At 11pm this evening, I received a phone call on my home telephone. It came from Washington D.C. which made me believe it was legitimate. The message notified me that I was eligible for thousands of dollars from the government to do all sorts of things. I called back, and was told to visit http://requestagrant.com where my information was to be entered. Knowing entering my information is usually a bad idea, I consulted google.com to find forums to see if others have received a similar call. Sure enough I followed this result: http://whocalled.us/lookup/2026831404
It appears that I was correct, a phishing scam. A high tech way to reach individuals via phone, and give them directions for what they believe to be an opportunity to make their lives better, but instead get their information stolen. I think the fact that they have been successfully operating for the past month, shows that the law enforcement that is supposed to be dealing with the situation is completely negligent to it. In the end they are asking for credit card information.
Please get their information seized and put them in jail before we suffer a crisis.