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Yet Another Grant Scam (Betty Sexton)

If you're looking for a job and applying for positions using online search engines... you'll probably get a letter and check like Greg did.

  I've said this before.. .but it bears repeating.  If you're looking for a job... realize  that you've got a big, red target painted on your back.  Crooks know you're anxious to find work.  They also assume you need money... and that's why they're zeroing in on you.  Simply put, they think you're desperate and are willing to take risks.

  Greg Andries of Colorado Springs got a letter and check from The Grants Association.  It promises him $50,500 if he follows directions.  He's supposed to call James Miller at 514-578-5082.  Then he's told to cash the enclosed check for $2,944.50. 

  Once he pays the International clearance fee with his enclosed check...he's on his way to getting the rest of the dough.  The agent has conveniently taken his  commission fee of $5,500... that means a check for $45,000 will soon be on the way to his door... once he wires money to Canada.

  The crooks only give Greg three days to act... which means if he deposits the check... he won't know it's  bounced until it's too late... and he's lost close to $3,000.

The letter,  filled with typos and misspellings, is from British Columbia.  The number you're told to dial is in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  Once you wire any funds, they're gone.

Don't let the bad guys fool you. You won't be awarded a U.S. grant from a firm in Canada... that's outside our borders.  And, U.S. authorities have no jurisdiction in Canada, so they can't help retrieve your money once you send it.

Talk about cruel and unusual punishment.  These crooks are preying on those who need support, not scams.  Be careful like Greg and don't fall for their wickedness.

 

 

 

 

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