To Ann Marie Ryan
A member wrote: produce one verifiable real Private Investigator job that has been assigned to any member as a result of their membership.
Ann Marie wrote: ....only union members in good standing have access to the private forums that contain such information...
That is only part of what you wrote, but you still fail to answer the question asked of you. Most union members only get mystery shopping and piracy signal jobs. The other truth is when the members sign with the mystery shopping companies listed in your forum, they are asked to give IPIU the credit in the referral box, this is so you get a cut of the money. The same applies with the piracy signal assignments.
Ann Marie wrote: ...Union members have the free benefit of helping them start their own licensed PI agency without having any prior experience, along with a designated PI to help them.
Now I have read the inquiries in this forum, and it seems members are left hanging. The administrators will post a comment for the member to contact the state licensing board to get the proper paperwork and tells the member to post when they have received it. The thread is then not answered by the administrators, and needless to say the member never gets the help that is promised.
Ann Marie wrote: ... numerous compliments posted by unsolicited Testimonial forum.
These are members who are still in the lower levels and don't know that a "real agency" has not placed them.
In Reference to this canada-complaints.com site:
Ann Marie wrote: It appears that most companies choose not to refute anything on this site and have not attempted to resolve their issue with the company directly, but have chosen to post it here for reasons that appear frivolous.
These posts regarding IPIU are not frivolous, they are fact. If members say anything on the IPIU forums, they get scolded and/or banned for any negative remarks in their inquiries. Why do you think these people are upset? They had questions that needed answers, but you and your administrators don't answer their questions, instead you threaten them with the "code of ethics" and threats of banning them. You can't answer their questions regarding real PI work, because there are no "real agencies"
Ann Marie wrote: We offer a free operational training manual..
That is all fine and dandy, but it is not thorough enough to train a person to be a real PI. There seems to be little information regarding the real field of Private Investigation, and stories of supposed people who have made it big in the field.
A member wrote: "received a threat of legal action against me from a "Betty" at IPIU.
Ann Marie wrote: Untrue. ... If our office proceeds with legal action, the method is by certified mail only.
You see Ann Marie, you failed again to answer the question in the text that it was presented to you. The member said a threat, meaning they got an email threatening to take legal action, not that they have taken legal action.
This is the point of my complaint, you do not answer questions as they are presented to you, either here or on the forums. Your answers seem to always go around the question, a pacifer of sorts.
When I say "you" I mean the administrative staff in general.
I would like to know why members can't contact each other via email? Other PI boards allow interaction with other members outside of their forums. What is the real deal with this issue?