ED Magedson – Founder
Prestige Management - pmi2000.com1 Country Club Edwardsville, Illinois United States of America
My experience fell right in line with all of the other complaints about this company. I have no idea why I didn't bother to do some quick internet research BEFORE I paid them $1,000 to set appointments for me.
Here is how their gimmick worked on me.... Prestige Management called me and sold me a cheap "list". I can't say for certain that the list I bought was bogus, but there was certainly nothing that would convince me it wasn't. Shortly after I bought the list I was called by someone from Interactive Strategies, a sister company of Prestige. A very nice person told me that they have an 8-12% success rate calling the people on these lists and setting face to face appointments either in my office or at the prospect's house.
They do a great job of being positive and setting your expectations very high. They told me that they were back-logged because of all the repeat customers so I needed to give them my credit card right away to get me in the 'queue' for calling. They quickly sent me the contract to sign. The contract conveniently adds "call backs" to their definition of an "appointment". I mistakenly signed everything because I wanted to get going.
As you might expect, the only thing I ever received were a handful of these bogus "call backs" where they claim the prospect agreed to set a specific time and date for me to call them to set a face to face appointment. I did not get a single legitimate 'call back', much less an ACTUAL APPOINTMENT! These prospects claimed to never have spoken to anyone, or told the caller specifically not to have anyone call back, or it was simply a disconnected phone number. Basically just a bunch of garbage.
Complaints to customer service and management were completely ignored. At best this company is completely incompetent and mismanaged .... at worst they are outright fraudulent crooks. Either way, you simply want to stay away!!!
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