On December 8, 2011 I received a call from an appointment setter that connected me to Mike Sullivan, Executive Marketing Director. He told me of a marketing program that involved purchasing leads. These leads would be called by Franklin Financial Solutions call centers who would attempt to sell their services and I would receive commissions off those sales.
I am in financial trouble and Mike made this sound like a very good opportunity to get out of the debt situation I am in so I stupidly agreed to have the $30,000 put on my credit cards with the hope that this amount along with my other debt would be paid off with the commissions I would supposedly receive. I was desperate about my debt situation and Mike took advantage of this to sell me the 3000 leads at a very SPECIAL price of $10/lead or $30000! He was a salesman's salesman!!
Franklin Financial set up a website for me where I did see the list of the leads I purchased. I don't know if these were legitimate names but they were businesses from all over the country. Mike did say that after 60 days that if I wanted him to he would try to resell these leads and that I could possibly recoup my money. Since the "campaign" has started I have tried to contact Mike several times but I have only been able to talk to his assistant Erica who keeps saying Mike is out of the office. She says he'll return my calls but he never has.
I have talked to the customer service on another phone number. They have been nice but never could give me any good information on my "campaign" except that from what they could tell it was going good. It takes several calls though to get customer service to call you back. It should have been a red flag to me that the phone, if answered, is never answered with the company's name. Also, Erica told me that Mike Sullivan does not have an email address so I did not have any way to contact him. How convenient for him!!
In January, 2012 I received a $100 check which I believe was just a token check to try to pacify me so I wouldn't keep calling to see how the campaign was going. Now I find the phone number I was calling to reach Mike Sullivan has been disconnected and no longer in service!
I am going to begin legal action against Mike Sullivan and Franklin Financial Solutions. In addition I am contacting the Attorney General and the credit card companies.
Everything the above ex-employee mentions has happened to me. I hope what happened to me keeps someone else from getting scammed by Franklin Financial Solutions or what ever name they are going by now!!