The man identified himself as Brendon and said he was from Unique Services and said I was being awarded a grant from a private company and he wanted to go over details to see which one I was qualified for..He gave a contact number of 1-888-779-7419, but my caller ID showed a Phoenix number. After a few more innocent questions he said I qualified for a $19995 grant. Now comes the money part-he wanted me to put a $295 deposit on a credit card in order to process the grant. When I told there was no charge for grants, he said I was hiring his company to do the paperwork, it was just a deposit and I would get it all back because the grant check would be $19995. . I kept pressing for more information I could look at and he gave his website as uniquegrants.com. The website has an application form to fill out but I really didn’t find much information. He told me I wouldn’t find the business listed on any scams as they were completely legitimate. He told me it would take about 8 weeks for me to receive my check.
Victim Location 43213
Total money lost $4,500
Type of a scam Government Grant
After years of fabricating PROSTHETICS / ORTHOTICS….I have invented a revolutionary exercise machine for amputees & I was told I could get a grant for the UTILITY PATENT costs…I have already paid $1,200.00 for a $20,000.00 grant ….AND I’m being told for an additional $2,200.00 to enable me to receive a grant for $45,000.00 grant. Before I give ANY MORE.///$$$$ to them I need to know they are LEGITIMATE. They want me to secure the $2,200.00 TOMORROW from my account!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!