Scam - "United States Department Of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Award Programs"

Scam - "United States Department Of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Award Programs"

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Recipients of the fake "United States Department Of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Award Programs" email below are asked not to follow the instructions in it. This is because the fake email is being sent by online scammers to trick their potential victims into sending them money or personal information. Remember, never send money or personal information to anyone online who asks you to do in order to receive some prize, reward or money. This is how online scammers harvest their potential victims' information and steal their money. And, if someone tells you to keep your winnings or reward a secret, it is the first sign someone is attempting to scam you.

The Fake "United States Department Of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Award Programs" Email


CONGRATULATION, your name BRANDY JAMES was included among the 20 lucky winners in the 2018 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES (DHHS) AWARD PROGRAMS and your informations has been verified and confirmed with Reference Number: FGRN1850GSABN4756


Here are the award draw details for your claim: REFERENCE NUMBER: FGRN1850GSABN4756 TICKET NUMBER: 17647600052017 SERIAL NUMBER: SN57746433387

NOTE: 1. Attached is a scanned photocopy of the AWARD winning list for confirmation of individual claim. 2. An original verified and stamped CERTIFICATE OF AWARD/INSURANCE would be issued to each award winning recipients for PROVE OF OWNERSHIP and future references. 3. For security reasons, individuals are advised to keep their award winning confirmation details confidential to avoid misconception with delivering their Check.


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  • July 11, 2019 at 11:33 AM by an anonymous user from Syracuse, New York, United States

    Please be aware these same low-lives are operating through hacking emails on Facebook, etc.

    They want your personal information via text or email and they refuse to send anything through the mail.

    The number they used on me is 407-853-2399.


  • June 29, 2019 at 2:02 PM by an anonymous user from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, United States

    My recent contact from an old school teacher said she saw my name on a list about some reward or grant she received a lot of money from and my name was on that list. She asked me if I want the agent's number? She told me she paid 500 for a check worth 60,000.


  • June 27, 2019 at 2:07 PM by an anonymous user from Bedminster, New Jersey, United States

    Yea someone tried the same on me . They got nothing because the government ain't going to give away that much money to us no where. All you have to do when they contact you is ask them questions that only your friend knows if it's wrong it's a fauld


  • June 16, 2019 at 10:36 AM by an anonymous user from Ogden, Utah, United States

    I have been scammed. Received a message from who I THUGHT WAS A FRIEND telling me to get a grant for $200,000. I filled out the information like a dummy. When they asked for $2000 to process I contacted who I thought was my friend and she said she payed the money to get the money delivered to her.

    What can I do about my information being out there?

    Sandra C.


    • June 16, 2019 at 1:30 PM by info

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


  • May 27, 2019 at 12:26 AM by an anonymous user from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    The DHHS grant scheme is using "Messenger without Facebook". I received such a message from one of my contacts purporting to have received a generous grant after she contacted "DAVIS SAWYER" at this link hxxp://m.me/Agentdavissawyer.

    Already extremely suspicious I used the link and was contacted by this Davis Sawyer who texted that I would need to "fill out a form. Was I ready to do that?" When I texted asking what the "grant was for? the reply was that "The United States department of Health... to provide essential … for those who are least able to help themselves." etc.

    Obvious rubbish so I replied that I didn't need looking after and bid goodbye. When I tried to ring my 'contact' from the said messenger site the voice said my contact could not answer and to leave a message.

    Clearly this is a scam and I am contacting mutual friends to alert them.


  • May 20, 2019 at 6:09 PM by an anonymous user from Winter Park, Florida, United States

    I gave my name and mothers name and date of birth to someone claiming they were from DHHS and wanted to award me a grant. I have yet to send them any money. What do I do?


    • May 20, 2019 at 6:24 PM by info

      Ignore them and forward their information to us.


  • May 4, 2019 at 2:56 PM by an anonymous user from Wenatchee, Washington, United States

    Text came from 19784340445.


  • April 19, 2019 at 2:40 PM by an anonymous user from Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States

    One of the contact text number they used: 323-250-6343


  • March 22, 2019 at 5:08 PM by an anonymous user from New York, United States

    My friend received an email allegedly from Dept of Health and Human Resources saying she had been awarded money.

    She called to ask me whether I had received "my" money - she had seen my name on the list of "Beneficiaries" but marked as "unpaid". Another friend had lost $35,000 to a IMF scam several years ago, so I was leery, since the transaction details seemed very similar.

    She said she paid them $3,000 and received a check for $70,000.

    I told her not to spend a cent until she KNOWS it has cleared the bank.


  • November 2, 2018 at 3:22 AM by an anonymous user from Ogden, Utah, United States

    I received a message from a friend.

    It didn't seem real, but I still sent all my info.

    What happens now that I gave my info?


    • November 28, 2018 at 2:44 PM by an anonymous user from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

      you're pretty well screwed....


    • November 5, 2018 at 1:38 PM by an anonymous user from Toledo, Ohio, United States

      I recently received a friend request from my buddies mom asking how I have been and I remembered she said she was recently hacked and so I just rolled with it to see what would conspire, well she was asking how I was doing at first then went on to say she had something to tell me so I said what's that and she went on to say she has seen my name on the DHHS list, which I've never heard of it and said I could be a winner of a lot of money.

      So right there I knew for sure it wasn't my buddies mom, so I said this isn't so and so who is this, well they never answered back of course and the next day they had deleted their conversation with me. So just be careful about receiving friend requests on Facebook that you already know your friends with apparently they are targeting facebook now, just don't give anyone your bank info or any personal info.


      • December 8, 2018 at 2:36 PM by an anonymous user from Bedminster, New Jersey, United States

        I just had the same exact thing happen to me today. The only personal thing they asked 4 was my Facebook password. Now I know why. Thanks


    • November 2, 2018 at 5:18 AM by info

      What exactly did you send?


      • November 2, 2018 at 4:21 PM by an anonymous user from Ogden, Utah, United States

        A form with my address, car info and social security number.


  • October 26, 2018 at 10:33 AM by an anonymous user from Laconia, New Hampshire, United States

    I got a message on FB messenger from my supposed Uncle, I was suspicious right away because he avoided my questions about family and have me a number to call even though I expressed no interest in this information.

    Is there someone I can report this too? How do I go about it? I haven't deleted the conversation. Thanks


    • October 26, 2018 at 10:36 AM by info

      We have already reported it. Just ignore them.


  • October 7, 2018 at 7:19 PM by an anonymous user from Dallas, Texas, United States

    I got this call early this morning. Almost exactly like one of these previous ones. I really thought this person was the very dea person I had not heard from in a very long time.

    I carried on a texting back and forth with him. He told me his good news. I never heard of it. Because of who I thought it was I kind of believed him.

    He gave me a number to text to an Agent Scott Scollick that was in charge of the it. He said to let him know how I made out.

    I started to think about it and looked up the persons name. There is someone with that name. Then I remembered something about my friend.

    He would have been in church at that time and he never misses church unless he is really sick and if he were sick he definitly would not be texting me. I'm glad I looked for more info. Thanks


  • September 14, 2018 at 10:20 AM by an anonymous user from Phoenix, Arizona, United States

    I believe that this scam may now be on Facebook. I received a friend request from a coworker at a previous employer.

    I agreed. Shortly after I received a PM from the person telling me about a program giving out $250,000.

    He said my name was on the "winner" list. I asked for a link but he did not provide it.

    He said that he was contacted by the FedEx agent and that I need to do the same.

    The language used was very odd for the person who I thought that I had Friended.

    I checked my Friend list and found that I had 2 Friends with the same name and photo but different profiles.

    I unfriended the new contact.


    • September 23, 2018 at 10:45 PM by an anonymous user from Burlington, North Carolina, United States

      Just happened to me, same M.O.,I bet a lot of gullible people fall for it.


  • September 3, 2018 at 5:37 PM by an anonymous user from Richlands, Virginia, United States

    I received a message from someone who was using messenger without facebook, posing as a friend of mine this morning.

    They started out with typing hello, then asked how are you doing today? I responded back thinking that it was my friend, telling them Good Morning, that I was doing good, and that my husband was doing about the same.

    They responded back saying that they were doing good, and that it was nice to hear from me, that they had been trying to get a hold of me.

    I thought something wasn't right when they said that to m.

    They then went on to ask me if I had heard of the New Federal Department of Health and Human Services.

    I responded back to them telling them no. They responded back telling me that they had just received $200,000 dollars from them that they were help the old, working, disabled, retired people by sending them a check or cash, and they went on to ask if I had got mine yet that they seen my name listed on the list.

    I told this person that I had to be careful about that cause I wasn't a senior citizen and that they had better watch out too, that it sounds too good to be true.

    This person responded back telling me that they saw my name and that I should get in contact with a Robert Smith, that he was the person in charge of this, that he helps the winners in claiming their money, and went on to ask if I knew how to claim the money, another red flag.

    Then after that they kept on saying that it was legit that they had gotten their money delivered right to their door step, right before they told me about it.

    I asked this person that was portraying my friend when they got this money. They replied with another persons name by the name of Mark Thomas, and that their text number was 508-470-2933, for me to text him and tell him who I was and that I was ready to claim my money.

    I told this person that was portraying my friend that I would have to talk to them later in regards to this, that I had someone coming to work on my place, that I would call them later.

    This contacted me again a few hours later asking if I had contacted this agent yet and talked to him.

    I told them no that I had workers there working on my place, and that besides, I was wanting to further investigate it.

    They kept insisting that it was legit that they had received their money at their door step, before telling me about it.

    I responded back to them later, telling them that I hoped that they hadn't cashed that check yet, that I done some research on it that it was a scam going on.

    They kept insisting that it wasn't a scam that they wouldn't have told me this, that it was legit.

    I told them that I didn't know who they was, and that I had talked to the real person that they was portraying and that they said that they did not send me that message, and that if they even tried to hack my account, that they would be prosecuted to the full extent of the law of portraying me, and that for them to not think that I won't do it, cause I am not playing around.

    I thought that you all should know that someone is hacking into other peoples contact lists and portraying that person that is in their contacts, trying to scam people of this $200,000 dollars that they claim is coming from you all.


  • August 15, 2018 at 7:26 AM by an anonymous user from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States

    I received a message request from a distant family member last night. Asked how I was then if I heard from DHHS. I responded with a "?". This was the response:

    "I'm talking about the Department of Health & Human Service, It is a new program to help and support those who are eligible. I received my money from them and I saw your name on there 2018 winning list when the delivery team brought me my winning money to me, I thought you would have gotten in contact with them also. Have you heard from them yet ?"

    Immediately knew something was off. Contacted said family member and asked if account was hacked. They used their profile picture and name. It said it was from messenger not connected to Facebook, newly created account somewhere in the United States.

    I just wanted to make you aware.


  • August 4, 2018 at 12:06 AM by an anonymous user from Memphis, Tennessee, United States

    These people are getting better at what they are doing. They already had my banking info and social security number, told me that they were glad to see me return to college and that they knew that I had a tooth remove 2 days previous to talking to me.

    Had me convinced that they were part of the United States government branch of the department of human services student loans and grants and that they wanted to give me 15489 dollars then told me after they ran a fake grant comfration gave me a referral number and then transferred me to the MSDHHS to my surprise they told me that I would have to pay the taxes in order to release the money to my bank account that they already had the info to.

    Remind you that I did not give any info to them they already had it. I paid and lost my a** off. They called back the next day wanting more money too. Dude has a pair on him I’ll tell ya. I am just floored at how they had all my info.

    Changed every thing called every you from FTC to fbI I mean everyone. Put the calls keep on coming. Blocked out all the numbers that I don’t know but they are still calling.

    You would think a billion dollar business like a phone company could stop this crap from happening. I have had enough of this and planned to get rid of my phone and convince others to do the same.

    I grew up in a world with out cell phones anyway. It would be real nice though if the phone company could reimburse me my 3100.00 dollars even though the bank doesn’t want to help me even though I thought I was given money to a ligitamt US company.

    Thanks a lot America land of the freeloaders and the home of the brave ass foreigners how scammed me out my money.


  • August 2, 2018 at 10:21 PM by an anonymous user from Mercer Island, Washington, United States

    I had someone approach me with this on Facebook - the scammers are everywhere!


  • June 12, 2018 at 8:05 PM by an anonymous user from St Louis, Missouri, United States

    Was introduced to the DHHS by a friend whose account was hacked! Thinking it was her received the info to contact them about winnings! Called him agent Ryan Wallace! Red flag!!!asked for info &processing fees! Still are trying to communicate with me! Just ignore it! I have all the dialog & info! To all SENIORS!They are preying on you BEWARE!!!!


  • June 10, 2018 at 8:15 PM by an anonymous user from Miami, Florida, United States

    I had a friend contact me through Facebook saying there's an agent Robert Smith Senior I have a $70,000 coming to me but I had to pay a processing fee of 550 of course.

    I knew it was a fraud but he's been constantly calling me when can I send the money and I said I didn't have that much and he's the one how much do you have but at 2 in the morning I figured he must be pretty desperate


  • June 3, 2018 at 6:19 PM by an anonymous user from Oceanside, California, United States

    Hi, My wife received an invitation to become Facebook® "friends" with a certain "Scott Michael Kelvin" or derivatives thereof. (ex.: Michael Kelvin Scott, Kelvin Michael Scott, et al) on June 1, 2018.

    This person wants her CA Drivers License picture and a "payment processing fee" of $2,000.00 for "Case file and mailing charges [UPS®, Fedex®, et al].

    In return, the new "Federal Government Department of Health Human Services and Social Security Benefit New Year Program" will send, in cash or check form [your choice], $200,000.00.

    This "invitation" was first proffered on Facebook® by a [imposing?] relative of my wife. Comments and questions were exchanged between my wife and her [poser?] relative via Facebook® and cellphone texting.

    The promise was if she sends $2,000.00 "Case filing and shipping fees" she will receive $200,000.00 in 9 hours on her doorstep.

    The choice for either cash or check can be made by the responder. Then, it goes on to say that the client or responder can choose his/her benefit amount....send $3,000.00 [in fees] and you will receive $300,000.00; send $4,500.00 [in fees] and you will receive $450,000.00. (If the "client" or "responder" asks for cash, bear in mind that amount of paper money will need to be in a satchel or two!....my comment)


  • May 22, 2018 at 7:10 PM by an anonymous user from Slidell, Louisiana, United States

    is this a scam or what because I have never heard of this award plus I don't have any money to give to some scam artist.


  • May 22, 2018 at 7:08 PM by an anonymous user from Slidell, Louisiana, United States

    today I was contacted by a williams johnson adekunie sr at phone number 1-254-892-4706 about my winnings of $100,000.

    my name was listed on a form from the department of health and human services and in order to collect my prize I had to go and buy an I-Tunes card for $550.00 so I could receive a certificate and tracking number for ups to deliver my package to my house. the card is bought at walmart and they verify my certificate and tracking number


    • August 17, 2018 at 5:42 PM by an anonymous user from Granite Falls, North Carolina, United States

      I received the same thing except they only wanted ITunes card for 400.00 lol. Th st showed copies of the I tuned cards my friend supposedly purchased.

      First FedEx was to deliver them it was UPS. Told them I forwarded all correspondence to police officer. They said NO And I said YES. I told them I knew it was a scam.

      They assured me they wouldn't scam me yes right.


  • May 10, 2018 at 3:37 PM by an anonymous user from Hazleton, Pennsylvania, United States

    I received a message via facebook messenger from a friend, (found out later she had not sent message) asking if I had heard from Dept.Of health and human services financial program. That she had gotten money and saw my name on list of beneficiaries. And I should send a text to 262-404-7895 Agent James Bruce, and ask why I didn't receive anything. They have my name and phone number.


  • April 13, 2018 at 10:08 AM by an anonymous user from Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States

    Scam active on facebook


  • April 2, 2018 at 2:37 PM by an anonymous user from Arbutus, Maryland, United States

    I was sent a message, they used a friend telling me she won money and she saw my name on the winners list; they contacted me saying I won and I would have to pay 700.00 to have the cash delivered.


  • March 19, 2018 at 12:38 PM by an anonymous user from Burien, Washington, United States

    I was sent a message on messenger from a friend with this exact scam. I’m glad I researched it to realize it’s not real. Thanks for the post.


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