• Report: #62824

Complaint Review: World Traders Association

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  • Submitted: Sat, July 05, 2003
  • Updated: Fri, July 11, 2003

  • Reported By:pittsburgh Pennsylvania
World Traders Association
12843 Sylmar BLVD Sylmar, California U.S.A.

World Traders Association - AKA United Traders Association ripped off and scammed, ripoff business from hell, abused & mistreated Sylmar California, Las Vegas

*Consumer Suggestion: Just looking for the TRUTH!

*Consumer Suggestion: Just looking for the TRUTH!

*Consumer Suggestion: Just looking for the TRUTH!

*Author of original report: Response to Tammy.....

*Consumer Suggestion: Finding Truth...

*Consumer Suggestion: Finding Truth...

*Consumer Suggestion: Finding Truth...

*Consumer Suggestion: Weekend at the Movies

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This company claims to have 20+ complaints to date.

There are currently 13 complaints via the BBB

and several complaints to the FTC...

Visit: http://www.ftc.gov/foia/worldtradersassociation.pdf

***The Attorney General of CA was eager to hear my complaint!***

They've lied, cheated, and disrespected their own members, are you one of them? I am, and I plan to take action!!!

Don't you get enraged knowing that you thought you took all the appropiate steps to make sure this company's offerings were legit?

Their ads in on websites and in Entrepreneur magazine state:
"We Will Provide You With Clients" - Beware this is a false statement, and only one part of their misrepresentation(s).

Like others have expressed, they give you a list of disconnected, wrong numbers, and angry business owners who have been called numerous times because WTA gives the same cold call sheets to all their members. The contract doesn't include telemarketing!!!

What about the hands on training support??? That's a laugh, what they spread out over a couple of weeks of useful time (now wasted), can be learned in a day. The trainers don't even know answers to simple questions, such as shipping terms, requirements, and take them days to ask someone else then call you back, when you've figured it out on your own, or even forgot what question you asked.

They also list merchandise that they don't have, or didn't take off of their member website when it was sold out....

The merchandise they offer to it's members is priced at retail not below retail as they claim, I have a better chance of going to GABES and finding the same brand names for about $5 cheaper...

For those of you who've readjusted your work lifestlye, lost a large sum of money and spent hours calling and faxing only to realize that you've been scammed....do I really need to continue???

For those who wanted to find out more about WTA....

Don't Invest in this Company!!!
They are sneaky and professional con artist.....
Don't worry though in life "What Comes Around Goes Around!"

They've also created a new website at: www.wtraders4.com

Legally Blonde
Las Vegas, Nevada
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/05/2003 11:03 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/World-Traders-Association/Sylmar-California-91342/World-Traders-Association-AKA-United-Traders-Association-ripped-off-and-scammed-ripoff-62824. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Consumer Suggestion

Just looking for the TRUTH!

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

I wasn't going 'off the handle', but am just trying to find the truth. I would like to believe you, but I am not able to find the same information that you are. If you could supply your email address, and we could talk specifics, it would be appreciated.

I have read to many posts that were falsely positive, as well as many that were falsely negative to believe anything until I can find some 'evidence' one way or another from a third party (not the company or posters).

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#2 Consumer Suggestion

Just looking for the TRUTH!

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

I wasn't going 'off the handle', but am just trying to find the truth. I would like to believe you, but I am not able to find the same information that you are. If you could supply your email address, and we could talk specifics, it would be appreciated.

I have read to many posts that were falsely positive, as well as many that were falsely negative to believe anything until I can find some 'evidence' one way or another from a third party (not the company or posters).

Thanks,
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#3 Consumer Suggestion

Just looking for the TRUTH!

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

I wasn't going 'off the handle', but am just trying to find the truth. I would like to believe you, but I am not able to find the same information that you are. If you could supply your email address, and we could talk specifics, it would be appreciated.

I have read to many posts that were falsely positive, as well as many that were falsely negative to believe anything until I can find some 'evidence' one way or another from a third party (not the company or posters).

Thanks,
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#4 Author of original report

Response to Tammy.....

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

Understand the purpose of this site, before you go off the handle! This site allows users to convey positive or negative experiences with various companies; without being retaliated against, they do have our personal info.

I've had a terrible experience with WTA and I have a right to inform potential investors. You do what you want with your money, I wish that we didn't waste precious time, money, and effort to be left with a big fat ZERO.

I've personal contacted a rep at the CA ATO, and received a phone call back concerning WTA's status as a SAMP. If you want the contacts number, respond with your email address. I also called the BBB and was told that they have an unsatisfactory record and currently have 13 complaints. And through my weekly contacts with other members I have no doubt to the truth of the matter.

Daaaaaaa, of course WTA is not going to say negative things about themselves, they want you to invest. If your really interested in this type of business goto Borders, Barnes & Nobles and do the research yourself, you don't need WTA as the middle man, plus after I became a member of WTA, I found out other ways to do the same thing at a fraction of their price. If you do decide to invest w/them, make sure you contact other members other than the list of names that they give to you.
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#5 Consumer Suggestion

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

Dear Legally Blonde,

I have been checking this company out thoroughly and have found some contradictions and misleading statements in your letter. To start, WTA did tell me that they do have around 20 unhappy members, but over 450 successful, working members. That makes a success rate of over 95% - not even McDonalds can beat that. I also talked to the BBB, and they couldn't find the 13 complaints you referenced. Along the same lines, I read the reports on the FTC, which are mostly inquires on the company (not complaints) and even a few complaints on other companies - which shows me that the FTC doesn't even read these reports prior to publishing. I also called the AG in CA, and they didn't know what I was talking about when I inquired about WTA. As for your Entrepreneur quote, please let me know the issue, as the one I have says they will assist you in getting clients. When I talked to WTA directly, they vigorously denied that the leads are of the quality you stated. And as for the training, to create over 450 successful members, the training must be extensively hands on. As for your comments on pricing, WTA said that if anyone finds products for less than what they are offering, let them know they will buy and give you a commission.

When I showed them your post, they said they couldn't tell who you where since you were being anonymous, but that you were either one of those 20 to 25 unhappy members, or a competitor.

Either way, I would like to know. I feel confident with the answers I found on my own and those given by WTA to disregard your letter, but I would like an email from you, if you are not a competitor.

Thanks,
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#6 Consumer Suggestion

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

Dear Legally Blonde,

I have been checking this company out thoroughly and have found some contradictions and misleading statements in your letter. To start, WTA did tell me that they do have around 20 unhappy members, but over 450 successful, working members. That makes a success rate of over 95% - not even McDonalds can beat that. I also talked to the BBB, and they couldn't find the 13 complaints you referenced. Along the same lines, I read the reports on the FTC, which are mostly inquires on the company (not complaints) and even a few complaints on other companies - which shows me that the FTC doesn't even read these reports prior to publishing. I also called the AG in CA, and they didn't know what I was talking about when I inquired about WTA. As for your Entrepreneur quote, please let me know the issue, as the one I have says they will assist you in getting clients. When I talked to WTA directly, they vigorously denied that the leads are of the quality you stated. And as for the training, to create over 450 successful members, the training must be extensively hands on. As for your comments on pricing, WTA said that if anyone finds products for less than what they are offering, let them know they will buy and give you a commission.

When I showed them your post, they said they couldn't tell who you where since you were being anonymous, but that you were either one of those 20 to 25 unhappy members, or a competitor.

Either way, I would like to know. I feel confident with the answers I found on my own and those given by WTA to disregard your letter, but I would like an email from you, if you are not a competitor.

Thanks,
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#7 Consumer Suggestion

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

Dear Legally Blonde,

I have been checking this company out thoroughly and have found some contradictions and misleading statements in your letter. To start, WTA did tell me that they do have around 20 unhappy members, but over 450 successful, working members. That makes a success rate of over 95% - not even McDonalds can beat that. I also talked to the BBB, and they couldn't find the 13 complaints you referenced. Along the same lines, I read the reports on the FTC, which are mostly inquires on the company (not complaints) and even a few complaints on other companies - which shows me that the FTC doesn't even read these reports prior to publishing. I also called the AG in CA, and they didn't know what I was talking about when I inquired about WTA. As for your Entrepreneur quote, please let me know the issue, as the one I have says they will assist you in getting clients. When I talked to WTA directly, they vigorously denied that the leads are of the quality you stated. And as for the training, to create over 450 successful members, the training must be extensively hands on. As for your comments on pricing, WTA said that if anyone finds products for less than what they are offering, let them know they will buy and give you a commission.

When I showed them your post, they said they couldn't tell who you where since you were being anonymous, but that you were either one of those 20 to 25 unhappy members, or a competitor.

Either way, I would like to know. I feel confident with the answers I found on my own and those given by WTA to disregard your letter, but I would like an email from you, if you are not a competitor.

Thanks,
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#8 Consumer Suggestion

Weekend at the Movies

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

Sounds like someone has watched Legally Blonde one to many times?

Maybe you should check your roots!
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