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test prep pyramid

DO NOT BUY

Ok, damn, I really wish I had googled this company before I gave him my credit card. Sure he sent the test cd's but as soon as I say that it was windows vista compatible, and the copyright was [protected], I knew I was probably out my 215 dollars. The call seems so genuine, and the "oh I forgot to mention the 15 dollars for shipping" should have sent up the red flag. There is no www.testprepservices.org so pretty much all of the phone scammers promises are garbage. I disputed the charge on my credit card in hopes that I'm not out the 215, I'll be glad to send these garbage CD's back to them, I'm afraid to put one near my PC.

DO NOT BUY

fraudulent marketer of test prep software

If you have been a customer of ira pupko who is doing business as test prep services in temecula, ca you are...

return

I need my RAN to return the dvds. My son cannot take the SAT. I have been trying to reach you for more than a...

sat prep - will not refund money due to "cash flow problems"!!!

We returned our test prep product that we purchased for $214 within the 30 days and the customer service team acknowledged it had been received. For several months we have tried to get a refund and have been given the run around including the excuse that they have "cash flow problems" . This company is unethical and has zero integrity!!!

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    Pam Noll Hamilton Aug 30, 2017
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    I'm in the same boat. :( I don't know what to do. My credit card company couldn't do anything because I waited too long to contact them. I filed with the Attorney General of my state, but they didn't get anywhere. I live across the country from California, so that's not an option.

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returns and bad product

Complaint description: After returning incompatible cds following all return instructions, company denie...

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this company is a scam

They called us claiming our son signed up and was interested in their products and services. We were also...

advertised phone sales positions

I responded to advertisement on craigslist for phone sales. The two (2) individuals, mike long and ira, both refused to provide a company website, documentation for new hires, etc, when I asked. Ira' s response was to refer to me as a "f... " weirdo, via a text message, for requesting this information.
As a result, I have alerted craigslist that this company appears to be fraudulent.

test prep kit

I have had a similar experience to all of you here! Someone called and told me my daughter had requested the...

sat/act college prep test

Do Not Buy from this company...They are fraudulently selling outdated software and will not honor their...

vocabulary masters sat/act college test prep series

I got a call from test prep services telling me that my child was interested in their services. I decided to...

sat prep materials

This company is the biggest joke I have ever dealt with. We called to cancel after we had been charged- and...

act / sat prep

I actually do not have a complaint because I was really satisfied with Test Prep Services.My son and daughter both used the study program and from the second week of using the tutoring cd-rom's we were already seeing improvements in all the subject areas of the test.For 199.00 for two students to be enrolled in a prep course is unheard of.Im not sure why people are complaining, possibly they did not follow the directions in the box when it got there or did not follow the website.Anyways both of my kids scored much better after using this program!Highly recommended

act/sat cd roms return guarantee

$214.00 Act/Sat college test prep series. Was given 100% satisfaction guarentee. Guarentee my child would...

deceptive practices

This company called me on my mobile phone indicating affiliation with my daiughter's high school and...

did not honor guarrantee/refund

TPS has acknowledged receipt of the returned software and documentation. Customer Service has said refund...

vindictive postings

In our weekly company meeting this week it was brought to our atttention that there have been some negative...

scamming con artist

Dont work for testprepeservices.Org! They have you calling the same people over and over again even if you disposition the calls as 'not interested' or 'dnc'. Ira pupko and kristie whitfield keep telling you that you can earn a good living selling their crap and spinning their lies. Then when you do make sales there's no guarantee you will ever get paid for your time/sales. Only ira and kristie will know how many customers and sales reps they have ripped off. The sales reps are not able to talk to each other so its the perfect scenario for a con man to rip off his reps. Don't be fooled by them, stay far away unless you like working for no pay and selling a bogus service. Shame on ira!

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    nbd Aug 22, 2010

    IRA PUPKO OF TEST PREP SERVICES (testprepservices.org) IS A SCAMMING CON-ARTIST RIPPING OFF EMPLOYEES AND CUSTOMERS ALIKE!

    His BOGUS SAT/ACT product sells for $200! The equivalent can be purchased at Amazon for $10. He has employees harass the same parents non-stop, pretending to be educational advisors and following up on their child´s REQUEST for the product. All lies!

    He also does not PAY his agents when they obtain sales. Claiming that they canceled or returned the product which the agent has no way to verify.

    STAY AWAY! He is a creep act and I sure would not want him to have access to my children´s information which he purchases via his leads.

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    Andrew R Sep 07, 2010

    I have worked for TPS for 4 years. I have ALWAYS ben paid on time. ALWAYS! I cannot in good conscience allow some lunatic to post this kind of blasphemy without remarking. It's AMAZING to me that a person can post, without identifying oneself, such blatant lies. TPS sometimes hires sales associates to work as Independent Consultants from their respective homes. They (we) are extensively trained so that we are QUALIFIED to offer parents worthy advice with respect to most matters SAT/ACT related. The company takes this space seriously and has ALWAYS been adamant about its' reps comporting themselves professionally. Occasionally, an individual who has been hired proves to be rogue or renegade in his or her approach to the job and TPS has a ZERO TOLERANCE policy with regard to this type of behavior, meaning that if discovered, a rep will be immediately terminated without warning. There have been a couple of those people who've sought "retaliation" for being terminated by posting malicious, vengeful postings on the internet. They irk me to no end and I can only IMAGINE how the subject feels about them. I'm going to tell you that the majority of Educational Consultants associated with TPS has been together for years and pride ourselves in our ability to represent our very worthy product ethically, professionally and ACCURATELY to the public. To the vengeful idiot(s) who have impugned our and Ira's integrity, I can only hope that your bad-faith attempt(s) to cast aspersions on Ira and the company are viewed transparently by the public as the mean-spirited blatant lies that they are.

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    Andrew R Sep 07, 2010

    I have worked for TPS for 4 years. I have ALWAYS been paid on time. I cannot in good conscience allow some lunatic to post this kind of blasphemy without remarking. It's AMAZING to me that a person can post, without identifying oneself, such blatant lies. TPS sometimes hires sales associates to work as Independent Consultants from their respective homes. They (we) are extensively trained so that we are QUALIFIED to offer parents worthy advice with respect to most matters SAT/ACT related. The company takes this space seriously and has ALWAYS been adamant about its' reps comporting themselves professionally. Occasionally, an individual who has been hired proves to be rogue or renegade in his or her approach to the job and TPS has a ZERO TOLERANCE policy with regard to this type of behavior, meaning that if discovered, a rep will be immediately terminated without warning. There have been a couple of those people who've sought "retaliation" for being terminated by posting malicious, vengeful postings on the internet. They irk me to no end and I can only IMAGINE how the subject feels about them. I'm going to tell you that the majority of Educational Consultants associated with TPS has been together for years and pride ourselves in our ability to represent our very worthy product ethically, professionally and ACCURATELY to the public. To the vengeful idiot(s) who have impugned our and Ira's integrity, I can only hope that your bad-faith attempt(s) to cast aspersions on Ira and the company are viewed transparently by the public as the mean-spirited blatant lies that they are.

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    David Ca Sep 29, 2010

    I also worked for that jerk Ira. He is such a liar and a cheat! Maybe he's paying his workers now, cause he needs people to work for him, but I have connected with far too many people that also were not paid for their work. I belive everything negative I have read about IRA, I just wish I would have found it before I wentto work for him.
    I'm willing to bet he's still operating the same way as people dont change what they are. He generally will cheat you of your sales and tell you you had cancellations or refusals and he will stop paying the rookies that are not making many sales and when he sees they are discouraged and not coming back to work he stops paying them all together. If you do buy into his lies that you can earn a good living... the truth is you can can do ok if you fresh leads, otherwise the hours required to make your sales is way over 50 hours per week with his old and bad lead. Ira is so cheap that he doesnt buy new leads often enough so your going to wasting hours and days calling and calling over and over the same folks until they are screaming at you to stop calling them. He also has a way of sending the new leads to his favorite workers so yes some of the long term people do make a good living and rack up sales quickly, but as new person you will be wasting days on end calling angry folks that have already told 20 other reps to 'STOP F... Calling us! Lastly, dont count on the fact you may have dispositioned the call as 'Not Interested' as that doesn't take that "lead" out of the system for Ira, he just keeps recycling them to see what fool can finally make the sale happen. I also suggest your check with the Department of Justice to see everything they have to say about TESTPREP SERVICES.ORG. Good luck Andy, you need it working for TPS.

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scam

TPS SCAMS FAMILIES. THIS COMPANY IS A SCAM. They scam people who work for them. Do not buy from them!!! Do not work for them. Dont even talk to them. Ira Pupkin (owner) and Kristie Whit (recruiter and #1 hag) are liars, cheaters and scammers with, from what I've witnessed and read, a bad reputation and no conscience. Ken Gardner and Spencer Perna (dont know if real names) are the lead sales callers. Report TPS to the schools your kids attend-that's where they get your kids names and ages. The schools allow SAT and ACT reps to ask questions and that information is sold to the scammers-the way I understand it. Report them to SAT and ACT because they attempt to imply a connection-888-5 SATACT is TPS phone number. They tell you 100% no risk and money back-read the complaints.

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    haptman Jun 28, 2010
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    This true...also they give out fake conformation numbers. They have offshore accounts and never answer their phones...so doing a return is almost impossible. This comes from a former sales rep. Also their reps are at home contractors who have access to your credit card information. Do not do business with this company.

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tps is a fraud!! do not buy from tps!!

Received phone call from tps, advertising that they have the test prep materials on sale, and claimed that...

bbb &f& rating

The BBB gives Test Prep Services an "F" rating, and states: "We strongly question the company’s reliability for reasons such as that they have failed to respond to complaints, their advertising is grossly misleading, they are not in compliance with the law’s licensing or registration requirements, their complaints contain especially serious allegations, or the company’s industry is known for its fraudulent business practices."

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    FCKU Sep 29, 2010
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    CMON IRA, ACT TOUGH AND ANSWER WHY YOUR BBB RATINGS SUCK A CRACK PIPE?...[censor]

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