SPECIAL UPDATE: September 23 2011: 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.Rip-off Report Investigation:
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. As an active and current member of the Rip-off Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program we are happy to report that now more than ever NAPW - National Association of Professional Women remains committed to improving customer satisfaction.
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
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 investigation 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."
Rip-off 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 investigation, 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 Woman - NAPW BAIT AND SWITCH SCAM 1305 FRANKLIN AVE, SUITE 300, GARDEN CITY New York
The NAPW is nothing more than a classic bait and switch scam. LADIES BEWARE! This exclusive organization will flatter you and boost your ego to the point you forget the letter received regarding this organization stated it was FREE for 1 FULL YEAR. So why do they ask for $689 for an Elite Membership or $489 for the Preferred. The prices do go down from there but you are made to feel cheap and studip if you only opt for the Complimentary Membership which was originally offered to you by mail - which is why you filled out the post card to begin with.
I heard several times during this obviously scripted pitch that membership had "NO OTHER DUES OR FEES" Then how do you explain the $99 for every year after the initial signup date. They don't tell you about that fee until you have already signed up for membership and you receive your welcome letter. The sales reps will specifically tell you repeatedly that "this is a one time enrollment fee, with no other dues or fees". What a flat out lie.
The partnerships that they offer are web based - but they don't tell you that. I was under the misconception that if I went to Cosco or Target I could receive discounts with my membership ID card. Not so. Discounts are web based which I guess is fine if I did all my shopping on line, but I don't so the discounts do absolutely nothing for me. Once again misled based on my conversation.
I finally decided I should have looked up the National Association of Professional Women prior to signing on - It seems that they have several complaints against them with the Better Business Bureau - The owner, Matt Proman also has on interesting history as he was found to have paid someone to take a series 7 test for him. His fine, according to what I read was $50,000 - LOSER
Levittown, New York