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Complaint Review: Inventhelp Company

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  • Submitted: Wed, November 22, 2006
  • Updated: Fri, November 02, 2007

  • Reported By:Detroit Michigan
Inventhelp Company
217 Ninth Street Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania U.S.A.

Inventhelp Company Inventhelp Fraudulent & False - They Lied Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Inventhelp "The Invention People"

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Inventhelp does it's job....

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: I worked there and yes Inventhelp or Invention Submission lies cheats and scams.

*Consumer Comment: Partial or full refund

*Author of original report: Inventhelp Resolve This Matter

*Consumer Comment: Please file with the AG

*Consumer Comment: Please file with the AG

*Consumer Comment: Please file with the AG

*Consumer Comment: Please file with the AG

*Consumer Suggestion: Another form (((this link ok??)))

*Consumer Comment: Also forgot

*Consumer Suggestion: Lisa, this is what you have to do.

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We sat down with a Inventhelp Rep. who told us that we had a wonderful invention (We already knew that) in which he proceeded to tell us the first cost. ($945) in which would start the ball rolling. Well the ball rolled alright, right into there pockets.

We paid them over 13,000 to start everything and it was paid in full. Since that day it has been nothing but a lie all of it. The companies they stated they had they didn't, they sent my information to companies that had nothing to do what so ever with the invention.(Furniture Store_Example) There was never an address or phone number or any information to say they contacted these people . I contacted some of those companies and some of them stated that they threw away that junk(Quote from that companie).Some say they never got anything. They said that There were so many companies in there Data Bank(Lied Again).Many calls were made and each time they lied again .They were eagered to take customer money but not eagered to send out information when requested or do there job correctly.

All companies that has contacted Inventhelp has come from me alone.This company has misrepresented themselves.They even had the nerve to send in a Regional Director who said she was coming in to see us,well she came in just to collect the money and leave.(ZULA BERRY).

You know what makes me so made people work hard for there money and no person or company have the right to mis represent themselves or there company. I entend to tell the world about Inventhelp Co. Through the news and to everyone who will listen. I will also seek legal advice. I want all of my money not half but all. Don't Deal With Inventhelp Fraudulent Company. Lisa

Lisa
Detroit, Michigan
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 11/22/2006 09:43 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Inventhelp-Company/Pittsburgh-Pennsylvania-15222/Inventhelp-Company-Inventhelp-Fraudulent-False-They-Lied-Pittsburgh-Pennsylvania-221902. 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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#1 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Inventhelp "The Invention People"

AUTHOR: Christopher Mcshane - (U.S.A.)

I worked with Inventhelp for about a year and none of what I read above is true. Inventhelp has been in business for over twenty years and does not engage in false business practices. Every Inventhelp person I came in contact with was nice and very helpful. All clients I ever dealt with were happy and satisfied. They are the best in the business and have been for a long time. Nobody gets cheated and they do not sell personal information. Inventhelp does not evaluate the quality of an idea or invention if you go to there web site or call they will help you in a professional manner. I hope this helps.
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#2 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Inventhelp does it's job....

AUTHOR: Christopher Mcshane - (U.S.A.)

Inventhelp has been in business for over 20 years and conducts there business honestly and truthfully. They always treated me with courtesy and respect.

Inventhelp has worked with many new Inventors and guided people through the process of submitting ideas and products to Industry. I worked there and they were a class act the whole time.
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#3 UPDATE EX-employee responds

I worked there and yes Inventhelp or Invention Submission lies cheats and scams.

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

Whatever you do don't dial 1-800 numbers promising free information or set an appointment to meet a sales rep your just asking to be ripped off. Do you really think your going to to get risk vs reward here? Do you want to flush thousands of dollars down the toilet? If you call them they are not going to give you any type of inforamtion that is helpful over the phone. If you do call the operator will take your information which will be sold to third parties. They have caller id and track every number that comes through the system. You will be transfereed to an appointment setter who will ask you the following. 1. Is your idea something that can be made in too a product? 2. Are you interested in patening your idea? 3. Do you want to submit your idea to industry? That free packet you thought you were getting you won't unless you live outside of an area where there is an office. They want you to make an appointment and buy there services and that is it. They don't care if your idea ever sells or makes it big. They have trade shows to make themselves look legit. Do yourself a favor and go to uspto.gov and then contact a patent attorney. Last but not least I have an email to share from an Inventhelp client.

Sir,

I really hate to do this but I have no other choice but to make a complain
about your Austin office.
On Wednesday, I talked with your representative in Austin, TX , his name is
Case Haynie, He called me in the morning telling me that my presentation is
ready to pick it up, finally after almost 4 months and almost $1,000 paid at
front!, I really was very exciting about this, review my presentation and
finally advance to the next step in order to have my invention on the
market, so I called him and make an appointment for Saturday. (I don't live
in Austin that is why my only day I can go to Austin is the Saturdays),
well, I talked with Case Haynie and he told me that he can't receive me this
saturday, because he has a very busy schedule and just on extreme
circumstance he go to work on saturday!, It did not look like that when I
met with him the last 2 appointments, (when I signed the contract and paid
the almost $1,000 fee), when I asked him what Saturday he will be available
for "his client" he told me that probably by the middle or end of July!,
Come on!, if this guy really want my business at least he can work something
better, right???, it will take me less than 15 minutes to review the
presentation but because this is not a extreme circumstance (at least for
him) he can not give me a better day.

The funny thing is that he told me that he can stay "late" on the office on
the weekdays just for me. When I asked him what time is "late" the said 6pm.
I work Monday thru Friday 8am-5pm, and will take me probably more that 2
hours to be in Austin (including traffic), of course, he can not work 30
minutes one Saturday but he wants me to lose 2 maybe 3 hours of work?

We finally set the appointment for July 5th at 3pm (of course I will lose
half of day at work) but this is just if he can make his return from
vacations on time.

Sir, let me ask you something? your company always treats to its clients
like that? probably not but if your company don't want to lose one client
who is really interested in advance to the next step, this guy needs to
treat me better, if not, I will take my presentation and find another
company who really care about their client, like this guy told me, "I'm
sorry that sometimes things don't work the way we like, but that is the way
it is"

I'm here to make business with your company and don't want any drama or
delay. Hope you can send this e-mail to the correct person in order to "fix
this problem"

Probably for this Saturday June 23 is too late but will be good an
appointment for the next saturday June 30, at least to pick up my
presentation (will take me 5 minutes of less)

Thank you for your help

Ciro Rivero
San Antonio, TX

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#4 Consumer Comment

Partial or full refund

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

Did they require you to sign a "gag order" that you didn't have to agree to?

Did you send correspondence to all the places I mentioned?

More than glad to help :). You have no idea.
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#5 Author of original report

Inventhelp Resolve This Matter

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

Would like to report effective Dec02,06 Inventhelp has resolved this matter with a settlement. We would like to withdraw any complaints that where made on this site. We also would like to say Thank You for your help.
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#6 Consumer Comment

Please file with the AG

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

Please file with the Attorney General as they will not investigate unless there is a pattern of complaints.
Same with the FTC and USPTO.
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#7 Consumer Comment

Please file with the AG

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

Please file with the Attorney General as they will not investigate unless there is a pattern of complaints.
Same with the FTC and USPTO.
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#8 Consumer Comment

Please file with the AG

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

Please file with the Attorney General as they will not investigate unless there is a pattern of complaints.
Same with the FTC and USPTO.
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#9 Consumer Comment

Please file with the AG

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

Please file with the Attorney General as they will not investigate unless there is a pattern of complaints.
Same with the FTC and USPTO.
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#10 Consumer Suggestion

Another form (((this link ok??)))

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

to file a complaint:

consumeraffairs.com/php/a_report.php
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#11 Consumer Comment

Also forgot

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

this is the renamed Invention Submission Corp./Intromark/Universal Finance/Inpex company.
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#12 Consumer Suggestion

Lisa, this is what you have to do.

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

Please folloow through and do this as I have complaints into the Pa. Attorney General Office and they need to see a pattern for them to do anything.

Send complaints to Pa. Attorney General Office in care of Jennifer Kelley

Jennifer Kelley-Agent
Office of Attorney General
564 Forbes Ave.
6th Floor, Manor Bldg.
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15219

Also send a copy here:

Office of Attorney General
Bureau of Consumer Protection
14th Floor, Strawberry Square
Harrisburg, PA 17120

As well as to your Attorney General(although they may just forward it to Pa)

ag.state.mi.us/cp_division/w3cp_c01_new.asp

Also file a complaint with the United States Patent and Trademark Office-the .pdf form can be downloaded here-as well as the National Fraud Center(I used the same form to send to both):

inventored.org/scam/

They are in violation of FTC-94 which can be read here:

ftc.gov/opa/predawn/F95/invention-2.htm

It is imperative that you do this.
Read through the InventorEd site thoroughly-there is ALOT of info there.
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