- Report: #390140
Report - Rebuttal - Arbitrate
Complaint Review: AIG PROMOTIONS - BANK CARD EMPIRE
AIG PROMOTIONS - BANK CARD EMPIRE1928 E. Highland Ave, Box 612 Phoenix, Arizona United States of America
AIG PROMOTIONS - BANK CARD EMPIRE For investment of $9995 guaranteed return in six months of $78,750. They do all the work, find leads, advertise, make calls, etc Phoenix Arizona
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John explained the job as generating merchant accounts for the placement of credit card terminals for Bank Card Empire. I would be provided an instructional DVD, the help of the marketing team, a Website for credibility and leads from the company.
For a one-time investment of $150.00, a set-up fee of $19.95 , and $19.95 per month for a year, I would receive $200 for each terminal placed, and a residual income from the sales processed by each terminal. I could cancel my affiliation after one year, which sounded doable and I agreed. I waited several days for my instruction package to arrive.
Instead, my "coach" Victoria called with an entirely different package because I am handicapped and must use a walker. Her presentation was very professional and convincing, and absolutely guaranteed a handsome return on my investment. She convinced my to invest $9995.00 for a monthly income of $13,125.00, worst-case.
For that investment, my 10,000 leads would be contacted by professional salespeople, advertisment, placement and service would be provided for a period of six months, at which time I could reinvest or not - my choice. I was very hesitant, but was high-pressured into an immediate decision without time to consult with my husband.
I had to make a trip to the UPS store to receive a fax from them, which I was to sign and immediately fax back to them. It was authorizations to charge my two credit cards for $4000.00 and $5995.00 respectively. Unfortunately, I did as directed before having an opportunity to check on their credibility. I did mention that I was recovering from surgery, was quite tired and on medication.
My husband was livid when I told him what I had done, so now I am doing what I should have had the presence of mind to do first. I have contacted the credit card companies and will dispute the charges, and have already informed AIG Customer Service that I want to cancel and will dispute the charges. I was told, it was a done deal and no refund was possible. I hope they are wrong.
Charlotte Fishers, Indiana
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 11/11/2008 01:07 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/AIG-PROMOTIONS-BANK-CARD-EMPIRE/Phoenix-Arizona-85016/AIG-PROMOTIONS-BANK-CARD-EMPIRE-For-investment-of-9995-guaranteed-return-in-six-months-390140. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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