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NMR Coaching / Auctions For Income is a cheating!

1 United States

In 2005, I bought Dave Espino's 'auctionsforincome' package for 39.00 from an infomercial. Several times after I received it, a person saying they were from 'auctionsforincome' tried to contact me by telephone. Finally by Feb 2006 a man called and insisted that in order to get more information on the coaching, we needed to set up a time to speak with both my husband and myself. They let us believe we were being screened to see if we would be good candidates for a 'success story' IF we agreed with the coaching requirements. In the beginning, the coaching was mentioned in 'auctionsforincome' but failed to mention the additional cost for it. I was told they were working with Dave Espino and Auctions for Income to help those with this system become successful. The man asked us a few more questions and then asked us about our financial situation, if we had any outstanding debt, credit cards and things of that nature. He then asked us if we knew about good credit and bad credit and that investing is good credit. We were then told the cost of the program. Up until this point I thought that they just wanted to work with me, using just Dave Espino's system which we already paid for. They then put us on the phone with Scott Lundgren who confirmed that we were dedicated to making this work and then proceeded to tell us that the initial investment was around $5000.00. My husband and I have no where near that kind of money. The man then asked if we had a credit card. We told him we had received a paypal card but had not activated it yet and I had not planned to. I was first told that the cost was $5000.00.(which was the amount of credit on the card) We told him no and that we were not comfortable investing in something we were not informed about. He quoted another price for the program of approx.$3600.00. He promised an experienced coach as well as advertising to help attain our financial goals. He assured me that these were the startup costs to get business rolling and if I could commit to at least 10 hours a week I could make this work as well as make back the investment in as little as 3-6 months. My husband and I had little time to discuss this in private so we agreed to the sale. At this point we were told that he was recording my conversation to perform the credit card authorization with another female representative from the company. I was told that we had a 3 day right of rescission; yet they set our date with our “coach” for one week later, which prevented us from making an informed decision about the company.

They taped our conversation. I was never sent a copy of this verbal contract for my records.

Since my husband works 2 jobs and I am disabled, I was willing to put as many hours as it took to make this business work. We were told we would have weekly coaching for 6 months and additional if it was needed, up to a year. The coaching consisted of information that I found was free elsewhere on the internet and it lasted for 6 weeks. I was told I would be assisted by my coach to set up a business as well as a website. But when it came time to get a business tax ID and I asked for assistance, he told me to contact my local court house because, 'that's what we pay taxes for'. I set up my business and worked sometimes over 40 hrs a week to make this work. The connections to wholesalers that they promised were NOT sufficient. Most of the links given to me were either inadequate or required additional fees. Both my husband and I felt that we were scammed. I honestly put more time into trying to make this business work than I have ever put into anything and I have not made $1. Since this happened, I have tried to find out more info on this company and all I find is more complaints from others on the internet. I sent a letter to Dave Espino's Auctions for income on 6/19/06 letting him know how dissatisfied we are and that if his company was legitimate, then first he should be advised how many times his name is being mentioned in all of the online complaints and second, if he is not affiliated with National Marketing Resources, I needed him to contact me immediately as to how this company got my contact information. I have not been contacted by anyone. I am in the process of trying to find out how to contact NMR but so far have, just today, found a telephone number which I included in this report. I would appreciate finding out if this company has broken federal laws, internet laws etc and if I have a legitimate reason for feeling like I was cheated by them.

Sincerely,
Robert & Linda

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