Meridian Business Consulting - UTAH / Fraud
I was approached by telephone by Meridian Business Consulting. He explained that this company offered complete training and individual support until I had a web site up and running and and I had made all the money back that the course cost. - which was some $4, 500 which I charged to my credit card, which was already some $20, 000 in debit. But i was persuaded that this was a way that i could pay my debts off. I subsequently had 9 training calls on the phone over several weeks with a coach, during which time i had to work on the content of my website which would consist of selling affiliate products in a niche market which i chose - new inventions. I was required to use their website builder which which cost me an extra $39 per month. Shortly thereafter I was contacted by Ameritax Financial Services saying that I had to register as a corporation to satisfy the terms of the IRA since I would need to file income tax. This also was a $59.95 monthly charge to maintain my account at their office as well as another $2, 000 for reqistration of my corporation. So this was an extra expense on top of all the others. I found that i was struggling to carry out the requirements of the course and all that it involved due to me having to look after my ageing parents. I made my coach aware of my predicament and large credit card debt and asked her to arrange a refund as i couldn't continue. I sent more emails saying that i was on the verge of bankruptcy but had no response from them, even though i asked them to sell my tuition to someone else even at a discounted rate - no refunds were ever made. Their promise of me making about $25, 000 a year and that they would be there to assist me every step of the way was an empty one. Except for my contacting them I have never heard a word from them offering to help me. I was definitely misled by this company an they did not live up to their end of the contract. I have fallen for money making scams before but they cost pennies compared to the thousands of dollars that this one and another called Thrive Learning has cost me.
If anyone reads this that has had success in getting any money back I would appreciate you letting me know. If anyone knows someone who could assist me at a reasonable rate, that would be terrific. The company itself now appears to have gone out of business but it merely may have closed down only to start up again somewhere else as their site builder website is still up and running. Be careful of similar schemes ... i also had signed up with Thrive Learning shortly before Meridian Business Consulting for an equally large amount with the same result apart from having ongoing access to their e-learning library which is at least something. I'D REALLY LIKE TO RECOVER THE MONEY THAT THESE COMPANIES HAVE COST ME SO PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN ... THANK YOU.