• Report: #77230

Complaint Review: World Traders Association

  • Submitted: Fri, January 16, 2004
  • Updated: Thu, August 19, 2004

  • Reported By:Chicago Illinois
World Traders Association
500 N. Rainbow Blvd. Suite 300 Las Vegas, Nevada U.S.A.

World Traders Association Ripoff! Breech of Contract. Las Vegas, Nevada

*Consumer Comment: Gregg - your right on the mark with IMG.

*Consumer Suggestion: DONNY INFO FOR YOU

*Consumer Comment: Then IMG's staff in dwindling as expected. Same pattern as before.

*Consumer Suggestion: WTA ANNOUCEMENT

*UPDATE Employee: Update sent from WTA to members

*Consumer Comment: IMG - Stop posting rebuttals using other peoples names.. Coming soon....All the real peoples names, their aliases, and their home addresses & phone numbers.

*UPDATE Employee: What are you guys in IL doing?

*Author of original report: Company Has Responded

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The issue I have with WTA is that contractually WTA agreed to provide me with a service, merchandise, literature, and leads. They have not provided me with these services adequately as stated in the contract and are clearly in breech of contract.

I have made several unsuccessful attempts in contacting WTA to resolve this issue. If I don't here anything from WTA by the end of January 2004, I will move forward in filing a formal complaint and consult legal council.

Mark
Chicago, Illinois
U.S.A.


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#1 Consumer Comment

Gregg - your right on the mark with IMG.

AUTHOR: Donny - (U.S.A.)

Gregg Wink,

You seem like you have been through alot with this whole WTA/IMG/TGC mess.

I know of 708 members ripped off. Of those 277 potentially are involved in a suit. I am looking for 8536 refund.

I wish we could hook up sometime to discuss this. Numeral statistics are very important when analyzing a situation and trying to get something done.
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#2 Consumer Suggestion

DONNY INFO FOR YOU

AUTHOR: Gregg - (U.S.A.)

DONNY PLEASE READ MY POSTING "WTA ANNOUCEMENT" YOU WILL FIND MY CONTACT INFO IF YOU "READ IT CAREFULLY" (WINK,WINK.) MORE TO COME.

THANKS,
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#3 Consumer Comment

Then IMG's staff in dwindling as expected. Same pattern as before.

AUTHOR: Donny - (U.S.A.)

IMG & WTA are one and the same. They work in the same office and so forth. If WTA is cutting back than IMG is soon to follow and all you affiliates of IMG will meet the same fate that the unfortunate victims at WTA did. IMG stopped accepting affilaites last month and is following the same pattern that WTA took. It's happening right before your eyes.

Can anybody actually say that they have had success with IMG's pitiful training that lasts a total of 2 hrs? And that the use of their plagiarized books with outdated information has helped them? And for that matter their PALS sight which lists the same merchandise for months on end that never changes. It is all junk and the prices are not all that impressive when you are talking about liquidation merchandise. They claim to wharehouse their merchandise at two bonded warehouses. They don't even have a warehouse for starters and they certainly do not stock any of the merchandise they offer. Try asking your trainer where their warehouse is located and don't except the "We have one in Denver and one on the west coast" line. It's a lie.

Has anybody ever done a joint venture with them. I didn't think so becasue they don't exist. This was just another "benefit" they wanted to throw at you. Too bad it's not true. How about the sample deals in your broshure they sent you. Have you ever had a deal even close to what they advertise you can do? Like selling 100 pieces, no small retailer orders a 100 pieces of anything. It is all unrealistic BS.

Before it is too late, demand your investment back now. Write to the attornet generals office also.

Don't back down from these guys. They have alot to hide and it is going to be exposed soon. They like to act tough with the idea that you will intimidated but in reality they are playing a dangerous game by risking that know one will stand up. Go ahead and do it, they have plenty to lose and they know it.

Now for all of you considering The Global Connection: This company will follow the same fates of WTA & IMG. It's all the same people again at the same building. In one year I guarantee they will "stop selling memberships due to financial reasons resulting from high advertising costs."

This whole chain of deceit is so pathetic but what I can't understand even more so is the fact that no one is doing anything about it. You people need to fight for your rights because I guarantee they don't care about you or your success one bit.

Take action now before it is too late.
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#4 Consumer Suggestion

WTA ANNOUCEMENT

AUTHOR: GREGG - (U.S.A.)

FOR ALL THAT IS INTERESTED THIS WAS SENT TO ME RIGHT AFTER ALL WTA MEMBERS RECIEVED THEIR INFO PER EMAIL THIS WAS SENT FROM "WTA CORP" BUT READ THE STATEMENT !!! LOOK IT'S IMG THEY ARE REFFERING TO ,NOT "WTA",I GUESS THEY DON'T KNOW HOW TO KEEP THEIR COMPANIES IN ORDER THE FUNNY THING IS I'M A "WTA" MEMBER NOT "IMG" MEMBER
"MORE TO COME" OHH BUY THE WAY "WTA HAS OFFERED ME A REFUND" WE WILL SEE

From: [email protected]
To: [DELETED]
Subject: Message for ALL WTA Members
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 14:28:36 -0700

INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE GROUP ANNOUNCES
THAT IT SUSPENDS ACCEPTING NEW AFFILIATES

Higher Costs of Developing and Retaining New Affiliates Coupled with
Financial Issues Cited as Reasons for Focusing on Existing Affiliates

Denver, CO, August 1, 2004 - International Merchandise Group (IMG), the
leading home-based business in the profitable wholesale and surplus
domestic merchandising and import/export industry, announced today that it
would no longer be accepting new Affiliates effective June 1, 2004.

During the last year, IMG has invested large sums of money to expand their International Services Department, add new professional support staff, enhance the Continuing Education & Training Program, and strengthen their presence in economically developing countries worldwide.
This expensive focus on programs to help Affiliates make more business and profits has put the Company in a dramatic financial crisis.

"By focusing on our existing Affiliate's success, we lost site of our Affiliate Recruitment Programs and were simply not bringing in enough
new Affiliates to give us the cash flow that we need to sustain all operations," said Mike Morgan, President of IMG, Inc. "Therefore, we are ceasing to accept new Affiliates."

"We'll continue to train and support our existing affiliates, Mr. Morgan explained.
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#5 UPDATE Employee

Update sent from WTA to members

AUTHOR: Lizzie - (U.S.A.)

World Traders Association has been forced to reduce its staff.
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#6 Consumer Comment

IMG - Stop posting rebuttals using other peoples names.. Coming soon....All the real peoples names, their aliases, and their home addresses & phone numbers.

AUTHOR: Donny - (U.S.A.)

I have read a few rebuttals on this site from people claiming to be affiliates who are just outraged at the bad rap that IMG is getting.

Well IMG, stop posting these bogus responses. Stop hiding and face the truth instead of playing games and trying to improve your self-image through non-existent people. What cowards.

Now this last guy responds to a WTA posting and is upset about how it affects IMG. So, among other things you admit that you know there is a connection between the two and their lies don't bother you?

Is is pathetically obvious that IMG has posted these rebuttals. To the people of IMG: Your whole business is going to crumble. Maybe you don't think so yet, but it's coming.

By the way, did you know that Scott Rinaldo aka Sheldon Fidler aka Jim Reed are the same person. Yes, these names are all aliases for one individual. All the IMG, WTA, TGC, Musketeer Partners people are investors who use false names. These people are not who you think they are.

This scam goes very very deep. But a class action is getting underway and their is so much evidence to bury these guys that everybody who has been burned will be happy to know that what goes around is about to come around.

Also, did you know that your IMG training materials were copied from a well respected company that is based in 4 continents and has been in business since 1946? Yes, that's right, your manuals are plagaiarized and the authors and publishers know about it. They actually have been investigating this fraud for awhile but they now have been given copies of the manuals and are going to be filing their own suit also.

Also, did you know that they paid around $500.00 for all the information in those manuals. Nothing like a 1500% mark-up when they sell them to you.

Coming soon....All the real peoples names, their aliases, and their home addresses & phone numbers. Now that ought to be fun

Yes that's right. A private investigator has been following them around and running license plates and doing background checks, etc. Soon, all this information will be revealed for all to see these people exposed for what they are.

Sheldon Fidler your 1st up to bat.

More later.
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#7 UPDATE Employee

What are you guys in IL doing?

AUTHOR: Andy - (U.S.A.)

Seems like all the members in Illinois have some serious trouble. I bet if you guys put as much effort into your business as you do here, you would be as successful as the rest of us.

And for your information, we (the members that work the business and do well) are not going to let you 6-7 unsuccessful members knock the rest of us down. IMG is a company that provides you with a real business and solid instruction. If you do the work, you can build a solid business.
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#8 Author of original report

Company Has Responded

AUTHOR: Mark - (U.S.A.)

The company has responded to my complaint and I look forward to getting this resolved soon.
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