We had a salesperson from International Profit Associates call us numerous times and we kept telling them that we are not interested. The salesperson on the phone was so pushy that even after we hung up on him twice, he called us back.
Last week a female walked in to our office and said that she had an appointment with the owner. This lady was from IPA and never did set up an
appointment with us. She lied and said that she did set up the appointment with the owner and was upset that I told her that the owner is busy and can't see her. She left her business card and left.
After many phone calls to us we agreed to see a financial analyst who would only spend 45 minutes with us. The owner expressed on the phone that he will not be making any decisions after the 45 minute meeting.
So, a very nice suited gentleman walked in our office and we sat down with him. Immediately he wanted to know about our personal lives and see all of our financial documents. He kept saying that they have an office in our town, but yet didn't know where it was. Things were not going his way so he decided to contact their head quarters and let them know what is happening. While he was on the phone, I got on the internet and he noticed that. He cut the conversation short and told whomever he was talking to that we were looking in the internet. At this point he knew that we were not dummies and would do our research about their company.
If the Business Analyst didn't know where their office was in our town and wasn't willing to give any references for us to contact, why would I do business with them?
I also found this online regarding the owner of the company.
"Let’s face it. What we now have are whores for president. Financial whores, but whores nonetheless. Want more proof? -- read The New York Times’ page one article of May 7th about a company called International Profit Associates. The company’s owner is a disbarred lawyer with a criminal record. The Feds are “pressing a sexual harassment suit against the company on behalf of 113 [yep -- 113] former female employees.” The company is being investigated because of accusations of deceptive marketing practices. Great owner, great company, huh? It must be a great company: Facedowninthesoup received $82,000 from it for speaking at a 1999 company banquet, Billy Blowhard got $125,000 for a 2001 appearance. And then there’s Hillary, who hasn’t yet been but wants to be President. (In the past she was only copresident, sort of like *** Cheney.) She has “collected more than $150,000 in contributions from executives of International Profit Associates, some as recently as September, and spoke at a company event in 2004. As a group, company officials and their spouses are one of the largest sources of contributions to Mrs. Clinton’s re-election campaign.” (Maybe Katie Couric too should run for President, so we would have two female candidates. Couric certainly has the financial greed to qualify as a candidate. Having signed a $15 million a year contract with CBS, she is holding up the University of Oklahoma for $115,000 to make a commencement speech.)
You can see the full version of this article on http://velvelonnationalaffairs.blogspot.com/2006/05/re-whores-for-president-modest.html