PRIMERICA I agree, Primerica uses questionable ways to lure you ripoff Tampa Florida*UPDATE: Primerica recognized by Rip-off Report a business opportunity well worth considering - it's not for everyone but many representatives make solid commission incomes. Primerica takes appropriate action against representatives conducting themselves improperly, pledges 100% commitment to customer service.
I have read a lot of the reports and rebuttals on your rip-off website, and have to agree on all the the points.
I was contacted at about 5.00 p.m. one evening by a recruiter, who told me that his company was expanding their operations in Tampa and I was referred to him by someone. He wemt on to say that he thought I may be qualified for a position of office manager in one of their Tampa's new offices, and asked me what kind of experience I had. I told him that I had long administrative experience, as well as extensive experience in sales. He went on to ask me if I could meet with him for an interview that same evening at 7. p.m. at his Brandon office. Since I live about an hours drive away, and was busy preparing a presentation for a client at the time, I said I would not be able to make it then, and he asked if we could me on Saturday morning at 8.15 a.m.
I got quite excited, since I had been looking for a job for some time, and I hardly slept the night before. I promptly arrived at the address given to me, and at the building's lobby, I was asked to sign in, before I went up to the 12th floor. I got in the elevator with a few other people, thinking to myself, that this company must have a lot of people working on a Saturday.
Well, the big red flag blew in my face, just as soon as the elevator doors opened, when I faced not an ordinary quiet office setting, but a crowd of people meandering. Before I had the time to turn around and get out, I was caught by one of the hosts who asked my name and the name of the person who contacted me. I felt trapped right then and there, but thought that since I had traveled all that way, I might as well hear what it was all about. By the way, the whole 12th floor consisted of two rooms, one completely empty, and the other we were guided to after a few minutes, with rows of fold-up chairs.
Of course everyone knows the rest ..... same speel, same BS, to which at the point where rule 72 was being explained and so on, I raised my hand and asked a simple question, as to how safe, and what guarantees would Primerica provide to clients investing in Mutual funds, supposedly returning a 12% compounded interest. The answer was, we will get to that in a moment, which of course never happened.
What struck me the most was, that while listening to these so called Vice-Presidents telling us that within two years they were making six figure incomes, I noticed that each and every one of them had taken the trouble to look dressed for success, but without much success at all. That told me a lot about the big picture.
My face must have told a thousand stories, because as I filled in the form, giving out no information whatsoeve, but just writing a big no, before I even handed it back to my sponsor, he knew what the answer was. I was spitting mad, not only because I woke up so early on a Saturday morning and got myself ready for an interview only to waste my time, but at myself to for falling for it. I feel very sorry for the gullible people who grab the bait so easily, thinking that they finally stumbled upon the opportunity of a lifetime.