World Financial Group Reviews

Show reviews that mention
wfg people money business life insurance agent family life insurance scam
Showing 102 of 472 reviews Clear filter
Filter review
My experience with WFG was not pleasant at all. I remain friends with the person who "recruited" me because we were friends before this whole situation. They are currently still with the company and very blind as to what's really going on. When i had my "interview" I...
View full review
View full review
11 comments
#1723107

Yes, they recruit anyone and no training and many of them selling without license.

View more comments
ID
#667607 Review #667607 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Ontario, California
Reason of review
Bad quality
World Financial Group - Voiced concern to a WFG "mentor" regarding his pupil & he replies with a one liner
So I wrote a review for WFG here: http://world-financial-group.pissedconsumer.com/conversation-w-wfg-employee-stateing-anti-american-views-201506****6016.html It includes screenshots of a very hostile conversation between a current WFG employee named Sophia Xu when I...
View full review
View full review
11 comments
#1187883

I remember when I was in wfg in the Pomona office LMAO! Sophia and randy

View more comments
ID
#656280 Review #656280 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Silverado, California
Cons
  • Not family friendly
  • Bad scammer
  • Cult-like mentality
World Financial Group - CONVERSATION W/WFG EMPLOYEE STATEING ANTI-AMERICAN VIEWS.
WFG is a complete joke. I myself have now as of yesterday been targeted to be recruited twice now. Both experiences were that of a greedy, uneducated individual with no insurance experience whatsoever (I myself have 6 years experience at a family run insurance...
View full review
View full review
5 comments
#1187882

Haha I know that girl. I used to be a part of wfg in Pomona and it was the worst mistake in my life !

They brainwashed everyone there! There was this guy that was a physical therapist full time that quit that job just to do full time I'm wfg and he FREAKEN sucks at wfg!

They brainwashed him so bad that he believed he could make more money in wfg but I highly doubt that will happen. Lol those were the dark days now wfg

View more comments
ID
#656016 Review #656016 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Orange County, California
Cons
  • Bad scammer
  • Cult-like mentality
  • Misleading sales tactics
New Reviewer
Yes this man makes 750K on expense of other. This is multi marketing company. They pry on new immigrants, unhappy, uneducated people. He repeats his sad story of coming to Canada, making 1500 per month. Now he think himself a big shot. He boast about his travelling,...
View full review
View full review
11 comments
#1148244

Making 750k

His son just got kicked out of the house by his wife

What a joke

View more comments
ID
#640404 Review #640404 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Thier lying,misleading
I am one of the new recruits. I submitted a policy only to find out that my up line gets more commisions that I do. From 126.7 % of available commision, I got less than 25% in an installment basis. So far, I got paid $49.99. The up line never participated, unwilling to...
View full review
View full review
3 comments
#1021607

Hello new recruit, it's not a business of upline, downline & sideline.

You are an independent agent.

obviously while some one is training you to sell & write policy, they get paid for their time. you can get 100% of your share if you do it on your own. if you offer reference base product, you get to keep it all. In the mean time you can buid your team & learn to be a trainer.

or you can be strictly a sales man, your choice.

WFG is one of the best business opportunity for those who are focused, disciplined, coachable, hard working & team player. Not for everyone.

View more comments
ID
#632023 Review #632023 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Simi Valley, California
Cons
  • Pyramid scheme
  • Cult-like mentality
  • Dishonesty
Reason of review
Problems with payment
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution

This company is a scam

I was referred to this company by a friend of my friend. He sent someone to meet with me. He told me I would make money even though I am not licensed. This guy lured me to sign up. I did sign up. Later on, I discovered he was giving me a rosy picture. His marketing style meant to take advantage of family and friends. They took my money. I am still waiting to get it back. Do not trust these guys. They are affiliated with Transamerica. They tried to entice my friends to invest $8000.00 in some stale stocks. Please stay away!
View full review
8 comments
#1021613

Don't you have anything better to do than posting fake comment on internet? what a loser......

If you really think it's a scam blah blah blah, call cops or fbi. Then get a job or do something than collecting welfare.

#1020887

I think this happened to me :/ should I change my card info and ss # ?????

#992701

What exactly does stale stocks mean?

#986845

Sounds like you didn't listen... to anything ....

Did you think that perhaps the commitment, training and hard work required to succeed does not apply to you? What license did this person have? Stale stocks.... that is a new one...

and it doesn't make any sense.... did he receive a free financial review? or just out of the blue the WFG agent said here put this money in a worthless stock and go away If you are making something up please....

I know it seems to not be your style... first try to gather some facts

#985928

And exactly how they took your money?...you buy an Insurance policy, so call the insurance company and cancel the policy...simple as that...

#979575

I had the same experience !!! Luckily , i just lost $100 first to joint their membership, then after that , I smell sth wrong about this whole situation when they tried to push me to tell my husband to transfer all his 401K plan to their company... !!!

#979856
@PissedConsumer979575

Same thing happened to me. We need to report them to the Federal Trade Commision about their deception.

We cannot allow these bastards to continue scamming innocent people!

#981295
@PissedConsumer979575

You're not allowed to transfer 401K plans just because. You need to leave your company (quitting, getting fired, etc) in order to do this otherwise you get penalized like 30-40%.

The person that advised you was definitely not doing something right.

View more comments (7)
ID
#630184 Review #630184 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Cons
  • Cult-like mentality
  • Dishonesty
  • Use people for benefit
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised
Loss
$100
Preferred solution
Full refund
New Reviewer
I was invited by an aquaintant to attend what I thought was just a a meeting event at her work. She didn't give me any details and told me to just show up to support her. I thought little of it and went there. That's how I was introduced to World Financial Group. I...
View full review
View full review
1 comment
#1021618

Too bad, you did sign up, but did not understand any of the product or service. You obviously get not take time to learn how to start your own business.

somehow you thought you wanted to get rich quick.

sorry charlie, WFG is not for you. instead of wasting time posting on internet, figure out to do something on the internet.

ID
#629545 Review #629545 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Orange, California
Cons
  • Dishonesty
  • Use people for benefit
  • Pyramid scheme
Reason of review
Poor customer service
I was first came to know WFG after answering a job add on craigslist. After hearing their well-rehearsed (if vague and insincere) presentation, I decided to give it a try. Since my girlfriend was looking for a job too, I got her to join in as well, which was not...
View full review
View full review
31 comments
#1194506

what the *** was this! I do not work for WFG but have a few friends that have actually become successful and are earning 6 figure income. 6 months what a joke, you did not put enough to time and effort in the company.

View more comments
ID
#611560 Review #611560 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Long Beach, California
Product
World Financial Group Seminar
Cons
  • Cult-like mentality
  • Wealth extraction
  • Dishonesty
New Reviewer

World Financial Group - Marketing Service Review from Reseda, California

I first would like to start my review with a link to another view of this same company that describes my experience almost to a "T". http://www.yelp.com/biz/world-financial-group-san-jose-6?hrid=AQuyJ-viWiwqnKib4lY7_A I will only make a few changes, such as how I was approached and how I left. I was approached by a nice lady one day while I was working. She says to me "Oh, I see your a plumber" in a Filipino accent "I got some work for you" I respond " That's cool, what plumbing issues do you have?" she says " well... if you can meet me at my office at 7pm I will show you the work." She wrote down the address and left. So I was left thinking "okay, maybe there is some plumbing issue at her office and 7pm is when there wouldn't be any clients there so see me carry plumbing equipment" When I arrived I was surprised to see an office full of people eager to shake my hand and meet me. I was thinking "great WTF did I walk into". The link above (even though it was at a different location) describe exactly what I saw. A suite with multiple offices but didn't look settled, like they are quick to move if need be. And every person I met had a rehearsed story about them selves and most of them kept saying "you'll love what you hear, just keep an open mind". So the intro began and they are tell there stories about making 100,000-750,000 a year, but for some strange reason they still have a full time job some where. Struck me as odd. If I was getting that much cash doing work, I would do that job full time not part time and still run a nursery, work at a Starbucks, car rentals, etc. Anyways, to make long and weird story short, while the newbies (which includes me) where getting the rehearsed power point I asked the guy if I could have a cigarette break, he said "sure". I headed straight for my truck and never looked back. The whole experience was weird, uncomfortable, and annoying. I didn't like how I was trick, I didn't like the phony smiles and the fake hand shakes. Bottom Line Don't waste your time, It seemed to me (just my opinion) that this was a pyramid scheme. Beware
View full review
5 comments
#1021673

WFG representatives not allowed to use bait & switch technique. Anyone caught doing so, should be reported to HQ

#1021666

That lady do not represent what most of the (40,000+) WFG representative does every day.

Please do not judge WFG because of her action. It sounds like she was not properly trained.

an WFG representative do not need to mislead anyone to join as we do not get any financial benefit if someone joins. If someone is not ready to be an independent representative to offer financial product & service, working & trying them is a total waste of time.

#962685

The way that person was not straightforward with her intentions was wrong. It is people like that who give WFG a bad rep.

However, there are other people out there who are not like that. I hope you find that right person to talk to that can show you the true mission and vision of the company.

It isn't for everyone. But for the right person or people, it can definitely change lives.

#961827

I was approached as they said they needed an interpreter. After that, same story. You can not just simply trick people like that.

#1002516
@PissedConsumer961827

I'm part of WFG, and if I was approached in that manner, I would of ran away too. Far far away.

That was a bait and switch and is very much frowned upon in any marketing industry. I do believe that teams (groups) should be reviewed to make sure they are conducting business fairly and truthfully. It does hurt to hear all these complaints, but I'm here to make sure we don't make these mistakes. I do apologize, for what it's worth, to everyone that did not have a pleasant experience.

I just hope my experiences will not end up here. hehehe. Sales is not for everyone, so this opportunity may not fit you.

I'm more about helping people with their finances, and if someone wants to join I'm upfront with the process and details. Good luck to everyone.

View more comments (4)
ID
#608738 Review #608738 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Reseda, California
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised

THE WHOLE THING IS A SCAM, DO NOT DO ANYTHING ASSOCIATED WITH THESE BASTARDS!

I finally got a job interview, was kind of interested, and looked into it further. At this point, I found it to be a "multi-level management" type organization, or pretty much a large pyramid scheme. Anyways, they charge me for $100 that I DIDN'T have, after all I was looking for a job... Now, no one will answer any of their lines, and I cannot get a response from anyone. I need that money to eat, you pieces of ***. Looks like I get to go hungry again, at least until I find an actual job. Companies like you are whats wrong with the world.
View full review
4 comments
#1021733

1. You are not salaried employee at WFG

2.

you work as an independent agent

3. No quota, limit or monthly fee to the company. Your initaial $100 you pay part of your application process goes toward background check & administrative cost (your access to your portal & maintenance), person introducing you to this business do not get a dime

4. It takes time to learn the business, some products do require state or federal/FINRA license

5.

You work at your own pace

6. You have to be hard working, self motivated, coachable & able to work as part of a team 7. You do not need to recruit to make money in this business 8. You have to have both short term & long term goal 9.

Do not be part of WFG if you want to get rich quick 10. People who makes big bucks did had to work for years & learn the trade (financial products & services constantly evolving, so you have to keep learning as long as you are in this business)

#956084

You need to work at it. That's the only way to succeed.

#953605

You are not making any sense, this company is not here to take your $100. No agent, or trainee needs your $100 to run.

#951535

World financial group is not a job Lol $100 for an opportunity to start a business. It is a simple concept and people overthink it bc they have an employee mindset.

The simple picture is this: You get to build a company in a company and you can even rename your agency too. Or you can see it as a self employed contractor position but you fork up $100 to allow yourself to represent many big companies and do sales for them and the sky is the limit. You don't have to recruit to make money in this company. But if you want to build a business agency you have to appreciate recruiting.

The only people that don't recruit are employees. Hope this helps

View more comments (3)
ID
#600748 Review #600748 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Cons
  • Misleading sales tactics
  • Pyramid scheme
Reason of review
You stole my money
Loss
$100
Preferred solution
Full refund
My neighbor is an 'agent' and I use that term rather loosely. After being visited in person and called several times, my mother nagged me into going to check out what the sweet girl next door wanted to talk about. Once I came into the barren office, I was asked some...
View full review
View full review
10 comments
#1214047

This seems similar to a phishing scam run by some website owned by worldaccelerator.com. The site is called journalist.com They use a false name ed.sherrington@***.com, and write abusive threatening emails with the aim of obtaining private financial information.

Be very careful and comment here if they have been approaching you?

View more comments
ID
#547670 Review #547670 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Scam
Preferred solution
Shut down this scam of a company.
The reason they are still in existence is because of their brilliant marketing structure... Top 10? Means lets get sub-par products for your closest family and friends, lets not show them the guaranteed column of the illustrations but rather focus on the exaggerated...
View full review
View full review
4 comments
#1500241

The problem with WFG is that you have various walks of life getting licensed to sell financial products but have no knowledge or understanding of the product. That is a risk to anyone buying from agents with no understanding of the products.

WFG tells their agents to recruit and recruit, but provide no professional product training. I hate risk in business when agents are not trained.

View more comments
ID
#545929 Review #545929 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
San Jose, California