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  • October 18, 2017 at 10:18 pm
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    GRN: Global Recruiters Network..
    My children and I have been ripped off
    by GRN corporate office. Illegal activities by Brad Baiocchi and my former spouse, as well as the collusion of numerous other high level corporate executives were perpetuated.
    Acts of fraud to include tax evasion and tax fraud… I have hard video evidence of illegal acts… which had an extreme negative impact on my children’s lives.
    I will be filing a federal lawsuit against GRN corporate office in the near future.. My case has the potential of class action status…

  • October 22, 2017 at 12:03 am
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    Heber City, UT
    Dickey’s had banners displayed indicating the location was “under new management”. Shortly after that the place was closed. Approximate timeframe August 2017.

  • November 11, 2017 at 3:08 pm
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    Be aware that another group of four franchisees have filed another complaint/law suit against SEI (at least partially funded by the National Coalition) related to SEI violating the independent contractor status portion of the franchisee agreement, thereby in essence making the franchisee an employee and not independent.

    7-Eleven franchisees are no more business owners than slaves or sharecroppers were plantation owners.

  • December 3, 2017 at 9:14 pm
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    How do i contact other unhappy owners to try and get some resolution?

    How do I post warnings about my experience to the site to warn others?

  • December 4, 2017 at 5:09 am
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    Sign-A-Rama Montaque Garden’s. We placed an order in October 2017, paid an 80% deposit and since the worse service I can recall in my more than 30years in Budiness. Poor communication, promises and in the process costed me more money.

  • December 4, 2017 at 3:08 pm
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    Randy:

    Contact me in confidence at UnhappyFranchisee[at]gmail.com

    ADMIN

  • December 15, 2017 at 9:27 pm
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    Imy son also attended “training” at learning rx. After a few weeks I chose to opt out of the program because I didn’t see results. The director pulled me into her office and “guaranteed” it would work and convinced me to stay that it would transform my son. Nope. Spent $9000. I am a single mother and they didn’t hesitate to take advantage! Shame!!

  • December 22, 2017 at 10:25 am
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    After having a very bad personal experience with operating a franchise and hearing and reading stories from other franchisees abused by franchisors, we believe that there is a strong need to raise awareness and alarm prospective new franchise owners that there are franchisors who abuse the current legal system and a good reputation of franchise businesses to sell scams, and silence their victims by forcing them to sign confidentiality/non-interference agreements.

    1. All franchisors claim that they provide help in marketing, sales and training in business, which is extremely attractive for potential franchisees new to business. The typical franchise agreement, however, does not hold franchisors responsible for any of these. This enables the existence of scam franchises.
    2. Franchisees may be harassed and forced to operate their locations despite losses, or terminated on conditions extremely unfavorable to them that are often far worse than losing their own business.
    3. The current legal system disproportionately benefits corporations (franchisors) over small businesses and individuals (franchisees) and makes it extremely difficult, in many cases literally impossible for franchisees to litigate against franchisors. Franchisors have considerably more money than the franchisees and are able to use loopholes in the legal system to avoid having franchisees’ cases against them go to court.
    4. Confidentiality and non-interference agreements, which franchisees are forced to sign as part of disengagement/termination agreements, are used to cover up franchisors’ unethical and sometimes illegal actions, and leave franchisees with no way to retaliate or warn others without putting themselves and their families at risks of being sued by franchisors.
    5. These agreements allow franchisors to literally erase unsuccessful franchisees from franchise history, and by that create misleading statistics. This practice also make it possible for fraudulent franchisors to spread wrongful information about reasons of why locations were terminated and falsificate franchise disclosure documents.

    P.S. – since we were forced to sign confidentiality agreement we cannot provide a name or a category of a franchise we operated (it is not present in the list of franchises on your website); we also don’t seek any financial compensation of our personal losses. We contacted you for the purpose of raising a public awareness of the issue which, if would be left unnoticed, will cause huge financial damages and psychological suffering of many new victims. We would like to propose measures which could help to solve this issue and would be happy to discuss them with you.

    Thank you

  • January 10, 2018 at 3:11 pm
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    I want to contact you by phone. Please advice.

  • January 31, 2018 at 1:05 pm
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    I contracted with vanguard and they started me off with 3 accounts promising that I can have more. I had the accounts for a whole 1 year, then they come back to me saying that I lost the account because of poor quality. They are recycling the accounts meaning, when their contract is up with the client, that means you loose the account too, and they take that account and give it to give to new franchise contractors. They under bid on accounts Eventually you will end up with no accounts or with 1 account and you will work that account for free to pay off the $7,000 note you owe them. They try to make you buy equipment and chemicals by the cases and you dont even need all of that stuff and its over priced. They are selling cheap supplies to their clients and there are fees that are always coming out of your check. I was supose to be at $1,050 per month, check never made that, checks were like $750, $505, $250, $76.

  • February 3, 2018 at 11:52 am
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    I am a franchisee owner of cleanet and as soon as our loan for franchise paid off they took our business after good reports week’s earlier with no explanation. The will not get back to use always say person we need talk to in meeting he never returns calls. So because we fulfilled our obligation of the loan they now give us zero business. They are a scam and it’s a sham they sell a dream to hard working people and then rip us off.

  • February 3, 2018 at 11:52 am
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    I am a franchisee owner of cleanet and as soon as our loan for franchise paid off they took our business after good reports week’s earlier with no explanation. The will not get back to use always say person we need talk to in meeting he never returns calls. So because we fulfilled our obligation of the loan they now give us zero business. They are a scam and it’s a sham they sell a dream to hard working people and then rip us off.

  • February 5, 2018 at 10:14 am
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    pizza was the shits ( tried) to eat, garbage not cooked, asked for left in longer raw. garlic bread with olives forgot olives and the bread was like eating crackers .You spend your money on something to eat and get shit very unhappy don’t recommend eating at deep river godfathers no body gives a shit working their all young girls with no pride .was Feb 3 2018 at night .

  • February 28, 2018 at 6:13 pm
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    i have paid this $25.00 on 4 different occasions in the past few years..cant you just send me my stuff

  • March 28, 2018 at 10:50 am
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    I tried to post a comment on “FASTSIGNS Franchise Deception Seems, Well, Amazing.”

    Here is the copy:

    “Yes, there are many books out there which sell franchises. Some of them sell specific ones, others (which is actually worse) sell a phony idea that franchises offer better and safer business opportunities than tradition businesses.

    However, there are also many franchise ‘matches, so-called experts, who advertise themselves as:

    “HELPING ENTREPRENEURS FIND THE BEST FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITIES “… we partner with aspiring entrepreneurs and individuals interested in taking advantage of a franchise opportunity and becoming business owners.” “,
    but in fact are getting paid by franchisors to sell franchises.

    Why this books and these businesses still exist? Why unlike with other frauds, nobody is hold accountable for their unethical and often illegal activities? The answer to this questions is simple: non-disclosure and non-interference agreements which franchisees are forced to sign in order to get out and which for some reasons still are honored by courts. Nothing will change unless victims of fraudulent franchises would be able to expose the truth to the public without a fear of being financially destroyed by franchisors. Currently, the law which supposedly protects trade secrets and intellectual property, protects crime. It must change. ”

    I received an error message “Duplicate comment detected; it looks as though you’ve already said that!” What should I do?

    Thank you

  • April 7, 2018 at 8:05 am
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    TO JENNY CRAIG:

    Good luck with your support of the “New Kid in Town” David Hogg. I doubt he or any of his anorexic teenage friends will become Jenny Craig customers

    I have several family members and friends who dropped out of their Jenny Craig program because Jenny Craig decided to take an Anti- woman approach and gag the free speech of Laura Ingram on Fox.

    I say to Jenny Craig, Good luck supporting the foul-mouthed teenager DAVID HOGG. Long after he is forgotten and his boycott effort is old news – freedom loving Americans will remember you stance against free speech.

    At the risk of losing you with my use of metaphor – You opened “Pandora’s Box” with your boycott and you cannot put the Genie back in the bottle.

    My family members and friends who quit your program have already started a campaign to inform their friends, relatives, associates and acquaintances of your choice to support the chauvinistic bullying tactics of the young fascist DAVID HOGG.

    Buy the way those family and friends of mine – former Jenny Craig customers – are now losing weight just fine on a generic frozen dinner program while saving money.

    Jenny Craig, Don’t even bother to try and correct this problem because the concept of “forgive and forget” does not include you.

    You did not merely make a mistake, leaving your keys in your car is a mistake.

    You made a conscience decision to side with David Hogg and his “Brown-shirts” when you sought to GAG Laura Ingram.

    You do not deserve forgiveness anymore than Hitler, Mao, Stalin, ToJo, Pol Pot, and the rest of that ilk.

    Continue “Goose Stepping” with your new found Teenage Fascist friends – Oh, there I go again, losing the sophisticated, urbane, cosmopolitan with a bit of metaphor based on history.

    Jim Keating
    American

  • April 9, 2018 at 2:08 pm
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    UnhappyFranchisee[at]gmail.com. Looking forward to it, Phil.

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