Complaint Review: Window World
Window World World of Windows FTC & Attorney General's in 15 States say Window World operating illegally... North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
Window World has been violating the franchise laws in 15 states. The main office in North Carolina is trying to jam an agreement down the throats of the owners; however, the states are saying the documents aren't ok to be signed. The State of California has filed a cease & desist, stating that Window World can't sell franchises in their state. The State of Illinois just filed a lawsuit against Window World, Window World paid a $15,000.00 fine and was told that they couldn't sell franchises in Illinois until the franchise agreement was approved. That was in November 2011 and as of Friday, January 6, 2012, Window World hadn't resubmitted franchise papers to Illinois. When they filed their papers their financial's were so bad that it showed that they had a negative $1,500,000.00 cash flow and over $35,000,000.00 in debt. It also showed where the CEO, Tammy Whitworth has taken out almost $8,000,000.00 in 2011 alone. There has been a lawsuit filed on behalf of a former employee with the Michigan Federal Trade Commissions. The State of Maryland has rejected the franchise agreement, the States of New York and Indiana are reviewing the files to determine if they are going to bring criminal charges against the owners and board members, since 2 of them are licensed attorney's. Lastly, some of the individual owners have formed a dealer association and Window World corporate is very unhappy. They have actually started threatening the owners that they are going to take their businesses away from them.
So just information that you need to get out to consumers so that they don't get caught ordering windows, have paid a large deposit and then Window World shuts down because of the Attorney Generals, the FTC or bankruptcy due to lawsuits that are starting to get filed.
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