• Report: #1018450

Complaint Review: Wealthworks

  • Submitted: Fri, February 22, 2013
  • Updated: Fri, February 22, 2013

  • Reported By: EmeraldHearts — Melbourne Nationwide Australia
Wealthworks
Paramount Centre, Melbourne Internet United States of America

Wealthworks Wealthworks scam Melbourne, Internet

*Author of original report: Wealthworks NOT associated with organization located in Queensland

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: wealth works australia

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Wealth Works

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Ok, so i went for training for a 'call centre' position for an organization called Wealthworks which i later learnt are the most corrupt, ILLEGAL telemarketing organization i have ever heard of. Wealthworks have a small office (smaller that the size of my bathroom) in the Paramount Centre in Melbourne under the name GSSS.

My Wealthworks training was predominately about how to deceive and manipulate people into accepting
their financial services, which i believe is an illegal scam. The most appauling thing was Wealthwork's "Objection book" which contains common objections people (apparent customers) give and our responses to them.

These responses had to be read out word for word for all wealthworks employees. In this objection book it explicitly stated responses which were plain lies! For example, if the customer were to ask "How do you
get paid" we were instructed to lie and say we were NOT based on commission, however the organization DOES pay its employees based on commission. Also, if a customer were to ask specific information about
the company, according to the "Objection handbook" we were to TERMINATE THE CALL. I am assuming this was to avoid the hefty fine of calling people on the no call register! Furthermore, the contract explicitly
stated that we were to terminate calls of anyone of Indian or Asian decent!! Lastly! the opening line used at the call centre when calling individuals involves EXPLICITLY SAYING " I was just wondering did you happen to catch out good news story on Channel 7's today tonight about 4 weeks ago?". Not only is Wealthworks LYING suggesting that they are affiliated with today tonight but THERE WAS NO SUCH PROGRAM. I found out
that wealthworks is owned by Alistair Kelsalls (parent company kelsall holdings) and has popped up in a few scam watch websites claiming they took assets in exchange for loans but never gave the people their
money!!

this is the very dodgy looking Wealthworks website
http://wealthworks.com.au/ Melbourne, Victoria

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#1 Author of original report

Wealthworks NOT associated with organization located in Queensland

AUTHOR: EmeraldHearts - ()

The telemarking 'scam' organization called Wealthworks is NOT affiliated with the Wealthworks organization located in Queensland, Australia. Rather, the scam website has illegally used the name 'Wealthworks' to promote their dodgy organization. However this report will not be revoked as the scam organization is still also referred to as Wealthworks. I suggest that the legitimate Wealthworks company take legal action against the scam organization who is copyrighting their name.

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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

wealth works australia

AUTHOR: akelsall - ()

After more investigating I have found that the company in the report is actualy a buisness using the name Wealth Works Australia and it is a call centre. 

http://wealthworksaustralia.com.au/

not Wealth Works, have spoken to the owner

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#3 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Wealth Works

AUTHOR: akelsall - ()

Wealth Works is based in Queensland Australia and has no operations or any nature within Melbourne Victoria Australia, the web site and the business you are listing on here is in no way related to this complaint and it appears someone has been using our branding. 

I have received a number of calls regarding telemarketing and have advised all members of the public that it is not our company. 

We do not have an office in Melbourne and we do not operate in that state and we certainly do not carry out training.

Someone has looked up the official website and simply listed the web site. 

Please remove any references to my site as it is not involved and has been listed incorrectly. 

 

 

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