The Grant People / Terrible experience
They telemarket you, promise that your company can easily get at least $100, 000, and ask for $5, 000. When you say you don't have that much, they drop it to $2, 000 now and the balance when we get the grant.
I was still protesting, so he told me to just write a check and fax it. For some reason I thought he was just asking for proof of earnestness, and I did not think a fax'd check could be cashed. It was casked so fast it made my head spin.
6 months later when I complained I had not seen anything, well, that was because it was in the writing process. They sent out some letters that were screwy. When I called to complain, I got the pitch about giving them more money to turn me into a non-profit group that would give 10% of the money to charity and use the rest as expenses. I said no.
Months later I got the call that someone was interested, and I needed to send money for them to work up a report for us. I said no. They said I would not need a report if I asked for less than $100, 000.
By the third or fourth go-around of letters, they got our information right. Then I never heard from them again. I was lucky that I only lost $2, 000. They are no longer in business. I talked to some of the same people previously mentioned - Spencer Hamilton, David Vanlandingham, Ryan someone, etc.
I searched one of the names and there is someone in Las Vegas doing life coaching with the same name, but of course we have no idea if it is the same person. It would be interesting if the Attorney General of Nevada would look into this.