National Institute of Health Imposter

Kayla –

Victim Location 14224

Total money lost $1,100

Type of a scam Government Grant

Call from the NIH and they said that I was to receive $14,580 for a personally individual grant by the government as long as I didn’t use it for beer going out doing drugs or anything like that. They kept telling me that the State of NY wouldn’t allow for funds to go through until I paid $750 in taxes which I did by purchasing ebay cards (5) totaling $1,1000. Yesterday they promised me that the grant was going to go into my account, but they said that I was to come up with $700 dollars more for the government so I tore into them and said they are nothing more than a scammer. So I got another call right after we hung up they called me back and said the they were from social security and I was under investigation.

Ashlee –

Victim Location 29615

Type of a scam Government Grant

I was contacted on Facebook IM by a friend on my friend list. This is someone I do not typically communicate with. Immediately they brought up information about a grant through the National Institute of Health. They then asked me to text the number above. I contacted them and they asked me to provide very personal information by text. I hope this helps catch these scammers.

John –

Victim Location 80923

Type of a scam Government Grant

They called me and said I’m selected for a grant that I did not have to apply for. They explained that I would get it by providing my bank account or credit card number. I can use it any way I like but not for gambling or drug purposes etc. I did not give them any info and told them this was a scam. They said they can assure me it’s not and said they were in Bethesda Maryland when I asked where they were. Of course it’s all foreign people answering the phone and the guy had to check where they were he put me on hold to ask someone where they were-red flag. I told them to stop calling and that I would block their number. You only apply for grants.

Kristopher –

Victim Location 12302

Type of a scam Government Grant

They wanted to put 14,000.00 dollars in my checking account I was to go to Walmart or Walgreens to get a money gram of 449.00 dollars then to call them back at 12026978857 that number and adress915 2nd Ave Seattle Washington this is social security in Seattle washington they gave me another number 2064726021 guys name was Micheal lobo I went to my bank they canceled my account and starting a new one

Julie –

Victim Location 20003

Type of a scam Government Grant

Individual grant from Apple instituted by NIH in the amount of $14,566.00, John Milker

Jerome –

Victim Location 37217

Type of a scam Charity

Stated they were from a program thru the United States Gov. Grant Dept of Human Services. And thru a grant from NIH..National Institution og Health…i had been chosen to receive an amt for $14,980.00 because of not having been in trouble with taxes or being in trouble with the law and he gave a list of why that I wanted to make sense of. He asked for card I was a stupid old woman grasping at straws.. Thank you for listening.

Maggie –

Victim Location 33983

Type of a scam Government Grant

A person called me today on 09/5/2016 and told me they were with a government grant institute with the national institute of health, they said i was chosen by a demographic survey & was approved for an individual grant. They asked for my drivers license number and debit card number and they would transfer $14,000 if i went to Washington or my local cvs or walgreens and completed my registration and to pay $350.00 which would be refunded.

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