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What happens at free seminar and 3 day seminar

Read this if you are going to a free event. You will know what your in for beforehand and then you can make your own decision... I got a package in the mail saying you have been invited to a free event. I went to that It was more based on selling you their their 3 day seminar but there was a little information shared. THey would like you to sign up for a 3 day event that will cost you almost 2 grand. I did sign up and went to the 3 day event. During the event you will learn some buying and selling techniques but as I rather quickly discovered that there was going to be something else they wanted to sell you. Some people did not realize what was coming and were surprised when I told them to look for signs like mentioning software and mentors quite frequently. I was a bit annoyed by the whole thing I came to learn not to be up sold. On day 2 it finally was said that they offer mentoring and the software they had been mentioning. The cheapest package was 11000 (eleven thousand) and went up from there. That was quite shocking to a lot of people. Now having a mentor I believe is a good thing and I paid for a package to help me move farther along in my bushiness. Talking with people that could barley afford the first seminar and being asked to pony up more cash for better service is a bit hard to see. I promised some people from my class that they were free to come to my house and use the software and when I get better to help them out. I am lucky I have extra money to spend but In all honesty you could find some of the same techniques on the net if you searched for them and could use the 2 grand to do some investing. Bob During the seminar they keep saying anyone disgruntled could write a complaint but I am actually going on with his program I just would like others to be aware of what happens at one of these events
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#1098486

Hey Bob,

How are things going now, two years later?

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#457053 Review #457053 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Loss
$1
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Dean Graziosi - SKW took me to the cleaners!
Update by user Mar 14, 2013

I have now been contacted by customer service from both SKW and Dean Graziosi, and I would like to thank them both for resolving this situation. I apologize for not being patient and giving them both a fair chance to respond to me.

Mike McClintock Mar 14 2013

Update by user Mar 12, 2013

They...

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#621769

So, why not write your Attorney General of any state involved about the situation.

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#392023 Review #392023 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada
Loss
$7137
New Reviewer

Dean Graziossi

I cancelled all of my plans as did my guest to attend. We attended on time, yet were not told that it would be close to 3 hours we were forced to leave after 90 minutes because our babysitter needed to go home not one notification tells you how long this "live broadcast" (which it wasn't) would take. We were told that we could NOT have any of the books, or able to enter to win the house AS PROMISSED, nothing was FREE you had to sign up for the 3 day seminar for $2,000. Complete RIP OFF!
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#359050 Review #359050 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Keene, New Hampshire

Dean Graziosi profit from real estate

I attended this seminar and was not pleased with the way they were doing business. Every deal had something extra to buy. Dean Graziosi did what they wanted to do they claim we attended all classes but we did not and they will not refund the monies that was paid. They lied to my bank claiming we attended all classes. They are running a SCAM!!! I did not attend all the classes but they won't refund my monies no services preformed and the info can be accessed thru internet for free not at all pleased and will be taking legal action.
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#354263 Review #354263 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Richmond, Texas
Loss
$1960
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Dean Graziosi Complaints

Dean Graziosi offers products and services to people. Every consumer has his right to decide to avail on Dean's products and services or not. But some companies attempts to offer services using Dean Graziosi's name. They not only offers fake services to *** the consumers but also destroys the company Dean Graziosi and his employers is trying to build - which is very unfair in all perspective. In answer to these problem, Dean Graziosi created a website, www.deangraziosicomplaints.com, where anyone who experienced these kinds of scams could file a report for Dean Graziosi to know, so that he can address the complaints and could help in resolving and preventing further victims of the scam.
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#351831 Review #351831 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Cebu City, Cebu
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Glad I didn't spend my money!!

So glad I didn't spend my money. I attended the workshop last week. They wanted $1997 for the 3 day workshop. I contacted my grandmother who would have given me the money but my grandad wasn't there to talk it over with him first. I left early from the seminar since I wan't able to pay the fee for the class. I had been feeling down the last few days feeling like I missed out on a good opportunity. Just glad I didn't get scammed. I will for now on do my research. It's a shame that companies prey on folks trying to change their lives.
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#572112

@ SUE

Someone posted this comment under one of the other complaints. I hope it might be of help to you: "It doesn't matter what their return policy is.

Dispute the charge with your credit card company, and refuse to pay it. Tell them you were misled by the seller and that you feel defrauded and want the credit card company to recover your money. THEY WILL do it. Just call them to get a dispute form.

You can even do it on their Web site. Best wishes!"

#547925

if some body can help me out there i just went to attend an event with the company of dean grasiozi i purchased the 3 day work shop for oct 2012 can i refund my money back? it says in their receipt that if u want to cancell it should be with in 3 days called up the customer service can not contact them what should i do :sigh

#546833

the workshop will disapoint you they only want to sell you a 39000 package on your 2000 time there i paid the 2000 not worth 20.00 bucks for real unbelievable i didn't see this coming, the workshop is like a timeshare sale no real training, just buy his books and thats all you need to see what to do, dont fall for their marketing strategies. :sigh

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#347587 Review #347587 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Loss
$1997
I signed up for the Dean Graziosi's Real Estate success Academy.  I was contacted by a Professional Marketing International (PMI) of Lehi, Utah.  The salesman on the phone wanted to see if I was good enough.  (that's the game they play).   Like a dummy I...
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#551713

Tell your story to rip off report! They show him in excellent standing It will help get the word out on this guy. I almost went to his seminar today until I saw all these complaints!

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#344361 Review #344361 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Los Altos Hills, California
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Dean Graziosi Complaints

The individual investor should act consistently as an investor and not as a speculator. This means that he should be able to justify every purchase he makes and each price he pays by impersonal, objective reasoning that satisfies him that he is getting more than his money's worth for his purchase. -Benjamin Graham We are sole responsible for every decision that we make. We must know the consequences of our decisions, hoping for the best and preparing for the failures before we run to it. And if we fail, we should not put the blame to others because to begin with it is our choice. www.deangraziosicomplaints.com
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#532396

For complaints: www.deangraziosicomplaints.com

:zzz

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#340830 Review #340830 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Makati, Manila
I find out that, they added more people working for them. u can get hold of them with out waiting.... After all, they did refund my the program. I'm Pleased. As a business owner myself for 20years, I believe every body deserve the chances to be successful. I wish...
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#540218

I have the same problem now wish i would have seen this before how did you get this resolved all i want is my 1997 back i work to hard to go to a free class and they ask for another 40,000.00 dollars if i had that i would have already bought another house please if you can help email bill at williamhdbill@***.com thanks :? :?

:? :(

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#339375 Review #339375 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Reno, Nevada

Shame On Dean Graziosi!!!!!!!!

Where do I begin?? A lady called me to inform me that I won a Dell computer -- HA -- When I asked one of their coaches, he had no idea what I was talking about. He made something up. My husband and I and everyone else that attended this 4 DREADFUL HOURS OF OUR LIVES EVENT was promised gas cards, free digital cameras. AND DID THEY DELIVER? HA DO YOU EVEN NEED TO ASK? we got no gas cards and just got post like cards to send it in for the free stuff... Which we doubt we will even get in the mail!!!! its seems odd to me that if he's a millionaire he couldn't even buy everyone free digital cameras and have it all there for all of us?!!!! why let us sit there for 4 dreadful hours that we can't take back, only to give us these stinky cards?!!! I'm only HAPPY that we didn't even spend the $1497 or any other money on their other worthless stuff. It didn't make sense when they said for the 1st five people who will go in the back and spend $1497, they will then get credit vouchers to credit the $1497 and the seminar will then be free?!!! then why not charge the credit cards in the first place, UNLESS THEIR INTENTIONS IS OF COURSE NOT TO CREDIT THE CREDIT CARDS AND KEEP ON CHARGING OTHER THINGS WITH IT!!! Of course Dean Graziosi was not there and why not??? we were there to go to this event to see him, right?!!! The number one complaint is they said they were going to show us how to make money at no cost to us , and how people don't haveany $$$ then why throw us this INCREDIBLE OUTRAGEOUS AMOUNT OF $1497 FOR EACH SEMINAR OR CLOSE TO IT?!!! DO THEY THINK WE ARE MADE OF MONEY! AND IF HE'S SO RICH WHY DOES HE MAKE IT THIS IMPOSSIBLE AMOUNT OF $$ FOR PEOPLE TO ATTEND THIS SEMINAR! One coach said he doesn't need our money b/c he's rich and doing it, WELL THEN WHY CHARGE US THIS AMOUNT THEN????!!! why not make it affordable to people who are struggling everyday to make it in this world!!!! The coaches also stress that they want to help people and if we do make it then we need to turn around and help someone else less unfortunate... So HOW ARE THEY HELPING PEOPLE WHEN THEY MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR EVERYONE AND IF THEY WANT TO HELP PEOPLE THEY WOULDN'T BE CHARGING THESE OUTRAGEOUS PRICES AND WHERE'S THE FREE GIFTS?!!!! WE DON'T WANT ANY STINKY PAPER!!! WORDS DONT MEAN ANYTHING-- OBVIOUSLY B/C ITS ALL BS BUT ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER!!!!!!!!! I WANT TO SEE HOW THEY ARE HELPING PEOPLE, ALL THEY ARE DOING IS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF INNOCENT PEOPLE'S HARD WORKING MONEY!!! SHAME ON THEM AND DEAN GRAZIOSI!!!!!!!!!!!!!REMEMBER WHAT COMES AROUND GOES AROUND!
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#572165

Sorry (continued)- I also want to specify that when I canceled the transactions, I didn't say "I went online, and found a bunch of terrible reviews." I just said "I brought the stuff home and realized real estate investment wasn't for me."

#572153

Sorry- I just want to specify to readers that I had 10 business days to cancel the transaction from the date of purchase (on Nov 7 2012). I sent notification of cancellation by express registered mail on November 10 2012, and by phone on November 12 2012 (I was able to reach a representative by phone).

This was within the 10 business day time frame. I have no idea what would have happened if I hadn't canceled before that deadline, or if I had attended the three day workshop.

#572146

Okay, I just called my credit card company and it turns out I did get most of my money refunded either yesterday or today. On Nov 14 when I called Insider's Financial, the agent I spoke with said that $500 usually gets held back until all materials are delivered.

I am tracking online that the Insider's Financial Real Estate Workshop package I returned hasn't arrived there yet. I assume I'll get that $500 back when it does. I am really grateful and relieved I got my money back. I also really, really want to THANK all the people who've left online reviews of Dean Graziosi and Professional Marketing Institute.

My heart goes out to the buyers who have lost money. I hope you find a way either through PMI/Insider's Financial, your credit card company, your bank, or through consumer advocate groups to recoup your loss.

#572102

@ JENNIFER

I am also in Windsor and bought the Insider's Financial Real Estate Workshop Package and the Enhance Note Network System at what I'm guessing is the same seminar you did! Did you get your money back?

I found all these online reviews on Saturday Nov 10 and immediately sent all materials back express post. I also called to cancel all products and services on Monday Nov 12 (I didn't attend the three day workshop in London this past weekend). I was told I would get a refund.

No refund is showing on my credit card yet, but if you read my comment, can you please let me know how things went for you? Thank you so much

#567935

So we attendend the Seminar in Honolulu Aulani November 11, 2012..and I swore it was like a replay of the ol'guy that used to do the samething on I bought his realestate scam back then it was close to $800 and that was lots of money 12 years ago even today..well anyways samething, you get on line and it sends you to other websites that you gotta pay to open up, its crazy..also, to attend a two day training its $500 extra...I follow faithfully, till I couldnt put in any more $$ and realized it was something called a SCAM I was only 23years old at the time a young single mom who learned the hard way, so sitting through listing to these guys, REALLY!! I wanted to Say something else, but OMG!! all those people lining up with HOPES signing over their hard earn money..its choices we make and learn...but i am glad I didn't fall into thier SKEAM..The nerve...!!!

#566419

Went to this seminar to hop[efully learn things free like they said.Well spent 2000 dollars because it says you can get a refund if you can not go to the 3 day scam.Come home looked into it and found many people disapointed with them as I am also.Am no waiting to get a call in the next 4 hours to get my money back.I'm far from rich but do and will get my money even if a lawyer needs to do it for me.If you bought all the things they were selling you would have spent over 4000 dollars.I imagine at the 32 day work shop they will try and get people to spend even more.Do this to the wrong person and bad things can happen. :(

#544797

so,... if they're recommending that if we make it, to help some else "less fortunate" then why dont they set the example, they made it, we're the less fortunate so why not " HELP US?" it's ok we will all get judged at the end, rich or poor.

#531662

I checked Dean's company out on the BBB BEFORE going to his seminar and see that Dean's company, Dean Enterprises LLC in AZ in NOT a member of the BBB and they have a BBB rating of "F"!!!! I ALWAYS search the web for company reviews as well as checking out what the BBB has to say.

I see that my research has saved me a lot of time and money!

Don't let crooks outsmart you! Do your homework first...

#531077

did you really not understand you were going to be sold something? you just sound angry you couldnt afford it.

#529449

I agree with you Tiriska 100% percent....

I feel bad that people actually spent the money for their seminar. I don't know how anyone of them can sleep at night?

I guess they think its alright taking advantage of people and making promises that they don't intend to keep. Only to get RICH themselves. One day it'll come back to them and it'll HAUNT them. Trust me.

Things have a way of coming back to people that do horrible things or taking people's hard working money. So they can get all these boats, vacations -- not even thinking twice of the people they hurt or got hurt from this process. Dont they think that maybe these people have family, kids that they have to take care of and feed. Riches don't buy happiness especially if you have to lie, cheat, and all that just to get it.

I hope they read this and wake up. One day its going to *** them in the *** and they won't be anyone there to pick up the pieces.

They are like evil devils that prey on the good people. their luck will change and it wont be pretty when it does

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#336230 Review #336230 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Dean Graziosi and Dean Enterprises

On my journey to purse my career in Real Estate, I researched some books, looked over the internet, and the Dean Graziosi was hitting really hard. He was said to be the best on this field and was I lucky that he was having a seminar not so far from my house. Just a few miles drive away from home. So I signed up on the day of the seminar as scheduled. I was charged $2000 cash, and so I entered the hotel for the seminar. ***, I was expecting so much to this seminar and this Dean Graziosi. But what did happened was first, he did not even appeared and second they added more charges. $997 for Tax liens and etc. Everyone was thinking the same, I really don't want to spend more, having attended this seminar, I would expect worse and spending more would add the burden. If the real estate world is this polluted and this manipulative, makes me have second thoughts to continue on the fear that clients may generalize that all Real Estate Agents are all the same. Me ending on large money loss though I was working an honest living. If we were only given the chance to ask questions and speak ourselves, we could have done something on this matter. But we were not given the chance to ask question and if we speak bad during breaks, and some crew heard us, we are warned to be kicked out of the seminar. We were harassed. Lesson learned. No more Dean Graziosi.
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#537205

I feel for you, losing all that money! God help you!

I recently attended one of Dean Graziosi's free seminars also, but I had the sense not to get suckered into buying one of the more expensive programs. I couldnt believe how people were just jumping up and paying $1497.00 for the real estate course. Most of these people will NEVER use the knowledge, the odds are simply stacked against them. And they looked like they couldn't rub two nickels together, in cheap shoes, clothes made in China, bad hairstyles. Oh my God! And then they were offering the Tax Lien package that would take even more of your money. It was Unbelievable.

I was interested in this package, but I told myself, don't you dare fall for this, do the research first. Stay in your seat!

I suspected this was the way it would go down before I even got there. I feel sorry for the people who paid all that money to attend the 3 day workshop. From there, they will probably want even more of your money. Oh my! I'm sure about 97 percent of them will be totally disappointed. I'm so glad I stuck to my guns and didn't buy anything.

I'm in the wrong line of work! I wish I could make money like this, scamming people, but I couldnt talk to God at night in my prayers doing that to people, how could I explain myself to God!!!

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#335155 Review #335155 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Salcedo, Tarlac
Loss
$2000
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Keep up the great work, Dean

I'm so glad about the way Dean assisted me to come out of my depression. I managed to read his "Totally fulfilled" book and the positive reinforcements helped me to change my life and be more optimistic. The valuable knowledge that he has shared on this book is inspiring. It is a great book and it made become confident of his company and this book is perfect to be read by everyone here. The greatest thing about the Dean Graziosi is, for any issue I have they can be contacted through Dean Graziosi Complaints directly and they are so quick in responding me back and takes care of my issue until it is fully resolved.
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#557549

i got my free camerea you had to fill out a card and mail it back to them but it took 2 months to get it

#543179

Hello...this comment came from Sri Lanka! I am sure a book about how to master the U.S.

real estate market is of great interest to someone in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Get a clue Dean, if you're going to put the overseas team up to the task, at least ensure they mask their ip/location or are accessing these sites through a US ISP.

#532639

It's odd that someone would somehow stumble in complaint site to compliment Dean isn't it? I suspect that the term "satisifed customer" is just another term for a Dean Graziosi employee.

#530654

I want my money back, my wife and I paid $1997 for a so called workshop coming up in Cincinnati at the end of this month,in Ohio. The week of August 15 thru August 17, we attended a so called workshop and was scammed.

I should have known when we had to complete forms that asked how much money we made and what was in our retirement account. Go figure?? These *** artist are affiliated with PMI which in turns are connected to Adriane Morrison, look him up, not good either. HELP!!

I want my money back. They never gave us the promised door prizes as well as just served us water. What ever happened to the refreshments promised on the so called tickets for two? The so called speaker or trainer, was talking so fast and made most of the people that attended believe them.

Well, I want my money back ASAP. too bad they prey on desperate people. Dean should be ashamed of himself for allowing this to happen.

He never showed. "Its a scam"

#529450

I totally agree with you.. please I couldn't stop laughing really, Roche???

how much are they paying you or did they give you a free camera or gas card like they so much promised to everyone but nothing was obviously delivered?!!

was it what 5 bucks in gas card? please don't make me laugh so hard next time and get a life!

#529393

dont believe this ***. this was probably written by someone working for grazio's *** ***.

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#334281 Review #334281 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Colombo, Western Province

DEAN GRAZIOSI Review

I posted complain yestoday.Today I'm pleased that they did properly handled my complain. Finally get response from them. Today, they called me and e-mailed back to me. willing to solve the problem. I'm a very busy woman, since they are responsible company, treat me well today, I'm willing spend my time to let people know those people are good people. They may be just too busy to handle overwhelming calls.......... I'll post another one after the result. I'll post another one after the result.Also, this is 1st time using this site. I like this site too.
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#547149

I went to the work shop in liberty oh then to Clev for the 3 day event nothing has been want they said and i cant get anyone to do anything all i want is money back heres your stuff back if any one has a number or can help call 330-448-**** Bill

#531654

Anyone reading these reviews.. Notice the "Anonymous" comments?

They are obviously written by employees of Dean Graziosi! They all end up saying positive things about Dean's programs. VERY transparant!

Well, at least to those with common sense. I realize I have saved thousands of dollars by reading blog review sites like pissedconsumer.com.

#531653

I just watched an infomercial at 2am (couldn't sleep). Sounded to good to be true.

So I did a few Google searches on Dean Graziosi. Thank you for your comments. You have saved me from making that "to good to be true" mistake!

And thank you Pissedconsumer.com for providing this platform. I'm going back to bed.

#529451

:grin HA HAAA you coaches are really funny! you seriously have to write compliments for yourselves to outweigh all the complanits?

I don't think you can keep up or write that many compliments to outweigh all the pissed off customers you have!!! good luck and keep on trying. you'll need it. maybe they will give you a 10 gas card for every compliment you post.

No wait, you'll just have to mail a card to them and you'll expect it in the mail in 2 to 3 weeks.

I wouldn't hold your breath....... :upset

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#331297 Review #331297 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Reno, Nevada
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DEAN GRAZIOSI Review

Ref: TaxLien program. Called, Try to reach customer suport, Box full no one return my callssssssssss. No choice, But post complain on Facebook and any complain web-site. His program is Scam, buyer beware.... Detail: Ref: DEAN GRAZIOSI Scam. June, 25 2012. $1,497.00 Paid for Tax Lien Tutor Package. Cover Four programs. Program No. 1 - Paid the package at the sight after seminar. - Seminar speaker said, as he's holding the package in his hand, we will get software inside this package. I thought I'll own the right to using this software. But there is no software in the package. After opened the package back home, I find out, I have to pay additional monthly fee to access by using their web-site. Program No.2. Addition fee besides paid package, Access to their website $99./month. Life time: $24.xx/mon. - Had access problem. Couldn't log in. Called customer support, unable to reach them. Left message 6 times, called back 2 days later. By the time, 4 days past, my return allowing time (3days) is EXPIRED!!! May be too many users access into at same time, run very slow, or frozen which not accessible at all. Program No. 3 They will have local training sections, promised offer 1 week after paid. But all of the training is far away, at least 3 hours driving distance. Since I have medical health problem, unable to drive more than 1 hour. Program No. 4. Customer support: * Called during the business hours: All the time, holding for more than 20 min... Finally I have to leave my messages. Left messages at least 6 times. they returned my calls 2 time 2 days later. * At the seminar, they claimed before my purchasing: The person, who answer the phone, is Tax Lien export. As I finally reached them, they couldn't give me the right answer. She either said this is not their field to cover. Or, she have very shallow knowledge to handle the question. Not helpful at all. Experienced their bad services for 2 weeks by now... Called them, holding for 1.5 hours, asking for refund. by now they refused my request. Any one can help me about this matter? I'm pissed....
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#677538

I also went to their seminars, and I was thinking about buying their tax lien program, but I have been reading many bad reviews about their company. I will go with another company for my investment. Thinking about US TAX LIEN ASSOCIATION

#520187

It doesn't matter what their return policy is. Dispute the charge with your credit card company, and refuse to pay it.

Tell them you were misled by the seller and that you feel defrauded and want the credit card company to recover your money. THEY WILL do it. Just call them to get a dispute form.

You can even do it on their Web site. Best wishes!

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#331002 Review #331002 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Reno, Nevada
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Ref: DEAN GRAZIOSI Scam. June, 25 2012. $1,497.00 Paid for Tax Lien Tutor Package. Cover Four programs. Program No. 1 - Paid the package at the sight after seminar. - Seminar speaker said, as he's holding the package in his hand, we will get software inside this...
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#533778

I just went to the seminar and I need help , does the insiders cash thing work? Please contact me! ldorjechang69@***.com

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#330793 Review #330793 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Reno, Nevada