11K views
89 comments
1.7
Details

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.

Product or Service Mentioned: Agora Financial Weekly Wealth Alert Subscription.

Reason of review: Problems with payment.

Do You Have Something To Say ?
Write a review

Comments

You will be automatically registered on our site. Username and password will be sent to you via email.
Post Comment
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!

Anonymous
#1449827

Thank you for saving me and my friend from trouble. We were planning to buy this week.

I was so in into his sales pith that I convince my friend to invest with agora but something tells me to check reviews. I came across your post ..and oh boy!! Am I so glad that read it before we get in.

THank you so much!! May God bless you.

Anonymous
#1444136

Thanks Phil.You just don't know how many individuals (and their families) which you may have just saved them $2, 160.00 of wasted, hard earned dollars. If we just wanted to give our money away, we would have looked up our nearest charity or church group...not these Bums.These crooks need to be arrested immediately for stealing people's money. Point Blank!

Anonymous
#1442054

Weekly Wealth Alert Subscribers - thank you for the info because I was tempted to sign up. The compelling video shows a big pile of Money on the table - I guess that is the subscribers money they took in & not money subscribers made. Thank you Google and Stock Gumshoe for having honest subscriber experiences & comments which saved me money.

Anonymous
#1503462
@PissedConsumer1442054

I run everything through stock Gumshoe first.

Anonymous
#1430952

Thanks for all the info, I wish I had read it before I got shafted out of 2 grand. How can they let these thieves operate like this.

What a con job I fell for, my fault. These guy's are so full of BS that it is hard for me to believe that these people can live with themselves.

Anonymous
#1430186

Thanks for the information. You have definitely confirmed my suspicion for such a claim in 42 days. I must admit it sounds very convincing.

Anonymous
#1430448
@PissedConsumer1430186

They are masters of deception.

Anonymous
#1445876
@PissedConsumer1430186

Me too I was going to invest what little I have but not now

Anonymous
#1426458

Thank you for your Review - it has definitely swayed me from subscribing. I was doing my due diligence, reading reviews on Alan Knuckman’s "Weekly Paycheck Indicator" and "Weekly Wealth Alert" when I came upon your very thorough analysis - it was the nail in the coffin for sure!

I really appreciate the time you took to write and warn the rest of us - you did a good thing. Thank You!

Anonymous
#1426522
@PissedConsumer1426458

Thank you Debra. At least one other had written of a somewhat better record but I don’t know how they can justify that. I documented every recommendation over 6 months without exception.

Anonymous
#1424574

They do offer a 3 month trial on this latest scam of $500.00 instead of the annual amount of $2,000.00 !!!

Anonymous
#1426523
@PissedConsumer1424574

I would have taken that if offered at the time, but reluctantly took the annual offer because of the 30 day trial originally offered, thinking that that was enough time for initial evaluation. The result of that deception was described in my original post.

Thank you. With no cost free trial $500 is a better option for a trial.

Anonymous
#1422871

I also fell for the hype Allen put out. I paid 600.00 dollars for the 3 month service, and I am down about 7000.00 during the last 3 months.

I can't believe I fell for the bs because I always told my children that if it sounds too good to be true, stay away from it.

I took his 25 years as a options trader should give him some experience. THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS.

Anonymous
#1426524
@PissedConsumer1422871

I’m sorry for your similar experience. Perhaps that is why they offer the 4 month subscription now.

It’s a guaranteed $500 or $600 to them by many. Despicable!

I’m glad this forum lets us post these reviews for others protection.

I hate the name, but it does get the subject highlighted. I’m trying to promote its value to others.

Anonymous
#1422137

I am glad I decided to read Angora reviews - I will not be signing up - sounds like a scam - so many scammers out there wanting our money to only feather their nest and not help the small investors who only want to live an honest and comfortable life......

Anonymous
#1418637

After reading your report I don't think that I want to invest my money into there money hole! They make enough off of ripping people off on their membership, when one try's to cancel.

They continue to bill you 99.00 a month regardless what you say!!! Thanks

Anonymous
#1412092

Thank you for sharing. I had Alan Knuckman's WWA service for 3 months this past fall and it was horrible.

Three small winning option trades, and 9 losing trades. Six of those were 100% loss of capital.

I was lucky to cancel the service after 3 months. To anyone else looking at his services...the hype in his sales pitch does not match the results in the trading recommendations.

Anonymous
#1408058

I Have been with weekly Walt alerts for six months and of course some of the trades are losers but in the long run the options trades that make money are well above the losers

Agora Financial Reviews

  1. 138 reviews
  2. 29 reviews
  3. 9 reviews
  4. 9 reviews
  5. 4 reviews
Agora Financial reviews