Federal Reserve Bank

Erica –

Victim Location 30458

Total money lost $600

Type of a scam Government Grant

I had got a phone call from this number 202 -417-8409 and his name was *** *** extension 0071 he asked my name and I told him it, then he tells me that my name popped up in the computer that the government owes me $9,000 that I didn’t have to pay back so I didn’t believe him, and I told him that this is a scam and he assured me this was not a scam and he gave me his badge number DF432375 then he asked me to go to Walgreens or somewhere to get a eBay card worth $200 which I knew that was a scam but I still went and got the eBay cards, because he made me believe that he was Legit by giving me his badge number and he told me after I get them to call him back and send pictures of the cards and the receipt to show that they will purchase so I did that then he asked me to scratch off silver strip on the back and send it to him so I did that then after that he gave me a phone number to call 646-847-2601 and told me to give this number to GG4092TXD to the person at this number which her name was *** *** and her extension number is 2055 so I talked to her and she tells me the exact same thing that *** *** tells me about the $9,000 then she tells me that I need to go and get two eBay cards worth $200 a piece which I did like a fool and take a picture and send it to her and keep the receipts and after that she gives me five tracking numbers for the $9,000 so I can get the money from Western Union she even said that I will get my $600 back along with the $9,000 which comes to a total of $9,600 I will get back after that I’ll call her to find out what is going on with the money then she tells me that they need another $800 and I told her no council that $9,000 and send me back my $600 and she said that she will she had to send it to the cancellation Center and she will get back at me to let me know how they will send my money back to me so it has been a week and I haven’t heard anything from *** *** since last Thursday

Aimee –

Victim Location 96789

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

A person named Peter Birch called me from New York who claimed that he worked for the Federal Reserve Bank (917)819-1286 ext. 1001 and he said that I won $10.6 million from Las Vegas Direct Sweepstakes Co. and that the funds are in Escrow at (929) 2070113. They said to call the Escrow number and he gave me the accont number and routing number to confirm that the funds were in Escrow. Then to release the funds I believe I would have to pay a certain amount of money and then they would wire the funds to my bank. Well, it sounded suspicious.

Bridget –

Victim Location 80921

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Mr. Adam Walker emailed me saying I could get USD $5,500,000 by wiring a small fee to Diane Thill. The email goes on to describe a few steps and then asks for my phone number, name, my job, and several information about the bank of which I do business at by asking for the name, address, my account name, and the routing/account number. I do not have a bank account but I pay for my items at the grocery store using cash. It is close to Christmas and had I not seen that before I’d love to think it makes a good present which it does.

Christina –

Victim Location 79105

Total money lost $350

Type of a scam Government Grant

My name is *** *** and I received a call from the Federal Reserve Bank and they are going to send money to me via money gram. All I had to do is call Theresa at 202-596-6498 with the code numbers from a Google Play card for $350 and they would give me the money gram numbers to pick up the money. So now I am at Wal Mart trying to receive a money gram but I didn’t have anymore money to pay for the money gram. I was able to get a hold of somebody at the BBB who told me that I don’t have to pay to receive a money gram. They also told me this is a scam and to go ahead and see if they have the numbers for money gram but they were sure it was a scam and I was out my $350..

Nicholas –

Victim Location 28208

Total money lost $720

Type of a scam Government Grant

Someone called me and said I was one of the choosing people out of 900 who pays there taxes on time and the federal government federal reserve Bank want to give me 10,000 dollars for paying taxes on time. They gave me a Grant ID number and told me to call federal reserve Bank in Washington and gave me the number to call. The person wanted me to pay them at first $220.00 for register to be a member of the federal reserve Bank in Washington, but they wanted me to pay with a Google play store card that was 10-500 dollars card. So I went to Walgreens and got $20 on a 10-500 dollars card, they waited on the phone while I drive to Walgreens and tell them that I got the card. It was misunderstanding between the amount I suppose to give them, they actually wanted $220.00 so I went back in to Walgreens in got the same Google play store card for $200 dollars. They took my bank information in told me to call federal reserve Bank in Washington DC right now in give them the Grant ID number in they got the same information. When I call the number they said the same thing that I was one of the choosing one then I had one more step, is that I had to do a transaction fee that cost $500.00 to transfer the $10,000 from Washington DC bank to my bank in Charlotte NC, I did that too and no $10,020 dollars to be correct. I lost $700.00 dollars and I don’t have the $10,000 dollars. They said something was wrong with the computer to give me a confirmation number then they said to call back for the confirmation number the next day and the next day was Saturday. I call back in that person have my information then he gave me a confirmation number and said that this number shows that the money is there, IT’S SATURDAY what bank am I calling now, help me I think I was scam??

Karl –

Victim Location 19805

Total money lost $700

Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

I kept receiving calls over and over for weeks not wanting to pick up until I got tired of them and picked up the phone. It was the Federal Reserve Bank telling me that I had a grant, I thought nothing of it because I have received grants before and told them to send it in the mail like always. They said because it was a sufficient fund that they could send it via money order, I agreed because that did not require me to give out any of my information. Thye said there was a fee for the money but they would put it right back into the check, I again thought nothing of it because the number was actually from the Federal Reserve Bank. They told me to purchase a gift card to send the 700 because if I were to use my card there would be additional charges unlike a gift card that runs off credit, that logic made sense. Once I sent the money there were complications and they wanted more money which I then refused. Thinking back I felt like it was a scam but the prospect of paying off my student debt clouded my mind. If the Federal Reserve Bank calls you for a grant its probably fake they will never call or contact you anyway, they just send a check.

Casey –

Victim Location 54304

Type of a scam Government Grant

Caller stated I have been awarded a $9000 govt grant. I was instructed to call an accountant at 360-464-9937 for information on how to send money up front, which I did not do.

Tasha –

Victim Location 84106

Type of a scam Government Grant

I got 4 calls in a week from 4 different people telling me I was selected to receive $9,000 in government grants. All I have to do is go to Walmart & register my name with Federal Reserve Bank & pay &50 & then my money will be released & I’ll get &9,050. Beware because this sounds pretty good!

John –

Victim Location 59102

Total money lost $200

Type of a scam Government Grant

I got a call stating it was not a scam and was not a loan that had to be paid back and I was one of the people the Goverment picked to give 9,000 dollars to. I spoke to a Victora that worked at the "Federal Reserve Bank" who then had me buy two 100 dollar itunes cards and claim the tracking number had to go through the cards and she transferred me to a guy buy the name of Billy Williston who said the government for my state is holding my money and they need a thank you received for transfferring money to another state of 1000 dollars. Billy then claimed to have sent the 1000 and they did not accept it and it has to be accepted from the receiver (me) they then said I would have to come up with the thousand dollars and that they already had the 1,200 added to my 9,000 which I knew was a scam right there. You cannot add money to an already sent out transaction. I told him I would be conatacting the bureau of better business and he got snappy woth me and told me they cannot helpme and no one can and my money would be waiting.

Timothy –

Victim Location 44691

Type of a scam Government Grant

I was called an told I was selected to reserve a gov grant in the amount $9200.00 and will receive that money every year. They want me to purchase a steam card from Walmart and activate it then I will get my money they say I was picked for. I don’t want to b a victim so can u plz check this out

Stacy –

Victim Location 77703

Total money lost $200

Type of a scam Government Grant

They called me n reference to a Government Grant.He (Mr.Ricky Lee who supposed to be the bank Manager.(845-582-8735 is a Mr.Matthew Barron was the 1st person I spoke with.He gave me this number to a bank manager to talk with.He said that he was with Federal Resevre Bank.I was chosen for a Government Grant in the amount of $9,200.Then he went on to tell me I can pick the money up at any Western Union r MoneyGram.Ok I said.Then he asked me to get $200 n gift cards.So I did.Not thanking of any scams at this time.He stayed on the phone with me while I purchased the cards.I had to buy 4 at $50.Once that was done I had to read him the #"s off the back of the gifts cards.He also gave me a # that was for a Ricky Lee the supposed to have been the Bank Manager.I was told that there was a problem with the transaction.Still not thinking this was a SCAM…….My feelings r lost for words at this moment to think that they got me for my $200.Then he wanted me to send $500 more to cover the Taxes.So that put up a RED FLAG.We have been SCAMMED.So I want this to go out to any n everybody.Don’t fall for it.

Haley –

Victim Location 76305

Type of a scam Government Grant

Frank Raney has called me several times now. Told me since i have outstanding credit i was one of the 1500 people to receive this grant it was free money from US Federal Government and i did not have to pay it back. He told me i had 3 ways i can get the money walmart, a debit card, western union. Said i needed to purchase a itunes card for 250.00. He would stay on the whole time to complete this process until i got my money which would have been 10,050.00 and the reason it had to be a itunes card was because apple was sponsoring paying all the taxes on the money so i didnt have to. And that apple had a year contract with the Federal Government. I did not need to hurry i could wait until i had the money to get a itunes card of 250.00 there was no time limit cause it was a free money grant. Now he calls me from another number as well. But its like a six digit number. I told him i havent got my money yet to get the itunes card he simply says you call me back when i have the money to purchase the card. He knew my whole name and address. Pretty scary.

Jake –

Victim Location 35773

Type of a scam Government Grant

rec’d a call from 011 202 454 5674 caller ID showed this as Cairo, was told by Kristy Aloha that I had been selected to receive a federal grant of $9,200 for my excellent credit score and no arrests. said this was a one time, non-taxable grant to use as I wished.

was given the number: 202 684 6822 to call ASAP to begin process of receiving funds today.

upon calling the above number I spoke with a man named Belly at ext 013.

he told me to rush to walgreens and purchase a two hundred dollar I-tunes card and call him from parking lot where I would be directed to a western union office with further instructions to complete the transfer of funds.


of course, I did not do so.

Virginia –

Victim Location 36561

Total money lost $220

Type of a scam Government Grant

Called told me to walk to cvs pharmacy call give the cashier 250 for an iTunes card for a registration fee scratch off the numbers and give the numbers to him and go back in and buy two more for 480 each for taxes and give him the numbers asks for account info for direct deposit and transinion

Jillian –

Victim Location 92399

Type of a scam Government Grant

Scanner called my husband stating they were the federal reserve bank that he has been approved for a $9,000.00 grant. All he need to do was go down to Walgreen’s to get a money gram and give them $250.00. He told him to give them a confirmation code that they gave him.

Lucas –

Victim Location 34655

Type of a scam Government Grant

Call from treasurey dept of Federal Reserve bank of NY telling me American Recovery Reinvestment Act awarding me a $9,000 Grant. I have to secure my identity by depositing $200 in an sendin them an empty reloadable money card., Debit card or my bank .This is to secure the 9K When it is rec’d, the $200 will be returned to me.

Taryn –

Victim Location 20201

Total money lost $250

Type of a scam Government Grant

I was told that I won $9,800 grant from the government because my bill paid on time and I don’t owed no bankruptcy. I was told to buy iTunes gift card for $250.00 so he can register to get my grant money. I was told to purchase the iTunes card at CVS, Seven 11, Rite Aid and Walmart. As a result, I choose Walmart to buy the iTunes card because it was closer for me. I was told not to disclose any information with anyone at the store because they will make me paid more on taxes. I was stupid of course to follow their track. Then, I spend $250.00 of buying

the iTunes gift card. After, I purchase the iTunes gift card. I was told to find a quiet place to scratch the pin numbers and read it to him. I did. I was put on hold so he can transfer me to the federal reserve bank. I waited for at least 10minutes. Then, the federal reserve bank spoke to me. He ask me, "how do you want the money to be transfer by Western Union or money gram". I said, I don’t know. Which one is easier for you". Then he said, "Western Union" I said, "ok". He said, "I will give you 4 different code to get the money. Instead of getting $9,800 grant. You will get 10,050.00". I said, "ok" He said, "but you need to pay $499.00 for activation fee. I said, "what! I don’t have that kind of money to give." Then he said, "you can’t get the grant money until you paid the activation fee. Final I hang up the phone. That’s when I know I was SCAM. I lost $250.00??????????

Anna –

Victim Location 15461

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Consumer received call from a Peter Lopez from phone number 702-359-2906 address 33 Batersea Ave Las Vagas NV 20144. Told the consumer to contact Bank of America in Washington DC at 888-481-0018 to verify the lottery check winnings of $350,000 and were to send the fee.

Kara –

Victim Location 98520

Type of a scam Government Grant

I received a phone call from a Carlo Hernandes on my cell phone informing me I was randomly selected for an 8 thousand dollar grant that gave me a phone number to call and an access code to ask for an Omaga Jones. When called Omaha Jones, she informed me that I had to pay 250 dollars (refundable) to the western union to receive the money

Mandy –

Victim Location 85008

Type of a scam Government Grant

Calling from the Federal Reserve bank, offering a grant $9,450 for those who do not have a conviction or bankruptcy. It is required that the recipient has a Money card with $250 on it to pay for fees. Account access information numbers provided were: ***.

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