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People Helping People PHP Another MLM scam and non-disclosure Internet
27th of Nov, 2010 by User229971
At the 2nd of two 2-hour meetings (in the 2nd meeting they play high volume music which doesn't allow you to think), afterwhich the original Associate ambushed me with a private meeting one-on-one and TELLS me a $100. fee for membership is required right NOW, then he hands me a 1099 and ONLY the last page of a 4-page Associate Agreement. When he returns I ask him for the rest of the Agreement which he unhappily gives me and begins telling me how "Lucky" I am to be accepted by PHP, only a few individuals are accepted and I'm one of them. Wow. My little voice is screaming in my ear to get the frik outta there. He is reticent to answer my questions about commission and how it all works, he says I'm unusual to ask so many questions. Then I tell him I'm going to think about it and begin to leave. B4 I go he asks if we can meet 2moro after I look over everything, I say, give me a call. Well he calls me 3 times in 1 hour the nxt morn and we go for coffee. I go over a few questions and he again says this is not the norm to be answering so many questions. Next I ask him if the the total of $570 is the bottom-line for costs and pls tell me if there are any other extranious charges, he says "Oh well there is a $54. membership fee for website maint. & access", I reply "Okay, now are there ANY OTHER amounts that I need to know about?" he says "No-None". I sign the Agreement(which I read) & give ccard info, 1099 & New Associate Application (not all of it, I refuse some which asks the city I was born in which is none of their business as I have identity theft) & give it to him. He proceeds to explain a few requirements and at the very end says, "You must have Insurance with one of our Providers as a Downline Associate, It's required." I am flabbergasted, tell him this is ridiculous and why couldn't he have mentioned this when I asked him earlier if there were any other costs? He says this is the way PHP does business. I ask for my information to be returned and tell him I'll call him back the nxt day regardless as to my decision.


Throughout I asked reasonable questions and he was markedly frustrated and would make a noise or tell me that "This is unusual". I can't believe that anyone would just be such a lemming as to not ask questions or read the Agreement. I felt pressured and fortunately walked away from the situation.

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4710 days ago by PHPagency
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 experience that you had after the fact, 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, at PHP, we want to encourage open dialog and questions from anyone considering joining our team. It does neither party any good to have misunderstandings and unanswered questions. I apologize if you were made to feel that your questions were unwelcome. That is certainly not how we want our agents to respond to questions.


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. If you are interested in seeing what our community is all about please join our conversation on Facebook or Twitter.


Regards,


Bo Gibbs, Chief Marketing Officer, People Helping People

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