Victim Location 36088
Type of a scam Government Grant
Received a phone call on my cell phone from (202)754-8422. The lady on the line informed me that I had been awarded a government grant in the amount of $9,000.00. She asked me to verify some info which I gave her only the number she called and not authentic info for other requested info. She gave me a so called grant ID number (GG11042) and a phone number to call (202)899-9962. Once the second number was called, a gentlemen asked me the purpose of my call and I informed him that I was given this number by the lady who contacted my phone about a government grant. The gentleman informed me that the first thing I had to do was go to a Wal Mart, or a Walgreens or a Dollar General and purchase and Activation card and send it to them. At that time I informed him that US Government grant do not require recipients to forward any money to the government to receive approved grants. Told him that it was illegal what he was doing and he would be reported.