MCFARLAND CONSULTING McFarland Consulting ripped me off! Champlain New York
Back in early March I was online, attempting to get assistance with paying electric and phone bills. I am disabled, and my income is limited. I received a phone call from Mcfarland Consulting advising me that they could assist me in receiving government grant money. They would charge me $289 for their help in processing my paperwork, and advising for which grants I would qualify.
They advised that they would send me a packet of paperwork to fill out, that I should fill it out, and return it ASAP! On March 10, 2006 $289 was removed from my savings account. I attempted to cancel this transaction the day after it was formed, and was called back by a man who advised me, in a hostile tone, that the company is in good standing, and I would get my money back if they were unable to get me $5,000 in grant money within a certain time frame.
I attempted to stop payment at my bank, and they advised that they could attempt to stop the charge from going through, for a fee, but could not guarantee that it would not go through anyway.
Feeling that I was without choices, the money changed hands. I waited a considerable length of time, and when I did not get any packet, I called the company back, and requested a refund. I was told to send a letter requesting a refund. I sent the letter, and have called back twice, attempting to retreive my money. I attempted contact again on May 23rd, at approximately 2:00 pm and was advised that they were closed, but stated the hours of operation were 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.