Fake Grants

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Unresolved

I was scammed by agent Cynthia

  • by: nodak1234
  • #52924
  • Dec 7, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $13,000
I received a message on facebook from a close friend who said she had received 150,000 from a government grant, as she was retired from a government job I thought this was true. She gave me the number to text to agent Cynthia and I texted her. I filled out the application which did not ask for ssn, bank number or card numbers so I thought it was good. She told me I had been approved for 100,000 and to go to Walmart and send 380 dollars to them so I did. Then I kept messaging my friend who was encouraging me to do whatever the agent said. The agent then told me the irs was holding my grant delivery until I paid them 10% of the money. I had to get cash out of my savings account and mail the cash overnight to someone. Then I was told I had to do a test. First test was buy iTunes cards of 500 dollars, then another 500 for steam, by then I was running out of money and told them I was out. They kept asking if I could borrow any money and when I messaged my friend they were out of town and couldn't loan me any money. So then I called my friend and she said she had been hacked and that it wasn't her at all! I realized the scammer had copied her picture off her facebook page so I would think it was her. These were the same people scamming me. I spent my burial money in savings hoping to get the money delivered. I went to the website, which was fake, filed a complaint, and realize I was duped. What a nightmare to know I will never be able to recover any of that money!!
Names reported:
Agent Cynthia
Phones reported:
216-586-4437
Unresolved

Government Networking Grants

  • by: DSolis35
  • #52890
  • Dec 5, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
He keeps emailing me saying since I terminate the government money Grant I still owe a fee of $100. If I don't pay he will send people to collect the fee.
Names reported:
Barry Simon
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Unresolved

Trying to get my bank info "telling me I got a grant "

  • by: Zacky00
  • #52829
  • Nov 30, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Got a phone call from someone saying they were from the Federal grant department asking for my bank information saying that I got a $9, 000 Grant and it was totally false because I never applied for a grant but this is absolutely ridiculous people shouldn't be able to make money taking advantage and lying to people.
Names reported:
John
Unresolved

I have been scammed by the above

  • by: Julianne
  • #52812
  • Nov 30, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I was contacted through a friend on face book who I now believed was hacked and her identity used.. I was receiving information by text on messenger in relation to funds in Australia in the form of grants.. I gave my full name address phone number and mothers maiden name .. I am contacting my bank at present to check my account i also advised the scammer that I was notifying the authorites and have heard nothing since
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Unresolved

I have been scammed by Rod Rosensentein

  • by: eastern
  • #52715
  • Nov 27, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $900.00
while on facebook I was given a link to apply for government grant money.i gave information and was told I qualified for $60,000.00.I had to send steam wallet cards for processing fees and delivery.I was stupid enough to do it.this past week,I received gmail on my phone from Eileen Decker for same.her phone #760-589-6197.I didn't fall for it this time.
Names reported:
Rod Rosensentein
Phones reported:
218-646-8538
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Unresolved

Fraud grant scam

  • by: Williek
  • #52554
  • Nov 21, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $660.00
Received phone call from Mr. Chester claiming that he was from the federal grants and treasury department in New York City claiming that I was eligible for a grant for $9200 Mr. Chester had me on two occasions obtain Google play cards one for $200 and one for 460 Claiming that the money would be refunded making the total amount of $9860 now he wants another 500 for the transfer to my account researched where he said he was from and was alerted about frauds of this kind
Names reported:
Daniel Chester
Phones reported:
949-379-7124