Confirmed this is a SCAM!!!http://www.attorneygeneral.gov/consumers.aspx?id=1053
Here are some easy ways to spot this scam and others like it:
Beware of callers who claim that you have been awarded a government grant - grants are only provided to people and organizations that meet specific guidelines and complete the application process. Remember that people generally will not call to offer you money
Never send money to "verify, " "guarantee, " or "process" your alleged grant - requests for up-front fees are a sure sign of a scam.
Never provide personal financial information or your Social Security Number - this type of information, when in the wrong hands, can be used to steal your identity and your money.
Always ask for information in writing - if the grant is legitimate, the caller will not have a problem sending you the information in writing.
Always trust your instincts - like the old saying goes: "if an offer is too good to be true, it probably is."