Joined up with ITV Ventures May 2008 because after trying many home businesses since having to leave my telephone company job because of disability, and just being eligible for a small govt disability allowance, was heartened by the idea of sharing in the millions of dollars of TV advertising revenue ITV was offering, as found I could not compete with 'the big guys' without having a substantial advertising budget to work with myself.
I really thought it was a revolutionary concept and that these guys were great to want to help people like this and make America's economy stronger, what with all the outsourcing going on.
Well, after spending SO MUCH just to get started (I wasted half of my husband's tax return money and just cringe each time I think about it!), I could not get the system to work and let me take the tests, or join the HAP Program, so that I could get started taking calls.
As time went on, waiting long lengths for callbacks from customer service, and getting no where with them, I just couldn't keep up with the numerous monthly expenditures expected of the IBO's to stay eligible and had to just back out (which they did NOT make it easy to do, and never refunded anything that was promised, although I was asking for just a portion after my phone messages were ignored and they kept debiting my bank account), without ever having been able to make a dime.
Now I am shocked to read here that Donald Barrett & Kevin Trudeau are such lying weasels ... imagine them doing drugs and having sex in the office while ripping us all off!! They should definitely be prosecuted!!
Please let me know if there is any kind of lawsuit being brought against them and I will certainly cooperate! I lost upwards toward $1,000 which I can ill afford and am still feeling the pinch from, and I am truly sorry for my fellow complainants as well, some of whom lost much more! It's really shameful of these rats and they should be forced to reimburse us all!
I always check Ripoff Report before trying a home business, and do not know why there was nothing there about ITV back then, as I now see some complaints stemming from before the date I joined, or I NEVER WOULD have joined. I figured they were legit and trustworthy because of the absence of reports at the time.
Rockaway Beach, New York