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Beware of 7000 Dollars or 7K Government Grant Phone Scams

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Beware of 7000 Dollars or 7K Government Grant Phone Scams

Scammers are calling persons and telling them that they qualify for a $7000 or 7K government grant. The amount may change. Please note that this is a scam and there is no $7000 government grant. The scammers will ask you to send money via Western Union, Moneygram, Prepaid debit, iTunes Card, or ask you for your credit card information, which they claim they will need for the payment of the processing fee, taxes or delivery fee.

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Most of the phone calls came from phone numbers with the area code: 202.

A List of Phone Numbers the Scammers Called From

  • 206-801-1737
  • 202 559 7639
  • 202 580 8480
  • 202-210-0054
  • 222-222-2245
  • 202-621-0168
  • 202-407-9198
  • 213-965-3964
  • 202 657 5808
  • 729-457-3222
  • 202-436-9677
  • 202-621-0436
  • 202-657-5858
  • 202-621-0436
  • 770-926-5021
  • 202-621-0938
  • 202-738-4632
  • 202-697-9205
  • 305-389-9245
  • 202-621-0436
  • 202-657-6329
  • 202-657-6938
  • 202-738-1655
  • 202-470-3243

Never send money to someone who asks you to make payments via Western Union, Moneygram, Prepaid debit, iTunes card in order to collect some so-called prize.

Always remember this golden rule:
Once you are asked to send money in order to receive money, it is a scam.

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This scam is similar to the following:

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  • Posted: Sep 21, 2018 at 5:12 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Houston, Texas, United States

    I was called from 206-472-6032

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  • Posted: Jun 13, 2018 at 7:14 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Jackson, Mississippi, United States

    First number call me 2020779898 said I could get a 7000 grant. Then I had to call 2012830985, he told me I needed a activation card. When I get to store , it's a iTunes card, I hung up, it's a scam

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  • Posted: Dec 13, 2017 at 3:29 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Cañon City, Colorado, United States

    Just received a phone call saying I received a $7000 grant. Gave me a I’d #. Told me to go to the nearest location and then call them when I got there. The number I was supposed to call back was 914-340-4476. The number that initially called me was 202-187-3851.

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  • Posted: Oct 25, 2017 at 2:19 PM by an anonymous user from or near: New Port Richey, Florida, United States

    Just received a call on this scam from 202-869-4158. I was given a grant approval id# and where to go for my grant & who to call. Call 914-340-4476 for the senior financial advisor and collect my $7000 grant.
    new port Richey, Florida.

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  • Posted: Aug 25, 2017 at 4:31 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States

    I have received 6 calls today from a New York number and New Mexico. They have cussed me today because I was rude and sarcastic.

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  • Posted: Jul 27, 2017 at 9:46 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Dallas, Texas, United States

    I get these 3-4 times a week...Yesterday I told the guy "you mean I am getting another one" and he said oh no I just need to verify your info and I told him that I received the money on my account a week ago...He started stammering and hung up...Much fun to jack with them

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  • Posted: Apr 13, 2017 at 12:18 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Charleston, South Carolina, United States

    I received a call yesterday from a woman quoting an 8700 dollar grant and today's call was for a 7000 dollar grant. When I repeated over and over, "I'll take that in a cashier's check" they hung up. Kept him on the phone asking questions so that he would lose time. He just kept reading a script, repeating what he had already said. Can be quite entertaining if you don't fall for it.

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  • Posted: Apr 7, 2017 at 3:55 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Houston, Texas, United States

    Received a government grant scam call today from 202-863-4336. Man with a foreign accent, perhaps Filipino, calls me around 3:00 pm (about 20 minutes ago) from this number and proceeds to nervously read from a script as he tells me that I am the lucky recipient of a grant from the U.S. government in the amount of $9000, and that my number was chosen at random, . I just kept listening to him fumble with his words for about 30 seconds or so. Suddenly he stopped talking about the grant I was supposed to receive, and now he suddenly starts saying "F*ck you, f*ck you, f*ck you", and needless to say, it shocked the hell out of me. I hung up. While I was writing this he actually called my number again. I have placed this number on my blocked numbers now. Unbelievable. I would love to see this guy be prosecuted for conducting such a call with such behavior.

    Please be aware of this scam and the phone number that showed up on my phone I.D. Thank you.

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  • Posted: Mar 17, 2017 at 2:33 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Chicago, Illinois, United States

    202-851-5890 - they said I have 8530 bucks coming to me.

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  • Posted: Mar 7, 2017 at 9:28 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Gate City, Virginia, United States

    The lady called from 206-472-6032, she was foreign and could hardly speak English and get this her name was Karen and she sounded East Indian and said I was awarded a $7000 Grant and give me a code to use and ask for a $150 processing fee. Hope this helps.

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  • Posted: Feb 10, 2017 at 1:06 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

    I have received the same call and asked to pay a $300 fee to register with the federal reserve bank and the phone numbers are 253-275-3460 as well as 202-339-8677

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  • Posted: Feb 2, 2017 at 4:49 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

    I know this post is a few years old but I googled it because I just got a call like this. The guy sounded like he was foreign but had been living in the states for a while so the accent was slight. The call was from a private number and he stated he didn't have any information about how much it cost as he was just providing the initial information and would connect me to someone else if I were interested. The whole thing was weird and obviously a scam. Since when is the government awarding hard working people like myself?!

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  • Posted: Jan 28, 2017 at 2:17 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Islip, New York, United States

    The phone number they called me to try this scam was 1347-773-0534; I was then asked to call a seperate number for processing which is where I was informed I would be required to purchase an itunes gift card in order to receive free government grant funds.

    If not for the guy trying to convince me that he COULDN'T do anything to the funds on the tunes card I might have fell for it. He over sold it. Bunch of asian sounding guys with phony names like David Johnson and Bryan William. Be ware!

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  • Posted: Jan 28, 2017 at 2:13 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Islip, New York, United States

    I received this scam call today, 1/28/17. The idiot actually thouhgt I would be willing to purchase an itunes gift card of $250 and give him the Activation number on the card in order to receive a free grant. Once I was informed of the $250 itunes card deposit required, I knew it was a scam. If the government wanted to give me money, they would simply mail it to me, period.

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  • Posted: Jan 23, 2017 at 5:35 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Nashville, Tennessee, United States

    Received call from 202-534-3931. Person told me that my name was selected to receive a $7000 government grant that I could use for home improvements education or any good deed. I was to call this number 202-754-8270 and give them my confirmation number PM869.

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  • Posted: Jan 12, 2017 at 2:36 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

    The Federal Grants department called me to let me know that I would be getting a free federal grant for the amount of $7000.00 and that I would not have to pay back. The number they called me from was 1-202-754-8219.

    I did not give them any information, I just hung my phone up and tried to call them back,for which I got a recording
    stating that the number was no longer in service. Beware people there is a lot of scam artists out there.

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    • Posted: Jan 17, 2017 at 5:03 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Baldwin, Georgia, United States

      It's a scam people. They almost has me until they wanted me to send money!

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  • Posted: Jan 11, 2017 at 5:15 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Santa Barbara, California, United States

    Got several calls from two people calling from an unknown number and 357-892-3420. The two male callers spoke poor English. Claimed they called from Federal Grant Office, with free grants in thousands waiting for me. I knew it was scam. They would not give Federal Employee IDs when I asked them to provide. I yelled and cursed at them and told them to stop doing it. Also told them I would report them and have them hunt down. Well, They called to my mobile number and knew my First and Last name. This part scares me. How do they get my cell number and full name?

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    • Posted: Jan 11, 2017 at 5:32 PM by info

      Scammers get most of their potential victims' information from the potential victims themselves, using phishing scams. Phishing scams are used by scammers to trick potential victims into sending them their personal information or submit it via a webpage form.

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  • Posted: Jan 9, 2017 at 1:04 PM by info

    From email:
    'New scam phone number 202 852 3523 "You have been selected to receive $7000 dollars"'

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  • Posted: Jan 4, 2017 at 5:15 PM by info

    Received via email:

    "Add 425.245.5109 to phone number list (Seattle area) as of 1/4/17. Just received the scam phone call."

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  • Posted: Dec 13, 2016 at 3:09 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Cumming, Georgia, United States

    They are calling from the following numbers: 18001020306 and 3606165107. Low lifes; it is a scam.

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  • Posted: Dec 6, 2016 at 12:33 PM by info

    Receive via email:

    "Add the phone number 202-762-5890 to the list of phone numbers calling on the $7,000 government grant scam."

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  • Posted: Dec 3, 2016 at 9:20 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Burlington, North Carolina, United States

    Yep, they called me yesterday... I qualify for a 7000 dollar grant. the government has picked my phone number.. and I dont have to pay them back. I asked what the catch was.. klick they were gone.. just like that poof.. gone.

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  • Posted: Nov 23, 2016 at 9:53 AM by info

    Received via email:

    "Repeated calls about a 7500 government bonus because I have no criminal record or filed bankruptcy. They asked how I wanted to receive the money, I said Walmart, the woman then said I need to pay 250.00 for a processing fee. The number they called me from numerous of times is 206-472-6025, and I was asked to call 425-245-5109. Scam artist."

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  • Posted: Nov 11, 2016 at 4:10 PM by info

    Received via email:

    "I just got the same call, caller from 357-892-3420 and 202-415-6632 (called twice) told me I was selected to receive $7K. told me to call 202-854-8359 to set up a location to receive the money. gave me a confirmation of BS-107, yea BS. Could collect from western union, Walgreen's etc. I have no intention to call these cronies. The caller was a Eastern Indian sounding voice. James"

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    • Posted: Dec 3, 2016 at 10:16 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Perryton, Texas, United States

      I had the same called from the same number and I research info about these types of calls and came across the comment with the same information of the number and the exact description of the man that call me too.

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  • Posted: Nov 8, 2016 at 12:32 PM by info

    Received via email:

    "I were contacted today Nov 07 from a scammer representing the U.S.Federal Grant and Treasuray Dept. stating that the government had awarded me $9,200.00 tax free because paying taxes annually so this is a one time allocated amount to random citizens and I will receive the money from the Federal Reserve Bank in secure form of my choice through Western union Money Graham, Prepaid Debit, iTunes,or savings account for processing fees these were couple of no's they called from 202-657-6837 202-568-5894 beware of these scams this information OTA was a great help and eye opener. "

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  • Posted: Nov 6, 2016 at 2:30 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Antioch, Tennessee, United States

    Very sad how people prey on others.

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  • Posted: Nov 3, 2016 at 3:58 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Portland, Texas, United States

    2022559662, this is the number that called me.

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  • Posted: Oct 25, 2016 at 3:33 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Visalia, California, United States

    Lol crazy !!I knew It sound to GOOD to be true. I just got a call from a 202-507-9177 saying I could get $6000 something by one guy and then he gave me a 206-472-6028 number to call and when I got off the phone with him that number 206-427-6028 called B4 I got to deal the number and some girl saying now its $7000 but I have to pay 250 to a Western Union. Hella No doubt do it NOTHING IS FREE IN THE WORLD.

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  • Posted: Oct 18, 2016 at 5:48 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Peoria, Illinois, United States

    Number they called me from: 202-754-8190.

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  • Posted: Oct 5, 2016 at 1:19 PM by an anonymous user from or near: San Ramon, California, United States

    7000 grant scam. Numbers they called from are: 202-569-8365 and 202-566-7201.

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  • Posted: Sep 29, 2016 at 6:30 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Mokane, Missouri, United States

    I just got a call from a scammer saying I have been awarded a $7000 government grant. They had my phone number and first name but not my last. I wouldn't give them the info they wanted, told them they sounded like scammers and they gave me a phone number to call back and claim my grant. The number is: 202-618-0725.

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  • Posted: Sep 19, 2016 at 2:40 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States

    These people started harassing me, called me as an unknown number and restricted then when I had enough. I answered so the told me to call that 844 number and to call right when I got off the phone but I will not; screw the scammers.

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  • Posted: Sep 15, 2016 at 5:22 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States

    Just recieved a call about a $9000 grant that I qualified to get. They said to call this number back right away....8443343245. I was suspicious and decided to look it up on the internet and found this site

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  • Posted: Sep 6, 2016 at 2:24 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Eugene, Oregon, United States

    Original call came from 862-231-2552 in New Jersey, to verify my availability, and to call 844-334-3245 my ID code was CV491 and the contact person was Vain Michales.

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  • Posted: Sep 1, 2016 at 11:38 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Brandenburg, Kentucky, United States

    Just got a call from a private number stating that I was eligible for a 7,000 dollar grant. Let them go through their act, gave me another number to call 844 334 3245 told me I needed to buy a 250 dollar apple iTunes card for the processing fee, and that my money would be sent via Moneygram or Western Union.

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  • Posted: Aug 2, 2016 at 11:30 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Brooklyn, New York, United States

    I have received the same phone call and so have several of my friends. I just hang up.

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  • Posted: Jun 23, 2016 at 12:54 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Los Angeles, California, United States

    Received private call stating that I was selected out of 1500 people to receive 7k. I asked him who or how my name and number were selected. He became pushy when I kept asking him to repeat himself. First of all I've worked for the gov't in the Army so I doubt they knew I could smell BS. I Then told him to give it to someone who needs it most.

    This MOFO tells me, well you can revive it and give it to someone. So with all these reasons, I told him it felt like a scam and wasn't interested and to delete my name from further "gov't grants". These fools think their smart, ha. Its been proven that in the Army, the Infantry has the highest test scores to be an infantryman, because you have to problem solve on the spot read people and anticipate the enemy's movement in order to complete the mission.

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  • Posted: Mar 3, 2016 at 4:15 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

    202-856-6239 is another good spam number. The guy on a return line told me to call, 202-883-4312; got very mad when I told him the loopholes in his "grant".told me to go f**k myself. Ha!

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  • Posted: Feb 10, 2016 at 3:25 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Tucker, Georgia, United States

    Got the same scam from 202-914-236 which is a weird number I know.

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  • Posted: Dec 7, 2015 at 2:06 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Seattle, Washington, United States

    I just got a call for the same thing from the number 18004229178; beware!

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  • Posted: Dec 3, 2015 at 1:17 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States

    I got a call from a lady with very heavy accent, claiming that I have received a Government grant for 7k. She said she works with government in Washington DC and her name is Sylvia Hallis, oh it's Harris.

    She ask me where do I want my money to be sent: bank, card or MoneyGram, so I choose MoneyGram, then she gave me this number to call back: 239-244-2351. First I Google the number for a scam and it came back that the area code is from Florida. Coincidentally she called me back so I told her that the area code you give me is from Florida, then she said blah blah blah, I'm not gonna force you,and she hurriedly wanna end our conversation.

    Just right I told her that I'm calling, you know so. I did call her from my work phone but I got no answer. The scary part is that she knows all my info like name, address, and cell#. Just be careful guys.

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  • Posted: Oct 21, 2015 at 6:54 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Cleveland, Ohio, United States

    Received grant scam for 9200.00 from area code 206-569-4729. How do these people get your phone number? I have been called maybe 5 times in the last 2 weeks.

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  • Posted: Sep 29, 2015 at 4:57 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Lakeville, Minnesota, United States

    I have been receiving calls; they are saying they are from the department of treasury; saying I owe government 7000. I said: "I cant understand a word your saying so send me a letter," and hung up!

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  • Posted: Sep 29, 2015 at 4:36 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Bonney Lake, Washington, United States

    I just received a call from 364-268-0000(spoofed number), saying I have cleared to receive free money, free grant of 7k. Since they had my phone number and home address he repeated to me the same confirming if its me. I said 'yes' I am the same person. when asked, which card would you like to use today for the processing of S&H and processing fee, I told him to deduct the processing fee and S&H from the free grant of 7k and send only $6,997, he said F***Off and hang up. I had the last laugh......lol

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  • Posted: Sep 26, 2015 at 10:55 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Altona, New York, United States

    I just got that call. But the number they want me to call is 240-580-9819. What losers . Be careful ppl. Don't be stupid. Nothing is for free. Ever!!

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  • Posted: Sep 25, 2015 at 6:39 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Camden, South Carolina, United States

    202-558-7468 thats the latest phone number they called me from since I have block the previous 5 telephone numbers they have used. They are persistent that's for sure.

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  • Posted: Sep 18, 2015 at 11:10 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Gardner, Kansas, United States

    9-18-1 ~ I have received calls from this # for two day and I answered today. I could barely understand her English, she said I was getting $10,000 forwarded to Walmart, but I had to called 240-580-9819 and ask for Sam Adams and give him my Money ID #, and he would tell me the steps to get the money from Walmart.

    I called but no answer. I have a accounting background and really wanted to see how far they were willing to go with this SCAM..LOL

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  • Posted: Sep 16, 2015 at 5:53 PM by an anonymous user from or near: El Paso, Texas, United States

    This fool is dumb I called back and I told him about his scam cause I found this and he got mad and I am sorry but I cursed him out and he calls me back with the same number and telling me F*** you and stuff. This guy is pathetic

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  • Posted: Sep 16, 2015 at 2:30 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Bakersfield, California, United States

    Here is another number to add to the list: 253-208-6556. Very heavy accent, hard to understand. Kept on phone and given number to call back to get money. No one answered the other number!

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  • Posted: Sep 16, 2015 at 10:56 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Brookfield, Connecticut, United States

    I have been receiving daily phone calls from these people, the first grant was for $7,000 dollars and had to be paid within 24 hours after I said I had no credit cards and would have to buy one at the store.

    Second time I had them talk to my husband and he asked for their address, who would be issuing the checks. They hung up.

    This time the amount has gone up to $9,000 grant approved with a #GG2244 and a telephone # to call (202) 738-1502 and to have my Credit Acct or Bank Checking Acct. reading.
    Just an FYI

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  • Posted: Sep 14, 2015 at 1:51 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Houston, Texas, United States

    This oriental lady; I don't know how she knows my nick name is "susi". I called her to find out about my $7000 grant. She is like, where is my money fee first Susi?

    I laughed; such a liar.

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  • Posted: Sep 11, 2015 at 3:22 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Costa Mesa, California, United States

    I got a call from someone and she gave me a code CA231, she was Indian, she told me to call 240-580-9819 and talk with Sam Adam! I call Sam, he was Indian too and he told me to u can get $7,500 free money since u r a tax payer with no criminal record! He gave me a the Albertson address which has Moneygram and he told me to give him a call before getting to the store. He said I should pay $325 for registration so I do not have to pay any tax on 7500.

    I was a little board so I played with him. I told him, no I like to pay tax so what should I do now????? He said OK! Go pay the tax about 800 something and then give me a call. I asked him what is the exact amount which I need to pay for tax and he could not even do a math and give me the answer! He got nervous.

    I asked, should I pay the tax to state or federal?! He panic! And then I asked, how can I pay tax over something that I have not even seen???
    And he hanged up on me! Scammer!!!!

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  • Posted: Sep 8, 2015 at 3:19 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

    I was also called by a 202 number then told to call 646-583-2746, a New York City Number! Saying I am getting grant money and have to pay a fee of $250 to Western Union!
    LOL, Unreal SCAMMERS.

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  • Posted: Sep 1, 2015 at 2:29 PM by an anonymous user from or near: The Bronx, New York, United States

    1 (202) 800-3000 DC, USA.

    They called me twice saying I got a government grand of 7k but need to go to western union to send $250 to get the 7k.

    Also gave this number: (646) 583-2746 NY, USA to confirm and give a password. They said at the time I go to WU, I have to be in the phone with Jen Stwart or something like that.

    The weirdest and scariest thing is that they have all my info. Address, phone number(they called me) and last name.

    Totally scam. Be aware everyone. Get a real job. Stupid scammers.

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  • Posted: Aug 1, 2015 at 11:52 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Manassas, Virginia, United States

    I was given a call telling me all the same and that I had to pay to receive my 7000 dollars. The phone number was 202-658-7468 with a call back number 240-580-9819 ext.187. The guy's name is Nelson Snyder nice American name for and Indian guy total scam.

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    • Posted: Aug 24, 2015 at 10:52 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Boynton Beach, Florida, United States

      Just got a call from that scumbag!! Just now. Glad I googled the number and came out to be a total scam! Wow people are horrible.

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  • Posted: Jul 27, 2015 at 12:43 PM by an anonymous user from or near: San Jose, California, United States

    Just got a call from 2023685304 saying 7k federal grant, so I post that number. Also they wanted me to Western Union money 250 dollars.

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  • Posted: Jun 29, 2015 at 11:58 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Newark, New Jersey, United States

    They tried to scam me. Phone #202 407 9159 sounds like there from India. I didn't bite.
    .

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  • Posted: May 20, 2015 at 11:20 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Little River, South Carolina, United States

    I am getting calls from 716-280-7577. I get four or Five Alls per day.

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  • Posted: May 13, 2015 at 4:11 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Blacksburg, Virginia, United States

    I have received three calls from these people today. They speak with a very strong foreign accent and are hard to understand. Each time they tell me that I will be receiving $7000 from a Federal Grant from Washington DC.

    They gave me an additional phone number (which I threw away) and a code to receive $7000. They say I have been chosen to receive this money because I have never filed bankruptcy.

    The number they used was 222-222-2245 every time.

    Clearly a scam, DO NOT GIVE THEM YOUR INFORMATION. They asked me my age (I am 50), but I told them I was 115 years old, kind of threw them for a loop.

    The man said no, no, no, your age. I said, oh I am 85. He said I sounded like I was in my "thirties". I told him I do well with my age, and he hung up!

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    • Posted: Dec 3, 2015 at 1:24 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States

      The same thing with me; grant 7k from DC, ask for my age I give her the wrong one, she gave me the reference number and telephone number to call back 239-244-2351. Did a research and found out that 239 area code is from Florida. LOL, 115 yrs old, good one.

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  • Posted: May 13, 2015 at 1:03 PM by an anonymous user from or near: West Jordan, Utah, United States

    Also calling from 315-636-5347 and 426-364-1111

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  • Posted: May 6, 2015 at 6:57 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

    I can confirm that the number is currently owned by someone offering free $7,000 Government Grants at 646-863-6068. I have heard about these $7,000 free government grant scams, but this is the first time they have called me. They trick people into paying a $230 fee via Western Union to get access to the money. Greed has blinded many people and I hope it doesn't happen to you. Please report the number they used to call you and the number they give you to call to the FTC @ 1-888-382-1222.

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  • Posted: Apr 28, 2015 at 4:07 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Tampa (New Tampa), Florida, United States

    Got this call today stating 1700 people were randomly selected to receive free government grant money never having to pay back.

    They congratulationed me for being chosen to receive 7k.to receive it they gave me a choice of direct deposit or cash at Walmart Western Union. I had to call back at (315)636-5347 and i spoke with steven smith ext235.

    He was ready to set all in motion that i should have my 7k in 10 minutes time at the closest location. I needed to take with me, a picture id, my cell phone to call steven smith prior to transaction and $260.00 cash for processing fee totally refundable when they send cash back of $7,260.00. Of course the red flag went up that this was a scam.

    They thought i was stupid and had me hooked. i was not allowed to use this money for gambling purposes, but ok to pay off bills with it.

    He called me from (253)210-6001 on my caller id. add this phone number to your listings.

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  • Posted: Apr 27, 2015 at 8:29 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Hagerstown, Maryland, United States

    I'm glad i Googled this . I knew it sounded crazy when they ask me to send 150 dollars through Western Union. Yeah I'm always applying for grants and I really thought I had one, but I guess that was a big old scam. And the number that called me was 2068553072.

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    • Posted: Dec 3, 2015 at 1:32 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States

      My scenario from Western Union scam. I remember she said that I won 50k from Western Union and all I have to do is give them $500.00, so I can get my 50k; lol I told her just take the $500 out of the 50k that I just won, then just send me the 20k and you can keep the remaining 29,500k lol. So I hurriedly call the Western Union 1800 number, asking them about this give-away. REMEMBER NOTHING IS FREE. GOOD LUCK

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  • Posted: Apr 24, 2015 at 2:03 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

    I just recieved one of these calls from 278-787-3606 and 646-863-6068.

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  • Posted: Mar 30, 2015 at 1:09 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Memphis, Tennessee, United States

    I received a phone call this morning that I was granted 7k by the government free but I have to send $200.00 by western union or money gram. Glad I Google the name 03-30-2015.

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  • Posted: Mar 26, 2015 at 3:30 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Denton, Texas, United States

    Also getting repeated/harassing calls from the number 716-568-7277 about this scam.

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  • Posted: Mar 17, 2015 at 5:37 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Woodstock, Georgia, United States

    I didn't fall for it but they called from 202-243-0000. Came up as a DC number on my phone.

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  • Posted: Mar 16, 2015 at 11:45 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Miami, Florida, United States

    I already reported the $9,000.00 SCAM to the authorities (the FED's)

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  • Posted: Mar 12, 2015 at 5:27 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Claremont, California, United States

    I got a call at my work phone number, I asked them how thy got it and the lady , who sounded like a robot told me I was selected from a group of 1700 people in the USA, by a demographic survey, because I had no criminal record, she gave me a grant ID number and the number to call back was 202-580-8241.

    I called back as a blocked number and at first the guy said, how come your number does't show up in my caller ID, I said I was calling from work and he said sure, thank you and he hung up. I called back 10 minutes later, he asked the same thing and I said the same thing, this time he asked me my phone number and I gave him a fake one, then he asked me to go get my money at walmart and to call him back on my way to the store, so he could send me the money, I had to deposit 260 dollars so they could verify my identity, what a bunch of BS.

    Then I quickly came to google 7K government grant end even I suspected it was a scam, now im for sure, no one is going to give you free money- specially the government. I will call him back tomorrow and see how far he gets.

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  • Posted: Feb 27, 2015 at 11:35 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Detroit, Michigan, United States

    The phone # list you will be asked to call is ever changing. The # I was asked to call was 206-6932.

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  • Posted: Feb 26, 2015 at 5:00 PM by an anonymous user from or near: New York, United States

    I have got scammed today @ 3:30 pm. I didn't know it was a scam; they told me it was from the government that I was gonna get the grant from and now I noticed they scammed me & I'm really pissed off; it was the number (202) 657-6443; do not agree to any of their lies. I got played & I know I won't get the money back:

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  • Posted: Feb 24, 2015 at 6:15 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

    I got the call from an "Unknown" number and the caller had what I assume to be a Russian or Slavic accent. Also, the government grant was $9,000.

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  • Posted: Feb 19, 2015 at 6:10 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Portland, Oregon, United States

    February 19, 2015: This scam alive still from phone number 718-395-9477.

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  • Posted: Feb 18, 2015 at 1:34 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Exton, Pennsylvania, United States

    I called these idiots back! When I asked where they were from.... they hung up on me! RUDE!!! LOL

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  • Posted: Feb 17, 2015 at 2:17 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Rock Port, Missouri, United States

    I got a scam call from (240)473-2851. Caller had an Indian accent and got kinda rude when I told him that I wasn't interested.

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  • Posted: Jan 28, 2015 at 11:01 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Stockton, California, United States

    Received same kind of call from blocked number. Gave me 206-855-3329 as a number to call to verify/complete $7000 grant process.

    The lady told me I needed to get a re-loadable cash card at Walgreen or similar place to receive "cash" payment and the Federal Reserve Bank would deposit to it. But I had to deposit $200 on the card for some unexplained reason.

    When I told her it sounded like a scam she said: "then don't do it and loose your money". Both people had eastern European accents. Needless to say I didn't follow through.

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  • Posted: Jan 27, 2015 at 12:42 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Santa Maria, California, United States

    I just had a phone call with the promise of a free 9K government grant. The caller ID # was 202-000-1111. I was asked to call another phone # 202-657- 6018 and given a conformation # JM209. I did not call the number in fear it was some kind of scam. I was told to go to Western Union for a wire transfer. My phone # uses 925 area code if you want to catch these guys.

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    • Posted: Jan 27, 2015 at 4:10 PM by info

      Once you are asked to send money via Western Union, MoneyGram or other money transfer services for government services, it is a scam.

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  • Posted: Jan 21, 2015 at 11:25 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Tracy, California, United States

    (240)391-7776 is the number these scammers called me from. I'm not surprised this is happening in this country that has been destroyed by political correctness.

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  • Posted: Jan 15, 2015 at 2:55 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Nipomo, California, United States

    I was told to call 206-855-3329 and tell them that Adam foster told me to call.

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  • Posted: Jan 12, 2015 at 8:48 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Athens, Georgia, United States

    I have been getting daily calls from these scammers. They got my work phone number, and I have to answer my work number. Originally it came from 202 area code numbers, now it comes from a "restricted" number.

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  • Posted: Dec 15, 2014 at 5:55 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Columbus, Georgia, United States

    Got a scam call from 253-336-5355 about 7k grant.

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  • Posted: Dec 8, 2014 at 1:33 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Nashville, Tennessee, United States

    222-222-2245 - Middle eastern individual called me from this number claiming I had been selected to receive grant money from the U.S. Grant Department.

    When I notified him that what he was doing was a crime, and said he has my information and would come kill me and a family member.

    Then called me a mother f**ker and hung up.

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  • Posted: Dec 2, 2014 at 9:29 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Plymouth, Minnesota, United States

    Received a call at 7:20AM PST. The number comes up unavailable (no phone number available).
    Caller barely speaks English and is obviously reading a script. Telling me she is calling from Washington DC, and that I have been approved for $7000.00 grant.
    I tell her I want her phone number and she tells me she will give it to me but that I have to ask for her specifically.

    Phone # 202-657-6443
    Name Amy Panser
    ID # WG1016

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  • Posted: Nov 11, 2014 at 10:33 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Marksville, Louisiana, United States

    Got a call from a blocked number and a woman with a thick accent named Mary saying that that she was from the Federal Grant department.

    She advised that I was being awarded 9k due to me paying my bills on time and having good credit. She gave me ID code and advised me to call the 202 number. I called the Nebraska and a man with a thick accent again by the name of John advised that I had been awarded but stated that in order for me to receive the grant that I had to purchase a green dot prepaid card and put 290$.

    And then asked why and he have me some bullsh*t story. I asked for his federal ID and he said that he couldn't give that information out. I told him that he was full of sh*t and I hung up. BEWARE THIS IS A SCAM...

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  • Posted: Oct 4, 2014 at 12:59 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Edgewater, Florida, United States

    First I received a call from an unknown number saying I was to receive $9000.00 for a government grant.

    The man on the phone, who I could hardly understand due to his strong accent, gave me my "grant ID number" and told me to call 202-657-6443 and give them the ID number in return for the directions on how to receive my "$9000.00."

    Called the number and was told I could either have them wire transfer the money to my checking account or go to a Walgreens or CVS. I opted for Walgreens, I was suppose to get a Greendot money card, put $280 on it , and then they would give me the tracking number for me to go pick my "$9000.00" up from a Walmart...WTF, didn't make much sense to me. They didn't actually tell me I was suppose to give them the grenndot card number but I'm sure once I told them I had the card with the money on it they would ask for the card number.

    I think I will call back and tell them I have the card with the money on it to see what they are going to say, it has me curious!!!

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  • Posted: Sep 19, 2014 at 11:31 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada

    Yes, I have been called from a 202-738-1548 and there asking me to send 275 in order to get the grant for.

    7k but I thought that was strange cuz if you gone give me money why would I have to send you money good thing I called my mom cuz I was gone send the money but I saw this site thanks alot you.

    Saved me this time

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  • Posted: Sep 17, 2014 at 8:38 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Chicago, Illinois, United States

    Another number you may want to add to your list (202) 738-1548; they think everyone is stupid, they need to get a life and earn their money the legal way!

    (This is for those whom think their going to get away with it: Thief is not a way to live, you will always be looking over their shoulders.)

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  • Posted: Sep 16, 2014 at 12:58 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Salisbury, Maryland, United States

    Just received a call from (312) 957 5687 about the $7K grant that the United States government selected me to receive.(Yeah right???)

    Initially I hung up and the damn auto dialer rang back!!! I figured I had to entertain the call for a few seconds to stop the call the back, so I answered. This dude said my name....I was immediately intrigued.

    How does he know my name? First he gave a run down of grants and what they are and how you don't pay them back, blah, blah, blah. Then I was read a list of stores that I could go to receive the money and asked to me tell which was closer to my residence. I said 7 Eleven. I was then told to go to the 7 Eleven and call them at that number and I would get additional instruction. I replied that 7 Eleven doesn't dispense that much cash EVER and they told me I would be directed to purchase a GreenDot Moneycard and the funds would be transferred to that card. I took down my "grant approval #" and was asked how long before I go to the store, I said 20 minutes...NOT!!!!!

    He finally thanked me and hung up. I went back to eating my lunch. Im not doing that crap! This is ridiculous!!! Just an FYI, the US government doesn't call you and give away money, duh...

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  • Posted: Sep 13, 2014 at 5:33 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Lehighton, Pennsylvania, United States

    I kept these @$$ clowns on for 22 minutes. I kept asking her to marry me. Then I assured her that I would call right away and she should marry me when I get rich. Lol. I could hear in the background "hang up!" repeatedly as she was coached on the call. 22 minutes. Lmfao.

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  • Posted: Sep 6, 2014 at 3:03 PM by an anonymous user from or near: San Antonio, Texas, United States

    My call said I needed to go to 7/11, Walgreens or CVS and call 312-957-5687
    then give them the confirmation number 784125. To collect $7K tax money.

    The call came from Chicago and hunting a little further it originated from Puerto Rico.

    Beware.

    I did not get an alert!

    dd

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    • Posted: Sep 15, 2014 at 11:59 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States

      Received a call from the same number and given the same information as you. My confirmation code was 7854125 . This just happened.too obvious it was a scam.

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  • Posted: Aug 8, 2014 at 6:16 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, United States

    These clowns continue calling.told them I knew they weren't for real. I'm on DNC list.

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  • Posted: Jul 30, 2014 at 4:57 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

    Got a call yesterday for a 7k goverment grant was to contact account manager Victor kock @ 202-657-5234.

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  • Posted: Jul 18, 2014 at 4:03 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Newark, New Jersey, United States

    First phone call I got was for 10,000 and the second was for 9,000. They said that a survey had selected 1500 people to receive a free government grant. The survey was for people that paid their taxes, had no criminal record, and had not filed for bankruptcy within the previous six months.

    Then they gave me a confirmation number WZ1015 and told me to call 202-657-6443 immediately and give whoever answered the confirmation number. After calling the number I was instructed to go to Walgreens and get a Walgreens card that they could put the money into because if they just gave me the money the state would tax it (which is b.s in Washington, I guess they didn't know that).

    Don't know the rest because that was when my curiosity ran out and I hung up. The callers can't speak English very well and they can't tell you what government office they are working for or representing. I thought it was pretty funny actually.

    Not the fact that they are scamming people for money but the whole thing is so silly that it made me wonder where it was going. I did not give them any information at all, just listened.

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  • Posted: Jul 3, 2014 at 11:00 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

    I was told I would receive 7k in 30 minutes if I went to Walgreens and purchase a GreenDot card and put 200 on it.

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    • Posted: Jul 3, 2014 at 12:27 PM by info

      Never send money to a stranger via GreenDot, Western Union, Moneygram and other money transfer services.

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