About a year ago when my husband was laid off, he saw a Dean Graziozi infomercial and called to order his book. My husband is good in sales and wanted to look at this as a new income. We ordered the book and some videos. Before we knew it PMI was calling us - we were pressured to start a Dean Graziozi course with their coaching. In my research since about this company (PMI) I see people have paid anywhere from $2,000 to more than $6,000 for their service. We did. I imagine they get the same help as we got. Zip
We were told we would not have to use any of our own money, yet before long, we were again pressured to join another company,the Tax Club, and have all our assets put under different corporations. They kept hitting us with costs also. ($2,000 every few months) Schedules were set up for appointments. (The Tax Club deserves a Ripoff Report later also.)
I set the PMI appointments up before work (so we both could hear the information) and planned to go in late. Several times they did not call at the appointment time, and I would have to leave for my office, and then PMI would call me or my husband's cell throughout the day to reschedule. It was too chaotic and frustrating. When we did have calls, we expressed our frustration and felt like their response was for us to just spend more money.
Within a few months we were receiving paper and Fed Ex folders full of papers copied from some book that I could have llikely got at the library. Everything we received came with different names of companies on it - emails, calls, mail. We had no idea how many companies were involved. I have documentation of what transpired and at this point it was at least 10 different companies, or LLCs.
My husband continued to try to focus on the course thru the Fall of 2008 but could not complete one step of the process and so was not able to move forward on the computer course. He asked for help, but no realistic help was given. Of course he was frustrated.
About that time I received another call from a connected group named Vital Payroll - they wanted me to send them $7.000 to set up a payroll system. I really couldn't help but laugh and say "but I don't have any employees!" as the young man continued to try to convince me of the importance. Then he said to me "well, I'm already into this stuff for $17,000". I felt sorry for him and we were sure that was the end for us.
I emailed all of the companies Graziozi, PMI, Tax Club and cancelled all services.
I received a message from Jay Nettles of PMI Quality Assurance department. I called him back twice and he never returned my call again. I asked him to respond in writing through a letter or email. He never did. I contacted a lawyer who has written both companies. PMI's Jay Nettles again left a message on my home phone although the lawyer asked for a response in writing. I called Jay Nettles afterhours to remind him we would like a response in writing. There has been nothing. (Seems like odd behavior for the head of Quality Assurance)
I suspect these companies are all connected and would not be surprised if Graziozi owns all or many of them. Curiously many have offices in the same building in New York City.
This experience has really been an eyeopener about the extremes some companies go to out of greed. This has been so stressful I cannot imagine believing any infomercial again. I think someone really needs to look into PMI and their affiliates before they do more damage.