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The Grant Resource Guide / scammed-unauthorized charge on credit card

1 Lincoln, IL, United States Review updated:
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I went online to look at what this was. I gave them my e-mail address and then I got an unauthorized charge of $1.95 on 4/4/09 on one of my credit cards that I have used to purchase things online before. Then on 4/10/09, they took another $58.61 from the same account!!! How do I get my money back and how do these scam artists get shut down? I went online to look into getting a grant for furthering my education as I have 4 kids and both my husband and I are unemployed and not recieving much of an income, only about $170 a week!!! These charges killed by budget for this week! Please, please help me! I have cancelled this card and have a dispute on it. Save other unsuspecting people frmo these scams!!!


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  21st of Apr, 2009
0 Votes
The Grant Resource Guide - fraud
the grant resource guide
United States

After reading their information on line, I tried to cancel my subscription within minutes after having submitted my credit card number. Their website would not allow me to contact them. Subsequently, I have tried several times to make contact with this firm all to no avail. They do not list a phone number and their "contact us" part of their website is inoperative for what seems to be obvious reasons. All they want is your credit card number for billing. This is a scam pure and simple.

  15th of Sep, 2009
+1 Votes

Promise are made by customer service representative over the landline, and no results only money withdraws from accounts. Definatly a scam.

  16th of Sep, 2009
+1 Votes

just got in contact with them and immediately cancelled their 7 day trial, which if not cancelled on time generates the automatic payment of $58.61, which they told me about in our conversation.
the customer service number is 1888 276-8105, tell them your account number and cancel! keep the cancellation No. for reference. but I don't know about the money back.
so I hope I will receive my kit for only $1.95 as the customer rep. told me, however the first man I spoke to, the one who got in touch, Josh Castro (hope i heard it correctly) spoke about $2.95! Hmm? when i called back few minutes ago to ask about the name of their web site the man who picked up the phone didn't bother with any greetings and was impatient. what was that?
perhaps this is a scam.I will be carefully monitoring this whole process on my bank statements for sure.
thanks for sharing your experience! Good Luck!

  27th of Nov, 2009
0 Votes
The Grant Resource Guide - Accessibilty
United States

I was called many times in a week by this company. I finally spoke to someone, tired of the calls, and since I need money to go back to school, they enticed me with their $1.95 offer. I was told that afetr 24 hours I would receive an email with my login info, Afetr 3 days I called abck and was told that my zip was my passcode. Two days later I called back (holiday) and was told I had to use all capital letters. I cancelled, and was told I still had access for the day. I just tried again, and got the same results. I got a confirmation number for the cancellation, bow I'm just waiting to see if THAT was effective.

  3rd of Dec, 2009
+1 Votes

I ordered the scouthwealth kit on Sept. 2nd I believied only be charged $1.95 for Goverment of Canada Funds and the promise that you will receive for sure a big check, but they have charge every month for 3 months 57.61 USD for what? I haven't receive anything for this people, I read some comments with no positive results about get back our money, I want to stop this, but I don't know how... desesperate pls if you know what can I do ... I'll apreciate a lot...

  7th of Dec, 2009
0 Votes

I was contacted by a third party company and inticed to get a free grant for $1.95 and that I would have 7 days to access their database and complete a grant form but after 7 days they would charge my credit card $76.00 a month for thier services. They never sent me a user ID to log on to their data base over the week;end they are closed. I was told I would receive an email with my user ID but never did. I did not even have access to their data base and when I called to get credit on my credit card charge of $76.12, they refused and claim I was paying for a membership but are willing to cancell your account so it won't get another $76.00 next month. Meantime they have clearly stolen $76.00 and have not proformed any service for it. This is diffinantly a scam the government should step in and shut down business practices like this. For an individual that has not even accessed their data base, they should receive a full refund when ask to cancell. They should have to prove that a person has accessed their data base at lest once before charginging them. The IRS could step in and do an audit. There has to be alot of IRS errors that could pentilize them for their bad business practices. This is a scam pure and simple.

  3rd of Jun, 2016
0 Votes
The Grant Resource Guide - Deducting Money from Checking Account without permission
Grant Resource Guide
United States

They were suppose to only charge $1.95 for a tape that would discuss government grants. Of course, I never received the tape. The next month they withheld $79.90 out of my checking account. I called and spoke to a supervisor who informed me she could only credit me with $39.00, which they did. However, in viewing my bank statement recently, they again charged me another $79.90 for services which I do not need nor received. THIS IS A MAJOR SCAM!!!. DO NOT GIVE OUT YOUR CREDIT/DEBIT CARD INFORMATION TO ANYONE!!!

  3rd of Jun, 2016
0 Votes

There is NO, I repeat NO, I repeat again, NO grant money for ANYONE, ANYWHERE!!!

If it is advertised on TV or RADIO, or the INTERNET, it is a SCAM!

When are these DUMB ### people going to realize this???? ALL the "FREE TRIALS, JUST PAY S&H" are operating the same way, no matter which product it is.

Doesn't anybody ever take the time to Google search a company BEFORE giving out their personal credit info?

I can't believe how gullible people are these days. It's almost like they were born YESTERDAY, with the intelligence of a baby. You cannot trust ANYTHING OPRAH, Tom Bosley, Rachael Ray, or anybody else advertises! That, sadly, is a fact of life these days.

DO NOT believe ANYTHING, ANYBODY says or recommends about ANY product or service, on ANY website, on ANY TV or RADIO program or COMMERCIAL. The infomercials you see on TV are the WORST SCAMS ever, They will SCAM you for THOUSANDS of dollars, if you are dumb enough to fall for their GET RICH QUICK lies!

The PHONY BALONY NAMES these companies use just scream SCAM but apparently some of you STILL can't hear it !!!
There is NO magic pill for anything!

Many of these SCAM companies are not based in the USA, but you don't usually know that when you order. SO DON'T ORDER!
Once you give them your credit info, it is then TOO LATE to change your mind, even if you TELL them you do NOT want to order before you hang up or get off the website! The "free Trial" STARTS the DAY YOU CALL TO ORDER their crap...Not when you RECEIVE the product. They delay shipping it to you so your "FREE TRIAL" has expired BEFORE you even receive their SCAM product. then they start charging your card anything they want because, technically, YOU GAVE THEM PERMISSION TO CHARGE ANYTHING THEY WANT! ALL the "FREE TRIALS, just pay S & H" is set up this exact same way, No matter which products or guarantees or testimonials they may tell you about.

This The Grant Source Guide, ACAI BERRY BLAST, DAZZLE WHITE, Reg cure/ safe cart, Power Colon Cleanse, Erase Credit Card Debt, Colon Cleanse 3000, RezXtra, VIV3 ACAI life CLEANSE, GOOGLE FORTUNE, ACAI BURN, ACAI BERRY BREEZE, GRANT WEALTH KIT, Dr. FLORAS COLON CLEANSE, GRANTS, Acai Advance, ACAI BERRY DETOX, Google Biz Kit, ACAI BERRY MAX, CREDIT CARD EMPIRE, Nature Cleanse, Pure Resv, Maxaciburn, WY YI tea, HealthRezV, TAX MASTERS, All the free money GRANTS sites, colon cleanse, Miracle Beauty Creams, get rich quick, Tax Settlement claims and buy houses for $300.00, pennies on the dollar, mortgage refinance, Mortgage Modification, Weight Loss, Gold buyers, Payday Loans, Penis Enhancements, Dating sites, Auto Insurance (US Fidelis & others), credit card relief, and all the "free trials, just pay shipping", are ALL SCAMS to get your credit information. They will promise or Guarantee you anything it takes to get your credit information!

ALL of the so-called GOOGLE ADS are a complete SCAM, No matter which website you saw it on, Do not believe any so-called testimonial, they are 100% FAKE, PLAYED BY actors. If you don't BELIEVE me, try one or two on this very Complaints Board page, I dare you!!!

Please read the TERMS OF SERVICE of ANY product carefully before ordering ANYTHING. Stay safe …DON’T order anything from the internet, TV or RADIO. Most of the time, you can't read this until you have given them your credit information and by this time, it's too late! If they want to put you on a recurring monthly charge, or sign you up with some other "FREE TRIAL", STAY AWAY at all costs.

These recurring monthly charges are hard to win against your credit card and banks because they will argue that you AGREED to the charges. The Scammers KNOW that, also. Your only recourse is to claim that your card(s) were lost and do it THAT DAY, don't wait!

We are a nation of naive, trusting people thinking we are about to get something for nothing or near nothing.
All we have to do is freely give our credit information to a voice on the phone we can BARELY understand, or worse, to a scam website we never heard of before. We give out information to them that we would NOT give to our most trusted BEST FRIEND. It's no wonder America and Americans are going to HELL in a hand basket.

NEVER, EVER RESPOND TO ANY INTERNET AD, TV OR RADIO AD, NO MATTER WHAT THEY PROMISE OR GUARANTEE and no matter which program or website you saw or heard it on. They are all lies. The so-called testimonials are paid actors, NOT REAL, ACTUAL TESTIMONIALS. Their Guarantees are worthless, they mean absolutely nothing.
Do you REALLY think they would allow a negative testimonial in their commercial?

Has it ever OCCURRED to you people to try to get these goods or services LOCALLY first? And if you CAN'T get it LOCALLY, you DON'T REALLY need it.

It looks like almost all the companies, anymore, are getting on the SCAM bandwagon, (Price line, Pro Flowers, SMC,, a lot of the major banks) except possibly the LOCAL ones.

  3rd of Jun, 2016
0 Votes
The Grant Resource Guide - Deducting Money from Checking Account without permission
United States

They told that they offered a product for writting grants. They said it would cost 55.00/month if I continued after 5 days. They charged my account over $70. When I called they played phone games. I have had to close my account to make sure this doesn't happen again.

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