ED Magedson – Founder
National Association Of Professional Women TRUSTED BUSINESS | Ripoff Report Verified™ …businesses you can trust. Commitment to customer satisfaction, positive rating for its customer support from Ripoff Report.1305 Franklin Avenue, Suite 300 Garden City, New York United States of America
NAPW TRUSTED BUSINESS REVIEW: NAPW members, feel safe confident & secure when doing business with NAPW -- National Association of Professional Women -- and its President, have implemented a program of awareness, training and oversight to guarantee positive interaction with all prospective members. Garden City, NY
*UPDATE: Ripoff Report REVIEW - NAPW recognized by Rip-off Report Corporate Advocacy Program as a safe business service - NAPW pledges to always resolve any issues, feel confident & secure when doing business with NAPW
REVIEW UPDATE: December 16 2015: NAPW - National Association of Professional Women remains committed to increased customer satisfaction and has improved their business practices over the years to better serve their customers. NAPW - National Association of Professional Women is truly dedicated to making sure their customers are satisfied and that any complaints which do arise are addressed promptly and fairly.
To date, NAPW - National Association of Professional Women has made good faith efforts to resolve all complaints reported on Rip-off Report. Based on our experience, the member business has proven to be among the top members of the Rip-off Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program as a Verified Safe Business.
Over time and since becoming a member, NAPW - National Association of Professional Women has remained actively engaged and improving the way they address customer service complaints. [continued below]....
Remember, no company or individual can ever satisfy 100% of the people 100% of the time. There are no products or services that will always be perfect for everyone and even the best companies will receive complaints from time to time. However, by participating in the Corporate Advocacy Program, the member business has made a commitment to working with its customers to resolve complaints quickly and fairly whenever possible.
Please keep in mind that as a consumer you have some responsibilities as well. Success has many definitions that based on your past experiences, current situation and your perceived expectations. Success with any product or service is always based on the proper application and understanding. The fastest car will not run if you never turn the engine on. Look at how you used the product or service that was provided in relation with the instructions that you received. The Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program will help you get your voice heard but please be prepared with documentation and fair representation of your concern, also have an idea of how the company can fix your concern. Can they offer additional services, extend warranties, offer a fair refund or just get you talking with someone that can help. ..let them know and let us know!
*Any consumer not receiving satisfaction from a member of the Corporate Advocacy Program should email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ripoff Report REVIEW:
Editors UPDATE: Positive Rating and Recognition has been given to NAPW -- National Association of Professional Women for its Commitment to Excellence in customer service.
Rip-off Reports review of NAPW uncovers an ongoing commitment to total member satisfaction. This means that members and prospective members can expect the company will always work towards finding a mutually satisfactory resolution to any complaints or concerns. More importantly, NAPW is committed to protecting the value of its memberships by safeguarding its reputation through a guarantee of 100% customer service satsifaction. NAPW has listened carefully to what prospective members are saying, and has created a new, responsive program to ensure that its customer service representatives provide total satisfaction. When a company pledges that your concern will be heard by its highest-level executives, you know it is serious about your satisfaction!
One top executive of the company stated to Rip-off Report that, "NAPW and its President, understand that the value of its membership is enhanced when the organization's reputation is sound, and, to that end, NAPW has committed to a program of total customer satisfaction. Anyone, whether a member, prospective member, or any other interested person, can have the ear of the company President and General Counsel simply by sending a comment to email@example.com. Commitment of this type is extraordinary in any business, and we chose to take this step to demonstrate to the public our commitment to total satisfaction."
Ripoff Report has confirmed that NAPWs approach to business includes a total customer service quality assessment. The result of which has instilled in the company's customer service representatives a hunger to provide the best possible customer service experience. Rip-off Report was pleased to learn that the company's past and current approach to business is focused on its pledge to total commitment towards client satisfaction.
It is our opinion that members and prospective members can feel confident that membership in NAPW provides the type of professional development opportunities women can use to take the next step in their careers. NAPW has tens of thousands of satisfied members whose professional lives have been enhanced by their membership.
NAPW recognizes that complaints posted on Rip-off Report (true or not) are issues that need to be addressed and if handled correctly can be valuable learning opportunities. With the feedback generated by Rip-off Reports Investigation NAPW has made organizational changes allowing members and prospective members to rest assured that the company is committed to a 100% positive customer service experience.
In summary, after our review, which included discussions with NAPW Senior Management, Rip-off Report is convinced that the company has been and is committed to quality delivery of services resulting in total client satisfaction.
Read more about NAPW National Association of Professional Women Commitment to Excellence and Total Consumer Satisfaction and why consumers should feel safe, confident and secure when doing business with a member of Rip-off Report's Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program. ..yes, a long name for a program that does a lot for both consumers and businesses alike.
Read about Rip-off Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program,..A program that benefits the consumer, assures them of complete satisfaction and confidence when doing business with a member business. this program works.
===================== NOW TO THE ORIGINAL REPORT THAT WAS FILED
National Association Of Professional Women ALERT: is now Targeting Women Garden City New York
In 1998, the National Association of Securities Dealers fined of Oceanside NY $50,000 and barred him for life from contact with any stock or securities brokering. See page 7 of the NASD's Disciplinary Action Report, here:
For the last 10 years, has been involved in one scam after another. His newest scam is called the National Association for Professional Women. Like all of his prior scams (mostly phoney "who's who" organizations, see below), uses high pressure telemarketing tactics to prey on young professional women.
My wife was recently pressured by telephone into joining the NAPW, paying out hundreds of dollars. When she showed me the website, it was immediately clear that the NAPW is nothing but a scam designed to look legitimate on the surface. The combination of high-pressure telemarketing and a slick looking website is a very powerful combination when stroking the egos of unsuspecting women.
In reality, the "services" at NAPW are virtually worthless. The "special offers" you get with a NAPW membership are the same offers you can find on Internet coupon sites (a free day at Jenny Craig, discounts for rental cars, a few % off at Dell computers, etc... all this is publicly available).
The "resume development" service? Nothing more than a "partnership" with a legitimate job service called www.careerbuilder.com -- where you can get the exact same services directly.
"Networking events?" What a joke. Ask the NAPW about the last "networking event" in your area. It didn't happen, and likely never will. Better advice - join a legitimate trade or professional organization in your area of interest - there are thousands, and they DO have regular events in your geographical area.
"Online forum?" There are hundreds of super on-line forums for professional women - and they are all free. General or specific networking forums - they are all there. Want to network with other professionals? Use a legitimate (and free) linking service, such as www.linkedin.com
Before starting the NAPW, refined his high-pressure techniques for years in a number of "who's who" telemarketing scams, variously called the "Cambridge Who's Who" / "Metropolitan Who's Who" / "Empire Who's Who" (etc..). You can read literally hundreds of testamonies all over the Internet from people who were sucked into this high-pressure sales job. Some people have even set-up websites with hot-links to all the terrible things Mr has done to people. As of today, there are nearly 100 entries ALONE here at Ripoffreport on his "who's who" scams.
Legitimate "Who's Who" organizations do NOT charge you for a listing in their database. You are selected. Certainly you can purchase additional services from a legitimate who's who organization, but they do NOT pressure you, and you are never subjected to boiler-room telemarketing. Legitimate who's who organizations are recognized by public libraries, who keep copies on hand. A good example of a legitimate who's who organization is Marquis: http://www.marquiswhoswho.com.
For anyone considering giving your cash to the NAPW.... run away as fast as possible, and be glad you read this first. Guys like him should be locked up and the key thrown away. The fact that he is now specifically targeting women makes this man a menace to society second only to child predators, in my opinion.
Transparent77 Tampa, Florida
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