federal government selected 1500 citizens to award a $9000 grant is a scam

Maries | Report Scams
15 Mar 2013

Wanted to make everyone aware of phone call i received at 7:40pm from 202-210-0054.A man with a heavy accent, probably from India speaking very broken English, called me saying the federal government selected 1500 citizens to award a $9,000 grant and I am one ..Telling me he would explain how I had won it…I told him, “I am sure I have not won anything, this is a SCAM.” He immediately hung up.
They even woulda Took a prepaid card number …identity theft?.no..they didn’t get any info. I don’t know..strangest scam call ever…..that sucks.I want $9000.
MY birthday is 3-22…as if the federal reserve bank would do this..
yeah that’s what they said..its from the reserve in new York ..
Don’t be dumb, DO NOT give these idiots any of your info.

SO BEWARE IF YOU GET A CALL FROM THIS NUMBER. When I called it back it says, “the person you are calling is not in at this time, call back later.”

I will report ..they called back..the scam is they want $200 first for charity.then u get the $9000 from federal reserve ..LOL… some poor people might fall for it…they talk so fast and Confuse u…..I will check out the link..

hahaha hahaha.LOL..lol

federal government selected 1500 citizens to award a $9000 grant is a scam



  1. Lacy K says:

    I just received the same call! They told me it would take 45 minutes to transfer the $9,000 into my bank account. I’m at work so I didn’t have that kind of time and asked for himt o call back tomorrow. He said he was calling from D.C. which he was because I tracked the number however, just werid.

  2. Deja says:

    I just got the same call. Wow freaking really?! Asked for my card and account number! Noway Jose.

  3. Rob E. says:

    I just received the same call from a woman with a heavy Indian accent. She said the exact same thing. Not gonna get anything from me lady…

  4. Laura says:

    Got that same call and I played with them gave them a phony prepaid card number and a phony name and then told them that they were full of crap lol they got mad at me the number they told me to call next was 2026979461 and talk to Annie Johnson to get the 9,000$ put into my account ASAP don’t fall for these stupid scams please

  5. Chris Wagner says:

    I think they tried to scam me to…want 200 before i can get my 8400 ……gave them my debit card #….what should i do…never put money on it or what…been using this debit card a long time…????thanks

    • erik says:

      call number on back of card. tell them what happened and ask for your account to be monitored for any suspicious activity.

  6. Tommy says:

    I just got the call also. I told him I was wealthy and needed his bank account number to transfer funds to him so he would no longer need to scam people. Then I cursed him out heavily in a way only a southerner can. Also reported him to the FBI.

  7. Daniel Rodriguez says:

    I got a call from a 202 number containing mostly 00 and one or two numbers on the back. A Philipino (most likely in the Philipines) told me I have awarded a $9,000 grant. THEY GAVE ME my information, plus a claim number, and contact info. I called the number and got an answering machine. I didn’t give them any bank or credit card info and they offered to send cash. We’ll see if it is a scam or not.

  8. Tamiko says:

    This is awful these people should be stopped my son is a colleage student and they called him from a 202-470-6662 and told him he was approved for a $9000 Grant said her name was Kimberly I think these people shoud be locked up some where he paid $250.processing fee

  9. Josefine says:

    Just received the same call, telling the United States Government …Office (he kept mumbling what office this is from, I asked him 4 times what US agency office it is from and he did the same thing) chose me to receive $9000. I said I’m not interested. Heavy Indian accent. I told him no thanks. He said you are not interested in what? I said your ‘free’ money…He said it is from the government. Yeah right. After going through this game of you don’t want what/cash and me inquiring what office it is from he just hung up!! Everyone be CAREFUL! Bad scammer!

  10. Annie says:

    Scam is still running. Just got off the phone with an individual calling from 202-456-7890 (Washington D.C.). Fed me the exact same line as everyone else. Beware!!!!

  11. Brenda says:

    I just got the same phone call and the number was 202-559-7639.

  12. Maria says:

    I also just received a call from 202-456-7890, an man heavy Indian accent, broken English called to say I had been selected for a grant for being a loyal citizen and it was $9000. I told him I am not going to give you any
    information. He said this will be deposited in your account in 40-45 minutes. I just hung up.

  13. Jose says:

    I also just received a call from 202-456-7890
    the lady sounded very not happy with her job – monotone…

    hopefully if no one falls for these things, they will have trouble getting people to work for them

  14. anna says:

    just got the same call for a lady with a heavy indian accent. she spoke fast and i had a hard time understanding her, she wanted me to buy a green dot money pak and reload it with $230. When i asked her why, she just told me a bunch of other things but never really answered my question. When i told her, many people think this is a scam, she said that it didnt work for some people and now those people are writing bad reviews. However, i worked for a scam company and i know how these things work. They never even said where they are calling from, only all this talk about the federal government. i call bs

  15. Lisa K. says:

    I got the same call from 202-562-7893.

  16. Diana says:

    Got same call with call back # of 202-470-6355. Gave him old store gift card number to use. Told him to just mail it to me but he would not. Then I knew it was a scam.

  17. amy says:

    Just got the call.atleast I’m smart enough to look into it first.loyal citizen.lol # is 202 738 4646

  18. Maggie Moore says:

    Just received the same phone call but it was from 222 area code. Said I was selected and to call a number, go e them a code and info for a bank transfer within an hour. Nice try.

  19. Alaska girl says:

    Huh, just got call from sam number 202-456-7890, connection pretty bad and women (with East Indian accent) right the way introduced herself as a “Linda” from US Goverment and that I won a $9000 grant. Oh I just wanna tell her everything I think about this scam but I was at work, so I just hung up! Grrrrrrrr

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