THE FIRST GROUP REVIEW
This complaint was posted on NAS on 28th Feb, 2022 and is a permanent record located here: https://www.nameandshame.com/the-first-group-5YD11/fake-reviews-high-pressure-sale-techniques-id5yeaq .
Fake reviews and high pressure sale techniques
I visited Dubai early this year, I was approached by a guy waiting at the airport who asked me with airline I arrived on, I told him it was Emirates. He said because I had chosen Emirates then he would give me a free tour of Dubai in a luxury car. Well the tour turned out to be to various building sites around Dubai and then to the sales office of The First Group where I was set upon by the very slick speaking very high pressure sales team who virtually held me prisoner for hours while they tried every trick in the book to get me to invest it one of their projects, Huge unrealistic returns on my money, I was so lucky I was there that day because they have a deal ending at the end of business today, I had to sign a contract and give them $10 000.00 or I would miss out. Even though I insisted that I was not going to invest they just went on and on for hours. Eventually I think they realized they were wasting their time with me and were about to let me go but not before asking me to write a glowing review for them on Trustpilot. I refused and was told I wouldn’t have to do anything, they would set up the Trustpilot account in my name, they would write the review and post it, all I had to do was confirm I set up the Trustpilot account by clicking on a confirmation email sent to my email account by Trustpilot. I refused but later on when I got back to my hotel I looked at their Trustpilot page. I am so happy I refused to invest with them. So many people have lost so much money to them, so many horrific stories of people losing their life savings. Sales people told me I could opt out at any time and get a full refund. It would seem a lot of people wanted to do that but TFG refused to refund anything. It is also it looks like a lot of people did write a fake glowing review for them so they could leave. Almost all the positive reviews are from people who did not invest, almost all the negative reviews are from people who did invest. Do your self a favor, Avoid The First Group in Dubai at all cost.