Federal Government Grants Department
Complaint 360297 Details

  • Date Occurred: 08/17/2016
  • Reported Damages: $47,622.00
  • Username: Calvin Marshall
  • Email: williamtest37@gmail.com
  • Location: HHH Building, Washington, DC (given in text below)

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Began in 8/2016 & last contact is the message below sent 3/28/2017. Most contact w/Calvin Marshall, all by phone. One grant became 5 by 8/29/2016. Fees to wire deposit = $15,000, IRS tax = $5,900, to send via Money Gram = $3,080, to send via paper check = $2,800 + $2,970 (explained below, unpaid), No Objection Certificate (NOC) = $2,500, Currency Exchange Fee = $1,800, New Credit Dept. President (post election day) = $2,500, VAT = $1,150, Registration & Late Fees = $250 + 250 + 450, Validation fee = $1,000, Credit Score boost = $1,400.

To withdraw for a refund rather than continue would cost $2,000 in 11/2017 for legal fees.

Each payment request came w/a certain promise of a next day deposit or check, sometimes within hours of my payment clearing. Errors for any reason caused a duplicate payment by me. Any waiver of fee was reversed upon satisfaction of my portion (i.e. below, a 40% waiver is offered but the payment of $2,970 will then require payment of the remaining $1,980 before check will be released). This happened on at least 4 occasions. All money is kept to be refunded w/grant but cannot be returned otherwise.

I received a pdf of the check for $98,622 as drawn on a U.S. Treasury check. Recently, they insisted I take cash via Money Gram w/a check to follow in a series of smaller payments. They provided two (2) reference numbers to be activated for $1,200 each before I could pick up the money. I paid for one, it never came in spite of their 3 attempts to send in 3/2017. Calvin required me to pay for the other before putting the check in pay status in the message below.
Grants Approval: RTPN4157Z/PR18946387
Grants ID:ES212
Grants Amount: $9,200*5

Dear William,

This mail is to congratulate you for receiving the Federal Government Grants. As per the demographic survey which was held all over the United States and as a result you have been randomly selected to receive the grant money of $9,200.00.,

You can use this money for any kind of good and legal purpose like pay your bills, home improvement, education loan and for your business needs. You can’t use this grants money for bad stuff like gambling, in casino’s and for buying lotteries.

You need to complete your cheque insurence fee of $2970 to receive your money of $9,200*5

Once your insurance is completed you will receive your cheque via FedEx courier service in the next 24hrs. The total money you will receive is $98,622.

If you have any further queries feel free to contact Officer Calvin Marshal at +1(240-532-2024 Extn. – 1007.

Thanks and Regards

Wilson Lee
Senior Manager - Grants Operations Department
US Federal grants Department
HHH Building
200 Independence Ave. SW
Washington D.C - 20201

Update: 04/11/2017

For Activation Of Your Check No.9370506923
Please Contact Account Officer At: 202-681-8174
This was to be the 1st of 4 or 5 payments via paper check in Feb/Mar 2017.

Update: 04/11/2017

You need to complete cheque insurence fee of $2,970 to receive your money. Once completed you will receive your cheque via FedEx in 24 hrs. Total you will receive $98,622. Inquiries call Officer Calvin Marshal at +1 240-532-2024 Ext.–1007.

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  • Complaints Filed: 106
  • Reported Damages: $124,032.96
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