When dealing with salespeople, who can you really trust?
Can you tell when someone is lying?
About lying. As someone put it “we politely lie from the: and how has your day been” or “as soon as we start talking”
A polite lie are of c socially accepted but a total lie is not.
But most times in business you can not /will not / don’t have time to check the sellers statements but you go rather on gut feeling and it is usually right.
I find myself in a rather sad position. I trusted and was convinced by a seller and i have very good ears and actually are very aware of when a person are lying or not. This seller represented a booking company that was supposed to do the cold calling for me and they were very good on the phone so i hired them. The contract was sent and received it was clear by the contract that they were new on the market but not on the phone so after a few revisions i signed. just before i did that the owner of the firm contacted me and tried to up the price per booking but i flat-out refused since it was already negotiated he finally understood that he would lose me as a client if he didn’t stand by his price so that was a strong indicator that they had cash flow issues (why else try this just before signing the contract.)
Then they started to book and they called and mailed the results and it looked very promising once again problems arose due to them being new and not having a back office in working order these where only minor but annoying things but it adds up.
Then when the meetings actually started to kick off i got list after list with faults in them. It was double bookings and distance that was humanly impossible to do in the timeframe between meetings. once again they were very smooth but the surface started to crack when they could not rectify these wrongs. I was bound by contract to pay in advance for every five booked meetings even though they had not occurred yet. after paying for 10 i started to stall so i would not have to pay more since their front cracked more and more. excuse after excuse came and went and nothing was done to solve the problems.
Then i started to get out to the customers that was booked out of 24 booked meetings there where only 5 left eventually that was real.
So then we come to the money bit. They had then received forward payment on 10 meetings but only booked 5 so i had to demand money back naturally. They said no problem. Oh dear. Of course there was problem. Now they don’t want to payback since they wrongfully says that they had done their job but the booked customers wasnt there because of other reasons.
Then you go from lying and trying to do your best to being an outright fraud.
Actually if they were going to go down this route from start they should have just not booked any meetings and taken the money and run.
Can you trust anyone in business? Yes and no.
There are a lot of people you can trust but you will have to try your cooperation out first and then stick to it fortunately most are genuine and not borderline frauds like this company.
No you should try to always have your back covered since sometimes with elaborate scams they are played out over years.
Like the infamous shipping company in london that a few years back disappeared after conducting successful business for a couple of years they simple took the money for one fully loaded ship and run and that had been their plan all along.
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