This started with an "informative" house flipping video from Capital Rehab Group. Their lure is 3 training DVD's for $ 47, a reasonable amount. When I received the "DVD's" they would not play in a DVD player - they could only be played on the computer. This fact, and the fact that there were so many misspelled words in the videos should have been an indication that these guys were not legit. However, I was wanting to learn as much as possible from many different sources. In their video they mention they have a "mentoring" program with "limited" spaces available. Well, alas, someone called a few weeks later and made the offer of one on one coaching with a "seasoned real estate flipping professional." The deal consisted of partnering with them on the first three flips and split the proceeds 70/30 with $ 7,485 up front for "education." They insisted that they would find the funding for the first 3 deals ( the only thing I really needed help with ) and that they would provide you with 14 counseling sessions with a "professional real estate flipper" and access to online training videos. The first red flag was the rampant misspellings in the Capital Rehab Group videos, the second was that they only had a three-day money back policy - not nearly enough time to get a good read on the lack of value they provide. The first two coaching sessions were awkward and uninformative at best. The "coach" was friendly and read the script well, but reading from a script was not what I expected. During the first couple of sessions, the "coach" kept mentioning that a business professional would be scheduling an enhanced coaching session that would take about an hour. This session should have been the final red flag to get my money back, but I was wanting to get into real estate investing and wanted to see my commitment through. This "enhanced" coaching session was nothing more than another attempt to get me to part with $ 15,000 of my hard earned money. They laid out 12 items that I would get for this $ 15,000 "investment", all of these items I have done on my own in the matter of a few hours. Of course they wait until the end to hit you with the $15,000 fee. This was the last straw for me and I thanked them for wasting an hour of my life - if they would have said it was a sales call from the beginning, I would not have scheduled the call. When I expressed my disgust at the call, the agent and I had a heated discussion for the next 30 minutes and it ended with him pleading with me to not end my training with Advantage Education. I wish I had contacted my credit card company immediately after that call to stop the payment to these crooks; however, I gave them the benefit of the doubt and went through a two more coaching sessions and watched more of their useless online videos. The only lesson I learned from Advantage Education is that there are a lot of scams out their and they hide behind several layers of "businesses" so that they can not be traced. It started off with a couple of seemingly honest, normal guys at Capital Rehab Group and they funnel you through a couple of companies such as "Focus Worldwide, LLC" and "Advantage Education."
If you get a call from 855.563.3033 or 877.436.5229, 877.976.2409, 801.653.0775, 801.406.9111, 877.436.5226 hang up immediately.