• Report: #194200

Complaint Review: IWS Grant Search

  • Submitted: Thu, June 01, 2006
  • Updated: Fri, June 02, 2006

  • Reported By:Mountlake Terrace Washington
IWS Grant Search
703 South Street Ste #5, Orem Utah 84058 Orem Could Be More I'm Not Sure About This ?, Utah U.S.A.

IWS Grant Search ripoff fraud scam dishonest theives stealing money, no good info on grants, never received free grant info I paid for.. Orem Utah *EDitor's Suggestions on how to get your money back into your bank account that was wrongfully taken from you!

*Author of original report: Rip off taken care of. Here is some helpful info.

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I as well have been ripped off by IWS Grant Assitance!! I received a phone call from a Rep and I agreed to get the info sent to me. I was told that I would not be charged anything unless I called the number 866-370-7270 (besides the shipping for my free info) and told them I wanted to get there assistance program. I still haven't received info I paid for.

Did they say this to anyone else? I asked over and over again "Is this really the only charge"? (referring to the shipping fee)he assured me that was all I would be charged. I would never have agreed to this if I knew they would take $29.95 out of my account without my authorization! I found out today when I noticed my account was overdrawn. I'm a single mom so I am very angry I cannot afford this plus now a charge for letting my account be overdrawn. I will be contacting them tomorrow and I hope I have success. FYI usually you can dispute the transaction with your bank they will usually put the money back in your account while they do research. I am going to make sure my bank see's this information on this site.

I have said to much I'm sorry but I am so mad!!!! I will help in any way I can what ever needs to be done to get this crappy company out of business. Let me know what I can do. I will let you know if I get any help today. Thank you for being here.

Mountlake Terrace, Washington

EDitor's Suggestions on how to get your money back!


Go to your bank within 60 days of the charge, or as soon as you know about the charge, don't delay, and tell them that there has been fraudulent activity within your account. Explain that you wish to file a dispute, and demand that they assist you in accordance with Federal Regulation E.

According to the majority of victims interviewed by Rip-off Report, those who immediately called their banks to dispute the charges did not get very far. Many victims got the following responses from their banks: we could not do anything for you or you waited too long; it has been more than 60 days.

If the bank is says that you have waited too long, explain to them how you called their 800 number as soon as the charges were found, and were told by the bank that nothing could be done. Remind the bank that they failed to assist you properly at the 800 #, and instead, provided you with an inadequate explanation of your right to dispute. Tell the bank that it's their fault time has expired, and since they gave you the wrong info to begin with, they will just have to deal with it, take the loss and reverse the charges.

Tell them the truth; this was unauthorized and your account was NOT to be charged! Keep emphasizing how you never authorized anything! Direct them to the hundreds of victims reports that were filed on Rip-off Report.com. And if you're at the bank, walk them over to their computer and make them go to this site! If you are on the phone with them, tell them you will wait while they access this site! Either way, be persistent!


Let them know nicely, that you were advised to Report them (the Bank) and this situation to the Banking Commission in your state. Since each state has a different name for the agency/controller over banks, find that name before you call or get to the bank so you can throw it in their face. The more knowledgeable you appear to be, the further you will get.

And just continue to demand the Federal Regulation E form! The bank CAN, MUST and WILL reverse the charge! But, you must be persistent; ask to speak to the supervisor or the area manager for all the branches in the state.

Let the bank personnel know you are meeting with the media later in the day, that you would much rather they do the right thing (as most other banks have) by looking at the complaints and immediately reversing the charge(s) to your account; no matter how long ago it was. Be sure to call the Media if necessary so you are telling the truth.

If you have to, be loud (but nice) in front of other customers. If you are just calling by phone, the above tactics should still work. The bank can easily fax or mail to you the Federal Regulation E dispute form.


If the charge was to your credit card (not debit card, check card, or checking account), contact the credit card company as soon as possible to request a dispute form. Consumers usually have a little longer to dispute fraudulent credit card charges (up to 6 months), but it is better to act right away. In this type of situation, credit card disputes are usually successful since fraudulent companies often won't contest the disputed charge. In rare cases, credit card companies will review disputes, but refuse to reverse the charges. If this occurs, complain to a manager and let them know you will be filing a report here.

Remember Don't let them get away with it! Make sure they make the Rip-off Report .. The more Reports filed on a Company or individual, the more likely it is that the authorities, media and attorneys will want to take action.

And good luck Let us know how you do!

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#1 Author of original report

Rip off taken care of. Here is some helpful info.

AUTHOR: Michele - (U.S.A.)

I just want to let everyone know who has had issues with IWS. I called 800-986-2640 and got through I only had to wait a couple of minutes. I spoke with a gentleman by the name of Jason (very helpful). I told him who I spoke with, which was Leo Delacruz (original rep). That when I gave authorization for the cd and info for $3.97 I was told that the only way I would charged anything else was if I called and asked to be put on the assistance program. Which I never did. I demanded that I get a refund, and that I never would've done this if I knew about the $29.95. He is going to refund my money and also make a note on what the rep told me. I just pray that I really get my money.

So please call this number this is the number he said should be used (the one above). He was very helpful. I also referred to this site and the messages about all the problems people were having. I also said the company has gotten a very bad name because of all the funds that were taken and not authorized.
I hope everything helps.

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