Quantcast

Scam Alert: Scammers claim government grant to steal money - Greenville, NC | News | Weather | Sports - WNCT.com

Scam Alert: Scammers claim government grant to steal money

Posted: Updated:
KINSTON, N.C. - A government grant phone scam is hitting right here in eastern North Carolina.

A 9 On Your Side viewer, Roxana Price, contacted us after receiving one of these phone calls. Price says she received a phone call from an unavailable number. On the other end a caller, claiming she had won a grant from the government.

"They said they were from the federal government and that they had selected me out of 1500 people, that I had won a grant for $10, 200,” said Price.

Price says while she was skeptical at first, the call appeared to legitimate as the call continued. Price says the caller gave her the name of an account manager, a Washington D.C. contact number, and a confirmation number. Price says when she spoke to the account manager, he said she had send $180 dollar via Western Union and prepaid debit card, that’s when she realized it was scam. Price says luckily she realized it before she got scammed out of $180 dollars.

“It's not cool, because some people, like the elderly people or someone that is really in need of cash would go for it. They'd send their money and they wouldn't get anything in return; so, they are just losing money in the long run," said Price.


For more information about this government grant scam click here.



  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson

    Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:44:52 GMT
    It's been a quieter night in Ferguson, Missouri. Some demonstrators returned to the streets Wednesday evening to protest the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white officer, but in diminished numbers.
    Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly...
  • Eastern NC school systems scrambling to find teachers

    Eastern NC school systems scrambling to find teachers

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:16 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:16:32 GMT
    Many school systems in Pitt, Beaufort and Greene Counties are scrambling to fill vacant teacher positions before school starts next week.
    Many school systems in Pitt, Beaufort and Greene Counties are scrambling to fill vacant teacher positions before school starts next week.
  • Heather Macy earns contract extension

    Heather Macy earns contract extension

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:39 PM EDT2014-08-22 01:39:36 GMT
    After approval by the Board of Trustees, East Carolina University has announced a five-year extension of head women's basketball coach Heather Macy's contract that will keep her at the helm of the program through the 2019-20 season, according to an announcement by director of athletics Jeff Compher Thursday afternoon.
    After approval by the Board of Trustees, East Carolina University has announced a five-year extension of head women's basketball coach Heather Macy's contract that will keep her at the helm of the program through the 2019-20 season, according to an announcement by director of athletics Jeff Compher Thursday afternoon.
Powered by WorldNow

3221 South Evans Street
Greenville N.C. 27834

Telephone: 252.355.8500
Fax: 252.355.8568
Email: newsdesk@wnct.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.