The email below suggests you can receive $20k from the US government. They ask you to send an email with your personal details. These type of scams then ask you for more details.
Your details are then used for fraudulent activities, under your name (this is called identity theft). It’s also common for the scammer to start asking you for money – there’s usually an excuse that they need to pay lawyers or some other convoluted story.
Below is the scam email, if you see this just delete it:
Secure $20k in Govt Grants and you never need to pay it back.
All American residents can apply for Govt Grants.
Allotment of grants doesnt depend on your credit history.
The strength of our firm is grants writing.We’re doing business since 1999 and we have helped around 20,000 people obtain grants.
Our company is taking fees of 10% only after our clients receive funds from Govt.There’s no risk for you at all.You’re paying our fees only when you’ve received grant money in your bank account.
Send us details including first name, last name, address, profession, date of birth, annual income, reason for govt grant.
Reply back to this email.