Grant Approval E-mail

How the scam works:

You receive an official looking e-mail informing you or your company that you have been approved for a government grant (details come with the message – it could be for any reason, either economical or because of your business).

The e-mail contains government logos and might look very realistic to you. A grant means money that recipients don’t have to return, so you might be in a hurry to offer the details they ask for.

The scammers will pull their fraud by either asking you to pay for some fees (“usual in these cases”) that might vary from $300 to $2,000 – depending on how much the grant is, or simply by getting all your bank details from you.

How to avoid:

If you never applied for a grant, you can’t get one. Don’t accept any grant offer that you didn’t apply for.

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Suresh

Yup, just got one today claiming to be from Michelin. It comes from MICHELIN PAYMENT OFFICE (ultramsg@ukmichelin.net). Here is the email, beware of these scammers:

"Reference Number: [OMP014714]
Draw Number: [UK231978]

Dear Sir/Madam,

Michelin is pleased to inform you that you have been awarded a grant of GBP1,000,000.00(One Million Pounds Sterling) in our global economic empowerment program which was conducted on the 24th of September 2014. Congratulations!"

These scammers are pathetic.

lula

Same here, I got one from the United Nations Development Programme. It says I am entitled to $650,500. LOL. The scammer agent is "Dr. Steve Peterson" Phone: +(601)-640-326- (39)

Mushtaq

Hi I’m deaf without speak. I frustrated with scam from Nigeria. I lost over £80k pounds. It’s no credit card. I gave to him from western union and money gram for 8 years. Please help me thanks.

Mushtaq

DANIEL MELTON

I WAS CALL BY PHONE #713-1317 STATING THAT IHAD BEEN APPROVED A 7,OOO DOLLAR GRANT FROM GOVERMENT. G A # BM-1050 TO RECEIVE THE FUNDS WALMART STORE. THAT I SHOULD SEND 275 DOLLARS TO RECEIVE THE 7,OOO DOLLARS!CALL BACK 202 AREA CODE.please contact regarding this imformation…asap !

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