Scammed! Team International did it! Protect yourself this way!

@raydene (9874)
United States
February 28, 2008 11:12am CST
Last night I was talking to a prospect and she told me she has signed up with Team International. She said she was trying to get her $500 back but wasn't getting returned calls. She asked me how you can protect yourself. 1. Just because it sounds great and they are presuring you to sign on the dotted line and hand over your money and if you don't do it today you will lose your chance...STOP open a new window on your computer and type in http://welcome.bbb.org/ Put in your country then you will be directed to a place where you can put in the company's name.Most companies may have a complaint or two but is it resolved? I just now looked at Shaklee and found it does have 1 one complaint in the last 36 months and it was resolved. If you see repeated complaints and not resolved then throw away all info and block them from your email..other words.RUN LIKE HELI 2.Google the company what's being said about them? Remember where there is smoke there is fire! 3. Be smart do not let anyone pressure you! I hope this helps. Anyone that needs more help email me raydenee@yahoo.com
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@mimatexas (1835)
• United States
28 Feb 08
It's good to know about this company (Team International)so I won't join under them! Thank you very much for your advice, I will check out the link so I can search my other company: Forever Living Products for any complaints.
@BarBaraPrz (20738)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
28 Feb 08
Very good advice. My only caveat is that not everyone lodges a complaint with BBB, so not finding any there doesn't necessarily mean they're ok.
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• United States
28 Feb 08
Quite true. Many folks, when they believe they have been hoodwinked, are so ashamed of it that they will not say ANYTHING.
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@finlander60 (1775)
• United States
28 Feb 08
This is all good advice. Something I can offer is this, if there is a time limit be very careful. Some of these folks will have a "Countdown Clock" on the E-Mail that you received that is informing you that "You only have this much time to take this offer." I now just close the E-Mail and come back the next day, or even later, just to see if the "Countdown Clock" has started up, again. If it has, then I will delete it, but only if I have taken the opportunity of checking it out thoroughly. If it checks out as a "Possibility" then I will consider it. Usually, it doesn't check out as something worthy of my interest. My two cents on this subject.
@mummymo (23707)
2 Mar 08
Well done Mom! There are too many companies out there who will seem really nice and make it sound reasonable that you have to signup today or lose out! I would automatically run in the other direction if someone tried that with me but your advice is great! xxx
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@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
29 Feb 08
Good advice. Whenever someone pressures me to sign the dotted line right away, I don't do it. I don't jump into nothing like that, people use that as a scare tactic, like you are going to lose out on something. I once checked into getting in Shaklee, the ladies were so nice, no pressure. I then decided it just wasn't for me. I had contacted SMC, they wanted me to "sign on the dotted line right away", I didn't do that neither. They wanted me to join, send them money all before seeing the product that they wanted me to sell. That might be how they do business, its not how I do business.
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