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Grantor's Institute of America

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Phone: (866) 302-6475 Fax: (866) 302-6480 4410 Massachusettes Avenue, NW, Suite 328, Washington, DC 20016 ! Grantor's Institute of America is Believed to Be Out of Business !

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Based on BBB files, this business has a BBB Rating of No Rating. The reason is as follows:

  • This business has no rating because BBB has information indicating it is out of business.

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 1
Total Closed Complaints 1

Additional Complaint Information

Consumers report being contacted by this entity and advised that they had received a grant and had only to pay a processing fee in order to receive grants ranging up to several hundred thousand dollars.  Calls, letters, and e-mail notices such as these from unknown parties should always be treated with care.  The notifications request payments ranging from $49.95 to $249.95, depending on the amount accepted to be used to start a home based business.  The payments are to be sent in the form of a certified check or money order; meaning that the means of cancelling the transaction or retrieving the payment depend on the co-operation of the recipient.  The business you are to start appears to consist of sending flyers to gather orders by sending similar notices to other persons.

Ask yourself:
1.  Had you applied for a grant?
2.  Why should you pay anything if you have a grant awarded to you?
3.  Are you provided any way of verifying the information provided, or are you urged to quickly take advantage of the offer before time runs out?

These are all warning signs of attempts to collect money from you, while talking about awarding something to you.  This cruel and misleading contact is not the way true grants would be awarded.

This entitiy originally apeared in BBB records as a company that sold  "memberships" for $39 for a 90 day period, during which the consumer can apply for grants listed in a publication entitled, The Grant Sources Directory. The company states in its promotional materials that the Financial Needs Submission form sent to the company with payment, may be forwarded to third parties, at the company's discretion, but there is no promise made that any action is taken on materials submitted to Grantor's Institute of America. After 90 days, the consumer was urged to re-apply for another 90 period for $25. Company materials indicate that any grants come from third party organizations, and Grantor's Institute of America plays no part in that process.

Consumers should be aware that information about genuine grants is available through many public and private organizations. Those seeking financial assistance should explore local sources of such information to determine whether or when to pay fees for such information. 

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Grantor's Institute of America
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: March 26, 2007
Business Management
Mr. Eric Neville Mr. James S Williams Sr.
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Eric Neville
Principal: Mr. James S Williams Sr.
Business Category

Grant - Scholarship - Financial Aid Finder Service Work-At-Home Companies

Alternate Business Names
Grants in America, LLC
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BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

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Customer Review Experience Value
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Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

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BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

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