Yup. I just got the same call. Said his name was Ron Foster though. While still on the phone with him, I looked up the number online and came across this site. Thanks for having it here. It's not like I have that kind of money anyway to be sending to the gov't. They already took it all! LOL and I could barely understand the guy on the phone as I speak proper Texan and I think he was from iran or something. Ya'll have a wonderful day and be on the lookout for the scammers.
Yes I just got this call too!!! When I told him I don't have 280 dollars he went silent and didnt say another word I just hung up lmao
Yes they told me I WON $7000 basically for being a good citizen. No arrests blah and blah. said I needed to pay $280 to the FEDERAL BANK RESERVE to receive the money
Don't fall for it!!!!
SCAM! Google "US Government Grants Scam" for details then report the call to the number listed in the article.
Good day all, I received the same phone call, with the same details and was excited...once they told me to call back and I did the phone number rang busy…I said forget it but had a second thought of this is $7000 we talking about!!! I called back and the lady answered the phone. After listening to her for a minute or two she told me that they would need to have a 100% refundable deposit of $290 in cash to transfer the money, this would be there way to verify that I am truly me…At that point I thought $290 in cash won’t prove that I am who I say I am so I looked up the number and found out all the information on the page. As a person prior to me recommended I called the Federal Trade Commission and reported this. I was told that for a Government/Federal Grant the Government would NEVER ask you to put up money to get money!!! I am glad that people are smart enough to report stuff like this because in all my genius I was on my way to the ATM to give my money to scammers. I pray that this message reaches you before you give your hard earned money away.
They wanted to give Gov. Grant $7000. but to Receive it I would have to a small fee $290.00