Whoohoo I got a grant for 7500

United States
November 20, 2012 6:32pm CST
I got a call from some guy saying the government wanted to give me a grant all they needed was my debit card, or my account number. I said send me a letter they saidwe need your info I hung up they had the nerve to call me again the next day I hung up. How dare they call me back after I hung up!
3 responses
• United States
21 Nov 12
Good for you that you caught onto that! If they keep calling you, call the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) and report their number so they can look into the people trying to scam for money and shut them down. I had something similar happen before where someone called me and told me that I owed a debt to a company that I had never heard of before in the amount of $5,500!! They told me that if I didn't pay it over the phone right then and there that they were going to issue a warrant for my arrest and charge me with federal fraud. HA! Unlucky for them, they were talking to a law student, so I know better. I informed him that you cannot go to jail for unpaid debts in this state and it is not a federal matter, it is a civil matter. I told him to tell the original creditor to give me a call and hung up. Then he called me back and cussed up a storm while I just laughed and laughed at him. I called the FTC and reported them and later found out that they were a fraud ring run out of India and they had made money into the millions scaring people into thinking that they were going to jail for an unpaid debt that they didn't even owe! I'm glad those guys got shut down and I hope they locked them up and threw away the key!!
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@STOUTjodee (3510)
• United States
21 Nov 12
Glad you didn't fall for the scam! The second time he called back I would have asked to speak to his supervisor. Or I would have told him to quit calling me or told him to put me on the "Do Not Call" list. Some times if I'm in the mood, I'll call them back!
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@beamer88 (4268)
• Philippines
21 Nov 12
You should've teased him more and ask a lot of questions, make him work harder for his planned scam But kidding aside, that's really the best way to go about it. Cut short the conversation and hang up. No point in entertaining these unscrupulous people further.
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