Just got the same call, same number, same horrendous accent, offering the same $7,000 from the federal government basically for being a good citizen in the right demographic. They really shouldn't call a white middle aged small business owner and try to use the "I'm in the right demographic" angle to sell that my government is giving me ANYTHING. Everyone knows the US Government is in the TAKING business, not giving, especially when it comes to my demographic.
Anyway, all I had to do was call some Brian Jackson guy back to confirm and the money would be wire to my local Western Union office.
It was a little creepy when the guy with that kind of accent had my correct information (name, address). I guess when you consider we live in the age that I can Google my own name and a couple clicks latter I am looking at a drive by image of my house, it is not so surprising. Still creepy!!!
Bottom line... never, ever, ever, under any circumstance, ever give out information to any unknown person unless you called them (and I'm not talking about calling that Brian Jackson guy back, that doesn't count).
Scammer from another country
Scam. During federal shutdown called to give me SBA Grant.
Said eligable for grant