Fake Grants

2224 reports /
Unresolved

Mark Anderson and someone are running a scam about a federal grants

  • by: whitewaterbill
  • #9
  • Dec 31, 2015
  • Monetary Loss: $1.11
I got a friend request from someone I know, I thought I didn't realize at that moment it wasn't her . The next day she got on and said hi, how have you been? The next comment was have you heard about a federal grant for people around retirement age for just about anything you want to use it for. Then she ask if I had heard of attorney Mark Anderson she said he helped her get hers ,then sent me his facebook address and to friend him so I did .He asked how I got his facebook I told him Rose Cook he said oh yea he had helped her and she had already received her grant. So he asked me a few questions . A few minutes later he said congratulations you qualify . Then he said I just needed to pick which amount I wanted from $25,000.00 to $8000,000.00 And pay what he called clearance fees .
Names reported:
Mark Anderson
Phones reported:
805-874-2057
Web/emails reported:
www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010536307526

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Unresolved

Government agency posing to be some man who says your name is on this list to receive free grant money.

  • by: sorr
  • #103
  • Jan 5, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $700
I was contacted via Facebook saying my name is on the list for free government grant money and he contacted via messenger on Facebook sent me the forms and everything went from there I have all the conversation in my cell phone I sent all the money through money gram and I still have those receipts as well.
Names reported:
Nichole Olivia Edson, Barry Lawing
Unresolved

I was notified that my name was on a list for a 50,000 dollar grant from the government

  • by: kiwana_g
  • #122
  • Jan 6, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Aretha pollard Murphy notified me through Facebook that my name was on a list for a grant.she told me to add a guy name Garry pennyfeather and friend him he asked me to send my full name address phone number and occupation and I did then told me I was qualified for a 50,000 grant from the government all I had to do was send 850.00 delivery fee through a money gram to a certain address.

Added by kiwana_g on Jan 6, 2016 11:21 EST

I have more screen shot documents to show of both conversations..

Names reported:
Garry Pennyfeather, Aretha Pollard Murphy
Unresolved

9000.00 grant

  • by: Dtracy31
  • #123
  • Jan 6, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $200
They called said I was given a grant an to buy a money express card for 212.00 and the money will be put one the card in 20 mins no paperwork needed.
Phones reported:
202-239-7082
Unresolved

Scammed from the middle easterners

  • by: Ddawn
  • #150
  • Jan 7, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $1
They call and say the government has issued 1500 people a government grant to people with no police records and who has not filed bankruptcy in the past 7 years then they give you a code and a phone number to call I called it and that person says all you have to do is pay a one time processing fee I said no and the he proceeded to cuss me they just want your money please don't give it to them.
Phones reported:
202-000-1111, 202-697-9400
Unresolved

Grants that were stated which were aired on the news and radio stations to reclaim.

  • by: Sealah
  • #168
  • Jan 8, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $1600.00
I was told by an acquaintance that I could reclaim a grant which the acquaintance stated grants were being given out and aired over the news and radio stations. I was told to request a friend request and stated that I would like to reclaim my grant from Sharon Gonzales. This is the link I was sent by the acquaintance
just click this link to add the agent on face book now
https://www.facebook.com/sharonagent Sharon Gonzales. The agent stated that I was approved for a 47,000.00 grant and informed me that I had to pay clearance fees so I sent the fees as stated through money gram. Then she told me that I had to pay a tax fee and then my grant would be delivered. I was discussing the issues with coming up with funds with her and my husband. We specifically told her that we did not want to apply for a family grant and that we struggled to come up with clearance and tax fees. Upon time to deliver the grant, she claim she had been in an accident along with the ups guys who would deliver with her. Then she informed me that my grant had increased to 188,000.00 and that I would have to pay more fees of 7,800.00. I told her that I did not agree to an increase nor to pay any other fees. She basically demanded that I send the fees or less I would not get a grant and the money I sent prior was lost. She provide a number which she said was her manager's number which is 5719691601 and later as we chatting back and forth she provided the same number for me to message her.
Names reported:
Sharon Gonzales
Phones reported:
478-374-7788, 571-969-1601
Web/emails reported:
https://www.facebook.com/sharonagent