Universal marketing & Training / Took my money
In July 2012, Christopher Brugada and Sheri Linney (Director of Recruiting) from Unlimited Training Services contacted me and convinced me to invest $490.00 to start up a merchant services business and become an agent working for them helping small businesses lower their credit card fees and setting them up with cash advances. .
Sheri asked me how fast I wanted to get started and I told her immediately. I am unemployed so I was desperate for a residual, secure income. She hooked me up with Dan King VP of marketing with a partner company; Network Market Solutions. Dan King told me that if I invest $10, 000.00 from an open line of credit I can buy 500 merchant leads which they will make contact with and do all the leg work. I agreed and we proceeded.
Dan King hooked me up with John Ryan my campaign manager also with Network Market Solutions to explain how my campaign would work. I was then contacted by Matthew Page from yet another partner company called Universal Marketing and Training. This would be my “go-to” business. Matt got me set up on their web site so I could access it and look at my campaign and commission status. I would also be working with Jeffery Jones who was the program and development manager.
They sent me business cards, flyers, internet training tools, even got me an employer ID from the IRS and were setting me up as an LLC. I was to check in with John Ryan every 21 days for an update. That went well for four months.
I would often times have trouble getting ahold of these folks for updates. Eventually someone would call me back. They rarely answered my emails. I have been trying to contact them since November 14 but cannot get through. I have several numbers but I get a busy signal from all of them. I have tried to contact them from each one of their web sites listed below but no response. I have also sent emails to Jeff Jones and Matthew Page but no response. I am out $10, 490.00.
FYI: I recently discovered that in February of 2012 these folks started a business called “United Merchant Services” with the same web site design and phone number as Universal Marketing & Training; [protected]. Interesting. What they do is keep their sites open for a few months, collect all they can from their prey while they keep you on the hook so you don’t file any reports or complaints. Then it’s time to get out of Dodge. One day you make a call and get that infamous busy signal. How could such a seemingly legitimate business be so corrupt?
Unlimited Training Services-Sheri Linney (Director of recruiting), Christopher Brugada (Recruiter), Jessica (Customer service), Ashley (Customer service), Mike Stone (Verification dept)
8774 W. Hayward Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305
Network Market Solutions – John Ryan Campaign Mgr), Dan King (VP of Marketing)
1928 E. Highland Ave
Phoenix, AZ. 85016
Universal Marketing and Training – Jeffery Jones (Programs & development), Matthew Page (IT support)
4397 W. Bethany Home Rd.
Glendale, AZ. 85301
[protected] (Mathew Page)
[protected]@gmail.com (Matthew Page)