Hello, my name is***** am a qualified lawyer and I will be assisting you with your question today.
This is a scam. Such types of scams, also known as ‘advance-fee fraud’ are unfortunately very common these days and many unsuspecting people fall for them. The 'government grant' scam is just another variation.
The ways in which such scams operate are as follows:
· You are contacted, usually out of the blue and promised a grant.
· Before the grant materializes, you are asked to pay a sum of money for various reasons, commonly as a processing fee, administrative costs, etc. This is the advance-fee part of the scam and such payments are never required in the circumstances, or even by law.
· Once the money has been sent, the fraudster usually vanishes and the grant never materializes.
The website is quite comical as a lot of the info on there is fake and misleading and it is not true. So do not be fooled by this - it is 100% a scam
DO NOT proceed any further with this. DO NOT send any information and certainly do not send money if asked to. Cease all contact with the other party and do not communicate any further with them.
If you wish to report this, the following options are available to you:
· You can forward any scam emails and details to: *****@******.***
· If the scam originated through the internet, submit a complaint to the Internet Crime Complaint Centre (IC3) by following this link: http://www.ic3.gov/complaint/default.aspx
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