Phone Scam - $10,000 Free Government Grant

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  1. Aikmaniac

    Aikmaniac Well-Known Member

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    Just a quick heads up for everyone...

    I just received a call from a "private" number (first red flag). The lady on the other end had an accent which sounded to be English, but couldn't tell as there was a ton of ambient noise.

    She explained that I was one of the 1,500 citizens which was chosen to receive a free $10,000 government grant as my criminal record is clear and my tax history has not blemishes.

    So I continued to see how far it went before I was asked for account numbers or where I needed to send a check to. I asked the following questions:

    - For which branch of government do you work? the "grant" division

    - At what address is your office located? 200 Independence Ave., Wash DC 20201. I looked this up. It is actually the Office of Budget.

    - I asked her phone number. She said we cannot give those out as this is a secure line.

    - I asked if she could confirm my address. No answer...then I got the "If you do not want to receive the $10,000 grant, let me know. We do not scam anyone."

    - I said thanks and hung up.

    Sorry if I drug that out a tad, but wanted to let you know in the happenstance you receive the same call.
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  2. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Village Idiot

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    I like dragging those out as long as possible. It's fun. I always feed them "buy" words, making them think they have a sucker on the line.
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  3. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    Ha-ha, sucker. It's totally legit. I'm waiting for the transfer of funds now.
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    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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  5. BigStar

    BigStar Stop chasing

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    Been there a few times when I've had more than a few. Fun for me, not so much for the solicitor:D
  6. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    LOL, .. beat me to it, .. I was going to say I got the $10,000 already.
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  7. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and brew... Staff Member

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    You mean that was a hoax????
  8. dargonking999

    dargonking999 DKRandom

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    No wonder my account was strangely overdrawn by a few thousand dollars. I was like telling the bank that I was suppose to ge 10,000 direct depoisted into my account, and just to wait, but they just laughed at me....smh..darn you hoaxers!!!!

    Though on the real, I love those calls, they are so much fun when they start getting frustrated
  9. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    Where is the Nigerian prince in all this?
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  10. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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  11. Signals

    Signals Suspicious looking stranger

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