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I have no idea who would be calling me so I hung up
xoxoxxo
 Sep 26th, 2013
they said that i had received a government grant i hung up the phone bcuz it didnt sound rite then i went on the computer and its a scam they wanted my bank acct number or a prepaid card number
christina
 Sep 25th, 2013
No response when I answered
Leah
 Sep 24th, 2013
I also received a call from this number twice & also could not understand the man speaking.
Lisa
 Sep 23rd, 2013
A woman called saying I won a Government grant and that I need to open an account for me to get that money. They are a scam!
Karen
 Sep 22nd, 2013
This number has been showing up on my cell phone for the past week. They don't leave a message. I tried calling the number back and got a busy signal every time.
Jade
 Sep 21st, 2013
I just received the same call. They said inwas selected by the government to get a 8,000 dollar check. I said well if this is true the government gave you my number? tell the government to give u my address and send me that CHECK! because i dont believe this. She replied " if you dont believe it then hang up". With her smart ass mouth i said "BITCH BYE , FUCK YOU AND THE GOVERNMENT" ..
Denise
 Sep 20th, 2013
I got the same call from an Indian sounding man. This whole thing needs to stop. But if it's real, I told him they can send me a check. I couldn't even understand the dude!
Samantha
 Sep 20th, 2013
Received a call from an Indian sounding wowan telling me that I was chosen by the government random because I pay my taxes on time. That the government was going to give me $1,500 by either giving them my checking or savings account information or even a walmart green dot card I think she said. Her voice was muffled along with sounding as if she was reading a script. Either way I told her I wasn't comfortable giving my personal information & she even tried to reassure me that the call was being recorded and it wasn't a scam. Yeah okay I then hung up on her. People are doing whatever they can to get you for your hard earned money.
Tawana
 Sep 18th, 2013
Received several calls from them over the last month,but when answering the telephone. The call instantly goes silent then drops as though they are hanging up on me. Finally, today 09/18/2013 they tried to scam me with government grant monies. After they went over their prompt u about the money, they asked for my financial information and hung up when I told them I didn't have any bank acct. nor cards of any kind. The individual that called, the language was of another nationality like India, Pakistan or other. I will say, "it wasn't an American English speaking individual." I don't know where they are getting peoples mailing address, telephone number and so, but I will say they better not call again. Shame on them for trying.
Felicia
 Sep 18th, 2013
I ot a call. They as to speak with Alicia. (Close enough) and I said "This is Lisa," and the promptly hung up. What was the deal with that? Waste of time.
LISA
 Sep 18th, 2013
---Just another scam---Here is the story---
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I was originally called by a "William Paulson" from the phone number, 202-666-2441 who said he worked for the "government grants office." He wanted to give me $8,400 to use for "good purposes," which he defined as "school, bills, etc." because I hadn't "been arrested in the last 12 months" and the government picked me "randomly" for this reward. He wanted to get my personal financial information so he could do a "bank account to bank account" transfer or a "card to card" transfer. I asked for a paper check, but he said it could not be done because in the past they got lots of calls from people who hadn't received their checks in the mail yet. After asking to speak to "William's" supervisor, I was transferred to "Frank Atkins." I asked for a call-back number "in case we get disconnected" and "Frank" gave me the call back number, 202-470-3381. Frank also asked for my personal financial information so I asked to speak with his supervisor. I didn't get the name of the 3rd man, but he wanted my personal financial information as well. I asked him how he knew the man who transferred me to him (I started making up names so I called the 2nd man "George Thompkins"). The 3rd man said he worked with the fake guy "George" for along time. Then I made up another name (John) and said that "John" was the first guy I talked to. The 3rd man said he knew these two fake people, which makes me wonder if these names are real names or if they were just made up for the phone calls. Everybody I spoke to had thick accents, yet they said they were in Washington D.C. and that they worked for "the government." The 2nd man I talked to, "Frank Atkins" gave me the address "200 Independent Ave. Southwest, DC 20201." The call-back number and the address both seem legit, but the place feels like a scam center with a bunch of scam artists who want to take my bank account information. They even said they would "stay on the phone" with me for the entire "forty-five minutes to an hour" that it takes for the transfer to be complete. After I hung up, I called back and reached the same man who used the same name again, Frank Atkins. Other interesting or odd facts: The call came in at 4:08 p.m., which is 6:08 p.m. in Washington, D.C. This seems later than a government office would be open. Also, government offices don't usually call themselves "government grants office." They usually call themselves, "United States Department of Education."
Raul
 Sep 15th, 2013

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