Rip-off Report Investigation: 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 Rip-off Report appear to be competitors or ex-employees, although 3 of the Rip-off 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 Rip-off 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
Totally agree with previous report by Juan of Mexico City. I too have been fooled by this company and invested a large sum of money in what is basically a rip off. I can only repeat what Juan said:
I am another fooled individual who "invested" in a WSI franchise, they used all kind of tricks to make the sale, they say they have a very tough selection process, the truth is if you have the money, you qualify.
They used all kind of tricks to put pressure to make the sale, like saying you cannot apply again if you do not decide right away, the price has just rised but they'll keep the same just for you (the price is the same after 2 years), you can recover your investment in 4 months.. (I have 24 consecutive months in red numbers, now I am broke).
They say their "system" has no competition, but that is absolutelly a lie.
Also say that you need no sales experience nor technical experience, if you don't have BOTH don't even bother hearing them.
You can expect a "Director" to get in touch with you, saying it is a privilege, Actually, everybody is a Director in WSI.
So, Don't be stuipid, make a sure investment in your money, and don't be fooled by this kind of companys that only want your money ando don't care if you make a good business or not.
I can assure you there is plenty of unhappy WSI (or world sites, is just the same) exfranchisees world wide.
DOES ANYONE KNOW OF ANY LAWSUITS TAKEN OUT SUCCESSFULLY AGAINST THIS COMPANY? IF SO PLEASE PUBLICISE DETAILS AS I WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO THEM.
No doubt WSI will come up with a rebuttall based on me not being a real franchisee but an 'agent' of a rival company. You better believe it this is real and you don't want to end up in the same nightmare!