• Report: #293224
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Transam Associates

  • Submitted: Thu, December 20, 2007
  • Updated: Sat, August 13, 2011

  • Reported By:Roanoke Virginia
Transam Associates
Internet U.S.A.

Transam Associates Some people are just looking for someone else to blame Internet

*General Comment: Would like to sell me their foot pedal?

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A TOTAL RIPOFF-you will pass their EASY slow test, then after paying $397.00 you receive tapes that you cannot slow down fast enough to type. The MT Professional Digital Transcription System is a JOKE! All it is a small downloadable thing that can record voices. You hear tapes that are very muddled and no one possibly can hear what word to type. The device does not slow down slow enough for you to even hear the words, or even to type legible words. Then they tell you you'd be better off to PAY MORE MONEY TO BUY THEIR FOOT PEDAL. I am sure!

When I ordered it,I was truly disappointed. I emailed them to try to get my money back and all they told me to do was keep it as it could be used by other programs. I don't even like the darn thing! I won't be using it at all. How will it help me? They also told me that there was no REFUND and to re-read again where they say it on their websight. They get their money, you get nothing and they are smiling all the way to the bank. They would not even reconsider to refund my money. I also explained that right after my purchase, the thing did not work, how frustrated I became and also circumstances in my life changed and I could not take their course as I originally planned. They did not even care.

This is a lot of money to just give away. They have a thing going here to make a lot of money off of suckers like me. Don't you be their next victim. This truly is a rip-off company. Please believe me as I don't want to see you be ripped-off like I was. I may not ever get my money back, but let it be my mistake, not yours too. Their websight is www.opportunitysoftware.com. Company sells Medical Transcription tool called the MT Professional Digital Transcription System. A true RIPOFF!

Abilene, Texas

There are a few glitches in your statement. At least be accurate if you're going to complain in public. You seem disgruntled and decided to blame Transam Associates for your problems.

There are no tapes used. It's a Digital Transcription System! You state no one possibly can hear a word to type, but there are several people that hear and understand these digital recordings everyday. You can control the volume and speed with your keyboard or maybe you should've purchased the foot pedal they offered. Again not Transam Associates fault but your own!

You use the MT Professional Digital Transcription System. What did Transam Associates tell you the MT Professional Digital Transcription System was? It's a program you download in order to receive digital transcription. Don't see anything misleading in that statement. The foot pedal is available to help you slow down the dictation and control the volume.

There is never a refund on software no matter where you purchase it, especially after you use it. You stated yourself that this is written in the website in which you purchased the software. Maybe you should've read it and understood the facts before you purchased it. You can't blame someone else because you didn't read.

You state that I also explained that right after my purchase, the thing did not work. Did you contact their tech support? They offer free tech support for people that have problems downloading. They offer you assistance all the way through the program. Again, you seem to be blaming others for your own downfalls.

I personally think you summed it up completely when you stated circumstances in my life changed and I could not take their course as I originally planned. The fact of the matter is that when your circumstances change again (as they usually do) and you are able to do this, Transam Associates will be there to help you pick up where you left off. So you are not out any money just because you can't continue at this time. Where else can you learn a profession to do at home at your own speed for this price? You might want to give Transam Associates another try!

This is no reason to complain or call someone a rip off! Be honest with yourself and everyone else. You just want someone to blame.

Informed Shopper

Roanoke, Virginia

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#1 General Comment

Would like to sell me their foot pedal?

AUTHOR: jeeniejolie - (USA)

I really lost faith in rip off report because pretty much anyone can seat and make up stuff there. Anyway, my reason to post is that I've joined Mt associates YEARS AGO and haven't really done anything with it. I went on with other work at home opportunities that required $0 from me and have given me enough money to live a modest life. 

Personally, I feel that the little I've read on here was WINING, YES YOU READ IT RIGHT (I'm sorry but is the truth.) Anyone that - like me- who has learned other languages can tell you YOU NEED TO ADJUST YOUR EAR!!! with that in mind, they SHOULD send us very complicated files that are hard to understand. People with different access (very thick too) males and female voices.. WHY? take a good look around! we are in the U.S where not everyone speaks the same... well unless you live in a small village where is only you and like another 400 people share your same accent. Not one foreigner lives in your village, then I can see why you don't know this already (and you have NEVER WENT TO ANOTHER VISIT TO VISIT) people from all nationalities are able to become Doctors or what they please - Thank you lord for that.- Likewise not everyone is able to purchase the very same XYZ recorder that makes everything clear... with all this said, it is common that in the real "live" setting ANY transcriptionist is likely to face, they will encounter someone with a muffled file, or with a very thick accented sound file that they'll be likely to go through for at least 50 times before they get to end the transcription. My advice: Be real! nowhere will you find a easy job. Many people feel that working from home is very easy  or transcriptions in particular were the easiest thing to learn.. they guarantee work ONCE YOU BECOME PROFICIENT, NOWHERE DID I READ THAT LEARNING THIS WAS GOING TO BE AS EASY AS BUTTER. 

Another thing: Keep in mind that if you've made your mind in working from home AND DO NOT WANT TO BE DOING TELEMARKING: YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE SOME DEGREE OF IT KNOWLEDGE (not at a programmer level but at least the basics) take it from me. I'm a freelance worker who works on line and 100% of my family income comes from it! I didn't even know how to adjust the sound on my pc without using the keyboard (UGH.) Another thing READ EVERY SINGLE LINE BEFORE YOU SIGN UP FOR ANY WORK FROM HOME. MT at least have some level of customer service and assistance, they even tell you how to save formats on your computer... MANY OTHERS DO NOT COUNT WITH ANY OF IT.... you are on your own, learning software and programs, codes. All of it requires three time what a regular 9- 5 does, IT REQUIRES TRUE LOVE TO BE IN BUSINESS FOR YOURSELF and requires energy, motivation .. just plain TRUE DESIRE. Quit expecting to seat at home and have a company handing everything out for you... they are hiring people to work from their home to CUT ON THEIR ON OVERHEAD... not to babysit them! 

Someone told me over last weekend the following thing: "commonsense is the road to success" I laughed my butt off because of whom it came from. However, the phrase stuck because it could hold very true in many  aspects. THIS IS ONE OF THEM: if you were to really like and apply yourself to this opportunity, you would've tried to apply your commonsense and figure what is that didn't work out on your pc, then try to contact them for help... not as hard as it may sound, trust me!

Now I wont go on preaching any longer... My personal experience with this company is by far very good. As I've stated earlier, I haven't really done a thing with this. WHY? I've learned of another option that took only for me to create a profile and apply for job through a platform. No money just a paypal account to accept my payments.... so I went and did that. But even that was hard! (heck still is!!!!) my first job was $3.00/ hr and costed me to have my supposed to be partner to laugh in my face and be little me for being stupid to hang on to that instead of trying to get my old job at $20.00. He didn't value the benefits of having a nanny at home while still bringing in money... mind you that was only one project I did for $3/hr I had others and my weekly income was about 300-$500.

I'm only sharing this because I felt that most people give up before really putting their heart into their stay at home jobs... These are not regular 9-5 where you'd get fire for not showing up. What happen when you don't log in or fail to troubleshoot your pc and do NO WORK, is that you get nothing in your pocket and then u be flat broke. 

Now, what I really came here for I want that foot pedal, because I'm ready to add the MT because the medical transcription I had in my firm is long gone and I will need to get my own knowledge up to speed. I do want to continue with the company you are complaining about because I did all the med. terminology - despite that I already have it from my Associates in Medical Billing and Coding- I loved the fact that I would took the speed of the sleuth and no one said nothing to me... just my back lol. I became inactive on my own due to personal drama that is now gone and have time to "waste" lol I really love MT and their customer service DESPITE THE FACT THAT ALL I'VE DONE IS THE CLASES: By the way they do not earn a dime on the books I got mine from a local store for like $5 bucks they do not force you to get the books from those places they "recommend" so is your fault for not doing your research dear. 

Since you truly hated the program (even though it seems to me you weren't through in your research) please send me that foot pedal. I can send you a check or paypal you ( I prefer paypal so you can put the shipping confirmation in there and the transaction is a lot cleaner) HOWEVER: current price for the pedal is $135 I'm willing to pay $65 + $10 Shipping (I'm trying to avoid paying full price if I can) 

My final advice to ANYONE looking to work from home: be ready to work 3 times harder than you would in your current job for the 1st year. This is your OWN business, be ready to dedicate time to learning new systems, and stay positive... these are very low risk ventures as there's many that are free or very low start up cost like this one BUT THEY REQUIRE YOU TO FAITHFULLY DEDICATE TIME TO LEARN THEM. IF you can't invest time then go with a MCDs franchise for like 80k and settle to always be OUT OF YOUR HOME AS YOUR KIDS AND LIFE PASS YOU BY. 


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