Scams operating under the guise of a charity.
#2159 by benjamin Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:24 am
Using a real web site as cover, this scam offers a grant (for a fee of course). The giveaway is the Yahoo reply address

CONTACT THE SECRETARY FOR MORE INFORMATIONS ON YOUR CLAIMS

http://www.fdf.org

The Foundation De France (FDF) would like to notify you that you have
been chosen by the board of trustees as one of the final recipients of
a cash Grant/Donation for your own personal, educational, and business
development. The FDF, established 1977 by the Multi-Million groups and
now supported by the Economic Community for West African States
(ECOWAS), United Nations Organization (UNO) and the European Union
(EU) was conceived with the objective of human growth, educational,
and community development. In conjunction with the ECOWAS, UNO and the
EU, We are giving out a yearly donation of US$1,000,000.00 (One
million, United States dollars only) each to 50 lucky recipients.

These specific Donations/Grants will be awarded to 100 lucky
international recipients worldwide, in different categories. Based on
the random selection exercise of internet websites and millions of
supermarket cash invoices worldwide, you were selected amongst the
lucky recipients to receive the award sum of US$1,350,000.00 as
charity donations/aid. Nevertheless, according to the federal and
international law concerning the personal collection of prize
winnings, your onding fees,broker fees, and tariff fees, have already
been deducted from your donation. So (congratulations once again).
CONTACT THE SECRETARY FOR MORE INFORMATIONS ON YOUR CLAIMS,
Please endeavor to quote your Qualification numbers (FDF-444-6647-9163)
in all discussions.
Executive Sec. Mr.Henry Ces Lerroy
Email: [email protected]

Please note, that these donations/Grants are strictly administered by
the EU, ECOWAS, and UNO. You are by all means hereby advised to keep
this whole information confidential. Until you have been able to
collect your donation.
.......................................................................
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You would be required to send down the following information’s
1,NAME
2,COUTRY
3,ADDRESS,
4,STATE,
5,PHONE NUMBER
6,DATE OF BIRTH
7,SEX
8,OCCUPATION
.......................................................................
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YOU WOULD ALSO BE REQUIRED TO PICK A MODE OF PAYMENT
1,ONLINE BANK PAYMENT
2,COURIER DELIVERY
On behalf of the Board kindly, accept our warmest congratulations.
Regard’s
Mrs. Christie Cisse

NB: All response should be mailed to: [email protected]
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#4663 by Emrica Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:47 am
Well folks, I want to start my own business but equipment is so expensive. So I am looking for a business grant. I have heard about those grants all the time but can't find any information on them. I don't want to buy the book that tells you, I want the actual information, website or name of companies and to know how to go about getting them. Please help me to get them? Thank you so much in advance.
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Last edited by Emrica on Sat Aug 23, 2008 3:12 am, edited 1 time in total.

#4665 by Ralph Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:43 am
Hi Emrica,

What you have asked is something we are generally not qualified to give advice on and certainly my advice is a logical guess and not based on any facts.

These grants you speak of I presume are something governments in many countries provide for their citizens, that being the case your contries body that deals with commerce and trade would be the first people to talk to.

Please be aware that many scams will be based on the theme of you providing money so they can provide your grant, wherever you do get advice from please ensure they are legitimate, if you would like to ask here somebody should be able to check it out for you but a few basics things can be doen to help prove legitimacy.

Is the email address used by the employees a free email providor
Is the phone number and address in the phone book
The required fees I cant comment on as I have no idea if fees would be involved in aquiring a grant but i would think not, it kind of defeats the purpose to pay a fee in order to get a grant.

I do hope this helps
#8912 by The Enchantress Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:58 am
Welcome to Scamwarners Jelly.

If You have any questions or concerns about this or any other scams please post and a Scamwarners adviser will happily respond ASAP.

As Ralph has pointed out, we are not qualified to give advice on Government Grants.

To assist any visitors with concerns I have found these comment/advice sites;

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080927145103AA9vKzk

http://www.ehow.com/how_2387317_spot-grant-scams.html

Also note this search on the mail address [email protected]

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&client=opera&rls=en&hs=DbX&q=%22fdffoundation%40yahoo.fr%22&btnG=Search

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