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World Financial Group - I walked out of the interview

I get a call from WFG on Friday (HELEN)afternoon stating that the found my resume on career builder and they where impressed with my resume and wanted to interview me ASAP. They talked very fast and I didn't quite get the name of the company.(That should have been the...
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#1052040

all you need to do is get and read the Time Magazine (September 2015 issue)

then you'll know more about this company.....

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#217648 Review #217648 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Brea, California

World Financial Group--Marketing Company seeking to fill middle management Positions

World Financial Group 3350 East Birch Street Suite 200 Brea, Ca 92821 While at a job fair called Hire Live located in Orange County, I met a woman at the front of the Hotel where the fair was being held. She claimed to be working for a Marketing company hiring for...
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#1554578

yes

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#216046 Review #216046 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Fountain Valley, California

WFG My Personal Experience

I am sorry, but this is the first time I decided to Search World Financial Group Since I have "Joined" them. I have been there for almost a year and a half. I am young, but i knew the reputation just by word of mouth. To tell you the truth (whoever is involved) I did not want opinions like yours to dictate what I would chose to do, or an opportunity I would take or not take. I, unlike many people in the world today, decided to look at their direct sites, the insurance companies they are allowed to be affiliated with, their parent company, the laws, and the compliance laws they have to abide by. These are credible sources. If a company is not big, if they are not good, then they will not have law suits. Things happen, for god's sake McDonalds has law suits. I Hate McDonalds, I think it tastes like horse *** but i do not post in online. I let others try it and decide for themselves. How dare you post that you are fighting against it? You should make a website educating people on business ethics, on how to conduct business, and do the right thing. There are always bad people in every business. My Family was victim to Bad WfG agents, but we met one that was credible, came to our home, and we don't know them well at all, but got to know their background before buying anything. I have learned so much about insurance, financial planning, how mortgages work, how taxes work, how estate is paid. Etc. But that is because the office I work with, West Los Angeles Office, through many years, and many mistakes I'm sure, are actually educating their Associates, before throwing them in for a sale. Without this opportunity, I would not be where I am today; I would not have the support, the friends, or the confidence. Can you honestly say that you want to fight that? If i read this site before I went on my interview, or business presentation, I would CANCEL! But I would miss almost 2 years of happiness, of care, of really seeing how we change people's lives in a positive and ethical way. I do not steal money, because it is my family I would be stealing from! Who does that? Exactly! WHO! Look at the WHOs that are doing this, Target the Who, not the Company and the opportunity it holds for those maybe school isn't for them. I am sure everyone knows someone smart who knows school is just not for them. They prefer hands-on learning rather than sitting in a class and learning, which is not bad thing at all. But all I ask is that you recheck your comments, suggestions, and focus on the right things.
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#1554579

noop

#883766

OMG McDonald seriously people sued McDonald for selling them an hot cofee to easy to sue them in order to make money.

WFG steal money and make people loose money that's an huge difference....

Never compare apple with orange with this example for me you have no credibility, moreover you said you were young, you have a lack of experience and it's obvious

#395221

Can't we all just get along? :sigh So many people hating and defending this company that you all just end up confusing the people who want to know more about the company.

The fact is, we do not know any of you, therefore we cannot and should not trust your opinion. This is a site where anyone can go under any name and post comments on anything they want. Stop the hate people, because life is to short to go around and influencing other peoples lives. If this company works out for some people that's great!

If it doesn't then something wrong must of happened. Everyone has different circumstances and some solutions may work for others and not for you, but to go around and flame the company for what the agent has done to you is wrong and not very justifiable. I would blame the company for lack of training and monitoring of their employees/agents. It's all about educations folks!

Don't you agree the more you know the better your choices will be? But that is also a double edge sword is it not? There are always those that will abuse knowledge they gain, that is a fact, but to generalize the whole based on the few is not a sound judgement at all, am I right? Can I get an Amen?

Stop the hate alright gyus? It all just comes down to education.

#883764
@PissedConsumer395221

Same here we don't know you we don't trust your judgement about your sucessfull story just saying

#301250

WFG is a company that teaches its employees to suck the blood of their client. You will always have the feeling why you got ripped off and why you need to screw your friends and family. If you are approach by a WFG rep, run for the hills and stay away from them.

#284242

You're an assistant to a lawyer. Being a paralegal gives you no credibility, my friend. I joined WFG a year ago, and I can tell you, the dream selling is there, and so are the promises. In life, there are no true guarantees, and WFG is not beyond this standard. I am a business owner, graduate with a degree in civil engineering, and I make ends meet. When WFG knocked on my door, the agent was a former CPA (i'm sure your credentials know what that stands for), andshe was not only inspiring but helpful as well.

A remedy to your ailments, I did not make any money. It was not because WFG was a scam. It was not because I did not "believe" in their mission statement (for I UNDERSTOOD more than blindly subjecting myself). I simply wasn't a salesman. It's a difficult business, rooted in degrees of success and equally/varied amounts of rejection.

Those that make it, I applaud them because it requires a strong and equally intelligent individual to see through clearer lenses than yourself.

HIdden fees, interest rates.. blah blah blah. Independent insurance agents represent a brokerage firm under the masses of Insurance companies, and THEY create the products. If a product is unreliable, the agent should not be selling. If the agent didn't know, they shouldn't be selling. It's a simple example of the prepared and unprepared.

WFG - to be clear - is an opportunity. That is all. Maybe they are not professionals. Maybe some are not ethically inclined; however, those that are, those that succeed on paramounts of value and belief in themselves (not in a quota or a business-like cult)... these are the respectable. For most people - like you Leatham - they are fundamentally underestimated and unrealized.

#883768
@PissedConsumer284242

Frank gives me one name of a real person who suceed someone I can call and talk to. And who has proof of that....

Someone who hasen't stole money who didn't make poor family loose all their savings.

I bet you can't

I have an MBA, I went to their *** conference and they are full of s... they do huge mistake.

Being an engineer doesn't give you any credibility at all either in understanding business and financail products ....just saying

#276044

Oh! PS!

I now work as paralegal in bankruptcy law and I CANT TELL YOU how much people have LOST due to the fine print, and hidden statements, and fees, and interest rate, and claus, and retainers from...you guessed it, yours truly...WORLD FINANCIAL GROUP who got people refinanced, Home Mods, Mortgage, you name it. their hand was in it... So next time you think about "almost 2 years of happiness, of care, of really seeing how we change people's lives in a positive and ethical way" Think of the families who were desperate to get a home for their childrens future, or refinance to pay medical bills, or home mod so they could have their elderly parents move in with them only to have their home go into FORECLOSURE cause they cant keep up with the variable rate! So, think about that next time you come on the internet and rant about " I do not steal money because it is my family I would be stealing from!

Who does that?" Well, YOU DO...

and you are stealing money, and ruining lives along the way be representing this company. So, think about all the happiness you are bringing people when you are holding their blindfold on...

#276030

WFG IS A SCAM TO THE MAX!!!! ITS SAD TO THINK THAT YOU WOULDNT "be where I am today; I would not have the support, the friends, or the confidence" Really??!!

That is the most BRAIN WASHED statement I have ever read thus this far about this company!

And I use to WORK for them! They are by FAR the biggest scums of the earth!

#261470

Definitely splitting the corporate rhetoric. Not once did he mention that he's making six figures.

Just that he's happy. They keep u happy to hide the failure.

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#212193 Review #212193 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Santa Monica, California
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WFG - Financial Wanna-Be's

Imagine your accounts are managed by a part timer, you trust this person with your entire life savings but they dont have a degree, studied for 52 hours (1 week) and now is licensed to MANAGE your life savings. You call them about your account, but they are busy at...
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#744700

MISTY

DON'T TRY TO UNDERESTIMATE WFG. I AM A NEW MEMBER AND ATTENDED MEETING 2X A WEEK HOW THIS COMPANY WORK.I GOT MYSELF SIGN IN AND AMAZE HOW THIS OPPORTUNITY WORK.

THE SUPPORT THEY GIVE TO YOU IS INCREDIBLE AND SUPERB.THEIR WEBSITE IS OUTSTANDING NEVER ENDING SUPPORT THE VIDEOS WELL EXPLAIN THE CO.IF THIS IS NOT LEGITIMATE AEGON WILL NOT BUY IT AND PRETTY SURE AEGON WILL SUE WFG LONG TIME AGO FOR USING AEGON AS THEIR MOTHER CO.ALL AGENT ARE REQUIRED TO GET LICENSE IN THE STATE OF CA IF YOU LIVE HERE.THE CA SCHOOL OF INSURANCE EXPLAINED THAT INSURANCE AGENTS MARKET THEIR PRODUCTS LIKE LIFE,ANNUITIES, ETC. AND LEVERAGE (YOU CALLED MLM) IS PART OF MARKETING.PEOPLE JUST MISUSE THE WORD MLM.LEVERAGING IS LONG TIME EXISTED IN THE MARKETING INDUSTRY BEFORE THE WORD MLM DISCOVERED.FOR ME I RATHER INVEST $100 TO BE A BUSINESS PARTNER RATHER THAN INVEST $50,000 TO HAVE A COMPANY OF YOUR OWN AND LOST IT.

(ESP. WITH TODAY'S ECONOMY).IN WFG WE DON'T GET PEOPLE'S MONEY BUT WE HELP FAMILY HOW TO SAVE THEIR MONEY TO MAKE MORE MONEY.

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#211629 Review #211629 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Washington, District Of Columbia

WFG Total fraud

Well, I was contacted by WFG representative. I was impressed by the big stories and the presentations. They gave me big picture and I was so foolish that I left my company paying very good salary. Truth came to picture soon, The lie cost me my job, 6 months of saving 5000 per month. After getting 4 - 5 customers, I was paid 400 to 500. I was promised for 20k to 25k. After learning that I was fooled, I was shocked and got into accident. It cost 8000/- My mother in law heard that I was scammed and she had heart attack and she passed away. Here is their trick. They attract you to use your contacts and then try to get rid of you, so that they can keep the commissions for the rest of life. Another thing, whenever you go to their presentations or when they come to your home for presentation, just keep the paper of what they write. They will deny you because it is lie. Recommendation to all :- If you have any enemies, recommend them to him and see how miserable can be persons life. WFG :- Remember your lie can cost someones job, savings, someone's life. Remember whenever you get the check, ask yourself is the check is true or from lieing or from getting rid of representative. ASK YOURSELF THE BLESSING ARE IN THE CHECK OR CURSES. THE ANSWER WILL BE CURSES. AND IT WILL HAUNT YOUR LIFE FOREVER. GOD IS THERE TO WATCH :- NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO.
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#988516

you aren't supposed to quit your job until you go through the process of learning and getting your license and then start making a steady income, which for the right individual can take a few months, or for the skeptical, not fully in it person like yourself might make 10k in one year because you flat out suck. anyone who fails in WFG has no one to blame but themselves

#797651

well, I gotta say I agree and disagree with your statements at same time,I would say if you are not active doing presentation to potential clients or teammates, don't expect money would just fall from the sky. Second thing I would like you to know is we never get rid of our teammates, do you wanna know why?

cuz the moment you quit, we are not moving forward either.Are you also aware of we are regulated by the government, so anything we put on the paper we are liable for that? I bet you don't know about this, cuz anything goes wrong in paper, we will be fired, understand?

#792064

5150c24 God bless you your cursing other will return to you. It contradict with your believes .

but anyway don't stress out your self be sure you are insured life is short enjoy it while you can . All companies has bad and good reputation you can not please everyone Let them do their job and it depends now to each person what do they think,believe or they will do it or not FREEDOM of choice.5150 a code for watchfull need a sitter???? You know what I mean because your profession is the same as mine. I am not from Wfg/ or any other insurance company I am just an ordinary person working and enjoy life.

Successfull of other people makes me joy because they succeed for what they want in life.

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#210364 Review #210364 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Fairview, North Carolina
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I repeatedly told them I don't sell to Family or Friends

Here's how they work. First the "dream" chart of what you'd like to do. Then the repeated assurance that you don't have to cold call. Second is the pitch of all the successful people that now don't have to work because they are making all this money. Lastly, yes here it comes......."why don't you get a list of friends, family and coworkers who can benefit from our services". How many times did I tell them I don't do that!? What bothers me the most is these are folks from my Church. While I survived I feel for those who might not have such a thick skin.
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#237931

You certainly shouldn't have become an agent then. I don't recruit, yes recruit just like the NFL, MLB or any other professional area, unless they are serious.

I don't waste my time trying to "sell" to people I show them what I do and how it helps and if they show me the'yre serious then I work with them. The whole church thing and friends though, why would you become an agent to help people if your ashamed of it? Generally the though is if you have the cure to cancer and 5 of your family members have it, would you give it to them or strangers? Just look at how the economy is, everyone can agree we have some financial cancer going on in America.

WFG Canada regularly gets awards from the public for their services, U.S. is just not as active yet.

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@PissedConsumer237931

Did you just compare WFG to a medical miracle ? WOW! You are in deep!

#235211

I feel you on this one. I have a friend that got sucked into drinking the cool aid from this "company".

I keep telling him no i dont want to go to your meeting but he keeps trying. I fear that I will have to become very verbally abusive before he gets the point.

These people are nuts . stay away!

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#208622 Review #208622 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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San Jose, California
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To:urbroke

cant believe what you wrote and how u said it.unbelievable that someone who is suppose to be professional sounds like a punk.who would want to work for you anyway.its rediculous.sounds like u should b back in high school.people are allowed to write there opinion.it doesnt make them bad people.its people like u that suck so get it wright punkass.sounds like you need anger management.and a new job!!!!!!how can u sleep at night?i geuss everyone in your life you bully around because normal good people dont talk like that.(only in your little world)well thats all i have to say about you (jeuvinile)grow up we all only get one chance at life make it the best it can be for yourself and everyone around you.
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#207441 Review #207441 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Hicksville, New York

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Asked for money to contract with carriers

WFG is a financial sales group. As an insurance agent, I was very surprised when they asked me to pay $25 to file contracting papers with each insurance company they represent. No agency has ever asked to pay for contracting before and I've had my insurance license...
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#256266

Actually, it's a one-time $25 processing fee to set up the appointment process. After that time, all appointments (or "contracting paperwork" as you called it) are covered as you need them (as you represent the different companies to your clients).

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#207414 Review #207414 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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World financial group is a multilevel marketing organization posing as investment advisors.

world financial group is a multilevel marketing organization posing as investment advisors. bernie madoff would be proud. think of them as amway for your bank account. buying soapflakes from an untrained amature is one thing but investing your lifesavings with them is...
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#1549267

Yes, st is a mml barely legal pyramid scheme that calls themselves financial advisers. Its the Amway of Financial Advisers.

Yes, they may have licenses to back it up, but not the training nor the experience. Anyone else who says different, has drunk the kool-aid.

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#204093 Review #204093 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Denver, Colorado
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World Financial Group is a SCAM!!

I have recently been into the World Financial Group in Brea, CA. Not only in my opinion did they lie about what they claimed there company could do for me, they stole my money! I fell prey to the nice words and nice facade put on by people with in the office. I felt as if they were truly a good company with the ability to help me. I feel I was misled because they present ideas and solutions to me that sounded great and almost to good to be true. That's because they were to good to be TRUE! They were all lies after I signed papers to have them help me they told me what they couold do to help me and it was nothing what they told me in the meeting I had with associates and managers of this company. It was all just a scam to get me to hand them over money. Please don't fall into the trap I did with this company. STAY AWAY!!!!
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#703168

How did they scam you?

You're just complaining because you didn't work hard enough.

#688651

Everyone has legit opinions due to their own expereinces but anyone that has common sense will know that every company and person will have something bad to their name and also something good. It's not the company that is bad, it's the people who don't do the right things that are bad.

To really get the truth, find out for yourself by being an actual part of it. A person's bad expereice should not prevent another person who can have a wonderful expereince. Remember that google and the internet is only a search engine and not a research engine. If you want accurate truthful information on companies, you actually should pay money for the research that way it is more legit.

Furthermore, anything related to the financial service industry is heavily regulated so just use your common sense when you read people's comments about being scammed and what not. People will always find someone else to blame when they don't succeed. I'm sure there are bad wfg agents out there but keep in mind that there are also the good ones. Remember that everywhere we go we will ecounter good customer service and bad customer service.

For instance, if I get bad customer service at walmart, I can't say that walmart is a bad company, it just means that the person who works there, needs to be fired.

I hope this makes sense to people who like to base their decisions on other people's opinions.

#643006

World Financial Group is a fraud! They took my Money and will not pay me back, don't go there, if they can't pay my money back, I feel sorry for those paying them money for life insurance, its a legitimate scam!!!!

#643004

World Financial Group took money off me $125 for registration,and their booklet, they took another $310 for a seminar in Las Vegas for July 2013, one day I decided to find out about the company so I googled WFG and read about the scams, so I decided to get my money back, Marygrace from WFG in Dallas refussed to give me back my money, I said why and she said company policy, she refussed to pick my calls and stopped calling me, World financial group is a piramid Scam, don't go there!!!!!!

#262765

I ALMOST FORGOT, I DO KNOW PEOPLE WORKING FOR WORLD FINANCIAL GROUP AND THEY ARE MAKING MONEY BUT THEY ALSO GET UP AT THE CRACK OF DAWN AND WORK HARD. THEY DON'T SLUFF OFF AND BLAME EVERYBODY ELSE IF THEY FAIL.

AND I HAVE SAT DOWN WITH THEM. IT IS NOT A SCAM, IT IS A GREAT COMPANY WITH GREAT PRODUCTS & SERVICE.

MY COUSINS BEEN A CLIENT FOR YEARS AND HAS ACCUMULATED GREAT WEALTH BECAUSE OF THEM. I JUST HAPPEN TO BE WORKING SOMEWHERE ELSE BUT I WOULD DEF WORK FOR THEM IF I COULD.

#862969
@PissedConsumer262765

Def? Looks like you misspelled the word 'definitely'.

You also improperly used capital letters. Your posting contains fragmented sentence. Please borrow some money from your rich cousin and take a few spelling courses at your local community college.

Also, ask that same cousin why using ALL CAPS is an ignorant thing to do.

LMAO @ this line "I just happen to be working somewhere else"... you also just happen to be full of ***

#262761

OF COURSE SHE'S PISSED OFF. SHE DOESN'T KNOW HOW TO SPELL EITHER.

"LIED ABOUT WHAT THERE COMPANY COULD DO FOR ME." LoL! THERE ARE TONS OF LAZY PEOPLE BLAMING EVERYBODY ELSE FOR THEIR FAILURES. IF SHE SHOWS UP TO WORK AT McDONALDS AND DOESN'T DO JACK, SHE GONNA GET CANNED AS WELL. AND OF COURSE SHE'S GONNA BE PISSED & PROBABLY BLAME McDONALDS FOR BEING JERKS.

LMAO!

WHAT A LOSER. WHY DON'T PEOPLE REALIZE THAT THERE IS OPPORTUNITY EVERYWHERE BUT IF YOU ARE A LAZY** B**TCH YOU WON'T ACCOMPLISH A *** THING.

#620166
@PissedConsumer262761

If you don't work for them, why are you so angry? My cousin works for Wells Fargo but if someone started saying bad things about Wells Fargo I wouldn't be upset!

Sounds like you are an employee there. If so, you are aiding them in their fraudulent endeavors!

Are they a legit financial services group? Yes! Are they looking to hire people to be on pay roll and not only work for commission?? NO!

People are actually hurting out here. I am so sorry that you are so out of touch with reality to see that and understand the people who are posting here frustration.

It's hilarious how many people become spell/grammar check police when someone says something truthful that strikes their nerve!

Apparently she spells well enough to *** you off! Charging someone to do their background check when you are a multibillion dollar a year company?? Sounds like a very insincere place to me too!

Thanks for the warning everyone!

:(

#862968
@PissedConsumer262761

She didn't misspell 'there', she used the wrong word. And you apparently are about as bright as a box of doorknobs, because you used horrible and improper grammar and can't write without using ALL CAPS, which is the sign of either a child or a doucheb@g new to the internet. Grow up!

#219593

I am about to join, and I decided to read these blog. Been in the MLM business for a decade, so I know what it takes.

Here all I found the same old complaints from people that does not get how a MLM work. You really have to have what it takes to succeed in this enviroment of MLM and cold calling, and approaching people on the street you do not even know, I do not have a problem with that, I learned to do it from zero sales experience.

It is how it is, and it is not for everyone. People looking for "help" wont make it here, people looking to be great in business NO MATTER WHAT IT TAKES, will have a chance, good luck to everyone.

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#199726 Review #199726 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Los Angeles, California
Loss
$100
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Harrassment phone calls

World Financial Group has started calling me daily. I spoke to a supervisor named Tina this morning and requested a cease and desist on the calls. At 3:40 this afternoon they called again. I again asked for a supervisor and got Jason. I laid into him and of course he...
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#1554582

they are like JOHOVA WITTNESSES

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#190580 Review #190580 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Paso Robles, California
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World Financial Group

If you fell for the WFG scam, do something! Go to Fight-WFG.webs.com. Share your story. the business practices are beyond inexcusably deceptive. When you go to a seminar, ask questions. Do you think that will get an answer? If you do, it will be very vague. Do you...
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#580768

Dear Chinthaka / Chandima1) Can we know asto how teams would qualify from each group.2) Why Group D\' has only two teams ?3) Why is the nett run rate not shown in the potnis table ?4) How can we get a hard copy of the rules & regulations of U23 (for this tournament) ?Trust you will respond immediately (0)

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#179280 Review #179280 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Carlsbad, California
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Fight World Financial Group

Join a group of people fighting back against World Financial Group's scams and lies. Go to Fight-wfg.webs.com This website gives information on what has been happening at World Financial Group. Explain your story with World Financial Group. Be Specific. Recruit or...
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#851552

Your website is frozen

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#178128 Review #178128 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Carlsbad, California
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Mislead with untrained reps posing as financial consultants.

when i questioned the risks of their advisement, they became short with me and said it could never happen. my concerns have come to pass and wfg is attempting to blame me by backing out of their original advice. am considering a class action suit.remember, if it sounds...
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#262183

Sorry, email correction:

investigating2011@***.com

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#176639 Review #176639 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Germantown, Maryland
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They sucked in my 19 year old son.

Any company that would sell a 19 year old with no income (he is a trainee for them) a 200 dollar a month retirement policy is garbage. The sad part is my son believes he is working for a reputable firm as they are draining his small inheritance. World Financial Group a...
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#854917

My only advise to all skeptics and people who thinks that WFG is a scam is to do their own research first and stop posting non sense.

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#151060 Review #151060 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Santa Clara, California
Loss
$300
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