Ripoff Report REVIEW:WSI, a privately-owned company is legitimately established and is forthcoming about its location, identities of theirsenior management and its franchise opportunity. The company discloses any and all information about their operations to ensure the highest customer/franchise confidence.
Most complainants investigated to date by Ripoff Report appear to be competitors or ex-employees, although 3 of the Ripoff Reports had complete, bona fide contact information. WSI is actively working to resolve those cases. In many cases IP addresses of individuals "claiming" to be from the United States or from various countries internationally, but were actually found to be posted in Toronto, Canada - indicating reports were most likely filed maliciously and falsely under various identities, but were actually from the same group of only a few individuals.
WSI has experienced rapid growth. In the past it experienced some growing pains with respect to customer responsiveness, but has overcome it with additional support capability and improved customer service, systems and processes.
They appear to be a caring company - They work with and for kids around the world showing goodwill and financial support through many charitable organizations.
The company maintains strong reputable business partners, who help them enhance their operations and support; which includes IBM, Oracle and Price Waterhouse Coopers.
They pledge to fully address each and every person who has a bona fide complaint about them utilizing recommendations set forth in the Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program, which WSI is participating in fully.
Read the full report on WSI.
NOW TO THE ORIGIONAL REPORT THAT WAS FILED
WSI REFUSES TO PAY BACK!!!
WSI sounded fine and interesting franchise after all the lengthy phone talks from their people in Canada. That changed after I had seen the Franchise Agreements content, and I decided not to sign. But before I got the Agreement they asked for 25% deposit with my Franchise Application = EURO 9.925 (=US $ 14.770).
Now I know it is illegal, to bind people and collect money, before showing the franchise agreements. WSI people think they can get away with it and refuse to pay my back. Wayne A. Steinberg, General Counsel of WSI told me he can do this to me, since I am not resident of USA and therefore US FTC rules do not help my. ftc.gov/bcp/franchise/netrule.htm
I contacted FTC and it is no question that WSI WORLDWIDE INC is a Delaware Company, and has to do business according to U.S. law.
Possibly more people have horrible story to tell, but the papers WSI have people sign may make people afraid to tell it. When I search for WSI on this website I can see how WSI has been treading people that have signed.
I have also been searching on the Internet for information and help by using words like: WSI , wsicorporate , worldsites , franchise , franchiser , franchise , misleading , illegal , enforcement , Spam , trial , court , Judge , Justice , contract , dispute , agreement , sue and more, but few words at a time. By doing this I have come up with valuable information and 30 useful websites that inform people and take complains. Also I have 410 names of people that have signed (including their phone, E-mail, + adders) in USA and other countries.
Yesterday I got the Do-ItYourself Guide from badbusinessbueru.com and it looks extremely useful to me.
There is more to come from my. I am desperate to get help, and my money back + my expenses.