I am the small business librarian at a large Central library in New York State. I just had a library customer who came close to sending the scammers at a $2500 check in return for their "help" in filling out applications to obtain grants to start a small business. He is saving his money after I told him there are no grants for starting a small business. It is all a scam.

On the topic of grants--which are legitimate and which are scams. There really are grants to help with college expenses if one qualifies as a lower income individual. Many other legitimate "grants" are administered by a county social services department for their clients who are lower income and qualify for such things as food stamps, heating assistance and more. One applies for these with a county department of social services.
 Feb 04th, 2009
I got the same call as has already been described by other people. This is PROBABLY a scam. However, the fact is that "free" money really IS available in the form of grants which, as the message said "you never have to pay back". can we find out which offers are legit and which are scams?? It's too hard to tell in this day and age, so...I'm not even going to respond to the message.

Remember..."if it sounds too good to be probably is".
 Jan 13th, 2009
they call on my cellphone to tell me that I'm available for US.Gov.Grant.Money.I should take that money to pay off my bills. They left a message from 202-683-1437 date: 12.01.2008 Big scam
 Dec 01st, 2008
always let your land line ring twice. does not work on a wireless. when call from requestagrant is complete then hang up. in a few seconds pick up your phone. when you hear a dial tone punch in *57 and listen to the reording which will trace the call, and for which you will be charged $1.00 when enough individuals have performed the *57 there will be a real investigation of those different numbers used by requestagrant.
 Oct 29th, 2008
I have received two phone calls from this company on my cell phone. I am a Detective with the Rushville Police Department in Rushville, IN. I have contacted the Indiana Attorney General's Office about this matter since I am also on a Do Not Call list. Hopefully, this matter will be taken care of.
Todd Click
 Oct 22nd, 2008
had a call from Cash Grant Institute, on 10/13/08.
I am on the do not call list but still they got through.
Tried leaveing a complaint but an error page came up.
We need to be able to put a stop too such foolisness
 Oct 14th, 2008
I am on a do not call list. Keep getting these calls. When you go to site they suggest, there are no grants available to individuals that don't have to be paid back. Even if you enroll in one of the grant finder programs, all you do is get charged and still there are no grants available for people needing helf to pay off debts. This is just another scam. Please remove my number from this calling list.
d. beer
 Oct 02nd, 2008
 Oct 02nd, 2008
Yes, I am interested in applying for a grant. For me to recieve an educational grant to further my current studies would be very beneficial. This memo is in reply to your phone call of 10/1/08. I currently hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration and, am pursing an MBA in Business Management. The anticipated completion date of my MBA is 12/06/09. A grant in the range of $10,000 to $25,000 would be very helpful, as I hope to either obtain a second Master's Degree upon completion of this current one or pursue a Doctorate in a related field.

 Oct 01st, 2008
My little sister (has money problems) got this call today. I am a police officer and she asked me to check it out. From what I have seen and looked at, it Sounds like a scam to me too.
 Sep 30th, 2008
Have gotten several phone calls, saying I'm gualified for 25,000 in grant money that I don't have to pay back. But they wanted my credit card or debit card to pay for the shipping. I asked them to c.o.d. it to me, they said they couldn't. Then Iknew something was up. I to am on the no call list. How are they getting our no.My last call was on Sept. 25at 12 p.m. That pissed my husband and my kids off. At our house we all start our day at 5a.m. in the morning. Needless to say they got more then they wanted when I answered the phone and it was someone who couldn't even say my name.
 Sep 29th, 2008
If everyone would go to and report these assholes, they will get in trouble and will stop calling. REPORT THEM NOW!
 Sep 24th, 2008
Got same call today.
Lee Phillips
 Sep 21st, 2008
This came through on my cell and I am not happy. They said from Washington DC
 Sep 19th, 2008
Call was received at 12:32 am. Pre-recorded message offering cash grants. Am on the do not call list and am totally ticked at receiving this nusiance call in the middle of the night.
 Sep 18th, 2008
They left a message saying to call this number I can get a cash grant up to $25,000.00 or go online to
 Sep 16th, 2008
i dont answer the phone anymore. but if i change my number. they still know my name. so it has to be the phone company
 Sep 14th, 2008
They said that money was waiting for me and that i would never have to pay it back. I am tired of these calls. Especially if they are not true. Yes I could us the money to get out of debt bbut don't call me if you can't really help.
 Sep 14th, 2008
I let it go to the answering machine. Was a pre-recorded message. Said they were based in Washington DC and were offering grant money. I cut the message off before they finished. I too am on the Do Not Call list.
 Sep 13th, 2008
the goverment is giving away 50 million dollars and you could receive $25,000.00 worht for free.
Angel Clark
 Sep 13th, 2008
like to know if this is for real or a scam. they left a massage to call capitol hill at 602-683-1404 or go to web site.
 Sep 13th, 2008
This was a silent call. When I called the number back I got a recorded message: "You have reached the Cash Grant Institute in Washington, DC, yadda, yadda, yadda." Apparently no one was available to take my call. The message then referred me to

We're getting too many of these nuisance calls lately.
 Sep 12th, 2008
akso on the do not call liat how do they call anyway
 Sep 11th, 2008
Just received the same pre recorded message about getting a free gov grant money! I am also on the do not call list and not sure how we keep getting all these pre recorded messages.
 Sep 11th, 2008
No answer when I picked up the phone. How can we stop these calls and is there really a do not call list or are they selling our numbers? This call came through at 5:50pm on 09-10-08. Does it work to say take me off your calling list? I heard you had to say it three times before they would is that true?
 Sep 10th, 2008
They said money was waiting for me for what ever I needed it for.
 Sep 10th, 2008
These people are con artists beware
 Sep 10th, 2008
I'm on do not call list, still get these. Call came in 9/10/08 4:24pm to Central Indiana area. I did not pick up call and they left no message on vm.
 Sep 10th, 2008
it's after midnight... thought someone had died... 2026831422 will if I find out who they are
 Sep 10th, 2008
scam call recieved 9/9/08 at 2:57pm
 Sep 09th, 2008
I David J. Johnson is requesting grant money to start my own drycleaning,clear my debt with school loan and buy a house. The money im asking 2 million dollar to reach my dream goal.
David Johnson
 Sep 09th, 2008
I David J. Johnson is requesting grant money to start my own drycleaning,clear my debt with school loan and my house the money im asking 2 million dollar to reach my dream goal.
David Johnson
 Sep 09th, 2008
rec call went to web site wanted money to join before processing, reporting to state of connecticut
 Sep 09th, 2008
I received this call on a work number indicating that the there was money waiting for me, all I had to do was call 202-683-1404. The call came in at 8:40 p.m. on Sept. 8, 2008
 Sep 09th, 2008
I received a call from 202-683-1422. They left message stating that I could go on a website called request a grant. They also left this number and it came up on my cell phone. Is this a scam?
Deborah Heaton
 Sep 08th, 2008
Received an unsolicited pre-recorded message on my business cellphone voice mail from 202-683-1422 on Mon Sept 8 at 12:55PM regarding They / the person offered free grant money. Out of 50 million dollars available I could get $25000 which I would never have to repay. For more info I was requested to visit their site or call their Captiol Hill HQ office at 202-683-1404.
 Sep 08th, 2008
I also Received a call on 9/5/2008 from 202-683-1422 @9:02PM. I screen all of my calls,however a message was left about being elgible for a Goverment Grant up to $25,000.
I know it was a scam. The Federal Government is so brke they cant afford to give any one anything. They are borrowing money from other countries. What a joke (hahahahahaha) This really should be forwarded to The Attorney General's office to every State these persons
have tried to scam.
 Sep 08th, 2008
Some one call me and said money was waiting for me for what ever I needed it for.
 Sep 06th, 2008
They said money was waiting for me for what ever I needed it for.
 Sep 06th, 2008
They left a message to call Capitol Hill 202-683-1404 to get free Gov.grant money.
 Sep 04th, 2008