Thrive Learning Institute Complaint - Thrive Learning Institute is a scam! Beware-Be Careful!
I would like to put in a formal complaint about Thrive Learning Institute.
In July of 2008 I decided to go forth with Thrive on a new business website for an investment of $5.703.00. My initial investment was supposed to pay for all the learning materials, advisors, website & SEO Package. I was told that if I did not make my initial investment back within 1 year that I would be eligible for a refund- a “100% money back refund”. I also signed a contract stating that Thrive Learning Institute believed in their program so highly that after my initial 12 week consulting period with the advisors, if I made no profit, that I would continue to have access to the advisors via email, and chat as well as access to all the online information. I have made $0.00, and I had made $0.00 after my initial 12 weeks. After 4 months my login no longer worked for their site and they no longer replied to my emails. I could not chat either as I could not log into the thriveli.com website. After repeated emails and speaking to Person A in tech support and Person B, C and D I was told my login would be re-instated and it never was.
I called August 17th of Last year and spoke to M at 866-512-6740 x 336 requesting my refund and I was told a manager would get back to me. I have called several times and no one gets back to me. I called 866-334-3672, I gave up on the 866-512-6740 number as no one answers the phone now, this morning and I was told that there was no record of me in their computer system and a manager would have to get back to me. Three hours later I heard no response from the “manager” so I called back and let them know I had opened a BBB complaint, FTC complaint and IC3 complaint. Suddenly I got a call right back from a Jerk.
Mr. Jerk said I was not eligible for a refund and their company does not give out refunds even though I was promised one. He was snotty and rude and only offered me more consulting. He also said he has no record of me contacting Thrive Past July 27, 2008. I have emails proving such. People who I corresponded with along the way, I wrote down their names and Mr. Jerk informed me that no such people exist. When I questioned him about the number I was told to call when I started the program, 866-512-6740 x 336, I was told that number is not valid for Thrive and they do not work with that company anymore.
I am blogging to prevent anyone else from falling for this scam. I have also contacted every government agency I can for a refund.
If anyone calls you with something that sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Take it from me. I can think of so many wonderful things I could have done with my $5,703.00 dollars, only If I was smart & hung up the phone!!