Fake Grants

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I have been scammed

  • by: krichards
  • #345
  • Jan 14, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I have been scammed into giving my information to a company in Washington DC that I have never heard of. They told me I have a government grant in my name. They called me from private and the woman had a very thick accent, I could barely understand her. Not exactly sure what is going to happen with my info.
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Free grant money

  • by: moneyscamer
  • #379
  • Jan 15, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
She called, with an accent, get a grant of $9000 no paying back wants $200 plus $11.50 for processing to get your grant. go to walmart call when you get to parking lot. before i found out it was a scam she got our card#. gave me a confirmation #.
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I have been scammed by John Smith

  • by: dlbarner2
  • #413
  • Jan 16, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $850.00
I was on facebook last night and an individual that I worked with friended me. So I accepted the friend request. He started to tell me about this government grant for money. Of course I believed him as we had worked together for years. I sent the 800.00 for $50,000 grant last night through money gram. I think there was a $50.00 fee to send it - I can't get into my Moneygram account to verify. I am so mad for not seeing this upfront. Today again I heard from the individual on Facebook and he was asking if I got my money yet and then I hear from the John Smith through my email. Then tonight I saw on facebook that Pete Macconi posted that his facebook was hacked and to unfriend the other person. I quickly checked and he was right. I notified facebook and reported the individual as a scammer. I then unfriended him and failed to save the conversation first. I have copied and pasted the emails into pdf files with all the information to include other names. I still have all the emails saved in my email folder if you need more information.
Names reported:
Agt John Smith
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]

I was scam by a Richard Moore.

  • by: arron
  • #502
  • Jan 19, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $200.00
Well he used my aunts profile I was thinking it was her... And whoever hacked into her profile knew me and she was telling me how she got 20.000 dollars in a day she just paid 400.00 and she will help me so she said she would pay 200.00 for and I can pay 200.00 and it will come the same day but I thought it was ok but it wasn't I the state name it was Missouri Warrensburg 64093 I sent the money there I know I want get it back.
Also reported:
United Nations Grants
Names reported:
John william Lebaige, Richard Moore

Fed gov scam

  • by: mckaymiranda1
  • #584
  • Jan 21, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $295.00
I was called up and told that I received a grant for $7,000, and to receive it I had to send $282 via Western Union 2 Justin Williams phone number is 773 574-0717 to receive the grant money was on phone for 2 hours then told me to call another phone number which was supposed be the federal bank in which they wanted me to pay an additional amount of $500 to receive the grant money. I tried to call back and they will not answer my phone call.
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Phones reported:
315-381-5275, 773 574-0717

I have been scammed in the promise of receiving a government grant

  • by: stephen
  • #605
  • Jan 22, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $250.00
Got a call from Sam Russell claiming to b of the US treasury dept..told me i have a grant in total of $6700. Send $250 to release it. He then connected me with Shawn Russell (head if the bank to do transaction he then ask for 500 more when i told him i don't have it and to give me my 250 back he said no and hung up now my call won't go thru.
Names reported:
Sam Redman, Shawn Russell
Phones reported:
786-224-6184, 646-593-7774