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GrantMaster / Scam charges

1 New Hope, MN, United States Review updated:
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Just because a company has a 'policy' that says 'our sales people inform you of this, that and the other thing' doesn't mean they actually do. This is the worst form of lie; it's intended to be a lie and more lies are used to confuse the issue. The legal process is then used as a barrier to justice; the whole thing turns in to a 'I said, you said' argument.

The charges are relatively small so no one will get a lawyer to fight it. This means that petty thievery is, by default, acceptable and even encouraged. The only way this company will get put in to the justice system is if a class action suite is filed by someone or the government.

I've disputed the charges through my bank. We'll see where that goes. If I end up calling the support numbers I'll do my best to remember that the representative on the phone is just doing their job and they are not the ones who lied to me. Most often managers are to blame.

It's clear this company is a scam. GrantMaster, go ahead and attach your standard rebuttal form. No one is fooled by that crap. Unfortunately your lies will continue to fool people who are unaware of it.


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  • An
      28th of May, 2008
    0 Votes
    GrantMaster - I got ripped off!
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    I ordered a "free" cd about obtaining grants. I was to pay only s&h, $1.99. Now they are charging me $39.99. They have my cc# now. I am really pissed!

  • Am
      13th of Jun, 2008
    0 Votes
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    2620 s.maryland parkway suite #969
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    Phone: 1-800-546-2919

    Was charged 2.29 to try out cd and then without knowing they were charging my account without my permission of $39.95, witch is money i don't have to spend on such things as this. It would be nice for a refund of what money they took from me.

  • Ch
      19th of Jun, 2008
    0 Votes
    GrantMaster - Another misleading internet site
    United States
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    I also have fallen victim to the "free" grant master cd. I found their number and spoke to a HUMAN! I canceled all accounts, yes there are more than one with this company.They gave me cancellation codes. Guess we will see what happens to my money now. Their phone number as of 6-19-08 is 800-546-2919. Good luck to all others with this site!

  • Fa
      12th of Jul, 2008
    0 Votes

    I sent $59 plus $10 and you took it off my master card, for information about getting many Grants i quilify for. I have not recieved anything. So you are going to just take my money off my card and not send me anything, I dont think so. Put my money back on my card. Faye Boss, Lansing, mi. 48906

  • Do
      31st of Jul, 2008
    0 Votes
    GrantMaster - Fraudulent business practices
    Grant Master
    United States

    I ordered a cd for applying for a grant the total was to be $2.29 which I paid. A few days later while looking at my bank account I found a charge from them for $39.95. No where in their advertising did they state I would be charged this or any other amount other than the $2.29. They messed up my account and I am complaining.

  • Ry
      1st of Aug, 2008
    0 Votes

    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 $1.29 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 "Easgrant1". For questions, call 800-479-0979.

    For customer service you may call 800-479-0979 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 $2.29 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 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 800-479-0979 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 or call me directly at 435-773-1795 and I would be happy to address your concerns ASAP.

    Ryan R.

  • Am
      3rd of Aug, 2008
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  • Co
      22nd of Jan, 2009
    0 Votes

    I ordered a CD for $2.29 and after 5 months noticed I had been billed about $200.00. At $39.95 per month for 5 months and an over-the -limit fee of $40.00 from my credit card company, I believe I have paid way too much for a CD that never worked when I got it. The company states they had a disclaimer on the website and the confirmation email. I LOOKED for a catch and did not find it. I keep all of my emails and it is NOT on the confirmation page. When I called customer service they said they could refund the past two months. Not a very generous offer when I haven't received services for well over $100.00 after their "refund"...

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