- Report: #379752
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Complaint Review: The Grant University
The Grant University138 E. 12300 S. Ste. C #183 Nationwide U.S.A.
The Grant University Government Grant Solutions Draper Utah
*Consumer Comment: Inserted Link provided in first paragraph to "Authentic" grant research co. is a Scam itself!
I clicked the link and a very well written and official looking page came up with order details. I made the mistake of ordering their "Free" grant package for only $1.98 shipping and got suspicious when, after going through their order page, a "receipt" page didn't come up. I looked them up on Google and The Rip Off Report came up.
It was very early in the morning for me and they claim to be in Draper, UT. I am in eastern time zone so knew that I could send emails cancelling my order before they even came into work. I sent an email to "email@example.com" requesting that they cancel it. I found their telephone # and called it and the recording said that they were currently closed but "we value your time so press 1 to leave a message". I pressed 1 and got a recording that their voice mailbox was full and could not accept new messages.
I sent two more email to "firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com which are listed on their websites. They BOUNCED!
I kept trying to call the number and finally reach a person who said his name was Tom Wade but from the sound of his accent, I would have guessed "Habeeb". He promised to cancel my order and to send me an email confirming my cancellation.
Two days later, my telephone rings and it is a very NORMAL sounding recording thanking me for my "On Line" order (does not identify the company) and press 1 to confirm my order and to learn how I could win a "free" gas card. DO NOT PRESS 1 WHATEVER YOU DO! The # on my Caller ID was (630) 392-2100 and said Naperville, IL which in a NW suburb of Chicago. When I looked up the # on Google, it listed it as a Sprint / Nextel #. I filed a complaint with the Sprint / Nextel Board of Inquires and copied the FTC on the email although, if this company is based internationally, the FTC probably can't do anything about it.
The Grant University has several websites. thegrantuniversity.com, the grantuniversity.net, grantuniversity.net. They are also known as "Grant Solutions" and "Government Grant Solutions". All websites look different except the "testimonial" pictures they use are duplicated on some of the pages.
They are complete SCAM and whatever you do, do not trust them. You can go to http://www.grants.gov/ to learn about grants. This is the U.S. Government site. The bad news is: I LEARNED THAT THEY WILL NOT GIVE GRANTS TO BE USED IN A "FOR PROFIT" BUSINESS. Which is the reason I started this investigation in the first place.
GOOD LUCK WITH THESE THIEVES.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 10/09/2008 12:34 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/The-Grant-University/nationwide/The-Grant-University-Government-Grant-Solutions-Draper-Utah-379752. 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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