Ive been arguing with these a*****'s for almost 4 months and have still yet to recieve my refund from Grant Masters. I just finished YELLING AT JOY (SUPPOSEDLY SHE IS A SUPERVISOR)and of course she assured me I would have my refund in 7-10 BUSINESS days, which i told her was b***s*** because its been 4 months. I also had a charge from A1 Memeber for $72 and change but was credited for that back in July. I also had signed up for the google CD, Jesus what a scam, I should of known it was to good to be true.
I want to file a compliant with the BBB but i dont know what city and state Grant Masters is located in, Any 1 know this??
I posted today (Oct 5, 2009) under 877-208-5903 Please read. I am getting some of my money back...
Did you ever get your money back? I had the same amount taken out but no one called me. I thought I was doing business with Google(the real Google)and ordering information. I then cancled it(so I thought). I noticed yesterday there was a charge on my account for $38.84 I called the number from my online banking which was 888.856.1248 and I was given a hard time. They said they cancled it, gave me a cancelation number and such. and that was yesterday. I noticed yesterday that the same amount had been taken out three other times in past months. All of the other times had three different numbers. I called today one of the other numbers and the same talk was given.They trying to talk me into an "888" number and said this will prevent any other transactions from occuring. I called him a lier and asked for his name. I know he gave me a bogus name. But anyway I am trying to get this resolved. We work too hard for people to be just taking our money. I know I thought I was making an order for something but got a big surprise yesterday. I will be watching my online banking a lot closer from now on. And I will be getting a new card. The other names they use are: Google Chest,Grants-R-US,Grant Masters and Grant Finder.There are pobably many more name,and they use different numbers. Just be careful.
I had several charges for 38.34 and 72 and change. I got one of them refunded and they told me that my account was closed. I just found this morning thatthey have again charged my account another 38.34. I recommend that everyone who is having this problem to get thier cards cancelled or changed. They will never stop. They should be put out of business.
did you get your money back?
We had same problem: charges from POWERSALE $38.34 twice in same day; GRANT MASTERS $38.34; POWERSALE $72.21; A1 MEMBER $72.21; ADWORD $72.21. All of this started after purchasing an APL*ITUNES APP from our IPHONE.
They got me...about 140$ off my credit card. jerks. I dealt with my bank already and now I have to deal with them...they better not hangup on me!
Found two charges to my bank acct on the same day ($38.34 both times). On June 25th I called the 800#, and like "Ah" (June 25, above), before I could finish they were already promising a refund.
As of today (July 10th) still nothing back in my account.
Like "Ann" (June 25th, above) I believe this is the result of ordering the $1.98 "Google kit" (which I've never received). There were two parts to that offer -- one for the kit, and one for some kind of similarly priced "upgrade." The second had a small box for "terms and conditions" or something to that effect. I read it and saw the automatic membership with billing info, so I DIDN'T order it! They have NO reason to be billing me -- and certainly not TWO charges on the SAME DAY!!!
I too was scammed by this bait and switch tactic.
Google should be ashamed. What was a reputable company is no better then the rest of the low life scum praying on people when ever they can mislead the public.
After many calls and bank visits I am still waiting on refunds from these sub-companies. They refused to give me a complete refund for the charges.
They are criminal at best!
Google disgusts me!!!!!
yep on my account 38.72 showed up twice.. called them and they kept hanging up on me.. b*****ds.. i was told to cancel some account i didnt even sign up for then they could return my money with in 10 days.
If you fell for the Google ads thing, call your bank now and have Blazing Words & Grant Masters reported as SCAMS. They will be banned from your bank and others will also be protected. I had a $ 1.48 test charge ran threw, after that $ 38.34 and $ 72.21 respectively....SCUMBAGS !
i had two charges on the same day for 38.and change called the 800# and spoke with some woman that did not speak very good english and could barely understand her and before i could finish telling her why i was calling she was already telling me what she needed to get me a refund. today i checked my bank account and i had one charge reversed but only one so i called back and was issued the other refund and now i wait to see if i get it. and yes i to filled out the free google make money garbage. ITS A SCAM!!!
Hi, I got a charge on my bank account for 38.34 from Grant Masters. I called the 800 number which was 800-926-0273. I advised that this was a fraudulent charge that I did not authorize. They mentioned something about a set up package for Google that was for shipping $1.98?? At any rate, I said that this was not authorized and that I want the charges reversed and whatever 'account' closed. They needed my name, email and last 6 digits of the account card charged to locate my account. If you do not give them this they won't help you. They cancelled my 'account' and said will send an email to that effect and then reverse the charges but they won't show up until 7-10 business days. I spoke to a Katherine and she was helpful in the end. But unless you give them the info they need they will try and end the call.
Yep its the fake google making CD SCAM....
For Kathy keep checking back and I will let you know. I am on the phone with bank right now doin a dispute.
I also did and I am calling my bank to resolve it. Scammers is what they are. They say they are associated with Google Ads or something like that and they are also associated with Blazing Words. THey never answer their phones. It is a scam call ur bank to get money back ASAP because they will keep takin out every week from different companies.
I was just taken for 38.34 not once but twice. Did you ever get your money back? I have tried to call them since 8 am with no responds, is there anything we can do?
AS THE ECONOMY WORSENS THE SCAMMERS ARE COMING OUT IN DROVES..
1st of all the ads for making money with GOOGLE are known scams. They use the GOOGLE name only. A quick internet search could have prevented this.
They COUNT ON YOU NOT TO DO THE RESEARCH before you apply.
ADVERTISEMENTS ? from the Federal Trade Commission website:
The appearance of ads in media outlets that you recognize - like your local newspaper or radio station - is no guarantee of the legitimacy of the company behind the ad.
DID YOU READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS? Go back to the website - scroll all the way to the bottom and you should find the link. THEY ALSO COUNT ON YOU NOT TO READ THESE!
When you do not read them and process your order - you are agreeing to them. So the charges were authorized whether you read the T&C or not..
You agreed to them
i've had a hit for $38 and $72. has anyone traced back far enough to figure out how they got our debit numbers? there has to be a common denominator here. i'm wondering... did any of you happen to use your debit to pay shipping for a free "make money with google" CD?
account hits say A1 Member/ 866-200-5473 and Grant Masters/ 800-926-0273.
Exaxtly samething happened to me last week.
I called and yelled at APRIL who swears they have a refund policy I'll keep you all posted!
i just called my bank and found out $38.34 was taken out of my account. has anyone gotten a refund from this company or been able to stop these unauthorized payments?
they did the same to me today WTF - hope u were able to get your money back smoothly
Didn't get a call from them. Just got 38.65 taken out of my bank account by "grant masters" at 800-926-0273 and another 72.21 from something named LOGIN FOR MEMB at 1-888-251-3444. Don't know who either of these companies are and I didn't authorize either transaction. Only found out about this because I checked my bank account online and seen both transactions went through today.
I just had money taken out of my account and I have no clue who or what this is!
Yeah they just took money from my account to and I have no idea who they are.