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Complaint Review: Trust Grant - Denton Texas

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  • Trust Grant Denton, Texas United States

Trust Grant Ray Williams (Facebook Messenger) Paulina Smith (Telegram Messenger) trust grant team Ray Williams contacted me offering a grant service. Ultimately they wanted access to my CashApp Denton Texas

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Ray Williams contacted me offering a grant service. He claimed I had responded to a post regarding acquiring a business grant. I don't remember doing that; however, I might have.

He asked a series of questions ultimately stating he could get me a $75,000 business grant. I told him I was interested so he provided the following link to contact a woman named Paulina Smith  or Telegram Contact @Paulina_Smith2.

Up to this point it seemed possibly legit. Paulina Smith sent me a series of requests for information to submit to the fake Trustgrants Organization Company.

The following are the questions Paulina Smith asked me through Telegram messenger app. The questions she asked are displayed in Italics.

Is this your first time applying for the Grant?

Which grant do you intend to apply for?
the choices she provided: Capital Grant, Business Grant, Office grant, School grant, General Grant, Woman empowerment grant, and Individual grant

After providing the grant I wanted a short dialog ensued that is unimportant until the following:

In order to get you registered, some information will be required from you which includes:
Phone Number:
Grant Amount:
Grant Type:

If completed the data request wondering when the scam would reveal itself.

Once your information is processed and approved a mail will be sent to you via which is the company's mailing address. Let me know when you received the approval mail.

Watch out for

I received the approval email. Then Paulina requested my CashApp cash tag (barcode to send me money). I sent her the barcode for a dummy cashapp account I set up for the purpose. 

Then Paulina sent me a fake screenshot showing the $75,000 in my name. Only problem was they wanted to connect to the cashapp account using a special "personal linking code".

Then she asked for a screen shot of my cashapp account which I provided showing a $0 balance.

Paulina's response:
But you don't have an active balance in your wallet for this linking process, you will need to add up some more balance to your wallet before we proceed because your personal linking code needs an active balance for it to reflect your funds from the company's account to your wallet.

Then she said I needed $347 in the account or $137. I balked saying that the emails from said there are no fees, etc. So Paulina said they could proceed with the zero balance, but just to link the cashapp account using their special code. I didn't do that and call bullshit to her, that they were pulling scam. The communicated ended there.

If getting a $75,000 grant was that easy, something's wrong. Don't let anyone you don't know to connect to your cashapp account as an admin, which is what they were requesting to do. Even  if you have a zero balance. If you have a bank or debit card connected to your cashapp they could clean your bank account out.

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