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Milton man victim of Pell Grant scam

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MILTON, Ga. — A Milton man fell victim to a phone scam after receiving calls regarding a Pell Grant check for tuition.

The man received calls from three numbers, area codes 202 and 646, regarding an $11,200 grant check for schooling, but was told he needed to send money before receiving the check. The callers stated they were from the Federal Reserve.

The victim sent $400 from his savings account. He was later contacted stating more money was required for him to receive the check. The victim purchased a $250 gift card and gave the caller the card and pin numbers from the gift card.

The victim was advised to contact his bank due to giving his savings account information to an unknown person. He was also advised to block the phone numbers contacting him.


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