I was searching online to find a grant writing program to obtain a grant for college. I found this website GRANTSEARCH.com. They were advertising a disk for 2.99. I purchased the disk. About 5 days later I went to my bank to cash a check, and was told that my account was negative 75.00 I was taken aback because I was thinking I did have a few dollars left in my account. It was right at closing time so I could not call the bank. The next day I called the bank and they told me I had a charge from this company for 39.99. I did not have any contact information on this company so I had to obtain that information. Once I got the toll free phone number the company would not answer the phone. On Monday I call them and finally got someone in customer service who said, Let me pull your account up, and she pulled up whatever and he said, 'YOU SHOULD HAVE READ THE FINE PRINT ON THE WEBSITE.' I asked for his supervisor and she got on the line and told me that they would not refund me the NSF fees I incurred on my account and then they told me that they could not access my account because their systems were updating and to give them my contact information. I told her NO, and I wanted to speak with her MANAGER. The Manager got on the phone and told me that he would have to call me back because there system was updating. I told him NO because I just spoke with someone who could access my account why couldn't he. I asked him to refund me all my money on the NSF fees. He said no and hung the phone up in my face.
These people fraudulantly obtained my credit card # and made charges for products I never ordered. I have no idea how they got the info because I never order anything online with a credit card. WATCH OUT!
There are many complaints about BSM/Grant Search, aka Grant-A-Day, aka Raven Media. This company also send...
A few days after searching for grants for school on line, I received a call from 'Mike' offering to send me a packet of info explaining how to get FREE grant money! What a relief! I need help to complete my degree! 'Mike', who was obviously born somewhere where they don't name their children 'Mike', gave me a lengthy and convincing description of how his legitimate company was going to help me. It ended with 'All you have to pay is $1.99 for shipping the info to you.' He needed a card #.
Thankfully, I was reluctant and since I was sitting in front of my pc I Googled his co. name and the first thing I got was 'RipOff'--I informed 'Mike' of my findings and to my surprise he remained calm and stuck to his story and politely let me go.
Thank you, thank you to [redacted] and to those of you who took the time to file a report! You saved at least one low income, single mom from these people.