I went to the seminar in the Denver area on May 2, 2009. I bought into it as we are looking to buy a home and do not qualify for the first time homebuyer credits or assistance. I asked a couple questions as the speaker said his people were qualified to answer. They told me there were many grants that we would qualify for such as the Ameridream and Nehemiah grants. He told me to check them out. Upon returning from the seminar, after paying my $999, I started researching these grants. Found out they were no longer available!! I also started reading all the complaints about National Grants Conference. The Better Business Bureau gives them a rating of F stating: "This company is not an accredited business." It also shows a lawsuit filed by the Vermont Attorney General's Office and as of December 3, 2008, Proven Method Seminars, LLC (d/b/a National Grants Conference) has filed Chapter 11.
I called within the 3 days to cancel, was given a Return Authorizaton # and told to send the material back to Boca Raton. The Notice of Cancellation paperwork states the return could be at their risk and expense. They did issue a pickup at my residence by UPS. Per the tracking notice, it has had a slight delay in delivery. At this point, I am still waiting for my refund to be issued.
Which I had seen your posting before I attended the seminar. They at no time mentioned needing to purchase anything additional, including software. They also are not clear on the success rate of those that do apply for these grants. I also found their claims on mortgage interest subsidy misleading. All this turns out to be is a deduction on your itemized Schedule A when filing your taxes. Here is a link if you are interested in the BBB rating. http://www.seflorida.bbb.org/BusinessReport.aspx?CompanyID=26001441
Thanks for the posting! Beware they are very misleading!!