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Complaint Review: Angel Stevens - Ivy Capital - ViaNet Coaching
Angel Stevens - Ivy Capital - ViaNet Coaching8721 St Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069 Los Angeles, California United States of America
Angel Stevens - Ivy Capital - ViaNet Coaching Angel Stevens is a FRAUD Los Angeles California
*Consumer Comment: They haven't changed
*Consumer Suggestion: I bet your still looking for an internet business
*Consumer Comment: Oh My Gosh!
Angel Stevens and company are complete frauds. They draw you in hook, line, and sinker. They make the whole, 'process rebates at home' sound so simple and easy and advise you it will only take an hour or so a day to do to make thousands of dollars a week... yeah, right! Nope... not true.
I saw the Angel Stevens process rebates at home ad and read and re-read it over a few times. To process rebates at home, all I had to do (or so I thought at the time), was to get my welcome email, log into the site, sign up with a few companies, push a few buttons and voila.... instant cash within a few weeks. Seems simple enough, the testimonials seems legitimate, etc.
So, I got my welcome email from Angel Stevens and immediately started to get set up. I was enthusiastic and gung-ho. I read all the testimonials that made it sound so easy and great. Then, I started to really get frustrated when it wasn't so simple. I followed the instructions to the letter and found that it was a lot more difficult than what everyone seemed to say. My enthusiasm started to dwindle and my frustration started to climb when I realized I basically had to market and try to sell products on the Web and try to get people to click on my URL address... HELLO? Has anyone ever logged into Google.com and seen how many ads are out there? The chance that someone would just happen to select my URL address was so slim that it infuriated me. It was at this point I started to question maybe this wasn't such a great decision.
Then, just as I was starting to give up hope, I received a phone call from Heather Carr at Ivy Capital. Man are these people slick! She immediately went into how she can offer me this "very exclusive" offer that is only offered to a "select few" and I have been chosen. She wanted to know what my goals were, how much money I made, how much my husband made, what my current debt was, what my credit limit was on any/all major credit cards I had, etc. I was so excited that this girl was offering to help me get my 'process at home' business up and running on the internet, to help me get my URL address to the top of the Google Ads page, etc...that I didn't realize what she was REALLY doing.... What she was really doing was trying to see how much money she could STEAL from me. She wanted to know what my credit card limit was on my Visa card. I am cautious to reveal that to anyone so I low-balled it and stated $5,000. So, she then told me that her supervisor Steve (forget his last name) would be calling me back to let me know if I 'made the cut' of this exclusive offer.
So, the next night Steve called me and we chatted and he gave me a range of 'non-aggressive', 'middle of the road', and 'aggressive'.... These were dollar amounts: Non-agressive being $2,880.00; 'middle of the road' being $3,880.00, and the 'aggressive' amount being $4,880.00. I had a feeling that this could possibly be a scam. I told him I needed to think about it and sleep on it. He told me because this is such an 'exclusive offer' that he couldn't guarantee that he could hold my place in the training program. I held my ground and wouldn't budge... it was basically going to be my way at this point or the highway... He finally agreed to contact me the following night. I discussed it with my husband, etc... My husband didn't think it was a great idea but would support me if it was something I really wanted to do.
The following night came as did the phone call from Steve. I told Steve that I would not pay more than $2,000.00: that was my limit! He haggled me for over an hour (why I didn't just say forget it at this point is beyond me). We finally agreed on $2,340.00. So, I gave him my credit card number and he advised all these people would be in touch with me to get me started, make appointments, etc. Well, after I hung up with him I had such a pit in my stomach... in my gut, that I asked myself "WHY did I just do that??!?!?!" I completely paniced. Dread set in.
I decided (why I didn't do this prior to everything is also beyond me), to log on to my computer and Google Angel Stevens. There were so many negative reports on her and her scams and not a single positive report or testimonial. So, I immediately (within an hour of the transaction) called my credit card company and requested the transaction be cancelled. I received an email from Ivy Capital that I was instructed to print out, sign and fax back to them the following day. I immediately wrote a letter to them advising them that I had changed my mind, I wasn't interested any more, sorry for the inconvenience, but I was NOT going to authorize them to TAKE (STEAL) my money.
What Ivy Capital did was take the information I gave them regarding my credit limit ($4,000.00), and divide it up into 'non-agressive', 'middle of the road', and 'aggressive' amounts... could you imagine if I told them I had a $20,000.00 limit on my credit card? Those figures would have been completely different.. they would have told me that the 'aggressive' figure was $19,880.00. HELLO? They are sales people and they are scamming people.
Well, I talked to one of Steve's associates the day I cancelled and let me tell you now, he was NOT pleasant at all. This man (I forget his name), I spoke with was rude, telling me I was worthless and a failure. He basically ranked me out for 'giving up' as he put it. I let him ramble on and on and on while I tuned him out. When he asked a question, I asked him a question in return and the question I asked over and over and over again was, "I am requesting to cancel my relationship with you, will you please let me know if my cancellation has been accepted?" This went on for an hour. I told him that no matter what he said to me or offered to do for me, I was no longer interested, I had cancelled the charge with my credit card company, and that I just wanted his acknowledgement that I had requested the cancellation. He grew more and more rude as the time went on. He finally advised me that the transaction with my credit card company would be cancelled on his end, and I ended up getting my money back. I then called my credit card company and told them I wanted them to cancel my credit card as if it were lost or stolen and have them reissue me a new account number, for fear of Ivy Capital trying to use the credit card number in the future.
Now that I got that settled, I went to the Angel Stevens email that was sent to me and replied to it stating I wanted a full refund of $197.00 that was promised to me when I signed up. Angel will offer a 3-month trial period with "no questions asked" if you decide to cancel. I was requesting the refund within 1 month. Well, I have all the emails saved that went back and forth. I got an email from Jennifer (who works with Angel), and an email from Susan (who works with Angel) and an email from John, (who works with Angel)... see where I'm going with this? Every email came back to me from a different person... another scam.. in one of Angel's ads she STATES she has NO ONE working for her or with her... HUH? then who are all these people signing these emails with the words "who works with Angel" in parentheses after their names? Total scam! Well, after 2 full weeks of me going back and forth on email advising them I no longer wanted the package, take it back, refund my money, etc... I finally got reimbursed. Again, thank the good Lord above!
Well, here's the kicker... I am STILL receiving emails from Angel and from ViaCom Coaching (another service offered through Angel)... Hello? I cancelled everything and got all my money back??? Whatever. I just delete the emails now because the whole program is a farce.
I hope this report can help at least 1 person. I am truly sorry for anyone out there that got sucked in and didn't get their money back. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Melissa Pembroke, Massachusetts
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