I contacted IC Financials on June 11th, 2007 after finding their website while researching Grant Applications via various "government" sites. Our business is struggling greatly to to a severely recessed local market. Upon initial contact - I was asked for a little information about the the type business we have, the type of problems we were experiencing, etc etc. All of the why's and what's that all seemed pertinent.
I was told they would do a quick investigation as to whether or not they felt we would qualify for a grant and would call back within an hour or so.
Within about 45 minutes I received a phone call with a "Case Number" and what they refered to as a "CIT Application ID" - the explanation was that this ID number was specific to the type of grant for which we would be applying - and more importantly that it "locked us in" for definite funding of between $100,000 and $150,000 with 12 to 14 weeks.
The same day - actually within the same hour - we received a packet via email. It is/was a reasonably basic document containing paragraphs regarding and outlining "Scope and Descripton", "Warranty & Guarantees", "Description of Services Provided", "Liability", "Term", "Delivery of Service", "Scope of Disclosure", "REFUNDS, CANCELATION & MONEY BACK GUARANTEE", etc etc...
As per the agreement, I signed the documentation, cut a check for $479.00 and express mailed everything to them, as requested.
On July 27th, 2007 - I received an email from them including a link to download a 21 page PDF questionaire. (Which, as of the date of this posting oddly is still available for download) I downloaded the form and filled it out and mailed it back to them - again via USPS Express Mail.
As of today - September 17th, 2007 - I have not had any response from them. Their website is down. Their phone number is "Blocked" with a code of "VPBX1015" ...
After 3 months of waiting and hoping for just a little break to help get through this financial crisis - we will most likely have to close the business and quite possibly lose our home as well.
Port Charlotte, Florida