Agent Cliton. ND. He claims to give out grants from the goverment. He wants a fee of 1500 dollars for a 200.000 grant

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JA: What state are you in? And is a local attorney or other consumer protection advocate helping with this?
Customer: ND
JA: Have you contacted the seller or manufacturer?
Customer: Yes he claims to give out grants from the goverment
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: He wants a fee of 1500 dollars for a 200.000 grant.
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Hi,

I’m Zoey, and I am an experienced attorney. I know your question is important to you and I will be giving it the time and attention it deserves.

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Don't send off the $1,500. You're not getting a grant. You're the target of a scam.

This is the way that scammers phish for your personal identifying information and also try to steal as much of your money as you're willing to part with to try to collect a grant that doesn't exist.

The US government does not hand out random grants. And nobody accepts any payment for grants either. No agent will ever call out of the blue to offer you a grant.

Grants are desirable because they are 100% free money. If you have to pay so much as a cent for them upfront for any reason at all, there isn't any grant. You're sending your money to a thief. There are no fees.

Because grants are so desirable, they are never handed out at random. People must apply for them and compete. They are very difficult to obtain because the competition for grants is intense. Most people who apply get nothing.

If you want to look at what Federal grants are really available, go to www.grants.gov/ and you can see what is available and the very tedious process needed to apply for one. At Grants.gov, our government warns of these scams.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/learn-grants/grant-fraud/grant-related-scams.html?inheritRedirect=true

Block these scammers. Report the scam to your police and by filling out an online report with the FBI at their Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.IC3.gov and with the Federal Trade Commission at www.FTC.gov.

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Any questions? If you need further clarification or have a followup, just reply and we can continue our dialogue.

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Well my friend received this offer and she swears by it. But I did cancel the offer
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Zoey, JD, Expert

You never talked to your real friend. Call your friend offline at some number you didn't get from the person who tried to snooker you into this scam. If he does know anything about it, you can report him to the police and FBI too, because he's in on it.

But frankly, we see this scam many times every week. I stand by my answer. You never have to pay anything upfront to collect something that's already supposedly yours. and certainly not taxes.

If there is anything more I can help with, you can always find me again on this chat thread or by starting a new question with "For Zoey Only."

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Thank you I did let her know but she said she received her money, she is well satisfied. Thank you for your service what is my charge to my card
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Zoey, JD, Expert

You're welcome. If she said she received her money, she's a scammer and you should report her.

If you have any billing questions, you need to contact customer service at***@******.***. They are the ones who have access to that information.

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Thank you for your service, it saves me 1500.00 dollars . This is a very good service for people who think their being scammed.
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Zoey, JD, Expert

You're very welcome! Happy to have been able to help.

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