L/SFR Sneak Preview: Recent FTC Win Highlights Importance of Grant Industry Certifications

November 22, 2011 | By Liza Casabona | Post a Comment

(This story is excerpted from the Nov. 28 issue of Local/State Funding Report.) The Federal Trade Commission won a $29.8 million judgment in November against a company accused of peddling fake grants and other bogus services. Grant Connect had been charged with making misleading claims about getting free government grants for consumers.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada found that Grant Connect marketed a line of grant products using images of President Obama and the American flag to create the false impression that federal grants were “available quickly and easily for personal needs,” according to the FTC.

Subscribers to L/SFR can find the full article in their Nov. 28 issue.


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