It’s now or never! If you leave the office, you will lose your chance!
… Is what you probably have heard, if you have been attending a promotional sales presentation from a fraudulent company.
Fraudulent companies have their clear aim when they invite you to a meeting, and the last thing they want is that you walk out of their office without leaving your money there! They are prepared to tell any possible and necessary lie, as long as the consumer buys into their story and have their wallet prepared.
The sales representatives seem to use all the same tactics, which are clearly aimed to avoid that potential buyers have time to discuss the offer between themselves or obtain information “from outside” and perhaps run off.
‘Keep the victim away from anything that might disturb the sales action!’
The consumer and potential buyer is treated with greatest attention, often they are offered drinks and snacks, not because these people are especially hospitable, but to avoid that the consumers have the opportunity to look for information in internet, as if they do, they will find blogs and web pages like ours from Mindtimeshare that will tell them the truth, and the deal is gone!
Indeed there are consumers who saved themselves from losing money by going to the restroom and searching on the mobile the name of the company where they were about to be caught, and finally found our warning on the Mindtimeshare blog.
“The company wanted a decision before we left their office!” is what victims report to us.
Be aware that it can be very complicated to recuperate a deposit, even if it was made by credit card. Such fraudsters are using third party companies to charge the deposits on accounts that finally cannot be linked to the original company that has sold you their service! Or the credit card machine is “broken” and you are taken to the nearest ATM machine to withdraw the cash…
You might even be threatened with legal actions to be taken against you, if you do not pay the balance, once you signed an agreement with such fraudsters.
What is the conclusion?
If you are going to attend a sales presentation, follow our advice:
- Take it with calm! You are always in your right if you want to walk off!
- DO NOT PAY ANY DEPOSIT!
- Do not sign anything on the day!
- Take your time to find information about the company!
- Ask for copies of the documentation to take with you and read everything, also the small letters! If they are not willing to do so, alarm bells should be ringing, as then they have something to hide.
If you already have attended such a presentation and have doubts now, get in contact with us and receive information about the particular company you had dealings with.
Please e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave your comment here on our blog.