BSM Grant SearchCharge 39.95 to my debit card!

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I was suppose to get a cd in the mail. It never showed up. I have been on the web site once. I didn't want the service after I was on the site. I got money deducted over the long Thanksgiving Weekend. I would like my money put back in my checking account. I am sure that I won't so business with you ever again. Some pretty shoddy business practices. I am not pleased at all. If I have over draft charges, BSM Grant Search is going to pay them too.

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  • Ry
    Ryan Sin Dec 27, 2010

    http://ftc.gov/opa/2010/12/iworks.shtm


    Jeremy Johnson FTC lawsuit is valued over 500 Million dollars.
    - Jeremy Johnson and Todd Vowel are actively involved in money laundering. Jeremy Johnson, Todd Vowel, Jason Vowels, Bryce Payne, Jason Peterson, Paul Ford, Duane Fielding, Ryan Riddle are all MAIN TARGETS in a criminal investigation from the FDIC for money laundering and processing casino games.
    - Jeremy Johnson has over 10 million hidden in the mountains of St George
    - When Jeremy Johnson is finished scamming his victims from millions, he than sells the consumers credit card information to Jason Peterson in Tampa Florida.
    - Jeremy Johnson has illegally paid Mark Shurtleff thousands of dollars through various “ shell companies” along with Cory Pulsipher the active sheriff.
    - Jeremy Johnson has lost over 15 million gambling at Wynn Las Vegas.


    Contact: Jeremy Johnson directly: [protected]
    FTC Contact: Collot Guerard: [protected]
    AG Contact: Mark Shurtleff [protected], [protected]
    Senate Contact Bob Bennett: [protected]

    For Release: 12/22/2010
    FTC Charges Massive Internet Enterprise with Scamming Consumers Out of Millions Billing Month-After-Month for Products and Services They Never Ordered
    Defendants Allegedly Created 51 Shell Companies to Carry Out Deception
    The Federal Trade Commission is taking legal action against a far-reaching Internet enterprise that allegedly has made millions of dollars by luring consumers into “trial” memberships for bogus government-grant and money-making schemes, and then repeatedly charging them monthly fees for these and other memberships that they never signed up for. The FTC seeks to stop the illegal practices and make the defendants pay redress to consumers and give up their ill-gotten gains.
    “No consumer should be sucker-punched into making payments for products they don’t know about and don’t want, ” said FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz.
    The FTC’s complaint alleges that the defendants offer consumers bogus money-making and government-grant opportunities. They claim that the offers are “free” or “risk-free, ” and that they will charge customers only a small shipping and handling fee.
    According to the FTC’s complaint, the operation, doing business under the name I Works and controlled by Jeremy Johnson and nine other individuals, uses websites that tout the availability of government grants to pay personal expenses or pitch various money-making programs. The websites offer “free” information at no risk and ask consumers to provide their credit or debit card numbers to pay for a small shipping and handling fee such as $1.99. When consumers provide their billing information, though, I Works proceeds to charge them hefty one-time fees of up to $129.95 and monthly recurring fees of up to $59.95 for the grant or money-making programs. I Works charges them additional monthly fees for one or more unrelated programs that consumers did not agree to.
    The FTC’s complaint alleges that this scheme has caused hundreds of thousands of consumers to seek chargebacks – reversals of charges to their credit cards or debits to their banks accounts. The high number of chargebacks has landed the defendants in VISA’s and MasterCard’s chargeback monitoring programs, resulted in millions of dollars in fines for excessive chargebacks, and prevented the defendants from getting access to the credit card and debit card billing systems using their own names. To keep the scam going, the defendants tricked banks into giving them continued access to these billing systems by creating 51shell companies with figurehead officers, and by providing the banks with phony “clean” versions of their websites.
    The FTC has charged the defendants with violating the FTC Act by misrepresenting that government grants are available for paying personal expenses, that consumers are likely to obtain grants by using the defendants’ program, that users of their money-making products will earn substantial income, and that their offers are free or risk-free. The complaint also alleges that defendants failed to disclose that consumers who pay a nominal shipping and handling fee will be enrolled in expensive plans that charge consumers fees until they cancel, and that the defendants charged consumers’ credit cards and debited their bank accounts without their consent.
    In addition, the FTC alleges that defendants posted deceptive positive reviews and used deceptive testimonials that misrepresented the benefits of their grant services. Finally, the FTC has charged the defendants with violating the Electronic Fund Transfer Act and Regulation E by debiting consumers’ bank accounts without their signed written consent and without providing consumers with a copy of the written authorization.
    As alleged in the complaint, the defendants gained access to the Visa and MasterCard systems through many entities. The banks included Wells Fargo, N.A., HSBC Bank USA, First Regional Bank, Harris National Association, and Columbus Bank and Trust Company. The payment processors the defendants used included First Data, ECHO, Global Payment Systems, Litle & Co., Moneris, Payment Tech, Trident, and Vital, as well as independent sales organizations, including CardFlex, RDK Inc., Merchant eSolutions, Pivotal Payments, PowerPay, and Swipe Merchant Solutions.

    The FTC complaint names 10 individuals, 10 corporations, and 51 shell companies as defendants. As alleged in the complaint, the lynchpin of the enterprise is Jeremy Johnson, the sole owner and officer of I Works Inc., which has done business under numerous names. The FTC’s complaint names Johnson and nine other individual defendants: Duane Fielding; Andy Johnson; Loyd Johnston; Scott Leavitt; Scott Muir; Bryce Payne; Kevin Pilon; Ryan Riddle; and Terrason Spinks. In addition, the 10 corporate defendants are: I Works Inc.; Anthon Holdings Corp.; Cloud Nine Marketing Inc.; CPA Upsell Inc.; Elite Debit Inc.; Employee Plus Inc.; Internet Economy Inc.; Market Funding Solutions Inc.; Network Agenda LLC; and Success Marketing Inc.
    The 51 shell companies named in the complaint are Big Bucks Pro Inc., Blue Net Progress Inc., Blue Streak Processing Inc., Bolt Marketing Inc., Bottom Dollar Inc., doing business as BadCustomer.com, Bumble Marketing Inc., Business First Inc., Business Loan Success Inc., Cold Bay Media Inc., Costnet Discounts Inc., CS Processing Inc., Cutting Edge Processing Inc., Diamond J. Media Inc., Ebusiness First Inc., Ebusiness Success Inc., Ecom Success Inc., Excess Net Success Inc., Fiscal Fidelity Inc., Fitness Processing Inc., Funding Search Success Inc., Funding Success Inc., GG Processing Inc., GGL Rewards Inc., Highlight Marketing Inc., Hooper Processing Inc., Internet Business Source Inc., Internet Fitness Inc., Jet Processing Inc., JRB Media Inc., Lifestyles For Fitness Inc., Mist Marketing Inc., Money Harvest Inc., Monroe Processing Inc., Net Business Success Inc., Net Commerce Inc., Net Discounts Inc., Net Fit Trends Inc., Optimum Assistance Inc., Power Processing Inc., Premier Performance Inc., Pro Internet Services Inc., Razor Processing Inc., Rebate Deals Inc., Revive Marketing Inc., Simcor Marketing Inc., Summit Processing Inc., The Net Success Inc., Tranfirst Inc., Tran Voyage Inc., Unlimited Processing Inc., and Xcel Processing Inc.
    The Commission vote to file the complaint was 5-0. The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada.
    NOTE: The Commission authorizes the filing of a complaint when it has “reason to believe”
    that the law has been or is being violated, and it appears to the Commission that a proceeding is in the public interest. The complaint is not a finding or ruling that the defendants have actually violated the law.
    The Federal Trade Commission works for consumers to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices and to provide information to help spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint in English or Spanish, visit the FTC’s online Complaint Assistant or call 1-877-FTC-HELP [protected]). The FTC enters complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to more than 1, 800 civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad. The FTC’s Web site provides free information on a variety of consumer topics.
    MEDIA CONTACT:
    Office of Public Affairs
    [protected]
    STAFF CONTACT:
    Collot Guerard
    Bureau of Consumer Protection
    [protected]
    (FTC File No. 1023015)
    (I Works)

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  • Ry
    Ryan Sin Dec 27, 2010

    http://ftc.gov/opa/2010/12/iworks.shtm


    Jeremy Johnson FTC lawsuit is valued over 500 Million dollars.
    - Jeremy Johnson and Todd Vowel are actively involved in money laundering. Jeremy Johnson, Todd Vowel, Jason Vowels, Bryce Payne, Jason Peterson, Paul Ford, Duane Fielding, Ryan Riddle are all MAIN TARGETS in a criminal investigation from the FDIC for money laundering and processing casino games.
    - Jeremy Johnson has over 10 million hidden in the mountains of St George
    - When Jeremy Johnson is finished scamming his victims from millions, he than sells the consumers credit card information to Jason Peterson in Tampa Florida.
    - Jeremy Johnson has illegally paid Mark Shurtleff thousands of dollars through various “ shell companies” along with Cory Pulsipher the active sheriff.
    - Jeremy Johnson has lost over 15 million gambling at Wynn Las Vegas.


    Contact: Jeremy Johnson directly: [protected]
    FTC Contact: Collot Guerard: [protected]
    AG Contact: Mark Shurtleff [protected], [protected]
    Senate Contact Bob Bennett: [protected]

    For Release: 12/22/2010
    FTC Charges Massive Internet Enterprise with Scamming Consumers Out of Millions Billing Month-After-Month for Products and Services They Never Ordered
    Defendants Allegedly Created 51 Shell Companies to Carry Out Deception
    The Federal Trade Commission is taking legal action against a far-reaching Internet enterprise that allegedly has made millions of dollars by luring consumers into “trial” memberships for bogus government-grant and money-making schemes, and then repeatedly charging them monthly fees for these and other memberships that they never signed up for. The FTC seeks to stop the illegal practices and make the defendants pay redress to consumers and give up their ill-gotten gains.
    “No consumer should be sucker-punched into making payments for products they don’t know about and don’t want, ” said FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz.
    The FTC’s complaint alleges that the defendants offer consumers bogus money-making and government-grant opportunities. They claim that the offers are “free” or “risk-free, ” and that they will charge customers only a small shipping and handling fee.
    According to the FTC’s complaint, the operation, doing business under the name I Works and controlled by Jeremy Johnson and nine other individuals, uses websites that tout the availability of government grants to pay personal expenses or pitch various money-making programs. The websites offer “free” information at no risk and ask consumers to provide their credit or debit card numbers to pay for a small shipping and handling fee such as $1.99. When consumers provide their billing information, though, I Works proceeds to charge them hefty one-time fees of up to $129.95 and monthly recurring fees of up to $59.95 for the grant or money-making programs. I Works charges them additional monthly fees for one or more unrelated programs that consumers did not agree to.
    The FTC’s complaint alleges that this scheme has caused hundreds of thousands of consumers to seek chargebacks – reversals of charges to their credit cards or debits to their banks accounts. The high number of chargebacks has landed the defendants in VISA’s and MasterCard’s chargeback monitoring programs, resulted in millions of dollars in fines for excessive chargebacks, and prevented the defendants from getting access to the credit card and debit card billing systems using their own names. To keep the scam going, the defendants tricked banks into giving them continued access to these billing systems by creating 51shell companies with figurehead officers, and by providing the banks with phony “clean” versions of their websites.
    The FTC has charged the defendants with violating the FTC Act by misrepresenting that government grants are available for paying personal expenses, that consumers are likely to obtain grants by using the defendants’ program, that users of their money-making products will earn substantial income, and that their offers are free or risk-free. The complaint also alleges that defendants failed to disclose that consumers who pay a nominal shipping and handling fee will be enrolled in expensive plans that charge consumers fees until they cancel, and that the defendants charged consumers’ credit cards and debited their bank accounts without their consent.
    In addition, the FTC alleges that defendants posted deceptive positive reviews and used deceptive testimonials that misrepresented the benefits of their grant services. Finally, the FTC has charged the defendants with violating the Electronic Fund Transfer Act and Regulation E by debiting consumers’ bank accounts without their signed written consent and without providing consumers with a copy of the written authorization.
    As alleged in the complaint, the defendants gained access to the Visa and MasterCard systems through many entities. The banks included Wells Fargo, N.A., HSBC Bank USA, First Regional Bank, Harris National Association, and Columbus Bank and Trust Company. The payment processors the defendants used included First Data, ECHO, Global Payment Systems, Litle & Co., Moneris, Payment Tech, Trident, and Vital, as well as independent sales organizations, including CardFlex, RDK Inc., Merchant eSolutions, Pivotal Payments, PowerPay, and Swipe Merchant Solutions.

    The FTC complaint names 10 individuals, 10 corporations, and 51 shell companies as defendants. As alleged in the complaint, the lynchpin of the enterprise is Jeremy Johnson, the sole owner and officer of I Works Inc., which has done business under numerous names. The FTC’s complaint names Johnson and nine other individual defendants: Duane Fielding; Andy Johnson; Loyd Johnston; Scott Leavitt; Scott Muir; Bryce Payne; Kevin Pilon; Ryan Riddle; and Terrason Spinks. In addition, the 10 corporate defendants are: I Works Inc.; Anthon Holdings Corp.; Cloud Nine Marketing Inc.; CPA Upsell Inc.; Elite Debit Inc.; Employee Plus Inc.; Internet Economy Inc.; Market Funding Solutions Inc.; Network Agenda LLC; and Success Marketing Inc.
    The 51 shell companies named in the complaint are Big Bucks Pro Inc., Blue Net Progress Inc., Blue Streak Processing Inc., Bolt Marketing Inc., Bottom Dollar Inc., doing business as BadCustomer.com, Bumble Marketing Inc., Business First Inc., Business Loan Success Inc., Cold Bay Media Inc., Costnet Discounts Inc., CS Processing Inc., Cutting Edge Processing Inc., Diamond J. Media Inc., Ebusiness First Inc., Ebusiness Success Inc., Ecom Success Inc., Excess Net Success Inc., Fiscal Fidelity Inc., Fitness Processing Inc., Funding Search Success Inc., Funding Success Inc., GG Processing Inc., GGL Rewards Inc., Highlight Marketing Inc., Hooper Processing Inc., Internet Business Source Inc., Internet Fitness Inc., Jet Processing Inc., JRB Media Inc., Lifestyles For Fitness Inc., Mist Marketing Inc., Money Harvest Inc., Monroe Processing Inc., Net Business Success Inc., Net Commerce Inc., Net Discounts Inc., Net Fit Trends Inc., Optimum Assistance Inc., Power Processing Inc., Premier Performance Inc., Pro Internet Services Inc., Razor Processing Inc., Rebate Deals Inc., Revive Marketing Inc., Simcor Marketing Inc., Summit Processing Inc., The Net Success Inc., Tranfirst Inc., Tran Voyage Inc., Unlimited Processing Inc., and Xcel Processing Inc.
    The Commission vote to file the complaint was 5-0. The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada.
    NOTE: The Commission authorizes the filing of a complaint when it has “reason to believe”
    that the law has been or is being violated, and it appears to the Commission that a proceeding is in the public interest. The complaint is not a finding or ruling that the defendants have actually violated the law.
    The Federal Trade Commission works for consumers to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices and to provide information to help spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint in English or Spanish, visit the FTC’s online Complaint Assistant or call 1-877-FTC-HELP [protected]). The FTC enters complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to more than 1, 800 civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad. The FTC’s Web site provides free information on a variety of consumer topics.
    MEDIA CONTACT:
    Office of Public Affairs
    [protected]
    STAFF CONTACT:
    Collot Guerard
    Bureau of Consumer Protection
    [protected]
    (FTC File No. 1023015)
    (I Works)

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  • Da
    Davide Nov 10, 2008
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    in the beginning of 2007 i requested a cd for grant search online. i waited for the cd which was free by the way all i had to pay was 1.99, however BSM was still charging to my account, but i never got the cd. They charge me 39.95 EVERY MONTH .
    CAN YOU HELP ME IN STOPPING THIS MONTHLY CHARGE WITHOUT CANCEL MY CREDIT CARD!!!

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  • Da
    Dave Spaulding Jul 14, 2008
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    I am in total agreeance. And I intend to go to the bank today. $39.95 is currently being taken out of my account without my permission. I did however cancel the order immediatly after finding the company was bogus. Still, I can't locate an address or a working phone no# that will do anything fruitful.

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  • Ca
    carolina dino Jun 28, 2008
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    To the management of everyday legal forms;

    I would like to let u know that I'm cancelling my membership, as I spoke to one of the representative of Grant Resource Center, whom I also, cancelled my memebership for the amount of $39.95, please kindly return my $39.95 for I was not truly satisfied to the outcome of your service and I dont want to be deducted again for no reason at all. The representative of Grant Resource center told me, to write an email to your site, as I'm notifying your of office of cancelling my membership, the telephone were also memtion to me, I'm continually calling your office to inform you of my cancellation.

    I would greatly appreciate your utmost attention on this matter.

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  • Ry
    Ryan Jun 27, 2008
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    I apologize for any misunderstanding regarding the services you've been receiving from our company. There are no commitments with the free product. However, there is a bonus free trial period to membership websites that accompanies the free CD and we do our best to disclose this as it is stated 4 times throughout the ordering process - on the sales page, the order page, the confirmation, it is then also explained in the 1st paragraph of the Terms and Conditions of the offer. We offer the trial periods to give our clients a chance to use the service and see the value of it for themselves before they are billed for it. The trial periods are free for 7-30 days from the order date depending on which bonuses apply. We would not have charged you had you called customer service and canceled during the trial period. It is not our desire to bill clients who do not want the membership after the free trial offer. That is why we have the Terms and Disclosures posted on the sales site directly above or below the "Ship My Kit" Button depending on the site you order from.

    Here are the Terms and Disclosures that is directly below or above (depending on the site you order from) the "Ship My Kit" Button.

    Terms and Disclosures. By clicking "Submit", I am ordering the Grant Master CD™ and trial membership for $1.99 for Shipping and $1.00 for Handling/Insurance, after the 7 day trial I will be charged $39.95 a month thereafter if I do not cancel. I also agree to the 14 day and 21 day bonus trials to Express Business Funding™ and Network Agenda™ for $7.95 a month and $9.95 a month thereafter, should I choose not to cancel. I have read and agree to the Privacy Policy & Terms & Conditions. Charges will appear on credit/debit statements as "Easgrant1". For questions, call [protected].

    For customer service you may call [protected] Monday thru Friday 9am to 9pm Eastern Standard Time and they'll be happy to assist you.

    The Information on our Grant Master CD is general information that you can find for free on the internet. We have gathered the information and put it on an easy to access and navigate CD for your PC. This saves our clients the time and let’s face it frustration of having to search out this information on their own. That is why our Grant Master CD is free and you only pay $2.99 for the Shipping and Handling. Along with the Grant Master CD you receive a 7 day free trial to our Grant Resource center. This is our members website were you will be able to learn the entire process on how to write and submit a grant proposal. It is easy to start utilizing the Grant Resource Center by simply watching the tutorial videos that explain how to access all of the features on the site. Our team of writers headed by acclaimed Grant expert Dr. Porter provides a monthly cover story that provides the newest information on grants and grant related topics. We also provide a quarterly news letter that provides in-depth information on current trends in government and private funding. As well as the latest financial advice on how to find and manage grant money. You will be able to search grants through multiple grant sources. You can search for Federal, State, and Private Grants you can also search for Scholarships. Another exclusive feature of our Grant Resource center is that you can enroll in the Grant A Day program where a Grant is given out daily. In three easy steps you can apply for the Grant a Day program and you will be eligible for it as long as you are a member of the Grant Resource center. Here is the link to our testimonials site http://members.ravenmediainc.com/granttestimonials/ were you can read what some of our successful clients had to say about our program. Another feature we offer is our live one on one chat representatives. They are available to answer any questions you have along the way. All these features and more are designed to help you be successful in locating, applying for, and receiving a grant. The information that is offered through the Grant Resource Center website is more extensive than what other companies sell in coaching programs that cost a thousand dollars or more. So we feel that we are offering our clients the best value in the industry. We offer all this for a reasonable monthly fee of $39.95. Ordering our Grant Master CD also includes two fast action bonuses. The first fast action bonus is for Express Business Funding (EBF) which has a 14 day free trial. This program is designed to help customers through each step necessary to obtain a loan for a small business. This includes researching and putting together a business plan, presenting that plan to the SBA, filling out a loan application, and anything else that may be needed along the way. After the trial period, it is a reduced monthly membership fee of $7.95 because you are already a member of another of our programs. The second fast action bonus is a 21 day free trial for Network Agenda an affiliate company. That offers an online date book service that will allow you to keep track of your daily schedule and will even send you reminders to your email and or cell phone. After the 21 day free trial the service is $9.95 a month membership fee. We offer these trial periods to give our clients a chance to use our service and see the value of it for themselves before they are billed for it.

    If you are another customer reading this and you can contact our customer service department at [protected] Monday thru Friday 9am to 9pm Eastern Standard Time and they will be happy to assist you. If you've already tried our customer service department and feel like you weren't treated fairly please contact me ASAP and I will address your concern immediately. Please email me at [email protected] or call me directly at [protected] and I would be happy to address your concerns ASAP.

    Sincerely,
    Ryan R.

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  • Ed
    Edith Baines Jun 27, 2008
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    Verified customer

    BSG Grant Search took 39.95 out of my account and I did not request anything from them and I don't want this service. I was just reviewing my banking on line, and ran across 3 different account names, same merchant # for something I don't even know what it is. I went back, and found they had charged me 4 or 5 times in a month period the 2 names they use are network agenda, and BSM/Grant.

    I have never inquired on a grant search nor did I ever give my credit card #. I had never even heard of the name till I searched, and it brought me here. Please let me know how to get my $ back. I will be calling my bank first thing in the morning.

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  • Ry
    Ryan May 29, 2008
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    If this is fraud then it was perpetrated against our company as well as you. Because we have been providing a service to whom ever used your credit card information. We are happy to assist you and Law Enforcement in tracking down who and where this purchase was made from. We capture the IP address of the computer that our service was purchased from for this very reason. We also have all the information that was provided at the time of purchase. Which when it is fraud usually traces back to the person that placed the order. Please contact me ASAP and I will address your concern immediately. Please email me at [email protected] or call me directly at [protected].

    If you are another customer reading this and you can contact our customer service department at [protected] Monday thru Friday 9am to 9pm Eastern Standard Time and they will be happy to assist you. If you've already tried our customer service department and feel like you weren't treated fairly please contact me and I will address your concern immediately. Please email me at [email protected] or call me directly at [protected] and I would be happy to address your concerns ASAP.

    Sincerely,
    Ryan R.

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  • Tr
    Tracie Harris May 29, 2008
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    I never signed up for this, don't know how you got my name but you have been charging my credit card since November of 2007 and I want all of that money put back in my account! You have no right to do this, this is a scam and i will get my money back one way or another! I have already reported them to the better business bureau and my credit card company!

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  • Br
    Brenda May 25, 2008
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    I just looked at my charge card...same thing
    shows bsm/sba las vegas. 7.95 and 39.95 showing 4 payments and then this month it took 39.95 out again after payment 4 of 4 was paid...But I cancelled this after I accessed the site...And I didn't even know how to find them...Thanks for google.

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  • Ea
    Earnest Brown May 17, 2008
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    I have been debited several times in the past 2 months from this organization. I've never once received any information in the mail form them. I called the number during regular business hours, and there was never an answer. I had to cancel my account, and my money was never returned. If anyone can help me fight these people it would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Ch
    christy May 05, 2008
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    Yeah, if you guys read the terms, you would see it in there. I have been a supervisor at a huge bank for years and I see this all the time. They totally screw everyone over and it's total BS, but you really do give them permission to take the money out of your account. Usually when you purchase something online from one these sketchy websites, if you really read the terms and conditions that you agreed to, it says to are signing up for some sort of "membership" and they give you two weeks to call and cancel it before they start charging you. Most people do not read that so they don't call and cancel, and most of us do't always check everything in our accounts so they get away with whatever little money they make until we notice and call and cancel. It's totatl ###, but we all give them permission because we are too lazy to read the terms and conditions. So, legally, they are doing nothing wrong. Sucks, but we gotta read the fine print!!

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  • Sh
    shannon Apr 30, 2008
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    I agreed for BSM grants to bill me $2.99 and when I recieved the credit card statement I was billed $102.80. I have now called the credit card company and had them file for a dispute of charges. This company is dishonest and misleading!

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  • Ry
    Ryan Apr 29, 2008
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    Tesfa Baruch contacted our customer service department and was able to resolve her concerns.

    I apologize for any misunderstanding regarding the services you've been receiving from our company. There are no commitments with the free product. However, there is a bonus free trial period to membership websites that accompanies the free CD and we do our best to disclose this as it is stated 4 times throughout the ordering process - on the sales page, the order page, the confirmation, it is then also explained in the 1st paragraph of the Terms and Conditions of the offer. We offer the trial periods to give our clients a chance to use the service and see the value of it for themselves before they are billed for it. The trial periods are free for 7-30 days from the order date depending on which bonuses apply. We would not have charged you had you called customer service and canceled during the trial period. It is not our desire to bill clients who do not want the membership after the free trial offer. That is why we have the Terms and Disclosures are posted on the sales site directly above or below the "Ship My Kit" Button depending on the site you order from.

    Here are the Terms and Disclosures that is directly below or above ( depending on the site you order from) the "Ship My Kit" Button.

    Terms and Disclosures. By clicking "Submit", I am ordering the Grant Master CD™ and trial membership for $1.29 for Shipping and $1.00 for Handling/Insurance, after the 7 day trial I will be charged $39.95 a month thereafter if I do not cancel. I also agree to the 14 day and 21 day bonus trials to Express Business Funding™ and Network Agenda™ for $7.95 a month and $9.95 a month thereafter, should I choose not to cancel. I have read and agree to the Privacy Policy & Terms & Conditions. Charges will appear on credit/debit statements as "GRANTSEARCHASST". For questions, call [protected].

    The Information on our Grant Master CD is general information that you can find for free on the internet. We have gathered the information and put it on an easy to access and navigate CD for your PC. This saves our clients the time and let’s face it frustration of having to search out this information on their own. That is why our Grant Master CD is free and you only pay $2.99 for the Shipping and Handling. Along with the Grant Master CD you receive a 7 day free trial to our Grant Resource center. This is our members website were you will be able to learn the entire process on how to write and submit a grant proposal. It is easy to start utilizing the Grant Resource Center by simply watching the tutorial videos that explain how to access all of the features on the site. Our team of writers headed by acclaimed Grant expert Dr. Porter provides a monthly cover story that provides the newest information on grants and grant related topics. We also provide a quarterly news letter that provides in-depth information on current trends in government and private funding. As well as the latest financial advice on how to find and manage grant money. You will be able to search grants through multiple grant sources. You can search for Federal, State, and Private Grants you can also search for Scholarships. Another exclusive feature of our Grant Resource center is that you can enroll in the Grant A Day program where a Grant is given out daily. In three easy steps you can apply for the Grant a Day program and you will be eligible for it as long as you are a member of the Grant Resource center. Here is the link to our testimonials site http://members.ravenmediainc.com/granttestimonials/ were you can read what some of our successful clients had to say about our program. Another feature we offer is our live one on one chat representatives. They are available to answer any questions you have along the way. All these features and more are designed to help you be successful in locating, applying for, and receiving a grant. The information that is offered through the Grant Resource Center website is more extensive than what other companies sell in coaching programs that cost a thousand dollars or more. So we feel that we are offering our clients the best value in the industry. We offer all this for a reasonable monthly fee of $39.95. Ordering our Grant Master CD also includes two fast action bonuses. The first fast action bonus is for Express Business Funding (EBF) which has a 14 day free trial. This program is designed to help customers through each step necessary to obtain a loan for a small business. This includes researching and putting together a business plan, presenting that plan to the SBA, filling out a loan application, and anything else that may be needed along the way. After the trial period, it is a reduced monthly membership fee of $7.95 as you are already a member of another of our programs. The second fast action bonus is a 21 day free trial for Network Agenda an affiliate company. That offers an online date book service that will allow you to keep track of your daily schedule and will even send you reminders to your email and or cell phone. After the 21 day free trial the service is $9.95 a month membership fee. We offer these trial periods to give our clients a chance to use our service and see the value of it for themselves, before they are billed for it.

    If you are another customer reading this and you can contact our customer service department at [protected] Monday thru Friday 9am to 9pm Eastern Standard Time and they will be happy to assist you. If you've already tried our customer service department and feel like you weren't treated fairly please contact me ASAP and I will address your concern immediately. Please email me at [email protected] or call me directly at [protected] and I would be happy to address your concerns ASAP.

    Sincerely,
    Ryan R

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  • Te
    Tesfa Baruch Apr 29, 2008
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    I was expecting a cd for $1.99 postage and was charged $39.99 from one company, $9.99 from another company and $7.99 from a third. After trying to get info. I saw numerous postings and ran across a customer service number that is working
    [protected]

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    Ryan Apr 29, 2008
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    As part of our merchant account agreement our customer service nume is provided to the credit card company and should be on your statment nest to our charge.

    I apologize for any misunderstanding regarding the services you've been receiving from our company. There are no commitments with the free product. However, there is a bonus free trial period to membership websites that accompanies the free CD and we do our best to disclose this as it is stated 4 times throughout the ordering process - on the sales page, the order page, the confirmation, it is then also explained in the 1st paragraph of the Terms and Conditions of the offer. We offer the trial periods to give our clients a chance to use the service and see the value of it for themselves before they are billed for it. The trial periods are free for 7-30 days from the order date depending on which bonuses apply. We would not have charged you had you called customer service and canceled during the trial period. It is not our desire to bill clients who do not want the membership after the free trial offer. That is why we have the Terms and Disclosures are posted on the sales site directly above or below the "Ship My Kit" Button depending on the site you order from.

    Here are the Terms and Disclosures that is directly below or above ( depending on the site you order from) the "Ship My Kit" Button.

    Terms and Disclosures. By clicking "Submit", I am ordering the Grant Master CD™ and trial membership for $1.99 for Shipping and $1.00 for Handling/Insurance, after the 7 day trial I will be charged $39.95 a month thereafter if I do not cancel. I also agree to the 14 day and 21 day bonus trials to Express Business Funding™ and Network Agenda™ for $7.95 a month and $9.95 a month thereafter, should I choose not to cancel. I have read and agree to the Privacy Policy & Terms & Conditions. Charges will appear on credit/debit statements as "GRANTSEARCHASST". For questions, call [protected].

    For customer service you may call [protected] Monday thru Friday 9am to 9pm Eastern Standard Time and they'll be happy to assist you.

    The Information on our Grant Master CD is general information that you can find for free on the internet. We have gathered the information and put it on an easy to access and navigate CD for your PC. This saves our clients the time and let’s face it frustration of having to search out this information on their own. That is why our Grant Master CD is free and you only pay $2.99 for the Shipping and Handling. Along with the Grant Master CD you receive a 7 day free trial to our Grant Resource center. This is our members website were you will be able to learn the entire process on how to write and submit a grant proposal. It is easy to start utilizing the Grant Resource Center by simply watching the tutorial videos that explain how to access all of the features on the site. Our team of writers headed by acclaimed Grant expert Dr. Porter provides a monthly cover story that provides the newest information on grants and grant related topics. We also provide a quarterly news letter that provides in-depth information on current trends in government and private funding. As well as the latest financial advice on how to find and manage grant money. You will be able to search grants through multiple grant sources. You can search for Federal, State, and Private Grants you can also search for Scholarships. Another exclusive feature of our Grant Resource center is that you can enroll in the Grant A Day program where a Grant is given out daily. In three easy steps you can apply for the Grant a Day program and you will be eligible for it as long as you are a member of the Grant Resource center. Here is the link to our testimonials site http://members.ravenmediainc.com/granttestimonials/ were you can read what some of our successful clients had to say about our program. Another feature we offer is our live one on one chat representatives. They are available to answer any questions you have along the way. All these features and more are designed to help you be successful in locating, applying for, and receiving a grant. The information that is offered through the Grant Resource Center website is more extensive than what other companies sell in coaching programs that cost a thousand dollars or more. So we feel that we are offering our clients the best value in the industry. We offer all this for a reasonable monthly fee of $39.95. Ordering our Grant Master CD also includes two fast action bonuses. The first fast action bonus is for Express Business Funding (EBF) which has a 14 day free trial. This program is designed to help customers through each step necessary to obtain a loan for a small business. This includes researching and putting together a business plan, presenting that plan to the SBA, filling out a loan application, and anything else that may be needed along the way. After the trial period, it is a reduced monthly membership fee of $7.95 because you are already a member of another of our programs. The second fast action bonus is a 21 day free trial for Network Agenda an affiliate company. That offers an online date book service that will allow you to keep track of your daily schedule and will even send you reminders to your email and or cell phone. After the 21 day free trial the service is $9.95 a month membership fee. We offer these trial periods to give our clients a chance to use our service and see the value of it for themselves, before they are billed for it.

    If you are another customer reading this and you can contact our customer service department at [protected] Monday thru Friday 9am to 9pm Eastern Standard Time and they will be happy to assist you. If you've already tried our customer service department and feel like you weren't treated fairly please contact me ASAP and I will address your concern immediately. Please email me at [email protected] or call me directly at [protected] and I would be happy to address your concerns ASAP.

    Sincerely,
    Ryan R.

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    Ryan Apr 29, 2008
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    I apologize for any misunderstanding regarding the services you've been receiving from our company. There are no commitments with the free product. However, there is a bonus free trial period to membership websites that accompanies the free CD and we do our best to disclose this as it is stated 4 times throughout the ordering process - on the sales page, the order page, the confirmation, it is then also explained in the 1st paragraph of the Terms and Conditions of the offer. We offer the trial periods to give our clients a chance to use the service and see the value of it for themselves before they are billed for it. The trial periods are free for 7-30 days from the order date depending on which bonuses apply. We would not have charged you had you called customer service and canceled during the trial period. It is not our desire to bill clients who do not want the membership after the free trial offer. That is why we have the Terms and Disclosures are posted on the sales site directly above or below the "Ship My Kit" Button depending on the site you order from.

    Here are the Terms and Disclosures that is directly below or above ( depending on the site you order from) the "Ship My Kit" Button.

    Terms and Disclosures. By clicking "Submit", I am ordering the Grant Master CD™ and trial membership for $1.99 for Shipping and $1.00 for Handling/Insurance, after the 7 day trial I will be charged $39.95 a month thereafter if I do not cancel. I also agree to the 14 day and 21 day bonus trials to Express Business Funding™ and Network Agenda™ for $7.95 a month and $9.95 a month thereafter, should I choose not to cancel. I have read and agree to the Privacy Policy & Terms & Conditions. Charges will appear on credit/debit statements as "GRANTSEARCHASST". For questions, call [protected].

    For customer service you may call [protected] Monday thru Friday 9am to 9pm Eastern Standard Time and they'll be happy to assist you.

    The Information on our Grant Master CD is general information that you can find for free on the internet. We have gathered the information and put it on an easy to access and navigate CD for your PC. This saves our clients the time and let’s face it frustration of having to search out this information on their own. That is why our Grant Master CD is free and you only pay $2.99 for the Shipping and Handling. Along with the Grant Master CD you receive a 7 day free trial to our Grant Resource center. This is our members website were you will be able to learn the entire process on how to write and submit a grant proposal. It is easy to start utilizing the Grant Resource Center by simply watching the tutorial videos that explain how to access all of the features on the site. Our team of writers headed by acclaimed Grant expert Dr. Porter provides a monthly cover story that provides the newest information on grants and grant related topics. We also provide a quarterly news letter that provides in-depth information on current trends in government and private funding. As well as the latest financial advice on how to find and manage grant money. You will be able to search grants through multiple grant sources. You can search for Federal, State, and Private Grants you can also search for Scholarships. Another exclusive feature of our Grant Resource center is that you can enroll in the Grant A Day program where a Grant is given out daily. In three easy steps you can apply for the Grant a Day program and you will be eligible for it as long as you are a member of the Grant Resource center. Here is the link to our testimonials site http://members.ravenmediainc.com/granttestimonials/ were you can read what some of our successful clients had to say about our program. Another feature we offer is our live one on one chat representatives. They are available to answer any questions you have along the way. All these features and more are designed to help you be successful in locating, applying for, and receiving a grant. The information that is offered through the Grant Resource Center website is more extensive than what other companies sell in coaching programs that cost a thousand dollars or more. So we feel that we are offering our clients the best value in the industry. We offer all this for a reasonable monthly fee of $39.95. Ordering our Grant Master CD also includes two fast action bonuses. The first fast action bonus is for Express Business Funding (EBF) which has a 14 day free trial. This program is designed to help customers through each step necessary to obtain a loan for a small business. This includes researching and putting together a business plan, presenting that plan to the SBA, filling out a loan application, and anything else that may be needed along the way. After the trial period, it is a reduced monthly membership fee of $7.95 because you are already a member of another of our programs. The second fast action bonus is a 21 day free trial for Network Agenda an affiliate company. That offers an online date book service that will allow you to keep track of your daily schedule and will even send you reminders to your email and or cell phone. After the 21 day free trial the service is $9.95 a month membership fee. We offer these trial periods to give our clients a chance to use our service and see the value of it for themselves, before they are billed for it.

    If you are another customer reading this and you can contact our customer service department at [protected] Monday thru Friday 9am to 9pm Eastern Standard Time and they will be happy to assist you. If you've already tried our customer service department and feel like you weren't treated fairly please contact me ASAP and I will address your concern immediately. Please email me at [email protected] or call me directly at [protected] and I would be happy to address your concerns ASAP.

    Sincerely,
    Ryan R.

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  • Gi
    ginger slater Apr 29, 2008
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    FEB. 25, 08 ORDERED A CD FOR $1.99 FROM BSM/GRANT SEARCH ASST. ON THEIR WEBSITE IT STATES THAT THEY HAVE THE BACKING OF NBC AND FOX NEWS NETWORK LA. SO FOR $1.99 WHO CAN GO WRONG? I MUST BE SLOW I GUESS BECAUSE THEY WERE INTO ME FOR A SUM OF $138.59 BY THE TIME I FIGURED OUT WHAT WAS GOING ON. THERE ARE FOUR COMPANIES THAT ARE HOOKED INTO THIS.
    BSM/GRANT SEARCH ASST.: OUT OF NV. [protected]
    BSM/SBA EXPRESS: OUT OF NV. [protected]
    NETWORK AGENDA: OUT OF UT. [protected]
    EVERYDAY LEGAL FORMS: OUT OF UT. [protected]
    THE NUMBERS FOR ALL COMPANIES WERE LISTED
    ALONG WITH THE CHARGES ON MY BANK STATEMENT
    THE CHARGES ON MY ACCOUNT WERE AS FOLLOWS:
    2/25 BSM/GRANT $1.99
    2/27 BSM/GRANT $1.00
    3/05 BSM/GRANT $39.95
    3/13 BSM/SBA $7.95
    3/19 NETWORK AGENDA $9.95
    3/20 EVERYDAY LEGAL FORMS $9.95
    4/1 BSM/GRANT $39.95
    4/14 BSM/SBA $7.95
    4/18 NETWORK AGENDA $9.95
    4/20 EVERYDAY LEGAL FORMS $9.95
    BECAUSE I WASN'T SURE WHERE ALL THESE CHARGES WERE COMMING FROM, I DID A SEARCH FOR ALL FOUR WEB ADDRESS AND THE ONLY ONE I HAD VISITED WAS THE BSM/GRANT SITE. BY NOW I ALSO PULLED UP EVERYTHING PEOPLE WERE SAYING ABOUT THIS COMPANY. I CALLED BSM/GRANT AND FIRST THEY TOLD ME THEY HAD NO RECORD OF MY NAME, ADDRESS, OR ACCOUNT NUMBER. AFTER GIVING HIM THE FIRST TRANSACTION NUMBER WHERE HIS COMPANY CHARGED MY ACCOUNT HE DECIDED I DIDN'T NEED T GIVE HIM MORE TRANSACTION NUMBERS, HE THEN TOLD ME THAT I HAD SIGNED UP FOR THEIR SERVICE AT THE COST OF $39, 95 PER MONTH WHEN I ORDERED THE CD (WITCH I NEVER GOT, COULD THIS BE WHY HE DIDN'T KNOW MY ADDRESS? ) WHEN I ASKED WHAT SERVICE THEY WERE GIVING ME FOR THIS $39.95 PER MONTH HE WAS VERY UNCLEAR AND AFTER LISTING TO HIM RAMBLE AND SEARCH FOR WORDS I FINELY STATED TO HIM "SO I AM PAYING FOR NOTHING, YOUR COMPANY MUST NOT GIVE A SERVICE OF ANY KIND OR YOU WOULD KNOW WHAT SERVICE YOU GIVE THE PUBLIC FOR THEIR $39.95 PER MONTH" HE HAD NO ANSWER AS TO THE $1.00 FEE BUT TOLD ME I SHOULDN'T WORRY SINCE IT WAS JUST A DOLLAR AND ONLY ONE TIME. ASSUMING THAT BSM/GRANT AND BSM/SBA WERE THE SAME COMPANY (JUST A HUNCH) I ASKED "IF YOU ARE CHARGING ME $39.95 AROUND THE FRST OF THE MONTH FOR MY SERVICE THEN WHAT ARE YOU CHARGING ME $7.95 AROUND THE 13TH OF EVERY MONTH FOR" OH, HE SAID, THAT IS A SERVICE FEE FOR ANOTHER ONE OF OUR COMPANIES! THIS IS A DIFFERNT COMPANY SO YOU HAVE A DIFFRENT FEE FOR IT MONTHLY. THIS IS SOMETHING YOU AGGREED TO PAY WHEN YOU ORDERED THE CD, YOU MUST PAY. I ASKED FOR HOW LONG AND I WAS TOLD UNTILL THE GO OUT OF BUSINESS! I THEN LET HIM KNOW I HAD LOOKED HIM UP ON THE INTERNET AND I KNEW WHAT HE WAS UP TO. HE WAS TO RETURN ALL MONEY THAT WAS TAKEN OUT OF MY ACCOUNT AS OF THAT DAY. AFTER GOING AROUND IN CIRCLES, I TOLD HIM THAT IF HE COULD NOT AUTHORIZE MY REFUND FOR EVERY DIME THEY HAD TAKEN OUT OF MY ACCOUNT, HE HAD BETTER PUT ME ON THE PHONE WITH SOMEONE THAT COULD. HE PUT ME ON HOLD AND CAME BACK WITH FULL DETAILS OF ALL THE CHARGES, INCLUDEING ONES I WAS UNAWARE OF. (I DIDN'T KNOW ALL FOUR COMPANIES WERE TOGETHER AT THIS POINT) HE GAVE ME THE AMOUNTS ALONG WITH FOUR CONFIRMATION NUMBERS, HE DID NOT STATE WHERE HE GOT THE FIGURES FROM, JUST THE AMOUNT AND THE CONFIRMATION NUMBER. (1) $79.99
    (2) $15.90 (3) $19.90 (4) $19.90
    NOT PUTTING TWO AND TWO TOGETHER, I CALLED NETWORK AGENDA. FIRST I ASKED WHAT SERVICE THE PROVIDED THE PUBLIC AND WHY THEY WERE CHARGIN MY ACCOUNT $9.95 PER MONTH. I WAS TOLD THE MY ACCOUNT HAD JUST BEEN CANCLED AND THEY WERE ISSUEING A REFUND OF $19.90 AND THEY HAD NOTHING ELSE TO SAY TO ME. I WAS TOLD THAT SINCE I NO LONGER HAVE AN ACCOUNT, THEY DO NOT HAVE T ANSWER MY QUESTIONS. FINDING THIS ODD I CALLED EVERYDAY LEGAL FORMS AND GOT THE SAME ANSWER. AS OF TODAY 4/28 THEY HAVE RETURNED THE MONEY STATED ABOVE SO I AM OUT $2.90. I AM GOING TO CALL BACK JUST BECAUSE I DON'T FEEL THEY SHOULD HAVE A DIME OF MY MONEY OR YOURS. I HOPE THIS HAS HELPED SOMEONE. STAND YOUR GROUND AND BY LAW, THEY HAVE TO RETURN THE MONEY. I FEEL THEY KNOW THIS, BUT THEY WON'T RETURN IT TO YOU UNLESS YOU GET UGLY.
    O-B-UGLY-ONE

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    Darlene Casavant Apr 28, 2008
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    I was also billed by this company. I changed my credit card and cancelled out the one they used. Your bank can look the number up to the company from the statement. All you need to know from your statement is the date it went through your bank which is on your bank statement. I got two numbers for this company. One is [protected] this you need to know what smaller company your in and that i didn't know since i didn't do it. The second number is [protected] which states it doesn't work from my area. Good luck and if you get anywhere with this company than post it please.

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  • Valerie Apr 28, 2008

    I also have credit card posts for 39.95 twice in as many months. The contact information for this rip off company is elusive and not listed on my bank statement which most companies do list for banking purposes. When I find it I will post the number. For now all that can be done is to call your bank and put a stop all further transaction with BSM grant search.

    I will also report this to my banks fraud department and the F.B.I. consumer cyber fraud division. Also the BBB will be notified of the details of these transactions.

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    Rachel Apr 25, 2008
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    Yeah, obviously these things have taught me to ALWAYS read the small print, because (while they lead you to believe you're only paying a dollar or so for the CD) it DID say in the terms & conditions that you would be billed monthly.

    I just called the number somebody on this thread provided. Thank you very much. When I tried cancelling before there was no real contact info on their website, only an email address for the privacy policy. I wrote to that because it was the only contact I could find. Obviously it didn't work as I saw I'd just been billed again. I had no problems with customer service, though I found it odd it was only referred to as 'customer service' with no company name. Lady was very friendly and gave me the confirmation number. I just hope she cancelled it like she said.

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  • Bo
    Bob Doan Apr 25, 2008
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    I am having $39.95 withdrawn from my checking account each month without authorization. In March 08 it was to BSM Grant Search and in April 08 it was to Easy Grant Finder. I would like to stop this action. What can I do to get it stopped?

    Thanks,
    Bob

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  • Rc
    R C Thornton Apr 25, 2008
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    I found this on my favorites.
    Please Check Your Email
    You will be receiving a confirmation e-mail containing your reciept and detailed order information. If you have not yet received this e-mail, please check your junk e-mail box to ensure the message was not accidentally misfiled. If you cannot find your order confirmation e-mail, please contact our customer support staff at [protected] M-F, 9am-9pm, EST. As a reminder, your credit card was processed by "GRANTSEARCHASST". It will appear on your bank statement as two separate charges, one for $1.29 shipping and handling and the second for $1.00 processing

    You can download your software now by clicking here.

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    William J. Foster Apr 25, 2008
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    I have tried to reach this company by email - the only means of contact I have. They do not respond. I want my bank account to be left alone by them. They are charging me $29.95 per month for a service that I cancelled (I thought) over six months ago.
    Any help you can give will be appreciated.

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    R C Thornton Apr 24, 2008
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    BSM/SBA EXPRESS charged $7.95
    On 041408 LAS VEGAS NV Ref Number [protected]
    REF# [protected] US2
    I did not agree to the third charge of $39.95 charge to my account. $1.00 was for the CD. A second charge of $1.29 and a forth charge of 7.95 all on the same statement. How do I stop these continuing charges? I never installed the CD.

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    josh mason Apr 19, 2008
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    i did not give permission for the $39.95 to be taken from are debit card i know that it only takes upto 72 hours to return it so the little scam that you and ccbill. has going is going to be reported to someone that has the power to do something about it. i have canceled my debit card cause of people like you. so i will be contacting you personally to let you know where you can send my refund to. and please get your website off the internet and close your buisness and stop hurting everybody elses lifes thank you.

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    Ira Jeffersson Apr 19, 2008
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    I must say I was taken by surprise when I noticed that BSM had taken $39.95 out of my account without my knowledge. I was even more angry to learn that my banking establisment could not stop a charge that was pinned as a Point OF Sale(POS). I realized after some reading, that the information concerning the monthly billings was hidden the agreement contract! I found that to be extremly mis-leading. I contacted the BSM customer service and requested that no further charges be taken out of my account .that I wanted my funds placed back into my account like yesterday! I also requested a letter be e-mail to me with the confirmation number and the agreement to no longer use any information that nievely gave over the internet. I received the letter 10mins later and my refund four days later. I never gave the CSR a chance to explain what had happened> I just wanted corrected. We will see what will happed next month!

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    BLANCA ESPINOSA Apr 17, 2008
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    I WAS VIEWINGMY ACCOUNT AND YOU HAVE NOT PUT MY MONEY BACK. I DID ORDER A PACKET AND NEVER GOT ANYTHING A THNG IN THE MAIL. SO LAGICALLY THAT WOULD CANCEL THE 7 DAY FREE TRIAL I CALLED YOUR 1800 NUMBER TO TALK TO SOMEONE AND SHE ENDED UP HANGING ON ME BECAUSE I TOLD HER TO CANCELLE WHAT EVER AND RETURN MY MONEY BACK. BUT HER HAGNING U P ON ME TELLS ME ALLOT ALSO YOU HAVE OR ARE DOING THIS TO ALLOT OF PEOPLE YOUR WEB IS NOT HONEST. YOU HAVE TAKEN MONEY OUT OF MY ACCOUNT ABOUT 3 OR 4 TIMES I DONT LIKE THIS YOU NEED TO GIVE MY MONEY BACK AND THEN YOU WAITED A FEW MONTHS AND DID IT AGAIN. RETURNE MY MONEY OR IM GOING TO THE BETTER BUSSINESS BEURE AND I AM GOING TO TAKE WHAT EVER ACTION I HAVE TO TAKE TO MAKE YOU KNOWN TO THE AUTHORITIES BECAUSE YOU ARE STEELING TO MUCH MONEY.TAKE CARE OF THIS MATTER IMMIDIATLY. BLANCA ESPINOSA.

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    Ryan Apr 16, 2008
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    I apologize for any misunderstanding regarding the services you've been receiving from our company. There are no commitments with the free product. However, there is a bonus free trial period to membership websites that accompanies the free CD and we do our best to disclose this as it is stated 4 times throughout the ordering process - on the sales page, the order page, the confirmation, it is then also explained in the 1st paragraph of the Terms and Conditions of the offer. We offer the trial periods to give our clients a chance to use the service and see the value of it for themselves before they are billed for it. The trial periods are free for 7-30 days from the order date depending on which bonuses apply. We would not have charged you had you called customer service and canceled during the trial period. It is not our desire to bill clients who do not want the membership after the free trial offer. That is why we have the Terms and Disclosures are posted on the sales site directly above or below the "Ship My Kit" Button depending on the site you order from.

    Here are the Terms and Disclosures that is directly below or above ( depending on the site you order from) the "Ship My Kit" Button.

    Terms and Disclosures. By clicking "Submit", I am ordering the Grant Master CD™ and trial membership for $1.99 for Shipping and $1.00 for Handling/Insurance, after the 7 day trial I will be charged $39.95 a month thereafter if I do not cancel. I also agree to the 14 day and 21 day bonus trials to Express Business Funding™ and Network Agenda™ for $7.95 a month and $9.95 a month thereafter, should I choose not to cancel. I have read and agree to the Privacy Policy & Terms & Conditions. Charges will appear on credit/debit statements as "GRANTSEARCHASST". For questions, call [protected].

    For customer service you may call [protected] Monday thru Friday 9am to 9pm Eastern Standard Time and they'll be happy to assist you.

    The Information on our Grant Master CD is general information that you can find for free on the internet. We have gathered the information and put it on an easy to access and navigate CD for your PC. This saves our clients the time and let’s face it frustration of having to search out this information on their own. That is why our Grant Master CD is free and you only pay $2.99 for the Shipping and Handling. Along with the Grant Master CD you receive a 7 day free trial to our Grant Resource center. This is our members website were you will be able to learn the entire process on how to write and submit a grant proposal. It is easy to start utilizing the Grant Resource Center by simply watching the tutorial videos that explain how to access all of the features on the site. Our team of writers headed by acclaimed Grant expert Dr. Porter provides a monthly cover story that provides the newest information on grants and grant related topics. We also provide a quarterly news letter that provides in-depth information on current trends in government and private funding. As well as the latest financial advice on how to find and manage grant money. You will be able to search grants through multiple grant sources. You can search for Federal, State, and Private Grants you can also search for Scholarships. Another exclusive feature of our Grant Resource center is that you can enroll in the Grant A Day program where a Grant is given out daily. In three easy steps you can apply for the Grant a Day program and you will be eligible for it as long as you are a member of the Grant Resource center. Here is the link to our testimonials site http://members.ravenmediainc.com/granttestimonials/ were you can read what some of our successful clients had to say about our program. Another feature we offer is our live one on one chat representatives. They are available to answer any questions you have along the way. All these features and more are designed to help you be successful in locating, applying for, and receiving a grant. The information that is offered through the Grant Resource Center website is more extensive than what other companies sell in coaching programs that cost a thousand dollars or more. So we feel that we are offering our clients the best value in the industry. We offer all this for a reasonable monthly fee of $39.95. Ordering our Grant Master CD also includes two fast action bonuses. The first fast action bonus is for Express Business Funding (EBF) which has a 14 day free trial. This program is designed to help customers through each step necessary to obtain a loan for a small business. This includes researching and putting together a business plan, presenting that plan to the SBA, filling out a loan application, and anything else that may be needed along the way. After the trial period, it is a reduced monthly membership fee of $7.95 because you are already a member of another of our programs. The second fast action bonus is a 21 day free trial for Network Agenda an affiliate company. That offers an online date book service that will allow you to keep track of your daily schedule and will even send you reminders to your email and or cell phone. After the 21 day free trial the service is $9.95 a month membership fee. We offer these trial periods to give our clients a chance to use our service and see the value of it for themselves, before they are billed for it.

    If you are another customer reading this and you can contact our customer service department at [protected] Monday thru Friday 9am to 9pm Eastern Standard Time and they will be happy to assist you. If you've already tried our customer service department and feel like you weren't treated fairly please contact me ASAP and I will address your concern immediately. Please email me at [email protected] or call me directly at [protected] and I would be happy to address your concerns ASAP.

    Sincerely,
    Ryan R.

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  • Valerie Apr 16, 2008

    This company needs to be investigated for fraud. I tried to download their product, but it would not complete. I never received the product, however, I was charged 1.99 + 1.00. No big deal, but them I was immediately charged 39.95, then 2 weeks later another 39.95. In addition, another company "Network Agenda" charged me 9.95 for their product which I never agreed to. At least it wasn’t obvious to me. I don't even know what this service is. I was able to get a hold of Network Agenda for refund, but I am unable to contact BSM. Look at all the complaints...this website needs to be investigated & shut down!

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    JULIE EDSON Apr 15, 2008
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    Oh my gosh, I am so glad to hear that I am not the only one having this same problem every month. Has anyone tried putting a "Stop Payment" on their checking account to stop this? Does it work?
    Desperate to get my money back!

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  • Ka
    Kara Apr 15, 2008
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    I never agreed to anything. I got a disk in the mail, but never asked for anything that would have cost 40 bucks. I'm a starving college student, I don't even have gas money to get back to school. I'd really appreciate any immediate help in solving this problem. They're the only deductions on my bank statement that show up without a phone number to call.

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  • Ga
    Gail Jackson Apr 14, 2008
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    I too was charged for 2 months of $39.95 and $7.95 before it showed on my statement. The number to call is [protected]. I called them and the 1st person cancelled the memberships but I needed to speak with a supervisor for refunding. I then spoke with his supervisor. He first said he would refund 1 month. I insisted on full refunds of 2 months. I informed him of the many complains about them on the web and challenged him to prove to me this company wasn't a scam by refunding the whole amount. After asking to have the CEO's name and phone number he agreed to a full refund for me for the 2 months. I then told him I would let you know. After this I will pay alot more attention to those little boxes! Call, be calm but insistent!

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    FMY Apr 14, 2008

    I too have fell for this big time scam. I did order the CD online back in March 2008, and it's already mid April and still have never seen this CD sent in the mail. Last week was when I noticed the $39.95 charge on my account! I found this site and noticed the stupid letter posted 26 days now by Ryan R. and have called him and it goes straight to a voice message. No matter what time of day I've called, I get sent straight to the voice message. I've even tried e-mailing this so called Ryan R. to get this resolved like how he said they helped the other person above, and still no word from that guy, who may not even be real. DO NOT ORDER THEIR FAKE CD. IT'S JUST THEIR WAY OF GETTING INTO YOUR ACCOUNT!!!

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    Stephen Apr 14, 2008
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    Verified customer

    I ordered a CD for $2.99 and this charge appeared for $39.95 for what I do not know. The charge is still pending with my Bank but I will dispute the charges. I have no idea who BSM Grant Search is or why my card was charged. B.S.

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    bruce knapp Apr 14, 2008
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    Verified customer

    I was checking my bank account online and found an unauthorized withdrawal for 7.95 on 4/12/08. I have no idea what its about. I tried to call the company and their phone is disconnected. I live on a disability pension from the VA and cannot afford to have any of it taken from me unless i know about it.

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    Rajan Patel Apr 14, 2008
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    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    This company is scamming people. If you are reading this baord before you buy.. DO NOT BUY because they are liars and will charge your credit card without your permission.

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    DAWN SHEPPARD Apr 13, 2008
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    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    I HAVE BEEN CHARGED AMOUNT ON MY DEBIT CARD AND HAVE NO IDEA WHY 9.95 AND 39.95 I ORDERED A CD PAID FOR IT AND DID NOT AUTHORIZE ANY OTHER PAY OUT FOR THESE TRANSACTIONS I WANT MY MONEY REFUNDED THIS IS A SCAM AND A RIP OFF

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    joseph hynes Apr 12, 2008
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    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    didnot aprove any pament or with draw from my card so stop tying to take from it i thing you are fraud thank you

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    joanie crain Apr 11, 2008
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    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    i just checked my account on-line and thank god i did because i was also scammed and i do not even remember being on the site. much less signing up for a grant. i want my money back that i never even authorized these mother ###ers to take.

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