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Complaint Review: Ripoff Report | InventHelp Verified TRUSTED Business | Ripoff Report Verified™ …businesses you can trust. InventHelp has made its corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for over thirty years. InventHelp assisting inventors to submit inventions, new product idea to industry leaders. InventHelp can refer the best independent licensed patent attorney to provide preliminary patent search and opinion. InventHelp maintains the largest network of regional sales offices of any similar firm. - Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

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  • InventHelp Verified TRUSTED Business | Ripoff Report Verified™ …businesses you can trust. InventHelp has made its corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for over thirty years. InventHelp assisting inventors to submit inventions, new product idea to industry leaders. InventHelp can refer the best independent licensed patent attorney to provide preliminary patent search and opinion. InventHelp maintains the largest network of regional sales offices of any similar firm. 217 9th Street Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania U.S.A.

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REVIEW UPDATE: May 16, 2018: InventHelp remains committed to increased customer satisfaction and has improved their business practices over the years to better serve their customers. InventHelp is truly dedicated to making sure their customers are satisfied and that any complaints which do arise are addressed promptly and fairly.

To date, InventHelp has made good faith efforts to resolve all complaints reported on Ripoff Report. Based on our experience, the member business has proven to be among the top members of the Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program as a Verified Safe Business™.

Over time and since becoming a member, InventHelp has remained actively engaged and improving the way they address customer service complaints. As an active and current member of the Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program we are happy to report that now more than ever InventHelp remains committed to improving customer satisfaction.

Remember, no company or individual can ever satisfy 100% of the people 100% of the time. There are no products or services that will always be perfect for everyone and even the best companies will receive complaints from time to time. However, by participating in the Corporate Advocacy Program, the member business has made a commitment to working with its customers to resolve complaints quickly and fairly whenever possible.

Please keep in mind that as a consumer you have some responsibilities as well. Success has many definitions that based on your past experiences, current situation and your perceived expectations. Success with any product or service is always based on the proper application and understanding. The fastest car will not run if you never turn the engine on. Look at how you used the product or service that was provided in relation with the instructions that you received. The Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program will help you get your voice heard but please be prepared with documentation and fair representation of your concern, also have an idea of how the company can fix your concern. Can they offer additional services, extend warranties, offer a fair refund or just get you talking with someone that can help. ..let them know and let us know!

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EDitor's UPDATE: Positive rating and recognition has been given to InventHelp for its full commitment to quality customer service.

Ripoff Report's discussions with InventHelp have uncovered an ongoing dedication by the company to total client satisfaction. This means that clients can expect that the company will work towards finding a mutually satisfactory resolution to any concerns. InventHelp listens carefully to client concerns and sees them as an opportunity to learn from past mistakes and become more efficient as a company in the services offered and the support for those services.

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The information provided in this report below is based on comments made by Matthew Tagliavia during an onsite inspection held by a third party verification company with no biases towards InventHelp.

Invention Submission Corporation, also know as, Inventhelp, is an invention company that looks to assist inventors that would like to submit their ideas confidentially to companies. Matthew Tagliavia stated the following about his company, "we offer patent referral services and marketing materials."

Leads for Invention Submission Corporation are obtained primarily through traditional advertising on television. Mr. Tagliavia additionally stated, "we advertise on Google, Bing, and Yahoo, as well as radio and any other way to reach inventors. Mr. Tagliavia additionally stated the following about the Invention Submission Corporation, "we have 65 sales offices all across the country in major metropolitan areas. We receive leads for those areas." The sales rep, also called regional directors, reaches out to the lead and had them come in for a confidential meeting, where they sign a statement of confidentiality, "which states we cannot do anything with their idea without their written permission." From that point the customer will tell Invention Submission Corporation their idea, "we do not evaluate ideas at all. We do not tell them if it is good or bad. We are merely providing services to them if they want to proceed."


During the onsite interview Mr. Tagliavia was asked to describe a situation where a client was not satisfied with the level of service they received. He stated the following about the types of complaints that they see in addition to how they handle these complaints, "every single person that purchases our services receives a survey. And that is to ensure that all of our regional directors are following protocol, making sure that they are not talking about success, leading the inventor on, or evaluating the inventor. In the event that something could happen and they are not pleased wit the services, we do have a Client Services Department that handles that, and we truly to remedy the issue whether it is a discrepancy with materials."

When asked to comment on complaints posted on Ripoff Report's website Mr. Coral stated the following, "I don't know if any of these [complaints] are clients. I had one client who said that they got hacked and posted a review and apologized for posting it." Mr. Tagliavia also stated that Invention Submission Corporation has been in business for 30 years and have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. He additionally stated the following, "we are a legitimate company that provides legitimate services to the honest inventor that really needs help. That is why we have George Foreman as our spokesperson, because that is what he believes in."

When asked what type of changes they have made to honor their commitment to make things right with the consumer per the request of Ripoff Report, Mr. Tagliavia stated, "we are constantly trying to better our services for the inventor. If we get complaints or anything in regards to our services we obviously try to make them better. We try to make better metal prototypes, we are updating materials using 3D renderings, we provide a virtual invention browsing experience for companies to look at ideas. We are constantly improving. We are trying to give our clients the people paying that money a good service for the money they are paying."

Invention Submission Corporation is proud to be apart of Ripoff Reports Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program, "It means we can talk to the people who have issues. There is no reason anybody's issue should go unresolved and being a part of this allows us to do that. Before being apart of this program, they see the negative first. Now that we partner with Ripoff Report, we are able to give then the pictures, the description prior to seeing anything else. It is an honest description of our company before they read any negatives. It is good and we are excited about it.


" We are constantly striving to provide our clients with the best services in the industry. We listen to our clients and try and make the necessary changes to make sure they are pleased with our services.

InventHelp's Employees are dedicated to their work. InventHelp takes employee satisfaction seriously as well. Employee feedback and surveys reveal comments such as this, "InventHelp is a great place to work! "

Ripoff Report was pleased to learn that InventHelp's past and current approach to business is focused on its pledge to total commitment towards client and employee satisfaction.


InventHelp recognizes that complaints posted on Ripoff Report (whether true or not) are issues that need to be addressed, not ignored. If handled correctly, complaints can be valuable learning opportunities. With the feedback generated by Ripoff Report's review, InventHelp has made organizational changes allowing its clients and employees a more streamlined approach to problem resolution and a commitment to a great client experience.

In summary, after our review, which included discussions with Matthew Tagliavia, Ripoff Report is convinced that InventHelp is committed to quality delivery of services resulting in total client satisfaction.

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Ripoff Report has determined that IventHelp Ripoff Report Verified™ standards which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. Members of the Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction program do pay a fee for our on-site review, 24 hour monitoring and for support with customers to resolve any disagreements.

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Read more about why consumers should feel confident when doing business with a member of Ripoff Report's Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program. Yes, it’s a long name for a program that does a lot for both consumers and businesses alike.

Read about Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program, a program that benefits the consumer, assures them of complete satisfaction and confidence when doing business with a member business. This program works.

As a matter of policy, when a business becomes a member of the Corporate Advocacy Program they agree to allow Ripoff Report to contact every client who filed a complaint so they can make things right with them. In order to confirm that the complaints were resolved, Ripoff Report is copied on all responses so we can insure that the member business did right by their customer.



Inventhelp - Intromark - Invention Submission Seattle Washington

Inventhelp is a scam; they are in violation of the consent decree covered under the FTC violation from 1994 where they agreed to no longer rip people off through their sales/representative tactics. Their Seattle Rep. Jim Folger blatantly lied about the services, gave a verbal appraisal of our invention, talked us out of a patent. He completely misrepresented what this company does. Basic info package is still incomplete to this day, to the tune of $945.00, have paid over $8800.00 for invention submission services that they have no intention of seeing through. Checked out their Database of "elite companies" and contacted every one I could find(they only supply you with a co. name and state)several companies stated that they had never received my "presentation brochure"- one company owner told me that Inventhelp was a scam and that they were a bunch of "shysters". This coming from one of their supposed companies interested in new inventions from Inventhelp I have filed two FTC complaints since they have definitely violated the decision handed down upon them by the FTC in 1994. Contacted the company and their "manager" Angela Beauchamp is a pit bull intent on not refunding my money she continually argues and harrasses you every step of the way. Going on two months of arguing and she still wont return my money. This company is making 20 million a month off of people that hope to have their inventions taken seriously and sent to the right companies to get their products marketed.Most people have borrowed to the hilt to get their product marketed and this is what this company preys upon. When this company gets into hot water with the Feds, they change their name.They are no longer Invention Submission Corp; now they are Inventhelp. They are still a part of Intromark, the mother company and they use their own in-house finance company Universal Finance company, which is now called Universal Payment Corp; do you see a pattern here? All owned by Intromark! This company needs to be put out of business and the peoples' money returned. Would have found out they were a scam a lot sooner had they not changed their name to Inventhelp; they have offices all over the country running this same scam over and over. Every day another person gets ripped off, supposedy the Seattle office makes 2 million a month. Their Rep.in Seattle, Jim Folger is an assistant pastor of a church in kent, Wa. he uses his "people" skills to snow people out of millions. Daily. They have just moved their Federal Way , WA. office to another location in the last 4 months since things are going poorly for them here in WA. Several people besides myself have wised-up and are going after them! Including Inventhelps own EX-district manager, who has filed a law suit against them. Deborah Orting, Washington

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#4 Consumer Comment


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

POSTED: Friday, January 12, 2007

Make sure you send all pertainent information to Jennifer Kelley at the Pa attorney General's Office that I posted the address for.

How much of a "refund" did they offer?

If your attorney needs any info, just ask. I'll see if I can help.

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

POSTED: Friday, January 12, 2007

I have 2 complaints filed with the FTC a complaint that should hit the US Patent Office website soon and the WA. State Attorney Generals Office is Investigating as well since early December 2006. I Have also contacted all the Credit Bureaus with complaints against the company to protect my credit file.
INVENTHELP has contacted me on several occasions and offered me my money back ONLY if I rescind ALL my complaints-especially the one to the US Patent Office AND sign a gag order which I have refused to do on at least 5 occasions-I also went to the local media and they did a report on Inventhelp/ISC which was aired in the fall 2006 across Wa. State-I have also hired an attorney.I/we are still working on this issue here in Wa. state!

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#2 Consumer Suggestion

This is what you have to do.

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

POSTED: Thursday, November 23, 2006

Please folloow through and do this as I have complaints into the Pa. Attorney General Office and they need to see a pattern for them to do anything.

Send complaints to Pa. Attorney General Office in care of Jennifer Kelley

Jennifer Kelley-Agent
Office of Attorney General
564 Forbes Ave.
6th Floor, Manor Bldg.
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15219

Also send a copy here:

Office of Attorney General
Bureau of Consumer Protection
14th Floor, Strawberry Square
Harrisburg, PA 17120

As well as to your Attorney General(although they may just forward it to Pa)


Also file a complaint with the United States Patent and Trademark Office-the .pdf form can be downloaded here-as well as the National Fraud Center(I used the same form to send to both):


They are in violation of FTC-94 which can be read here:


It is imperative that you do this.
Read through the InventorEd site thoroughly-there is ALOT of info there

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How did this turn out

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

POSTED: Thursday, November 23, 2006

Was wondering about the outcome of this.

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