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Okay this asian accented man called that i have received a US grant for having a good record scam or for real?

Okay so i get a call from an asian accented man saying i have been one of the 150 chosen people to receive a free US grant because I have not filed bankruptcy and i have no criminal record. i have to pay first 249 through western union for the wire transfer and then i have to stay on the phone with the manager until i see the money in my account is this legit or a scam?

Asked By: - 10/25/2011
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100% scam... More
Answered By: Buffy Staffordshire - 10/25/2011
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There is no free money. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advance-fee_fraud http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_confidence_tricks
Answered By: falsi fiable - 10/25/2011
 
100% SCAM. 1) The government does not give out grants for those reasons. 2) If they did, they would not charge a fee. 3) The government does not use Western Union. Western Union payments are not reversible. Once you send the money, it is gone.
Answered By: Wayne Z - 10/25/2011
 
it sounds like a scam ok so dont do anything
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Answered By: Geoff - 10/25/2011
 
From my understanding grants are free so why should you pay??
Answered By: Eboii - 10/25/2011
 
Complete, obvious, blatant scam. I can't believe anyone would fall for this.
Answered By: rtfm - 10/25/2011
 
Big time scam. If you doubt me, tell him you will let him deduct the $249 from the grant money before he sends it to you. Even better, tell him he can deduct double that. He won't, but you'll never hear from him again. >
Answered By: kitty in the sink - 10/25/2011
 
This is a typical scam. Anytime you have to pay them first, you're likely never to see any of your money or theirs again. Run the other way as fast as possible! There are millions of people who haven't filed for bankruptcy and have no criminal record in the U.S. All that will do for you is help qualify you for a... More
Answered By: Christine - 10/25/2011
 
Obviously scam. You even had to ask?
Answered By: Common Sense - 10/25/2011
 
When they ask you to pay them first, not good. A legitimate grant might have lots of forms to complete , but they should not ask for serious money. When they don't want a check through the mail, not good. A con man is trying to avoid using the mail, to avoid mail fraud charges. Hang up.
Answered By: Fred - 10/25/2011
 
SCAM!!!
Answered By: jjaponick - 10/25/2011
 
100% SCAM... More
Answered By: Kittysue - 10/25/2011
 
i agree with everybody here.. that is an obvious scam! don't ever fall for it. i suggest you report that to http://www.callercenter.com right away! that would do well as an addition to the scams that we're reported by people who encountered such. that site is free to use.
Answered By: Edwin - 10/25/2011
 
If you never apply for anything then somebody called you that informed you that your request is granted that really a scam.The best thing you can do is ask his personal information details then check it in the online site that offer a background criminal record checks of people around the world.Don't give a money to... More
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Answered By: Adolfo Hitler - 10/25/2011
 
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