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PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE contact me Monday morning!!! I belive I am being scammed by these people and I NEED HELP A.S.A.P!!! They claim to be from the National Health Institute in Bakersfield CA. I want to go back to school and I have talked to many people offering to help with grant money. These people offered me free government grant money if I pay the taxes, but they want the money sent on Pay Pal cards. I sent them some money until I found out the receiver of these purchased cards can only use them to buy computers or other online products. They said they have contracts with Google and Apple to do this. They will not return my money and say I have limited time to receive the grant and send the rest of the tax fees, HELP!!!
JA: Because consumer protection law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: California...
JA: Have you contacted the manufacturer?
Customer: There is no manufacurer...
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Is there really such a government grant that requires taxes up front, or have I been scammed and where do I go for help???
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