Fake Grants

2183 reports /
Unresolved

Grandparent Scam

  • by: Ladyup
  • #58761
  • May 6, 2019
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I received a phone call today - supposedly from my grandson who claimed to have been in an accident and needed a bond send to get out of jail. The bond number he gave me was 01GA6799. I had a feeling this was a scam and called my son and asked him to check on his son and make sure he was ok. Of course he was. I did not send any money or provide any financial information of any kind.
Phones reported:
216-455-5522

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Unresolved

Many phone calls from this number

  • by: Grammie
  • #58861
  • May 7, 2019
  • Monetary Loss: $0
215-425- (many different phone calls from this area code and the 425 being first three digits and then) 1452, 1314, 1983, 1057, 1867, 1738, and keeps changing because I told them I was on the National Registry Do Not Call and they just keep calling. All from Philadelphia, Pa.
Phones reported:
215-425-1452, 215-425-1452, 215-425-1314, 215-425-1983, 215-425-1057, 215-425-1867, 215-425-1738
Unresolved

Scam by federal government grant

  • by: Equivrases
  • #58891
  • May 8, 2019
  • Monetary Loss: $200
I received a email on instagram from Terri burks 94 about some grant that help people when they need help. I applied and supposed to got approved. But then who comes all the scam you got to send this and that. Send500 now it’s send a 1000. I just want my money back. I have bills due
Names reported:
Terri Burks
Phones reported:
786-377-4919
Unresolved

Giving me friends names

  • by: weather
  • #58910
  • May 8, 2019
  • Monetary Loss: $15,000
This person sent me a facebook with my friends names saying they received monies from this group. I sent $500 to them and then all of a sudden they found a way to get into my credit. They screwed up my credit and bank account. This guy is still sending out this same information with my friends names on facebook messages.
Names reported:
John Williams
Phones reported:
831-613-1684
Unresolved

SCAM!

  • by: 123mary
  • #58915
  • May 8, 2019
  • Monetary Loss: $0
This morning if received a msg from a friend of mine thru Messenger. It was her picture that she uses, but something seemed off. As she asked me if i had received my CASH GRANT yet. I asked what? And where it was from and this is the reply: This is a new program from the Government with the help and support of the world bank by the Endowment for the Humanities financially assistance to assist financially,retired,semi-retired,disabled, nursing, working and unemployed And you don't have to pay it back as long as you qualified for the grant.
THIS IS TO INFORM YOU THAT YOU HAVE WON A PRIZE MONEY OF FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS {$50,000.00 USD}
Claims Requirements: To claim you will need to fill this form,so that we can Proceed and Locate Your Destination.
FULL NAME....

FULL ADDRESS....

AGE.....

MARITAL STATUS.....

CELL/ MOBILE NUMBER.....

OCCUPATION.....

MONTHLY/WEEKLY INCOME.....

E-MAIL......

DO YOU WANT CASH OR CHEQUE ?
This is your Ref#: 990078567 Batch#: 9056490602/333 Winning no: FB8701/LPRC Ticket number; 85430000-07024570000, serial number; 7755551111.
FINALLY, We Congratulate you Once again. Your information has been process in Our Date Base. Required to pay a Sum of $650 for Delivery Fees, Case File and Tax.
We assure you 100% & Guarantee you that once you Made the Payment your Winning money will be Deliver to in few hours time to you. Get back to me so that i can give you the Procedure to be used in Making Payment.
Get back to me so that i can give you the Procedure to be used in Making Payment.
YOUR DELIVERY FEE HAVE TO BE PAID BEFORE THE DELIVERY SO THAT WE CAN SIGN AND STAMP ALL THE NECESSARY DOCUMENTS THAT WILL BE ATTACHED TO YOUR WINNING MONEY.

THIS IS A SCAM! Trying to get money out of consumers!
They FRAUDULANTLY said they were my friend and even had her picture she uses as her profile picure on Facebook.
Her name is:
Debra Asmussen
715-790-6356
And after a few msgs on Messenger I got suspicious and did sum checking. And they wanted $650 for delivery of the $50,000 that was a RED FLAG.
This information I give is all true and hope these people can be stopped. Before some body falls for it.
Names reported:
Debra Asmussen
Phones reported:
406-296-0677, 715-790-6356
Unresolved

I just got government grant call

  • by: Joshdog55
  • #58916
  • May 8, 2019
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I was just called and told I was awarded a grant for 9000 dollars but they wanted 200 dollars for a release of the funds through walmart.
Phones reported:
202-505-3220