I was led to believe by a sales manager Mr. King, (Mr. Smooth) that my idea and 2 others were the only ideas out of 103 that Invent-Tech would be working on in 2005. He told me that I would receive a patent & that they had many engineers' & graphic artists that would be focused on my invention. He said they would develop a proto-type & market it to all their contacts in the manufacturing world.
When I said I'd like to come down to personally get involved in the planning with the team that would be working on it, he said I would need security clearance because they have government inventions that could be compromised.
I should have seen the light then, but they make you believe! I got involved in January of 05 at which time I initially paid over $1500 with a total contract of $8900. I have paid $6750 as of today 8/18/06 and have been paying $50 a week since April of last year 05. That payment has stopped as of today!
The graphic art was about 3rd grade level & the wording in the press release was 5th grade to say the least. The digital rendition was a joke, as is the personal web page & DVD. I was told today that it was a 2 year contract & that they would renew in for 1 additional year for free. When I asked about what happens after the 3 years is up, they said I could renew it each year for an additional $1200 a year. Yea Right!
I was told by Mr. King that if I paid the $8900, they would keep trying to market my Idea at no more cost to me until they found a Manufacturer. Every time I talk to the Inventor Relation Team, they tell me I should have read the contract & that any thing verbally said to be on the phone would be inadmissible. Every time you say anything about what was promised, they keep referring back to, you should have read the contract.
What a rip-off. If anybody knows of a recourse to this scam, Please let me know. There ought to be a law against companies that do business like this. I have a lot more details about what I went through, but I am little too upset to sit here and type them all down. A class action suit is just what is needed in this scam!