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Complaint Review: Sales Success International / Sean Downing

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  • Submitted: Tue, March 09, 2010
  • Updated: Sat, July 26, 2014

  • Reported By: BrandonHoustonRealtor — Houston Texas United States of America
Sales Success International / Sean Downing
p.o.box 660675 Dallas, Texas United States of America

Sales Success International / Sean Downing Sean Dowling, rip-off, scam, false promises, fake seminars, omar periu Dallas, Texas

*Consumer Comment: Great seminars

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Information update

*Consumer Comment: Arrested

*UPDATE Employee: Company Restructuring

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Mr. Sean Dowling came by our Real Estate office in Houston, TX after calling ahead and scheduling an appointment with us.  He briefly went over a few sales techniques and also used them on us to get us to agree to pay for $500 two year memberships to Sales Success International.   He gave us a pamphlet listing 4 seminars in Houston in 2009 alone, and also said that we could attend any of the many other seminars throughout the U.S.  We were very motivated to learn by some of the nation's top sellers. 

The first seminar got rescheduled for sometime in October which was when the second seminar was going to be.  It was to include himself, Blaine Athorn (Memory Mastery), and a couple others.  Instead, Sean said he was too sick (poor guy) to do the seminar, and so Omar Periu took the reigns.  At this time, we still thought this was a legitimate company, so we went ahead and paid for Omar's program as well.  Siince then, all I've gotten from him are these online recordings trying to get us to spend more money. 

Now, there was supposed to be another seminar hosted by Tom Hopkins on March 11th in Houston.  I emailed SSI to ask them whether or not the seminar was still happening, and I received an auto-response stating that they have claimed bankruptcy.  This was a scam from the get go, so I hope these people don't just change their names and start scamming a new batch of people.

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#1 Consumer Comment

Great seminars

AUTHOR: Alias - ()

They used to hold fabulous and high intensity training 

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#2 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Information update

AUTHOR: O Periu - (United States of America)

Omar Periu was contracted by Mr. Downing to present at his seminar in October 2009. Omar Periu was contracted as a key note speaker for the October 2009 event, only. After the event Omar Periu International tried on numerous occasions to get in touch with Mr. Downing and his company, to no avail.

To date, Omar Periu International has not worked with or spoken to Mr. Downing. Neither Omar Periu nor Omar Periu International ever took over any Sales Success International seminars. Omar Periu was contracted as a speaker for SSI.  Also, Omar Periu International was not aware of any other seminar that SSI was having.

Omar Periu offers free valuable information on an array of topics as well; products and services are offered to continue the support.

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AUTHOR: Alias - (USA)


Here is the link for the arrest. It was on drug charges, please call the police in your area for the charges of what he did to all of you..
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#4 UPDATE Employee

Company Restructuring

AUTHOR: past employee - (Virgin Islands (US))

Iused to work for this company. And they do put on incredible seminars and events. I have noticed some complaints and wanted to give inside input as to what has happened. With an extreme downturn in the economy, this company has taken many hits over the past 12 months. This in turn has caused many issues. I know this company and they have always put on the best events. I was let go in September as the company was shutting down, and going to restructure their business thru BK protection. I am not sure to the status of that, but, I do know they will bounce back bigger than ever and continue to put on great events in the future.Sean Downing is one of the best speakers I have ever seen and trains on topics that no one can train! he is the best at what he does and that is a speaker/trainer. By the way, Sean Downing (as stated in other posts) is not the owner of this company. He is an employee and one of the speakers and trainers. Anyway, thought I put my two sense worth in as a ex employee. If you can ever attend a Sean Downing Live Event, I would absoultely attend. Its the BEST!

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