Yeah, so I have been looking to start my own business or get involved with making money with the internet for some time now. I was actually contacted by Cole from the Summit Group and he made me promise after promise, and finally convinced me that this would take work and starting capital, but in the end would work out to my benefit if I used Thrive's system of success.
They got me to get a credit card for $4,500 dollars and convinced me to get a loan (through Duvera, one of their own companies, no doubt) for $3,250 to start up this business. I thought "Hey, with that kind of money backing me, I should be able to make this work." Cole told me that they would make what's called a "soft debit" which reserves the money on the credit card like a credit authorization, but then they will release it once approved. Then they recorded me stating that I was ok with making a $4,500 debit to my card. Well, it's not gonna stick, right? Wrong. I did it, they took it. Furthermore, the "loan" that I took out for my business? Never saw a dime. Went strait to Thrive. They failed to mention that part.
So here I am, in debt up to my eyeballs and I have no money to actually use for starting the business like maybe the money to register it with the government? Or the initial purchases with these suppliers? All has to come out of pocket, though I recall the very energetic and uplifting Cole assuring me that we will be susing OPM (other people's money) and I won't have to come out of pocket on this ordeal. Just sign on the dotted line.
Actually, Cole told me that they were going to contribute $3,200 dollars for my business. When I found out it was loan on my end, I should've smelled scam, but with the Summit Group's soothing words and promises that this would replace my regular income, I accepted it with a complacent nod. "You will be making 2 - 10k per month, so why would you be worried?" he seemed to insist. Did I get the calls? Yes. They did call me, though they are always in a hurry and don't care much for taking the time to explain things. And like I said, it's kinda hard to make a business run with no money, which is where they landed me. These guys are a scam, so please take my advice and not use them. If you want to invest 7500 dollars in a business, by all means, go live the American dream. But whatever promises these people tell you, turn a deaf ear to them. Yes, they are a member of the BBB, but that is only until tey get enough complaints that they are removed.
Lovington, New Mexico