Scam, saying I won money from the USA government.
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Received a call from this number a few times before, decided to answer it today. Supposedly from the U.S. Grant Department, a division of the U.S. Treasury, giving me $9,000 for being a good citizen, having no criminal record, and paying my taxes. She was hard to understand; the line was staticy and English was not her first language. Obviously a scam! People must fall for this, but its hard to believe. I sometimes like to string them along, which was easy to do. I figure the longer I can keep them on the line, the more annoying I can be to them and as long as they are talking with me, I'm putting a very small dent in their profit margin. Kept her on hold for about 20 minutes while I got my account number...yeah right!I Disconnected the call after the 20 minute hold, and she called right back. She said she'd give me a grant confirmation # and then a phone number to call back to so that I could verify...but not until I shared my information with her, specifically, my account information. Wouldn't give me my name and kept asking me to spell it for her. Eventually she did give me the phone number to call back to; not the same number she called from, and got upset when I still wouldn't give her any information. I called the number, actually while still on the phone with her, and she hung up. Spoke with a male, he wouldn't give me his name, said he was the "Senior Account Manager". I continued to refuse to give any information, which angered him. I told him to remove my name from his list and do not call me again. He said "okay", if I do something for him, and asked me to "kiss" him and threatened me, saying either I give him my information or "kiss" him, or he would not remove me from the call list and would infact harrass me, calling every minute of every day. I hung on the line a bit longer, he became more and more ridiculous, and I tried to record him but was unsuccessful.
BTW: That phone number "Mary" gave for the "Senior Account Manager" was 202-697-9658.
Low life none ENGLISH speak ing **** said I won$9000.00 from goverment LOL. So told him he was being recorded and all my calls are recorded so he hung up LOL.SO if ya have a problem with people Like scamer and they will hang up on you! Yall have a grateful day be safe don't get spammed.
just received a phone call from this number but I don't answer calls from numbers not in my phone so instead of calling it back I came on here and looked up the number. Glad I did thank you everyone
Yay, I qualified for a grant of $9k and all I have to do is give them my bank account info. Really?
spammer rip off. It told the caller his coversation was being recorded and traced by the Secret Service and they hung up.
They did call me with the $9000 pitch. I asked what information they were needing, and she hung up.
They Called. Same thing. I gave them my old card # and received $9k 4 times. LOL!!! Just a little humor there. But really ... the same scan happened. I hung up on them.
just got a call from this number, thanks for the information.
Telemarketer called and, in broken englisk, informs me that he's from the US Federal Govt working for the Grants division. Apparently, I qualified for $9000 in grant money, becasue of my "good standing with the government", to use on anything from education, home repairs, new car, etc. except...I'm not allowed to use the money for drugs, gambling or alcohol
who do they think they are b.s.ing
called me and told me i owe 9,000$ cause of the government
Showed up as district of Colombia. No message left called six times. Its id theft trying to happen
Telemarketer told me a grant was available to me from the US government.
Hang up when I called back it immediately hung up
Foreigner claiming to be from US Government. Showed up as a DC number. Told me that I am to listen to what he has to say or he's going to cause f'ing trouble! I'm calling sheriffs dept or FBI. Kinda creepy.
Called when I said I couldn't understand them they said FU and hung up.
someone needs to call the government and let them know about using u.s. govermernt as a scam. they ae saying u.s. government that is not legal people.
Yes herd his bs,wanted account info I told him account no was 1800 eat ****
Spam caller with very poor English. Now with iOS 7 he's on my ever growing blocked list. Thank you Apple!
Spam......another con out there
Some asian **** speaking a foreign language. Stupid.
After I strung this non American, very heavily accented person along. ..I told her a few things like first of all I told her to learn English that this is a scam and if of was FREE MONEY. .. it WOULD N O T COST anything to get. ..
she hung up on me. ..LoL !!
So this middle eastern man calls and says he's from the US Federal Govt working for the Grants division. Says I qualified for $9000 in grant money to use on anything from education, home repairs, and even vacation. He wants an account number to send the money to. So I remind he that he didn't even ask for my name, and ask how could he possibly know that I qualified for the grant if he doesn't even know who he's talking to. He hung up.
I told this person they needed to learn how to speak English. Then I asked what I was gonna do with a 9k grant. He said, "**** YOU ****!!!" He called me stupid & idiot!! Then he said he didn't call me!!!
Called twice, refuse to answer
Same as below. Scammer saying they are from the Federal gov wanting to give you 9k in grant money and wants your bank info.
Spammer Scammer do not answer your phone
They actually left me a message and it was some person going," Hello, hello." And then they hung up. Weird...
This is a spammer, scammer and should be put in the slammer! I'm on the do not call list, but when I tell the FCC about these BS calls, the FCC just sucks their thumb looking dumb! I say, we can cut some dead weight in this government office! Yeah? Have a nice day!
Caller ID said "DC". I live in Minnesota. Did not answer. Did not leave voicemail.
These middle eastern people just want to keep u on the phone long enough to get ur IP address, tap into ur phone data.
Two calls to my cell. I did not answer either one. Calls from #'s I don't recognize are never answered anyway -- if it is so damn important leave a message and I will screen you then get back to you. No Message - No Answer.
Got called twice on my cell. First offered me a 9000 ? grant from the goverment. I asked that they mail me the info and hung up. Second only static, I hung up.
Didnt Answer, but if they call again, I will answer, "Sheriff's office".....
Scam. Said I get $9000 in grant money free. Don't have to pay back. I told them to send it to me by mail. I did not give them my address. I figure if its the US government they should have my address.
I recieved a call from this person as well claiming to be from the GOVERNMENT claims office and did not specify a specific agency. When he was ask what agency he hung up.
Didn't even bother answering
Scammed call in 7/13
keeps calling. can't understand what he talks about $9000 did not request any money
saw the DC in the description. didn't even answer.
Thank you everyone for the heads up. I got a call that didn't have anyone there. Saw the DC line and decided to try beenverified. Awesome! Now I know not to answer next time. Thanks!
Just got a call from this number and it was hard to understand what they were asking. I told him to repeat and he hung up. Guess he got tired of talking to me. I was going to ask him where he was from and then continue to talk to him about anything that came up. I have done it before on other Spam calls and it drives them crazy
Just got one.....male strong Mid-Eastern accent.
Yep got one. All same stuff.
spam, sent complaint to FCC against sprint.
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Thick accented man called saying he was from the federal government. I said no the hell you ain't you can't even speak English. He hung up!
I just received a call from this number. It was a foreign sounding woman claiming to be with the US. Government...yeah I believe that..and that I was eligible to receive $9000.00 As soon as I made it clear that I knew it was fraud.. she hung up.
This number called my sister and just kept saying "hello...helloooo" over and over again
Got a call from this number today. I didn't answer and they left no message. Read these comments and feel bad for all the people that answered and got cursed at :(
No message but continues to call
same story. us gov calling to give me 9k. scam! when he got quite I said in a demon voice "dieeeee" after 30 sec silence he said "hello ma'am?" so I replied in demon voice "dieeee b*tch" and he said "bull sh*t" and hung up. it was so hard not to laugh.
I got a call from this number sayinh that I was chosen to receive $9,000 of federal grant money, money that I'd never have to pay back. As soon as I said well ok, but I won't give u my ssn or my account info, they Hung up.ha
well it seems like answering with "Such and such county Sheriff's Office, Officer so and so speaking. This call is being recorded. How may I help you?" ISN'T what they want to hear. Scumbag Scamming ****.
I received the same $9000 federal grant phone call many of you did, from a male with a very thick accent. Troy, your email was incredibly helpful - I have reached out to Sprint's Acceptable Use call center and reported the number. Unfortunately, this appears to have been going on for a while and Sprint hasn't shut their number down yet.
Same as stated below, called and didn't leave a message
I've been called by (202) 210-0054 several times during the tail-end of March, and again today (24 April 2013). As many thousands of people have already experienced, I too was told that I was chosen for a nine-thousand dollar grant from the Federal Government. Each call was essentially the same pitch. Today, I had had enough. I reverse searched the number and discovered that it's a Sprint-Nextel cell phone from the Washington DC area. I contacted Sprint and informed them that one of their customers was using their service to defraud the naive and gullible into giving up their bank account numbers. I also informed the customer service rep that since an active customer of theirs was using their service to defraud people, that Sprint-Nextel has a responsibility to investigate and deal with their service customer. I further explained that if Sprint-Nextel didn't deal with their fraudulent end-user, that the many thousands of people who have either been a victim of their customer (using their service), that there might be grounds for a class-action lawsuit against Sprint-Nextel. I then asked the customer service rep to forward me to their management team. After consulting (someone), the rep. demurred, and referred me to their fraud "website" - [email protected] Don't bother going there. I tried. I couldn't access it without a Sprint account. I was totally ****. I then back-doored the rep by googeling "Sprint legal department" and found something useful: https://www.sprint.net/index.php?p=contacts_home That website contained (near the bottom of the page) a promising morsel of information. At the bottom of the page is listed something called Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) Enforcement. I then called the number they had listed which was : 800-232-3458. Their hours are M-F 9am - 6pm EST. In cvase you want to email Sprint-Nextel's Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) Enforcement center, you can email them at: [email protected]
Let's get these people who are abusing the Sprint-Nextel Acceptable Use Policy by defrauding people using their service. I'm sure that if enough of us contact Sprint-Nextel about illegal activities of one of their customers, they'll do something about shutting them down and turning them over to law-enforcement.
Got a call from this number yesterday. Guy had a thick Indian accent. Same $9000 story as below. I asked him who he was and how he got my number. He hung up. I have been registered on donotcall.gov for years. Filing a complaint.
This company has been calling my number for the last year. In February I registered my phone on donotcall.gov. After 31 days of being on the registry I can now file a complaint on calls like these. Register your phone number on donotcall.gov. After 31 days if this happens again you can file a complaint. The complaint is then investigated by the Federal Trade Commission. The company can be fined up to 16,000 dollars for each violation they make by calling a number that is registered and even numbers that are not. I got a call from this number April 5th. Just filed my complaint and I'll keep filing complaints each time I get a call. The more complaints the better.
Dude with a very thick accent said he works for the federal government tried telling me I somehow qualified for a 9000 dollar grant. As others have already stated, it sounds a whole lot like a scam.
Spammer jerk. I advertised his number on FB for all to spam him. Made me feel better. Plus I called it 100 times
Trying to call him now to schedule his **** whipping for talking to me like a street thug from Pakistan. If I find him I will bury both feet in ****. I will call him everyday until I **** him off enough to say where he is. I am willing to fly wherever it takes to remove his lungs from his body. Jackass.
Just received a phone call from the above number on my cell.( which by the way is unlisted.) A foreign man told me i had $9000 coming to me from a grant that the united states federal was giving out. After I politely said im not interested and to please remove my number from his calling list, he said you "m** F** you dont want 9000 dollars i was like excuce me! he called me a ****, M f'r and other names. I asked to speak to a manger and he still cursed me out! I hung up and came here to see what and where these people are from. no other info was available. total scam, please do not give out any of your inforamtion.
My husband just walked in and i was telling him what happened and he also got a phone call today from the same number ,with a ladt offering him the money. she said all she needed was his social and bank number to deposit the money! SCAMMERS FOR SURE.
I could hardly understand the guy but he wanted to give me 9000$ for being a good citizen! total scam! Do not give these people your information!
Called me and left no message. Curious I searched the number and found these comments.
I answered the call and after about 10 minutes of his rant I told him I was a police officer and that this phone call was recorded and traced and that federal agents were on their way to his location as we speak and he would be prosecuted to the fullest extent if the law. Of course none of my story was true but he couldn't hang up fast enough.
It was someone with a foreign accent. He said I was selected for a $9,000 grant from the United States for paying my bills and being a good citizen. Wanted to deposit the money in my bank or on a credit card. Total phishing attack.
Answered the call. Call was immediately dropped.
I did not answer the phone, just wanted to see who had called so I reverse number look up and saw all the other comments.
I received a phone call from this number. A middle aged man with a foreign accent called and claimed that he represented the United States Government and was going to give me 9000 dollars in rent due to my non criminal history and good credit. I then asked where he was located. He told me the United States Government. I then asked him what state his building was located. He screamed something in a different language and then hung up.
Called me and said something about money, then started talking amongst themselves. When I asked what he'd said he told me, "I no talk to you; you ****." and hung up.
my number is registerd on the national do not call list. They still violate and call. Wish someone enforce a extremely hi fine to the operator of this number ... not the registerd name.
didn't answer and they didn't leave a message. I've been getting a lot of spam calls lately like this. I wonder if I ended up on a spam list somewhere
Man called with Indian accent. Took me three times to understand where he was calling from. After telling me the government wanted to give me $9000, I hung up on him as he was talking.
Random lady calls me to tell me the government wants to give me $9000.. . -_-
they is fake lol
Got an offer for $9000 and all I have to do is give them an acct number......I hope people don't fall for this hoax!
called but when I answered they hung up. I called back and it went straight to voicemail. lady on it sounded like a regular white lady. but vm was full so no leaving a message.
Said he wanted to give me 9000 dollars
Poor english connection bad and gov wanted to give me money.
Yes indeed, such poor English. I think he was trying to tell me the Gov wanted to give me money. !!!!! ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha In what universe?!?!?!?!?
very poor English, hung up on me.