Top spam/scam types by reports
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They keep calling me about a federal grant and even knew my first name.
Saying government grant money
I was chosen to received free Grant money. Because I am a good citizen. Says Steve Richards fr on National Institute of Health on the line. But first I have to call the dept# back at 240 979 9344 and they will tell me the process. Call right back as soon as you hang up this phone.
Was to call this number after 204 533 3952 called to tell me I received Grant money. I had to immediately call back to 240 979 9344
Called claiming to be from the United States grants department.
Gov Grant approval call said because I paid my bills on time I was selected to be rewarded $9200. I was to immediately call a callback # and they would inform me of the time & method of payment
Googled the number while on the phone. They were claiming I was getting a 9000 dollar grant. I am not a lucky individual, nor am I naive. This popped up and I told them that I was going to call the police and file a report about their scam. They hung up
Received a call from this # I normally don't answer un known #s he said I was chosen for a grant to receive $9,000 and in his speal he said loan I laughed and called him out the difference in loan and grant knowing this is a spam call... he hung up, of course I blocked the #
Was called several times from a number showing Washington D.C. They never left a message. Finally answered and they said I qualified for a grant of $9,000. Just needed to called them back and the following number 408-909-3912. Do not fall victim.
I have had multiple calls from this number. I played along with it. They were offering a 9000.00 federal grant because I was such a good citizen. Of course I gave them wrong personal info and then they wanted bank info and I needed to wire like 250.00 to them for processing. I laughed in their face and he pleaded with me and said this was not a scam and would give me 50,000.00 if it was.