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Beware of "Federal Government Empowerment Money Program" Facebook Scam

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Beware of "Federal Government Empowerment Money Program" Facebook Scam

Facebook users are asked to delete or ignore messages that claim they are have won thousands or millions of dollars in the federal government program for community empowerment, and that their names were seen on the winner list. Some of the messages claim that the government and Mark Zuckerberg are sending checks to disabled people and the recipients' names are on the list. But, the messages are fakes that are being sent by cybercriminals. Therefore, recipients of those messages are asked not to respond to them with their personal information, or follow the instructions in them, even if the messages appear as if they were sent by a friend or family member. Scammers have cloned or hijacked some Facebook users' accounts, and are sending fake messages to their friends, in an attempt to trick them into sending their personal information and money.

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Here are some complaints that we have received:

  • "someone has repeatedly presented themselves as someone I know, using her name and picture. Claiming that Facebook is awarding 150,000.00 for my use to support community services. My friend and I want this to stop. I was given contact info to win my money. we both know this is a scam and have not responded, but want a block set up. we would like to see the police track them down and arreet them, but they are probably out of this country. What can be done to block these contacts?"
  • "Beware of the federal government empowerment money program facebook page! It is an identity theft scam! If you have had any contact with this site, please stop now! They are stealing your identity! They will lure you in by stealing one of you follower's messaging and sending you a message. They will ask for your personal and financial data on a form they send you by messaging on fb. I looked them up while i was online with them because their offer was too good to be true. I checked two scam sites and they were on both of them. I messaged their fb page that they were a scam. I also messaged the friend whose messaging they stole that they were identity thieves. They immediately shut down the fb page and any additional messages i made to my friend! Beware! If you have given them your info, you need to take precautionary measures so that they don't steal your identity...fast!"
  • "I received a facebook message from an old high school friend telling me she «won» $150,000.00 in a federal government program for community empowerment, and that she saw my name on a «winners list» that the man who brought her her check had. She wants me to contact Mark Samson Lekky on his facebook page. There is VERY little information on his page, and I have blocked him from mine as I am afraid this is a total scam."

Facebook users, should not send their personal information to anyone on Facebook who claims they are winners of lotteries, online promotions, government program awards, or some other organizational awards. And, they should not send their hard-earned money or financial information either.

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  • Posted: Sunday at 1:10 PM by an anonymous user from or near: San Antonio, Texas, United States

    im getting text messages on my phone from eric ross hes showing me pictures and so forth; the number he's texting from is 516-630-3807.please report to police

    delete


  • Posted: Thursday at 1:52 AM by Annette from or near: Portland, Oregon, United States

    I was stupid and got scammed through Facebook. They sent me a message through Facebook messenger posing as one of my friends. They told me to send a friend request to Alan White sr.

    He accepted right away and told me what I had to do to get a laptop and $150,000. I did what he said to do and he said he would send me a code to claim the prize. What can we do to stop this kind of thing? Too late for me, I believed it was true coming from a friend.

    delete


  • Posted: Wednesday at 7:39 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Pompano Beach, Florida, United States

    I was contacted by Ronald Mercer:

    "Good to hear that from you too, things are going right well here as well and great time with my compensation from United States department, have you heard about the(USDPCAB) program?
    No I haven’t.

    You haven't heard from them yet coz when signing on my document I saw your name on their winners list...
    Hugh?

    Did you apply for any grant offer from any agency?
    Hmmm

    ???
    How do I check that?

    You just have to get through their agent contact
    To check if you still on the list
    Ok, thanks. I’ll check with my grant writer.

    2405428949
    Textnow number
    Who do I ask for?

    Once you send her a message tell her that you heard this from me and you are ready to claim your money from them
    What is her name?
    I have several for there.

    Debra bailey banks"

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 14 at 5:56 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Middletown, Ohio, United States

    Someone using the name Debbie Ketchum sent me a message about my name being on a list of names for a grant of funds for older adults that are deaf or disabled, so without thinking I sent them my personal information. What can I do to get help with this? My name is Carol. They give me a agents name Kim Jackson who I am sure is false. The number I was given is 51-80-8575

    delete


    • Posted: Feb 14 at 6:18 AM by info

      You cannot undo sending your personal information, therefore, just be careful going forward. This is because the scammers will contact you and attempt to scam. If you do not send them money or more information, you will be ok.

      delete


  • Posted: Feb 13 at 5:48 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Middletown, Ohio, United States

    The name I was given was agent Kim Jackson number 501-800-8575

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  • Posted: Feb 13 at 5:46 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Middletown, Ohio, United States

    I was given this information about a government compensation and I sent my information. What can I do to stop this? I didn’t send any banking information or credit card

    delete


    • Posted: Feb 13 at 8:32 PM by info

      If you didn't send banking or credit card information, you are ok. The scammers will contact you and will attempt to scam you, so just be careful going forward.

      delete


  • Posted: Feb 10 at 6:17 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Bryant, Arkansas, United States

    I got a message from someone on Messenger posing as someone I know, it said the federal government USDPCAB was giving people money too. They said to text this number to get started 214-997-2899 I asked the person a question they would definitely know about me, well they gave the wrong answer to my question.

    So I said leave me alone scammer, they gave me the thumbs up, an didn't message me again. Then I blocked them.

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 1 at 5:48 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Bedminster (Pluckemin), New Jersey, United States

    This just happened to me and I'm confronting them about it being a scam and they are trying to say and do things to make me believe it's not a scam. I wasn't thinking and gave them my information because I didn't know at the time that it was a scam. What should I do now?

    delete


    • Posted: Feb 1 at 6:39 PM by info

      Just be careful going forward because the scammers will be contacting you and will attempt to trick you into sending them money.

      delete


  • Posted: Jan 25 at 11:32 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, United States

    SCAM, SCAM, DON'T FALL FOR IT!!

    Here is another one:

    "Congratulations!!! Am Online Claiming Agent David Williams Mike in-charge of the Empowerment program set up by Facebook C.E.O to help the American communities and other countries around the world for the Young, Old and Retired and Disable. The money given by the Facebook C.E.O is not a loan, It's free money giving by the Facebook C.E.O to help the American communities and Other countries across the world, We will need to confirm some information before we can deliver your winnings to you in your home, the winnings will be delivered to you as soon as the information required are duly filled and verified. Let me know as soon as you are ready to proceed.

    Claims Requirements:
    To claim you will need to fill the Claims Requirements form, so that we can Locate Your Destination where to bringing the Money to you, and your information will be safe from public.

    Full Name....................
    Full Address........................
    Age.................
    Marital Status..............
    E-mail Address............
    Text - phone...............
    Occupation.................
    Check or Cash...........
    AT and T User name and password ...
    Worth of Income.............
    Sex.............

    Regard
    Agent-Officer David Williams Mike"

    JUST MESSAGE THE INFO HERE ONE AFTER THE OTHER ONLINE HERE NOW

    delete


  • Posted: Dec 23, 2017 by info

    Received via email:

    "The following was supposedly sent to me by a Facebook friend, Melissa Karchunas Schranz, who has been hacked with a fake message that if I click on a link I am on a list to get free government money. I pretended to go along with it to get more info, knowing it was fake. - Melissa Jones Callis

    Hi, how are you doing?

    Good, how are you Melissa? Am doing pretty good and so exited,happy to see you online now,have you gotten your Christmas cash fund prize?What is that.the federal government they are giving out cash to compensate the Facebook users

    I was not aware of that

    OMG!!!i just got $35,000 from the federal government they are giving out cash to compensate the Facebook users and i saw your name among the winning list that will receive the X-mas bonus, did you get yours too?1Is this a joke?This is for real, and i got the money for real, i'm planning to buy a new house soon, they came to my home to deliver the cash to me in person. My bank told me the cash is real, i paid off all old bills from the prizeWhere did you find the list?when i was trying to sign some paper works. I thought you would have receive the money too that is why i messaged to inform you about it.Had no clue, will believe it when I see it but congratulations on your money!!and I got my cash delivered at my doorstep you can claim your cash too, two of my old friend got their money too all you have to do is to claim your winning money from them Did you know how to apply for it?

    No should I send you their online claim agent claiming link i message when i was claiming mine?Sure thanks!https://www.facebook.com/virginia.branham.3Virginia Branham click the link now...it will lead you to the agent...send them a request and immediately them accept,inbox them you want to claim your winning PRIZE..they will attend to you.and keep me posted.....

    Ok thanks, Your welcomeI'm so glad you and your Sweetie will have a new house!!!Sure very soon just make sure you contact on time so you could also use yours for whatever you want to use it for....Do that now before the link expire

    Sent from MessengerChat Conversation End"

    delete


    • Posted: Dec 27, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Greenville, North Carolina, United States

      This just happen to me with the same message.

      delete


  • Posted: Nov 27, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Seattle, Washington, United States

    Sender's first Messenger message: "Hi... How are you?" Thinking the sender was my online-gamer friend, I asked if she was still playing our game.
    The next message: "Yes, How are you doing?" I replied and added, "And you?" Sender's then wrote: "I'm doing well and extremely happy, I hope you have heard about the good news yet?"

    I asked "What good news?" Sender replied, "The program that was setup to help and compensate the community which our Facebook profiles was what they used to enter for the draw. I just applied and I was given $200,000.00, so I was wondering you might have gotten it now." I asked the sender if this money had been received because it sounded like a scam to me. Sender responded, "Yes,I got the money delivered to me in Cash and for real. Maybe you should contact the agent in charge to find out what's in for you first. Would you apply for yours too so I can get you their page for you to confirm your winnings?"

    Sender linked to a Mark Williams' FB page set up as a government organization--although nothing of any substance was posted there. I took his "about" statement, copied and pasted it into the browser search box, and found your page confirming this to be a scam.

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 13, 2017 by info

    Received via email:

    "I spoke with a James Robert. A friend of mine in her 80’s got into this. She gave them $2000. She said she got $150,000 and it was in cash.She wanted me to get into this. I knew it was a scam. I tried to tell her but she would not listen. This Robert James was very good at this. I can see how the elderly are taken in. He was very pushy. I gave him no information. He commanded me to go and pay.

    I said, "who in hell are you to command me to do anything." I finally hung up. He tried calling me back. The phone number is 337 541 5343. I will not answer. Then, my friend starts calling me and begs me to get into this. I finally had to block her phone number and email. I told her to google this and she would see it was a scam. I feel sorry for her."

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  • Posted: Nov 13, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Muskegon, Michigan, United States

    I got this same email from someone who used a friends picture from my Facebook friends. They told me they received their money and saw my name on the list.

    The next day Sunday they contacted me again. Told me to call this number (512)553-2043 agents name is Jerry Cantey. He contacted me unmediated on my email said I had to fill out a form after he asked for my full name to show me that my name was on the list.

    The form included full name. Address phone number email address. My age what my job was how much I make a month. Being stupid I gave the info. Than I was told that fed ex or UPS would deliver the money and when did I want it delivered and where.

    I was also told that I couldn’t tell anyone until after the money was received because they didn’t want the person to be robbed.

    In the meantime I got a text message from my suppose to be friend stating that she forgot to tell me I had to pay 850.00 to get the money. I tried calling her and she didn’t answer her phone. I said thanks a lot I don’t have that kind of money just forget it.

    The agent was very pushy stating he could help me. How much could I afford. I kept saying I had no money. Finally I stopped the conversation and looked under google and found out it was a scam.

    When the guy contacted me again I was so angry I said scam. May you rot in hell. Now I’m worried that they have some of my information. What can I do to make sure they don’t do anything with it? By the way they did try to text me again about 4:15 pm it said on messenger are you still there?? Please help I’m really scarred that I messed up big time.

    delete


    • Posted: Jan 6, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: St Louis, Missouri, United States

      This happened to me yesterday and I ain't no detective, but things were adding up for me to stop, think and me to do my own research. I haven't gave any of my personal information and I'm going through deleting persons on Facebook that could possibly be a threat, hack or scam and for me to share with me and showing that "we the people" need to protect ourselves.

      delete


    • Posted: Nov 13, 2017 by info

      There is no need to be scared. What they will do with your information is to use it to contact and attempt to scam you. Therefore, just be careful next time.

      delete


  • Posted: Nov 4, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Leidschendam, South Holland, Netherlands

    They are still at it. I got the following message:

    "I was just wondering if you have heard about the good news yet? Have you heard about Federal Government department of Workers and
    Retired Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB)??

    They are Helping the old, Retired and Non-Retired Workers with Cash, am so happy because I got $150,000 cash from (WCAB) I wonder if you get your money yet because I saw your name on the Federal Government list, did you get yours too?"

    delete


    • Posted: Jan 19, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Midland, Texas, United States

      I just got this exact massage. Even sent me a picture to show me the money my 'friend' received .

      delete


      • Posted: Jan 19, 2018 by info

        Do not be fooled, the picture is a fake.

        delete


    • Posted: Dec 15, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Riverdale Park, Maryland, United States

      I just received a similar message on Facebook Messenger from someone using one Fb friend's picture. I knew it was a scam and told that person I knew that they were not my Fb friend. This person provided a link to the website and asked that I follow the link. When I refused, they disabled the link. In addition I left a message on my Facebook friend's timeline for her to contact me. I noticed that my Facebook has unfollowed me and is no longer on my friends list. I think the imposter is the one who unfollowed me and not my Facebook friend. So glad I have great intuition and listened to it.

      delete


  • Posted: Nov 2, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: St Louis, Missouri, United States

    This happened to me tonight. The scammer presented himself on Facebook Messenger with the pic of my brother. I actually called my brother during the messaging and verified it was not him.

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 5, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: La Crescenta, California, United States

    How do I block the person on my FB account? Sorry I am so ignorant with this electronic gadgets and I do not really do FB except this friend of my message me once and I believed her. So how do I block or unfriend her.

    Thanks.
    Amie

    delete


    • Posted: Oct 5, 2017 by info

      <a href="https://www.facebook.com/help/168009843260943?helpref=faq_content" target="_blank">Click here</a> for information.

      delete


  • Posted: Oct 2, 2017 by info

    Received via email:

    "Hello. My name is Lynda Danks. I am a member of Zoosk dating web site. Last Thursday I got a message from another member called Roy, who lives in Wembley. We started chatting and he asked me if I had Kik. I said I had, so we carried on chatting through Kik. The messages started to sound strange, and in the end Roy asked me if I would get an Apple i-tunes card for him because he "couldn't buy them where he lived."

    I became suspicious straight away, and said you live in London and can't buy one of these cards, I don't believe you! I never heard from him for a few days, but this morning he's been in touch on Kik again telling me he's just had £3000,000 given him on a government enforcement agency thing. He didn't explain anything about it, just said he'd seen my name on the list when UPS came to deliver his money, and asked if I'd had mine yet. He said to get in touch with the agent akinteye2014@yahoo.com

    His name on Kik is Roy Bollman. He's just been in touch again and said the web site is Usafderalgrant-gov.com\en

    I hope this is some help to you and to everyone else."

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 1, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: La Crescenta, California, United States

    My friend asked me if I heard about Facebook Empowerment Compensation Bonus. I said I don't do Facebook frequently. I rarely open my Facebook account. She said OMG you haven't heard. I saw your name on the list and you better contact the officer to get your money. She gave me the name of the person to contact and I did. She showed me the list thru texting that has my name. She sent me the claim form that I have to fill up. So I did and she said my winning is $100,000.00 but I have to pay the delivery fee of $ 1000 to a certain Francis Peter with an address in NY. So the money will be delivered at 6:30 PM following day. I told them I'll be at work so can it be delivered Wednesday when I'm off.

    Wednesday, I was told beforehand the delivery guy will give me a call. But then the delivery guy says there's a problem. The IRS doesn't want to release the money/check as it is a big amount. I need to pay for the release of the money from the IRS office in Inglewood, CA.

    I was given an instruction to send money thru Bank of America, in cash. All monies sent were in cash thru the Western Union and also the bank. So 1 day passed, another problem I have to pay $4000 for overnight keeping by IRS. I already paid #4850 - for IRS release. I already told my friend that I do not have any more money but she said I'll pay back the #4000 if they do not deliver the check. So that's why I gathered the 000. Now they say there's a problem with BOA money so I need to send another $4000 to Wells Fargo account while they clear problem with BOA.

    My friend is begging me to do what they're asking for coz she really believes I can get the money. I do not have any money plus my debit card was hacked yesterday as reported to me by my bank. So where can I go to report this so that this can be stopped?
    Can you help me?

    delete


    • Posted: Oct 2, 2017 by info

      Block the person on Facebook because he/she is not your friend. Your friend's Facebook account may have been hacked or have been cloned by cybercriminals, and is being used to trick you. Remember, send money to anyone who claims that you have won some form of lottery or was awarded money. This is how scammers trick their potentials into sending them their money.

      delete


  • Posted: Sep 20, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

    They are using through Instagram too.

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 11, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Houston, Texas, United States

    I was on FB minding my own business and all of sudden my cousin out of nowhere told me she got this free $$$ would I be interested? Beware people ... Beware.

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 11, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Houston, Texas, United States

    My guard was done and those jerks almost got me. I knew it sound right, but WOW they almost got me. I can't believe I almost fell for this. :(

    delete


  • Posted: Aug 30, 2017 by info

    Received via email:

    "August 29th at 10:14 pm I received a Facebook Messenger message from a Facebook friend asking if I had heard the good news. I do not know how to take a screen shot of the conversation, but I will copy the text.

    -- start of conversation --

    from: Melissa Houston> hello I,

    Amie responded> Um hello

    Melissa> How are you?

    Amie> Good

    Melissa> Good to hear that from you > How is work? Amie> Good as expected

    Melissa> Ok > Have you heard the good news going on online now? Amie> Good news??

    Melissa> Have you heard about the compensation grant awards? Amie> nope

    Melissa> Mrs. Smith she is the Fed govt agent which is the Compensation grant awards agent for the year 2017, the program is to help people and maintain good standard of living of all the people in the community

    Amie>???

    Melissa>They brought funds to my door step with the ups they are helping The deaf, hard of hearing, Retired, Senior Citizen, poor and the widow, they all getting this money to change their living for good I did get Five Hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00) from them.

    Amie> Never heard of her

    Melissa> But you are also eligible for the grant because I saw your name listed on the winner's documentaries list when the ups arrived at my doorstep. She then attached a picture of her check, it's attached and would have been here in the text.

    Mellisa> That is the check I got from them and I have cashed it from my bank for you to know it is real

    Amie> Really...that's crazy. Nope haven't gotten anything

    Melissa> I suggest you should contact the woman Mrs. Smith so that you can find how more info about getting your free compensation Grants money from them like I did mine.

    Amie> IF they want to give me something, they are gonna have to contact me. I don't chase shit lol

    Melissa> Well I contact them myself and I got my grant money deliver to me for real.

    This is where it stopped the conversation. I unfollowed Melissa Houston on Facebook, unfriended her on Facebook, reported the conversation to Facebook Messenger as a possible hack or scam and I blocked her on Facebook Messenger as well.

    I decided to Google this and found your email in an article about Compensation Grant scams. I hope this helps with any investigation involving this or similar scams. If you need anything else please let me know, thank you, Amie"

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  • Posted: Jul 8, 2017 by info

    Received via email:

    "I'm being scammed right now at this very moment what di I do. This what they've said so far.
    Chat Conversation Start

    189M people like this including Sam Chevrier and 115 friends
    Company

    2:23PM

    I think this person is scamming people. I know her but I don't think it's her. Here are the messages she sent almost right away. Her name is Peggy Albert. "I saw your name on the winner list when I was receiving my own cash delivery". "Never heard if it". "you should contact the agent to claim yours too". Then she logged off. But I asked "Who is that? Okay very intrigued here! Please don't just leave me hanging". And that was it. I googled the Empowerment Benefits and seen that it is a scam."

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  • Posted: Jun 17, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: New York, United States

    Anyone been contacted by a friend to friend Jeffrey K. Price re" Federal Government Department of Compensation Financial Aid Program. Sound s too good to be true and when you go to "site" if you google it it says it's an FB scam. Use their link and it's kind of looks government but it's not. I've never had the government say I've won after applying, they say I qualify. Also Price contacted me ASAP I friended him and started private message. Thanks. Eileen.

    delete


  • Posted: May 24, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: San Diego, California, United States

    I was messaged on Facebook by a Tracy Paden Bruce about this scam just a little while ago. I thought she was an actual older woman. She was telling me about this whole thing and when she finally gave me some contact info, I googled it and came upon this site. I told her it was a scam and she wouldn't believe me. Stating it was not a scam and received her money. Was defending the whole thing and the English she was typing started to break and wasn't very good. "She" has been unfriended and blocked and reported.

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  • Posted: May 23, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Pinellas Park, Florida, United States

    Just got messaged from a Friend. Told me she just got 100,000 from the MacArthur Federal Grant program. Said a federal agent, Bobby Mclemore contacted her to give tell her she won and delivered the cash right to her door.

    Messenger chat was agonizingly slow though. Took forever to try and type a sentence. After the first minute or so, I could tuell that this was not my real friend.

    I searched and found this page, thankfully. I thought about messing with "her" but the messenger app was taking forever, so I eventually got bored and just blocked the account.

    delete


  • Posted: May 19, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Kane, Pennsylvania, United States

    Can you please tell me anything about this program, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF PEOPLE COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD

    delete


    • Posted: May 19, 2017 by info

      It is a scam being used by scammers to trick you into sending them money for a bogus compensation.

      delete


  • Posted: May 18, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Olean, New York, United States

    I was contacted about this scam by an email from a friend of mine but it was not my friend. How do I report this on Facebook. The scammers name was John Thomas Russell. I blocked him but want to report this.

    delete


    • Posted: May 19, 2017 by info

      We have already reported it to Facebook.

      delete


  • Posted: May 11, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Carlsbad, California, United States

    I was just asked to send a text to 989-623-6131 from ted whitman a facebook friend. Then the text messenger went blank. Just letting you know.

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  • Posted: May 8, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: London, England, United Kingdom

    I almost got scammed until I read this page. I wish I would have checked sooner.

    I was contacted by a man named agent Gary wisdom on Tuesday and he scammed me for money. So I tried to contact the Federal home care act by computer and today another agent contacted me through Facebook message. She gave me the name of Mrs Laura Jones badge no 0376. When I explained to her I was scammed by agent Gary she told me he was under suspension.

    So I thought she might be telling me the truth that is why I decided to asked about this program again so not to be scammed again. I am glad this information was on here so I can be smarter about things like this. I already contacted our local police department and they are doing an investigation on this. If everyone out there is not sure about something make sure you do your homework first. You can't buy money. Thank you.

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  • Posted: May 4, 2017 by info

    Here is another scam:

    -- start of scam --
    "On 04 May 2017, at 16:34, Robert Micheal <robertmichealmen@gmail.com> wrote:

    My Name is Robert Micheal Robert. I work for Federal Government Empowerment Agency. This is an empowerment program set up by the federal government to help the American communities and other countries around the world.
    Your name was picked randomly as one of the winners of the week. The money giving by the federal government it's not a loan. It's win money giving by the Federal government to help the American communities.You are one of the lucky winners who won from the lottery. Your Name and E-mail was drawn electronically and you are being picked randomly as one of the star winners. Are you ready to proceed ??

    On Thu, May 4, 2017 at 7:23 AM, Guy Sidora <guy.sidora@gmail.com> wrote:
    Hello,

    I got your name and email from a friend on Facebook.

    I’m looking into the legitimacy of the grant program she spoke of.

    Please respond with good news and, especially, the name of the firm who is granting this extraordinary chance.

    Guy Sidora"
    -- end of scam --

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  • Posted: May 2, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Taylors, South Carolina, United States

    I have just received a message from an individual on Messenger that I really do not know. I just saw the first name and immediately thought it was a friend from another town we lived in. Thinking it was June Hopkins I sent a lengthy note and immediately got a note back from June Allison - whom I do not know. Telling me how she was awarded $100,000.00 from " Federal Government Department of Workers and Retired Compensation Appeals Board WCAB and GRANT. Thinking it was my friend I contacted Mason F. Johnson by Messenger mail.
    He "checked" and assured me my name was on the winning list and said to complete the application. The application was to supply my full name, address, phone number, date of birth and monthly income. Which I supplied that information to him without checking authenticity first.
    When I stopped and thought about it. I looked for scam information and there it was. I have all our messages. Could they be used to arrest and charge this person?

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    • Posted: May 2, 2017 by info

      No, because the scammers are operating in foreign countries where it is hard to find and apprehend them.

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  • Posted: May 2, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Clayton, North Carolina, United States

    I got this today from the chat room and they were using my sister in laws name. They said it was her and I asked questions and they said two things that may me know it wasn't her on her Chat room. I asked them a personal Question of the person's chatroom they were using. And they shut down.

    The name on here was James Alexander; they used to friend him and go to hxxps://www.facebook.com/jamesgrant231. They said: "Just click on the link and add them as friend message him you are ready to claim your winning James Alexander."

    I hope someone can find this piece of crap. I got scammed last year out of 1,000 dollars. I was so mad because I'm an older person on a limited income.

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  • Posted: Apr 23, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Sanford, Florida, United States

    Someone is claiming that if I send them 1000 dollars I will receive 100,000 dollars via ups to my door; thinks it's a scam.

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    • Posted: Apr 23, 2017 by info

      It is a scam.

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  • Posted: Apr 19, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Middletown, Delaware, United States

    I received a message from a male named Michael j bruce. Presented himself to me as a general agent for workers and retired compensation appeals board. Lives in charlotte, north Carolina.he tells me that my name was on his list and but yet I was never contacted. my friend had told me she had done it and did receive a check for 100 thousand dollars. my friend is said she received her check about 12 hours after she sent them 1200 dollars thru a MoneyGram.

    This sounds very skeptical to me but on the other hand, she told me that she did receive 100 thousand dollars. I did answer a few questions. they did not ask for a ss#. just the normal things. full name, full address, male or female, phone #, email address, and yearly income. I didn't give out ss#. I am not going to send them 1000,00 as they asked. what can I do or look for, to make sure I am safe?

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    • Posted: Apr 19, 2017 by info

      You have done everything. Just ensure never to send the scammers your money.

      delete


  • Posted: Apr 1, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Buffalo, New York, United States

    The way I got in contact with her is someone hacked my aunt Facebook page. This Agent Sarah Khatty says she work with federal grants and its called Federal Government Money Support Program Conjunction with the grant company community financial and the she also is with Domestic Assistance (CFDA) and Facebook Co-Operation. She said I won $50,000.00 and she wanted me to paid $1500.00. And they said I would receive it in 24 hrs and then they were telling me that the ups guy would stopped by the IRS office and then asking for $3500 dollars more. and they keep telling me its real and they are 100% legit. I believed its a SCAM.

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    • Posted: Apr 1, 2017 by info

      It is a scam. Never send money or personal information to anyone who claims that you have won money or the lottery. Lottery scammers make money when they trick you into sending them money, by claiming you are a winner in some so-called lottery or promotion.

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  • Posted: Mar 25, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Elverson, Pennsylvania, United States

    A Bennie Max just contacted me which sounds very similar to this . . . I think it is a scam!

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  • Posted: Mar 10, 2017 by info

    Received via email:
    "Someone pretending to be a friend on Facebook has sent me a message about winning some money from government grants through Mark Zuckerberg. I did not give them any information and blocked further messages."

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  • Posted: Mar 7, 2017 by info

    Receive via email:
    "Anyone heard of a Micheal David Fedraw giving away $150,000 from the Empowerment Grant tied to Facebook. His Text No. Is 931-229-0567."

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    • Posted: Mar 7, 2017 by info

      It is a scam. There is no such empowerment Grant tied to Facebook.

      delete


  • Posted: Mar 6, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: New Castle, Indiana, United States

    I just got one. I'm in Indiana. I deleted the message. Is that all I need to do?

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    • Posted: Mar 6, 2017 by info

      Yes, and do not follow the instructions in it.

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  • Posted: Mar 4, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Tahlequah, Oklahoma, United States

    I have been a victim of this scam. They used a friend from facebook and sent me information all the time posting as my friend. They need to be taken down. The scam goes from Pennsylvania, Louisiana, California and Washington state. I know this for a fact.

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    • Posted: Mar 16, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Deltona, Florida, United States

      Just got message from friend that I haven't seen or spoken to in years.

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  • Posted: Feb 22, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Richmond, Virginia, United States

    I just got a FB message about the empowerment grant. What should I do?

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    • Posted: Mar 31, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Portland, Oregon, United States

      It's a "Scam", don't believe that are else you will be taken.

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    • Posted: Feb 22, 2017 by info

      Delete it and do not follow the instructions in it.

      delete


  • Posted: Feb 19, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Tucson, Arizona, United States

    Today I received a message from a known friend on my message service...I did not provide any information but told I would check on the offer. Google noted it was a scam. Do I need to change anything in my Facebook?

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    • Posted: Feb 19, 2017 by info

      No, you do not need to change anything. Just contact your friend and let him/her know that his/her Facebook account have been compromised, and ask him/her to change his/her Facebook password.

      delete


  • Posted: Feb 1, 2017 by info

    Received via email:
    "phone number 256-625-5388, is calling saying I won $350,000.00 for Facebook empowerment program needing my SSN#"

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  • Posted: Feb 1, 2017 by info

    Received via email:

    "I have been contacted by a Micheal David Fedraw regarding the so called Federal Government Empowerment Program tied to Facebook and MegaMillions. If I pay him $1000...I receive $150,000. I have requested the Official Name and information regarding the Program.....but he refuses to provide after multiple requests. He had a Facebook Page, but it was taken down. I also have his Email address and Text Number. Has anyone else had dealings with him?"

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    • Posted: Apr 4, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Concord, California, United States

      I received that same information. I blocked them.

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  • Posted: Jan 30, 2017 by info

    Received via email:
    "Anyone heard of this guy posing as a Facebook/Federal Government Program giving away hundreds of thousands of dollars for a Fee? Phone Number 931-229-0567."

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  • Posted: Jan 7, 2017 by info

    Received via email:

    "I think i was scammed by a guy who has a facebook post my cousin told me about! I have sent in 600 an he wants me to send in 450 more dollars an my money will be bought to my doorstep the next day! I refuse to send the rest of the money! The name was Agent Mark Scott! Could you tell me if anybody has heard of him?

    I have all the conversation and money reciepts i have sent! Another friend of mine contacted me with the same thing an told me to get in touch with attorney Andre Smith through the IMF PROGRAM!

    THE PROGRAM OR PERSON I WAS DEALING WITH WAS AGENTS MARK SCOTT FROM THE FB DEPARTMENT OF POVERTY AND ERADIATION AND USA GRANT FUND!! Still contacting me tryin to get the 450!! Doesnt sound right to me now!!"

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    • Posted: Jan 7, 2017 by info

      Yes, you were scammed. The messages were sent by scammers, not your friend, whose account is probably compromised or cloned.

      Next time, try contacting your friend via telephone or ask him/her questions only your friend would know, to ensure that you are actually communicating with him/her.

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  • Posted: Dec 22, 2016 by info

    Received via email:

    "WWW.facebook.com - Federal GovermentEmpowerment 196716110790871 0r text 323-431-8437:

    Talked to someome saying there name was Bobby Klein. They hacked a friends facebook page and contacted me pretending to be her. Trying to get me to pay money delivery fees to get money."

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  • Posted: Dec 16, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: Augusta, Georgia, United States

    A friend asked me to go to a link that I won money from United Nations I said hold on and I looked under scams. It is a scam I turned them into FB as a spam .

    I will delete that friend . First of all you do not give money to anyone and you don't give money to receive money Don't be foolish and there are more scammers of military men. With either stolen identity or they have been listed as a KIA or MIA these scammers are from Nigeria or Ghana Turkey and Afganjstan .!

    Just don't send money to someone you don't know period .! They are using WhatsApp and now hangouts too . People do not be stupid be aware .!

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    • Posted: Dec 16, 2016 by info

      Contact the friend and ask him/her if they actually sent the link. That person's Facebook account may have been hacked and used by cybercriminals to send the fraudulent links to all of her/his friends. If that's the case, ask your friend to change his/her password.

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  • Posted: Dec 3, 2016 by info

    Here is a conversation of a scammer attempting to scam a potential victim:

    "Scam? No Mr Ralph, This will be a surprise when you receive your money tomorrow your signatures are necessary on your receipt which you will have to tender before your package is been deliver to you and we have to obtain your documents here and your tax payment must be cleared so you wont have any problem with your money concerning your Tax Fee and its every benefactor due which you have to pay.... please understand this, this is on a 0% tax level.

    Thanks you are just ask to pay for your delivery fee which which will allow a safety of your delivery “I would rather lose than win the way you guys did,” said Palmieri, choking back tears as she accused the Trump campaign of winning because of racism, a verifiably untrue fact.

    The United States government grants and Private Grant Foundations give away billions in free money every year to millions of American Citizens just like you. These are free cash grants that all United States taxpaying citizens are entitled to and should take advantage of. This free money can be used for almost anything you can imagine. In fact right now people are being approved for large sums of money to start a business, pay for their education, medical bills, and even to buy a house.

    This is an empowerment program set up by the federal government to help the communities and other countries around the world. Your name was picked randomly as one of the winners of the week. The money giving by the federal government it's not a loan; it's free money giving by the American government to help the American communities.You are one of the lucky winners who won from this empowerment program,you won $300.000.00 as the star prize of the weekGood,
    My name is Agent Robert Shaw from the department of Workers Compensation Appeal Board.

    On behalf of the federal government and WCAB i say a very big congratulation to you,we have been looking to get in touch with you. Your name is on the list of beneficiaries to receive the sum of $300,000 from the Workers Compensation Appeal Board[WCAB]. Let us know if you are ready to claim the money, so we can tell you what to do."

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  • Posted: Sep 30, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: Killeen, Texas, United States

    Please please beware.

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    • Posted: Jun 27, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: The Bronx, New York, United States

      Has anybody received a message from Alicia Mayers from the United States Department of People Compensation Appeals Board ?

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