Report: #1017586

Complaint Review: The Coaching Department

  • Submitted: Wed, February 20, 2013
  • Updated: Wed, February 20, 2013
  • Reported By: badabing — los angeles California United States of America
  • The Coaching Department
    1411 W. Business Park Drive Suite 101 Orem, UT 84
    United States of America

The Coaching Department, VIP Success Team, Ebay training, work at home, Internet

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: I'm Fighting Back!!!!

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I signed up for the site to hope to be able to make a living, and being a single mom, wants to take care of my child at home.  When Paul Gammell who was the director and his assistant, Troy, contacted me to see if I would qualify for their training program, which by the end of it I would be able to make $8000+ a month.  I would also get a program that is provided by Ebay that would allow me to search which item is the hottest seller and this program came from Ebay and they are the only one who has the contract with Ebay on this software.  They also said I would be able to access their 10,000 dropshippers.  Troy would asked about my credit cards and how much credit lines I have on them....It should have been red flag right there but I was hopeful.  So after telling them, Paul got on the line and try to assess me to see if I'm qualified to be in his training program which they only take 10-15  people a week. 

 After all the BS questions, I was qualified and then they told me it's cost $4595.00 and if I put on the credit card I only have to pay the minimum and they would make the first month minimum payment for me, and I should be able to start making money.  I was skeptical and Paul would take me to different websites to show a picture of some program with charts and prices of the Ebay program.  He toke me to a website called Online Business Bureau,, and showed me that they were recommended and have good rating with no complaints.  I was sold and toke the risk.  I didn't have the credit card with the most limit with me so they said I could put down a small portion to "hold" my spot since they only allow to take 10-15 people this week.  They were to call me back the next day, and even offer to be on a conference call with my credit card company to have a balance transfer or credit card check sent to them directly...

Overnight, I told a friend about it and he did some research and found The Coaching Department on and told me about it.  I read most of the review and felt like a sucker!  I called the told free number the next morning(877-454-0022) to tell them I want to cancel and they can give my spot to someone else and to refund my deposit.  Paul got online to try to convince me to stay.  I told him about and that I don't want to do business anymore and request the refund again.  He looked up the reviews while we're on the phone.  I again asked for the refund.  Paul got very aggressive and told me that I am not in charge here and that he is and I need to listen to him. He said to me is ran by thieves and liars and that if I believe them, that would make me a thief and a liar as well and that he doesn't want to work with me anymore and since I am now a thief and a liar, he's going to "Blacklist" me.  He continued yelling and calling me names that I finnally hung up on him and called my credit card company and request my card to be closed and dispute the charge they charged me.  I honestly don't know what he means by "blacklist" me.  

They have all my info and I'm afraid that they may try to hack into my email or bombard me with telemarketers.  I also filed a report with the, since their rating was the final thing that sold me.  If you're been mistreated by this company, you need to file your complaints with too not just here.  Hope this helps someone from getting into a nightmare of a company. 
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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

I'm Fighting Back!!!!

AUTHOR: MidwestSuckedIn - ()

I too have been taken for a great deal of money, not just from the 'business coaching services' but from the financial services, web hosting and drop shipping companies as well. They are all in it together so to me one is just as guilty as the other. I am going after ALL of them and filing complaints with numerous agencies(FTC, BBB UTAH, UTAH Div of Consumer Protection as well as my state Div of Consumer Protection). The more I think about it the angrier I get and I will NOT allow myself to be taken advantage of like this. I am also filing disputes through all of my credit card companies. I will keep you posted.

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