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i am getting SEVERAL calls a day from 561.670.2144, 415.363.9604 and 202.697.7222. other numbers that i have not been able to jot down as of yet- ask for Darrel Duhon (who happened to have the same # 20 yrs ago), Jarell an or yaddy yaddy ya on line ect - I AM SICK AND TIRED OF THESE PPL CALLING - 7 - 10 times a day!
Kati - Houston
 Aug 28th, 2014
Last week my teenage son got a bunch of calls from the college locator service. I electronically added him to their do not call list and he got spam calls from 5 more phone numbers today (including this one) but when I call to get him on the do not call list it hangs up.
concerned mom
 Aug 19th, 2014
This guy called me and threatening me.He said was coming to my home and harm me.
Michigan
 May 20th, 2014
they had just call me do not answer that number Thank God i told him a peace of my mind i bet he hang up on the phone. The next time they call anyone that see there number tell them a peace of your mind and call the police because this is sum crazy stuff thats going on n they r on the news too.
nc
 May 06th, 2014
This is known as a government grant scam, the government will NEVER contact you over grants, because you have to personally apply for them, and trust me they are long and unpleasant processes. These guys use some kind of masking technology to generate a non-callbackable phone number in DC, when they are actually calling from out of the country. Its to avoid being traced easily. Report them to the FTC, and government fraud networks. https://ftccomplaintassistant.gov/

Also do not fall victim to their website: http://www.usfinancialresources.com/
Florida
 Apr 30th, 2014
He is not a telemarketer, but someone who is ineptly trying to work a scam! Heavy accent said he was from the US government department. I said I'm going to hang up. When I called the number back I also got a call rejected notice.
Alabama
 Mar 11th, 2014
Called and said I won $10,000, but wanted my credit card # or debit card # to get it. As soon as I asked why can't you just send me a check, or a prepaid card of your own supply? They hung up. Hope this person(s) gets what they deserve for tryin' to rip folk off~
Salt Lake City
 Feb 14th, 2014
I got called three times from this number 202 697 7222 until it woke me up. I went to call it back and it said "call rejected". Im pissed off because someone doesn't call that many times unless its an emergency. From the other posts Im guessing con artists what can be done to stop them?
Kristina
 Feb 13th, 2014
Harrassing, disturbing phone calls from this number. Person sounds like a wonan with foreign accent claiming to b Alex. Knows all my personal info and says he is my daughters fiance.
dawn kozliski
 Feb 12th, 2014
Called claiming to be apart of the US government to give away free grant money via e-transfer. Sounded foreign claimed to get my info from an online survey.
BK
 Feb 12th, 2014
Don't answer if its a number you don't know, let them leave a message. Don't call them back, you get charged for calling them back.
cs
 Feb 12th, 2014
They have called 6 times today, 202 area code probably rerouted, I'm calling Verizon!!
Curt
 Feb 08th, 2014
I said "Hello" twice, got someone speaking in a foreign language I couldn't understand. Said, "Please take me off your calling list." to which the caller started yelling, why? I hung up.
Aggravated
 Feb 08th, 2014
Just got a call from this number and she asked to speak with Lisa. When I said this is Lisa she hung up. I tried calling back and got the call rejeted message. 2/5/14 at 12:17 pm
Lisa
 Feb 05th, 2014
She asked if it was David and hung up..I called the number back and It gave a message and disconnected .
David
 Feb 03rd, 2014
I GOT CALLED AT 4.45 PM ON FEB 3 2014 , THE LADY SAID SHE WAS FROM THE UNTIED STATES GOVERMENT , THEN I HEAR KIDS NOISE I THE BACK ROUND , THEN THE CALL ENDED
MARK
 Feb 03rd, 2014
Caller Type: Unknown
Phone Number Report: CLAIMS I QUALIFIED FOR A GRANT AND ALL THAT WAS NEEDED WAS MY BANK INFO TO RECIEVE THE MONEY I DIDN'T APPLY FOR A GRANT
Anonymous
 Jan 31st, 2014
No VM left; tried to call the number back and the message stated "Call Rejected". Called 3 times at 9:56 am, 1:47 pm and 4:16 pm, as the user Nells stated, during work hours.
JK
 Jan 28th, 2014
He said I had been drawn to receive a government grant of $10,000 that would not have to be repaid because I had paid my bills and taxes on time, had no bankruptcies or criminal actions against me. How ridiculous. Told him I'd report him to police.
C Daily
 Jan 21st, 2014
A man with a foreign accent said I q m getting a grant ftom the federal government. When I confronted them about this being a scam I was hung up on.
Illinos
 Jan 08th, 2014
Called 3 times from this number today at working hrs. It is annoying
Nells
 Jan 07th, 2014
i just received a call from the same number, the girl aske for my by name, i acknowledged it was me and she hung up. I am now filing a report with my local attorney generals office and then calling verizon wireless and let them know whoever owns this number is harassing me and I will hold verizon wireless responsible if they don't do something about it.
patti
 Jan 02nd, 2014
The call seemed to be about a grant and how it was tax free. My wife answered the phone and did not understand exactly what he was talking about. The phone was on speakerphone so I heard the last words he spoke was F*** You! to my wife and hung up. This fact tells me that he is not working from a call center because all their calls are recorded. It must be some kind of scam or fraudulent call. Call was 12/11/2013 @ *10:40 AM Pacific time.
John
 Dec 11th, 2013
one of your worker told me fuck me because i dont understand what he said you guys stop call me because if not i make you guys go to the court
mary
 Dec 11th, 2013
I just received a call from a guy that doesn't speak English saying I'm getting a $10,000 grant. I asked how did you get my number? He said f you I already told you that. I said can I speak to your supervisor and he proceeded again to say f you like 3 more times and hung up. I hate soliciting!! That kinda ticked
Kristen
 Dec 08th, 2013
He wanted my debit, credit card, or bank numbers cuz I had won a $200 Grant, sounded fishy to me!!
nancy runnells
 Dec 06th, 2013
This number has called me over and over today and everytime I answer they hang up. I tried calling back and it says call rejected. I looked the number up and found that it is a scammer so everybody beware!!
Mandi
 Dec 04th, 2013
This scammer just called me on my cell phone and I wanted to make sure no one gets caught up in his scam. This caller will claim to have a large sum of money only available once through the US Government in the sum of $10,120. He will also say that in order to claim this money you must pay the sum of $99 in order to receive the larger sum. Do not give any banking, SSN or any other personal information. The caller's phone number is 202-697-7222. I have already reported him to the FTC.
Pat Canady
 Dec 04th, 2013
This number called me 3 times and left me a voice mail saying "Lori, F*** you!" The last time they called I answered they asked for me and I asked who it was and they hung up.
Lori
 Dec 04th, 2013
The person called me 3 times today (3DEC13). The last time he called he started with the "Grant Money pitch," but I cut him off quickly, as I had looked up this number already. Turns out thousands of people are continually harassed by the person/people at this number. Once I told the guy I had not participated/applied for any grant and that I researched this number, and reported it. He said to me, and I quote, "Go f@@k yourself buddy." He then repeated himself and hung-up. This number has been reported to the Feds.
Darren
 Dec 03rd, 2013
Confirmed today that this is one of many scam callers preying on young women who may have used the Yazmin birth control pill. The guy on the phone sounded as if he were stoned out of his mind, and called asking for my daughter three times today, even though the second time he called I told him that my daughter had moved out after graduating college four years ago.

Same stoner called later in the day from 786-480-0003.
DCS
 Nov 27th, 2013
Confirmed today that this is one of many scam callers preying on young women who may have used the Yazmin birth control pill. The guy on the phone sounded as if he were stoned out of his mind, and called asking for my daughter three times today, even though the second time he called I told him that my daughter had moved out after graduating college four years ago.

Same stoner called twice earlier in the day from 202-697-7222.
DCS
 Nov 27th, 2013
Some keeps calling me from this number, when I answer, no one replies. I hang up and call back and then no one answers and the phone rings and rings!! This is very annoying!!
Uknown
 Nov 25th, 2013
keeps calling over and over. said the same thing gov giving me 10K. then started cursing and using profane language. then kept calling and calling and cursing at me.

Wish there was a way to shut this guy down.
Beth
 Nov 21st, 2013
BEWARE this caller will not accept the words "do not call me again". he persisted in saying he liked me, why would I tell him not to call me again. I have no idea who he is, what he is representing.....But he said my name and number had been awarded a 10K grant form the US govt - heavily accented male...... would not hang up, even after being told I would report him
L
 Nov 08th, 2013
Received a call from someone claiming they are with the Government Grant dept. This is a scam...

http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0113-government-grant-scams
Chad
 Nov 07th, 2013
This number called me it was a woman. Her English was perfect and she said your number keeps popping up my phone so I thought I'd call to see how you are. I said I don't know you what are you talking about and how did you get my number? She hung up and every time I tried to call back it said call rejected
Angie
 Oct 28th, 2013
Just got the call from this woman also. I politely asked her to put me on her do not call list. Her answer, "Why?" I said because I'm telling you to do so. Once again, "Why?" Now by this time, I'm furious! I asked her name not once, twice, but three tines. Each answer is "Why?" Let's just say I ended the conversation with balls if fire in my cheeks and an expletive on my tongue. I am so sick of ignorant, abusive and just plain STUPID people/companies that do this. This has to stop! Let them call the N.S.A. Better yet, let the N.S.A. find where they are and stop them from calling Americans, stating they are calling from Washington D.C. when in fact they are calling from India or Sri Lanka.
R. P.
 Oct 28th, 2013
received 5 calls today said she was from Washington asked what she wanted she hung up.
Kathy
 Oct 12th, 2013
SPAM
LBJ
 Oct 06th, 2013
Reject.my number phone block
jep
 Oct 05th, 2013
when you dial this #---"call rejected"
bev
 Oct 04th, 2013
My husband would get phone calls from these guy 3-4x a day. So my husband answered the phone one afternoon asking it they would take his number off the list. The guy kept asking why he wanted to be removed from the list so my husband hung up on him. The ASIAN man immediately called right back asking why he was hung up on, then the ASIAN man hung up on my husband. The Asian man calls my husbands phones AGAIN claiming he was a police officer that was going to arrest him at 5 pm and stated our address.
When we try to call phone number back is comes with "call rejected"!
Jobek
 Oct 03rd, 2013
I am getting a phone call from this # and the city is District of Columbia
Maggie
 Oct 02nd, 2013
they call nearly every day but I do not answer and they do not leave a message
wasp
 Sep 30th, 2013
THIS NO# IS WASHINGTON BUT IT IS NOT THIS PEOPLE ARE SCAMERS FROM INDIA OR SRI LANKA MY FRIEND GOT PHONE CALL FROM SAME # AND HE GOT SCAMED WHEN HE TOLD ME ABOUT IT I CALLED THAT # AND I SPOKE TO A MR SMITH I KNEW AT ONCE THAT HE WAS NOT MR SMITH FROM HIS TALKING I KNEW HE WAS AN INDIAN BECAUSE I AM AN INDIAN MY SELF.AND THER MORE # THEY CALL FROM WHICH IS THAT THEY ALL US #S BUT THEY ARE NOT HERE IS LIST 981-922-1459--821-798-1965 296-735-7398--327-387-2985--690-654-4509--996-599-0973 ---360--284--3056--766--959 0654
397 967 3573 --581-669-5906 681 279- 1269. SO BE CAREFUL .
KAPOOR
 Sep 18th, 2013
Couldn't understand female voice. Said she was with U.S. Government and something about a phone.
Beverly
 Sep 16th, 2013
I received a call from a guy who claimed to be from US Government Grants Dept. (202)697-7222 and I was awarded a $10,000 grant because I paid my bills on time and had no bankruptcy in the last 3 years. He spoke in a heavy Indian accent and I couldn't understand the details of what he was saying. I asked for someone who spoke better English and was put on hold for a short time and was again talking to someone with a heavy Indian accent but spoke a little better. I asked for him to send me the money by check since he already had my name and address and he said he could only transfer electronically and would need my bank account number or card number. I told him I would not give out my banking information, he then said to call 202-470-2437 and give my grant approval number(2 letters and 3 digits)to the person and not to share this number with anyone I had an extremely hard time understanding the letters and numbers he was giving me because of his heavy accent and he was getting very frustrated. Needless to say, I did not give this guy any information he didn't already have and have not called back the number he gave me. I have never dealt with any government agency or grant that didn't handle things in writing,through the mail. Obvious scam!
Dan
 Sep 13th, 2013
I don't know who this number is but want them to stop calling they call 3-5x a day!!
jenico
 Sep 11th, 2013
The first call I didn't answer and then the next one I received was a girls voice...when I said hello, she said hello, I said hello and she said hello again, and then I said who is this and she said who is this and hung up. Then Saturday I got another call from this number and my daughter-in-law pick up and this time it was a guy and he asked for me by name....she knew about my previous calls and she told him he had the wrong number.
Smiley
 Sep 09th, 2013
Tonight I received a call stating that he was from the US Dept of Treasury Grant Department and I will be awarded $10,200. He said 1,500 people have been selected to receive this grant. I immediately said this is a scam. He said no it isn't and tried to justify his validity. He said if I gave him a card or an account to deposit this money in, that I will be awarded this grant in 30-50 minutes. While thinking the entire time that this was a scam, I thought maybe it isn't. He gave the correct address to the Dept of Treasury Grant Department. I have so little money that I was thinking maybe he is telling the truth. His accent was from India. He said call this number and give your confirmation code. I then called 202-470-2431 and no answer. Later, a woman called saying to call at 10:00 in the morning. Unfortunately, I gave him my credit card information. Immediately, I called the fraud dept with my bank and I put a hold on my account and will get a new card tomorrow. Just think of the people whose accounts could be depleted? What a shame that these things happen. Hope no one else is scammed.
Betsy
 Sep 04th, 2013
WP7WhoCalledMe
 Aug 30th, 2013
This number, along with an array of other numbers with area codes from literally across the country, has called me 3 times today alone. Most of the calls I received I missed, but the few I did pick up all had extremely crackly reception on the other end. There also seemed to be a drastic delay on the other end because the callers always answered my questions either minimally 10 seconds post question, or seemed completely confused as to how to answer my questions. The three people I spoke to all appeared to sound American- 2 were men, and 1 was a woman with a southern drawl. They all however claimed that I had been chosen by the US Government (no official office or bureau etc. name was given) to receive a $10,000 grant that was immune from tax collection and that I was free to use this money however I chose. I asked the woman with a southern drawl how she received my information and she replied, "Well, you should know, you're the one who has applied for a grant recently." This couldn't be further from the truth. The calls began at 9am this morning and have progressively increased, now twice every hour. The number 202-697-7222 in particular called me 3x today and is the only number of the lot that has repeated. I've received so far a total of 12 calls. CALL AND REPORT THIS RIGHT AWAY TO THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION. They will give you a reference # for your report, and will also provide you with the phone number for the Attorney General of the state you live in. You are instructed to call back both the federal and state hotlines in the event that you receive any further calls. DO NOT simply ignore these calls- you could be a victim of identity theft. When you call the Federal Trade Commission Hotline, they do record every single number that has called you. Good luck everyone!
Kelley
 Aug 12th, 2013
Don't answer the phone when I get the call because I live in Florida and this call shows up as a cell phone in Washington (where I don't know anyone). So far today they have called 3 times. Each time they leave a message on my answering machine saying "hello?? hello?? hello?" It is obvious that they are calling from a call center because it is a different moron each time and there is lots of background noise.
Dian
 Aug 12th, 2013
A man called our number. He said that his name was Larry and asked for me. When my husband asked what the call was about, the man hung up immediately.
Kim Saladini
 Aug 08th, 2013
Said I qualified for a $10,000 grant then my phone hung up, I have called back three times and it just goes to an answering machine saying the person is unavailable. I have researched the number and it seems like everyone is saying it is fraud, just want to make sure
Jeremy
 Aug 06th, 2013
This guy called and said I am being awarded $200 from the U.S government to be used anyway I want. All he said is it because of a new grant, and I could barely understand him to get the reason as to why I would be getting this grant money. He then said to get it in 20-30 minutes I can either give him my banking info or I think he said credit card info. I told him this sounds sketchy and why would the U.S government call me on a Saturday. He said I can have his pin number and the name of his manager. Bottom line I told him that it seems odd the U.S government would ask for my bank info and if they really want to give me money, why can't they just write me a check. At this point the guy hung up. He must've realized I knew it was a scam.
Jori
 Aug 03rd, 2013
Rings. I answered, nothing, then a click and someone said my name, I asked who was calling and they hung up. Had a local wireless a couple of days ago for DISH. So now they are using wireless to fool us into answering, great.
Sharon
 Aug 02nd, 2013
My 14 daughter answered the call from a man with a thick accent asking for my 16 year old son. Said he was calling from Washington D.C and that he needed $200.00 immediately. Asking for bank numbers, card numbers etc. After realizing he was speaking to a child, the man then asked if she was a young girl. After answering yes he then asked my daughter if she was a virgin. She then got scared and hung up. We have no called authorities and will take any steps neccessary to catch these dirty, nasty, perverted, disgusting scamers!!!!!!!!!!!
Stephanie
 Jul 31st, 2013
Spent a long time explaining I had been scammed before and could not provide a card or account, that I had verified who I was, now verify who you are or that the program is real. Refused, insisted I go buy a card from wal-mart. Told them I could really use the money but they needed to let me talk to the government people myself and if that was not possible, I would have to refuse the "free grant" from a "demographic survey" by the "government". I Hung up. Am getting really tired of people that do not speak English clearly enough for me to understand them calling asking for money or access to my accounts!Why doesn't my do not call registry work?
Deborah
 Jul 30th, 2013
A MAN CALLED WITH A HEAVY FOREIGN ACCENT STATING HE'S FROM THE GOVERNMENT & SAID I WON A 10,000 GRANT. THERE IS A WHOLE LOT OF BACK GROUND NOISE. I HUNG UP ON HIM. THEY HAVE CALLED TWICE TODAY.
FFONZ
 Jul 24th, 2013
SOME LADY CALLED WITH A FOREIGN ACCENT STATING I WON 10,200 DOLLAR GRANT AND THEY WOULD WIRE THE MONEY INTO MY ACCOUNT IN 30-40 MINUTES. I ASKED FOR A CHECK AND SHE SAID SHE HAD TO HAVE BANKING INFORMATION. I INSISTED ON RECIEVING A CHECK AND SHE HUNGUP ON ME. DEF A SCAM, THE GOVERNMENT CAN ALWAYS MAIL A CHECK!
CHRIS
 Jul 24th, 2013
same scam as already described below. Someone needs to arrest these a-holes.
Tom
 Jul 22nd, 2013
called and said I won a 10,000.00 grant, I said send the money in the mail and we will be fine, but she said it will be electronically debited into your bank account, I said are you deaf send it to me by mail, she said you will have it in a half our in your bank account, all grant checks are sent by courier and delivered to your door, most of them, this bitch was stupid if she thought i was going to give her any banking information, it is definitly a scam.!!!!!!!!
mike
 Jul 19th, 2013
Had called twice today, finally I answered. It was a delay so I knew it was a telemarketer . I hurried her up and she asked why I was in a hurry? She had broken English, I told her to not call me back. She said she had to call me everyday and then hung up on me.
Donna
 Jul 19th, 2013
They call and leave no message. I can only assume that it is an unsolicited sales call.
Stallworth
 Jul 19th, 2013
Caller claimed that I had won a $10000 government grant, heavy accented English, difficult to understand, when I asked for another person in the company to speak with, he hung up. This is some kind of scam. He claimed to be calling from the US Government.
Roger A Laine
 Jul 19th, 2013

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