printing / Deceptive salesman
In 2005 my mother and I were deceived into purchasing a printing franchise. We were duped by Mr. James Galasso, a VP of Minuteman Press who just wanted to sell us a franchise for $45, 000. We were inadequately assisted in promoting the business and we ended up losing over $100, 000 due to its failure and after selling it for only $5, 000! Mr.Galasso did not help me market and gave me false advice on how to improve profits. The company gave me old equipment, terrible advertising, unreliable marketing reps or so called technicians, no assistance in hiring, and poor training. This franchise does not help their franchisees purchase business signs or any other material to operate a business. They were already investigated for business fraud by the Federal Trade Commission and in my mind, they are still corrupt. It is not fair that Mr.Galasso sold us a business not meant for us which cost my family to pay the bank back $135, 000! For a middle class family in this recession that is unfair and should be unacceptable in our society.