington, dc um let's say not since when does the government do surveys to see who will get money not in my lifetime anyhow when I asked if it was a scam he repeated the same thing over and over. Do not fall for this f**kery. It's a complete shame they are trying to con hard working individuals for their money don't be the fool. Called from an unknown number but gave me 202-559-7624 to call. DON'T BE THE FOOL HOPEFULLY WE CAN GET THEM SHUT DOWN AND BEHIND BARS. God bless my fellow Americans
I got the call today and found this my first try. Thank u everyone!!!!
I just got a second call from the number who told me to call the 202 number saying i get 7500 dollars free. last time I told the man that called me that it was a scam and I wasn't doing it. This time a woman was on the phone and I said this where I have to put my own money on a paypal card right. and she said just a min n then I finally hung up on her. I went to call her back and tell her off and guess what it went to voicemail.its a crock of bull! I already reported it the first time I hope too many ppl arent getting ripped off they said you can only get your money if you give them the password al242 for one the 1st number that called wasnt even a number n 2 if thier gonna give me money why would he tell me my info instead of ask and 3 I shouldn't have to call them or put my money on a card. Dont do it
Just got this call!!! Really!! I'm not giving someone $300.00 for $7500!!! Makes no since. Same crap either my bank acct#, western union, CVS . Obviously it's a scam:)... Oh and to purchase a green dot card...lol I told her I have one already:) nothing on it and it's expired:) she's like oh no you have to get another one, I go ok yeah I'll give you a call in the morning:) lol these people must think Americans are stupid!!! So my plan tomorrow is calling her a** with a fake number and see how she likes being scammed !!!!
I received a call today - December 6th, 2013. The first call was a woman that had very hard to understand English, but anyways told me that I was approved a US Government Christmas Grant because I applied of Disability, Bankruptcy and/or lost my job for $11,000. She gave me a money ID & a phone number to call to find out how I can receive my $11,000 in cash.
I call the # which was 202-559-7624 & a woman answer with just as bad spoken English as the first one. This woman didn't give a name nor did the first, just gave the same speech as the first caller, but there was more. I need to call her back as soon as I got to which ever store I choose which were a CVS, Walmart or Seven Eleven and purchase a Green Dot Money Pack for $300 cash, then while still on the phone with her I need to go to a Western Union, there is where I will receive both my $300 back plus the $11,000 and she will stay on the phone with me until I got the money.
What is this?
To report the fraud, go here:
Their number is listed , along with an email address, at the top of the page.
Its ILLEGAL to ask for money to receive it.
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I received the same call and that b**** asked me to call back on 202-559-7624. She said i was gonna get 7,800. but i didn't go through with the offer. She said she'd cancel the grant.
I got a call from the same number and the lady was from India, she told me that I was picked to get 7000 in Grant money. I couldn't understand the reason why I was so lucky to be picked. But then she told me that I needed to call the 202# and to use the confirmation #... I told her I would but then never did..I knew she was trying to get me to do something and was on to her, so I told her I would call right away.. I wasn't planning on ever calling.. I just hope that anyone who gets these calls gives it right back to them or when they ask for the person say " Hold on" and call out loud the name and then put down the phone and let them hold for as long as they can.. they will most likely hang up.. if they keep calling back keep doing it.. they might catch on... or you can play along with them and say you will call back but don't.. wish there was some way to get them shut down...
Well the scams are on going like a hot potato. Got a call from the government telling me I got a free loan for $7500.00. Right the government would like to take from me not give me. She gave a phone # 202-559-7624, you need to call as soon as we get done talking. :). My claim # was KN202 and be sure and talk to Kelly Hopkins. But I was to take $305.00 to Wal-Mart and buy a Green Dot Money Pak. Oh yes they wanted my Credit card of Visa, MasterCard, Or Western Union. I'm not stupid I picked Western Union. " Never give out your credit card number". She laughed and said well you like cash. Well doesn't everyone? After I went to Wal-Mart with my Cash of $305.00 to get the Green Dot Money Pak. They would refund my $300.00, with the $7500.00 free grant money from the GOVERNMENT.
Well folks its not happening. Be aware of all these calls. Run Like The Wind.
I'm about to cry! I think I got scamed and I fed into these peoples lies! Someone please help me get my money back! I spent 500 dollars
i had recieved a called a call too but i barley understand the language but speaking english thanks for the information so now i know that not to give them my money .
They are scamming people I didn't but mrs "Carrie Hopkins" was my caller
Yo I just got off the phone and was like this sound too good to be ture so I just googled the number and this popped up. Thank god cuz I'm like imma buy this and that but damn they got me to hype I'm glade yall on here for us. I'm glad we got the web for this
it's not cool to mess around with anyone like that it's bad enough that we trying to make it out here the best way we can nd people wanna call ur phone with the bull s*** they need to stop nd wat ever they do to people its gonna come back in bite them in their a** believe that
It is a shame that some lazy, conniving individuals have to resort to such kind of scam. They scammed him of his hard earned money (riding his bike to work and back in the hot sun) last week. They told him that he won a $ 7,500 grant and that he needs to send them $ 300 for processing. Unfortunately, without consulting with us, he sent the money. He was then asked to send some more money (about $600) for finalizing the process. He was told that our state charges that much money. They asked him to call another number (202-697-9804) to confirm. At this point, my son asked for a ride to the pawn shop in order to sell his newly purchased TV and some other electronics. When we found out the reason for it, we told him that it must be a scam. Of course, initially he did not believe us. He finally agreed to google the number. He was devestated when he realized that he had been taken. SHAME ON THEM. YOU WILL BURN IN HELL FOR SURE. I hope you burn here on earth too.
Call from this number claiming i was to receive grant moneyof 7,000...i was to call 202-559-7624 to set it up to receive the grant money from western union. I did not call this number. Scam!!
got a phone call at work and claimed i was entitled to $7600.00 for being a good citizen, no bankruptcies, pay and filing my taxes on time, etc. and they gave me 3 options...i said #1 western union since i dont need to give out my financial information, she gave me an ID NA208 and a number (202) 559-7624. However they called from a Private name, unknown number.
Just got the call today.. I know the government is not going to give me a grant for which I did not apply. I also know that the government is not going to use western union to give me a grant. Those were the first 2 things that made me think this is a scam. Next I plugged in the phone number to search it and see who it is. I intend to give the information to my local sheriff dept and allow them to investigate. I hope others do this as well since it is the only way to stop this kind of thing.
so i just receive the phone call that everybody is talking about. At first i was pumped up and excited. they said i was awarded 7500 so i was thinking to myself.. SICK! they said i would have to go to a western union store then call them back and they would have all the directions. they asked when i would be there and i said 30 mins. right when i hung up i was thinking i want to double check this to make sure this is legit. i stumbled on this site and saw these reveiws. so i was thinking to my self catch them in the act. so i called back when i was right next to my TV and turned the volum up a little bit so it sounded loud, like i was at the store. i told them i was there. but i was really at my house want waiting to see what they told me what to do. they told me to go ask for a "send money paper which is green". i said ok i got it now what. they asked what it said on top of the paper. of course i didnt know because i didnt have the paper so i made up somthing and said some numbers. she asked what are the numbers. i said its to loun in the store and i can really hear you. then she became almost pissed and started raiseing her voice at me bacause i wouldnt give her the numbers. i asked why i have to wire money instead of going to a back and putting it into account. i asked why wire? wire is untraceable. why does the goverment have me put money that when it is untraceable? again she started yelling at my so i started yelling back. haha. so becareful. and ask your self, why would a government worker start yelling at someone on the phone? this all doesnt add up. so becareful out there no matter how good it sounds.
Dat bi*** an none talkin muthafucka just called me to but dey got me f****d up I already got money problems so.... look it up b4 u do abything ripp off yea..
. But I did tell dat bi*** I was gone f*** ha up... lol da bi*** just called me bac an I anapped da f*** out on ha 4real doe wat I look like bi***
Yep, yep, yep
I don't like foreigners calling me in the first place. Don't like 'em, don't need 'em! Give me your phone number, your bank account number, and your credit card number. After I verify all information....I probably still won't give you any information. Stupid idiots!
i received a call from 202-559-7624. there one has answer. they approve a grant for 17,000 direct deposit to mine bank. There something need to be done about this .Scammed elderly adults and unexpecting individual into giving out personal information over the phone. Scamming them of everything they work hard for. It have to stop.