Called on August 27th, 2008 at 10:32 a.m. and 10:48 a.m. Asking some very personal questions regarding the business. He identified himself as Mike Rogers. Very strange...
I just got a call from a black guy from this phone number, and he asked to speak to our company President, but he asked for him by his last name. Said he was calling from Bill Nansis office.....????
Oh BS you are a liar
I am Mariano Raigo and I did not make any appointment with you and that is not my phone number. IPA made that appointment but you did not speak with me. I do not have that number and did not give you any misleading information. I do not appreciate you using my name in conjunction with this.
Fool Me Twice...
On April 22, 2009, Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court against International Profit Associates, Inc. (IPA)and its owner John R. Burgess. The suit alleges that the defendants use wide-ranging deceptive practices to ensnare hundreds of small-business clients into consulting service contracts that fail to fulfill the defendants' promises to boost their clients' bottom lines.
See the full text at http://www.bbb.org/chicago/business-reviews/b ... ove-il-54000004
Fool Me Twice...
I foolishly did business with IPA a few years ago and would never work with them again. They started calling again a while back and I finally told them to go away. The callers have been rude to my staff, and their agent was flat out dishonest.
Now a new person who identifies himself as calling on behalf of "Bill Nassis" is trying to get me to "let someone stop by to shake hands." Lo and behold, I Google the name and it's IPA again...
I bet someone is going to "stop by" claiming to have an appointment with me (they've done that before) even though I expressly said "No" when they asked. Sheesh.
Jared - Amplified Media
I too received a call from this number today.
Same story. They gave me very little information about their company. Initially, they were only interested in setting up an appointment to meet. I had to pry to even figure out who they were. The lady on the other line spoke very fast, and was very hard to understand.
I set an appointment to meet this "Mariano Raigo", but now after reading this post, I will be sure to cancel this appointment.
Anonymous in NC
Received a call & let "Bill Nassis" into the office, by appointment. He was rude, condescending & manipulative, and was essentially thrown out. IPA has since called this office four times. Today we called their 800 number & told them to put us on the Do Not Call List. Our next call, should they call again, is to the local phone company to report telephone harassment, and to the police. The last call, an hour ago, from IPA was a different rude & manipulative man, who hung up on me. That call came from 828-490-4271.
I didn't recognize the number so I googled it and found this board. This number is a person who works for IPA which is also known as International Profit Associates. They have a BBB score of F (http://www.bbb.org/chicago/business-reviews/b ... ove-il-54000004) I know because I was stupid enough to let a representative from IPA into my business. I ended up filing a complaint with the BBB and they are still trying to call me.
I just got a call from a black guy from this phone number, and he asked to speak to our company President, but he asked for him by his last name. Said he was calling from Bill Nansis office.....regarding some concrete work...which is mispresentation if ya ask me!!
Called my business, asked for me by name, then hung up. Called the 490-4271 number back and was told they are a business consulting firm. No one would provide any further information as to why they called or how they had my name and phone number. Very suspicious.
Man named Bob - said he is from ipa a development firm out of canada. very rude and asking questions about my company: stating that he could talk to us about growing our company, etc... After i asked information about him and his company he became more rude. ????
Did he give his name? Where are you located at?
Called and asked for "Kent". Very rude. When he was told there wasn't anyone here by that name, started asking for the name of our business. He's up to something.
I Googled the phone number and no hits - Definitely a boiler room scammer.