- Report: #163087
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Complaint Review: Berman Investment Group
Berman Investment Group1301 Dove St., Ste 870 Newport Beach, California U.S.A.
Berman Investment Group radio commercial sent me to site for FREE book & CD which had NO MENTION of additional CD's charged for Newport Beach California
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Never once in the transaction was there any information about receiving additional CD's, along with the free book and CD, that I would be charged for in 30 days if I didn't return them. It made me think that I would be so enamored with the advice he has to offer on the free material that I would come back to order additional material.
I received the book and several CD's in the mail. I didn't examine the internal paperwork because I was way too busy and I assumed it was the normal shipping purchase order you get inside of every shipment. Evidently that paperwork held the clue to my soon to be rip-off.
I thought the entire package was the "FREE" offer (a "$100 value" according to the offer!). Today I notice a transaction on my bank account for $99.90 - so much for FREE! In doing a search for information I found this site (Rip-off.com) and found out I'd been scammed and so were other people.
I also found a page on Bermans website that explains the 30 day return policy that I was clueless to. Of course I wasn't directed to that page originally because I wouldn't have taken the bait and neither would most people!
Colorado used to have a law that a consumer did not have to pay for unsolicited merchandise received. I don't know if that is still true.
Berman is very confident that you WILL BUY more of his material but not because he is such a profound teacher in business matters (the first CD is complete with "duh" advice!) but because he is a very sly con artist!!
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 11/02/2005 05:03 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Berman-Investment-Group/Newport-Beach-California-03560/Berman-Investment-Group-radio-commercial-sent-me-to-site-for-FREE-book-CD-which-had-NO-M-163087. 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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