I was sent a link to a coaching program called Growing Giants. The Internet Marketer who does the coaching and is the principle partner is Joey Smith from Atlanta Georgia.I was sold into a more expensive program by his "business partner" who convinced me to deposit $5000 into Growing Giants LLC Bank account at Bank of America. Therefore I had no recourse with a credit card company.
I was told that it was a 90 day program with a hands on weekend in Atlanta with 4 other people and opportunity to JV partner,a mastermind group etc. They said they were selling the program for 7500 but I could get the last spot for $5000 if i paid it all up front. I knew some people in common so I trusted these guys.Big mistake. I kept asking for something in writing to tell me what was included in the program and what we would be doing the weekend in Atlanta. Was told that this was taking up coaching time and if that is what I wanted to use my coaching sessions for, that was my choice.
So I asked for a refund and was told no refunds. Then they cancelled the weekend and offered me coaching for longer. I said no I would like a refund. The only time Joey Smith would talk to me was every 2 weeks during our coaching time and then he would twist everything around like it was my problem. What?
He did not have a program in place. His telemarker Joey Montez later told me that Joey Smith had him sign a confidentiality document so that he could walk away from any liability from the people complaining and asking for a refund. Joey Montez clearly did not know what a bad guy Joey Smith is.
Joey Smith then sent me a refund policy that he said was on his website and it was my fault I did not do my due diligence before buying his program. i know it was stupid of me to pay him all that money into a bank account. The refund policy of course said no refund after 30 days which we had was past because he refused to address the issue after that.
Then he told me no refunds for just coaching and I tried to tell him i bought Growing Giants program not his straight coaching program and I wanted my money back. He is a master at twisting everything.
He threatened me with a lawsuit if I said anything or wrote anything bad about him. And I kept trying to get my money back. Maybe he is a Millionaire but it was a huge amount of money for me to invest in myself. This is a bad guy. A bully!
I want my money back but he committed fraud big time and even if I don't get my money he should be investigated as it is a Felony.
And how many others has he done this to or will do this to? These crooks need to be stopped. There are honest and ethical Internet marketers.