Government Grants Scam
Complaint 229777 Details

  • Date Occurred: 04/10/2013
  • Reported Damages: $960.00

The complaint is against an online dating profile

The complaint is a listing fraud posted on public forums or sites against an anonymous entity

The complaint is mobile text spam or smishing related against an anonymous entity

The company or person contact no longer exists

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It all began when a agent firs gave me a phone call about a free $8400 grant he then gave me a confirmation number and another phone number that i had to call so i called the number gave the agent the confirmation number and then he said in order for me to deposite the money in your checking account in 30 to 45 minutes theirs a $130 fee that you have to send with wester union and as soon as you send the 130 ill have your money in your checking account with in 30 minutes to 45 minutes he said so i trusted him and i went and sent the 130 with wester union and then i gave him a call back to give him the MTCN number i gave him the number and he said a bank will give you a call in 5 to 10 minutes to confirm my identity then the same person called back and said that the banks are closed right now but they will give me a phone call the next day at 11am they never called me but i had to call them so i called them and the second agent said i have to send $350 with wester union he said it was the banks policy but he said that the 350 will be deposited back on my account along with the $8400 so i went and sent it and gave him the MTCN number then he said ok now im going to proces the money into your checking account he said give me about 30 minutes ill give you a call in 15 minutes to let you know if the transaction was successful so he called me in 15 minutes and said it was successful and he said sens its a large amount of money its going to take until tonight at 10:30pm for the money to be available in your account and i waited until 10:30 and nothing happend so i gave him a phone call first thing in the morning and i asked him why isen't my money in my account and he said let me check that for you let me see what the problem was then he said that someone had sent him a email i think he said it was from the government agency or something like that then he said that i had to pay $3500 for income tax but he then said to avoid that 3500 i had to send another $450 and that was refundable just like the 350 then they were going to send me the money with wester union not through the bank i finally sent my last payment of 450 and once again i called him back to give him the MTCN number so i gave him the number and he said a agent will give you a call with in 5 minutes so he can give you the senders information and the MTCN so a agent gave me a phone call in 5 minutes and gave me the information that i need to pick up the money so this third agent gave me the information and he said you can pick the money up at any wester union location at 8:00 am the next morning so i waited until the next morning and i gave wester union a phone call to see if he had sent the money and they said theres no record with that MTCN number that money was ever sent and im trying to call the sender back but he wont answer the phone i think he will answer it again but he probably would say i have to send more money for something else or make some other excuse i have their phone numbers and their names.

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Business Profile Summary

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Company Statistics

  • Complaint Against Government Grants Scam
  • Complaints Filed: 2
  • Reported Damages: $2,160.00
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