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Originally subscribed to WWA for $2,000 with guarantee of 20 doubles in first year or second year free and 30 day trial provision . After some delays I received confirmation with notice that I had been awarded the second year implicitly as a bonus.

I didn’t notice that with that bonus the 30 day trial had been omitted. Three weeks later I inquired whether the trial period could be extended another month to give us both a chance to generate satisfaction. I was then told there was no trial period at all. They said unless I could show them where a trial was specified they would not honor that claim.

I went back and tried to find references to that original offer but Agora had effectively scrubbed the online history to only contain later versions of the 50 minute video presentation that does not mention any trial. Email and phone discourse has been equally defiant. They also added $160 to my $2,000 charge for sales tax! Has anyone ever paid sales tax on a subscription?

I haven’t tried to verify that they even paid that to some government. After that dishonest treatment, I have actively followed all Alan Knuckman’s weekly recommendations with a modest $500 investment. He advises to sell early half of an investment when there is a modest gain, so any doubles that occur will only be on 1/2 the initial investment. In 3 months there have only been 2 that barely occurred, doing am currently suffering a $4,xxx loss in addition to the original fee.

I feel like a fool for believing the exaggerated and seemingly fraudulent claims of the promotion. In addition, Alan often claims his entry price is lower than what I (and probably all other subscribers) can achieve so his performance is more noteworthy. I have written him about these distortions but Agora always says SEC regulations prevent them from answering specific questions about my issues. And recently the feedback address of AskAlan@AgoraFinancial.com has been disconnected so they are not allowing any feedback.

Trying to contact Agora about the WWA service yields fruitless results. I finally asked the Agora customer service who I could write to with these concerns and after some delay was given a name but in writing to that person I never get any reply. After several years of dealing with financial advisory services, Agora seems to have the most promising and convincing promotions, but the worst performing services. Now they are taking this approach of offering no trials and guaranteeing results by extending a damaging and fraudulent period of the same service.

A worthless, no cost to them provision to make things even worse. They have just completed a new merchandizing scheme called 42 Day Retirement Window where they guarantee (sic) you can turn a modest $1,000 investment $420,020 in 42 days for the $2,000 fee. Same guarantee and up front about the no refund based on the incredible claim that this is such a good deal that they can’t afford to offer the trial period. I say incredible because if it is so good they could easily offer that deal because no one would exercise that provision.

I am glad to find someplace to vent these concerns on public to see if these aren’t common concerns and get ideas on how to overcome such greedy presumptuous business practices. How can this feedback venue be made more visible.

Review about: Agora Financial Weekly Wealth Alert Subscription.

Reason of review: Problems with payment.

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Anonymous
#1516442

I was only duped for 3 months, and thank heavens it came to an end. The subscription price is a small amount to pay compared to the losses that Agora blissfully ignores. If you could only do the opposite of what any of their gurus recommend I think that would be a service worth subscribing to.

Anonymous
#1505631

My recommendation is by the service and shot all the stocks they Recommend you will make a bundle

Anonymous
#1505629

There all the same promises promises promises with no results .The lesson learned research Your own stocks pick them and hold them and you will have better results

Anonymous
#1503457

I fully agree with “pissed customer”. I am only paper trading at this point.

If I had actually traded I would have lost a bundle. This goes for ALL Agora publications.

Anonymous
#1502827

sounds to good to be true wish they were honest. If they were so good they could give a 60 free trial and everyone would sing up permanently at that point, this way who wants to risk $2000 not knowing if you will win or lose on your investments

Anonymous
#1501035

its all *** nobody can guarantee what they say that they can.

Anonymous
#1486677

I have had the same experience with Agora and have lost thousands on their gold mine recommendation news service with Byron King. A class-action suit should be brought against them!

Anonymous
to Michael Tamburello #1486881

That was my disgusting reaction to their Gold Speculator subscription!

Anonymous
to Anonymous #1502944

I had the same experience with that subscription too!

Anonymous
to Anonymous #1502953

And the highly respected James Rickards lends his name to this service! This should tarnish his reputation!

Anonymous
to Phil Bergstresser #1503460

You really think Richards is honest? He is one of the worst hucksters out there.

His “breathless” hyping when he teases a stock makes ill. Thanks to intense reading everything I can get my hands on I usually manage to figure out which stock he is pumping.......and stay away from that stock.

Anonymous
to Michael Tamburello #1502952

And it is named the James Rickards Gold Speculator which gives it significant credibility, but all for nought. Apparently his reputation should be tarnished too!

Anonymous
#1484291

Licensed investment advisors can provide individual and personalized investment advice. They are also heavily regulated and have to jump through considerable hoops to be licensed in the first place.

Their advertising claims are highly scrutinized. UNlicensed investment advisors can promise you that you make a guaranteed $2000 every night of the week with their unlicensed, unscrutinized, unregulated "system".

They then can avoid taking personal responsibility for their terrible advice by claiming they can't give personal investment advice to the people whose money they took and whose portfolios they torched, citing SEC rules. It's really that simple: Th hide behind regulations whenever it works for them and otherwise do whatever keeps them from being regulated.

Anonymous
to Anonymous #1510959

A Huckster System to fleece the sheep. Sounds kinda like how most financial systems work or don't work rather for the poor working minions.

Anonymous
#1481011

To AllThis practice runs across all of Agora and their different promotions.

Anonymous
#1470813

Thanks for your heads up on this guy.I was getting ready to invest with him but your comments stopped me.

Anonymous
to Gmirab1956 #1490328

great to know, we were about to invest!

Anonymous
to Gmirab1956 #1512506

Me too I even had all the forms filled out and all I had to do was push the go button I'm glad something went off in my head to stop and do some research first. It seems like if all these financial people get thousands of people to subscribe to their news letters it means less competition to the real profits and bam their pockets fill up with cash on the real plays.

That's just my thought. I am 60 years old and have had a chance to look at a lot of these scammers investment papers and none have really done that well.

I've studied options during my time and I've concluded you have to understand the charts and trade paper for a while until you can find what works for you then go with options to trade but study how options are played do it own work and then you can't blame no one but yourself for not winning that's just the way it is. Good luck and may GOD bless you and your family.

Anonymous
#1467895

Hey Phil thank you, you have saved another poor soul. Appreciate all your efforts in alerting the public.

Anonymous
#1459329

Thanks!!! After reading your review definitely not subscribing.

Sounds very convincing but become skeptical these days as previously fallen too many other times for these talks. I will monitor the stock market on 12 April to see what really happens.

This offer did not come with a 30 day trial today but you get a free IPad (size unknown).Delivery questionable with this company. Be a skeptic it will save you your precious cash!

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