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Government Grant Organization Complaint - Paid $100.00 To Bogus Government Grants

Review by MONEYPIT7 on 2008-04-24
NEW DELHI -- I had been on a waiting list for over three years for a government grant. I received a call over a week ago stating that I had met the qualifications for a grants. However, upon sending a fee of $100.00 Through western union on 4/21/08. A deposit of $4,000 by midnight, the fee was for s/h, I was given a name of ([snip), new delhi, india. Customer service person (anna) assigned me a id #ish05, my mtcn#476-768-6590. This was the second time that (western union) was used to make money transactions the contact (anna)1-845-224-3304. I want these leeches off of the web sites. Now!!!! I am highly surprised that western union is connected with such deceitful people.

I hope that someone will get to the bottom of these people, if I can not trust western who can I trust, I am 61 yrs old and western union represents a sound wiring company, but there is something very, very wrong if I can not trust a company of your magnitude.

Sincerely,
babara j. Thomas
Comments:3 Replies - Latest reply on 2008-04-24
Posted by madconsumer on 2008-04-24:
western union just sends money, they rarely know who the receiver is unless a complaint has been filed.

the bad deal is, any time you must pay for a loan, and such, it is a scam.

try contacting your local attorney general or the distric attorney.
Posted by abobo on 2008-04-24:
As madconsumer said, this is textbook advance fee fraud. Sorry for your loss, but I wouldn't count on being compensated. I rated this very helpful.
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-04-24:
Just having to pay a fee to obtain a government grant is a huge red flag. But what government? US? India? The phone number traces to POUGHKEEPSIE, NY.

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