• Report: #160856

Complaint Review: IDI Global, Advantage, Auctions For Success

  • Submitted: Sat, October 15, 2005
  • Updated: Tue, January 31, 2006

  • Reported By:Pine Grove Pennsylvania
IDI Global, Advantage, Auctions For Success
462 East 800 North Orem, Utah U.S.A.

IDI Global, Advantage, Auctions For Success, The Tax, ripoff: Ripoff Develop a website to make $500. or more month working 4-5 hrs. a week & become a corporation in Nevada to protect yourself! Ripoff Orem; Mesquite Urem; Mesquite

*Author of original report: Thanks Rip Off Report!

*Consumer Suggestion: Here is what I did, it still is not enough but I am still going!

*Consumer Suggestion: Here is what I did, it still is not enough but I am still going!

*Consumer Suggestion: Here is what I did, it still is not enough but I am still going!

*Consumer Suggestion: Here is what I did, it still is not enough but I am still going!

*Consumer Comment: I was ripped off by IDI and I need to follow same advise you received

*Author of original report: Only A Partial Refund Was Given, They Lied Again!!!

*Author of original report: Full Refund of Initial IDI Investment, but more to go and correction

*Consumer Comment: Partial Refund and Still Working

*Consumer Comment: Wrong Company

*Consumer Suggestion: These companies laugh at the victims who actually try to work the scam. It's like chasing your tail.

*Author of original report: Links4trade, NMR coaching, World Wide Brands, Bright Builders

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I was looking for a part time job and found the Auction for Success company. It was an add in our local paper and said "Ebay, can't beat em, join em. Earn $$ weekly with a cash generating website. 1000's of electronics, easy plug-in to eBay, Amazon or Yahoo stores. Call now! 1-866-489-6781" I called them and they send you a CD and tell you all about selling on ebay and give you a dropship account for stupid stuff.

They give you information to call about starting your own business and a free consultation. So we made the call because I would have preferred to work another job from home and not miss the dogs, my husband and work my own hours (5-10 a week).

The place we called was IDI Global, they counsel you and tell you all about their people doing great with selling online.

We talked about whether or not we should try it and the charge was $7,000. We decided after talking a couple of days, we would go for it. They talk a great talk about how easy it is and had us believing we could make a go of an online business. Then they tape you saying how you understand it is not a guarantee that you will make money. They then recommend you pick out 3 things in your home you want to sell to make money on ebay to pay your credit cards, because the bills will be coming soon.

You paid for counseling sessions with a coach to get your store going. We worked with the coach for about 8 weekly sessions and he helped build a lot of the store. Shortly after you purchase the package, somebody calls you to talk about your business licensing and whether or not you should be a corporation, what the advantages of an s. corporation are and so on. Now that costs another $1,295 (which the first company never said a word about). So now you have to decide, since you bought this big package that you better become an s. corp to protect yourself and get the most off your taxes.

These business people recommend you base your corporation out of Nevada because PA can be creative with their taxes. So for an extra $49.95 a month, you get an office out of Nevada (This is Advantage Corporation and they do your corporation paperwork, business license, EIN number and the whole thing) and you only charge tax for things sold in that state. Okay so now that seems to be a good deal and you go that way, because these business people know more than we do. We still continue to pay this $49.95 per month for the corporation and I can't get it stop right now, unless I pay $275.

Next you get a referral to the Tax Club. Now the tax club will tell you all the advantages of being a s corporation and how they can help you get around $3-4,000 back on your taxes, the amount they usually help people get back. So now you figure you'll have 1/2 of the money back after you get the tax check back and everything will be okay.

You'll have the store and money to work with until your selling. Well they came back with us owing, but I got that straightened out and we got a whole whopping $800, about the amount all the bills were costing now, especially with selling on ebay. The builder site tells you to expect to take a loss in the beginning selling on ebay. I bet in the beginning I was trying so hard to sell on ebay that my bill was around $130. per month for several months. Now this cost an extra couple hundred dollars, plus another $49.95 per month (to the tax club and another $49.95 per month to Advantage Corp, plus $34. to the builder site) and you'll learn all kinds of ways to get money off on your taxes (being a corporation and in the tax club). These bills don't include the stuff I went and bought because you could sell anything on ebay. So ebay is cut way back and we spend probably more than we make, but I learned to link ebay with our store and believe that is why we came up in the search engine rankings a little.

I was contacted by a woman in Ohio and I cannot share her name, but she was another person scammed and in serious trouble financially for it. This woman is not allowed to contact anyone anymore and they were talking of sueing her for using their names in an email. I am hopeful if this happens to us due to filing a complaint here, that someone would help us fight it. I have filed with the Better Business Bureau and 2 of our credit cards. The total we may see back from that would be around $4,000 but we have lost a whole lot more due to recommendations from this company. I say $4,000 because much of the money came from our bank account too.

Even after filing about 2 weeks ago with the BB, our store is still online and we still are not selling. We had the coaching sessions and everyone kept saying you'll be ready to sell in a couple of weeks. Unfortunately they really don't tell you how bleak things are for companies on the internet and I think this is wrong.

Our store is still on line. We keep trying to make it go, but have not had any luck yet. It still costs us money and I really had high hopes. I realize that the only true way to get ahead in this world is to own your own business, but why can't these people be honest. Putting all the charges on your credit cards and money out of your pocket made it so we did not have the funds for a business plan and means to get a business loan. We are behind on all our bills and this is ruining our credit and I can't get it to stop.

I contacted Advantage Corporation several days ago to dissolve the corporation and was told it would cost another $275. to dissolve. I don't have another $275. I owe taxes on our home that I can't even come up with right now and we are heading into winter, with heating bills.

These people need to be honest with others about how bleak this whole thing is and then let them decide if they want to take a chance. Instead they make it sound easy and charge everything to you so we could not even file bankruptcy against the corporation and get rid of these bills.

Barbara
Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
U.S.A.

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#1 Author of original report

Thanks Rip Off Report!

AUTHOR: Barbara - (U.S.A.)

All is well with the world again! The Tax Club contacted us and the Gentleman was very nice to work with. We have resolved our issue with the Tax Club and appreciate them working with us! Companies can do wrong, but making it right with their customers really does help! Thank you.

When we decided to fold the corporation, my Husband thought all was lost but because of the Rip Off Report, we got most of our money back! I was wrong about the amount of money we spent on IDI and have received a full refund, except a little for Bright Builders. I never thought I would be so lucky! Unfortunately it did not come in a manner that put it all behind us, but it really helped and taxes should help even more.

Thank you IDI, the Tax Club and the Rip Off Report!
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Here is what I did, it still is not enough but I am still going!

AUTHOR: Barbara - (U.S.A.)

This is what I did to get partial credit...We filed complaints with the BBB and FBI Internet Fraud Department on these 3 companies to which the only thing that has occurred is IDI commented they gave us a full refund, lie! We are still missing $2800 which we paid by credit/debit card from our bank account, never ever again will I use that card...I don't know how long ago you started in this scam, but we had been in it since Nov. of 2004. I worked day and night to get no where and will eventually get involved in some sort of law suit cause this is total bull...I did not bother contacting IDI really because I did not even know who to call or how they were all connected. I also wrote ebay and told them the whole store since there name started the whole thing.

We collected credit card statements and wrote the credit card companies the whole story and we got our money back on one card, then IDI gave us the other monies on our other credit cards. It took about 1 month. The more charge backs they get the worse they appear to creditors and the more readily people will get their money back. My first suggestion would be to contact you credit cards, the BBB and the FBI Internet Fraud Department. File complaints on all the companies involved. I have not even started to fight Advantage Corp. or the Tax Club, but it is coming. We are still early into this and just received partial credit on 10/31. Here is a link to the FBI Internet Fraud Department http://www.ifccfbi.gov/index.asp
Add your complaint to mine and anyone else that is interested. The more complaints they get on these companies the more timely they may start checking them out and we could all get help! Also, the website for IDI is http://www.idiglobal.com This company is going by IDI Global, Internet Development Group, the Success Team, Auctions for Success, Auctions for Income and I am hearing the Summit Group too. Changing names and hiding is not going to help them cause we need to keep going after them. We received our monies back after the first charge back by speaking to Jen at 801-224-4444. Please contact me at bak197@comcast.net and we can maybe work together on some of this!
Good Luck and Let's Get them!
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Here is what I did, it still is not enough but I am still going!

AUTHOR: Barbara - (U.S.A.)

This is what I did to get partial credit...We filed complaints with the BBB and FBI Internet Fraud Department on these 3 companies to which the only thing that has occurred is IDI commented they gave us a full refund, lie! We are still missing $2800 which we paid by credit/debit card from our bank account, never ever again will I use that card...I don't know how long ago you started in this scam, but we had been in it since Nov. of 2004. I worked day and night to get no where and will eventually get involved in some sort of law suit cause this is total bull...I did not bother contacting IDI really because I did not even know who to call or how they were all connected. I also wrote ebay and told them the whole store since there name started the whole thing.

We collected credit card statements and wrote the credit card companies the whole story and we got our money back on one card, then IDI gave us the other monies on our other credit cards. It took about 1 month. The more charge backs they get the worse they appear to creditors and the more readily people will get their money back. My first suggestion would be to contact you credit cards, the BBB and the FBI Internet Fraud Department. File complaints on all the companies involved. I have not even started to fight Advantage Corp. or the Tax Club, but it is coming. We are still early into this and just received partial credit on 10/31. Here is a link to the FBI Internet Fraud Department http://www.ifccfbi.gov/index.asp
Add your complaint to mine and anyone else that is interested. The more complaints they get on these companies the more timely they may start checking them out and we could all get help! Also, the website for IDI is http://www.idiglobal.com This company is going by IDI Global, Internet Development Group, the Success Team, Auctions for Success, Auctions for Income and I am hearing the Summit Group too. Changing names and hiding is not going to help them cause we need to keep going after them. We received our monies back after the first charge back by speaking to Jen at 801-224-4444. Please contact me at bak197@comcast.net and we can maybe work together on some of this!
Good Luck and Let's Get them!
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Here is what I did, it still is not enough but I am still going!

AUTHOR: Barbara - (U.S.A.)

This is what I did to get partial credit...We filed complaints with the BBB and FBI Internet Fraud Department on these 3 companies to which the only thing that has occurred is IDI commented they gave us a full refund, lie! We are still missing $2800 which we paid by credit/debit card from our bank account, never ever again will I use that card...I don't know how long ago you started in this scam, but we had been in it since Nov. of 2004. I worked day and night to get no where and will eventually get involved in some sort of law suit cause this is total bull...I did not bother contacting IDI really because I did not even know who to call or how they were all connected. I also wrote ebay and told them the whole store since there name started the whole thing.

We collected credit card statements and wrote the credit card companies the whole story and we got our money back on one card, then IDI gave us the other monies on our other credit cards. It took about 1 month. The more charge backs they get the worse they appear to creditors and the more readily people will get their money back. My first suggestion would be to contact you credit cards, the BBB and the FBI Internet Fraud Department. File complaints on all the companies involved. I have not even started to fight Advantage Corp. or the Tax Club, but it is coming. We are still early into this and just received partial credit on 10/31. Here is a link to the FBI Internet Fraud Department http://www.ifccfbi.gov/index.asp
Add your complaint to mine and anyone else that is interested. The more complaints they get on these companies the more timely they may start checking them out and we could all get help! Also, the website for IDI is http://www.idiglobal.com This company is going by IDI Global, Internet Development Group, the Success Team, Auctions for Success, Auctions for Income and I am hearing the Summit Group too. Changing names and hiding is not going to help them cause we need to keep going after them. We received our monies back after the first charge back by speaking to Jen at 801-224-4444. Please contact me at bak197@comcast.net and we can maybe work together on some of this!
Good Luck and Let's Get them!
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Here is what I did, it still is not enough but I am still going!

AUTHOR: Barbara - (U.S.A.)

This is what I did to get partial credit...We filed complaints with the BBB and FBI Internet Fraud Department on these 3 companies to which the only thing that has occurred is IDI commented they gave us a full refund, lie! We are still missing $2800 which we paid by credit/debit card from our bank account, never ever again will I use that card...I don't know how long ago you started in this scam, but we had been in it since Nov. of 2004. I worked day and night to get no where and will eventually get involved in some sort of law suit cause this is total bull...I did not bother contacting IDI really because I did not even know who to call or how they were all connected. I also wrote ebay and told them the whole store since there name started the whole thing.

We collected credit card statements and wrote the credit card companies the whole story and we got our money back on one card, then IDI gave us the other monies on our other credit cards. It took about 1 month. The more charge backs they get the worse they appear to creditors and the more readily people will get their money back. My first suggestion would be to contact you credit cards, the BBB and the FBI Internet Fraud Department. File complaints on all the companies involved. I have not even started to fight Advantage Corp. or the Tax Club, but it is coming. We are still early into this and just received partial credit on 10/31. Here is a link to the FBI Internet Fraud Department http://www.ifccfbi.gov/index.asp
Add your complaint to mine and anyone else that is interested. The more complaints they get on these companies the more timely they may start checking them out and we could all get help! Also, the website for IDI is http://www.idiglobal.com This company is going by IDI Global, Internet Development Group, the Success Team, Auctions for Success, Auctions for Income and I am hearing the Summit Group too. Changing names and hiding is not going to help them cause we need to keep going after them. We received our monies back after the first charge back by speaking to Jen at 801-224-4444. Please contact me at bak197@comcast.net and we can maybe work together on some of this!
Good Luck and Let's Get them!
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#6 Consumer Comment

I was ripped off by IDI and I need to follow same advise you received

AUTHOR: Luis - (U.S.A.)

Barbara,
I'm living mostly your same story, I had not proceeded on anything yet but yesterday I learn about this site and I was shown your report. I've written mine, but I'd like to get the same help you got to help me. Can you post some advise. Thanks
Luis
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#7 Author of original report

Only A Partial Refund Was Given, They Lied Again!!!

AUTHOR: Barbara - (U.S.A.)

So we finally received the refund that IDI promised, but it was not the whole amount. We are still battling it out and should still be receiving $2800 back, which has not been spoken of by IDI. We have calls into them, but the fight goes on. At least we have a partial credit, which is better than nothing. Coaching must be really expensive, 6 sessions for just $2800. Wow, I'm in the wrong field! Will this ever really go away?
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#8 Author of original report

Full Refund of Initial IDI Investment, but more to go and correction

AUTHOR: Barbara - (U.S.A.)

I received a phone call tonight and will be getting a refund of our initial investment from IDI, thank you that feels a little better...I still intend to go after the Tax Club and have been working on Advantage Corporation already. I cannot find this company in the BBB and am not sure why but I have a friend whose parents do searches on companies and pages of companies came out of this 1 little office...I think I might try contacting some of them.

We also received a phone call from Auctions for Success and it turns out they are tied with IDI. I am now seeing that Auctions 4 Income is also called the Success Team and that is probably how Auctions for Success came into it. Just another bit of confusion in names. These people are sick and really should be stopped and I will be working to help stop them. I heard a comercial on the radio the other morning, "I made 100,000 last year working from home on my website and I made 44,000 last month from my webstore call.800-700-3020 I think because I was driving and could not write it down at that second. I plan on having people call it and if it is tied to this company, I will be filing a complaint with the PA Attorney General. This has got to stop and I hope to see more and more rip off reports on them.
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#9 Consumer Comment

Partial Refund and Still Working

AUTHOR: Barbara - (U.S.A.)

I am very glad to say that thanks to one of our credit cards, we have received $2,700 back from our initial amount. However, we still have a lot to come back so I am working hard to spread the word to their other customers about them until they give us our monies back! Thank you Rip Off Reports for helping and giving me ideas to work with! Our store is shut down too, but we still are a never needed corporation and are being told $275 to fold, which I refuse to pay.
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Wrong Company

AUTHOR: Barbara - (U.S.A.)

I just realized that it was Auctions 4 Income and not Auctions for Success that I dealt with in the beginning. I have to correct this and apologize for reporting the wrong company. Sorry Auctions for Success, I have not had any dealings with this company.
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These companies laugh at the victims who actually try to work the scam. It's like chasing your tail.

AUTHOR: Paul - (U.S.A.)

The whole idea was to take your money and give you something to do to keep you dancing.

That way, you'll think you actually have a chance and the frauds will convince you to spend even more.

Each new department has a new way to cheat you out of your money.

The only way out is to stop everything. Don't pay anything more. Dump the credit cards and all the bills from the fraud.

If they won't charge back the money you spent, let them take the loss.
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Links4trade, NMR coaching, World Wide Brands, Bright Builders

AUTHOR: Barbara - (U.S.A.)

I don't know where a lot of these reports are filed because they seem to be under a bunch of different names. I did want to add that I am still having trouble getting out of all of these companies and am getting fighting mad. Because a portion of this money came out of our checking account I cannot get anyone to help us get it back. I really wish there was someway all of these reports could be put together so people could really see what is going on. I am actually sending my credit card company to these reports to see how much of a scam it is. Where else can I file? I really need to get our monies back because this is ruining our life and I have worked hours upon hours for almost 1 year, desperate to not loose all of our money. This was money for land that I wanted to help grow and instead we are late on all our bills because of these companies and us being fools.
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