- Report: #31376
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Complaint Review: Bernard Haldane and Associates
Bernard Haldane and Associates98 San Jacinto Boulevard, Suite 300 Austin, Texas U.S.A.
Bernard Haldane and Associates a scam Austin Texas
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By the time he showed me the CD embodying the so-called "Haldane method" I was quite sure it was a scam, since I already have access to similar information on the internet for free. Still, he hadn't yet come to mentioning the fee ("your investment with us"), and when he did I was TOTALLY SHOCKED. I never even came close to signing, though I hadn't seen this web site and knew nothing about BHA apart from the ad in the paper.
To all who were taken in, my sympathy. I was never in danger because 1) I *never* pay money up front for anything, let alone $5350; 2) I felt the contract was ridiculous -- it did not commit them to anything at all; 3) their "services" were never specified -- how the promised interviews would actually materialize was never discussed (I never raised the issue because I was already convinced it was a scam). Please don't let yourself be swayed by your emotions -- whenever you have strong feelings (especially when you are skilfully manipulated into having them), step back and question them. Above all, never act on the spot!
I left it that I would "think about it" but took the opportunity to poke a little ironic fun at the "vice president". He did not take it well -- his manner suddenly became coarse though he didn't say a word. He seemed to be fuming inwardly that I'd wasted his time and maybe gently mocked him. When I got home I did a search on the internet and found this site, among others, confirming my own conclusions. Needless to say, I won't be calling the wonderful folks at BHA again.
I believe they do have a service, but it is limited to advising clients on how best to present themselves in resumes and interviews. Their approach seriously misrepresents these services -- in no way are they worth more than a couple hundred bucks, if that. Their entire Spiel is carefully calculated to prey on clients who still have some money left but are afraid of soon being in dire straits.
CLICK HERE, You must read this!! ..Financial Post Article LINK - Haldane not up to the job ..exposing this company for what it really is - a huge scam
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