Last week I was looking online for the possibility of getting a grant. I was offered a cd with information listing the criteria for writing a grant. I was skeptical, but took advantage of the situation. The cost was ONLY $1.95.
Yeah, right. I should have known,,,,,, As it turned out, on 2/11 my account was debited the $1.95 and I still had no confirmation email of the transaction, no information, no phone number, could not find the company, don't even have the web address now, so I instantly sent an email to the Better Business Bureau. The reply stated simply that, after a little research the BBB found out about the company, stating they were indeed a scam and to contact my bank / credit institute about what type of protection I could secure.
Before I could contact my bank, I returned to work tonight, and found that my account had been debited $58.61. Now, I am afraid they could get more before I can stop them on Tuesday when my bank opens and I can get in there and stop this.
Please, anyone looking for a grant, do not take in what this company says. They are not going to help you. the phone number I listed is the one that came up on my bank account. The number the BBB gave is listed below.
Listed below is part of the reply I received from the BBB:
When considering complaint information, please take into account the company's size and volume of transactions, and understand that the nature of complaints and a firm's responses to them are often more important than the number of complaints.
The Bureau processed a total of 20 complaint(s) about this company in the last 36 months, our standard reporting period.
19 - Billing or Collection Issues
19 - Unauthorized credit card charges
1 - Refund or Exchange Issues
1 - General Refund or Exchange Complaint Issues
The 20 complaint(s) closed in the last 36 months was/were closed as:
20 - No Response
20 - Company failed to respond to the BBB or to the consumer to resolve the issues.
To read this full report, please access the link below: