Was brought to a meeting where the "open business platform" and "unlimited earning potential" were discussed where I was convinced to join. I later found out that it took $100 for a record check, and then about another $500 for the "materials" needed for startup - as in access to an online account with video tutorials for license test prep and the title "WFG Associate".
After that I learned what it is a "WFG Associate" actually does.
"Bringing Financial Independence"
More like going through every personal contact and reading through [mandatory] scripted conversation to attempt to bring them to one of those meetings that mislead me in the first place and asking them for referrals, and so on...
Oh, and when your pool of potential investigators via telephone runs dry, that's fine, because a "WFG Associate" means you're pressed at every meeting you go to to TALK TO EVERYBODY YOU MEET, and simply misguide them into coming to one of those misleading meetings with you! We were taught to be ambiguous, glossing over important parts of what they were about to undertake so that like me, they pay their $500, become an "associate" and then would they finally be allowed to know the true nature of their job.
I'm going to disambiguate things here: The WFG recruiting process that is the backbone to the company is scandalous, which by association makes WFG quite the clever scam.
Steer clear of WFG if you want to keep your money and your dignity.
Monetary Loss: $600.