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202-287-7742

Location: District Of Columbia, USA (Washington)



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Olivia
April 4, 2017, 1:46 pm

A man with an Indian accent called telling me he was with the US Government. Because I am such a good person with no criminal history and paid my taxes on time, he wanted to send me $9,000.

Caller Company: US Government
Caller Type: Scammer/Phisher
Ayenn
April 4, 2017, 7:33 pm

Same here. The Indian guy offered me $9,000. When I asked him why, he gave some answer I could not understand. It was a really thick Indian accent. When I asked him if he knew who I was, he hung up. People will do anything for a scam!

Carrie
April 5, 2017, 2:24 pm

Yep, they've now called a couple of times (finally blocked their number) Offering $9,000. I played along for a while (not recommended) before asking for their Government ID number - they hung up.

Caller Company: No caller ID just number
Caller Type: Scammer/Phisher
Anon
April 20, 2017, 3:39 pm

hang up call, then on call back number is not in service, press any key to get operator assistance... DON'T play! Great way for your call to be routed outside the country - and charged!

Caller Company: Not Given
Caller Type: Unknown
Mickey Snyder
April 20, 2017, 3:48 pm

I received a call from this number but did not answer it.

Caller Company: (202) 287-7742
Caller Type: Unknown
Anonymous
April 20, 2017, 6:40 pm

"James" (with an Indian accent, yes) from the "US Government Department of Federal Grants" - whereupon I hung up, no such department exists.

Caller Company: no caller ID, just number
Caller Type: Scammer/Phisher
Why does it matter?
April 20, 2017, 6:45 pm

"Geoffrey" called from US Treasury Dept. Asked him to disconnect if he didn't want me to report the call. The idiot cussed and asked me to report to the FBI.

Caller Company: Geoffrey
Caller Type: Scammer/Phisher
Dan
April 20, 2017, 7:38 pm

Same scam as others associated with this number. Clearly this has been going on for a while. Why have the authorities not followed up on this?

Caller Company: Foreign woman
Caller Type: Scammer/Phisher
Suzy
April 24, 2017, 12:44 pm

I see a call from yesterday at 4:30 pm. I did not pick up and no message was left. I know no one in DC who would call me. Thank you to those who reported this here

Caller Company: unknown
Caller Type: Scammer/Phisher
Day
May 1, 2017, 6:56 pm

Received call today. I couldn't understand the lady with her accent, and it was a bad connection. I asked her to repeat, and she said "Federal Grants Department", I hung up. Sounded like a scam, so I googled it. Yep. Scam.

Caller Company: Foreign woman
Caller Type: Scammer/Phisher
Michelle
May 2, 2017, 4:11 pm

Also a man with a heavy accent, offering me $9000, cuz I have no criminal background and no bankruptcy. Only 1700 people selected. Call this number back and say this... 202-738-4415 Ask for William Smith. LOL How original

Caller Type: Unknown
Tammy
May 3, 2017, 3:16 pm

Well now it is a lady with a very thick Russian sounding accent and I was told I would receive $50,000.00 in a government grant. I started laughing. The lady said, "Keep laughing Bitch, you just pissed away $50,000.00." I laughed harder and got hung up on.

Caller Type: Scammer/Phisher
Jake
May 3, 2017, 5:08 pm

Same here, an Indian lady said that I was entitle to receive a grant of $9,000. Please, the government never calls you and tells you "Here's free money." Just a scam!

Caller Type: Scammer/Phisher
Monica
May 4, 2017, 12:16 pm

Same here, Indian guy saying he was from US government. Offering 9k because I pay my taxes and only 1700 people are being offered this "grant". He verified my phone number and I gave him my zip code. I stopped right there and told him to hold on while I googled his number. He also gave me like a grant number and another phone number 202-470-2547 for his account manager. When I said his number was coming up a scam... He hung up!

Caller Type: Scammer/Phisher
Tammye
May 4, 2017, 6:06 pm

heavy Indian accent. I answered county jail and he still said I received a grant. What an idiot.

Caller Company: jeffrey
Caller Type: Scammer/Phisher
Bobby buck
May 4, 2017, 7:49 pm

Called.. I answered-- he was difficult to understand and I never knew what he was talking about. I hung up.

Caller Company: No name shown
Caller Type: Spammer (Email/Junk Mail)
Anna
May 5, 2017, 7:18 pm

I just received a call from US Gov Grants Dept. saying the same. It is a scam. I asked for his name and he hung up. Beware!

Caller Company: US Gov Grants Dept.
Caller Type: Spammer (Email/Junk Mail)

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