Same here, received today 8/28/14 a call on my cell from 202-738-1562.A guy with a heavy Indian accent. Dc area code number. He said i received $ 2000.00 grant from the US government , I was laughing over and over asking him where is he calling from India ? Indonesia ? I blocked the number. I received several calls lately to my home number, first time to my cell # .They must be very desperate.Lol
I also received a phone call today saying that I was chosen for a 9,200 dollar government grant but I had to buy a green dot card and put 100 dollars on it in order to get the money. I did research online and found out that it was a scam.
Google the number. They are harrassing a lot of people on do not call list. Credit card sales
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They want me to pay out of court cost to settle out of court to prove my id
I call Alex at (209)782-0062,(202)738-1921 I log him in and low and behold he showed me exe…TROJAN virus and all my personal files and information could have been compromised and assured me he was going to save the day…Lucky me..He took over my computer for couple of hours and was fixed BUT for 1 year for 199.00.And he told me to ONLY purchase a GREEN DOT MONEY PAK because all the others make you put personal info which was dangerous! I drive all over looking for this Green Dot money pak I get one and call him to give him the 14 number on back(scratch off)number he calls me back after few minutes to tell me It had 0 (zero) balance I go back to the store trying to figure this clever scam. He said to purchase another Green Dot card he said he called Green Dot customer Service and they will issue my 200.00 back to me, I said call them and 3 way so that I can hear for proof he said hold on and pretended to be that customer service guy funny he had the same accent and lisp, I hung up and felt horrified and violated! I put my computer back on to find he was my computer looking for Hindu movies, I got scared and shut it down. I am totally convinced they worked together to scam me and am highly suspicious about a deliberate attempt to install a TROJAN virus In my computer, he showed me the Trojan virus.There is one caveat He left a message on my voice mail to call him, BUT he forgot to hang up I have a conversation in Hindu with the 2 men. I will ATTACH with this email form here to Washington or whomever this warning should help, warn, prosecute, publish and I want to help stamp out these SCAMS! I've had no problems up until Friday Aug 12th 2014 5:15pm my cell rang with I had paid 499.00 I had to get issued a 499.00 refund for poor service the first time Second time by a Indian woman who bashed prior coworker and insisted I buy from her 499.00 I've had nothing but aggravation time and a lot of money.
Called me couple of times.
They just hang up after I answer the phone
they said I won a7k grant that didn't have to be paid back but I had to send them 150.00 on a green dot card. Its all a scam. I said I knew I was being scammed and she hung up on me
Lower our credit card interest rate. They hung up on me when I said we were on DoNot Call List
loud, noisy recorded lady voice.
I have received a call from this number: 202 738 1924 the person who called me was not from the USA but he said that he is calling from the gov. mentioning about my good records and paying my taxes on time and good records... the funny thing here is I have just arrived to the States and I don’t even have a Social Security # yet.. He give me a name of his super visor (Steve Taylor) after I made some researches the number contacted me was found as a Fraud. I advise not to give any personal information and not any responses..
This must be the 100th time that I have reported this company. Sometimes it says press "3" and they will stop calling. They never did.
THEY CALL EVERY NIGHT. I CALL THE NUMBER AND GET A RECORDING ONLY. THIS IS HERASSMENT AND I WANT IT STOPPED.
trying to get you to send them money on a green dot card stating you will get it back with your grant money. Do not believe them this is a way to get your hard earned money.
Yet another call from the same company- just from yet another number.
When I tried to speak with someone to have my number removed she disconnected the call.
just looked this up as I was talking to him and thanks to your comments here, I was able to read them to him and then told him to officially remove me from his call list!
Scammer asking for ach details
they send spam text messages. i've asked them to stop in the past.
We are private about our information. Our phone number is also unlisted per our request with the phone company. We do not give our number out to companies.
It's a scam. Received call from Utah # 385-313-3974 and was told I had been chosen to receive a US Government grant for $7000. Answered some questions and was told to call this number to get the grant. I called this number and was told in order to receive the grant that I needed to send them a $200 security deposit via Western Union or thru a MoneyPak voucher available at Walgreens, CVS, 7-11, etc. Naturally I didn't send them any money. I told "Cynthia" (who had an Indian accent and therefore most likely a Buddist background) that she was totally screwing her Karma by stealing good people's money and that her Karma would pay her back. Then we politely said goodbye to each other and hung up.
They called me and said I received 9000$ government grand for free, all I would have to do is pay 200$ for a transaction/application fee. The money would be wired to me while I am on the phone... I checked on the BBB website and found that this is a scam, please be carefull and dont fall for it
This is the second time this company has called. I did press 1 and was advised by the recording that my number would be permanently removed. Apparently that wasn't true since I again received the same call.
I had the same experience with this scam the man called to inform me I was selected for a granted. He even gave me a number to claim my money GG11012 and the phone number to call was (202) 738-1055. As he was talking to me I looked the phone number and it came up that this was a scam. I told the man this scam and got mad and used profane say I waste his time.
After I told this person to remove me from the list, he started calling me names and using profanity. They need to be reported to the FBI... matter of fact, I'll do it myself.
I got a call from 408 627 7767, Karen French. She said she was calling from the US Federal Government Grant dept. That I should call 202 739 4646 and givre my cofnirmation #GG110--. I suspected scam, and was right.
This started with a recorded message. When I held on for a rep - it was obviously a scam. As soon as I asked them who they were - they hung up.
The guy keeps calling to report that my computer has a security flaw in the microsoft program. I have a Mac. He gets upset when I want to speak to a manager or get an address to report to BBB. He keeps calling and all call back to him are either busy or recording of "disconnected". I want this guy found and put in jail for harassment!
I have gotten multiple calls per day coming up unavailable. Said I had a US Grant for $7500. Asked for employee ID and was given DG6089 and asked whom his sup was and her number. He told me her name is Michelle Williams and gave me this number of 202-738-4039. My bf tried called and no answer. I called and a woman picked up whom said her name was "Clara". She was very rude to me stating I needed a "grant number." Must be working for Scott Walker's re-election....stealing from the poor.
seriously? i laughed and listened to all his prompts. hahaha yes it was an indian male with the name Rachel. scam.
This is the second call from this same number today. I am on a fixed income and cannot afford to pay for these text messages. I AM GETTING TIRED OF GETTING THESE MESSAGES AND CALLS.
I am to receive $7000 from the Government to spend on personal use. 202-556-5522 the caller number. Then she gave me 202-738-4616 her manager Sam Benjamin.
Had missed calls from this number. Tried to call back both on cell and landline. Only get a message that call can't be completed as dialed. Began receiving scam call from other numbers at this same time. Most can't be called back on as either you receive busy signal, sent to voice mail, or number is disconnected. When you do speak to a person (when you answer their call) it always someone with heavy accent wanting to speak with someone that you've never heard of. Here is list of other numbers I received calls from all in one day. Also received calls with anonymous showing on caller id. 409-359-5364 606-981-0160 601-434-9000 439-523-8785 801-396-7956 601-329-2115
This too happened with me,,said i was a good samaritan and government wanted to give me a 7000. grant to use as i wished,,yeah right,,all soudned cool,,but i werent born Yesterday,,Government dont give you free anything,,,gave me a number to call back,,,202-738-4307 conf number SN707 his name was Martin and i.d 119......
they are calling me. i have never had any contact or done any business with these companies. they call several times a day every day also and use blocked numbers on most calls.
this is suppose to be for a grant for 10,200.00 I was suppose to call this number and give avarifacasion code to have it transfer to my savings account the call came to me from 202-697- 7222 would like a reply to email@example.com thank you and I can not get though to this number it rings once then goes to bussy signal verification code is S I N 1 7
when I asked the representative what was the name of his company he hung up on me. I then called the number back and there is a recorded message that says to push the number 1 key on your phone to continue.
they said if i put 300 bucks down the USA government will give me a grant of 9k ,,, i dont have 300 bucks so i dont think i will get scammed today
They say they are the federal government and they gave money grats for selected people They ask to purchase $300 Money Pak and give them the pin, then they ask to purchase $650 for the taxes, that NY and one of the Carolina states also charge the amount of $7500 or other whatever they tell you as the big money grants amount.
These annoying recorded calls come in several times a day from different numbers.
Yea thanks for the blogs I don't think I'd be stupid enough to pay to get paid. Government would never do that I texted them. There's blogs about you. And your wife brother and mother. Good luck in a prison shower
They said they were calling from the Government Grant Department in Washington D.C. as a part of the Federal Governemnet and I was chosen (1 or 250 in my state) to receieve $7,800.00 in grant money because of my good credit. In order to recieve my funds, I need to purchase a greendot card from Walmart or Walgreens and put $200 on it to raise the limit. Also, I need to call his supervisor to verify my information and release the funds to my greendot card. Really crazy..
Some guy with an accent said he was calling on behalf of the US government and that I was awarded $1,000 grant ( one of 15, 000 people). There was a ton of background noise. I hung up, he called back & asked why I hung up on him..hahaha. I gave him an education and hung up again.
This is a scam flat out. Don't buy into it or you will end up kicking yourself for sending these people your hard earned money.
We have received several call from verious collection companies looking for the same person. Can you do something about this or are you one of the goverment agancies we should cut to help the budget?
This phone number calls several times a week. When I called back, it said to enter my phone number. I do not trust it.
When caller gets no answer, there is a whistle or other noise left on answering machine.
Grant from Obama's
This is the 5th time they have called on the last ten days and I have asked to not to call.
I got a missed call from 730102 number and later in the afternoon i received another call and I was talking to some guy who couldn't speak any clear English. He said I was picked to receive a government grant for $9,200 and said i had to go buy a Greendot refill card and put $230 on it and call him back to get a number from him to give to the bank and i would get the grant in cash or by check come on now the guy couldn't even talk with a steady voice he was hesitant and stuttering .