Government Grant August 16, 2023

Scam Type

Government Grant Scam

Business Name Used

Government Imposter

Date Reported

August 16, 2023

Postal Code


Total Dollars Lost

$ 0

Scam Description

Someone impersinating on of my friends on Facebook sent me a message and said they just got a government grant for $100,000 because of some issue she had with workmans comp.  They told me to follow a link and talk with a government agent named Larry Baker.  Larry asked me fo my full name, my gender, age, address, mother’s maiden name, what my current job is, and what my monthly income was. He said he would process that information and then get back to me if I qualified for the grant. I cut off contact with Larry at this point because he said I had to give him my social security number and banking information to be able to move on towards the next step of the grant process.