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Complaint Review: Raven Media ,Grant Funding Solutions, Grant Search Assistance, Or Grant Writer Professional - Internet

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  • Reported By: jen — weymouth Massachusetts United States of America
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  • Raven Media ,Grant Funding Solutions, Grant Search Assistance, Or Grant Writer Professional 365 W Broadway #114, New York Ny 10013 Internet United States of America

Raven Media ,Grant Funding Solutions, Grant Search Assistance, Or Grant Writer Professional MoneyHelp, SBAFUNDING, GRANTCASH, FUNDING8003430135 800-343-0135 NV, NETWORK AGENDA, NETSEARCH GRANT, UT-NetSearch Grant, 800 418 9320NA31C00 of 00 877-6738173 NV, Fraudulent Charges from multiple companies every month, for ordering a CD i never, Internet

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Jeremy Johnson's new company

*UPDATE Employee: Resolution Offer

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Apparently fell for scam.  Was opening a home daycare and was researching grant money from the government online.  This company never sent a cd to me, never received the email they claim i opened.  Then billed me for over 17 months with 3 charges every month 7.95, 9.95, & 39.95 all billed to 8 different companies all located in CA and NV.  Refused to refund all of my charges.  Never used and "services" they claim to be providing.  A simple google search reveals a web of websites all feeding you into the same scam.  The Terms and Conditions at the Web site entrance makes no mention of any additional charges.  This is the ultimate flim-flam: preditory business hiding behind a convoluted maze of phony companies all billing you for no actual service provided.   Somebody help me I need to recover this money from these SCAM ARTISTS!!!!!!!!

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#2 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Jeremy Johnson's new company

AUTHOR: Chopper Ryan - (United States of America)

POSTED: Friday, January 21, 2011

Jeremy Johnsons New Company

Jason Peterson
Paul Ford
Brien Heideman
Jeremy Johnson
Kyle Kimoto

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Resolution Offer

AUTHOR: Customer Service Administrator - (USA)

POSTED: Tuesday, December 29, 2009

I apologize for any misunderstanding regarding the services you've been receiving from our company.  There are no commitments with the free product however there is a bonus free trial period to membership websites that accompanies the free CD and we do our best to disclose this as it is stated several times throughout the ordering process - on the sales page, the order page, the confirmation page and the thank you email, it is then also explained in the first paragraph of the Terms and Conditions of the offer.  We offer the trial periods to give our clients a chance to use the services and see the value of them for themselves before they are billed.  The trial periods are free for 7-30 days from the order date depending on which bonuses apply and we would not have charged you had you called customer service and canceled during the trial period as it is not our desire to bill clients who do not want the membership after the free trial offer ends.


The following is the first paragraph of the Terms and Conditions of the offer (the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy links can be found on every page of the sales ad):

Bonus Material Terms and Termination.
By purchasing this product, you agree to adhere to the termination agreement as outlined on the order page, confirmation of order page, and confirmation email, which is that you, the buyer, are not entitled to a refund of the upfront cost of any shipping and handling that may or may not have been charged to you for delivery of said product. Furthermore, any free trials that may or may not be offered with this product are only free during the said allotted time of the free trial period as outlined within the product sales page, confirmation of order page, and confirmation email. If you have not cancelled the free bonus within the free trial period (if offered on product purchasing), you are agreeing to purchase the bonus material and/or service at a monthly reoccurring cost. This can be cancelled by calling the customer service number provided in the confirmation email between the hours of 9AM and 9PM EST M-F and stating your desire to cancel said bonus material. However, in order to not be charged any future reoccurring cost, please give ample time (2 business days) to be cancelled out of any reoccurring billing system before the next scheduled charge to your account (this does not apply during any trial period).  Not canceling trial programs constitutes authorization, by you, the buyer, for any charges (as outlined) for the associated bonus service until your request to cancel has been received by our customer service staff.  By not canceling the bonus program during the trial period or prior to two days before a scheduled billing cycle, you agree that any reoccurring charges billed to you will be non-refundable.


As you can see the Terms direct the customer to the sales page, confirmation of order page and the confirmation email where all pertinent information is provided to the customer before, during and after placing their order.


The following disclosure is an additional disclosure posted directly on the sales page located below the submit button where the credit card information was entered: For your security, all transactions on this site are protected with Secure Sockets Layer encryption. By clicking "Ship My CD", I am ordering the Grant Master and trial membership for $ S&H, after the seven day trial I will be charged $39.95 a month thereafter if I do not cancel. I also agree to the fourteen day and twenty-one day bonus trials to Express Business Funding and Network Agenda for $7.95 a month and $9.95 a month thereafter, should I choose not to cancel. I have read and agree to the Privacy Policy / Terms and Conditions. For questions, call 1-800-546-2919 M-F, 9am-9pm, EST.


The Information on our Grant CD is general information that you can find for free on the internet. We have gathered the information and put it on an easy to access and navigate CD for your PC.  This saves our clients the time and, lets face it, frustration of having to search out this information on their own.  That is why with our Grant Program you receive a 7 day free trial to our Grant Members Site.  This is our member's website were you will be able to learn the entire process on how to write and submit a grant proposal.  It is easy to start utilizing the Grant members site by simply watching the tutorial videos that explain how to access all of the features on the site.  Our team of writers headed by acclaimed Grant expert Dr. John Porter provides a monthly cover story that provides the newest information on grants and grant related topics.  We also provide a quarterly newsletter that provides in-depth information on current trends in government and private funding, as well as the latest financial advice on how to find and manage grant money.  You will be able to search grants through multiple grant sources. You can search for Federal, State, and Private Grants, as well as for Scholarships.  The Grant Member Site gives you access to the Grant-A-Day program; which guarantees at least one member will be awarded a personal needs grant every single day! To read testimonials from recent grant recipients, visit:  In three easy steps you can apply for the Grant a Day program and you will be eligible for it as long as you are a member of the Grant Member Site program.  Another feature we offer is our live one on one chat representatives; they are available to answer any questions you have along the way.  All these features and more are designed to help you be successful in locating, applying for, and receiving a Grant. The information that is offered through the Grant Member Site is more extensive than what other companies sell in coaching programs that cost a thousand dollars or more, so we feel that we are offering our clients the best value in the industry at a reasonable monthly rate of $39.95.


Ordering our Grants CD also included two fast action bonuses. The first fast action bonus was for Express Business Funding (EBF) which had a 14 day free trial. This program is designed to help customers through each step necessary to obtain a loan for a small business. This includes researching and putting together a business plan, presenting that plan to the SBA, filling out a loan application, and anything else that may be needed along the way. After the trial period, it is a reduced monthly membership fee of $7.95 because you are already a member of another of our programs.


The second fast action bonus was a 21 day free trial for Network Agenda, an affiliate company that offers an online date book service that will allow you to keep track of your contacts and daily schedule and will even send you reminders to your email and/or cell phone. After the 21 day free trial, the service is $9.95 a month membership fee.


To address the number of complaints our company has online, please keep in mind that online complaint boards are open forums where anyone can say anything about whomever they please without any proof of their claim.  We sell between 15,000 and 25,000 programs a week and we have been in business for over 8 years.  We have had over 4,000,000 customers and the number of complaints that we have on the online complaint boards are less than .05% of our customer base.  Though the number of complaints we have is very low when compared to the number of customers we have or have had, this are still more than we would like.

As you can see while you were reading the online complaint boards, we take the time and energy to locate these complaints and post a response describing the services that we offer and, more importantly, provide our customer service information.

If you notice, we are one of the few companies that search out these complaints and provide our information and a way to contact us to resolve your concerns - this alone should show that we care about our customers - all of them - even the ones that post negative, and sometimes outright lies, on the internet about our company without first giving us the opportunity to resolve their concerns.


Customer Service can be reached at 1-800-475-6581, and there you will find a helpful agent waiting to assist you with your concerns.


If you are another customer that is reading this and you have already tried customer service, but feel that we have failed you in some way or you feel you weren't treated fairly please call me directly at 435-773-1795, or email me at, I will be happy to address your concerns ASAP.



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