• Report: #22929

Complaint Review: Primerica Financial Services

  • Submitted: Mon, June 17, 2002
  • Updated: Fri, June 21, 2002

  • Reported By:Newton KS
Primerica Financial Services
117 Dewey Wichita, Kansas U.S.A.

Primerica Financial Services Trying to Make Me Sell My Soul (and those of my friends & family) rip off scam con artists Wichita Kansas
*UPDATE: Primerica recognized by Rip-off Report a business opportunity well worth considering - it's not for everyone but many representatives make solid commission incomes. Primerica takes appropriate action against representatives conducting themselves improperly, pledges 100% commitment to customer service.

*Consumer Comment: You are SOOO right, ...It's a HUGE joke

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I too was approached by someone from Primerica, but not thru a job-listing website. The guy actually came up to me at work and asked me if I liked my job, to which I replied "no", of course. Someone else posted that a man named Bernie approached them. I'm wondering if this is the same Bernie that approached me.

Anyway, I went ahead and attended a meeting, after this guy had called me probably ten times. I'm one of those too-nice people who can't say no for fear of hurting someone's feelings, go figure. And much like everyone else's experiences, there were no straight forward answers. My mother asked me what I would be doing, and I couldn't tell her exactly what this "job" entailed. Any-h*o, I ended up going to three meetings, one of which was a group thing. There were only four of us there. No chanting or any weirdness like that, but still no real answers.
Also, the RVP has the most horrible grammar, using phrases such as "Ain't got no...." and "Don't get none...". Terrible. I wondered how such an obviously unpolished individual could be earning "$6000.00" in one month in a supposedly reputable business. I certainly wouldn't want my Personal Financial Analyst talking to me with such backward sounding speech.

I didn't ask any of the hundreds of questions that I had, such as "How do I get paid if all I'm doing is offering this free FNA?" or "Will I be doing business from an office, or strictly from my home?" or, most importantly, "Why did Bernie feel I would be good at this without ever asking me if I had any experience in this field?". I later found out that he felt I "had an aura about me that attracted people." Hmmmmm. Does that mean that a lot of people will want me to be their PFA, when most people in my hometown know I like to hang out at the bar on Friday nights and work part-time at Wal-Mart? Will these people not consider the fact that I know absolutely nothing about financial planning if I have this mystical "aura"?

And By the way, I did SPECIFICALLY ask Bernie if this was a Multi-level Marketing thing, to which he emphatically replied "No". I have been bombarded with enough junk email from bullshit MLM companies, and knew that I didn't want to get involved in anything of that nature. But from all appearances, that is exactly what this is.

The biggest red flag for me was when the RVP started filling out a form, wanting to know my best friend's name, my relatives' names, my postman, pastor, hairdresser, real-estate agent, grocer, pizza delivery boy, drywall hanger, first-grade teacher, and the guy who does my lawn work. She even asked me -- no kidding-- if I knew the names and phone numbers of the people who worked at the Blockbuster that I rent videos from! That was enough for me. So today, I came home from the "interview" and got online to find out what other people had to say about this company. Thank God I didn't have my credit card with me.

Now I just have to figure out a way to wriggle out of their grasp without hurting their feelings, being the nice girl that I am. Only problem is, Bernie knows where I work, and can obviously find a legitimate excuse to come into Wal-Mart, just like he did tonight.

I don't want to convince people to join this company, I don't want to bother my friends with this crap, and I don't want to sell things to people unless they come to me looking to buy.
That's why I'm going into real-estate... ;-)

E. Lee
Newton, Kansas

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 06/17/2002 11:16 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Primerica-Financial-Services/Wichita-Kansas-67213/Primerica-Financial-Services-Trying-to-Make-Me-Sell-My-Soul-and-those-of-my-friends-fam-22929. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Consumer Comment

You are SOOO right, ...It's a HUGE joke

AUTHOR: Jack - ()

I went the same "meeting" at the fancy building,
the big bank. In the lower room that they must have rented. I know exactly who you are talking

Did he tell you about he used to work for
Raytheon, and how he went and picked up his wife in a limo. He was dressed just shade above hobo.
He was wearing tight black slacks a white shirt with a black tie that had smiley faces on it.

When I went there, they had these clones in the room, that cheer when he would go off on how "successful" the business was doing. It was enough to give diareah.

How about the lady that said she used to be a "social worker", barely making it and all that, and now her and her hubby go out and pay cash for cars etc. It was a VERY HIGH pressure tactic sort of deal.

Thank GOD, I didn't give them the names, numbers, or addresses of anybody I know. If you really want to laugh, look around at some of the other reports on this ripoffreport.com about them. The little meeting is a chorigraphed play. I saw it here in Wichita, KS. And I read a report about people in Texas, Florida, New York all of them went the exact way.

If you are reading this, and have been thinking about going to one of these "meetings". Do yourself a BIG favor.. DON'T. Like I sai it is all a play, done by terrible actors and actoresses, that just want to try to sell you life insurance, and try to con you into selling it to others.

It is a HUGE joke. If you really want to invest in your future, go to somebody who gets paid to do that. Seriously, it is a VERY VERY bad joke, don't waste your time with their none sense. And if you are nice person they will your kindness as a weakness and try to take advantage of you.
Good Luck, and stay away from Primerica.
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