- Report: #188070
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Complaint Review: IPA - IBA - International Profit Association - Integrated Business Analysis
IPA - IBA - International Profit Association - Integrated Business AnalysisBarclay Blvd Buffalo Grove, Illinois United States of America
IPA - IBA - International Profit Association - Integrated Business Analysis, Emptied Bank Account, disapeared, did not return phone calls, ripoff Buffalo Grove Illinois
*UPDATE: Ripoff Report REVIEW - International Profit Associates recognized by Ripoff Report as a safe business service - IPA pledges to resolve all complaints, 100% commitment to customer service and satisfaction, feel confident and secure when doing business with IPA
SPECIAL UPDATE: October 27 2012: International Profit Associates - IPA remains committed to increased customer satisfaction and has improved their business practices over the years to better serve their customers. International Profit Associates - IPA is truly dedicated to making sure their customers are satisfied and that any complaints which do arise are addressed promptly and fairly.
To date, International Profit Associates - IPA has made good faith efforts to resolve all complaints reported on Rip-off Report. Based on our experience, the member business has proven to be among the top members of the Rip-off Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program as a Verified Safe Business.
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IPA - IBA, International Profit Association Integrated Business Analysis is a high pressure slick consulting firm that flashes a free or moderately priced consult, then brings in analysts tailored to your particular sector of business. They make a good impression, very professional sounding, with advice on how to turn things around.
DON,T let them in the door! After spending a week printing many reports filled with numbers and colorful charts, and seemingly proposing reorganizations in many departements of my business, they presented me with an outrageous bill covering airfare, hotels, rental cars for the two Senior Analysts.
They convinced me that this first week was producing positive change, and demanded a serie of ten checks dated that day, for payment of this first invoice, but assured that the IPA-IBA never cashes checks without first clearing it with me.
Same scenario for the second week, same demand for checks. So far so good, except for that sick feeling in the gut when signing the series of checks.
On the third week, a phone call received by our analyst seemed to make him alarmed and he announced that he would take a break from the six week time frame the work was supposed to last, and he would return in a few weeks to a month. We had meetings already planned with my accountant, my banker and potential investors, but too bad...
One morning after verifying our bank account, we were apalled to find that IBA-IPA had cashed all the checks at once and thus emptied it. Payroll was around the corner, and crucial payments to suppliers were compromised.
Sure that there was an error, I put calls in to all the contact numbers they had given me, I only got voice mail: or retuned calls were only to say that they would call back in 15 minutes or in an hour and a half, or at the end of that day (because they were all too busy scamming some one else!). The calls never came.
Bill Montreal, Quebec
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 04/22/2006 05:36 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/IPA-IBA-International-Profit-Association-Integrated-Business-Analysis/Buffalo-Grove-Illinois-60089/IPA-IBA-International-Profit-Association-Integrated-Business-Analysis-Emptied-Bank-188070. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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