I was charged $99.00 without authorization for a very worthless newsletter from Agora, called the Jim Rickards Strategic Review.The phone number on my credit card statement is just a recording telling me to solve the problem on-line. More time wasted on line with lousy...
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#1428996

I did not sign up for you are ripping people off your a thift , cancel this and give me back my money you SOB.

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#1040494 Review #1040494 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Agora Financial Subscription
Pros
  • Jims understanding of the economy
Cons
  • Bad billing without authorization
  • Lousy advice and bad customer service
  • I cancelled this but was ignored and my money was not refunded
Reason of review
Problems with payment
Loss
$99
Preferred solution
Full refund
Somewhat unexpected, Agora Financial reimbursed me the amount I had paid for their subscription. In a way it's a pity that they behave so unprofessional with their constant push for sucking more money out of you (and even charging you unknowingly), since their...
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#1038867 Review #1038867 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Agora Financial Subscription

Agora Financial - They do not honor their cancellation policy.

I signed up for a trial newsletter with Agora Financial. I called after only a few days and cancelled. They continued to bill me $49.00 each month and they are going to continue this for 6 months. I am a retired widow and cannot afford to throw away $49.00 a month. This company needs to be hung in the town square. Shame on them. I have proof of cancellation as well as copies of my bank statements. As soon as I finish submitting this complaint, I am also going to file a complaint with the federal government. If everybody that got scammed by this company complains to the government, maybe something will be done. Brenda Chillcott
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#1038627 Review #1038627 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Baltimore, Maryland
Product
Agora Financial Subscription
Cons
  • I cancelled this but was ignored and my money was not refunded
Reason of review
Return, Exchange or Cancellation Policy
Loss
$128
Preferred solution
Full refund

Agora Financial - Hold on to your Credit Card

Once they have your data, you will be charged a second or third time or ... Although I like Bill Bonner's view on woldly things and politics, it's too bad that their organization can be labeled as a scam the way they act. Too bad, because a few of their comments are actually good. But you would need hours per day to read the overdose of mailings from them and hours & hours of videos. It all comes down to a massive sales pitch with the same ending: please pay more money for more reports. The typical very low insistence of "Buy now" and you get free this & that; every happening in the world is "never seen before" "most solid way of getting rich", etc. etc. Concrete and short clear recommendations are not part of their "intelligence". You'll be very soon tired of their always and ever returning sales pitches (they would make a great team with Trump: "great, fantastic, huge gains, biggest, largest happening, dark secrets seeing the light, a little know secret,.....". Mostly bull. Stay away from them.
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4 comments
#1409801

I am just a ***. You smart guys know whe ther action is.

I invested $4230K in muni bonds but the interest rat is not that high. Smart guys like these guys will k Zach Scheidt… investing til the LOSE IT ALL but they SAID 350% Its the next tip give them another $30,000 thats the big win . If I could afford just that next investment , Why do the rich always have one more chance to win all that money?

*** I will never get $500% only high rollers can lose that much money PLUS borrowi8ng money off of family and y6es you lost it too. Second mortgage on the house.

*** I would be broke if I pissed that away.

I wish someone would help me get 500% I am pnly worth a few million ($112MM) I can not afford to risk MY money. Rich guys get all the opportunities

#1311011

Idiots, haven't you ever heard, if it's to good to be true? You don't ever get rich easy, you must get your *** out of bed early in the morning before daybreak and go to bed at midnight to make a buck.

This is the funniest thing, I guess the people must have sat around and smoked a bowl full before starting this site to see how many *** there really are out there.

#1399231
@PissedConsumer1311011

Roger. I’ve heard what you say many times in my life.

I will say, that I have watched what people doing the suggestions that A Knuckman has given, have made tidy sums very quickly. I feel they probably will continue to make more. My beef is that these people must have a level 3 options trading account, which is totally impossible for me to acquire- believe me I have spent 2 mo. Of my 12 mo.

Subscription finding this out.

I contend they knew this before taking my money. So, No, ANYONE can’t do this.

#1310359

I DID NOT ORDER ANYTHING FOR $250--TAKE THIS CHARGE OFF MY DISCOVER CARD IMMEDIATELY !!!!

I am on an EXTREME fixed income & would not have ordered anything for $250. IF YOU DON'T TAKE IT OFF MY BILL, I'LL TAKE THIS MATTER TO THE FLORIDA ATTORNEY GENERAL & FL STATE POLICE!!!

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#1025773 Review #1025773 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Agora Financial Subscription
Pros
  • Bill bonner himself and his diary
Cons
  • Over hyped ads that have over priced plans
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised
Loss
$208
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution

Agora Financial - Subscription Review

Rip off. No specific stock tips at all...They "dont do the research for you"... All I receive are garbage emails that say "do you want to make incredible gains?!" ..Then they provide a link for you to subscribe to their "amazing system" which I thought I already did...They also sends links to "important" videos that can only be viewed for 1 day then they take them down. "We're not sure how long we can keep this video up" they claim....Ive never seen the fruits of their "research", only gobs of worthless emails. I wish I had my $300 bucks back.
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#1535815

They probably charge you for even watching the videos, and then take them down so you have no proof they ever existed.

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#1022189 Review #1022189 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Agora Financial Subscription
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised
I bought into Jim Rickards Gold Speculator program for over $1,700.It is a gold penny stock program with a few mainline gold stocks. Most of them are well known and common knowledge. They tell you to allocate a certain percent in each of the approximately 12 funds. I...
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#1303531

Hello, I appreciate your review. I have a proposal for you, if you'd contact me at cboefan@***.com. Maybe you can recoup some of your money.

Tom

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#1021549 Review #1021549 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Agora Financial Subscription
Pros
  • Jims understanding of the economy
Cons
  • Over hyped ads that have over priced plans
Reason of review
Pricing issue
Loss
$17000
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution

Agora Financial - Yeah, I'm a Pissed Consumer

A had previously had a bad experience with Agora Financial's false advertising in the past, but that was a couple years ago, and I had not paid for the out dated long winded videos and such, and decided to see if a paid subscription to one of their services would give me up to date current information that I might find useful. That was not the case....Any attempt at viewing what looks like updated fresh information has been squelched and come back to me online as "Not available at this time." What amounts to a total waste of my time and limited funds. I'll try a little more to get some fresh updated investing information before I ask for a full refund, and never waste another minute on any Agora Financial site. Where is the new updated information on Pot stocks?
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#1297181

good luck getting a refund - even if you have never logged on and only had the order in for a short time - there is no refund!!!!! If they were selling something valuable - they wouldn't need to do that.

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#1015679 Review #1015679 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Agora Financial Subscription
Cons
  • Misleading advertising
  • Deceptive practices
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised
Loss
$79

Agora Financial - Subscription Review

I purchased a paperback of James Rickard's The Road to Ruin for 3.95£ through his Strategic Intelligence publication. After Scrupiously cancelling a subscription, I was subsequently -ROBBED of $132.10 +$1.32 service charge on 1/19/2017. At some point in all this I started receiving a newsletter from Agora Financial, from which " Jim Rickards" has sent emails. I have contacted both, asking for the immediate return of funds. Otherwise...
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#1011077 Review #1011077 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Agora Financial Subscription
Reason of review
Problems with payment

Agora Financial - Avoiding all Agora Scams

They are not to be trusted as are all of the Investor publishing houses. Their agenda is to sell subscriptions and they could care less if you make money. PERIOD. Nothing else need be said. They tried to stall a refund under one of their guarantees and I sent them a demand with copies of all relevant correspondence and the threat of a lawsuit and it worked. Refund received. But here are the keys to dealing with Agora if you must after succumbing to their greed plays. 1) copy and past or take a screen shot of all their promo material with their claims and especially their refund policy and save all to a file on your computer. 2) charge all fees and costs to a credit card, never send a check or money order. 3) when the time comes and they harass or stall your request for a refund, give them an ultimatum and tell them you intend to go to the CC company and cancel the charge. 4) if they still fail, simply call the credit card company and demand the transaction be reversed for FRAUD. 5) the CC company will have you send a statement and supporting documentation (that's why you saved it all) and then they will cancel it all and stick it up Agora's *** where it belongs. Trust me it works and it works with the fraudsters at Map Press and all the other criminal enterprises that care only about selling subscriptions
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#1535816

WHY pray tell did you give them 2 stars?!

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#1007736 Review #1007736 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Agora Financial Subscription
Cons
  • Misleading advertising
  • Failure to provide a refund within the money back guarantee
  • Poor customer service
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised
Loss
$79

Agora Financial - Subscription Review

I ordered this program, never received anything other than more requests asking me to purchase more info. I also funded my account in the amount of $250 and that seems to have vaporized into some black hole. I've sent emails but no response. So to summarize, I am out over $300 and no way to get my hard earned money back. Now I see how they are getting rich, by scamming! Stay away!
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#1270436

Thank You!!!!

Reading your review and others have helped me determine that this is definitely a Ponzi scheme scam.....

#1264526

Your comment sure helped me decide whether to or not do business with them and I'm pretty sure I will not do any business with them I'm sure that they don't have a very good review with the BBB so well I will penny stock help so I need to have

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#975262 Review #975262 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Agora Financial Subscription
Reason of review
Problems with payment
For years I subscribed to Chris Mayer's Agora newsletter. Late last year I had more than 20 positions based on his recommendations. I was comfortable because he had a decent historical track record but a number of his small cap stocks last December were underwater or...
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#930327 Review #930327 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Darien, Connecticut
Product
Agora Financial Subscription
Cons
  • Abrupt ending of service without followup
  • Shocking customer service
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Preferred solution
Full refund
JIM IS A SCAMMER - AGORA FINANCIAL WANT MORE MONEY FROM YOU SIGN UP AND PAY $89 SEE LIVE INTERVIEWS AND THEN SIGN UP FOR another $1750 , sign up for over 20 - 30 subscriptions wtf this video limited to 4000 people only and you find out there si over 10000 people...
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#1253254

I wonder how they found you? Dec 10 - received an opportunity from them for 'POT' stocks.

What is the difference between an GREEDY person and an Vulture? The Vulture picks your bones when you are dead - whilst the GREEDY picks your bones looking into your eyes while still breathing!

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#927607 Review #927607 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Adelaide, South Australia
Product
Agora Financial Subscription
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised
Preferred solution
Full refund

Agora Financial - Rickard prognostications

Here's a guy with all these impressive credentials YET his track record is pathetic!!! I signed up a month ago and after getting access to Jim Rickard/Dan Abass actual closed and open recommendation was astounded to see they lost on over 70% of their trades with a cumulative dollar loss of some 280% both closed and open trades. I complained to management asking for a full refund of my $1750 and they basically said tough ***...all we give in refunds is 90%. So they kept my $175.00 and refunded $1575.00. These guys are nothing less than can-artists. They need to be exposed for who they are!!!!!!
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#1236910

How did you determine Rickards' "prognostications-failures"?

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#927409 Review #927409 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Product
Agora Financial Subscription
Reason of review
Pricing issue

Agora Financial - Rickards' Non-Existent Follow Through on His Own "Downside Strategy"!

I finally gave in and subscribed after gaining 150% from 2/2 thru 5/1 by picking the gig names plus a few small ones that were held in GDXJ and SILJ. Getting the two gold coins was nice, but Rickard's picks haven't yet done anything great. But DO NOT count on him to stick to the self-announced SELL strategy that you receive with your subscription! He let a few holdings drop to 30%, even 35% below their trailing stops last month, and never closed out a single position. He also never answered any of my 3 emails asking about this. They are all making nice rebounds, and I still have most of them, but just don't believe that he will be there to "guide you through every step of the way"! Better to stick with GDXJ and SILJ, which are outperforming his picks so far, and stick to your own trailing stop strategy!
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#923954 Review #923954 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Ottawa, Ontario
Product
Agora Financial Subscription
Reason of review
Did not follow his own SELL strategy.
these people are bad news not good at all!They take 49 dollars to hook you then suck 99 dollars out each month for WHAT? two books that just repeat what his original article says ! its ***! I called to cancel a month ago after the books got here, then I canceled ......
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#922549 Review #922549 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Hook, Wales
Product
Agora Financial Subscription
Reason of review
Return, Exchange or Cancellation Policy
Loss
$148
Preferred solution
Full refund