I ordered a 1.98 CD a advertised on the internet for a listing of available grants. Without my permission, they used my credit card number and charged my account another $69.95 without my authorization. I attempted to contact them about the fraud but got the run around. I checked there web site and there are many complaints such as mine. It appears to be mail fraud. When they get your card number for $1.98 they then take out another $69.95 which I did not authorized. They said I had seven days to return the CD if I did not want it, which I was also unaware of that. It took eleven days for the CD to arrive via US Mail. By thr time I got the CD they had already drafted my account and stolen my money.
Watch out! Grant Funding Search and My GrantSite / Grant Master CD supposed 'free' CD offer (you just pay shipping) is a scam! Initially they take your couple of dollars (for shipping the CD) and never send you any CD. Then, to top it all off, if you don't cancel within 7 days, they take another$40 - $70 from your account! By the time you call their phone 'customer service', it's too late. You've been had. The terms are NOT disclosed anywhere when you click to submit. When you call, they'll direct you to another website (.net site that lists the terms) instead of the (.com site that doesn't list any terms) you signed up on and pull the old switch-a-roo! It's fraud I tell you. I got stuck by 3 different similar outfits, so never again.
Maybe my expensive & painful learning experience will help you - BEWARE, BEWARE, BEWARE of these 'free grant searches & free money cd's'!
You can protect yourself by doing a google search on the company BEFORE you sign up (now he tells me that!). So sorry I believed them. The above businesses are deceptive, fraudulent, un-ethical and are practicing cutthroat on innocent consumers.
Company sent "free" CD and included 7-day free trial of an online search program.
The online site did not work, none of the navigation items went anywhere.
I immediately called and emailed to cancel (prior to the 7 day trial period ending). They responded in writing that they had already charged my credit card $69.95 (several days early!) but would refund it effective the next day.
Three weeks later and NO refund!
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