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Government Grant

Scam Type

Government Grant Scam

Business Name Used

Agent Jerry-Jones 100

Date Reported

Aug 23, 2022

Victim Postal Code

48206

Total Dollars Lost

0

Scam Description

My neighbor told me about this plan where the government SSI is giving out grant money. She told me that she received $50,000 and don’t have to pay the money back. This person that she had me to contact goes by the name Agent Jerry-Jones on my phone. He said that he worked for the government SSI. So, I asked him about the plan to receive the money. He sent me an application to fill out on my phone. I filled out the application which questions, name, address, martial status, employment and homeowner. I wasn’t comfortable with this information to give to a stranger. Well, I was approved for $70,000 which blow my mind. This never happen to me before even if I applied for loan in this large amount. Any financial company would definitely want to know how they are going to receive their funds back. Red flag. I said to him that I need to talk with my husband about this. He said, no need to him or anyone. That’s strange. Well, in order to receive this money, I would have to go and get a gift card in the amount of $500 from CVS or Walmart. Once, I do that, give him a call. He sent me the delivery information, Reference #9900078567, Country : United States, Batch #9056490602/333, this will be delivered to me by FedEx. I have not follow up with this and plan not to get involved in this scam. My neighbor claims everything went ok for her. She’s 85 years old. I feel she has nothing to lose because of her age and she lives in a retirement home. I’m a homeowner and don’t want a scammer to take my finances or other assets.