• Report: #113186

Complaint Review: Government Grant Processing

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  • Submitted: Fri, October 15, 2004
  • Updated: Fri, October 22, 2004

  • Reported By:Denver Colorado
Government Grant Processing
, Nevada U.S.A.

Government Grant Processing Center ripoff, fraud tries to steal $257 and says you will recieve non taxable non returnable $8K Las Vegas Nevada

*Consumer Comment: you're not alone

*Consumer Comment: Ripped off by two different companies

*Consumer Comment: WOW... Scammed Twice

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To start this off, this is the second time that I have been scammed. It's pretty pathetic how picky and suspicious we have to be about purchasing or recieving things from people.

I was working on my engine when I recieved a phone call from an unknown caller and had the phone number blocked, so I picked up and on the other end was a lady with a very heavy Indian accent. Said that I had qualified for a $8k grant that was non taxable, never had to be paid back, and I could do what ever I pleased with it. I was a little scepticle (Pardon my spelling) about when she said "could use it for what ever you want" but it wasn't enough to really change my mind. So I went with it, she asked what bank I was with and I told her and she told me the routing number of the bank which I responded was correct.

She asked for my bank account number and was once again a little scepticle but also again, not enough to stop myself, I gave her the account number and she then transfered me to a "verifications department" where I was then connected to a gentleman also with a heavy Indian accent. He verified all the information on what seemed to be a machine human duo. The machine would ask the questions, it would give a tone, I would answer the question, the man would press a key on his phone, then it would ask me the next. This went on asking multiple questions such as, My name, Address, if I agreed with something or not, and again, my account number and routing number. Once this was all done, both the machine and the man hung up on me.

I then decided to call it a night since, well, I had pretty much just got $8k for something I didn't apply for and didn't take much effor to get. I then got online and did a little research on "Government Grant Processing Center Las Vegas Nevada" and well, the first 4 results on goodle for that criteria was 4 different posts on this forum. So I read about 8 of them and decided to call my bank (luckly they have 24 hour customer service) and they froze my acct. so that the money will not be withdrawn and will give me time to close the acct. and reopen another.

To the people out there who were smart enough to try to get information and was not givin any then decided to hang up, good for you, but for the less fortunate, I suggest closing your account ASAP even if the money has already been withdrawn because they still have your acct. number, and as I recall from another story on here, a guy tried to block the check number he had given this "Center" but they processed it via another made up check number. How they got everyones information? I'd just be careful on what you do on your computer.

Yuki
Denver, Colorado
U.S.A.

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#1 Consumer Comment

you're not alone

AUTHOR: Dawna - (U.S.A.)

Hi. My husband recieved a call last night from the "Government Grant Processing Center". What Yuki wrote about is exactly how it happened. These people are smoothe talkers and are very convicing.

My husband is a very intelligent man, but he fell for it too. I got home in the middle of the phone call...after he gave the checking information. I told him to get their information to call them back. At this point, we got no response and they hung up. I called the bank also and froze the account. First thing this morning, we closed the account.

Since then, we have recieved two more phone calls the first of which, I got the "company name". I recieved the last call about twenty minutes ago. I guess we just have to keep hanging up on them, since telling them we have no checking account doesn't stop the calls.

For you people out ther who have never fallen victim, I am happy for you. For everyone else, learn from mistakes, and report it to your attorney general and police departments. It happens to everyone at one point or another from family, friends, and complete strangers.

As for John, the only thing he was accurate on was that grants do have to be applied for.

My advice is this:
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
There are no processing fees for grants.
And learn from it and make your friends and family aware...the more people that know, the less it will happen!
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#2 Consumer Comment

Ripped off by two different companies

AUTHOR: Yuki - (U.S.A.)

Ok, this is to Mr. John from San Antonio. I'm sorry that I can't be as aware and perfect of a person as you. I was not scammed twice by the same people. One thing before I explain, how come I happen to be one of the only ones who was responded to? There are many reports on the same case and I havn't found any responses on this situation before.

Anyways, If you do a search on "Audio File" you will find that it is another scam of people going around saying they have extra speaker at a retail price of $1.8k and just want to get rid of them. I got caught in that losing a few hundred dollars. It wasn't the same scam as this one here. And just for your information, I'm not the oldest person here, so I may not be the wisest. People gotta learn from their mistakes. Saying that, the same company (Audiofile) came up to me again (different people) and tried to sell me some speakers again no knowing I already knew about them, I learned from my first experience and just confronted them.

And about the short bus comment, I don't know why you came to that conclusion. Are you always that judgmental to people?
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#3 Consumer Comment

WOW... Scammed Twice

AUTHOR: John - (U.S.A.)

#1 - You should know better, if you have been scammed by these "perfect opportunity" scams, then it's your own fault. The little yellow bus left and you weren't on it.... I'd be a little more careful next time... Why would someone out of the blue offer you a grant? Grants have to be applied for... just a hint for you
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