Thursday, December 24, 2009
BEWARE and BE AWARE!
BEWARE!! Most service fulfillment companies don't much care about you or your future. That's why they ask about your credit rating, "how much money you owe on your credit cards", or "how much money you have access to" (on credit cards and even home equity), etc. This is to see how much money they can get you to part with (scam). Many people have lost their life savings or have been placed in a serious financial crisis.
Usually each company has a 3rd party sales company that they work for so the fulfillment company only gets a small precentage. So when you ask for your money back , you will most likely NOT be able to get in touch with the person who sold it to you. Then when you ask the fulfillment company (Thrive) to refund you, they'll tell you to contact the person who sold it to you. Sound familiar!! I have been there!! It is a circus and just part of the scam to get you to become discouraged and give up asking for a refund.
Many of these type of companies, like Thrive, prey on the elderly and the baby boomers (the 40's and 50's group). Aren't there laws in some states against stealing from the elderly?
BE AWARE!! There are people who comment positively (on some forums) about companies like Thrive and claim that they are doing great! They do not, if you notice, give any substantiation to back up that claim. They may very well be a representative of Thrive or another company. It is OK to ask that person to show you their website and tell you how many customers visit their site monthly. When and IF they post their website link, search it on the web for its statistics. But don't be surprised if you never hear from them to learn of their website!
Don't give up! These people must be stopped! Write your letters and post blogs. Complain, complain, and complain until you get your refund!
"Pay it forward" as one good person I know always says! Help others along the way. Spread the word to warn others about Thrive!
You should and can ask questions when a telemarketer calls. Ask for a copy of a contract before you agree to purchase anything. If they do not offer a money back guarantee - DO NOT do business with that company!! Hang up the phone!!
Keep this thought in mind.
"If anything sounds too good to be true - it most likely is NOT true!"