In September of 2006, my husband and I were looking on the internet for info on Government Grants and loans for our small business and we came across "CapitalGrantsAssociation.com." We submitted our contact info and within a few days, a woman by the name of Jill Jones contacted us.
She went through all of the information with us and said that once they received a one time set up fee of $299, our application would be processed and the paperwork would be sent to us. She assured us that with grants ranging anywhere from $5,000 to $500,000 we would at least receive a minimum of a $5,000 grant check within 30 days after we returned the paperwork. Jill also stated that we would qualify for a Child Dependency Act and that we would receive an extra $1,000 for each child we had. We have three young boys.
My husband asked Ms. Jones for their internet sight again, just to make sure. She gladly gave it to him and we checked again (just to make sure), and there it was - a "Government" style webpage.
So by then we thought "what could we lose," since Jill also had stated that we could call and cancel at anytime and that we would receive our refund in full.
Finally in October, we received a "dinky" little package in the mail. We filled it out and had to send it certified to a PO Box in New York.
Here it is November and we have yet to hear anything back from them. We have tried calling again, and their voicemail is full. Their internet sight is no longer active.
My husband had a phone call this morning from another toll free number about his info he sent in for Debt Management. We have never sent in any info such as this. I'm very concerned now because we tried calling the number back but with no results. Knowing that these people have our credit card info, they may be trying to pull another scam with new contact information.
This is serious! We've lost over $300 but was promised at least $8,000 ($5,000 min. grant + $1,000 per child (x3).
Hobbs, New Mexico