|People Helping People|
|People Helping People A Sucker is Born Every Minute Northridge, California |
|30th of Jan, 2011 by |
|Unfortunately, against my better judgment, I also became a victim of this so-called "one-of-a-kind" organization. A close family member introduced me to it, so part of my lapse in judgement contributed to this fact. Note: I tried to do my homework and searched for the organization online; I even checked them out on the BBB website. At that time I've found nothing negative about them but deep down I knew (after my experience) that it was just a matter of time!|
The first red flag for me was when the recruiter said they prefer people with no prior experience in the field of finance or insurance. Huh? OK, I said to myself, let's be open-minded. During my first conversation with the recruiter I had asked him how willwe obtain clients? His response was: "Well, towards the end of your training, a situation may arise when a client needs services and no agent is available, so you'll be going to the client and after that it's pretty much word-of-mouth advertisement." This was another red flag, but I let it go. Once I handed over the $100 "administrative fee," I was told to take out my cell phone and write down the names and numbers of potential clients or potential agents. After I managed to scramble a handful of names, he made me call the potential clients and tell them "how excited I was about this new opportunity" andwhen can wemeet them for "training purposes." I felt very uncomfortable. Nowhere was this "cold calling" mentioned before! Matter of fact, the recruiter expressly stated that they do no do cold calling! I guess it's not cold calling if you know the person?
Another issue was with the insurance license fee. He asked me if I can manage to spend (if I recall correctly) $59 so he can register me for the insurance course. I foolishly said yes, only to find out later, when I was ready to download the training material, that there are two additional fee installments involved!
I attended the first meeting where I was hoping to learn about the products that they're selling. However, the entire 2-hour meeting was nothing about the products, but it was rather a combination of "Psychology of Sales 101" and a motivational speech. At one point, the guy was reading to us from a book! I said to myself: I have better use of my time than to travel to these "meetings" twice a week and listen to a guy reading a book!
Due to the fact that my family member is still "brainwashed" by them, I did not ask for my money back. But as the cliche goes: if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck... well, it is a duck!
In conclusion, deceptive sales practices speak louder than words. Do not be fooled!
|No company, especially one that proudly calls itself People Helping People, wants to read about negative experiences for its potential clients or associates. Since PHP was launched in 2009, we have tried to hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards, so it is distressing to read accounts that would suggest we are somehow conducting business in an improper way. As Chief Marketing Officer for PHP, I realize there will be those times when we make mistakes, but overall we want anyone who comes in contact with us to know that we take our word and our values very seriously. |
Although we can’t fix the negative situation that has been outlined here, we can at least share what we aspire to be. To start, we believe in honesty and transparency in all of our relationships and business dealings. It is our policy to disclose all costs, fees and contractual details to clients, employees, agents and partners. Second, we are proud supporters of the network marketing business model, as just one proven way of doing business in America. It is a business model philosophy based on relationship-based referrals and tiered sales commissions, and in our case, a strong belief that our products and business opportunities are great for America.
Finally, like any successful and quickly growing business, we will make our share of mistakes. Occasionally there will be an associate that is not in step with our values, and in these cases, corrective measures will be made. We certainly apologize for any offense that might have been caused by any employee or agent or if you felt that you were being misled about the business or costs involved. If you are interested in seeing what our community is all about please join our conversation on Facebook or Twitter.
Bo Gibbs, Chief Marketing Officer, People Helping People
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