They called me and told me that the government picked my name I guess out of a hat and I won 9,200 in grant money which I could use any way I wanted. Then said that they would send it to me thru money gram in Walmart but I had to send a deposit of 250 bucks in order for money gram to send it. I asked why did I need to send money to get money and she kept saying it was for a security deposit. But I have dealt with money gram enough that I know you only pay the price to send the money plus the money. But if people are not careful they will get u. I even told her that I lost my id an could she send a test question. She said no but we can send it in a friend or family member's name. Now if I won money why would it be OK to send it in someone else's name.
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Federal Grant Scam
Jan 11, 2016
Monetary Loss: $0
I was contacted by someone claiming to be the Federal Treasury Department. They said I was offered a grant by the government but had to send their directors a 200$ security deposit in China to receive the money. They said I could go to any western union bank to claim my money. I did not act on this, but they somehow had my address, phone number, and email.
I got a call stating I got a grant from the government because of being a good citizens.
I was told to send 350 us to Paul Brown in California via money gram. That's when I pick up it was a scam n call government grant department and I was told I should pay for grant. I also received another call today n I told her I didn't want the grant...
Someone stole a friends identity on Face Book, stating that they know how to get a 100 grand federal Grants. My friend was telling everyone on Face Book that someone stole his identity and hopefully he fixed the problem. How is it so easy to do this? They said text this number 559-245-2861 and ask for Agent Mitchell, and give them all my personal information, and they would get me the Grant money. I told them I was notifying the police. They were texting me constantly until I told them that.
I was called by this individual's assistant claiming that the government has granted me a check for $ 6,700, but I have to pay $ 210 dollars to receive the direct deposit of the money into my account. The assistant and Danny Williams stated that they work for the Federal Government and their office is located in Manhattan.