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Several people have lost money to a phone-based scam that tells victims that they are entitled to government grants of around $5000. Victims are asked to send upfront funds to claim their award. The scammers provide for a range of payment options including Western Union transfers, electronic transfers and, in a few cases, have asked victims to give a Ukash card reference supposedly available from Whittcouls.
If you recieve a phonecall, offering you a government grant please hang up straight away.