Part of a scam claiming you qualified for a $7,000 gov't grant. they want $310 for making sure you are the right person.
just received a call claiming i "won" a 7k grant. 2 of the ways to receive my grant involve giving them my bank information or my visa/mastercard information. the 3rd option is to speak with an account manager and have them send me cash. uhm. no. you called me, gave me my address, so send me a money order and some documents.
This person claimed to be from the Government Grant Department, stating that I qualified for a $7,000.00 grant, money I would never have to pay back. But there is a catch, I have to go down to the Western Union and call when I get there, and they would give me more information so I could send $250 to prove I am who I claim to be. Then the $7000 and $250 would be sent back to me. When I questioned them on it, they said if I don't want the money, that was fine they would just return the money back to the bank and it would be sent to a charity. Then he hung up on me.
202-738-1667- through a very thick accent I was informed that I was to receive $7000 tax free dollars tbat didn't have to be paid bacl. I was offered the three options...8 told. Him he could send it tgo me on a master card...so he asked me for my charge card number. At that point I told him to go f___ himself and hung up. Undetured, he called me right back and suggested the cash option...so I talked to him. Sort of fun really. He told me I should call the next day and that he would call to remind me. Armed with my instructions I waited for his call the today. When he called, I returned the call to his supervisor, but unfortunately got voicemail. I had planned to go along with it to the end and since I knew the game plan have a little fun at their expense.