I was told that a portion of our taxes paid to the IRS was put into GRANT FUNDS. The funds need to be used. I was randomly chosen based on the fact that I am a recognized US citizen, have paid my taxes each year, I have no criminal record, and more.
An indian man (accent not fake) was the person that I was talking to. Told me that I was guaranteed $7500 to be deposited into my bank account. He said that it was a grant that I never have to pay back. He said that in 2 days I would get the paperwork to verify everything before the funds would be deposited into my account 7 days after I returned the papers. He kept asking me what I would use the money for car, house, vacation. I told him to pay off my debt. He said that I could request a higher grant as long as I used it for legal things ONLY. He was very specific on using the money for legal things.
He asked for my bank account info. (yes, I fell for it, I'm desperate for money right now) and I gave him my account and routing numbers. He then "transfered" me to another indian person to verify that he gave me all of the proper information and to verify mine. They are all on the same script. Then he had me give information again on a recorded line with a woman's automated voice (not indian) and came back on the line to give me a GRANT ACCESS # that I was to use with my paperwork. They said to not lose that number!
When we were done I thanked him (fool that I am) and he said no don't thank me, I am blessed by God to be able to do this for people. I am a Christian and am ashamed that someone would use God for a money Scam. Yes, I sort of believed him.
After I got off of the phone I went to the web page that they gave me to verify the address that they had given me and the web page is NOT what he told me.
I still have not recieved the paperwork 1 week later and NO money has been deposited OR taken from my account. I am keeping an eye on my account for any negative action. I know that I will never get the $7500 but I can not afford any loses.