I received a phone call in April of 2008 from a guy who called himself Dominique. He was polite and told me about this company, Gryphon Financial, of which he was a trader. He told me about how much money he had made his clients. I was pretty impressed. He then told me that I could sign up for the Raging Bull service for one year for just $99. So I took the bait and signed up. I followed the email calls and lost on every single pick. He then called me back about a month later and told me about the Private Plays membership and said that I needed to join it and it was $5000 to get started and then I could pay the remaining $20,000 as profits were made. He told me that every one of his picks were going to be profitable and that I would be making $100,000 + in the coming months with his picks. He said he would personally call me with option picks and stay on the phone with me while I placed the orders. Then he said that he would personally call me the next day to tell me when to sell them and call me immediately if the option price went too low so I could save much of my capital and minimize losses. Well, none of that happened. He initially gave me 3 option picks over the phone and then I never heard from him the next day. I started getting suspicious about 2 days after I placed my options picks on which he advised me to do. I called and asked for my money back two days after I purchased the Private Plays membership and the lady who answered the phone told me "sorry sir, there are no refunds" in a very rude tone of voice. I told her that I was still within the 72 hour purchase withdrawal law and that I wanted my money back. I told her that it was a buyer's remorse law and that she had to give me my money back. She refused and hung up on me!!! What kind of company is this? I called back again and demanded to speak with Dominique. I got him on the phone and asked him why he had not returned my calls and he told me that he was tied up all day the day before. I told him that was no excuse because I was paying him a lot of money. He then became very rude and started cursing at me, calling me a piece of sh*t and all other kinds of names. He then threatened me with physical injury. WOW! That is crazy!!! I was shocked! I hung up the phone and then filed a complaint and charge back with my credit card company stating that the services offered were not what was explained to me in the paper that I signed because this Dominique guy never called me back to tell me when to sell anything after I had waited for 2 days for him to call me back. Well, I am still waiting for my money to be put back on my charge card. I then receive a letter from their "so called" attorney's office stating that I had purchased a service from them and there would be no refunds. I am still pursuing the refund of $5000. Please, anyone who gets a phone call from someone at Gryphon Financial (Gryphon Holdings, Inc.) or "Gryphon", please tell them "NO" and hang up the phone. They are scam artists and crooks. They are misleading and bait and switch artists. Any lawyer that would like to take on my case, please contact me or post a message on here. Maybe we can file a class action lawsuit against Gryphon Holdings, Inc. Their website is www.gryphonfinancial.net They are pure garbage!
Please stay away from this company!
I hope I can save at least one person from the financial wreckage and stress that I have had to go through because of this company.