It was a publication made by them, and submited my info. I must say that I am a Latin-American and here we think US citizens are correct people. A couple of days later I got a phone call and I must say I fell like a real dumm Person. They convinced me to pay 500 us dollars as an exchange to many contacts to improve my Business. They have a web page I entered everything looked right until I tried to look for other professional women.
Review by Razzaqali8 months ago
Phoned at home when suffering from Chronic Fatigue and bullied and rushed / harangued into paying twice which I did not want or agree to do. they then started taking money out of my account on a monthly basis without my agreement and as I was so busy volunteering I did not check my account for a few months. They said it was a "one off" payment of $489 but then took £32.82 from June till September this year. I am a vulnerable female who suffers from poor memory but I would not have allowed for this.
Review by Vat8 months ago
There hard selling Sales people pushed me into a subscription I was not keen, asked just for more info. But he pushed and pushed. For a one time 499 USD life time subscription. Now they charge my credit card every month!!! BEWARE of these people, who act as if they are good.
Review by Nobukhosi1 year ago
Just as everybody else. You click on a link, fill in a form to join the association and they call you from a New York number to do the acquisition. They proceed to have a talk with you on your career, tell you that you got in and than asks you for your credit card information. I asked to send an email, she said that they will mail after the transaction. Told her I did not have my credit card with me, and told her to hold on so that I can call my husband to see if he was at home to read it. She politely held on mute for a long time to get to the answer that he wasn't! Trudy I hope you enjoyed the fake information and phone bill as it was an international call.
Review by Stagedoorencore1 year ago
This supposed association is undoubtedly a scam. Fortunately, they agreed to refund me after I uncovered them and they weren´t able to give me an explanation.
It is a scam because:
(1) The period I joined them, they didn´t send me any notification of the `many`seminars they claimed to organise. In fact, there is no page on the website called Events or something similar.
(2) Their website looks rather basic for an association that is supposed to be `worldwide`
(3) Very few details are given about them, such as when was created, etc.
(4) They are NOT on LinkedIn.
(5) The application they sent me after I paid was full of mistakes.
There are various claims of scam all over the web, including on their Facebook page.
Review by Zeoe1 year ago
They keep calling demanding my credit card info over phone about some bogus Membership $598.46 for a basic membership get my name and email listed on their site, for $1200.00 I get more listings.
Review by Popsrekrap1 year ago
Claim to be a professional association for women.
Review by BartB1 year ago
I filled out an application to join the Worldwide Association of Female Professionals. Earlier I got a phone call and when I answered the person hung up. Well a few hours later another call came and the person then started with her talk. I'll admit she sounded pretty believable. After a good 20 mins she said I had been accepted into the program. I was happy although then became suspicious when she wanted me to make a payment. I told her I had to talk to my partner before making a payment like that. I'm so glad I said that. She said she would hold payment and when I was ready she would phone me on the date agreed so we could go forward. I asked if she could phone me tomorrow and she said I can't be why don't you give me a call tomorrow. A red flag. I asked her what well known women are part of the association. She stumbled over her words, saying she wasn't sure. She mentioned someone from Mary Kay. Another red flag. I took down some info and got directly online to see if this is a scam. And of course I see that it is.
The sad thing is that there are a lot of hard working women that will fall for this scam because it's important for us to be linked with organisations that get our brand out to the world. Imagine if this were a legitimate company, they could really be doing a lot of good for us professionals. I hope this helps a female professional not get taken by these thieves. I'm so glad I had sense enough to not give out my card details. KK
Review by Hewia Derrow1 year ago
I usually think I'm pretty savvy with this kind of thing but WOW - women looking out for professional networks please be aware!
Since they call to confirm your application (I did sign up online, so, my bad there) I figured it was going to be a legitimate networking opportunity based on elevating women in various professions. Whoops.
It's really best to join something specific to your field. They are extremely good at seeming legitimate on social media - and have several people liking and commenting on their content - but these reviews obviously tell a different story.
Just skip the whole process, even if they're polite. Do not give them money.
Review by Shuntaye Slaoui1 year ago
First of all, they have NO meetings, NO local support or events. You get read a standard document to get you to spend $598 for a “membership offering” that gives you a log in to see your own picture and bio. That’s ALL.
Save your money. Get a new outfit. You don’t need this in your reputare! Hope I save you from this scam. They call from NUMEROUS numbers from a call center. Totally bogus.
Review by Anandhakrishnan1 year ago
Lo voy a poner en español porque me preocupa que estafen a mujeres emprendedoras latinoaméricanas. Una amiga me manda esta web y me parece interesante y me inscribo. me llaman a la semana después donde tuve una charla con un tal john quien durante 20 minutos me hace preguntas para ver si tenia el perfil para ser parte de la asociación. Al fianl me dice que si, que tengo el perfil y durante 5 minutos me comenta todos los beneficios de ser parte. Me entusiasmé hasta que me dice lo mismo que todas las chicas dicen abajo, pagar una membresia de 400 a 500 dolares. Me pareció sospechoso y le pido que por favor me envie la información por mail. Luego me dice que puedo acceder a un plan anual de 100 dólares y que si no accedo ya a esta promoción, pierdo la membresía. Aquí me pareció aún más sospechoso y le pedí que me mande la información para corroborar y me cuelga. Son actitudes de típicas de estafadores. Por favor no caer!
Review by Thevwstyle Derrow1 year ago
Got a call from WAOFP which sounded familiar b/c I have been signing up to be part of women professional networks. The person was super nice and definitely playing to the ego before selling the lifetime membership vs 5 year membership ($589 - $489) said they had 100,000 people in their network but looked on their site it said 50,000 and also found out the network I had applied to was called worldwide women's business association so the names were very similar. Contacted credit card company to cancel and waiting for new card. BEWARE spam has increased their intelligence to know what you are researching...
Review by Ttklee Halksworths1 year ago
I saw an add on Facebook and it seemed interesting, so I asked for more information.
Yesterday someone named Lisa called me from the Worldwide Association of Female Professionals to say that she had a few questions after I could be accepted into their association. She asked A LOT of questions, about my business, my background, my plans for the future as an entrepreneur, just like a real really thorough job interview.
After that she said that she was glad to say that I as accepted and that I should give her my credit card details so they could charge me the membership fee, and that they had a "special" deal that I could buy the lifetime membership for almost the same price as the 5 years membership, for "only" 580 dollars or so. When I asked them to send the details to me by email because I was in a loud place and couldn`t hear well, she started giving excuses, "we don`t have a media kit, we can only send it after you pay, etc". When I told them I didn`t have my card with me, she told me she would call later and they have been calling me non-stop ever since.
Of course, doing some research you can see that this is clearly a scam and that there is no such company, their website is brand new and they`re changing it every time they get closed down.
Don`t fall for that and NEVER give them any money!
Review by RoadBoater1 year ago
After wasting my time and saying i was "approved' to join the network, she tried to force sale me. Asking for my credit card over and over. I asked for an email of the included benefits, she said she could not send me one. She was reading from a script and stuttered when i asked questions. I hung up after stating 8 times i was not interested.
Review by Situm1 year ago
Like many of the women who've already written in, I got a call after filling in an online form. The woman told me about her daughter's school in NYC, because I'm in education, and asked many clever questions that all made me feel important and appreciated. Membership was proposed, and when I said I needed to receive the email packet first and think about it, I was told that was impossible due to expense. All I had to do was give a credit card number over the phone. I refused, and the woman immediately terminated the conversation.
Review by MrsIKP2 years ago
I have been called and joined several time ( we can say harass by phone) by direct approach and as well by "unamed" phone , to promote an women association and asking me a credit card which was strange , to obtain my package , maisl and biography in the next 48 hours , and adress and advertising , but never receive any form or template to fill in , it is a serious injury and as well interbational injury, and scamming women , and asking money .. after saying it is free of charge !
Review by Javiel McAfee2 years ago
I filled out the membership application on facebook after I seen and add after that I received several phone calls from the woman who represented this Worldwide Association of Female Professionals. I answered the phone at some point and she told me about their membership and how my business would benefit from it. The sales call lasted about 30 minutes and she distracted me with questions about my honesty, integrity... Then she asked me for $589 and promised that I would receive 2 - 4 days later by e-mail a membership package with directions on how to fill it out and send back the information they needed to put together my online profile. Never got the package and I found out that they were flagged as a scam.
Review by Kayzad2 years ago
Same story as everybody. I applied a year ago. It looked interesting. All of a sudden I received various phonecalls (I live in the Netherlands) and emails about my application.
She came up with the 5 year and lifetime and even 1 year membership after I said not to pay.
She said nothing comes for free as I already would now. I could give her a call if I ever wanted to go for a membership. I said send me an email. She laughed at me and said. Dear, we get thousands of applications. Can t do that.
And she hung up.
Review by Paulknox Listapr2 years ago
A woman called me to tell me that I have been selected to be a member of the woman international and after asking me about my studies and the she asked me for my credit card number and my security code! I said I didn´t have my card now that I will call her later and she gave me her phone. 16463071469
Review by KarndeanKitchen2 years ago
The site appeared as an advertisement for an a**ociation to empower women.
Filled the information, and got a call. What got my suspicious, was that they were asking money for a membership, and wanted my credit card number. I ended reporting the fraud to my Bank, but do not want this to happen to anyone else
Review by Gauravee Magarban3 years ago
was approached by Jacklyn Smith from WAOFP about an amazing opportunity to be recognized around the world. I paid for my 1 years membership and was promised a copy of the directory which I also paid for. Its now been over a year and keep getting "someone will call you back"
Review by SMorvi3 years ago
I've paid an enormous amount of money to this association believing in all the promises they told me on the phone, about helping your professional women, etc. Of course, it is good for nothing.
But on top of that, at some point in the beginning, I have purchased some additional "benefit" for 29,99 USD and so they charged me at the time. Now every 6 months they are charging me this money and my credit card company is so stupid they are unable to block it. Well, I found that out now, on the second 6-months charge of 29,99 and I am canceling the card, but really it is unbelievable. I should complain about the credit card company too in the next post.
Review by Staithes3 years ago
They call you and say they are from Linkedin. They say they are a Professional Group for Women in Business. They are scammers and they give nothing back once they steal. They give you 0, and promise you everything.
Review by Carletheia3 years ago
I followed up a link on LinkedIn, received a phone call from what seemed like a very credible woman who after 'interviewing' me advised that I met the criteria for membership encouraged me to sign up. She advised that the most cost effective option was to pay for life membership. 915.49 was charged to my credit card detailed as Professional Networking. I wouldn't have considered this 'organisation' had it not advertised on LinkedIn!
Review by Sabdy3 years ago
This group claims to be a professional organization for women, but the reality is that it takes advantage of women. Like so many others, I saw the ad for Waofp on LinkedIn. I started filling out the "application" but never completed it, but a week later I got the phone call saying they wanted to "interview" me to see if I was a fit for the organization. Of course, I was (because that's what they tell everyone) and I ended up paying over $700 for a "lifetime membership." A week later, I got another call from a lady named Marie, and she said I'd been selected as a "featured member" and would have a press release written about me. She asked me some general questions about myself for the purposes of the press release, and at the end of the conversation she says in the friendliest voice, "You're total charge today will be $499.95." I asked if this was a portion of the membership fee, and was led to believe it was. Wrong. It was IN ADDITION to the membership fee, but that was never made clear. The receipt for this ended up in my junk email folder, so I didn't see it, and then they claimed I missed the 48 hour window for a refund. A couple of months later, she called again, chats me up, and then tells me I've been selected as "member of the year" and I'll be featured in a published book for all members and I'd receive a plaque as well. My credit card was charged $699.95 for this. The very next morning I contacted her via email (so I had my request in writing) saying I wanted a refund and I didn't care about a book or a plaque. She responded explaining I was now "paid in full for life" and would not be charged any other dues or fees. She ignored my refund request. She was clearly waiting me out to get past their 48 hour refund window. A month later, she called AGAIN, tells me the press release is about to go out, and I need to approve it, and I'm going to be featured in a book and my card will be charged $700! I told her she did not have permission to charge my card, that I was still waiting for my refund. She said "Ok" then hung up on me. I checked my bank account statement to make sure I had not been charged and noticed 4 separate charges for $29.99 by this organization. I contacted Marie directly and told her to refund this money immediately, especially since they occurred AFTER I'd been told I was "paid in full for life." I also asked for the refund of the $699.95 again. She claimed the $29.99 fees were for their "perks package" but that she would cancel that package and refund my money. I never even heard of a "perks package!" I did get a refund for those charges, but still not the $699.95. Then I started receiving calls from different reps every month - often every day, multiple times a day until I answered the call. Each time a woman congratulated me on being selected "member of the year" and wanted to charge me more money. I finally got one lady to tell me the email for "customer service" and after 2 attempts to get a response, they finally called me back after I threated to contact an attorney. Even though I had a copy of the email I sent requesting my refund within 24 hours of being charged, the man on the phone still wanted to argue with me, but finally relented after I basically shouted at him on the phone. I eventually got my $699.95 refunded, but it was a nightmare. Then, a few weeks ago, I got a brochure in the mail saying I'd been selected to join WaoFP! What a joke! Avoid this organization at all costs, and if you see an ad for them on LinkedIn or any other legit site, contact that website and let them know WaoFP is not what it pretends to be.