Report: #1428651

Complaint Review: Advanced Social Media - Sun City Arizona

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  • Reported By: S. E. Johnson — Royal Palm Beach other United States
  • Advanced Social Media 17220 N Boswell Blvd. #B-100 Sun City, Arizona United States

Advanced Social Media Bruce James Jack Johnson Jonathan Lee Connor Paul Was told by Jack Johnson that I was guaranteed to receive a government grant only if I paid $1330.00 for a grant writing course that would be matched to the grant that I would qualify for. Sun City Arizona

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In August of 2015, I responded to a post card received in the USPS mail, stating that a company was trying to reach me regarding a dispersal of Government Funding. It also stated that the pending amount of $20,978 needed to be verified by phone. After calling the toll free number of 1-800-779-7419, I was told by Jack Johnson that I was guaranteed to receive a government grant only if I paid $1330.00 for a grant writing course that would guide me through writing a draft of the grant for which would be matched to the grant for which I qualified. After speaking with Jack Jaohnson several times, I relented and paid the $1330.00.

I was soon sent a flimsy booklet to draw up a draft of my grant for home improvement and received calls that lasted about 15 minutes for five sessions. I was simply told what to write in each section of the grant, basically stating the type of repairs I would use the grant for and my monthly household costs. These calls were made by Jonathan Lee (3 times) and Connor(2 times). I was then told to return the draft booklet to Advanced Social Media via USPS in an envelope provided. 

Needless to say, I never heard from any of these people again. I tried calling the number numerous times over several months, and was always told by Paul that someone would get back to me on the status of the grant. Eventually, as I continued to call over the course of the year of 2017, I was told that none of the names of the people I originally spoke with were known to the company. 

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