Global Resources, LLC
Complaint 34169 Details

  • Date Occurred: 05/27/2011
  • Reported Damages: $4,800.00
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I was contacted by Michael Hesse from SMS who stated they were a business consulting firm who would be in the area and would do a free business analysis, I agreed and a few days later was contacted by Harry Nuno, who went through my books and claimed they could improve my business by putting in place systems and creating a marketing program, and presented me a bill for $1300.00, when I said I thought that this consultation was supposed to be free, he stated that only the first consultation by Michael was free, but if I signed on, they would double my business. In desperation, I agreed to move to the next level and was next contacted by Homer Fager, who came into my office and over the next five days gave me what was basically a community college course on small business management, every time I asked about the Systems and marketing plan, he would say that that was coming, until the very end, and it never did, at which point I was asked to write three checks, one for 3500.00 payable immediately, one for 4800.00 post dated for 6/18 and one for 6500.00 dated 6/25, Homer stated that the main office would follow up with the balance of the program, which they never did. about two weeks later I stopped payment on the two post dated checks and expressed my displeasure to Global systems and was told " Too bad " and that they would sue me, I said go ahead and that is where I am presently at, their legal department has contacted me no less than 10 times threatening me and making offers for less money, but I feel totally stupid for believing them and totally scammed by falling for their empty promises.

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  • JoeinTampa
  • JoeinTampa SBID #ff979be507
  • Posted 12/29/2011
  • Here's how these guys work...I get a phone call and the guy on the other end is telling me that his company works with designers and engineers of buildings where my products and services could be useful. They would be willing to set up meetings with these firms but they need to send in their "guy" to access my company. The meeting was set up for the next day with Terry Buttertworth. He presented a business card from a company called SMS. Their website is www.sms-na.com. There was never any mention of the designers or engineers that were mentioned as the hook to get in the door. This was December 6th, 2011.

    He was just the frontman and said he needed to send in another guy, John Adamonis the next day to do an analysis of my business needs. That would cost about $500.00-Don't pay if you don't feel there was a value! No risk to me.

    John Adamonis shows up the next day. I shared a ton of financial, personal and business data with John. I spend most of the day laying out my business challenges. Very smoothly, he keyed on my greatest fears and played back worst case scenarios. Now, this was so cleverly done, I didn't even realize what had happened until several days later when I had a chance to reflect on how I had allowed this to happen. By the end of the day, John has me convinced that his firm, via their deep resources, can help me get past these immediate business challenges.

    Just shoot me...I gave him a $2,000 deposit and signed a contract to pay an invoice presented at the end of their work. He does me a favor and waives the $500 fee mentioned earlier. I was under the impression that there would be one guy coming and he was local to Tampa. The rate was $265/hr.

    The next morning, 2 guys (Paul Nadolny and Jesse Howard) show up and we spend about 3 hours where I am teaching them-my business and the unique challenges coming via federal regulation. They had no industry specific knowledge.

    I give one guy total access to my Quickbooks and the other one spends the afternoon typing. I figure these guys are going to come up with some really solid insights into where I can steer my company over the next 2-3 years.

    3:00 PM comes and here's what I get. A 1-1/4 page summary of the conversation we had that morning and about 1/2 page of the opportunities that I told them I felt I saw as a potential future direction.
    Basically a re-hash of everything I had told them earlier in the day. The guy with QB gave me a breakeven number that was within $40K of the number I gave him earlier in the day. They left me with a spreadsheet to manually load and forecast cash flow. (Oh boy!)

    The total damage: 2 guys at $265 (ea) per hour for 7 hours, $52 per diem each and over $700 in travel expenses for a guy to hot-shot from Houston to Tampa to pull this scam off. Total spend $4,557.76 wasted. The other guy was from Tampa so his per diem covered an $8 sandwich from Subway.

    Not that it matters but this site also has complaints from former employees commenting that the per diem is factored into the compensation.

    My advice, if you see these guys coming, run-don't walk to the nearest exit. I've done some dumb things and every lesson I learn in business cost me dearly but I can honestly say that I have never felt more violated than when I handed these guys over four grand.

    I will also be filing a report with the IL Attorney General over their business practices. As I read more off this site, it's clear that in spite of all of the well crafted statements from the president of this company and their Youtube videos, they play the same scam game day-in and day-out. Ripoff Report should take another look at these guys and stop being scammed themselves.

    Why take the time to complain and make this public? Like most small business owners today, I work very hard for the money my company generates and I try to take care of my employees and family. Getting caught up with this Global Resources LLC bunch wasted some very valuable resources for me. If I can save one single other business owner the experience I had, then there is some vindication for my stupid mistake.
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  • sarah
  • sarah SBID #e359111c73
  • Posted 07/24/2013
  • THAAAANK you for your post, a found via GOOGLE. I could NOT figure why someone had targeted my business for this "service". I'm small potatoes. Sorry for your experience. thanks for sharing so I don't have the same one!
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  • Complaints Filed: 5
  • Reported Damages: $7,882.25
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