I feel I made a business
purchase under extreme duress & just want my money back. I am not sure if I have grounds to request it back, based upon "just extreme duress," not mention it sounds so foolish. I was very honest with the company representing itself to me of my personal circumstance; 1) being unemployed, 2) being in a very challenging situation with my fiance' at the time that could potentially create more problems if I took on the business opportunity, 3) I was considering it on high hopes it would "fix" my situation & was just plain scared all the way around. The business men, took turns convincing me how they would train me to be successful & how I would get my investment
back. Knowing I had just explained I would use my only "safe guard" I had, which was the credit card that I was saving for only emergencies - which they were going to max out by this business venture.
End result - once I was "in"; there was training; the business website did not generate income & the weren't honest about charging more money to advertise for me to ensure I would get the marketing I needed to get the exposure & income. Their response, "oh, well, come back when you have the additional $3k+ funds to work with us!"
This was also after the owner gave me his talk of how "he too, was a Christian and believed in reaching out and helping those in need."
I was forced to change companies in attempted to get very low cost support in proper marketing, which fell through. I also was forced to attain expensive legal help, which I still have not been able to pay because the company name the original organization said they affirmed was not a problem with any other company... in fact was!
Needless to say, over a year later... no business, no income, deeper in debt... and only by the grace of God, am not literally homeless since my pastor was kind and merciful to take me in for the moment.
Seriously, is there anyone left with a conscious that runs bigger businesses? I am quickly losing faith. Do I have any chance of getting my money back, esp. since it was back in Sept. 2010?
Prayerful In Detroit,