A customer Rep from Customer Care Plus, calls and states that he can offered you a guaranteed grants program for anything you want. Cost of program: $249.00. Package includes applications and types of grants in which you can apply for. If they know you own real estate they used this to tell you that you can apply for a grant to fixed your home up to $25,000.
I received call on my personal cellphone. After talking with representative I decided to check on the company's reputation. Checked with several government agencies and could not find anything on this company. They have no affiliation with the U.S. Government. According to the Better Business Bureau, this company has an "Unsatisfactory" record with the Bureau due to unanswered complaints.
There have been numerous consumer who have received these unsolicited telephone calls form the company guaranteeing a government grant of $25,000 or more for a fee ranging from $199.00 to $249.00. According to the consumers they have not received the grants or refunds. The amount of $249.00 was deducted from my account after I decided I did not want to do this. Called company several times, finally reached someone on July 9th, 2004. Told my rep that I would have to wait until I receive my package which should arrive in 4-6 weeks and after submitting 3 grant requests and if not approved they would refund my $249.00. After demanding my refund they hung-up.
Other business names company uses:
Ultimate Funding, In., Ultimate Funding Plus, Inc., Customer Care Plus, Government Grant Information Services, Government Grant USA, Federal Government Grant Informatlion Center, Federal Grant, Federal Government Grant Processing Center, Government Grant Info Service, Government Grant Information Guide.
They have locations in: Clearwater and Saint Petersburg, FL.
Phone #'s: 1-800-551-7099 or (727) 545-7843 (fax).
Company management Personnel:
Mr. Leo Corrigan - Vice President
Mr. Marcus Hooks- President
Mr. Jim Lovern, President
Ms. Hope Jones - Manager
Ms. Melissa Whitman - Assistant Manager