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Awarded free Grant money
Feb 14, 2019
Monetary Loss: $0
I received a call from Sophie Smith, who supposedly worked for U.S. Grant and Treasury dept. I was given a Grant ID number and a phone number to call, in order to activate my payment of $7,000.00, When I first called the number it told me to leave a brief message and someone would return my call, so I waited and called back, a Mr Smith answered and told me to go to the parking lot of nearest Walmart and call him back that he was on the phone with another person, then he gave me his name and Ext.# 505, then I hung up. I googled the number and it brought me here, so now I'm writing this complaint. (Grant ID number of 7169765).
I received a message which looks like it came from a friend in my facebook messenger account. I knew it wasn't her due to the situation she is in. The name of the program is Empowerment Financial Domestic Assisstance. They gave a list of what the program does and a contact person Attorney Mr. William Pyles said he was the managing director EFDA. Stated that they received $50,000 into their account when they applied. I was informed that they could help me to get signed up. So I asked if they could bring the information to church with them tonight. Their reply was "Don't you know have been sick all this while." Which is something my friend wouldn't say that way. Then they said I can't make it to church. So I asked for a number so I could call them. That's when the conversation ended and I could not reply any longer.
These people keep calling me saying I have money for an education Grant. Then they tell me that I have to go get a registration card and pay $200-250 to receive the money. The last call from 202-670-3422 days "I WAS F***ING STUPID" if I think it's a scam. The woman sounded Asian. I've also been receiving calls from Lexington Law and I heard one of the men there on the phone saying some duragatory comments about me while I was speaking to the person in the phone about IDENTITY THEFT. I'm having trouble accessing anything using my social security number. There calls go in all day long