• Report: #759947

Complaint Review: Ken Sonnenberg/Apply Knowledge Institute

  • Submitted: Tue, August 02, 2011
  • Updated: Tue, November 27, 2012

  • Reported By: Darlene — Calgary Alberta Canada
Ken Sonnenberg/Apply Knowledge Institute
222 East 860 South Orem, Utah 84058 Internet United States of America

Ken Sonnenberg/Apply Knowledge Institute aligned with I believe I am being scammed by this company for money Internet



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I went through a link that connected me to Home Wealth Solutions. Then I received a call from Apply Knowledge Institute for education and The Tax Club for an accountant.

I was told I could earn money by setting up a website and selling products from dropship suppliers and through payment would educate me on this.

That any money invested I would receive back thru tax benefits for initially setting up the business.

I paid for a lifetime membership to (dropship) supplier search and was guaranteed success. (which I cannot cancel as upon agreement)

As I was talking with one of the drop shippers , he felt I was being scammed.

I decided to cancel my membership with The Tax Club , they kept trying to persuade me not to cancel so finally I said I would talk with them the next day.  Then shortly later I received an email confirming receipt of cancellation. (which I can do within 15 days) The email said I would be contacted with 48 hours.
I'm not sure I will hear from them.

I have left emails to see how I can cancel with Apply Knowledge Institute.

I am sending this now as I want other people to be aware and need to know how to act on this as soon as I can.

I also sent an email to my provincial goverment asking how to handle this.

I live in Calgary Alberta Canada.

Thank You for any advice or help you can give me and for your time and effort.
I greatly appreciate it.


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#1 Consumer Comment


AUTHOR: AnnaBanana - (United States of America)

I signed up for a program online that was supposed to help me start my online business for ($49.99), hoping I could start making money at home. Shortly after I was contacted by Jeff Jeffries from Apply Knowledge Institute saying he was aware of the purchase that I had just made and was able to help me get everything going with some coaching. I would be making money in no time!!!

Jeff told me that all I needed to was to pay start-up costs and they would do the rest ($4,800).
I was then directed to sites that helped me learn more about selling more using Ebay and such websites. The sites worked fine for a little while then it stopped. I contacted Apply Knowledge and I was told that someone would contact me to walk me through fixing those issues. I was contacted by some pushy little snot named Bryan, telling me that I would need to upgrade the program and that would cost me ($1,700). A few days later I was also contacted by someone from The Tax Club informing me that I needed to have accounting help once my business was up and running. That cost me another ($2,300).

I havent spoken to a coach in months and Im sitting here trying to figure out what it is my money really went for. It certainly wasnt for ME to make money at home. It went straight into their pockets. My online business hasnt produced anything because they did not do a thing!!! I tried contacting Apply Knowledge several times hoping that I can get my money refunded back to me and to cancel with them. They informed me that I was under a contract and I could pay the full amount, which was another $2,700, or they would sue me. I told them I would be contacting the Attorney General to straighten this out and hung up. I refuse to give them any more money. They never did anything in the first place.

I did some research on Apply Knowledge aka eVertex aka 6-Figure Consulting and The Tax Club. Neither have good reputations for providing the services that they promise. THEY ARE ALL SCAM AND SCUM!!! In my research, I came across a law firm that helped me get my money back with no money up front. I spoke to this very lovely woman named Cheryl @ 319.423.7643. She really got the ball rolling and I am SO THANKFUL to her.

Moral of the story.DONT TRUST ANYONE WITH 2 FIRST NAMES(Jeff Jeffries) and certainly dont
trust Apply Knowledge Institute. They are no good and are  only out to take money from people.

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AUTHOR: MAD IN Kentucky - (United States of America)


What you need to do is contact the State of Utah Consumer Protection Division and let them know what's going on! That you have asked for the refund the proper way and that they refuse to help you! Also go to your credit card company and let them know Apply didn't render the services they promised!! Again you have to go to the State authorities in UTAH TO GET ANYTHING DONE and you have to file a consumer complaint with the state! I would do it sooner rather than later www.utah.gov
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