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EASY GRANT SUCCESS - MULTIPLE COMPANY NAME
AKA: Network AGENDA.COM
AKA: Various other easy profit advertising

REAL NAME: RAVEN MEDIA
REAL LOCATION: LAS VEGAS, NV

IF you have already been charged on your bank card or credit card...call your bank immediately to have these diputed. Please report them to your states internet fraus division. Since they are doing this through the internet...suggest filing an FBI fraud report. If enough of you do this they can be stopped.

They occasionally will say they made a mistake...how do they mistakenly charge your card from a company name you didnt authorize access to your card? they do it by passing you around within thier umbrella of company names ...under one master company (Raven media).

If you do nothing...they will keep taking money from your accounts! This is big money...dont let them win!
Good luck...if you call thier overseas answering lines...that just stalls you! Call your bank and get this started!

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  • Fa
    Fay Dacanay Jun 07, 2016
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    I ordered the cd Aug. 10th, as of Aug. 30th I still have not received the disk. The sh/hand fee has been taken from my account but still no product. After reading some of the other complaints and the rebuttal of someone from the company it looks as though my 7 day trial period is up, believe me they will not be getting anymore money from my account, glad I read these before the month was up. I feel real sorry for the others who got charged for something they did not receive or ordered.

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    Robin McIntire Jun 07, 2016
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    I ordered a $2. 99 cd and was charged for the cd plus they charged $39. 95 to my account and have no access to get ahold of them.
    Their contact info is and beware of this scam.
    Registrant contact:
    Whois privacy protection service, inc.
    Whois agent ([email protected])
    +1. [protected]
    Fax: +1. [protected]
    Pmb 368, 14150 ne 20th st - f1
    C / o easygrantsuccess.com
    Bellevue, wa 98007
    Us

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  • Kj
    K Joseph Jun 07, 2016
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    This company illegally bills consumers for products which were never ordered. they get your bank card/credit card from a pool of other slime bags that sell rip off / self help / work at home type of products. Once you order form one of them they pass your info around. They then start charging bogus $ charges on your account...for things you did not authorize.

    This company "Easy Grant Success" is also run by the same Ryan who rips you off from a company called "Network Agenda.com"
    You may see those charges showing up soon to.

    I suggest you report him to your states anti fraud unit, perhaps the FBI since he is doing this interstate. Print out your charges from the bank, tell the bank you are contesting the charges, and save any documentation. They obviously have your one card info, but if enough witnesses report them the law will take notice.
    I would also suggest you ask for a new card from your bank with a new number...that will stop the passing of these numbers.

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  • Mo
    Mona Hollingsworth Jun 07, 2016

    Companies withdraweing money from my checking account with out my authorization.

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  • Ry
    Ryan Jun 07, 2016
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    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 are 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 $1.99 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 [protected].

    For customer service you may call [protected] Monday thru Friday 9am to 9pm Eastern Standard Time 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 $2.99 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 http://members.ravenmediainc.com/granttestimonials/ 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 [protected] Monday thru Friday 9am to 9pm Eastern Standard Time 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 [email protected] or call me directly at [protected] and I would be happy to address your concerns ASAP.

    Sincerely,
    Ryan R.

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    Anne Penrod Jun 07, 2016
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    I never received the CD and was still charged the fee. I want my order canceled and ALL of my money refunded to my account immediately.

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  • Da
    David J Roer Jun 07, 2016
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    This site is total BS! I ordered the $1.99 CD and not only did I not recieve the CD but you also charged $39.95 to my account without my authorization. I want my order canceled and All of my money refunded to my credit card account immediately.

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  • Do
    dorothy mccullough Jun 07, 2016
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    i called and spoke to kelly and she assured me it would be cancelled
    and refunded back to my account it has not been done and i acn't get ahold of them. the number that they have goes directly to voice mail and the mail box is full all the time i would like to have a phone number that works so i can talk to someone i would also like an answer to this email thank you very much

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    tonya Jun 07, 2016
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    i want to be unsubscrib from ur site and i want a refund
    i am not seein where my money is goin and i didn't purchase anything frim dis site nor do i sign up for a third party

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  • Ry
    Ryan Jun 07, 2016
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    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 are 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 submitting this form I am ordering the Easy Grant Success™ and trial membership for $1.99 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 "GRANTSEARCHASST". For questions, call [protected].

    For customer service you may call [protected] Monday thru Friday 9am to 9pm Eastern Standard Time 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 $2.99 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 http://members.ravenmediainc.com/granttestimonials/ 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 [protected] Monday thru Friday 9am to 9pm Eastern Standard Time 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 [email protected] or call me directly at [protected] and I would be happy to address your concerns ASAP.

    Sincerely,
    Ryan R.

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    Ryan R. Jun 07, 2016
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    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 $1.99 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 [protected].

    For customer service you may call [protected] 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 $2.99 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 http://members.ravenmediainc.com/granttestimonials/ 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 [protected] 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 [email protected] or call me directly at [protected] and I would be happy to address your concerns ASAP.

    Sincerely,
    Ryan R.

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    rodneysmgf1 Jun 07, 2016

    Web site is a scam beware!

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    peter z. Jun 07, 2016
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    I ordered a grant cd from this company and since then i have had an abundance of charges to my banking check card. Each transaction has a different company attached to it.
    Such companies are: easy grant success, easy grant finder, network agenda, business funding, ine grant search, fin. Ed. Ame, discover enterprises, etc.
    I want these to stop, i know how to do that. But how to get my money back is another thing.

    I want these people stopped.
    It's already costing me almost 500$!

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  • Ry
    Ryan Sin Dec 27, 2010

    http://ftc.gov/opa/2010/12/iworks.shtm


    Jeremy Johnson FTC lawsuit is valued over 500 Million dollars.
    - Jeremy Johnson and Todd Vowel are actively involved in money laundering. Jeremy Johnson, Todd Vowel, Jason Vowels, Bryce Payne, Jason Peterson, Paul Ford, Duane Fielding, Ryan Riddle are all MAIN TARGETS in a criminal investigation from the FDIC for money laundering and processing casino games.
    - Jeremy Johnson has over 10 million hidden in the mountains of St George
    - When Jeremy Johnson is finished scamming his victims from millions, he than sells the consumers credit card information to Jason Peterson in Tampa Florida.
    - Jeremy Johnson has illegally paid Mark Shurtleff thousands of dollars through various “ shell companies” along with Cory Pulsipher the active sheriff.
    - Jeremy Johnson has lost over 15 million gambling at Wynn Las Vegas.


    Contact: Jeremy Johnson directly: [protected]
    FTC Contact: Collot Guerard: [protected]
    AG Contact: Mark Shurtleff [protected], [protected]
    Senate Contact Bob Bennett: [protected]

    For Release: 12/22/2010
    FTC Charges Massive Internet Enterprise with Scamming Consumers Out of Millions Billing Month-After-Month for Products and Services They Never Ordered
    Defendants Allegedly Created 51 Shell Companies to Carry Out Deception
    The Federal Trade Commission is taking legal action against a far-reaching Internet enterprise that allegedly has made millions of dollars by luring consumers into “trial” memberships for bogus government-grant and money-making schemes, and then repeatedly charging them monthly fees for these and other memberships that they never signed up for. The FTC seeks to stop the illegal practices and make the defendants pay redress to consumers and give up their ill-gotten gains.
    “No consumer should be sucker-punched into making payments for products they don’t know about and don’t want, ” said FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz.
    The FTC’s complaint alleges that the defendants offer consumers bogus money-making and government-grant opportunities. They claim that the offers are “free” or “risk-free, ” and that they will charge customers only a small shipping and handling fee.
    According to the FTC’s complaint, the operation, doing business under the name I Works and controlled by Jeremy Johnson and nine other individuals, uses websites that tout the availability of government grants to pay personal expenses or pitch various money-making programs. The websites offer “free” information at no risk and ask consumers to provide their credit or debit card numbers to pay for a small shipping and handling fee such as $1.99. When consumers provide their billing information, though, I Works proceeds to charge them hefty one-time fees of up to $129.95 and monthly recurring fees of up to $59.95 for the grant or money-making programs. I Works charges them additional monthly fees for one or more unrelated programs that consumers did not agree to.
    The FTC’s complaint alleges that this scheme has caused hundreds of thousands of consumers to seek chargebacks – reversals of charges to their credit cards or debits to their banks accounts. The high number of chargebacks has landed the defendants in VISA’s and MasterCard’s chargeback monitoring programs, resulted in millions of dollars in fines for excessive chargebacks, and prevented the defendants from getting access to the credit card and debit card billing systems using their own names. To keep the scam going, the defendants tricked banks into giving them continued access to these billing systems by creating 51shell companies with figurehead officers, and by providing the banks with phony “clean” versions of their websites.
    The FTC has charged the defendants with violating the FTC Act by misrepresenting that government grants are available for paying personal expenses, that consumers are likely to obtain grants by using the defendants’ program, that users of their money-making products will earn substantial income, and that their offers are free or risk-free. The complaint also alleges that defendants failed to disclose that consumers who pay a nominal shipping and handling fee will be enrolled in expensive plans that charge consumers fees until they cancel, and that the defendants charged consumers’ credit cards and debited their bank accounts without their consent.
    In addition, the FTC alleges that defendants posted deceptive positive reviews and used deceptive testimonials that misrepresented the benefits of their grant services. Finally, the FTC has charged the defendants with violating the Electronic Fund Transfer Act and Regulation E by debiting consumers’ bank accounts without their signed written consent and without providing consumers with a copy of the written authorization.
    As alleged in the complaint, the defendants gained access to the Visa and MasterCard systems through many entities. The banks included Wells Fargo, N.A., HSBC Bank USA, First Regional Bank, Harris National Association, and Columbus Bank and Trust Company. The payment processors the defendants used included First Data, ECHO, Global Payment Systems, Litle & Co., Moneris, Payment Tech, Trident, and Vital, as well as independent sales organizations, including CardFlex, RDK Inc., Merchant eSolutions, Pivotal Payments, PowerPay, and Swipe Merchant Solutions.

    The FTC complaint names 10 individuals, 10 corporations, and 51 shell companies as defendants. As alleged in the complaint, the lynchpin of the enterprise is Jeremy Johnson, the sole owner and officer of I Works Inc., which has done business under numerous names. The FTC’s complaint names Johnson and nine other individual defendants: Duane Fielding; Andy Johnson; Loyd Johnston; Scott Leavitt; Scott Muir; Bryce Payne; Kevin Pilon; Ryan Riddle; and Terrason Spinks. In addition, the 10 corporate defendants are: I Works Inc.; Anthon Holdings Corp.; Cloud Nine Marketing Inc.; CPA Upsell Inc.; Elite Debit Inc.; Employee Plus Inc.; Internet Economy Inc.; Market Funding Solutions Inc.; Network Agenda LLC; and Success Marketing Inc.
    The 51 shell companies named in the complaint are Big Bucks Pro Inc., Blue Net Progress Inc., Blue Streak Processing Inc., Bolt Marketing Inc., Bottom Dollar Inc., doing business as BadCustomer.com, Bumble Marketing Inc., Business First Inc., Business Loan Success Inc., Cold Bay Media Inc., Costnet Discounts Inc., CS Processing Inc., Cutting Edge Processing Inc., Diamond J. Media Inc., Ebusiness First Inc., Ebusiness Success Inc., Ecom Success Inc., Excess Net Success Inc., Fiscal Fidelity Inc., Fitness Processing Inc., Funding Search Success Inc., Funding Success Inc., GG Processing Inc., GGL Rewards Inc., Highlight Marketing Inc., Hooper Processing Inc., Internet Business Source Inc., Internet Fitness Inc., Jet Processing Inc., JRB Media Inc., Lifestyles For Fitness Inc., Mist Marketing Inc., Money Harvest Inc., Monroe Processing Inc., Net Business Success Inc., Net Commerce Inc., Net Discounts Inc., Net Fit Trends Inc., Optimum Assistance Inc., Power Processing Inc., Premier Performance Inc., Pro Internet Services Inc., Razor Processing Inc., Rebate Deals Inc., Revive Marketing Inc., Simcor Marketing Inc., Summit Processing Inc., The Net Success Inc., Tranfirst Inc., Tran Voyage Inc., Unlimited Processing Inc., and Xcel Processing Inc.
    The Commission vote to file the complaint was 5-0. The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada.
    NOTE: The Commission authorizes the filing of a complaint when it has “reason to believe”
    that the law has been or is being violated, and it appears to the Commission that a proceeding is in the public interest. The complaint is not a finding or ruling that the defendants have actually violated the law.
    The Federal Trade Commission works for consumers to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices and to provide information to help spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint in English or Spanish, visit the FTC’s online Complaint Assistant or call 1-877-FTC-HELP [protected]). The FTC enters complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to more than 1, 800 civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad. The FTC’s Web site provides free information on a variety of consumer topics.
    MEDIA CONTACT:
    Office of Public Affairs
    [protected]
    STAFF CONTACT:
    Collot Guerard
    Bureau of Consumer Protection
    [protected]
    (FTC File No. 1023015)
    (I Works)

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  • Ry
    Ryan Sin Dec 27, 2010

    http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2010/dec/23/ut-internet-fraud-charges-1st-ld-writethru/

    Jeremy Johnson FTC lawsuit is valued over 500 Million dollars.
    - Jeremy Johnson and Todd Vowel are actively involved in money laundering. Jeremy Johnson, Todd Vowel, Jason Vowels, Bryce Payne, Jason Peterson, Paul Ford, Duane Fielding, Ryan Riddle are all MAIN TARGETS in a criminal investigation from the FDIC for money laundering and processing casino games.
    - Jeremy Johnson has over 10 million hidden in the mountains of St George
    - When Jeremy Johnson is finished scamming his victims from millions, he than sells the consumers credit card information to Jason Peterson/Matt Argall in Tampa Florida.
    - Jeremy Johnson has illegally paid Mark Shurtleff thousands of dollars through various “ shell companies” along with Cory Pulsipher the active sheriff.
    - Jeremy Johnson has lost over 15 million gambling at Wynn Las Vegas.

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  • Ka
    Kandy & Kenny Romero May 13, 2009

    I, too, ordered what I thought was a one time charge of $2.99 for an "Easy Grant" CD. I was charged, later, a whopping $75.77 for WHAT? Yes, I did receive the CD, but that was all I asked for. I did not expect anything else. My husband was laid off at his job last February & we're struggling just to keep our home, and put a meger portion of food on our table. My husband showed me our bank statement and was outraged! He felt betrayed & felt I had added to our pain & already depressed situation. We came to them for help! How could these people betray and abuse people who are already in serious situations! We trusted them & believed in them. It's theft, of course. How many victims are there? Hundreds, thousands? We need our money back. That was our electric bill, and money for food.

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    Bev Oct 04, 2008
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    I just found all the carges you wrote about on my checking account. I'm very upset I have never even been to this site. I sure can't afford this on disablity. I am going to call them on Monday and raise cane. I'm glad I found this site because I didn't even know what it was until then. Thank You Very much.

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  • Ry
    Ryan Sep 24, 2008
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    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 [protected].

    For customer service you may call [protected] 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 http://members.ravenmediainc.com/granttestimonials/ 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 [protected] 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 [email protected] or call us directly at [protected] and I would be happy to address your concerns ASAP.

    Sincerely,
    Customer Service Administrator

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    Catherine Sep 19, 2008
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    Ordered a CD on line for applyin for goverment grants-was charged $2.95 as was described in e-mail.
    Two weeks later, I was charged an additional $39.99 and have never received the CD. What can I do about this?

    Sincerely, Catherine Baggs

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    Lisa Hosley Sep 16, 2008
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    EASY GRANT SUCCESS has charged my account $39.95 when I never order or used their products or services. I was also charged twice for CD, one for $1.29 & another for $1.00. I never got any CD. And another chrge for $7.95, I have no idea what that's even for.

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    John Aug 05, 2008

    order 198b-section 20 of the laws in amerca ther shall be no false, acomodition of one's false acusation of government.

    funding lawsuit all the way

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    John Aug 05, 2008

    ###in ###s

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    John Aug 05, 2008

    u f******* idiots go to hell, its a scam and u know it, im failing a lawsuit to ur company this minute. watch im suiing for 5 million im gonna win so easily

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    Scott Perry Jul 18, 2008
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    I also made an order for information on government grants, I indicated in both places listed before ordering and indicated I did not want the additional offers. My wife received a call and was told the offers were being sent and that I could simply not accept them and I would not be charged. I just found a charge for $30.00 on my bank account for one of the offers. I have left a message on the voice mail of Mr. Ryan Riddle however he has not called me back. This is a destressing and deceptive business practice in my openion. Theft is theft, and this is theft.

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    Upset Jun 21, 2008
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    Update to the above. Ryan R's reply to a message emailed to [email protected] (with the same wording as his comment above) was sent from the mailserver at iworks.com.

    His full name is Ryan Riddle, and the CEO is Jeremy Johnson, whose name I've seen in connection with Alan Dunn of SmartNet Development. The street address of iWorks is 249 East Tabernacle, St. George, UT 84770, Tel [protected]. Ryan's email address is given as [email protected]

    I imagine messages sent to [email protected] aren't even read, but replied to by an autoresponder. Try contacting him directly by mailing, phoning or emailing him at iWorks.

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    Upset Jun 20, 2008
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    Raven Media and a related company, SmartNet Development, are part of a network of internet scams. They operate a staggering number of interlinked websites involving direct marketing, clickthrough reward programs, spam and distribution of personal details such as email addresses and account numbers.

    The set up is actually very clever as they get revenue from every level of the chain.

    Joe Citizen hands over his credit card number for 'shipping ' a get rich quick CD seen on the net and finds unauthorized monthly charges appearing on his statement.

    SmartNet Development markets the websites selling the CDs to wannabe internet entrepreneurs. Each has a different domain name and front page, but all have the same disclaimer, giving a contact address and phone number of a virtual office in Las Vegas.

    Joe Citizen's details are onsold to spammers and owners of the other CD websites. They in turn pay for advertising on the websites of 'affiliate' companies, who pay to belong to the partnership of websites driving visitors to each others' sites.

    The vertical marketing system has another twist. Rewards are offered to people for signing up for a series of free trial subscriptions at the above websites. If they reach a target number, say 40, they win a plasma TV or laptop. Again, their details are onsold. Participating companies pay per clickthrough and per transaction. Rewards are popular with students who have time to make repeated phone requests for cancellation before the trial period ends, or who learn to work the system by cancelling their cards before charges are made.

    I understand Raven Media sold this brilliant concept to the company who run Google PageAds. They've built this empire without disclosing any staff names, email addresses (other than bogus) or physical street address.

    I'm aware of this because customer debit and credit card statements are cunningly attributed to merchant names very similar to reputable businesses such as mine, who daily receive emails demanding refunds and threatening legal action.

    Don't believe a word of Ryan R's assurances - as K Joseph says, it's just a stalling tactic. I urge every victim of the purpetrators of this shameless fraud to lodge a chargeback with their card issuer, and to report them to the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov.

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    Angie May 02, 2008
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    I got the "free" CD which was pretty well useless. Then when my credit card statement came I was charged $39.95 AND $7.95 for services I didn't want. PLUS this is a monthly charge!!! I called to cancel and they did, but would NOT refund my money. I feel they should refund all of my money. this is a total scam.

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    allen holloway Apr 30, 2008
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    i ordered a grant kit from the company for 1 dollar. not only did i not receive the kit, but i was charged 39.95 extra. I want my money back because i was over charged and scammed.

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    Lannie Bostwick Apr 22, 2008
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    I think this company is also a scam. I ordered the $1.99 cd also. I just got an overdraft charge from my bank. This company charged me the 39.95. I have also did a complaint with the IC3 people.
    I hope this business goes under; that is not right what they are doing to people. I just wish there was a phone number listed for this scam site. Did you notice that?

    You can email me on your thoughts. My name is Mysty I'm at: [email protected]
    For any one on this page.

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    Lauree Shaeffer Apr 22, 2008
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    I have help the customer service number is [protected]. I had to theaten the company with a class action law suit to get a refund but it worked. hope this helps every one!!!

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    Lauree Shaeffer Apr 22, 2008
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    I was charged 39.95 for a CD I thought was free. I did not autherize this charge and I would be more than happy to find a class action law suit against your company. Please refund my balance in full!!!

    Thank You

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    Mariam Bassali Apr 21, 2008
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    I was charged 39.95 when I was told by the website I would receive the CD for free and only have to pay for shipping and handling of 1.99. Please remove this charge! I did not sign up for monthly access to the website or authorize a 39.95 charge to my account.

    -Thank You.

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    Dora Miller Apr 21, 2008
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    I bought one CD to help me with a grant.They have been taking money out of my account every month.I can not even use the CD.It has been several months and I am not able to get them to stop or refund my money.

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    Annie Weathersby Apr 21, 2008
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    I responded to and ad for free grants, for a shipping fee of $2.29 a charge of $1.00 and another for $1.29 then a few days later my debit card was charged $39.95.

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    Kris Kells Apr 20, 2008
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    Company in Utah is debiting my account for unauthorized charges. Watch out for any Grant information. The government website has a link to this company.

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    ShadowPhaxx Apr 20, 2008

    I am having this issue as well. Its from a grant company that offer you a grant cd for $9 then they start charging you $30+ a month. I went to the bank and had a stop payment issue then they hit me with another name. the one u are being charged with. I'm about to take legal action because now thati've issued a stop payment on them and they found a back door to take another payment they are basicaly Stealing from me. They are comminting credit card fraud..

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    amber Apr 19, 2008
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    i keep getting charged for a product i never recieved and there is no contact information to straighten out the subject.

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    daymcc Apr 17, 2008

    they have charged my account 39.95 without authorization

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    Rudy Pfaff Apr 16, 2008
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    this is toal #^$%^%.these scam artists have robbed me for 39.95.go to hell you %$%suckers's.i bought a stinkin cd for 1.99 and now i got this #$%& happening.no contact info either.trust me, I will find them

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    Dsy Apr 16, 2008

    I agree, Ionly aggeedto 1.85 for the cd, which I didnt receive, now a month later I get a charge of $49.95 from easygratn sucess.com...
    How do I contac them??? There is no "contact us", 800 number, even on my credit card statment thee is usually a 800 #, but not with this one..

    Pleasehelp. If anyone knows.
    Thanks David

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