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 so that the money will not be withdrawn and will give me time to close the acct.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up, good for you, but for the less fortunate, I suggest closing your account ASAP even if the money has already been withdrawn because they still have your acct.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.