on 19-09-2017 03:47 PM
Please avoid these people who will call you out the blue and offer you funding. I was nearly scammed.
I had researched and also been in touch with Action Fraud.
They will mislead you and try to make you believe that you are entitled to a non-payback grant. They promised me £15,000.
I was later told that I would need to sign up with a Master Card and that I would need to put 30% of my own funds into the account. The account and card is provided by them. This is where I would have ended up losing my funds and there would have been no £15,000 this is all a con. I had got in touch with the Office of Fair Trading who investigate this sort of scams. I had been advised not to have anything to do with this and keep my own funds where they should be otherwise I would end up being scammed. They had informed me if it sounds too good to be true and it definitely is. They told me this was definitely a scam and these people are under investigation.
NO LEGIT FUNDING WOULD EVERY BE PAID THROUGH MASTER CARD. MASTER CARD IS USED A LOT BY CRIMINALS.
Business Grants are saying that the Funding will be paid by Haven Funds, this is fake. Do not fall for this!
These people are nasty and need to be put in prison. They say they are based in Woking. They are fakes and have managed to register with Companies House.
on 19-09-2017 04:45 PM
Thank you for sharing your experience, here and on the other thread, very pleased to hear that Action Fraud were able to offer advice about this. We have some further advice about avoiding scams from Cornel at Vibe tickets too.
On a happier note, welcome to Voom Pioneers @lucyrobinson - it would be great to have you introduce yourself and your business to the community. We have a discussion thread for this here, so hope to hear more from you soon.