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I was told that I won a $7800 grant, but I must buy a

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I was told that I won a $7800 grant, but I must buy a $250.00 ITunes card. The person I talked to by phone said he was with the "Federal Government Grant Fund Dept.".
Are you familiar with this. ITunes with a Grant doesn't make sense to me.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Fraud Examiner
Expert:  Lucy, Esq. replied 1 month ago.

Hi,

I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today.

This is a scam. The government does not charge a person to receive grants. Also, the only way to get a grant is to submit an application. It's not something you can be randomly chosen for. You have to find grants that you're qualified for, and fill out the extensive application. It takes hours to apply for a grant at best. Anyone who contacts you and tells you that you've received a grant you didn't put in for is lying. Also, there is no Federal Government Grant Fund Dept.

The government has actually warned about this type of scam on their website:

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0113-government-grant-scams

Do not send them anything. If they call or reply, don't even respond. They're just trying to steal your money.

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Expert:  Lucy, Esq. replied 1 month ago.

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