- Report: #137240
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Complaint Review: Government Grant Association
Government Grant Association4100 East Bay Drive Clearwater, Florida U.S.A.
Government Grant Association ripoff--persuaded me amid my protests of skepticism to give info Clearwater Florida
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He immediately called back (which telemarketers don't usually do) saying we had gotten "cut off". He said I was eligible for a $5000 government grant because I was a regular tax payer and then he asked if I had paid taxes at least once in the last 3 years. He then went on to explain that he would send the proper documents within 7-10 days and I would just need to pay fee within the next 7 days of $199.95.
I said no, I wanted to verify the legitimacy of what the company was doing first. Each time I expressed my doubts and skepticism he tried to assure me this was not a scam, he could not use the information without my permission. Eventually I succumbed to giving him the information he requested. Then he said someone would call me back for the verification process.
While I was waiting for the call, I found this website and all my fears were confirmed. Someone did call me back and I told them to cancel everything, and that they were not to take any money out of my account. The person protested with the same words used earlier to reassure me. I told him I had found 100's of reports on their company saying it was a scam and that I didn't want any further business with them.
As soon as I hung up, I went to the bank, told them what had happened and closed the account I had given information about. I never thought I would be so naive as to fall for this sort of thing. Luckily, I did not lose any money.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 04/01/2005 05:38 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Government-Grant-Association/Clearwater-Florida-33476/Government-Grant-Association-ripoff-persuaded-me-amid-my-protests-of-skepticism-to-give-i-137240. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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