ED Magedson – Founder
PMI -Professional Marketing International - Auctions For Income360 Technology Court Lindon, Utah United States of America
PMI - Professional Marketing International - Auctions For Income Fraud Identity theft Ripoff and Con artists comes to mind when I hear PMI Lindon Utah
I hope this report finds you all well. I stumbled upon this website and I am so thankful that I did, well thankful and frightened. Now that I have read some of the feedback that all of you have given on PMI or whatever they want to call themselves these days, I'm sure they are working on a new name and address as I speak. I obviously have had a run in with these sleazy, despicable, scum bags myself and feel like a total fool, and I see that I have a lot of company that probably feels the same way.
I also bought the infamous Auctions for Income Materials, as a means to make some additional money to assist my small disability check. I have been disabled for 5 years and thought that this might be something that my husband and I could manage doing, but I too got suckered in. I purchased my Auctions for Income kit in early August of 2005 and a few months later had a charge appear on my credit card statement for Easy Track Payment Services out of Montreal, whom I did not recognize and had know knowlege of having authorized them to charge me for anything, nor did I receive anything from them.
So I called my credit card company and stated this to them and had to dispute it and it eventually was taken off my card. Then I kept getting these phone calls that I did not answer for months that came up on my caller ID as PMI, and I am on the National Do Not Call Registry. Eventually I answered one of their calls just to get them to stop bothering me, and boy are they slick. A Mr. Dale started smooth talking his way in, by stating that they were a Coaching/Mentoring Co. that works with Dave Espino's students and ended up talking me into arranging an appointment time when my husband would be home to hear their pitch(this was on 2/21/2006).
We reached an agreeable time later that evening, so he called back at the agreed upon time and started laying it on us thick with really high pressure sales techniqes and before I knew it my husband had agreed to this purchase. I couldn't believe it, as he is a seasoned skeptic about anything like this for good reason, this is a prime example of why to be that way. My husband thought that this is what I wanted, and had said yes only to make me happy I guess.
Well they hit us up for $4975.00, it is really funny how the amount varies from person to person isn't it? Well we immediately started talking about this large purchase right away after getting off the phone(the call lasted for about 2 and 1/2 hrs. and he had told me originally it would take 20 minutes when I set the appointment up), and decided that we wanted out of this right now! Thank God that I had asked him what PMI stood for during the phone call and they had told us also where they were located, so after already deciding to cancel this we went on the web and looked them up on the BBB. Boy that was a reality check, it scared both of us to death. We agreed that night that I would call them the next morning and cancel, and thought that wouldn't be a problem because they had told us that we had the right to rescind for up to 3 days after receiving their invoice in the mail(which we didn't receive for over a week later).
I also drafted a letter to rescind to them that very night mailed it overnight mail and certified so that they would have to sign for it(and so we would have proof that they got it(this was 2/22/2006). When I called the next day to rescind I reached a Mr. John Carpenter(whom actually executed the sale the night before after Dale already had us hooked)and he was really nasty and I told him what we had found out about them on the BBB and that we wanted to rescind and he told me that I would have to call this gal named Emily and I did and then she said that the Resolutions Department would have to contact me, which they never did.
Anyway, I thought that I had covered my butt pretty good with the letter and that they wouldn't dare put that charge through after having documentation of my cancellation. Boy was I wrong, I got my statement for March and there it was a charge for the entire amount of $4975.00 charged on 3/6/2006(which means after I called and rescinded and sent a certified letter the next day also, they still went ahead and sent that charge through fraudulently way after the fact). So once again, I called my credit card company and they told me to fill out the form to guess what? dispute this charge as well). I forgot to mention that during the sales pitch phone call from PMI, they came out and admitted that the people in Dave Espino's Infomercial only reap that kind of success by receiving their mentoring services and that everyone in those Infomercials are telling the truth, that they have to, that it's against the law for them to misrepresent their product or services. Isn't that a Hoot!
If this wasn't so d**n distressing and ridiculous, I would laugh. But right now, I don't feel much up for a good belly laugh. I, like the rest of you am utterly distraught with worry. I'm not a lawyer, but I do believe that this constitutes fraud with intent, identity theft, and a whole list of things not to mention the mental anguish that your put through. My credit card Co. also told me to contact the BBB, which I am and to talk to an attorney. So yes, I am up for a class action suit against them and will ban together with the rest of you to do it. Let's put these freakin people out of business, so that they can't harm anyone else. Buyer's beware!!!!!!!!
Also be Afraid, be very Afraid, they will come looking for you, you don't even have to approach them. They will hunt you down in your own home, minding your own business. They only have one thing on their minds, MONEY! and will do anything to get it, even if it is illegal,underhanded, and down right unlawful! I'm afraid of what they will do next with my credit card# with the special 3 digit code on the back, I am truly afraid to get my next statement. Oh by the way, did I mention that I didn't receive any goods or services for this outrageous and enormous charge, not even a phone call from their resolutions dept.,much less a single mentoring session! Bend over and lube up people,your going to need it, they will seek you out and find you.
Jan Kalamazoo, Michigan
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 03/20/2006 03:23 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/pmi-professional-marketing-international-auctions-for-income/lindon-utah-84042/pmi-professional-marketing-international-auctions-for-income-fraud-identity-theft-ripo-182142. 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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