unethical business practices - Building More Wealth
May 23, 2016, ThaRZA
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
My complaint involves the unethical practices of Mr. Darren Calhoun with Building More Wealth (www.BMW4U.org). On Sunday January 31st at approximately 11:30 am at Starbucks located at 3388 Poplar avenue I was presented an opportunity to invest in the newly launched membership club called BMW. I was told that benefits for becoming a member included: Roadside Assistance, Life Lock-Identity theft service, Legal Shield, and CPA services. I was also shown charts demonstrating how income was produced by purchasing membership cards at $10 each. For example: Step#1 move 20 cards and get a check for $100. Step#2 move 20 VIP memberships get a check for $400. Step#3 Invest $400 and receive $2000. To this date I have not received any of the benefits stated above. Also, I have only received $138 of $2500(250 cards) back and only about half of the membership cards. After the last meeting I attended on Thursday March 24th at 7 pm, I requested my money back. I was told to "Just hang in there for a little while longer". I was then convinced that this was a Scam! Finally, I texted Mr. Calhoun on Monday April 4th at 8:18 am asking him to call me. He eventually called me Tuesday April 5th at 8:50 am. We debated back and forth for 57 minutes an 23 seconds for him to tell me that if I wanted my money back, I would have to resell the cards I had already purchased. Needless to say, I was flabbergasted. I don't want to be associated with BMW, nor do I want any of my friends and family that I gave cards to(Paid it Forward) associated with Building More Wealth!