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Complaint Review: iMBA Inc offices - Internet

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iMBA Inc offices Podiatry Board Prep.org Podiatry Board Preparation Software Dr. David Marcinko, MBBS DPM FACFAS MBA MEd Attempted to Scam me out of money Internet

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This is a supposed prepatory software company that has databases/studyguides for the  APMLE Step/board 1. They claim to be the ONLY prepatory company for the APMLE Part 1 exam and there are no other company's that provide help or study material for the APMLE Step 1 exam. The website was very rudimentary that looks like it was copy and pasted from multiple sources. There are names of doctors that supposedly helped create the information in this study guide/database. It looks like the list and the recommendations of people that suposedly used thier products was also copy and pasted onto this website. The contact person is Ann Miller that is supposedly a RN. There is a phone number on the website that when dialed you get a dialtone that is the same when a phone number has been disconnected. There is no physical address or location of this company. The main board member is Dr. David Marcinko, MBBS DPM FACFAS MBA MEd. This is who I supposedly was emailing back and forth. For a person with this level education, I would expect him to speak intelligently and grammically correctly; but instead I got this:

AGAIN It appears you have been misinformed and are inaccurate in almost every regard.

The conversation is getting circular.

All your queries are answered on the website.

But - See below.

We will try to help to the extent we can.

NO GUARANTEES.

Many thanks.

Respectfully

This is not written by a US educated Physician. He said he wants $375 for access to his webpage. He immediately sent me a paypal request for the $375. which is suspicious behavior. Almost all other prep companies has a payment method on their website and no one uses paypal anymore because of how it has been compromised over and over again. Of course there is no trial to try out the website. I got suspicious. 

The other thing that bothered me was he kept saying how easy and basic the test is and that is the reason why there are no other board prep companies except his because there is "no market" for anyone to offer a prep for the test. I told him that there were(board vitals is one and they prep for Part 1 and Part 2 of the AMPLE exam). He said thats not true(his answers to my questions are in bold)

I need a study guide for APMLE Boards Part 1. Understood.
But None exists.
The market need does not exist for this easy PART 1 test.   They had a subscription to Board Vitals which is supposed to specialize in APMLE Boards Part 1. No it does not. BV is a good SURGICAL CLINICAL program.
Below you mentioned BBN = good for surgery; not 1.
Not for APMLE 1.   So, we will make a customized guide for you to the best extent possible from our Part 3 program and try to overweight it to your prior specs. NO GUARANTESS. NO REFUNDS. Please pay invoice thru PayPal.
   

 

 

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