• Report: #120977
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Government Grants Association

  • Submitted: Thu, December 02, 2004
  • Updated: Mon, December 13, 2004

  • Reported By:College Park Maryland
Government Grants Association
15500 Rosevelt Blvd Clearwater, Florida U.S.A.

Government Grants Association ripoff Fraud tried to get my bank info social security number and mother's maiden name Clearwater Florida

*Consumer Comment: If you are such a high standing, legitimate company why would you try to get somebody's bank account and social security number on the telephone?

*UPDATE Employee: Company Description

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I received a call a few hours ago from a guy who claimed he was from the Government Grants association, he had an indian accent and he said his name was Max Vaz. Max Vaz!?!? are you f*cking kidding me!? A guy with that accent has a name like that!? Anyway, he said that I was eligible for a $5000. Then he asked if I was over 18 and had a checking account. I said yes to both, then he asks me for information like the last 4 digits of my social security number and my mother's maiden name, both which I gave (stupid me!!).

Then when he asked for my bank account number and the name of my bank, I told him that he better send me sonething first before I this kind of information. I was very apprehensive, so then he goes on to stress that they were legit, he said so much stuff which was obviously bullsh*t.

Anyway, I told him to call me back tomorrow after I check them out. Now that I found this website, I am going to give him "all" of my information he wants. If he asks my middle name, which he didnt know, I'll say that it's fookkooo,he wont understand then I'll spell it out for him as F...U...C...K...Y...*...* so he could read it instead of me saying it to him.

If he keeps asking me information, I'll just keep doin the same thing. I look forward to his call tomorrow at 5pm.

Anyway, If anyone are wondering how these people get their initial (very accurate information about you), I have a pretty good guess of how they got mine. You know those adds you get on your email saying that you won this and that and then you fill out the info they ask for. I did one of those and gave them my middle name and my cellphone number (not my home), which I never use for filling out stuff I am absolutely sure is legit. My middle name is the name those people had, and they called me on my cellphone.

I got a call also around 8 months ago from someone with a heavy eastern european accent (couldnt tell excactly what country). This is a totally separate story so to cut the story short, she wanted my banking info also and she knew my middle name and called me on my cellphone but she didnt know my home phone. After 5 minutes of talking, I got irritated with her so I told her that I did not have any bank account of any sort, and at that moment she lost all interest in talking to me. Only now I realized that someone was trying to con me. Phew!!

Hope the information I posted will prove usefull to someone out there. Thanks.

College Park, Maryland

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#1 Consumer Comment

If you are such a high standing, legitimate company why would you try to get somebody's bank account and social security number on the telephone?

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

The way a truly legitimate company would work is:

1) find a prospect, 2) put all the information on the web or mail to the person 3) then if the person is interested they can then give you the information.

Plus, what about the people who aren't eligible for a grant? They've just wasted their money on you. Why can't people look up their own grant information - this is not hard? Why not just sign a contract with the person saying you will take x% of the grant when they get it? Ooops, that wouldn't work would it because most people are not eligible for a grant. Oh-no, the cat is out of the bag.

TO EVERYBODY: NEVER. NEVER. NEVER. Give your bank account and/or social security number to a telemarkter or a email 'phishing' like some of these.
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AUTHOR: Scott - (U.S.A.)

The Grants & Loans Association markets a suite of products to aid individuals in obtaining government and/or private grants or loans.
These entitlements help Americans obtain funds or job training, new home purchases, college education or even current home renovation.

We provide customized search engines to investigate federal, state and private databases of over 30,000 potential endowments that can be obtained by our customers.

We supply a complete, step-by-step tutorial for obtaining and completing the proper forms, preparing the necessary proposals, as well as submission of all collateral material to the appropriate governmental and private agencies. This drastically increases their chances of successfully obtaining funding
Yet another benefit is an all-inclusive planning tool for starting and continuing a profitable business, beginning with a business plan, proper resource allocation, proper budgeting and profit expectations.

In addition, a list of the most popular and successful new businesses is available, as stated by outside experts, which contains a complete index of resources needed, expected revenues and even profit forecasts. Also provided is information allowing direct contact with many of the appropriate agencies as well as the proper format for communication of each customer's needs.

We take pride in providing a single location for someone to acquire any grant or loan that meets his or her individual needs.
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