I received the same call on my phone the number was Unknown. She told me I was selected to receive a grant for $5000. She continued by saying I had to use it for good things (as opposed to bad. LOL) like student loans, house mortgages. LOL. The lady appeared to have an accent from India. She explained her name was Helen (India Accent) and I was selected by a survey the government conducted because I pay my taxes on time, and have no criminal record. This threw up red flags because neither is true. LOL. She asked me to confirm my home address which she then read to me. She had my correct address so nothing special there it's public Information. She then asked how old I was? Another red flag! I told her 28 because I was sensing a scam. I'm really a decade and some change older. You see on Facebook my birthday and month show, but not the year I was born.
3 days prior I received a Facebook friend request from an Indian woman and here is her info. Laily Khatun,
Has worked at Institute for the handicapped and Backward People, Studied at Basirhat College, Lives in Calcutta, India Knows English, Hindi, Bengali, From Calcutta, India, Born on October 21, 1978.
Notice the description of who she works with. WTF are backward people? LOL
Anyway, I am actually going after a grant so I was curious of who I should contact. When I asked her was it a state or federal grant? She got a little disturb like "if you don't want it. Just let me know". I asked her who I should contact and she told me to
Contact: Elzina Jones
Government Grants, (202) 621-0644
She told me to give them a conformation number of LE005
It rings once then goes into a busy signal. I'm 100% sure this is a scam!
Word of advise ***NOBODY IS GOING TO CALL YOU WITH FREE MONEY & DON'T GIVE ANYBODY YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION***