American Grant Department 200 Indepence Ave Southwest Washington D.C
Complaint 146026 Details

  • Date Occurred: 08/11/2012
  • Reported Damages: $310.00

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I received a call from American Grants Department is Washington DC. 1-202-436-9682. They said I was approved for a grant of 7500., and that if I wanted the money I had to go to Western Union and send them 298. plus the 10 transaction fee to India. and they would automatically put it in my bank account, well I did it cause I could really use the money, I should have looked up the number they called me from and I should have investigated this, before I sent the money, because it was my last penny. i told the lady Crystal I can't afford to be scammed and she promised me this was not a scam. So I sent the money then she had me on hold waiting on the money to go into my account for over an hour and she said she would call me back because there was 4 people in front of me being processed. So she never called me back. I called and left several messages saying thanks for scamming me and taking my last penny. So today 8/13/12, they called me back and said if I want the money then I need to pay state taxes and send the money to India again of 624.00, I told them I have researched them and believe they are scamming people and they said NO, they aren't and that they work for the US Government and that they are outsourced from India by the government. A man named Mike got on the phone and told me if I didn't pay the taxes then I am just SOL because the are not going to refund my 310, and that I am stupid for believing what I read on the internet. He would not give me an address or a tax id number so I could check with the BBB, he said you can't check with the BBB. So they took my last dime because I trusted them and didn't think with my brain I thought with my heart and I really needed the money. I told them I am reporting them to the FBI, and the local government and who ever else I can report them to.

Terry Sloan
Monroe NC

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  • tashadream
  • tashadream SBID #8016544ead
  • Posted 09/07/2012
  • this is closest i am able to find that happened to us. friend got the call an we sent the 310 to india.. i halfway tried to look up the company an number while we were at the western union cause when my friend spelled out the name to send it to i was little weary.. didn't even sound like a real name.. got the runaround an long story short sent the $610 for the taxes.. NOW they want something for bank fee cause the grant went over $8000 cause supposeably the $7000 and the fee an taxes were to be put onto debit card.. couldnt afford to send the $810 but were told to call the first number back to get refund.. but now no one is returning calls.. filed complaint with FTC and attorney generals office.. being homeless and on ssi that money would have gotten my boys an me out of this hole..
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  • Complaint Against American Grant Department
  • Complaints Filed: 9
  • Reported Damages: $3,654.00
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