- Report: #606036
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Complaint Review: Foundation Research, Inc.
Foundation Research, Inc.2785 E Desert Inn Rd, Suite 230 Las Vegas, Nevada United States of America
Foundation Research, Inc. Company Funds, Inc, Foundation Research Inc. & Company Funds Inc. This company is scamming all Business Owners to pay them BIG AMOUT OF MONEY to help them get a Business Grant!!!! Las Vegas, Nevada
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Company Funds Inc. Grant Rip Off Robbed me & my company of $7,000 for a supposed grant! Was told I 'Qualified' for many foundations.
Company Funds, Inc
Phone: (877) 943-8637
Company Funds Inc. Grant Rip Off Robbed me & my company
of $7, 000 for a supposed grant! Was told I 'Qualified' for many foundations.
Not one application went out. Straight out ROBBERY!!
I got a phone call from Company Funds saying
Congratulations you are eligible for a grant from Company Funds. These calls
started on the 1st of March. 2009 and we were harassed by Company Funds until
we decided to use them to help us get a business grant. Roger Kinsey told us we
were eligible for $218, 000.00 but we would have to fax him a copy of our blank
check attached to a copy of their contract. All of this was done on
We were contacted again at Company Funds by Teto Guy saying
Congratulations we were fixing to be funded by Company Funds and a Dr. Lawrence
Nickleson would be contacting us in one hour to explain the next process. Dr.
Nickleson called within the hour as promised and told us to continue, we would
need to come up with another $4, 000 to be funded within 15 to 30 days. He said
we would be funded $226, 000.00. I borrowed the money so we could be funded in
15 to 30 days. Once they got the money all communication stopped. We never
heard from them unless we called. When we called they would give us the
runaround or put us on hold and never get back with us. It was always one lie
after another when we did talk to somebody.
I looked up their Business License
to see who own Company Funds. I found two names on their Business License and
they are Kennethr Renard Tobin 2 and the other person name is Patricia Hartley.
After I got the names of the owners of Company Funds, Inc. I called the next
day to talk with Mr. Tobin and the lady who answers the phone said he was not in
the office. I ask her to let me talk with Patricia Hartly. I talk with Pat
Hartly in May of 2009 and when I talk with her about my Grant Pat would tell me
story just to get me off the phone.
At that time
Here it is
A man named Ronnie in customer service told me there was no way we were getting funded in 30 days. He told me that they are trying to expedite our file and we would have to wait just like everyone else. I was calling every day or every other day to find out who owns that company. I called one Friday and got Ronnie and he told me he would have to check his tapes and get back with me on Monday. I still havent heard from him in regard to what was on the tapes as all of my conversations have been recorded, according to him. Usually when a company records your conversation they let you know up front. This company didnt.
They have written letters to 15 foundations on our behalf
asking them to help fund us. This is the 3rd phase in the funding process.
These letters were dated
Melanie **** & Margaret ****
Any Company can give me a call & I will tell you the TRUTH about
This RIP OFF COMPANY FUNDS, INC
PS: I just found out that with all the complaints that
Company Funds, Inc has on them on the internet. They are changing their
business name to Foundation Research Inc. If a company contacts you about a
grant and they are in the State of
I had some of the people tell me what Company Funds, Inc was
saying about me having a Felony on my record. I want every one to know (I DO
NOT HAVE A FELONY ON MY RECORD). This Company Funds, Inc will tell you a lie
just to get your money. I opened my Business on
I got a phone call from a guy who used to work for Company Funds, Inc. This guy calls me about a month ago and told me that Company Funds, Inc has changed their Business name to Foundation Research. Inc. Patricia Hartley is the President and owner of this Company. After this guy called me to tell me about the name changing I stopped getting phone calls about Company Funds, Inc. Now I get calls from Business owners who paid Company Funds, Inc money and how can they get their money back.
All I can tell you to do is write down everything that Company Funds, Inc told you from start to finish. Put in what you write how much you gave Company Funds, Inc to help you get a Grant. When you are finished please put it on this web site (http://www.ftc.gov/idtheft).
We need to put these people (OUT OF BUSINESS). I did talk with some business owners that gave money to Company Funds,Inc and they are one step from closing their business. This is not right to take money and never do any work for that kind of money.
I went on Nevada Secretary Of State to see who owns Company Funds, Inc. One day I called Company Funds,Inc to speak to the owner and to see who owns Company Funds, Inc. NO one there who answers the phone knew the owners name and he was never there to speak to any one. So that is why I went on Nevada Secretary Of State. This is the link on Company Funds, Inc and who owns Company Funds, Inc (http://nvsos.gov/sosentitysearch/CorpDetails.aspx?lx8nvq=wKQ8YFCvXde5IpDEP%252b%252bLZA%253d%253d&nt7=0).
When you see this you will see (Patricia Hartley name on the Nevada Secretary Of State). I also did another Google Search on Company Funds, Inc and found D&B Dun & Bradstree web site (((link redacted)))
I also found Foundation Research, Inc on Dun & Bradstree and this Company is using Company Funds, Inc address take a look on that web site (((link redacted)))
You can see that the two companies have the same address in
The name on this is the name of Patricia Hartley from Company Funds, Inc. I did talk with Pat back in May of last year because I thought she owned Company Funds, Inc and she does own it. Foundation Research, Inc has not been open that long.
This guy told me a lot about who runs all these call centers
There are about 13 people who own NADN. These 13 people was told by a judge not to open any company in their name. So these 13 people who own that company came up with a plan to open some call centers for Grant Writing Company. Now these 13 people could not put the company in their name.
They had to find people who was welling to be in partnership with them and to put the company in their name. Now you do the math on Kenneth Renard Tobin 2 who came from CA with no money and work as a security guard. Kenneth filed for Bankruptcy and owes money to a lot of people. For some one who owns Company Funds, Inc with no money how did he get the money to open Company Funds, Inc. These 13 People who own NADN probably gave Kenneth the money to open Company Funds, Inc. These people know how to go around the law that is why we all had to pay big money to a SCAM COMPANY. The FBI shut down that company down and here comes Company Funds, Inc.
This guy told me Company Funds, Inc has been in Business they have not got any one a Grant. All they do is call Business owners to tell them they have a Business Grant for them and when they get your money they stop calling the business owners. This guy did tell me Company Funds, Inc will change their business name and it is because of my article on the internet. I dont care about Company Funds, Inc and how they lost money because of my article. I put this on the internet for one reason and one reason only to get all the companies who paid Company Funds, Inc are calling all business owners for money.
The person who owns Company Funds, Inc has a Felony record
You see the owner has a Felony and owes a lot of money to people like us. Company Funds, Inc has been telling Business owners that I had a Felony and that is why I did not get my Grant in 2009. I want to set the record straight that I do not have a Felony on any record and have not been arrest for anything. When they called me in March of 2009.
I had a Business and it was a Mortgage Company. I had that company sent May of 2006 and closed it in July of 2009. I had to closed because I gave the rest of my business money to Company Funds, Inc thanking they had a Grant for my business. I did not here from them at all to tell me when I was going to get my Grant. This company lied to me about getting a Grant in 30 days just to get more money out of me and I trust that company to get the Grant. They will tell you anything to get your money.
If I had a Felony I would not be able to have a mortgage
company in the State of
About two months ago I got a call from this guy that worked for Company Funds, Inc. He told me that all of the phone calls that I was getting will stop and the reason behind that is Company Funds, Inc has changes their Business name to Foundations Research, INC. It was hard for them to make a sell and get the person to give them any money.
That is the reason why Company Funds, Inc was losing money is because of my article. I had no reason to lie to any one who calls me about Company Funds, Inc and all that I put down in my article was the truth. I wanted to make Company Funds, Inc lose money and to close down.
This guy told me that Company Funds, Inc has not funded any business owner a Grant since they have been in business. Well I stopped getting phone calls from Business owners asking about Company Funds, Inc. I used to get 4 or 5 calls a day about Company Funds, Inc and now I dont get any calls at all.
Here is the article I found on a web site about the owner of Company Funds, Inc Kenneth Renard Tobin 2:
It's sad that telemarketers know everything about us, and we usually know nothing about them. They get to call us, but we know very little about who they are or what they really want from us. Turning the tables on telemarketers is something we should all do. Finding a way to annoy them is the only true way to make the telemarketers understand that we're mad as hell, and we won't take it anymore.
Therefore, for your review:
Kenneth R Tobin is connected to this outbound calling
number. He is the president,
vice-president, secretary and treasurer of Company Funds, Inc. and he operates
a website called www.companyfunds.com.
He is originally from
But wait! There's more!
Also in the public record is his bankruptcy in 2005. Aside from the fact that he owed everyone on
the planet and wiped them out in a Chapter 7, the man listed his employer as
the Golden Coin at
So you see, it should be understandable to all of us victims, that a man who couldn't make it as a security guard needed to create a company that would annoy others and hopefully make money at the same time. For this, I give him credit. For the Willful Cruelty to a Child, he should burn in h*ll.
Here's a phone number to call, if you'd like to reach this guy on a landline: 702-647-0664 - a lady answered a moment ago and said Kenny wasn't in, but would be back later. She verified she's a relative.
Call him and tell him to stop RoboCalling you.
If any one has paid Company Funds a large amount of money you need to write out how they handle there business and how much you gave them. When you are finish with it you can go to this web site at http://www.ftc.gov/idtheft.
The more who file a complete with FTC. I am hoping they
would give us a LAWYER who can allow us to do a CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT. This has
hurt me and my family when I had to close my business and I cant change it. I
am still paying the money I gave to Company Funds. These people who own all
these Grant writing companies has to be stop and the FBI will not do a thing to
stop them. I have called two FBI in my State and the one in
I call the FBI in
If you are a victim of Company Funds, Inc, Foundation
Research, Inc or any Company from
You are not alone in this Grant scam and there is a lot other Business Owners have been a VICTIM in this Grant Scam. We all need to fight together to get all of our money back plus more for all the things they put us though. I have lost a lot from giving this Company my money. I hurt myself and my family by giving this money to Company Funds, Inc. I lost my home last year and lived in my van with my family and kids. It is hard to hear from people like me who lost money and this company should pay for their lies.
I did a Google search on Foundation Research, INC and I
found an article on that Company. It
looks like Foundation Research, INC had a seminar scam going on in some State.
They had a seminar in
Police warn of grant scam targeting small businesses
A group from
The business name is Foundation Research Inc. and for a non-refundable deposit of $3,000, their firm promises to research sources and apply for federal grants for small-business owners. Once they receive the deposit, the corporation is shut down and the money disappears.
This group has used at least 10 other corporate names including: Small Business Funding Company, Small Business Funding Services, The Grant People, The Grant Place, The Corporate People and Grant Resources.
Recently, Foundation Research advertised a seminar at the Bellevue Marriott. Their speaker claimed to be a national radio personality Jay Ellis The Money Man. Bellevue Police detectives discovered that Ellis was actually Jonas E. Bowen, a convicted felon and professional con artist. Detectives contacted Bowen and, after a brief interview, he agreed to cancel the seminar.
Still, representatives of the group collected names of business owners who showed up for the canceled seminar, and the group will probably continue to attempt to solicit funds via phone and e-mail. If you think you have been a victim of this type of scam, contact the Bellevue Police Department at 425-577-5656. Ask for the Fraud Unit.
I know I have tried to get my money back and they will not give me any of my money back. I trusted this Company Funds, Inc to give me a Grant like they said they had a Grant for me and like some of the people who paid Company Funds, Inc. This has hurt my finance and I still have to pay this money back. I dont have the money to pay this loan I took out just to pay Company Funds, Inc.
I would love to file a law suit on Company Funds, Inc and get back all my money and plus more for lying to me about a Grant they were holding for my business and for slandering my name telling people I had a Felony Record. This has been hard on me but I can get though knowing I did a good thing by putting this article on the internet telling Business Owners not to give any money to these companies who want money up front dont pay these companies.
Melanie **** & Margaret ****
Any Company can give me a call & I will tell you the TRUTH about This RIP OFF COMPANY FUNDS, INC
Foundation Research Inc.
2785 E Desert Inn Rd, Suite 230
Las Vegas, NV 89121
Phone: (800) 761-1556
http://www.foundationresearchinc.com/CLICK here to see why Rip-off Report, as a matter of policy, deleted either a phone number, link or e-mail address from this Report.
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