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Government Grants Infomercial Scam

By Joyce in NE

I fell for an infomercial that offered tools for only $3.95 to help you apply for thousands of dollars in federal grants that never had to be repaid.

A friend advised me that their friend ordered it and was billed about $75 per month. I thought if it got me $20,000 or so, I would be glad to pay them $75 per month. When I got the CD, I gave it to my son to check out. He said it was worthless, and we never applied for anything. However, on my next three bank statements (I had put the $3.95 on my bank card), I was billed $74.93 for grants. I called and was informed this was stated in the CD information, but when I asked my son, he said he saw nothing about it.

I demanded they refund all of the money, and they told me it would be credited immediately. It's been 10 days and zero has been credited. Beware!

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