• Report: #4879
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  • Submitted: Mon, April 09, 2001
  • Updated: Fri, May 18, 2001

  • Reported By:Phila pa
774 Manor Rd Suite 211B Staten Island, New York United States of America

THE ZAKEN COMPANY (TIRAN ZAKEN)HOW TO MAKE MONEY FROM HOME RIP-OFF *Rebuttal *Editors note *Consumer Advocate on the case
*UPDATE: Rip-off Report REVIEW many complaints posted by a competitor, new policies in place, easy refund policy, excellent business opportunity - Consumers can feel confident and secure when doing business with Zaken Corp

*0: ...it was a scam

*0: ..."I like this company very much" *Editors note... lol

*0: Mr.Zakens deceptive, non-responsive, and evasive ways of presenting his so-called (Quick-Sell Liquidation Business)

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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY SEEKERS BEWARE! Of a Full-Page ad that has been running in various Opportunity Magazines that I've been aware of since 1997. I was introduce by a friend about these money-making sources and he had seen this particular Ad many years prior to 1997. Unfortunately the two of us were naive to the point that we mistakely thought longevity meant credibility.

Mr. Zaken states in his Full-Page Ad that he's offering you a position as his personal associate in what he calls a fascinating and pecurliar profitable business by using his technique to accumulate rapid and substantial wealth. He says that this can be done all from your own home by just investing 2-6 hours a week and not having to spend a dime out of your pocket.

But just in case you're skeptical he tells you he will send you all the information free of charge for 31 days if you are interested in becoming independent and your own boss to just send him a $10.00 post-dated check. This will allow you to weigh and analyze the whole proposition, then and only if you're excited about his Wealth-Building-Opportunity he will guide you step-by-step like partners towards one goal only...to bring in Profits.

So at this point I sent for this great opportunity and received what I thought would be the total package which turned out to be his 23 page (Confidential Report on How To Use The Power of My Wealth-Building Technique And My Personal Association to Make $4,280 each month or Probably Much More.) Mr. Zakens report was loaded with promises enough to keep you salivated to want to know more. But on the first page I'd realize that he had conventiently left out the hidden cost to get this bussiness started it would cost you $148.00+tax for what he called his Risk-Free Inspection Request with a full No-Risk, Double Money Back Guarantee.

Now the (Confidential Report) of course read like the chance of a lifetime, that this was being offered to only the first 50 respondents to participate in a one-month-marketing test. You must agree to read the plan, work with him, give him your honest opinion of its usefulness, disclose precisely how much money it earned you, and agree to allow him to use your statement as a testimonial. Also would be included an $89 bonus that would show you how to earn up to $80,000 a year in addition of what you'd earn in working with him. This would be his compimentary gift just in case you weren't one of the 50 respondents it was only fair since you had given him your time and attention. You would be entitled to the bonus he said to soften your dissppointment, and of course your un-cashed check in return. Needless to say I never saw an $89 bonus.

Mr. Zaken supposely the owner of a company (QUICK-SELL-LIQUIDATORS) was offering you the job of a (Closeout Merchandise Finder) with his simple instructions all you would do is call, write, fax, or e-mail manufacturers, wholesalers, and other suppliers. This was a huge untapped market with risk of never having to spend any of you own money, you'd receive free gifts all year long beause this was one of the perks of the business, never sell , stock, or advertise anything you'd be gathering leads with the sources he'd direct and show you where to find. He would show you how to make Free Long Distance Calls all over the Country and never have a cent charged to your telephone bill. The most important and the biggest offer from Mr. Zaken was that he repeatly stated all through the manual that as his partner once he buys and closes the deal with the Seller he'd send you 50% of the Profits. He said his half is money he wouldn't have made if it weren't for my efforts.

Well after sending for the 148.00+tax Risk-Free Inspection Request which was an 89 page manual I guess symbolic for the $89 bonus gift I never received "Lol." I read it from cover to cover but the Clencher was that 50% Profits was no where to be found, Free Long Distance Calls ,or Free Perks. I immediatly e-mail Mr.Nick Lasorsa (General Manager) of QUICK -SELL-LIQUIDATORS who had sent me my welcome aboard letter asking him to direct me to the free call source. At that time I hadn't even realized the compensation issue. I must say the manual was very well written of course making Mr. Zaken appear to be an expert in the exciting field of Liquidation that you didn't grasp all the important facts. Well any way Mr. Lasorsa immediatly replied by directing me the 800AT&T Directory, www.thomasregister, Directory of US Importers., and to shop around for the cheapest Long Distance Company. Huh? What happen to the never incurring a long distance bill? At this point I started thinking about all the slick deceptive ploys thats going on with this company so I send another e-mail both addressed to Nick Lasorsa and Mr. Zakens asking for subtantiation of company statistics of growth, current business size, financial stability, and a bona-fide Business Contractual Agreement. Needless to say I was ignored. After a reasonable amount of time, I faxed the two of them requesting a refund of all monies paid and that I didnt want to hear that I hadn't tried the business for 31 days because, it was crazy that he had the nerver to think I was going to work for nothing. I also told him that I would do everything in my power to expose his shrewed shoddy business tactics.

Although, I did immediatly receive my refund things still have not sat well with me. I was in the process of ordering a Voice-mail box, sending to him for Letterheads, Envelopes, Business Cards and his Manufactures Directory all at the tune of $300.00. He did say that the directory wasn't mandatory but for a professional business appearance the Stationary was needed. I feel that I have been Ripped-Off wasted time, energy and hope of being part of a Liquidation business and insulted that he prosposed such a scheming scam. I could have possibably ruin my reputation had I started contacting these manufactures, wholesalers, and suppliers. Just think how scandalous that could have been. My concern is mainly for the individuals that did'nt get there money back because they're to embarrased or not aware of how to approach a situation like this. These Business Opportunities need to be put out of operation because they can jepordize families, self esteem, trust and even suicide for some. Mr. Zakens has been running this Full-Page Ad for years and banks on people just chalking this up as a loss or like my friend who has order the full package but has tossed it to the side and never read it. If this information doesn't put Mr. Zakens out of business at the least maybe it will decrease his sales because the information given here he charges you for.

By the way Mr. Zakens operates under 6-7 addresses including faxes, e-mails, and ordering numbers. I wonder why?

Any responses will be welcomed. Would love to hear if someone else has had an experience with this company.



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#1 0

...it was a scam

AUTHOR: - ()

This email is a rebuttal to RipOff #4879.
It was sent by Keisha Longwell at keisha@longwell.net.

THE ZAKEN COMPANY (TIRAN ZAKEN)HOW TO MAKE MONEY FROM HOME RIP-OFF *Rebuttal *Editors note *Consumer Advocate on the case (#4879)

They filed the following rebuttal to the above Rip-Off Report:

Their email: keisha@longwell.net
Their name: Keisha Longwell

Their relationship to the company: Consumer Suggestion

I ordered the package from the Zaken Company last month. I wasn't sure I was going to get it at all, and received it one day before the 30 trial period was up. So, that $10 is lost and gone forever. (He waited till the post dated date on my check to send my info.)

I too was assuming to get the whole package for $10, but only got their "great deal" for $148 + tax to get the real thing. What a crock! I almost bought into it. I was going to mail him the money!

My husband and I talked it over and he told me it was a scam. I tried to tell him it sounded real. I told him, to be fair, I would at least check it out on the internet. I am so glad that I did! I'm very glad I didn't pay in to
get the program! If you guys need any of my help to go after this jerk, let me know. I may have only lost $10 but that's enough to make me mad.

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..."I like this company very much" *Editors note... lol

AUTHOR: - ()

This email is a rebuttal to RipOff #4879.

It was sent by Joseph Alagier at JA@aol.com.


They filed the following rebuttal to the above Rip-Off Report:

Their email: JA@aol.com

Their name: Joseph Alagier

Their relationship to the company: Supporter


I've been associate of THE ZAKEN COMPANY for the past 3 month. I have purchased their money making program on 1/28/01 and received it 5 days later. I liked everything I read and started applying Mr. Zaken's technique right away.

Mr. Zaken clearly explained how to go about locating closeout

merchandise and send the leads over to him once I find merchandise. He also promised to pay me 50% of the profits once his company sells the merchandise I locate.

Within 4 days of contacting companies Mr.Zaken suggested I call in his manual, I located 13,000 earings the company wanted to get rid of. I contacted mr Zaken's company (quick-sell Liquidators) and turned over the information to them. 22 days later I received a check from THE ZAKEN COMPANY for $7,363.00. Mr. Zaken has a great program and does (from my experience in dealing with him) stands by his word.

Perhaps some people give up before giving Mr. Zaken a chance to prove his program works, and then complain that they've been taken advantage of.

In fact, Mr. Zaken repeatedly stresses in his litarature that "nothing works unless you work". I like this company very much and never had any problem with them. I work with THE ZAKEN COMPANY'S employees by phone and enjoy dealing with everyone there.

::::::::::EDITORS NOTE: badbusinessbureau.com has received 4 other supportive complaints about this companies ways of doing business. In our opinion this REBUTTAL was either written by the company or a friend. lol

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Mr.Zakens deceptive, non-responsive, and evasive ways of presenting his so-called (Quick-Sell Liquidation Business)

AUTHOR: - ()

This email is a rebuttal to RipOff #4879.

It was sent by Denise McCullough at theunderdog@stories.com.


They filed the following rebuttal to the above Rip-Off Report:

Their email: theunderdog@stories.com

Their name: Denise McCullough

Their phone number: 215-724-4145

Their relationship to the company: Advocate


I am an Advocate for the Consumers that are victimized by this company.

"My oh my " Mr. Alagier it good to know that there are still people out there who operate on the Biblical Concept Blind Faith (like sheep led astray in a pasture).

If you had really grasp the obvious reason for my Rip-Off Complaint you would have known that giving up on Mr.Zakens program had nothing to do with not allowing it to prove itself.

Mr.Zakens deceptive, non-responsive, and evasive ways of presenting his so-called (Quick-Sell Liquidation Business) is what persuaded, and prompted mistrust in his character and integrity. However, inspite of the first clear lie I encountered (Re: to Free Long Distance Calls and never having to spend a penny out of pocket).

I still was willing to pursue the business after Mr. Nick Lasorsa supposedly General Manager who I believe may be.... AKA/Tiran Zaken had informed me to get a cheap Long Distance

Company. Oh and I do have every letter of correspondence to Mr. Zaken and Mr. Lasorsa which shows prove how they ignored me when I began to ask for documentation of the Company Growth, Longevity of Business, and a Bona-fide Contractual Payment Agreement before I would proceed to go any further.

"Mr. Alagier "should I an average consumer be faulted for

presenting such common ordinary questions that any proud business owner would be glad to answer such as ,stating how long ones Company has been in business?

If Mr. Zaken is so reputable how come on the Internet (under Liquidators his company there's nothing to be found except for one e-mail address. I've inquired to the site Inforocket.com and was told that the concern with "The Zaken Company" is the unavailability of a phone number and the fact of not being able to locate any information about" Tiran Zaken " and

that if I was still interested in pursuing what the Zaken Company had to offer they d suggest that I investigate it further.

Well Mr. Alagier most likely AKA/Tiran Zaken Company / friend/associate "lol". How about verifying some proof of that $7,363.00? If Mr. Zakens Company is a (legitimate company then explain to me why then, as I stated in my complaint in reference to the 23 page (Confidential Report), did he feel such a need to stress the compensation issue? He stated as his personal Associate/ Closeout Liquidator Finder, continual reference to

50% of the profits. But once he'd gotten your $148.00+tax fee for the start-up package it is at this point, there's never again mentioned 50% or any payment for your service and efforts in the business.

Please if there are any supporters out there for Mr. Zakens Company that can substantiate that this is a legally registered Business with such industries as Chambers of Commerce, Thomas Register, Federal Trades Commission etc? "Not until then will I feel that the everyday consumer should feel comfortable in being subjected to their insidious operating tactics.

"Come on guys what are you hiding"?

Oh and please lets not forget about that victimized consumer who filed a report on 4/8/01 with the badbusinessbureau.com stating how they had been taken for $162.00. Also Mr. Alagier I am forwarding all correspondence and materials in my possession concerning the Quick-Sell- Liquidators Company to the badbusinessbureau.com/Rip-Off -c/c the Editor and staff.

I believe Ed and his staff is the most qualified individual to investigate this situation at the present time.



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