hi my name is XXXXX XXXXX i got a call about an american grant they say they are out of ny and i need you to look into it for me(NNN) NNN-NNNNis their number. thank you
i havent did anything i am checking with you befor i do anything
Hello and thank you for entrusting me to assist you. My goal is to answer your question completely and thoroughly and to provide excellent service. Can you please tell me what company the person calling you claimed to represent, if any? Also, can you please tell me whether they are requesting any sort of advanced payment?I very much look forward to assisting you regarding this matter.
they say they work for american grant out of new york here is their number XXXXXXXXXX his name is XXXXX XXXXX also wants me to send 265.00 dollers to western union to him
Thank you very much for the additional information.This is an "advance fee" scam. These scams have numerous variations but the essential facts they all have in common is that the victim is contacted and informed of grant money, sweepstakes winnings, inheritance or some other financial windfall and told that they need to pay a fee in order to receive the funds. Of course, there is no sum of money for the victim and this is merely a ploy to get the victim to send their own advance payment, with which the scammer will promptly disappear. Legitimate companies NEVER request payment via Western Union. The reason why you were requested by this person to make payment by such means is because WU payments are absolutely non-refundable and completely untraceable. Once the money is sent, it's gone, and if you send money to this scammer, gone for good is what it will be.Advance fee scams involving promised "government grants" are so common that the Federal Trade Commission has issued a warning about it, which you can see here: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt134.shtm See here for more information: http://www.consumerfraudreporting.org/AFFgrants/AFFfakegrants_US%20Government%20Grants.phpDo not respond any further to this scam. Simply corresponding with the operators of this type of scam increases your chances of receiving similar offers. In the future, decline any offer that requires you to pay money by Western Union to someone you do not know, as 99.9% of the time, it will be a scam.I sincerely XXXXX XXXXX this information helps you and I wish you the best.If you do not have any further concerns, I would be very grateful if you would give my answer a positive rating and click submit, as this is the only way I will receive credit for assisting you. If you have any additional concerns that you would like me to address, please feel free to let me know by hitting the REPLY or CONTINUE CONVERSATION button and I will be more than happy to continue assisting you. Finally, please bear in mind that none of the above constitutes legal advice nor is any attorney client relationship created between us.Thank you and very kindest regards.
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