• Report: #133235
Complaint Review:

The Global Connection

  • Submitted: Mon, February 28, 2005
  • Updated: Thu, March 31, 2005

  • Reported By:Goshen Indiana
The Global Connection
7950 E. Acoma Drive Scottsdale, Arizona U.S.A.

The Global Connection work at home ripoff Scottsdale Arizona

*Consumer Comment: Big Club -- Many Members!

*Consumer Comment: FTC Receivership The Global Connection, also with sister companies, United Traders, World Traders,

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In mid December, 2004, I utilized Google's search engine to find a home based business opportunity in the wholesale/surplus domestic distribution and import/export industry. One of the opportunities I found was with The Global Connection of Scottsdale, Arizona. I made contact with TGC and talked to a recruiter named George Garrigus of California.

After exchanging several e-mails and telephone calls with George, George released the names and telephone numbers of several TGC affiliates. I called and talked to all of the affiliates.

Then, on January, 11th 2005 I sent a check to TGC for $3,975 to become an affiliate. In exchange for the $3975.00 I was to receive over 3000 pages of reference and training materials, complete hands on training in the set up and on-going operation of an affiliate's business, interactive training with a personal mentor, toll free telephone and fax communication for the training, and much more.

When TGC received my check, I was contacted by a TGC representative named Karen; I do not know her last name. Karen's job was to help new affiliates set up their home offices and to make sure that all paperwork was done properly. I completed and submitted, via fax and e-mail, my paperwork for TGC to Karen on Friday January, 28th 2005.

After I submitted my paperwork I attempted to call Karen at TGC, but I could not reach her so I left a message. Karen never returned my phone call. As a result, on Friday evening I began to worry.

Then, on Monday morning January, 31 2005 I called TGC and received a busy signal. Throughout the remainder of the day and the week I attempted to call Karen and George numerous times but every time I called, I relieved a busy signal. In addition, I wrote and sent numerous e-mail messages and never received a response. Also, I immediately called all of the affiliates on the list that I had received from George.

On Monday January, 31st approximately half of them disconnected their telephone service and the other half refused to return my messages. I was only able to make contact with one affiliate. An affiliate who claims to lives in Australia. It was a short conversation, he was in a horrible mood and he would not divulge any information. Then, a few days later he disconnected his telephone too. To this day, February, 24 2005 I have not been contacted my any TGC representative or affiliate.

If anyone has any information as to what happened to The Global Connection or if anyone has any information about any of the people listed below, please contact me immediately. Thank You!

President of TGC: Shannon Holden
Representative of TGC: Karen
Recruiter for TGC: George Garrigus of California and formally of Indiana
Affiliates of TGC: Jodi Aron of Texas
John Allan of New Jersey
Ann Baily of South Carolina
Coruy Fields of Pennsylvania
Bill George of Florida
Bob Passman of California
Trevor Manning of Texas
Brandon Miller of New York
Andrea Solomon of New York
Patty Sommers of Colorado
John Weston of Australia

The Global Connection
13610 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85254

The Global Connection
7950 East Acoma Drive
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260



Phone (800) 475-8170
(800) 673-7969
Fax (800) 473-1622

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#1 Consumer Comment

Big Club -- Many Members!

AUTHOR: Ron - (U.S.A.)

The Global Connection & World Traders -- scam.
Same company & same People "work" at both!

Even their list of "associates" are much the same!!
I was given a list of 11 World Traders associates to call and check out the success stories for myself. Yes, I was scammed too.

Now I see several names on your Global Connection associate list that were also on my World trader associate list!

I fell for the World Traders song & Dance in 2003 and I am still making bank loan payments for the experience.
I paid $6,990.00 for this royal treatment.
(my rip-off report was filed 4/2/03).

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#2 Consumer Comment

FTC Receivership The Global Connection, also with sister companies, United Traders, World Traders,

AUTHOR: Mike - (U.S.A.)

The Global Connection, also with sister companies, United Traders, World Traders,
International Merchandise Group, Transglobal, Musketeer Partners, Fullfillment Options, etc, etc have been placed into receivership by the Federal Trade Commission. You may have indeed been on the last to be bilked. You need to proceed to www.ftc.org to file a complaint and get more detailed information. There are also numerous entries under the above named "businesses." Sorry, but it is a great big club.
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