This company through it's owner Paul Spivak sold me in Feb, 2007 an exclusive franchise opportunity for it's products to be sold in the states of Nebraska and Iowa. I invested my life savings of nearly $20,000 to buy this exclusive territory because the company was promoting itself through various franchise websites on the internet.
When I pointet out within 60 days that they had not provided the sales support, marketing and advertising support or product information that was promised to me, Mr. Paul Spivak cancelled my franchise and refused to refund my monies.
After speaking to an attorney I learned that the contract was totally in violation of the Federal and State Business Opportunity Act. Among other violations, he did not file disclosures, he promised income that he could not corroborate and did not give me a period to rescind the contract as required by law.
I have filed charges with the Ohio Attorney General's office, the BBB, the NE state dept of Banking and he has been instructed to rescind my contract and refund all of my monies plus expenses and legal fees. Mr. Spivak tells these agencies that he doesn't have to repay me because I slandered him! He ducks the calls and letters from all gov't agencies and either pretends that he didn't get the letters or that his attorney will call them back. The attorney never returns calls either. I have now been put in the position of having to find counsel in Ohio to file charges which has now cost me close to $8,000 to regain my $18,000 that he refuses to refund. I have learned that he has a history of bogus franchise deals under all kinds of names in Fl. PA, Ohio and has several judgements against him that he ignores.