Windsor residents out $6K after falling for ‘Federal Assistance Program’ scam

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WINDSOR, Va. (WAVY) — For the past three days, the Windsor Police Department has been receiving complaints of scammers claiming to offer a federal government grant. 

The “Federal Assistance Program” says to be offering $200,000 in grant money if the victim will pay a $2,000 processing fee. The only catch is that the money must be sent to the scammers through Amazon, Apple or Google gift cards.

Law Enforcement was able to stop many of the large transactions, but residents have still lost $6,000 collectively. Police want to remind you this holiday season that if it seems too good to be true, then it probably is.

For more information on protecting yourself on scams that occur over the holidays, click here.

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