Advantage America ripoff scam dishonest Winter Park Florida
I received a call from Lance B. Hanson, Gov ID 8R40072 from Advantage America. He explained a program to me regarding grants and that I was going to receive $12,500 minus the $49.95 process fee into my checking account. It would take 4-5 day to receive the money. In the mean time, in 15-30 days I would receive free coupons worth $500 to use at my free will. I had 10 days to use the free long distance or I would be charge $19.95 a month. The $49.95 was a lifetime fee and I would never be charge again for it.
I decided I did not want this so called grant and on 1/31/06, I called the 866 number and spoke to a customer service representative named Jem. I told her I wanted to cancel my account. She told me no I didn't. I had to wait for my welcome letter, which I told her I already received. She told me that this was free money and after 6-8 weeks I would get a big package in the mail and then I would have to fill out paperwork to request grants up to $12,500. I still told her No and she would not cancel my account.
After 25 minutes on the telephon telling, yelling and being just rude to her, she still did not cancel this account. She was so adament about explaining the program to me. She finally said thank you for calling have a nice day and hung up. Account not cancelled.
I called back and spoke to Raymond Michael (Mike) and explained to him to cancel my account. He told me he would but I had to call back tomorrow to get the cancellation code. I asked to speak to a representative, but he said they were all taking calls. I left my name and telephone number, but to no avail. I asked for Crystal Brown who is the CEO, but she and her assistant Linda Davis is in Italy. Phillip Lake is the next in charge, but he did not return my telephone call. Still waiting.
This company will not let you cancel your account with them. When you do get a change to cancel the account, you are past the 10 days of free trial period and they try to charge you.
It is like the bank said, if the government is going to give you free money, they will without asking for your account number to your bank.
Beware!! There is no grant money and if there is, you have to apply for it by their guidelines.
Northern Virginia, VirginiaU.S.A.