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The average person is unaware that they are in possession of valuable marketing information: the names of your friends and family. World Financial Group has their recruits set up 10 "training" appointments with those friends and family. (AKA: "Warm Market", people very likely to allow you to meet with them) You set up the appointments BEFORE you get your insurance license so only your "trainer" gets paid a commission. What they teach people to to is to steal other people's "warm market."

You make money by recruiting and stealing your recruits' "warm markets."

They also push the Indexed Universal Life insurance policy as a retirement tool. They teach their agents to use an approved, "compliant" marketing script to show how people can put extra money into the policy, have it grow at 8%, tax free, and then take out the cash value as a loan, again, tax-free. The only problem is that the universal life product is not truly permanent insurance; it will lapse eventually when the cost of insurance exceeds the premium for enough years to eat up the cash value.

Then the policy lapses and any "loans" you took out are instantly taxable.

So what WFG does is screw their recruits (because their marketing method is recruiting, not selling) and they screw their customers because the universal life policy does not do what they say it will do.

I was in WFG before the housing bubble burst. At that time they were telling people to refinance their house (through a loan company that paid us to sell loans) take equity money out of their house and put it into the insurance policy.

Another way they screw recruits is only paying 25% of the commission to them. The industry standard is somewhere between 80% and 125% of the first year's premium.

But by recruiting, you could get promoted to higher levels (35%, 45%, etc.) and eventually qualify for bonuses.

The big goal is to build a big team and become a Marketing Director. When you do, they take your best people and give them to the guy above you.

They had a "leaders board." We were encouraged to find the most productive person at our level and try to beat his/her production. When I checked it, I found that the average big deal marketing director was only making $1500 a month. whoopie. That's unemployment benefit level.

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Anonymous
#1403715

Jealous of the trends being achieved by world financial group.

Ex-WFGer
to Anonymous #1404189

Utter. Nonsense.

Anonymous
#1027554

Why wfg's people are not honest. They lie and show up too much.

I work hard with my honesty and earn good money.

I work very hard for the money, but don't lie or cheat. Please close wfg

Anonymous
to Anonymous #1062930

Why people just jump into a conclusion without even learn more, then believe they are smarter than the rest? Why the government is just "***" for not close it? True products and true sale is the main reason.

Anonymous
Sherman Oaks, California, United States #915163

WFG has a business system manual. If you took the time to read it, you would have learned early on that the person who recruited you was not following it and without integrity.

If you took your required classes and tests (administered by regulatory agencies), you would have known the legal and illegal business practices off the bat. If you followed our system instruction, you would have identified that your recruiter was compromised.

It's easy to blame others for your lack of due dilligence. If you did not feel any reward by introducing families that could get financially educated, this business is not for you.

Anonymous
San Leandro, California, United States #904419

Nah I work here, some of these things are from an older version model of the system. It's been updated and improved.

Questions, questions, ask away.

Anonymous
to Zac B #1054836

I'm starting to work for WFG I'm still skeptical about it. I'm trying it out just to see if they are the real deal I'm not completely sold on this.

I looked around for nice cars I barley see any nice cars around, their "top dogs" that have talked to us say they make up to 10 grand a month and all that jibber jabber. I have been in some training appointments my dad ain't budging he don't trust them my other relatives that helped me out I told them after and before to stay calm and don't rush in.

The environment is very very friendly when I would come into their building in milpitas. I wonder if my trainer is just manipulated by the "top dogs" I feel iffy about it I want to test it out I did pay an amount for the classes but it was only 30 bucks I thought it was going to be 100ish, I'm going to see if they don't bs one bs move they pull they will regret it.

Anonymous
to Zac B #1114974

Hey zac B......Take 756 million in commission/official numbers from WFG IN 2015 and 53,000 agents and 197,000 recruits.

2198 workers out of 250,000 have made 454 million/official #'s also....so equals 60% of the total commission paid.so in other words you're proving my point....of

248000 or 99.2% of wfg workforce is sharing the balance of 302 million,so that equals to 1217$/year in commission...lol

Congrats on the .8% and the 99.2% that are making 101$ a month of salary..

Are you in the .8% or the 99.2% that will never make any money working for this company? Just curious!

Anonymous
to Anonymous #1597278

Employee mindset buddy ^ This is not a job, it's a business. The 2198 did not have a silver spoon in their mouth.

They at one point started off as part of the 250,000 and worked their *** off to get to top. The reality of WFG is that there are high numbers of people, but only 1% of those actually go out and produce. It is just as simple as that. If you do not like it, you can go ahead and work for someone for the rest of your life that will pay you a salary.

It is easier that way. WFG offers the opportunity to become one of the 1% with limited invested of cash upfront.

If you want to go about build a business, good luck investing 50-100k plus in initial capital in startups. If you learn and devote yourself to the system, you will become successful

Anonymous
to Zac B #1364839

my trainer told me I need 10 KTP training and when any of my 10 warm market friends buys insurance, he will get all commission and I will get none even when I already have my license. I thought I will be starting as an training associate and my commission starts with 25-30%, how come then he told me

Anonymous
to Anonymous #1587428

Hes right about wfg stealing ir clients

Anonymous
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada #900689

I totally agree, I have an investment where they suckered me into paying monthly on a $60000 a month loan. Which the money gets put into segregated funds evenly and it has made money over the years but you never see the loan go down.

With this kind of investmnt, this is just one of the ways wfg feeds off your money. Every month a little bit of your monthly payment goes straight to wfg and a little bit goes into your wfg advisors pocket and funniest part about it is the advisor doesn't even know it. What kind of financial advisor gets you to sign a bunch of investment forms and you never get a phone call from him or her concerning your financial situation. You just don't become a financial advisor over night.

I know the person pretty good that sold me the investment and I can tell you he didn't attend a real institution to aquire his certificate. In my eyes yes I agree wfg is a scam maybe not a pyramid scam but never the less it is a scam.

Anonymous
Hawaii, United States #900151

When will greedy people realize that production is the only real job. Today so many people are trying to leech off people and take what they have not earned.

I know one of the top WFG "Champions" and I watch his youtube videos and my mouth drops at the lies he tells to build himself up.

Anyone who lies to people does not have the best of intentions for people. Collection of money by stealing it from unaware people is what pick-pockets and politicians do.

Anonymous
to Joe Blow #1539035

Amen!

Anonymous
Santa Fe Springs, California, United States #893807

Agreed! And their trainers are for the most part idiots with no education.

This is why the Financial industry frowns on these cults.

They do not help families. They hurt families.

Anonymous
New York, New York, United States #891797

I have a relative who got recruited to WFG and for the longest time was trying to get me to join the "business." I admit - I'm probably one of the most skeptical people you will ever meet, but this "business" just leaves me feeling extra skeptical! First of all, the "business" is ill-defined.

It started out with my relative and some slimy character trying to get me to buy insurance... then all of a sudden they were trying to get me to work with them selling insurance. A couple of weeks later, they ambush me into a presentation about finances. Do you sell insurance?

Are you financial advisors? Are you just in it to find people you can recruit? I expressed all my doubts and thankfully their efforts have stopped. Selling insurance, fine.

I guess that can be a valid "sideline for anybody. But to recruit nurses, engineers, retail salespeople etc, make them attend some presentations then label them as "financial advisors"?

That's just *** and dangerous. And anyone who would trust people who clearly have no formal education and zero experience (in finance and asset management) needs an intervention.

Anonymous
#890376

I have a friend who told me that WFG will help her to process her daugther's FAFSA when she goes to college and they promised my friend that the government will give them 27k each year. But in order them to process your papers, you have to pay them 2k.

Well geez WFG this is too good to be true. After insurance recruiting all your family member, friends of friends, now it's free money from the government? Well, government will be bankrupt soon.

Have some pity for those ignorant people. Don't take advantage from them.

Anonymous
to Mizuki #1037790

First of all you should never have to pay to fill out a FAFSA form. If not sure how to do it the college institution will help with that.

27 K. Wow. That I would like to know.

Not cool to misinform people.

Anonymous
to Mizuki College Park, Maryland, United States #1196234

probably Hartland institute, not WFG

Anonymous
Phoenix, Arizona, United States #889927

I am an independent insurance agent and I agree with everything you said except one thing.

"The only problem is that the universal life product is not truly permanent insurance; it will lapse eventually when the cost of insurance exceeds the premium for enough years to eat up the cash value."

This statement is incorrect and old. Moss companies now offer IUL with no lapse guarantee. Its an amazing product that only works for the right people with right situations.

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