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http://www.grants-loans.org/

do *67 before calling

1-800-658-9792

to give'em all the sh!t they deserve
FedUp
 Sep 09th, 2008
Please find the information from a complaint website below explanatory. As it has been a police matter since the whole mess started at the end of June, the only thing I can do is apologize for the inconvenience.

The guy's name behind this scam is Mark Byrne (could be an alias). His 'office' is located at 1500 Bank Street, Suite 425, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 1B8 (a strip mall) and he is operating as 'Small Business Funding'. The scam works like this: He spoofs (forges) his Caller Identification (CID) number to display '(203) 372-4819' which reverse-traces to St-Andrew's Church in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA. In reality, his real phone number is 613-686-1157 and he uses a call centre at 800-663-8525 and another in Lachine, Quebec with a fax 514-633-8974 to answer his incoming calls.

If you receive a phone call from this scumbag, simply provide the aforementioned information to the Ontario Provincial Police and request that they lay criminal charges against Mr. Byrne (or whatever his real name is) as spoofing or forging a CID number in Canada is a criminal offense.
called school
 Aug 26th, 2008
Called at 10 am on a Sunday morning - didn't answer it - only rang 3 times.
Sue
 Aug 24th, 2008
The guy's name behind this scam is Mark Byrne (could be an alias). His 'office' is located at 1500 Bank Street, Suite 425, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 1B8 (a strip mall) and he is operating as 'Small Business Funding'. The scam works like this: He spoofs (forges) his Caller Identification (CID) number to display '(203) 372-4819' which reverse-traces to St-Andrew's Church in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA. In reality, his real phone number is 613-686-1157 and he uses a call centre at 800-663-8525 and another in Lachine, Quebec with a fax 514-633-8974 to answer his incoming calls.

If you receive a phone call from this scumbag, simply provide the aforementioned information to the Ontario Provincial Police and request that they lay criminal charges against Mr. Byrne (or whatever his real name is) as spoofing or forging a CID number in Canada is a criminal offense.
Anonymous
 Aug 21st, 2008
Rob,

Yes, the number belongs to the St. Andrew Roman Catholic Parish. As mentioned in my earlier comment, the number connects to the St. Andrew Catholic Regional School (which is right next door to the church).

I can almost imagine all the little kids, sitting at folding tables in the school's gymnasium, phoning people to offer them business loans. ;-)
Andy
 Aug 15th, 2008
Reverse number look-up shows a Church from Bridgeport ,Conneticut
Rob
 Aug 10th, 2008
According to this recorded message from "Teresa McDonald" at the "Business Funding Centre", this is supposedly a means for B.C.-based entrepreneurs and small businesses to receive start-up funding from the British Columbia provincial government and the Canadian federal government. The message skipped and jumped so much that I couldn't figure out how exactly the scheme works, but the phone number quoted at the end 613-686-1157) is in a Kingston, Ontario exchange and is listed on other "WhoCalled"-type sites (do a Google search for more info).

As for this number, it belongs to St. Andrew Catholic Regional School in Bridgeport, Connecticut. If they truly own that number, then telemarketing seems like a weird sideline for a Catholic school!
Andy
 Aug 05th, 2008

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