"USDPCAD (Department Of People Compensation Appeals Board Program)" Facebook Scam

Facebook users who have received "Department Of People Compensation Appeals Board Program (USDPCAD)" messages that claim they are have won thousands or millions of dollars because their names were seen on the winners' list are asked to delete them. The fake messages, being sent by online scammers, claim that the government is giving away grants and the recipients' names are on the list. 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.

USDPCAD (Department Of People Compensation Appeals Board Program) Facebook Scam

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.

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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June 27, 2020 at 8:16 AM by
"USDPCAD (Department Of People Compensation Appeals Board Program)" Facebook Scam
an anonymous user from: Fairfax, Virginia, United States

Received message from a friend so I thought through messenger, stating that there was a home care grant available for disabled, retired, or unemployed, asking for information, stating that I qualify, get money in 12 hours, send $1000.00 for a fee, application processing, friends states that she already got her money, and she thought she'd let me know about this, gave agents name and contact info, they state that they are from United States department of people's compensation appeals board page. I called a supposed friend from the messenger message and got no answer, I waited till the next day and called the actual real contact number and she said she did not contact me.

I'm sorry that I didn't stop and think more about this before I sent personal information. This is a scam and I wish I knew what else to do to help stop this


November 6, 2021 at 8:09 AM by
"USDPCAD (Department Of People Compensation Appeals Board Program)" Facebook Scam
an anonymous user from: Ozaukee, Cedarburg, Wisconsin, United States

I just got one from a new acquaintance on Facebook. Even sent me a pic of the box and all the money! I will be confirming with her shortly!


September 21, 2019 at 1:13 PM by
"USDPCAD (Department Of People Compensation Appeals Board Program)" Facebook Scam
an anonymous user from: Bedminster, New Jersey, United States

Is the Bill and Melinda Gate Program Fund legitimate?


September 21, 2019 at 1:16 PM by
"USDPCAD (Department Of People Compensation Appeals Board Program)" Facebook Scam

There is a legit one, but there are a lot of imposters, like the one above, who are asking potential victims to send them money in the name of the charity.

But, never send money, personal and financial information to anyone who claims to be a from the Bill and Melinda Gate Program.


August 26, 2019 at 6:44 PM by
"USDPCAD (Department Of People Compensation Appeals Board Program)" Facebook Scam
an anonymous user from: Gambrills, Maryland, United States

A good friend messaged me on facebook, the face was right, someone used his account to scam me for information; they got my mothers name and where I live, but I trusted thinking it was legit, but it is not.


August 5, 2019 at 6:04 PM by
"USDPCAD (Department Of People Compensation Appeals Board Program)" Facebook Scam
an anonymous user from: Sherman, Texas, United States

I received a message from a close friend to apply for this that she had received a $100,000.00, She came me the name Agent Gilermo Hernandez @ 781-613-0176 and the name of the program, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF PEOPLE AND WORKERS GRANT COMPENSATION APPEAL BOARD.

Sent text I was ready to apply for Grant, He text back that I was eligible for 100,000.00 and I just had to give him 3,000.00. Told him didn't have that kind of money. He then came down to 500.00, then to 300.00, then 200.00.

Then finally said the board was willing to help me. Sent me a bunch of confirmation numbers.

He then wanted to send a picture of my Drivers License. Then wanted my Credit Score I told him. Said well that was a good score so why don't I have money.

Told him, medical bills, care repairs, etc., etc.,. Now he is asking for front & back pictures of my credit cards.

Say's he can help with that.

I have ask him three time if he is talking about debit relief and he doesn't answer. Just tells me to send that right now. Keeps telling me NOT TO BE NERVIOUS. And do what he says right now. HELP


July 18, 2019 at 9:48 AM by
"USDPCAD (Department Of People Compensation Appeals Board Program)" Facebook Scam

"Hello, I received a message on Facebook to text this number 1 (662) 305-9140 so that I can apply for United States Dept of People Compensation Appeals Board to get money and wanted to report it. Thank you."

Received via email.


May 18, 2019 at 7:26 PM by
"USDPCAD (Department Of People Compensation Appeals Board Program)" Facebook Scam
an anonymous user from: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

I have been getting text messages from the United States People compensation financial board page. Agent Jimmy Smith. California number. Saying I can get free grant money. He textes me asking my name and other info. Anyone else aware of this. I will be glad to give out his phone number.


May 18, 2019 at 9:22 PM by
"USDPCAD (Department Of People Compensation Appeals Board Program)" Facebook Scam

Post his phone number to help alert others.


May 1, 2019 at 9:02 AM by
"USDPCAD (Department Of People Compensation Appeals Board Program)" Facebook Scam
an anonymous user from: Palo Alto, California, United States

I received a text message from a former co-worker who said she had good news for me and asked if I heard about USDPCAD. I responded that I knew it was a scam and she was not my former co-worker. All conversation stopped after that. People, please do your homework


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"USDPCAD (Department Of People Compensation Appeals Board Program)" Facebook Scam