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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***
Bob
 Feb 10th, 2011
I received a call from 91611 on my cell phone. Then man on the phone said that I had been chosen to receive a grant of 5000 dollars and in order to claim my tax fee money I needed to call (202) 621-0644 and give them a confirmation code. Well I figured it was a scam but I wanted to call and see for myself so I could report it if it was. Sure enough it was. The lady who said her name was "Altina" said congratulations on your grant. We will need to knw how you would like us to deposit the money; either straight into your account or on a credit card. When I asked her what the catch is to all of this and the upfront costs she hung up on me and everytime I have called that number since then it rings once and gives me a busy signal. Beware of scams like this. If they sound too good to be true its because they really are.
Tammy
 Feb 08th, 2011

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