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.
Most of the phone calls came from phone numbers with the area code: 202.
A List of Phone Numbers the Scammers Called From
- 202 559 7639
- 202 580 8480
- 202 657 5808
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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