Rip-off Report Investigation:
Editor's UPDATE: Positive Rating and Recognition has been given to IPA International Profit Associates
for its Commitment to Excellence in customer service.
Rip-off Report's investigation of IPA uncovers an ongoing commitment to total client satisfaction. This means that clients can expect the company will always work towards finding a mutually satisfactory resolution to any complaints or concerns, more importantly IPA is concerned with the new growth and success of their clients business and, IPA is listening carefully to what its clients are saying. After all, when becoming creative to make things better, making changes for the benefit of the business sometimes comes hard like any good lesson.
One top executive of the company stated to Rip-off Report, that IPA's corporate philosophy is based on the premise that IPA will advance itself through first advancing its clients. Their process starts by identifying what clients want, then reinforcing and continuing with its work, which ultimately leads to Client Company Life Cycle Management - what clients needs as they grow from start-up to maturity continuing through exit strategy and retirement for the business owner.
Rip-off Report has confirmed that IPA's approach to business includes a total corporate quality assessment. The result of which, leads to continual dedication to quality operations, client and employee relations, and innovation management. Rip-off Report was pleased to learn that the company's past and current approach to business is focused on its pledge to total commitment towards client satisfaction.
It is our opinion that large and small business owners can feel confident in the fact that IPA has worked with thousands of businesses in Canada and the United States. They are a full business development company and innovators in their field and have successfully helped thousands of businesses by providing new and innovative ideas and solutions for almost every type of business imaginable.
IPA recognizes that complaints posted on Rip-off Report (true or not) are issues that need to be addressed and if handled correctly can be valuable learning opportunities. With the feedback generated by Rip-off Report's Investigation IPA has made organizational changes allowing their clients a more streamlined approach to problem resolution and a total overall commitment to customer experience.
In summary, after our investigation, which included discussions with IPA Senior Management, Rip-off Report is convinced that the company has been and is committed to quality delivery of services resulting in total client satisfaction. Read more about IPA International Profit Associates Commitment to Excellence and Total Consumer Satisfaction and why consumers should feel safe, confident and secure when doing business with a member of Rip-off Report's Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program. ..yes, a long name for a program that does a lot for both consumers and businesses alike. Read about Rip-off Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program,..A program that benefits the consumer, assures them of complete satisfaction and confidence when doing business with a member business. this program works.
===================== NOW TO THE ORIGINAL REPORT THAT WAS FILED
IPA-ITA consultant made appointment for one service but came in to do a service I was not ready for Ripoff Buffalo Grove Illinois
My Company was ripped off by IPA this week. Last Friday(6/22/07)a senior area manager d**k came in and discussed our business income, cash flow etc , he said he would have an analyst come in and analize our came and show us how to manager everything from cash flow, taxes, employee area on getting the job done in a more productive way, etc.
We agreeded to it and they sent in James, a senior business analyst, who was here two days(6/25 and 6/26) approx 5 hours each day. He convienced us to have a senior project manager come in the next day (6/27/07). This person was suppose to come in and do up "The Plan" for our business and show us how to turn a profit gauranteed by 12 months, this profit would be in excess of $120,000. by following The Plan, the rate would be 245.00 hour
On 6/27/07 James showed up with Dennis and Tracy, we all sat down and they explained that they were going to start with our estate planning, liability,taxes, etc first as that was the most important issue, I told all 3 of them that I did not agreed to do the taxes at this time, but they continued to keep taking and explaining why it needed to be done, so for 30 minutes or so we listened and gave Tracy my financial papers and what she needed. The myself, my husband and Dennis sat down and he started to talk to us about our business and then he said they would need a check for 30% of the $15,000.00 fee for the taxes, etc that Tracy was working on. I immediately became very defensive, and said nothing was said about paying that today that part, only the $245/hr for him, he said , I will not be charging you today, we will only charge you for Tracy toady. At that point I told him that they were liars and deceitful and to get the HE.. out! Anyway they did leave and I called the Ill. office and talked to Rich, if that is his real name and told him they whole thing was a scam and that I do not want to charged for today as they did not come and do what they said they were going to do, this guy was VERY unprofessional ten minutes after we hung up Dennis showed up with 2 invoices, one for Tracy for $3983.00 and one for Dennis for $2000.00. They were here 2 hours, most of the time just friendly talking, then Tracy spent the rest of her time making 123 copies of my financials on my copier w/o my permission...so she used my information, my copier, my paper and charged me $3983.I have placed a stop payment on the first check of $950.00...reason...I was scammed. I have 2 invoices which I will not pay. And I faxed them an invoice for my copies, soda and water they asked for and an hourly rate of $245 for me and my husband's time. Please be aware of this company, do not listen to them, do not pay them, it is just a scam and they are ripping of the small businesses