Complaint 93021 Details
- Date Occurred: 03/07/2012
- Reported Damages: $197.00
The complaint is against an online dating profile
The complaint is a listing fraud posted on public forums or sites against an anonymous entity
The complaint is mobile text spam or smishing related against an anonymous entity
The company or person contact no longer exists
The gentleman that wrote the story about the scam by a real estate investment company may like to know that these people are in our area, Hampton Roads, Va, but they now call themselves, "FortuneBuilders". The 3 men who star on that A&E program, "Flip this House" are the creators and owners of FortuneBuilders. These people did exactly the same thing here as they did in Canada. They are probably travelling all over the U.S. taking advantage of people, their money, hopes and dreams. At the seminar here in Portsmouth which incidentally followed the initial 2 hour introductory seminar 2 weeks prior, (where I paid the $197 to attend the 3 day event), Gerald Martin was also the instructor. I see why he was chosen. He is indeed dynamic. A fast talker who speeds through the information while you sit there for hours not really learning anything. Oh, he tells you what to do, but not HOW to do it. This, you find out when you've obligated yourself to spending several thousands of dollars for what appears to be useless information, which isn't presented to you until the 3rd day of the seminar. So basically you sat through all this goobollygook only to find out that there is more, a lot more money to spend if you want to succeed and there is no guarantee that you will. Ok, I can accept that, but what about all the mentoring you've been promised? Wasn't that part of the cost? I only say that because if you don't have anyone available to teach you what you are suppose to be learning or don't understand than it's no good to you. I am truelly sorry for the gentleman in Canada. I know I only paid $197 but that money was suppose to take me to a 3 day seminar where I would actually be able to walk away with enough info to possibly lay the ground work for my own business. Instead, I realize way early (thank, God) that Mr. Martin was not teaching us anything. He was drawing us in, setting us up and overwhelming us with dreams of wealth and abundance. Although he did say that this business was not easy, I found it ironic that he told us to stop making other people rich when if you buy into this program that's exactly what you would be doing for him and the company. I also find it very disappointing that such well known men as Than Merrill and his partners would do this to people knowing the state of the economy and knowing that people are losing their jobs and homes and spending their savings just to keep a roof over their heads and food on their table. But remember, karma is a(Inappropriate Content Removed). And they will get theirs someday, someway, somehow.
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Business Profile Summary
- Complaint Against Fortune Builders
- Complaints Filed: 4
- Reported Damages: $37,894.00
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