ED Magedson – Founder
US Government Grants Department202 SW Independence Road Washington, Dist of Columbia USA
US Government Grants Department AKA Nicky Cutter Warning - A phone call from the US Government Grants Award of $7,000 or more is a SCAM. REPORT THEM! Washington DC
Do not provide these thieves with any personal information when they call you.
We received a phone call this morning 6/29/13 from a Nicky Cutter with the US Government Grants Department. They claim to be awarding $7,000 to a selected group of a 1000 some people randomly selected to receive grant money awarded by the US Government. They claim it is dervied from overpayments to the IRS. Ridiculous of course. The government would never do this in this way. Nor officiates any grants from these sources.
These are clearly thieves involved in an identity theft scheme to acquire personal information such as Bank Account Numbers, Credit Card Numbers and other specifics so your identity can be stolen along with your personal funds from bank accounts and credit card accounts to name just a few.
Nicky Cutter has a foreign accent. We were very calm and did not provide any additional information to them. They already had our name (partially incorrect), our PO Box address, city, zip code plus an email address we use primarily to catch scam emails. This and a few other things was the first clue. We knew that they must have gathered our infomation from some place we ordered from on the net or asked for information since we only provide the specific email address they had to those we want to track and identify as scammer and theives.
They provided an award code and a phone number. We were asked to call the phone number to arrange for receipt of payment in three forms. 1) sent to a bank account number we provide, 2) to our credit card which we are asked to provide or 3) a Western Union MoneyGram or Money Order which we understand requires credit card and personal identity information in advance.
In each instance, these thieves are fishing for personal information to accomplish identity theft as well as card and bank account numbers to sell and use to drain your account of money.
Again, do not provide these thieves with any personal information. Let them talk and get as much information from them as possible. Do not call the phone number they ask you to call. They can track your telephone number and try to get additional personal information.
File a Report. Contact the FBI, Local Police or any other agencies that are appropriate.
Hopefully an official agency will shut these thieves down.
Thank you for listening.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 06/29/2013 12:11 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/us-government-grants-department/washington-dist-of-columbia-20201/us-government-grants-department-aka-nicky-cutter-warning-a-phone-call-from-the-us-gover-1063112. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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