• Report: #153178

Complaint Review: Health First Technologies

  • Submitted: Wed, August 10, 2005
  • Updated: Sat, January 26, 2013

  • Reported By:North Attleboro Massachusetts
Health First Technologies
PO Box 20224 Carson City, Nevada U.S.A.

Health First Technologies (HFT), GOHFT Extortionists posing as legitimate business routinely stealing from consumers Carson City Nevada

*Consumer Comment: Do Your Research & Caveat Emptor !!!

*UPDATE Employee: Another reason why Health First is good

*UPDATE Employee: Lisa can be legally responsible for slander

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On the company website:

A successful company must have 6 important characteristics:

1. Excellent, Proprietary, Consumable Products
2. A Strong Marketing System
3. Generous Simple Compensation Plan
4. An Experienced And Competent Management Team
5. Financial Strength
6. Integrity And Ethics

Having experienced the short-comings of other Network Marketing companies, the founders identified these key elements of a successful company and implemented them in HEALTH FIRST TECHNOLOGIES!

HEALTH FIRST TECHNOLOGIES makes every possible effort to maintain the above six characteristics every single day. As a result, the company is successful and is destined to be one of the leaders in the industry

REFERRALWARE recommended this plan strongly. With the promise to be making a modest 200-300 income at the end of my first month with a simple upgrade strategy.Each day I recieved new emails from this company with the promise that my downline was growing. Initially I joined free and so the emails made me aware I was losing out on income since I had not yet upgraded.
In one day I witnessed what appeared to be others upgrading so I was excited to be making an income so quickly, just by upgrading!


Since you enrolled 1676 people have enrolled
below you in your HFT Company Downline.
Click Here To Activate Now and keep them from moving above you.
ID Name Enrollment Date
xxx multiple names withheld

This Person Just Upgraded. Upgrade today Now To Keep This Person Below You.
xxx multiple names withheld

This Person Just Upgraded. Upgrade today Now To Keep This Person Below You.
xxx multiple names withheld
I received over a hundred emails saying this person had just upgraded and to hurry and do so myself so I would not miss out on the up line position. After I saw with my own eyes 4 people upgrade in like a day, I had enough! I wanted in! So I climbed on board and offered up my $125.00 and waited for my first check.

I was only days away from my first check and at the rate people were signing on, I was due for at least a 6-700 check by my calculations using there payment structure. I had by their calculations about 12 people already in my downline.

The first of the month came and went and, no check ever came.

A week after the first of the month, I called the company to find out where my money was.

My first response from Bianco was that he did not have time for me. But he would be happy to call me back when he got back from vacation.


I was eventually told that, in order to get access to the spillover I would have to recruit 2 personal reps. But even then, and even with the hundreds of emails and hundreds of promises of downline placement I had received there would be no guarantee of placement.

Ok, fair enough.

I decided to take advantage of my 10-day cancellation policy.

I had ordered products from this company.

I took 4 weeks for it to arrive. It was sent out by the company at the lowest possible mail rate possible. Meanwhile I was being told by Health First Technologies to send the product back for a prompt refund.

So when the product arrived, rather than opening and having to repackage the product, I simply refused the product and sent it back to await my refund.

4 weeks later the company was asking me for a confirmation code so they could track the package. HFT was insisting they did not have the package and there fore could not issue a credit.

I explained to then that I refused the package as soon as I had recieved it, and it was shipped back to them exactly as they had shipped it and their response was:

Due to the fact that you refused our package, we will issue no refund as outlined in our policy.
From Chris at: repservices@gohft.com

That is when I decided to file this report. I will keep filing reports where ever possible.

I called the BBB in Carson City, and their response was this:

This company is not a member of the Better Business Bureau.
They have resolved NONE of the complaints filed against them and have had 3 filed. All complaints have been closed with no response. The complaints were in December 2003 and where about Product Quality and Credit or Billing Issues.

This is the most deceptive company I have ever done business with. They have cheated me, but it will not end here. That is my personal guarantee.

North Attleboro, Massachusetts

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#1 Consumer Comment

Do Your Research & Caveat Emptor !!!

AUTHOR: watchdawggie - (United States of America)

Health First Technologies appears to be affiliated with Renua Medical out of Carson City, Nevada. I have had only limited experience as I was invited to and attended a medical symposium from a stranger who contacted me via a classified ad.
The presentation was nice and there was food and refreshments. The products appeared to be promising with great claims and their compensation schedule seemed larger than life. I thought Id be able to easily sell the remarkable devices to my professional associates and make a small fortune. However, the persons in the circles I deal in would require actual clinical results prior to making significant financial outlays; a reasonable request from any real medical/healthcare practitioner.
After the symposium, I contacted staff of Renua asking about published clinical results, research from scholarly sources, etc that support claims made. I kept getting emailed and CCd (and still do) about the amount of money Id be making from the person who initially invited me, but still havent gotten what I wantedresearch that supports claims made. In fact, the persons I have contacted havent even returned my email.
Thankfully, this morning I found this report,along with two others. As I examined the business cards from all the staff I encountered at the symposium, the names are all generic and there is no middle initial, a characteristic that 98% of all professional business cards possess.
My elderly mother was living very comfortably in her retirement, but when my father passed in 05 proceeded to wire her entire life savings to mail fraud scammers and con-men. It was me who discovered it and finally put an end to it. She is on a fixed income and now struggles from day to day. All of the names associated in these scams were generic like Steven Marshall, Susan Cole, etc.
This is not intended to disparage Health First Technologies, Renua Medical or its staff, members and associates, Michael Bianco, Steven Francisco, Greg Westfall, Michael Koch, or Mitch Abrahams. It is merely to convey my brief experience with the above entities. Always remember, caveat emptor! In this day and age of the Internet, doing your due diligence is thankfully, much easier. I did it over my morning coffee.
Thank you for taking the time to convey your experience, Lisa and thanks also to Ripoff Report!!!
BTW, heres a link to another report about the above entity if you have not already read it: http://www.ripoffreport.com/con-artists/michael-bianco-gary/michael-bianco-gary-michael-e6ay7.htm
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#2 UPDATE Employee

Another reason why Health First is good

AUTHOR: Jason Belcourt - (U.S.A.)

This is in response to Lisa's comments about Health First Technologies and a continuation of Chris's rebuttal to her.

I have been with HFT since July 2007 and since then have been enjoying great health. I've always been in good health and it's just been better taking their nutritionals. As far as I am concerned no one really needs to sign up to start making money with HFT to enjoy the benefits. The products themselves are already worth more than what you pay for them.

On the business side, it is a business and to make money you need to put a lot of work in by applying proper strategies and tactics.

Just by signing up and sitting on your hands you have a better chance of crapping a wad money into them. Whoever sent those emails "promising" all this money to come in was either lying or more likely misunderstood the business... or even more likely was misunderstood by Lisa.

Like I said, I have been with HFT since July 2007, I have recieved three checks for over a hundred dollars each since then (nothing to live off of) because I created SALES VOLUME simply by ordering even more products than I was required to be a distributor since I enjoy their health benefits so much.

Imagine: if I could get $100 refunds off of what I am buying, think about the money to be made if I simply told enough people about it!

And that is what I am currently doing. I am finally building my business to begin making life-changing income. You can see what I am doing at Tolivefreeordie.net. I am personally building the website so it is a slow work in progress. But it IS work. I'm not just sitting on my hands.
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#3 UPDATE Employee

Lisa can be legally responsible for slander

AUTHOR: Chris M - (U.S.A.)

Hello to every one who reads this. Health First Technologies is a very legitament company with great health products that have been helping people worldwide for many years in maintaing proper health and helping them to over come health challenges.

In many cases like Lisa's she feels that she did something great by not doing anything at all with the online business that she signed up with. If no sales are made by her or anyone, how much money do you think you or anyone else will make? Probally zero dollars, just as if you went to work as a sales person at a car dealership and did nothing but complain and not work on selling any cars, how much would you expect to make?

This is a perfect example of Lisa, she got involved with the business and did nothing and of course received nothing in return and now she's a mad little girl that wants to tell everyone how bad HFT is, but she's not telling you how she got involved and did nothing and she's not telling you how many cancer patients, arthritis patients, diabetes patients that HFT has helped over come their health challenges.

Health First Technologies has been and will continue to Create Healthy Lives Worldwide and that's a fact!

My only words for Lisa is: don't bad mouth compaines because you were a failure at what you signed up to do.


Chris M.
Reno, Nevada
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