ED Magedson – Founder
US Grant Department - Washington DCWashington, District of Columbia USA Washington DC, Dist of Columbia USA
US Grant Department - Washington DC US Grant Department - Possible Fraud/Scam Washington, District of Columbia Washington DC Distof Columbia
I got several calls from 202-559-7648. Finally when I picked up, the guy (named Steve Owen, I am sure this will not be his real name) told me that I was selected to $9,000 randomly. Jackpot!!!! Right???
I was very happy for few seconds. Then instantly I realized how come someone will get $9,000 easy money randomly. Not possible at all :(:(. From that moment, I got suspicious.
I asked him lot of questions like why am I chosen, how come you choose in spite of not applying any grant, how come they work on weekends Saturday etc. He tried to answer all of them, but I was not convinced. Any way I want to see where it goes. He provided me a confirmation number #RC636 and a call back number: 202-697-9868. He also mentioned that Nancy Cooper (I am sure this is also not real name) will pick up once I call this number to pay me $9,000.
He told me that he is a federal employee of US Grant department and working from Washington DC. When I asked his ID# or employee#, he said he cannot provide it but Nancy Cooper will provide once I call her.
When I called 202-697-9868, no one picked up even calling several times. They might have figured out I am not easy target. When I search with US Grant department, I saw a complaint filed on August 08, 2011 in this site. How come they are still out there doing that scam?
I also searched where to report this scam with US government. I found one number# 1-800-518-4726 (US government fraud checking task force number). When I called this number, a lady picked up and asked me to call on Monday.
How can we make sure it never happens?
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