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Invent Help - Invention Service Review from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

We believe this consumer to be an InventHelp research client from 2003. Her concerns stem from her discovery in 2016 of a product similar to her invention. Similar concepts are a common occurrence in this industry. While we would like to be able to provide the consumer with her research material, unfortunately, due to the 13 years that has elapsed, we are unable to provide her with that information.
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#924075 Review #924075 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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The saddest part about life is when you really need your family and so-called friends no one will ever be there for you been crying all day

Invent Help stole my idea and I want the world to know: Twin Back To Back Home Theater

ISSUE NOT RESOLVED

In 1991 I thought of inventing a back-to-back TV that you can view from both sides but watch different channels at the same time the TV will also come out to two separate TVs that's side by side in 2001 I went through invent help in San Francisco California to help me patent MY idea I gave them I believe $2,000 I was outraged to only get a book in the past couple of years I've been trying to get people to help me on how to file a patent without giving them any information or details of what the idea was now on August 21 2016 I'm looking on Facebook and the makers of LG intra home system is now selling my TV for for $10,000 I called InventHelp to see if I can get a copy of the book I bought from them and they told me they have record of it but can't send me any information because all information was deleted out the system and all they have is my name and that I did pay for a research that's what they're calling it I asked them with crying tears if they could just send me the information they do have and I was told no and why did I need My information this is so crazy right now I feel like I'm in a dream that I'm never going to wake up out of I'm poor and I'm black and don't nobody give a *** but me I just want to crawl under a rock and die like this is my TV my idea that I came up with and I trusted InventHelp and this is what they did to me so my idea I can't even think like my heart is breaking into right now thanks for listening

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Anonymous
#1237123

Its unfair that you were victimized by this company! I am sorry to hear about the hearty you endured.

I know this makes you feel terribly violated.

Think of the strength you displayed during past crises as a indication of your resiliency, this too will pass. Continue to pursue inventions you have a great mind don't let this mishap discourage you or take it away.

Anonymous
#1227816

Just look at this as a lesson learned and create something else. Trust me, if you came up with that, you can come up with more! Don't give up!

Anonymous
#1224702

Yo bro my name is sean. Trust me plenty of people have done that to others.

Including invent help. A brilliant mind like yours should not go to waste. If you thought of that, then i know you can think of something 10x better. Use that as motivation to get you somewhere you never thought possible.

You can be successful you just gotta keep pushing homie. Dont ever think about giving up bro. More people in the world care about you than you think bro.

Because i care. All those people who dont give a *** now, tell them not to come around when your bank account starts looking like a phone number.

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Invent Help Review from Fredericksburg, Virginia

Ernest of Fredericksburg, VA I asked my sister to go online and see what kind of information I could come up with in a patent attorney. When I got home from work the next morning, I talked to her and she said InventHelp. I've seen the commercials and George Foreman, somebody people know and had seen, is onboard with them. I felt I could trust them. So I contacted InventHelp and their representative, Mike, just felt right, and I really appreciate everything he does for me. He got online with me and walked me through the filling out of the paperwork. He's made the experience easy. Their reps were very courteous, professional, willing to help me with my concerns and able to answer any questions I had. Right now, I've already got some drawings of my invention. I'm just waiting on InventHelp's paperwork. There's a packet of information they're gonna send me that I need to fill out and send back to them. I’m waiting for the brochure to be created and approved but understand it’s gonna be a lengthy process. So far, it's been an excellent experience.
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Invent Help is a paying client of Opinion Corp and utilizes its services to proactively identify and correct customer service issues.

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#972927 Review #972927 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Fast order processing
Invent Help's reply to:

We would be more than happy to help this respondent, but the respondent needs to identify himself to us. The respondent’s explanation of the services is not accurate. We do not evaluate inventions or state or imply success to any of our inventor clients. While we do...
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Anonymous
#1300339

wow I hate hearing that but my friend guy I work with just went to this company not even two months ago and had along talk or you 100% sure their closed and again I am sorry too hear that I am crying about only have of the money to have put out but not with this company I was planning on going to meet them after I got my PPA not before I am just tried of the run around but my friend likes this company and he is super smart and wise

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#782982 Review #782982 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Invent Help's reply to:

This is not an InventHelp client. The description of the services is not accurate; our pricing is clear and concise and there are no pricing options available; our patent referral services do not include a provisional patent, etc. This is not our company.
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Anonymous
#1257011

Omg thank you! You just saved me $13,000!

Everything you mentioned was explained to me! I'm supposed to pay a down payment on Monday! Now it won't happen. They already got $1,000 for patent search.

I guess that's my loss now.

I'm canceling them out! I'm so bummed!

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#781102 Review #781102 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Sarasota, Florida
STOP! Don't invest a single dollar into your invention -- help company you're thinking about using to solicit your so-called great idea until you read this: Invention Home company as well as all of the other invention - help companies will take your money and...
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Shakeema
#1689476

I’m thankful that information was out there and it’s a shame that some company’s make you think something different while playing on your emotions and robing you of all your hard earn cash karma is real

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#577012 Review #577012 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Glendale, Oregon
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised
Loss
$6000

Crayon holder

My daughter was about 13 years old. I would buy crayon and she would continuely break them. She came up with a crayon holder. I submitted it and signed a contract. I paid the compnay $6,877.53 for nothing. They sent me a digram book. So I feel I was taken advantage of. This took place 5/25/93 This company talks nice to get your monies. My child still wonder why her invention was not completed. I would like all monies back. If you need proof I have all documents that was sent to me. I was a single parent trying to support the well being of my children.
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#422798 Review #422798 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Rochester, New York
Reason of review
Bad quality
Loss
$6878
Invent Help's reply to:

Invent Help Invention Review from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

We have been aware of this individual for many years. In fact, we worked with this client to resolve her concerns in 2012 and we mutually agreed to resolve any differences of any kind. The client agreed that she would not raise her concerns again in any forum.
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#184405 Review #184405 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Invent Help, helped themselves to my money onlY!

Notice the only thing that has been invented which was a hundred years ago is the Slip N Slide.

Do not let this company fool you.

It DOES NOT MATTER HOW MANY QUESTION YOU ASK NOR THE INFORMATION YOU READ, THIS COMPANY IS GOING TO TAKE YOUR MONEY AND RUN BESIDES RUIN YOUR CREDIT!

In the month of July of 2008, I went to the company called Invent Help.

This company is for people whom have inventions and want it on the Market Place.

Invent Help, helps people to launch their ideas and claims they help put your product in the Market Place.

I personally do not believe this to be true due to the fact of why I am writing to you today and the information I have been learning in the past few months.

I get is a lot of hot air!

On July 8, 2008 I was asked signed papers stating I give Invent help permission to research my product to see if there are any other products similar to my invention and to check the patent aspect of this product. The fee for this was $1000.00, which I agreed to pay and was paid in full based on Mr. Fosters information given me, at the time.

Mr.Joe Foster. whom is one of the spokes people for Invent Help.

The results came back as, there are not any products even close to my invention and the idea is patent-able.

I then was told I would have to pay a SMALL FEE for the Company Invent Help to get my product out into the Market Place which when a buyer comes a long , on top of the so called SMALL FEE which turned out to be $12,000.00, Invent Help wants from me , I would then pay Invent Help 22% of any offer made on my product if it is sold or displayed.

I was given a hundred papers or so to read.

I take all the information home to read with many of questions I needed answers to.

My main question was what if I say yes to all because I have money today, but I loose my job tomorrow and can not afford to pay being the payments are going to be $300 + dollars a month and the total amount due is $ 12,000.00 + . I explained to Mr. Foster I do not want to have a problem with my credit in the future nor do I want to be in debt over this?

Mr.Foster informed me and I quote The company that you will be paying your monthly payment to is a PRIVATE Company hired by Invent Help and works for us (meaning Invent Help) and will work with you if you have a payment problem and does not reflect your credit.

Mr. Foster said we (meaning Invent Help and Universal) will put your process on hold until you are able to pick up the pace of your payments and as far as your credit goes, being that Universal is a Private Company hired by US (meaning Invent Help), we have nothing to do with putting any marks on any persons credit if we had to stop the process of Marketing your product.

Money became extremely tight since January of 2010 and I have tried to understand why neither of these companies are willing to do what was said by the Invent Help company's Mr.Foster spokesman said BEFORE I SIGNED if I ran into a finance problem.

I have been arguing with both companies over this project for the past two months. Now I am out of $6,000.00 and my invention is not on the Market.

I called Mr. Foster and wanted to know why BEFORE I SIGNED the papers I was told one thing and a year later I have fallen on financial hard times, why is it that what was said by you (meaning Mr. Foster) when I signed the papers is not what is being done?

His reply is he will call the company and talk with them. In the mean time I have pulled my credit report and low and behold on my credit I am in the hole for 3 months of none-payment to the company of Universal which I was told is a private company and will not impare on my credit. I did get a call back from Mr. Foster and the reply is there is nothing he can do, he spoke to this person and that person. I said I do not understand , YOU SAID BEFORE I SIGNED TO AGREE TO THE TERMS, I WOULD BE ABLE TO STOP THE PROCESS AND PICK UP WHEN I AM BACK ON MY FEET AND THAT NO BAD CREDIT MARKS WOULD BE ON MY CREDIT!

I also told Mr. Foster UNIVERSAL IS ON my Credit Report.

This is not what you said would happen.

I know, not feel, I KNOW I HAVE SIGNED THESE PAPERS UNDER FALSE INFORMATION AND I WANT ACTION.

This company has NO RIGHT to have people sign papers under false information which is a bunch of smoke being blown in unmentionable places and being taken advantage.

I do not believe Mr.Foster when he says, he did not know the process would be unable to stop nor do I believe he did not know my credit would be marked BECAUSE HE SAID THIS WOULD NOT HAPPEN AND IT DID.

I believe he did know this information before I signed the papers and still had me sign these papers anyway, but just did not care as long as I signed and if in the future I would fall on hard times because he did his part in false having me sign these papers and he still collects his check with out a problem which means he has earned his Browne points for the company of Invent Help and Universal which now he is acting like Universal is the company I signed with, but I was told I am with Invent Help, but this is not the case. Suddenly Universal is the one calling the shots and the Company Invent Help is on the back burner as a sister company.

I want action.

On top of this, this SCAM COMPANY INVENT HELP sends me every 3 months the same list of companies Invent Help claims they have sent my product to.

It is the same ALL THE TIME With the same list of companies.

Its as though there are 20 companies in their data base and every other month they change the lay out of the list, but if you read the list, they are all the same just in different order.

DO NOT THINK FOR ONE MOMENT THAT THIS INVENT HELP COMPANY IS GOING TO PUT YOUR PRODUCT ON MARKET BECAUSE IT IS A SCAM AND BEFORE YOU PAY $300.00 TO $12,000.00 LISTEN TO ME.

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Anonymous
#1260870

Anonymous that to me is a great idea! Honest Inventors trying to get our inventions to people who truly give ***!

Anonymous
#1260868

Thank you for sharing your experience. Good Luck with your invention. My experience was very similar.

Norbert
#1258901

Don't waste your time, hope, money and expectations!

To prove my point, why doesn't Invention Help company state their average customer success rate?

In other words, how many customers of theirs who have spent thousands of dollars paying Invention Help and all of those other misleading companies that will create a package describing your product and soliciting it to so-called "interested companies probably interested in your product/invention" whose product was NOT seen as important or profitable enough to want your product?

Show us the percentage of Invent Help customers that have had their invention accepted by the various companies that MAY/MIGHT HAVE BEEN INTERESTED!

The average success rate is ONLY 3% on every single one of these misleading Invention Help Companies! FACT!

And how come on the list of so-called satisfied customers of Invent Help have never listed their product to the people reading their posts on various websites?

That's because THEY NEARLY do NOT EXIST. Please, save your time and money and pride and DO NOT allow these type of "wishful thinking Invention Help Companies" to mislead you and draw you in when they are encouraging and allowing you to think and believe that your product could actually be one of the 3% products that are excepted by Product Manufacturing Companies.

Anonymous
#1257064

I also paid over 12,000.00 dollars and got nothing in return

Anonymous
#1253854

Now CEO of davison open another invention website.

Anonymous
#1253851

Reza;

My friend i am 64 years old this guys f me 25 years ago

they sent me a package and i drown and explain my idea in that package with confidentiality letter and sent it back to them and i never hear from them for two month.

I received a magazine and my invention exactly the product which was my idea was in that magazine for sale. they business is stealing your idea and they play with you for month and sale your idea to Chinese manufacturer or investors here .

Anonymous
#1252060

Thank you! It's now 2016, and I was about to write to them on an invention that I have. Not now!

Anonymous
#1247302

They got me for $15,000 and they basically did a patent search and made a computer drawing of my invention...THEY ARE CRIMINAL!!! If you are thinking about working with Invent Help DONT!!! Go buy a car instead of throwing money away on NOTHING!!

Anonymous
#1238553

So is patent USA the same? How is it supposed to work because they want us to pay for blue print and for one he signed a confidential form...

We haven't paid for anything yet but we got a call from patent USA and said no out of pocket fees? I am lost, help!!

Anonymous
#1236680

I went through a similar situation but realized I was sweet talked after investing half. I paid for a book & a basic patent search that a high school student could produce all for $1000.

The company has a 1% success rate?!? The second meeting didn't go so well, as I told him this was a crock of ***.

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FRAUD

invention submission corp. is a rip off fraud their business is to make money by charging what ever they can get up front, they " represented" me about 20 years ago i never got any results . one of the things they insisted on is that i choose a name for my invention , which i did , however the name really did'nt lend itself to the product . 3 years after my contract with the company while browsing in a magazine i found my product , my drawings for sale , by the name that i had given it . when i called to inquire why my product was being offered for sale without my knowledge or permission , they denied even knowing who i was.
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Anonymous
#453992

I am victim, as well, today my idea is being sold today. I have all papers, diagrams, letters, to support what is true and valid.My idea was stolen.These invention companies should all be closed and never be opened again under another name.

I am so upset because the letter from the Dept of Justice, says I can seek legal recourse for personel damage. Now I hear STATUTES OF LIMITATION. THE LETTER FROM THE DEPT DOES NOT SAY ANYTHING ABOUT STATUTES OF LIMITATION. to find an attorney on a contigency fee is the toughest thing to find, no one wants to help a poor person!

If we all can go to Washington and get a ban and law into effect. ANY SUGGESTIONS

Anonymous
#326274

I am the one who invented the (CAR SHADES WITH SUCTION CUPS)!!! I had an idea because of the t-tops in my car, and the sun was hot shining down on my forehead.

I saw an ad in the back of a mag. called "INVENTION SUBMISSION CORP".

I call them and talked to a guy and he sent out some papers for me to fill out. It had a place to draw out the design, tell what it is , what it does, who would use it, etc.. After I sent it back, he called me and said he liked the idea and wanted to show it to a group of people to vote on it.

Of coarse I said yeah. A few days later he called and said they liked it and wanted to let another group of people vote on it and he said he needed my permission. Again, I said, "yeah". At this time I really getting excited.

He called about a week later and said every loved it and everything's a go. Then he said, he needed $585 for a patent search. That was a big shock, nothing was ever said about me having to pay any money. that was allot for me at that time.

I just lost my job from an injury. I was on disability. Both me and my wife was disabled from injuries. But I sent him the money.

About two weeks later he called and said, there's nothing else out there, everyone thinks it will be a big seller. While he's talking about how good this idea was, I 'm thinking this will sell millions and millions all over the world. I'm rich! Then he said he needs over $5,825 to get it started.

I told him the circumstances I was in and I didn't have that kind of money right now. We talked for just a minute or two and I reminded him that that idea is still mine and he acknowlege that it was. A few days later I tried to call him because I could raise the money, but couldn't get hold of him. I left messages and he would never call me back.

I called him at least twenty times, still nothing. Four months later I saw them at K-Mart selling for $6 ea.

DO YOU THINK THAT'S A COINCIDENT ??? I DON'T THINK SO!!!

Anonymous
#229226

any one in the state of new jersey been taken by INVENTHELP/ISC to join a class-action against the complany.

Anonymous
#1358158
@PissedConsumer229226

I was taken as well.they did get me a patient but I could have done it for a fraction of what the ripped me off for.they also told me they were in big with alot of manufacturing companies so I called the companies and most told me they don't even deal with them.im onboard for a law suit

Anonymous
#1510671
@PissedConsumer1358158

Julie Pechersky *** Esq., Oxman Law Group - InventHelp Class Action in process - 1-914-422-3900

Anonymous
#84334

****************Fraud***************

Advanced Marketing

872 S Milwaukee Abe Ste 165

Libertyville IL 60048

Is a fraud company, they committed me to give my money back, I emailed them and mailed letter saying I need refund they did not give me any response.

SUBJECT: I am asking My REFUND for this.

To

Advanced Marketing

872 S Milwaukee Abe Ste 165

Libertyville IL 60048

Sir/Madam,

I tried this program. I did put flyers are around my area. No body responded to me. I would like my money back.

Please mail a check to my address at:

Thanks,

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#151654 Review #151654 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Miami, Florida