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Complaint Review: Russ Whitey Education Group

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  • Submitted: Sat, March 17, 2007
  • Updated: Thu, November 08, 2007

  • Reported By:PORTLAND Oregon
Russ Whitey Education Group
1612 E Cape Coral Pkwy Cape Coral, Florida U.S.A.

Russ Whitey Education Group Scam Rip Off Fraud Misrepresentation Deceptive trade practices Securities and Exchange Russ Whitney Foreclosure Wealth Intelligence Academy Law Suit/ Focus On Foreclosure Cape Coral Florida

*Consumer Comment: If I lost $199, I would be so happy If all I lost was $199, I would be extatic.

*Author of original report: GET IN TOUCH WITH OTHER VICTIMS OF THIS COMPANY

*Consumer Comment: willing to participate in class action lawsuit

*Consumer Suggestion: class action

*Author of original report: WHAT YOU NEED TO DO ABOUT THE WHITNEY EDUCATION GROUP

*Author of original report: Real Estate Russ Whitey Education Group Scam Rip Off Fraud Misrepresentation Deceptive trade practices Securities and Exchange Russ Whitney Foreclosure Wealth Intelligence Academy Law Suit Focus On Foreclosure Cape Coral Florida

*Author of original report: Office of the Florida State Attorney General vs. Russ Whitney

*Consumer Comment: Please add me to your class action suit against Russ Whitney Ed. Group

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If you have been swindled in a Russ Whitney scam you will need to respond. I still can't believe we paid $199 to attend a sale pitch. I intend to initiate a class action law suit for everyone who has ever been suckered into a Russ Whitney swindle. We are Realtors with over 25 years experience and the wherewithal to follow through. When I attended the event, in Portland, OR, on Sept 8th, it was advertised as ?Foreclosure Training?. It said ?there is no better training for today's changing market?. We would receive Continuing Education Credits. The speaker said we could learn ?the proper way to approach this lucrative market?. He said there is a 3 day course in ?well-tested methods that focused on high integrity'. We could ?learn all we needed in one convenient program?. We had no way of knowing we had just signed up for a Russ Whitney sales pitch for $199. Russ will be impressed with the importance of full Disclosure and fair dealing with the Real Estate Community here in the Northwest. Realtors need to accumulate 30 hours of continuing education (CE) before they can renew their licenses. This will be a state wide and then a federal issue involving the Securities and Exchange Commission. The speaker (9/8/06) said there was going to be a certificate of completion at the end of the training program, at the Sheraton Hotel. I verified this with one of the staff on Sept 8th at the Embassy Hotel. I needed a credit for Continuing Ed. I never heard of the Wealth Integrity Academy until after my Notice of Cancellation had expired. At that Sept 8th event, I paid $199 for 3 days training in foreclosures, pre-foreclosure financing, assumptions and short sales techniques and strategies. I kept all the promotional advertising leading up to the so called "3 Day Training Event". The Whitney Education Group and the Focus on Foreclosure company is in deep dodo. The event at the Sheraton Hotel was not intended to be training. We were expecting formal education in the subject we paid for. I still have the itinerary dam It! We did not intend to go to an event for the Wealth Intelligence Academy. We couldn't discover this until we were in the Sept 29th event, and after our chance to use the "Notice of Cancellation" had expired. The event turned out to be a 3 day rally for the Wealth Intelligence Academy. I still can't believe we paid $199 to attend a sale pitch. They have been evasive, hopping I will go away. But, I intend to initiate a class action law suit for everyone who was ever suckered into a Russ Whitney swindle. I will come back later to explain the amount of deception that these guy are perpetrating on the public. Get involved.

Patrick
PORTLAND, Oregon
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 03/17/2007 08:55 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Russ-Whitey-Education-Group/Cape-Coral-Florida-33904/Russ-Whitey-Education-Group-Scam-Rip-Off-Fraud-Misrepresentation-Deceptive-trade-practices-239505. 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

If I lost $199, I would be so happy If all I lost was $199, I would be extatic.

AUTHOR: No Doxy - (U.S.A.)

Try adding a few zeros and nursing your credit off of life support. I truly hope we can save others from losing themselves and their savings to these programs.
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#2 Author of original report

GET IN TOUCH WITH OTHER VICTIMS OF THIS COMPANY

AUTHOR: Pat - (U.S.A.)

GET IN TOUCH WITH OTHER VICTIMS OF THIS COMPANY AT realrealty123@yahoo.com .
Next Step: Cut, past and edit this letter on your behalf to the office of the Florida State Attorney General.

Mr. Larry Schuchman
Senior Financial Investigator
Office of the Florida State Attorney General
135 W. Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32801

RE: Failure to disclose, unfair and deceptive trade practices by Russ Whitney groups.

Dear Mr. Schuchman,

Thank you in advance for giving this issue the attention it needs.

Please send me the FLORIDA AFFIDAVIT so that I may fill it out and return it to your office. I will send copies of all my evidence, student agreement, promotional mail, correspondence and email promotions used by the Whitney Education Groups.

>SAMPLE COMPLAINT<
My complaint:
Failure to reveal a material fact.
Unfair, unconscionable, and deceptive Trade Practices causing a high probability of confusion and misunderstanding.
Creating gross discrepancies between oral representations and the facts.
Denial of Consumers Right to Cancellation.

When a legal Consumers Right to Cancellation expires in 3 days, and it takes 21 days to view and question the purchased product, it becomes a Time Lag created to compromise those consumer rights.


Sincerely,
>Your Name<

PS. It would have made a big impact on my decision if I knew I was attending a Russ Whitney event. I now understand why recording devices are not allowed at Russ Whitney events.
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#3 Consumer Comment

willing to participate in class action lawsuit

AUTHOR: Day0834 - (U.S.A.)

i invested 10,000 dollars and wasnt able to pay for the trips to go to the teach me to trade classes and they refuse to give me a refund. i want my money back. its been like 3 years though, i hope its not too late.
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#4 Consumer Suggestion

class action

AUTHOR: John - (U.S.A.)

I know you are all pissed off about getting burned but even if you could find a law firm that would handle it, you would be lucky to get 10 or 20 bucks back while the lawyers would make the real money. Its a hard lesson.
good luck
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#5 Author of original report

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO ABOUT THE WHITNEY EDUCATION GROUP

AUTHOR: Patrick - (U.S.A.)

RE: WHITNEY EDUCATION GROUP / OFFICE OF THE FLORIDA ATTORNEY GENERAL
Participate in the lawsuit against the Russ Whitney Education Group, Inc.

Send your complaints to:

OFFICE OF THE FLORIDA ATTORNEY GENERAL
Division of Economic Crimes Suite 1000
135 W. Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32801
407-245-0833
407-245-0365 Fax
Send your information to RealRealty123@yahoo.

Dear Senior Financial Investigator,

Thank you in advance for giving this issue the attention it needs.
I have filed a complaint with the, Enter You're State, Attorney General. A copy of my, Your State, complaint file will be sent to your office from the, Your State, Department of Justice. Please send the FLORIDA AFFIDAVIT so that I may fill it out and return it to you. I will send copies of all my evidence, promotional mail and email promotions used by the Whitney Education Groups.

My complaint:
Denial of my Right to Consumer Cancellation by the Whitney Education Group.
When a legal Consumers Right to Cancellation expires in 3 days, and it takes 21 days to view and question the purchased product, it becomes a Time Lag created to compromise those consumer rights.

The tools used by the Whitney Education Groups:
Fail to reveal a material fact
Be unfair, unconscionable, and deceptive in your Trade Practices Cause a probability of confusion or misunderstanding Create gross discrepancies between your oral representations.

Sincerely,
Your Name

ATTN: As a trained Realtor, of more then 12 consecutive years, with intimate experience in Foreclosures, Short Sales, HUD, Bank Owned, Trustee and VA Owned properties, I know the Focus on Foreclosure Company never got into the details of the subject of foreclosures on Sept 8th 2006. The real intentions of the Focus on Foreclosure Company were designed to go undiscovered, until after our Consumer Rights to Cancellation had expired.
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Dear Advocates of the Class Action Law Suites against Russ Whitney Inc. I would like to thank the many people who have shown an interest in pursuing this issue. I am trying to reply to the people who have contact me through the Rip-Off Report website.
I am working on this dishonest group of people.
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#7 Author of original report

Office of the Florida State Attorney General vs. Russ Whitney

AUTHOR: Patrick - (U.S.A.)

May 11th, 2007

Mr. Larry Schuchman
Senior Financial Investigator
Office of the Florida State Attorney General
135 W. Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32801

RE: Focus on Foreclosure, and the Russ Whitney Groups

For disclosure I am a licensed Real Estate Broker in the states of Oregon and a Licensed Agent in Washington State. My principle/designated brokers are available by request and are not a party to these actions.

Dear Mr. Schuchman,

Thank you in advance for giving this issue the attention it needs.

A copy of my Oregon complaint file was recently sent to your office from the Oregon Department of Justice. I have mailed my Florida affidavit to your office today.

My complaint:
Denial of Consumers Right to Cancellation.
When a legal Consumers Right to Cancellation expires in 3 days, and it takes 21 days to view and question the purchased product, it becomes a Time Lag created to compromise those consumer rights.

As a trained Realtor, of more then 12 consecutive years, with intimate experience in Foreclosures, Short Sales, HUD, Bank Owned, Trustee and VA Owned properties, I know the Focus on Foreclosure company never got into the details of the subject of foreclosures on Sept 8th 2006. The real intentions of the Focus on Foreclosure Company were designed to go undiscovered, until after our Consumer Rights to Cancellation had expired.


Sincerely,
Patrick

"It would have made a big impact on my decision if I knew they were part of the Russ Whitney Education Group"
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#8 Consumer Comment

Please add me to your class action suit against Russ Whitney Ed. Group

AUTHOR: Chonnie - (U.S.A.)

I have been trying to get in touch with individuals who have also been scammed by Russ Whitney and his affliations. However, I have not been successful in locating contact numbers or email addresses. Navigating through the RipOff website is not user-friendly. How do we get in touch with other victims of this company? I see many others in the same situation.
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