GW Consulting, LLC ripoff! Ormond Beach Florida
On or about July of 2003 I received an e-mail solicitation to go to a particular website, and make money cause the emailer did. I did so and came upon workingtowardswealth site. After reading the information I felt drawn to this ad and the potential to make a great deal of money, from home. I was particularly drawn to the statement that included the term Cash Machine and how I could use my computer to earn a lot of money while away from my desk or office.
I payed the $19.00 fee, fully expecting to be receiving a kit or a phone call. In a few days I did receive a phone call from their salesman (I think Jonathan was his name). I asked him if I was going to get something for the payment I made and he asked me a few questions which included Was I self employed. I told him I was and he immediately told me that I was now eligible for the advanced system, which was the IPSS super system. He said that this software would allow me to reach our to literally millions of people everday, around the world with advertising and would be in business in just a matter of days, if I bought now.
Cost of the system was $3,500.00 and I could not afford that. He then asked if I had a credit card and I did. He then told me that if my limit was high enough to cover the investment, I would be earning the payoff amount by the time the first payment was due. He said that I would be able to reach millions of customers with days of our conversation, guranteed. He said he couldn't guarantee that I would be rich, but that he could guarantee that I would reach enough customers every hour to make a successful business a reality.
I was in need of a method of earning income, as I was currently operating a small business of my own without an income. The salesman convinced me that the IPSS would be the answer to my marketing needs and I could market my own products and services to the whole world.
I told him that if this was so I would invest in a new computer and start this home business from scratch. He said that I would receive my IPSS a few days after I made the payment of $3500.00. I would also be receiving all the necessary support and information to get my new business off the ground. I told him that it was very important that I start getting revenue from this business with in the first thirty days of my payment, cause I needed to repay the credit card payment. He reassured me that this would not be a problem and that he would have the system shipped over night.
After making the payment I waited for the system. Three weeks had gone by and I had not received my IPSS. I called the company and they said that it was in the mail. I asked why it was not shipped over night and was told that it was to costly and the items were being sent through standard delivery and that explained the delay.
I received the system 3 weeks after purchase. In the meantime I purchased a New Dell Computer XP (cost: $750+). The sales person did tell me that as long as the system was XP there would be no problems. However, when I recvied the system I could not activate it until I faxed them a signed copy of an agreement that I would not ask for a REFUND. I did not see this as a problem, as I was convinced that the software would make me a marketing success over night. But, I needed to get revenue going right away, so I signed.
Very long story short... This is December 2003 and I still do not have a marketing (IPSS) system that has allowed me to reach the so called millions of customers. The IPSS they sent me was mal functioning so they had to send me a second one and that system failed also.
In the process of trying to determine the problem with the IPSS, I was told that it had to be my computer. They checked my computer by proxy and found nothing wrong. They then said that it was my service provider. I had just purchased DSL for this new business and they thought it was the problem.
But, I also had roadrunner in my home so I tested it on that system and I had the same problem. Then then asked me to ship my computer to Florida and they wanted to check it. I told them that their sales information said that my XP would work, but nothing worked properly.
They had one Technician from Florida working with me for weeks. Then they had a TECH in Spain working with me for weeks. This was John D. and he got frustrated and couldn't figure out what the problem was. So much so that suddenly one day I couldn't reach him any more. He disappeared and showed up in Florida a week or so later. I have not been helped since... More so I have been neglected and avoided.
I have not made a single DIME from this investment. G W Consulting has tried to work with me and my computer to get this IPSS system to work properly and it has failed. They also built two web sites for me (At cost) that would generate sales online. But, not a single inquiry has been generated from that effort either.
I have also had to purchase related services that total well over an additional $1,500.00 and am still paying for these services and the IPSS and GW Consulting has not been able to get my business off the ground.
I have documentation from GW Consulting stating We apologize that we have not been able to get your business off the ground, but have patience.
I was told that I would be in business within the first thirty days and six months later, I STILL HAVE NO BUSINESS..
My patience has run out and I have made a request for re-imbursement of only my intitial investment and the cost of the merchant account services.
Now it seems that my emails aren't reaching them and NO ONE returns my phone calls. I have asked the president of the company to call me and no one has returned a call.
This complaint has a lot more information, than what I have been able to enter on this report. I have months of documented communication with this firm.
I have decided that I will now pursue all of my financial losses and attempt to recover potential earnings. This firm was very deceptive in their sales and failed to deliver the working tools that could have put me in business.
I have to commend their efforts to correct the problem, But I gathered from several conversations with their staff, that this system and their sales program was faily new and any adjustments or corrections were made on an AS YOU NEED basis. Great for them, but bad for someone like me who is told that if I pay well over $4,000 I will be in business in days and making money.
Roy F. Brooks, Jr.
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