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2 x today
Received call from this phone number this morning; and the caller indicated he worked for the Federal Government Grants Department; and that I qualify for a grant. I immediately began laughing, indicating to the man that I knew this was a scam. When he tried to tell me his call was legitimate, I asked him to tell me my name (if I qualified for a grant, he should have access to my personal name). He hung up, because he knew I was on to him! I then blocked this number from my phone. They are violating the Do Not Call Registry, and I have an unlisted phone number. These scammers need money for Christmas, so they don't care if they are breaking the law or hurting innocent victims. I have never fallen for one of these scams, and just laugh at them when they call me. I just don't want them hurting anyone.
I received a call from this number on my cell phone. A woman by the name of "Karen" with an Indian accent told me she was from the US Government Claims department and told me I had $9,000.00 that would be coming to me. She asked me if I knew why I was getting this money and I told her because she was a fraud. Then I asked her for her name and the agency she worked for again and then I asked for my claim number. Then she hung up. Darn...
Iranian or Indian guy called and said he is with the U.S Federal Grant Department. I told him there was no such department and then he proceeded to argue with me like a 2 year old regarding the validity of his call. He kept trying to reassure me that I had won a federal grant and I kept assuring him that he was full of shit. He wanted me to give him my bank account number so that he could "deposit" my grant money and I told him he could just mail it to me. He became so frustrated with me and I told him I would call him back after I contacted the FBI....needless to say, he hung up/