I have worked 2 jobs for almost 10 years, 14-16 hours a day for the last 2 years. Three nights a week I receive only 2-3 hours sleep. I'm over worked and underpayed as most people are. I'm weary, depressed, and desperate. I invested $200.00 into being a Rebate Processor so I could at least work from home as one of my jobs.
During the start up period, I was contacted by Thrive Learning Institute. Very courteous young men. Very persuasive and seemed to care about me. Yeah Right. They wouldn't take no for an answer. I let them talk me into investing $12,500.00. Stupid huh. I have no excuse except that I'm a "walking zombie." I wanted to learn how to set up a website and sell Christian merchandise by drop shipping. I was so excited....until I "woke up" and realized the mistake I had made.
They assured me that I could cancel within 3 business days. I signed up on Friday, Sept. 5 and tried to cancel on Tuesday Sept. 9. They said I was too late to cancel because they consider Saturday a "Business Day." And that even if I had canceled in time...they would still have been allowed to keep up to 15% of the $12,500.00. (which I have to confess was stated in the contract....why should they be allowed to do this?...how did they earn it?)
I haven't cried in years, but when he said "too late", I felt my life was over. "How am I going to pay off the charge on my credit cards" I asked him. He said I could walk through my house and find things to sell on E-Bay. After I sell all my belongings ...I won't own anything except a debt of $12,500.00. And when am I going to find time to learn their "secrets to success." I barely have time to write this letter.
I own 2 houses. My daughter in one, my Mother in the other. I'm afraid I'm my have to go bankrupt. I'm afraid of losing my houses.
I have called my credit card companies and have "disputed" the charges. They are now on "hold". I have no money for an attorney.
I feel this "Thrive" could actually work for someone that has money and time on their hands. Two items I do not have in my possession.
My question is....What is happening to our society? How could anyone take advantage of someone like this? How do they sleep at night? Is this what they are teaching their children?..... Greed.
Do I have to lose everything I have worked so hard for just because of one stupid mistake.