I am not victim of this company. A friend of mine is (Bob). He entered into a contract w/ IP&R in 11/06. He too was promised very similar services (professional), and had the same problems as the rest of you. They ended up getting him for around $24 thousand. Much of which he took out of his annuity.
This company or the people in it has profited on your hard earned money. It is not only the money, but your hope for success. I am sure this has affected all of you w/ your finances, emotions, way of thinking about this world etc.
This company has relied on you (the small people) to back down. Well lets try a little. I have been doing a little research. Check out the FTC website (Federal Trade Commission). Bob and I have made a report there.
Make sure to do that as well, be sure to include all 3 of this companies names.
See the FTC went through this with a company called IPD in 2007. This company promised very similar services to 17,000 consumers (inventors) totaling around $60 million in fees with a 0% success rate for they inventors.
I did not research they outcome of the charges, but at least we know the FTC frowns at this type of "buisness".
So while you are on this website (FTC & ripoff) make sure to look up that company (IPD).
Upon doing different searches I looked up marketing fraud. This search brought up a couple interesting sites.
FBI website where you can also file a complaint.... and should And a site nationalinventorfraudcenter or NIFC. This site was very helpful.
This site gives general advice on getting your money back. Make sure and check it out.It also will give you a list of invenor clubs across the U.S which is where you join with other inventors to learn the know on patents and inventions.
So the NIFC says that you should make a report w/ your attorney general. I think it would be wise to do that w/ californias attorney general as well.
So with Bobs complaint on IP&R I think that brings the total reports on this site to 12. Think of how many people may not have a computer or know about this site. How many people has this company done this to?
We need to stop thinking of it as my experience and think of it as our experience w/ these twisted people.
I am confident that with technology our story could be heard. Think about the time it took you to make that money or better yet the time it will take you to make that money again.
Go to media websites. If they have a story box put ours in.Do not make it seem as if it is just you that has been taken advantage of, use they other report #s on ripoff as levrage as well.
*Ed Report: #333222
*Bill Report: #313969
*Pat Report: #283378
*Scott Report: #238598
*Anthony Report: #241288
*Roseanne Report: #239377
*Ollie Report: #231587
*Cheryl Report: #311059
*Jerry Report: #243351
*Tim Report: #288716
I am determined, but I need help or at least feedback, thoughts, advice, opinions.
That is about all I can fit in now. Please get back with me.