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Target Grants / unauthorized withdrawal from checking account

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I had an unauthorized withdrawal from my checking acc0unt for $49.95 from this company and the man I talked to said they would not refund my money, even though I did not authorized the transaction.

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  • Pa
      10th of Jun, 2007
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    Target Grants - Did not authorize withdraws
    United States

    I keep getting $69.42 deducted from my bank for target grants (grant mentor) as well as withdrawals for several other unauthorized items: $39.95 dr reg.net -regnetord.com; $9.95 dr grant finder. I've tried calling each for refund and got nowhere. Just kept switching me. I never rec'd anything from these co. nor did i apply or order anything. I am disabled and on a fixed income from social security and can not afford to keep getting hit with these charges. I am also, unable to leave my home as i am in a wheelchair.

  • Sh
      26th of Jun, 2007
    0 Votes

    I have a charge on my credit card from ON TARGET GRANTS for 49.95, then the next charge right after is from GRANT SEARCH ASSISTANT for 29.95, both from utah.

    I will be disputing the charges soon. I did order a free cd and paid 4.00 for shipping. I did not sign up for anything other than this cd.

    Beware !!

  • He
      3rd of Jul, 2007
    0 Votes
    Target Grants - Unauthorized payments!
    United States

    This company took 49.95 out of my bank account without my knowledge or say so. I did talk to a "manager" about this and they told me that I would get my money back. So far nothing and now when I call during their business times I get no one, and can't even leave a message. I am going to go to the BBB about this and hope it works.

  • Wi
      3rd of Jul, 2007
    0 Votes

    I have had funds withdrawn from my account by these same crooks. We must find a way to shut them down and put them out of business and lock them up behind bars. I am referring to on target grants [Grant Mentor].

  • Ja
      3rd of Jul, 2007
    0 Votes

    I canceled withing the trial period and STILL got charged $49.95 to my credit card and I specifically asked the guy 'am I all set? I won't be charged anything?" He said "No."

  • Ab
      3rd of Jul, 2007
    0 Votes

    I was suspicious about a small charge from a "grant mentor" (when I have worked freelance as a grant writer & so would not have hired a mentor for grants in any circumstances) & then saw a new charge for $49.95 with the following description:

    CHECKCARD 0629 ON TARGET GRANTS 866-4071028 UT 24694147180900016062138

    I am curious to consider how they acquired my bankcard information... anyone have any ideas?

    I plan to dispute their charges with my bank.

  • Ye
      6th of Jul, 2007
    0 Votes

    They also charged $49.95 on my credit card. I have no idea what kind of company they are. I have not applied for any of their services and when I tried to call the phone next to their name, I get a busy tone. They are somehow getting a hold of people's credit card numbers and putting making charges. They have been charging my every month. This is fraud!!! I'm trying to dispute these charges with my credit card company.

  • Pu
      10th of Jul, 2007
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    I had 49.95 taken from account without authorization. When I called the company they told me that they could not refund my money. The representative offered me 2 free months to visit their website which I declined. I also told him that I would make a big deal out of this. He still stayed firm on me not being refunded. I am very upset because now I have to go to my bank and dispute these charges.

  • Ge
      12th of Jul, 2007
    0 Votes

    They also took money out of my account without authorization. I will be contacting my lawyers. They must be stopped. They must be scam. This happened on July 12, 2007

  • Jo
      16th of Jul, 2007
    0 Votes
    Target Grants - Unauthorized withdrawal from checking account
    United States

    On July 5, 2007 my checking account shows an automatic withdrawal for $49.95 from "Target Grants." I have no idea what this charge was for; who "Target Grants" is and who authorized my bank to withdraw the amount as stated above.

    I am advising my bank to reverse the withdrawal and to notify the Better Business Bureau of Utah and file a strongly worded complaint.

  • Do
      16th of Jul, 2007
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    This company has taken out 49.95 of my account for the past two months even though I did not authorize. I called customer service spoke to Adam and he said this service was cxled in April, but they still took money from my acct in May and Jun. I called in May and told them to stop taking money from my acct since I did not ask for their service nor do I need it. I asked to be reimbursed my 49.95 and he said he could not do this because I had their service... He gave me all of my personal information, which I did not give to him myself. I asked to speak to his supervisor. Some girl calling herself Carlie got on the phone and said they could not reimburse me. I asked or her boss, she would not put me through. I asked for the name and address of the president of the company and she stated that they were not allowed to give out that information!!! I cxled my debit card on 5/14 and got a new card with new number and on 6/16 this company deducted 49.95 from my acct again. I am very upset over this and intend to do what ever is necessary to stop this illegal operation. I have spoken to my attorney and will contact the BBB.

  • Br
      18th of Jul, 2007
    0 Votes

    I just found that this Target Grants charged my credit card also, without my knowledge or authorization. I will be disputing this charge and contacting the BBB in Utah. Very Upset!

  • Br
      22nd of Jul, 2007
    0 Votes

    I have the same charges on my Account. I ordered the "Free" Cd and had to pay a "one time, shipping and handling fee" of $4.00. I feel foolish for not noticing that they have been taking money out of my account for about four or five months now. I will also do what ever it takes to get my money back and help shut this "company" down. We all need to file a class action lawsuit against these people.

  • Gw
      27th of Jul, 2007
    0 Votes

    I have been charged 49.95 for the past 3 months. I contacted them and told them to delete me out of their system and never to charge my card. Of course I will not get my money back, but I will contact the bank, dispute the charges. Anyone have any idea how I can get my money back and have them stop doing this to me>.

  • De
      30th of Jul, 2007
    0 Votes
    Target Grants - Unauthorized deduction from bank
    United States

    When I went to do my Bank Account on line I noticed a $49.95 charge I did not recognize. I called the number below the transaction. I got a very rude customer service rep who would not even give his name. I asked him who they were and what they sold. He did not answer. I told him that his company had charged my account for $49.95 and I wanted it reversed immediately since I did not authorize the deduction. He told me he would not do that. I asked to speak to a supervisor and was told no supervisors were available. I told him I would go to my bank and have them reverse the charges which I did and they did, but today I got a letter from my bank stating my claim was denied and the money was being taken out again. I intend to file a police report as soon as possible. I suggest others scammed by this crooked company do the same.

  • Ch
      31st of Jul, 2007
    0 Votes

    I also had $49.95 deducted off my credit card. I have canceled all my credit cards.

  • Ch
      31st of Jul, 2007
    0 Votes

    I had the same thing happen to me except my was a credit card. I have since canceled all my credit cards and payed them off in full.

  • Mi
      16th of Aug, 2007
    0 Votes

    Has anyone signed up for The Grant Mentor through Vindale.com? That's what I did, was charged that $49.95 even though I did not authorize it, and I never received anything in the mail from them. I called their customer service number and spoke to Trevor. He told me he would reverse the charge but never did. Several days later, I contacted my credit card company USAA asking them if the charge was indeed reversed. It had not been. They advised me to contact them again in 30 days to file a complaint. August 15th was 30 days after the charge had been issued and USAA is currently in the process of refunding the charge (since it was never credited by The Grant Mentor). I also just finished submitting my complaint to the BBB, number 5400883. I would advise everyone else to do so, too. This company is running a scam.

  • An
      3rd of Oct, 2007
    0 Votes

    yes they are crooks, i had my bank reverse the charges back in july and they (ON TARGET GRANTS)had the nerve this week to show my bank dispute department that i applied for the service, which i cancelled immediately after signing up for the stupid survey to get something else....so now i am disputing it with my bank once again and having them try to call their number that no one ever answers at 866 407 1028 and when you do get someone they always lie and tell you that you are cancelled...also when you can't log into your account on the website: www.thegrantmentor.com you know they are phony. i will do everything in my power to get these guys slammed on the site.. How are you to prove to your bank that you cancelled when the company just lies to you and gives you no proof or you can't get anyone on the phone...This is nuts!

  • Vi
      17th of Oct, 2007
    0 Votes

    I also ordered the "free" cd which I never received, supposedly costing me $1.99 for S/H only. Yes, that was charged to my card. Then the next month (sept.) I was charged $49.95 on my credit card for nothing at all. I have not yet contacted the number on my statement, but I have contacted my credit card company and they are temporarily crediting me and it is pending an investigation. I had to send them an affidavit telling them what happened, just gonna wait and see I guess. I will contact the BBB as well, and if someone is going to file a suit against these people, I'm for it.

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