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Is this federal grant offer a fraud?

asked 2016-12-19 14:34:08 -0800

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updated 2016-12-19 15:25:03 -0800

Terry gravatar image

At the recommendation of a longtime friend, I requested to be friends with a 'Alisha Anson' on FaceBook, in order to see if I qualify for a federal grant.  My friend got $90K delivered to him by UPS within 24 hours.  I trust him, but it still doesn't sound right.  Alisha sent me her banking info.  Its to a personal account of Peter Lawrence Smith at US Bank.

Please Advise.

Ruth Summers

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answered 2016-12-19 15:23:00 -0800

Scott gravatar image

Yes, that is fraud. Do not share any personal information. Federal grants do not work this way. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, then it most likely is. Your friends account has also likely been hacked. Please report the fraud to Facebook. You may also want to report the incident to the Federal Trade Commission.

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