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Grant funding Research / SCAM!!! DO NOT ORDER CD

1 Dayton, OH, United States Review updated:

DO NOT TRUST GRANT FUNDING RESEARCH. I THOUGHT I WAS BUYING A $1.98 CD TO GET SOME GENERAL INFOMATION. NEXT THING I FIND OUT MY VISA HAD A CHARGE OF 69.95 FROM THE GRANT COMPANY. AND TO BEAT EVERYTHING THE CD DID NOT EVEN WORK. TRIED GETTING MY MONEY BACK WITH NO LUCK. I TOLD THE GRANT FUNDING COMPANY I WANTED TO TALK TO A SUPERVISOR. NO ONE AVAILABLE. I ALSO STATED, MAKE SURE NO ADDITIONAL CHARGES SHOW UP ON MY CARD. AND WHEN I ASK FOR THE NAME OF THE PERSON I WAS TALKING TO THEY HUNG UP ON ME!!!

I AM OUT OVER SEVENTY DOLLARS, BUT HOPEFULLY THIS NOTE WILL HELP OTHERS FROM MAKING THE SAME MISTAKE.

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  • Fr
      23rd of Jan, 2009
    0 Votes
    Grant funding Research - Unathorized Charges
    Web Save Club
    United States

    Back in December I went online to find out about government grants. This exploded into 6 charges that I am aware of. The cost so far is approx. $700.00. I have yet to go through all bank statements. Stear clear of these people!!!

    I am disabled from a work related injury and my wife is permanently disabled. We can not afford this, as I am sure a lot of other people can't. These people should be ashamed!!!

  • Fr
      23rd of Jan, 2009
    +1 Votes

    I just had the same experience except I caught it early. If you used a debit card, your bank can cancel it out the minute you call them--and credit card companies will do the same thing. And you can get a new card with a different number ---and those thieves can go whistling down the road. They can't get your money if they don't have those card numbers! Or, if you gave them a onetime (you thought) access to your actual bank account, callyour bank and tell them immediately! They'll have it fixed where the fraudulent scammers can't touch your money within the hour!!!

  • De
      16th of Feb, 2009
    0 Votes
    Grant funding Research - Unauthorized Charges
    621 shady lane
    Marion
    North Carolina
    United States
    Phone: 8286522724
    db621@charter.net

    Please stop charging my credit card for services I do not need, I did ask for your services for s/h $1.99, now my account is being charged 69.95 a monthly, for the last couple of months. I want this to stop, now.

    sincerely,

    Dee Boyce

  • Ja
      19th of Feb, 2009
    0 Votes

    In January '09, they charged my account for $69.95, using their name. This month they charged my account using another company! The same amount again. I didn't catch it in January, but did in February. When I try to call, this badly recorded message says your time is important to us, you can press 1 to leave a message then plays some cheap music. Pressing 1 does not work. Staying on hold only gets you disconnected. I filed a police report today, then went to my bank to file a fraud report. They charge you before you get the chance to even get their product. Then when you try to cancel, they do not cancel, keep on charging. Web site is not the same either.

  • Di
      3rd of Mar, 2009
    0 Votes
    Grant funding Research - Unauthorized Charges
    grant funding research
    2850 horizon ridge parkway
    Henderson
    Nevada
    United States
    Phone: 888-210-2544
    support@grantfundingsearch.com

    i ordered a 1.98 cd about grants with my debit card and they took 69.95 out of my account i called them they said they could not refund my money that it was for a review charge that they would cacel my membership but could not give me a refund

  • Da
      9th of Mar, 2009
    0 Votes

    I, too, purchased a CD for $1.98 which I never received and thought, "no big deal, it was just 2 bucks, " but now have $100.00 in unauthorized charges to my account. $69.95 from Grant Funding Research who gave me the same "scripted" speech about not giving refunds because the 7 day free trial was over. This, of course, was my 5th or 6th attempt to reach a person. His name was Carl and after spending 20 minutes on the phone with him and repeatedly asking to speak to his supervisor, he said her name was Sandra Valdez and that she would call me back within the hour. Still haven't heard from her but I did get an email confirmation that my account was cancelled which has a different customer service number: 1-877-207-1615. Guess I'll be haunting that number as well. As for the $29.95 charges from IWB Club, I contacted my bank who gave me their number: 1-866-607-1071 and their fax number is 1-866-673-9620. I spoke to Lusele who was very polite and within minutes gave me a refund. She also sent me an email confirmation that the account was cancelled and that the refund would post in 3 to 5 days depending on my bank...we'll see if that happens. Hope these numbers help. Please let me know if anyone gets their money back and how they did it...otherwise pass the word around, these guys are thieves.

    UPDATE - Original Post was 3/6/09, the refund from IWB Club posted to my account today. Still haven't heard back from Ms. Valdez.

  • Vn
      12th of Mar, 2009
    0 Votes

    This company misleads you to believe that they will send you info on a guaranteed grant for just the cost of the shipping ( $1.98) but then somewhere in the fine print, you have authorized them to deduct another $69.95 Plus from the same account that you paid for the shipping. After this happened to me I contacted Grant to no satisfaction, then I called my bank. I had not knowingly authorized this second charge, but because it was in the fine print, they couldn't refund it to me. But here is the good news I DID NOT LET IT GO AND WITH THE HELP OF MY BANK, THE COMPANY AGREED TO REFUND MY MONEY ONCE I FILED A POLICE REPORT. Hope this will help you. It is really sad that you can not trust anyone.

  • Th
      19th of Mar, 2009
    0 Votes
    Grant funding Research - I paid $1.98 for a CD (which I haven't received yet) and they have taken $69.95 out of my account.
    Grant Funding Research
    United States
    Phone: 18882102544
    support@grantfundingsearch.com

    I have been taken in by "Grant Funding Research". I agree to paid $1.98 for a CD (which I haven't received yet) and they have taken $69.95 out of my account. I thought I would have a period of time to look over the CD before I could decide if I wanted to continue or not. They do not give you that chance, because i never received the CD when i noticed a 69.95 charge to my bank account. I called them to complain and they said that the charge could not be reversed because i agreed to when i did not cancel within there time limit. I told them i could not cancel something I didn't receive. They would not return my full payment that they stole from me.

  • Di
      29th of Mar, 2009
    0 Votes
    Grant funding Research - Unauthorized billing
    Grant Funding Research
    United States
    grantsnet.org

    Like many other previous postings, I got the 'free' CD, and then was charged $75.13 to my credit card for the Grant Funding Research membership fee. I have been working with my bank to get the charges reversed. I have sent several unanswered emails, made calls that were sent to third party businesses, and got no cooperation, in general, from these people when I canceled my account in mid February. I finally got my membership canceled by phone on Feb 18th.

    Imagine my surprise when I called them again (the toll free number) to get confirmation of my cancellation date for the bank paperwork, and they informed me that I canceled my membership via email on March 4th! They claim to have no record of my phone calls and my request for membership cancellation. We also argued over the length of the trial period. I understood it was for 30 days, they said it was for 7. By the way, I got no email or phone confirmation that my account was canceled, and there would be no refund.

    I went back to my credit card statement, and found a different phone number attached to the Grant Funding Research charge. It was a local (Minneapolis suburb) number: 1-952-908-4112. This was a 3rd party billing agency that took care of GFR customers. A very nice man named Gerardo at ext 5711 told me that the GFR people had never contacted them about my cancellation, and that I was still listed as an active member. In fact, I was due to be charged another $75.13 tomorrow! That's when the horror struck! That fee was a monthly fee, and not an annual one! He said he would go ahead and stop the billing immediately, and process a refund for my bank. I hope I can believe him.

    I also read in a previous posting that someone was charged for services to 'IWB', and 'Independent Wealth Building' service after signing up for the GFR membership. So was I. I just never made the connection before. My credit card account was billed twice at $29.95 a shot. At least now I know where it came from. I will now be going after them to get my money back. Isn't it time for someone to file a class action lawsuit against these people? They are predators and need to be stopped. If ever there was a system that was set up to rip off people, this is it. If you want your money back, good luck, and keep fighting.

  • Tp
      3rd of Apr, 2009
    0 Votes
    Grant funding Research - Credit card charge
    Michigan
    United States

    Same thing happened to me. Wish i had read these posts before contacting this scam artists. Credit card charge of 69.95 posted to my account the same day i recv'd the cd. Contacted my cc company and was told to write them regarding the charges. Hope they can do something about this. Hope this info may help someone.

  • Do
      8th of Apr, 2009
    0 Votes

    I have been charged $69.95 on my VISA credit card when I thought it was just the $1.98 CD which I never received. I called the company and was told it was a monthly charge. I paid for two months before I realized the charge. They canceled my account but I feel I got scammed. I could not bring up their web address. triplew.grantfundingsearch.com

  • Rc
      20th of Apr, 2009
    0 Votes

    THEIR WEB SITE IS MISLEADING. THEY DO NOT TELL YOU THAT THEY WILL DEDUCT $69.95 FROM YOUR CHARGE CARD EXCEPT IN THE TERMS. SCAM! SCAM! SCAM!

  • Wo
      18th of May, 2009
    0 Votes

    I need the number to the billing company for the 29.95 I have been billed twice also and I got help from Jason at x5716 at Regnet to refund the 74.15 I was charged. Please let me know this information if you have it your other information was accurate thank so much for posting it.

  • Vi
      10th of Jun, 2009
    0 Votes
    Grant funding Research - Unauthorized Charges
    Pennsylvania
    United States

    I was also taken by this 'free' CD scam. I agreed to the s/h fee and did get the CD. Then I realized I had 74.19 gone from my account! The company was Auto Rewards Center and there was another Cash Rewards entry on my statement. There was no phone number (as there usually is) on the statement. I called my bank to let it know that these charges were unauthorized. The bank cancelled my account and gave me the phone #'s to call. With the first call I was told that I had agreed to accept these 'services' - and was even played the recording of the actual call in which I stated that I was not keeping any further service offer...but the Slick Rick that I was talking with maneuvered questioning to get me to say OK to just review the materials and he led me to believe that if I did want to sign up for the service I just needed to call. That rep explained that since I had 'agreed' to receive the info and it was past 10 days I was not entitled to a refund...BS! I called 2 more times to argue that I had indicated during the initial offer call that I was not going to keep the service, and to let them know that what they are doing to people is criminal...still no refund. I called again! I had the rep replay the recording and argued that I clearly stated that I was not going to keep the service and that should serve as my request to cancel within the time period. And I again repeated that this operation was a terrible scam to people and asked him if he had seen the multitude of complaints listed on the internet and how unfair this type of practice is...And finally they agreed to refund my money. But I didn't hold my breath...figured I would be calling back again to see what happened to the refund. But I was pleasantly surprised when all of my money was refunded!!! I thanked God for blessing me with this and for giving me the fervor to recoup my money! I will never be taken by such BS again. It really is sad that there are so many greedy people in the world. God help them!

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