I didn't know this was a scam until I heard the guy speaking to me laughing, and it all seemed suspicious to me that I had to make a payment for them to send me my check. Luckily, the card I gave them did not have a lot of money in it or was a card that I used. But that was so wrong, and it pisses me off that people go around making these spam calls to rob people of their own money. Grow up and get a job.
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Just received a call from a "Steven Parker" and "Alex Turner" claiming to be from Utah and giving away free grant money. They have middle eastern accents. They told me that I am approved to receive $5000-$85,000 in grant money. I told them I haven't applied for any grants and they were adamant that I must have at some point. I am in Arizona so I wondered why Utah state would be calling me. They gave me a supposed employee state ID # and said this was a recorded call and gave me a "recorded message call #" to confirm this call. I told him that doesn't prove you are who you say you are! He had all of my personal information and told me to log onto www.grants.gov and confirm my info. He was going to give me a username and password to log on. Then he said he only needed $3.87 for processing of my check. I told him I would NEVER give out credit card type of information and he said "it's fully refundable if you dont receive your check in the next 72 hours". I told him I didn't believe any of this was legitimate and I was going to call my Arizona government officials. He said "ok, call me back when you find out we are real"! I called my senator's office and they confirmed this is A SCAM!! Don't fall for it and do NOT give ANY payment information.