I've NOW read many different blogs pertaining to this company and I am blown away with the familiarity of most all of them. Let me first start out by adding some new names to the list of employees to beware of: Rose or Rosa Zuniga, Jessica and Jeff King. The initial agreement states that you are responsible for a portion of the retainer fee and the balance "when funds are granted". After I gave them this initial amount ($1500, the reduced it), I was contacted for a phone interview, then a second phone interview that went a little more in dept and then a final call that assured me that my business was more than eligible for funds, possibly exceeding the amount that I needed. I was told by Jeff King that I should have an answer within a few days.
Sure enough, a few days later, he called and said that he had secured the funds from only two foundations, but in order to secure the man hours for my extensive profile and budget that THEY would fabricate (300-500 pages), I would need to send an additional $5000 over and above the remaining amount I owed from our initial contract. He told me that he could disregard the initial balance if I paid this $5000. I told him, I didn't have it..he said that's okay, I just want you to get these funds, I can arrange for you to be financed for half of the $5000 and then the balance would be due once the funds are granted. I told him what if I can't pay you the $2500, he says just sign the new contract I faxed over and we'll cross that bridge when we get there. Needless to say, I will not be crossing that bridge.
The new contract states that there is a possibilty that additional funds may be needed, I do not intend on giving GB Funding anymore of my money because I was very clear in the beginning when I asked if there were any additional fees and if this was the total amount they would be asking for. I cannot not afford to continue sending them more money with no TANGIBLE results.
Fort Worth, Texas