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GPS BUFFALO GROVE ILLINOIS / Fraud & Scam

1 Buffalo Grove, IL, United States Review updated:

ITS A FRAUD! IT’S A MESS!, “IT’S DISGUSTING! IT’S PERVERTED!” IT’S MISLEADING IT IS A DISASTER!
If after opening the following sites, you still wish to work for them, then you are them yourself and your really not much different. Is everyone (hundreds of business owners and employees) including the ATTORNEY GENERAL OF ILLINOIS all wrong and the Burgess (Pervert & Son) are just a bunch of innocent victums? You can decide for yourself but maybe reading this will make it easier.


1. http://funalize.com/fox-news-story-on-rico-case-against-ipa/

2.http://illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/pressroom/2009_04/20090422.html

3.http://www.learwerts.com/Investigations/IPA-Consultants/

4. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-02-22/business/ct-biz-0222-chicago-law-20110222_1_eeoc-sexual-harassment-individual-class-members

5. A disbarred New York lawyer (John Burgess owner of SMS, GPS) with a criminal record for attempted larceny and patronizing a "16-year-old" prostitute, Mr. Burgess owns International Profit Associates, a management consulting company in Illinois.


A 16 year old? (What a dirty old man! That’s absolutely disgusting, what a Pervert!) Guess its easy to see why they lost the Sexual Harassment lawsuit and had to pay out $8, 000, 000.00 

Heck the owner is a Pervert so Monkey see Monkey do I guess?

Please Note: That Rico “Criminal investigation” is alarming and disturbing. That's really bad but that's a Chicago Company for you. I don't think I'd want Al Capone looking at my books anytime soon. These guys are just really bad news and not the people I would want my little daughter with either. 

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  • Gp
      7th of Apr, 2012

    OMG these guys are horrible. I read the ARTORNEY GENERALS LAWSUIT.
    GPS is IPA, SMS, and a ton of other acronyms so people can't catch on.

    Chicago—Attorney General Lisa Madigan today filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court against International Profit Associates, Inc. (IPA), a BuFffalo Grove, Ill.-based management consulting firm, and its owner John R. Burgess. The suit alleges that the defendants use wide-ranging deceptive practices to ensnare hundreds of small-business clients into consulting service contracts that fail to fulfill the defendants' promises to boost their clients' bottom lines.

    "International Profit Associates takes advantage of small businesses by painting an inaccurate and dismal picture of their financial condition and then conning the business owners into hiring IPA consultants who promise to turn things around, " Madigan said. "It is an unfair and deceptive scheme that has played out hundreds of times as reflected in the considerable number of complaints that my office has received from small businesses that lost tens of thousands of dollars to IPA."

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  • Gp
      7th of Apr, 2012

    GPS HIRES ON THE BEST OF OF ALL THE COMPANIES SCAMMERS.

    If you see a salesperson with a GPS card, you are in some trouble. They are recognized as the best scammers in the company. They get promoted to GPS as soon as they prove that they have scanmed more then the others. Look at AG Lawsuit IPA. In other words, you are done. They use SPIN selling techniques so don't be fooled by that notepad as if they really care about your problems.
    They laugh at people that sign up for the analyst cause they charge more then other salesmans. I worked at IPA I know that company well. FYI IPA is GPS disquised. Careful and look at IPA complaints before you sign with them. If you do sign up, your so done and get ready for some serious charges and nothing to show for it.
    Don't take my word for it, see Attorney General Lawsuit for yourself.

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  • Gp
      8th of Apr, 2012

    I used to work as a business coordinator for that company and thats so true. GPS sales people are the best trained scammers. They lie to business owners about anything if that's what it takes to get the sale. They tell business owners that analyst will show them solutions and sales but that never happens. All the Analyst wants is $ baby! His job is to get you to sign a contract then your done! After you sign your in GPS control now or at least your pocket book anyhow
    They usually have you sign late in afternoon so you have no chance to cancel after hours. In the morning it's to late cause now they would have sent you 2 controllers at $300.00 an hour EACH PLUS airfare each and millage and per diem. In other words, your out 9k by the morning. If you try not paying them they will send you to collection right away. No they have no heart once you sign the contract.
    They don't care about anything but the hours that you sign for. They like hours Baby lotsa hours AND THE ANALYST WORKS ON COMMISION so be careful wirh him.
    That's why they want to see your books. They want to scare you by making things look bad even if they arent. They are experts at lying but don't trust me, just look at Internet complaints.

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  • Gp
      8th of Apr, 2012

    GPS USA is a fraud!!!
    If they show up wanting to do this Analysis for 1-3 days, send them to analyze themselves.
    They are FRAUDS! The only analyzing the want to do is see your BOOKS AND TAX RETURNS so that they set up to soon empty it!
    They have a criminal in charge I just read and they have scammed thousands. I've had them in my business and now I'm fighting them in court as everyone else thats been scammed by them.
    Don't be nice kick them out of your business in a hurry! They are evil people!

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  • Gp
      9th of Apr, 2012

    I had these scammers in my place last week and today I had a hundred phone calls from them nearly begging me to this analisi. I wouldn't have these people anywhere near my business. As close to an analisis as they will get here is the parking lot before I have them booted out of there.
    I read that attorney generel suit and looks like they are on to them

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  • Gp
      10th of Apr, 2012

    GPS IS FRAUD AND HERE'S PROOF.

    Chicago—Attorney General Lisa Madigan today filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court against International Profit Associates, Inc. (IPA), a Buffalo Grove, Ill.-based management consulting firm, and its owner John R. Burgess. The suit alleges that the defendants use wide-ranging deceptive practices to ensnare hundreds of small-business clients into consulting service contracts that fail to fulfill the defendants' promises to boost their clients' bottom lines.

    "International Profit Associates takes advantage of small businesses by painting an inaccurate and dismal picture of their financial condition and then conning the business owners into hiring IPA consultants who promise to turn things around, " Madigan said. "It is an unfair and deceptive scheme that has played out hundreds of times as reflected in the considerable number of complaints that my office has received from small businesses that lost tens of thousands of dollars to IPA."

    "Small businesses are vital to our state's economy and are already struggling to weather the current difficult economic conditions. The last thing small business owners need is to be targeted for consulting services that simply will not benefit their operations, " Madigan said.

    The suit also names as defendants: International Tax Advisors, Inc., Integrated Business Analysis, Inc., and Accountancy Associates, LLC, all based in Buffalo Grove, Ill. Burgess is the majority owner of all of the defendant companies.

    Madigan's lawsuit alleges that IPA employs deceptive, high-pressure sales tactics to trap small businesses into management consulting contracts by falsely promising that the businesses will earn increased profits as a result of IPA's consulting services. Contrary to these promises, IPA typically charges the small businesses tens of thousands of dollars for services that fail to provide any constructive or useful information and do not result in any increased profits.

    The complaint describes IPA's business practices in detail. IPA allegedly targets businesses through telemarketing, offering an initial evaluation of a prospective client's business for a nominal fee ranging from $300 to $2, 500. Once on site for the initial analysis, IPA sales associates allegedly convince small business owners that their companies are in serious financial trouble if they do not immediately retain IPA for consulting services.

    IPA allegedly promises to prepare specialized, industry-specific recommendations that will help to improve a company's performance. The sales associates often promise that the businesses will see a three-to-one return on their investment in IPA consulting services and allegedly assure business owners that they will be able to afford the IPA services as a result of increased profits in the future. However, according to Madigan's lawsuit, the small business owners rarely realize an increase in profits and often are left in worse financial condition as a result of IPA's costly consulting services. One small business owner cited in Madigan's complaint paid IPA nearly $70, 000 in fees for consulting services that provided no meaningful advice to optimize business operations and, thus, failed to improve the company's profits.

    As Madigan's lawsuit details, after a small business agrees to a consulting project, IPA consultants arrive, usually in pairs, and bill the small business at $275 each per hour, plus travel, hotel and per diem expenses. The consultants often produce reports and charts that appear to be based on boilerplate or generic data and do not provide specialized recommendations for the small business client as originally promised.

    The complaint further alleges that IPA sales associates promise that business owners will not have to pay for consulting services if they are unsatisfied with the results. However, IPA allegedly uses aggressive collection practices to compel clients to pay for unsatisfactory service. Madigan's suit alleges that IPA demands immediate payments and, if a business owner does not make immediate payment, IPA consultants allegedly are trained to refuse to leave the business premises until their demand for a post-dated check is honored.

    Since 2004, 215 consumers have filed complaints with Madigan's Consumer Fraud Bureau. During that time, more than 400 consumers have filed complaints with the Better Business Bureau.

    Madigan's lawsuit asks the court to permanently enjoin the defendants from engaging in this conduct. The suit also asks the court to order the defendants to pay restitution for the small business owners, civil penalties of $50, 000 for violations of the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act, an additional $50, 000 for each violation committed with the intent to defraud, and the costs of the investigation and prosecution of the case.

    Consumer Fraud Bureau Chief James Kole, Special Consumer Counsel Charles G. Fergus and Assistant Attorneys General Anshuman Vaidya, Katrina Wanzer Derhake and Joshua Orenstein are handling the case for Madigan's Consumer Fraud Bureau.

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  • Li
      9th of Sep, 2015

    Is there anything I can do if I was just scammed by this company? They just took thousands from me and I am trying to find a solution.

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