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Compass National

United States,
Minnesota

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TRH Consulting Services Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

Scam or not?

What concerns me the most about the possibility of any grant-sourcing/writing company being a scam are as follows:

1. No willingness to identify satisfied customers - this is a major concern even though their policy, as articulated, seems understandable. Most grant providers will list the organizations to whom they have provided funds. This is certainly the case for government sponsored grants. Additionally, most businesses will advertise their satisfied customers because it will impress possible customers to "come on board." There really is no good reason to keep secret satisfied customers, unless there aren't very many, or worse, there aren't any.
2. No willingness to identify possible, specific grant sources they will approach. An experienced grant writer knows pretty much upfront which company or government program(s) is most likely to provide funding.
3. Providing the allurement of raising substantial money for a first-time request. Most grant providers will not approve a first time request for a donation, but if and when they finally do, they will grant considerably less than the requested amount. The grantee must prove their worthiness before getting additional funding. In fact, in many cases, it takes a persistent request for funding over a period of five years or more before the first grant is offered by legitimate foundations.
4. Your request was transferred from the first person with whom you talked to a second or third person. This may indeed be the result of employee turnover based on the discovery by the previous employee that the company is operating a scam.
5. The amount of money they tell you is available for what you are doing, the service you are providing, is raised when you decide to take more time to ponder and research the company's validity. Quite frankly, for example, holding out the carrot of $200, 000 as a possible amount for which you would qualify is extreme given your being a first time requester. If a grant writer were to be successful to raise 10 or maybe 20K, that would be amazing; but, 200K is likely impossible.
6. The short length of time the company has been in operation under the name "Compass National" does make it difficult to assess the truthfulness of the few complaints logged against it. Nevertheless, "buyer beware."
7. Requiring a fairly substantial up-front fee. However, an up-front fee of some sort to get the grant writing process started is not an unusual requirement of competent grant writers.
8. As one blogger wrote, and I agree, as a general rule, small businesses do not get awarded grants; low interest loans, yes, but not grants. Anyone who comes close to promising a grant for a small business is suspect.

Overall, it would be less costly, and less of a gamble. to pay a local grant writer to research appropriate, possible granters and write a professional request on your behalf. It is also advisable to check with your State's Attorney General's office or Secretary of State's office and/or the State's Secretary of Commerce office for complaints or litigation against the company in question.
Whistleblowernevada Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

Scam or not?

Compass National, became Interlan Financial and is now Direct Business Company.

License Summary
Business Name: INTERLAN FINANCIAL CORPORATION
Business Address(es): 6250 MOUNTAIN VISTA ST A
HENDERSON, NV 89014
Business Phone: 702-688-9174
Owner(s): INTERLAN FINANCIAL CORPORATION
License Type: GROSS REVENUE
Scope: MISCELLANEOUS – SMALL BUSINESS CONSULTING, INTERNET SRVS, BUSINESS PLANS.
License Number: 2011302558
Date Issued: 09/01/2011
Expire Date: 02/29/2012
Cancellation Date:
License Status: ACTIVE

License Summary
Business Name: DIRECT BUSINESS COMPANY, INC
Business Address(es): 6250 MOUNTAIN VISTA ST A
HENDERSON, NV 89014
Business Phone: 866-322-2261
Owner(s): DIRECT BUSINESS COMPANY, INC
License Type: GROSS REVENUE
Scope: MISCELLANEOUS – INTERNET MARKETING/CONSULTING
License Number: 2011302793
Date Issued: 09/28/2011
Expire Date: 03/31/2012
Cancellation Date:
License Status: ACTIVE

Direct Business Company, Interlan Financial Corporation, Interlan Charitable Foundation, Compass National, Quid Corp, Las Vegas Funding Group, Corporate Capitol are all the same companies.

None of these companies have ever helped a single business get a penny of grant funding. If you were ripped off by any of these companies please contact the authorities immediately.

These are all companies that lie and take your money without ever getting you a dollar of grant funding.

If you are a victim please come forward, the only way to shut a fraud company down is if victims come forward and tell the authorities how they were ripped off.

Please contact FBI immediately
(702) 385-1281

Please contact the Attorney General
(775) 322-0657
(702) 320-4500

Please contact the District Attorney
(702) 671-2500

Please contact City of Henderson
(702) 267-1730

Please contact the FTC
877-382-4357

Please contact the FCC
888-225-5322

Better Business
(702) 320-4500

The call you over the phone and tell you if you pay them a fee and buy a business plan then they will help you get hundred and thousands of dollars in grant money. It is a lie. Ask the FBI they have not ever helped one company get a penny of funding.

These companies have scammed thousands of business owners out of their hard earned money. Call and report them today and please post on the following websites as well
www.findthescams.com
http://www.complaintsboard.com
www.scambook.com
www.boardreader.com
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