A indian man contacted me in september of 2004 and told me that i had been approved for a government grant in the sum of 8000.00 and that this money would be deposited to my account within 3 days.
I asked him how much would this cause me and he stated that there would be a one time fee of 239.00 which would be deducted from the 8000.00. I asked him to assure me that the 239.00 would not be taken from my account and he assured me that the 239.00 would come from the grant monies and 7761.00 would be deposited to my account. He than preceeded to ask me questions and he even transfered me to his supervisor who also assured me that the 239.00 fee would not be deducted from my account but from the grant award of 8000.00. They proceeded to read off my account number, this was to assure me that they were apart of the government, therefore I fell for their scam. Well needless to say, not only did they deduct 239.00 from my account, but they deducted a total of 717.00 from my account, and to this day, Nov. 15, 2004 I still have not received any grant money or any packages. I have called the 800 number on several occassions trying to get my money back. Only to be told that they have requested a refund and their refund department would be getting the money back into my account.
This never happened. I started calling in September 2004 and I still have not got my money back. I contacted my bank and they are trying to get my money back now. Just a word of advice, if anyone calls you asking for your bank information or even has your bank information, find out as much as you can about this person, report them to the authorities and contact your bank asap to put a stop to them deducting any money from your account. You may even have to close your account and reopen another one. We all have to work together to put a stop to these scamming people in our world.
Kings Mountain, North Carolina