Fake Grants

1678 reports / 5 comments
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Unresolved

U.s government grant scam

  • by: jew.sy3
  • #40603
  • Oct 12, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Received numerous phone calls from 2027505489 to be told I am receiving a grant because I did not file bankruptcy, get arrested, and filed my taxes on time. Then proceed to tell me my info name, address, and phone number. Then offers to deposit it into any debit card (yea right not happening) or money gram. Me being me, I looked into it before I attempted anything..from the info I found it's 1,000% scam and they need to be stopped it's highly annoying
Names reported:
Steve
Phones reported:
202-657-4494, 202-750-5489
Unresolved

Keep getting scam calls

  • by: Melissa1234
  • #40582
  • Oct 12, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Originally received call on 09/21/2017. Called the number back on 10/12/2017, so this number has been active for a while.
Names reported:
James
Phones reported:
646-968-0307
Unresolved

I’m being watched by Federal Gvt.

  • by: Scammed57
  • #40576
  • Oct 12, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I just got an automated call saying that I am now being watched by the federal Government but I didn’t catch why nor did I get the number to call back because I was searching for a pen to write down the number. I am tired of these calls. Please help. I am a retired, stressed American citizen.
Phones reported:
410-216-5257
Unresolved

Buying steam cards, from Walmart.

  • by: Zeienann
  • #40553
  • Oct 12, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $200
On the date of October 11 2017 Raevived a call from groverment grants Offer free grants to pay off any bills, or making emprovent on our home, or need to buy a car. Ect. They have ask me to go to Walmart to buy 4 steam cards, cost at $200.00 dollars to activate the grant. Pross fee They would put 9,000.00 dollars in my checking account the same day. I did. Then when I got home they call again asking me to go back to Walmart on October 12 2017 11:30 to buy more steam cards of $450.00 this would pay for the taxes for the grant from one state to another state, they would refund all back after this is done. This would be the total amount of $ 9,650.00 back to my account. I have info them that wouldn't be able to pay anything back to the groverment or pay taxes. I'm on SSI . I also told them I was disabled. They told me that this is free grant money. I haven't been back to Walmart yet, to buy anything until October 12th 2017. I'm not going back to Walmart to buy any Stems cards. They will be waiting for me to call when I supposed go back to Walmart to buy theses stem cards at 11:30. Please help.
Names reported:
Bruce Mallard
Phones reported:
251-214-5176, 202-847-6376
Unresolved

Scammed by Federal Grant Department

  • by: Mouschie
  • #40544
  • Oct 11, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $250
Got a phone call from a lady named Janet saying that she was from the Federal Grant Department and that I was selected to receive a $9000 grant to use for whatever I wanted. Then had to purchase $250 in I Tune cards and read the codes to a man named Jack Foster from the bank to pay for the taxes. Once I did that, they wanted $600 more for tax purposes. which I refused to give. I looked up their company and saw that they were scammers. I called them back and told them this and they hung up on me. Caller ID says they were from Washington DC, but found out later that they were not.
Names reported:
Janet Jack Foster
Phones reported:
206-707-9067, 202-899-9557
Unresolved

Attempted scams

  • by: Julia2016
  • #40523
  • Oct 11, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Stated the government was giving $9000 to certain people and I was one of the people chosen from surveys. I was told I was given a number CC424and I was going I was supposed to go to a Walmart or CVS where there is a money gram and buy a $250 card and they would transfer $9250 to it. When I questioned why I had to buy a card they hung ups
Phones reported:
202-753-9758

Comments:

Vernon Henry

Oct 20, 2017 10:28 AM

First of all my name is Vernon Henry Im the owner of VG Grant Writers . And Im not a scam you can call The Arizona Corporation Commission

Tracy

Jun 13, 2017 11:16 PM

I was just called and said I had to pay 200 for a registration fee and would get 9,200 as soon as I paid it. I told her I have received federal grants for school and never did I have to pay to register to receive the money. She hung up on me. So big scam. The number she called from was 202-871-8933. So please pass this on so no one gets scammed by these ppl. Also it was so noisy there I could hardly hear her. So they were calling other people to scam them. Sad.

Dorothy Rose

May 18, 2017 1:47 AM

I also got all today stating receiving a grant and asking me to buy ITunes card at Walmart. I knew it is a sacm. I want to report them as called more than once. I want to report them.

Mike Ryder

Jul 25, 2016 6:56 PM

how do they get my money...if i put money on my itunes card on I can take it out?

Joy Cannon

Jun 30, 2016 11:44 PM

I received several of these calls today and either ignored them or hung up as soon as the obvious scammer claimed to be calling from the "Federal Grants Dept". If you sent money to these people please be sure to report it to the FTC: https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/Information#crnt&panel1-1 If enough people file reports they may actually track these scammers down. The reporting form asks details about how much money they asked for and were sent, and how you sent it. Since I didn't get to that point I can't report it, but I hope anyone who was preyed on by these scammers will report it!