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Old 06-01-2008, 03:33 PM   #1
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What's with the Spam Mail (GrantScouts.com)

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I don't believe this originated with taxforum however I could be wrong.

However there remains the question of why?, was the site hacked ? or email farmed? or did taxforums sell emails?

Any case GrantScouts.com seems like a scam, you pay for shipping or instant access to grant information, after a 7 day free trial they automatically start billing $49.99 a month. You can cancell anytime by calling a toll free number and letting them know 2 days in advance of when you want to terminate service.

Copy of email---------------------------------------------------------

Dear user,

We hope that you successfully filed your 2007 tax return and already
got a nice tax refund paycheck.

The United States government is doing everything possible to help
Americans to get through this uncertain time for the US economy, offering
thousands of dollars in the different grants programs.

We found www.GrantScouts.com to be the best guide helping to find
government grants for anybody. We greatly recommend you this resource and
hope you will find it useful.

See you at the forums,
TaxForum

End Copy of email---------------------------------------------------

I hope this is not a trend.
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Indeed that was a spam email. I don't even know how it originated coz it had our domain name in the email of the sender.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:25 PM   #3
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Re:What's with the Spam Mail (GrantScouts.com)?

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Originally Posted by fasttoon View Post
I don't believe this originated with taxforum however I could be wrong.

However there remains the question of why?, was the site hacked ? or email farmed? or did taxforums sell emails?

Any case GrantScouts.com seems like a scam, you pay for shipping or instant access to grant information, after a 7 day free trial they automatically start billing $49.99 a month. You can cancell anytime by calling a toll free number and letting them know 2 days in advance of when you want to terminate service.

Copy of email---------------------------------------------------------

Dear user,

We hope that you successfully filed your 2007 tax return and already
got a nice tax refund paycheck.

The United States government is doing everything possible to help
Americans to get through this uncertain time for the US economy, offering
thousands of dollars in the different grants programs.

We found to be the best guide helping to find
government grants for anybody. We greatly recommend you this resource and
hope you will find it useful.

See you at the forums,
TaxForum

End Copy of email---------------------------------------------------

I hope this is not a trend.
Thanks sir, I was also searching about SPAM email. But till not got satisfactory info. But now here after reading your post, now I am satisfied.

Thanks!

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