Internet Success Stratigies (ISS) and BrightBuilders would take their Grandmother's false teeth if they could. I was forced into a medical retirement; unable to work outside my home; and unable to pay normal bills nor pay for medical help I needed since it was unexpected.
I looked to the Internet as a way to make extra income; not trying to become rich or even thinking I could. I checked out many things for months. BrightBuilders seemed to offer the most resources towards helping me suceed and so I initiated contact. (I was a Chief Aerospace Engineer for the Military, in charge of a multi-billion dollar program so I am neither lazy nor stupid). I agree that the positive comments seem fake - it is easy to blame people for being lazy; and, they have only said they are successful without a scrap of evidence or information to back that up.
After talking to one flunky for hours I said no, I could not afford it (they wanted over $6,000 from me). A couple days later a young sweet talking lady called me back about it and how I needed to take a risk to suceed. Again, I said no. The following week I got a call from the President of ISS which does the marketing for BrightBuilders. Oh, he was slick and convincing and gave me his word that if I did not at least make my money back within 6 months; he would personally give me a 100% refund.
So, even the smartest of us do dumb things when desperate. And, this is one thing I hate - they took advantage of my desperate situation and have made it worse. The young man's word meant nothing, zip, zero, and so on. My calls have never been returned and emails go unanswered. On a couple occassions someone called and said that he will call me the next week. Never happens.
Both my wife and I studied and did the coaching every week for 4 months. If anything, I got bad advice about half the time. I learned almost nothing that I did not know before or that was not just common sense. Further, I wasted even more money buying into recommended places like DOBA and WorldWideBrands which were a waste as well. Worse, DOBA is a complete joke and eBay supports them! eBay is certainly no longer the friendly little community of nice people it was 10 years ago.
They now perpetuate the scams without getting dirty themselves. I never found a thing that I could sell and make money on. People were already selling those things and at cheaper prices; or, where trying to sell without success. My wife and I each worked everyday for 10, 12 hours a day looking for our niche as they say. THAT IS HELP that would have been worth paying for. I was also being charged $50 a month for a web site that I could not use and had absolutely nothing on.
After almost a year, I am more in debt than ever. There are so very many scams and miss-leading things out there. We bought things to re-sell that turned out to be fake or junk and so on. As everyone knows, complaining or trying to get your money back gets you no where and nothing.
Our government is doing nothing to protect us from these places. They have excuses that they cannot tell you what you really need to know, such as an honest, reliable, and good best place to obtain things to sell for a profit or really; how to find that niche that is so important. I bet my wife and I have searched many thousands of companies and sites and products. If my coach was doing so well, why is he coaching? When I call and talk to their customer service, why is the young lady not involved herself?
Sure, BrightBuilder Customer Service has been nice to me. They answer the phones, and return calls, and such. They have given me a six month reprieve to try and get my stuff together. Yes, the internet is a huge growing market with the largest growth being the growth of the scam market. So, we hear about success stories but we sure do not hear about failures which likely out numbers the first by thousands (otherwise we would all be rich and not writing to the RipOff Report).
There are other sites as well to report scams and such; what is funny, is that many of them actually belong to scam sites and than push how they are helping to show you the truth!
No, it is as it has always been through-out the ages: buyer beware, no one can really help you but you, and no one is interested in your success once they have your money except again yourself. I have paid dearly for this worthless education. I am only doing this because I hope I can save one person from the grief I have gone through; it would be worth it.
Albuquerque, New Mexico