Davison Inventions Reviews – Legit or Scam?

 

Davison InventionsDavison Inventions (www.InventionConcept.com) is a company that claims to take people’s ideas of new inventions, and turn them into reality. Davison says that it will take your idea through all the steps necessary to get your invention onto the market, from research and development to licensing to getting it onto the shelves.

Davison’s website claims that you have the ability to submit your idea to them knowing that you have full confidentiality and protection.  Once your idea is submitted, you will receive a one on one consultation about the viability of your idea, and whether or not you should begin the process to take your idea further.

Davison claims to have a variety of agreements available for potential clients.  Some services they offer will require you to pay one time, up front fees, while others will require you to commit to an agreement where Davison receives a percentage of royalties from your invention.

From Dream to Reality

“Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.” From the time that man created fire, there has been an innate desire to come up with better ways of doing things. If you take a minute to look around you, at the things we take for granted every day, you’ll see the evidence of people’s invention dreams that came to life.

But, unlike the picture painted in Hollywood films, most of these inventions weren’t created in someone’s basement and then magically appeared on the market. Inventions must go through an intense process of research and development – is it truly an original invention? Is there someone else out there with a comparable idea or existing product? Is this invention already in the works?

At times an idea must be patented, which can be an expensive and complicated process. After that, an invention must often be licensed to another company or corporation to produce and distribute, because individuals usually lack the money necessary to fund the actual supply of product needed for the market.

Davison Inventions claims to help you through this long, arduous process, and to get your invention on the shelves of major retailers like Target, WalMart, Home Depot, and others.

Davison Inventions Success Stories?

Well, the truth is that when you research Davison Inventions, you are going to hear much more about heartbreak and failure than you will about success stories.  In fact, Davison was ordered to pay $26 million in restitution to former clients after they were sued by the Federal Trade Commission and lost.

The lawsuit determined that clients of Davison would often pay upwards of $10,000 toward costs and services, and that less than 1% of their clients ever saw a return higher than what they invested with Davison.

In addition, they were told to stop promoting themselves as being linked to major retailers. However, if you look at their current website it seems fairly obvious that they are walking a fine line in adhering to this court order.

Their landing page is covered in logos from major retailers, with information offering that inventions processed through Davison are sold at all of these stores. While there is no official statement saying they have a relationship with these companies, the implication is still there.

Finally, the lawsuit ordered that Davison refrain from acting as though their services are selective, since they were found to take anyone’s idea through the research and development process as long as they paid the fees. This is a bad sign for those looking to process an invention, because it means that you can’t trust Davison’s evaluation of your invention’s potential.  If they are simply willing to take everyone’s money who comes to them, it’s easy to see how 99+% of their customers never saw a profit from their dealings with Davison.


 

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Customer Responses, Reviews, or Complaints


Average Rating for " Davison Inventions " is 1.38 out of 5 based on 185 reviews.

  • stargazer90 says:

    August 12th, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Hi everyone,

    I would strongly urge any inventor to consider what I have to stay before committing to anything.

    One other thing that I didn’t mention in my previous note, it is vitally important for an inventor to understand how the invention submission/product development company or firm earns their money.

    As I see it most invention submission and product development companies (i.e. Davison, Enhance, etc) typically make a bulk of their profit from offering various services such as: patent searches, market research, engineered drawings (CAD, photo realistic drawings, patent drawings), marketing material (sell sheets, animation videos, etc), prototype renderings (virtual, physical -3D printing, rapid prototyping, etc), and/or manufacturing (overhead, shipping, packaging, etc).

    Essentially, MOST of their profit is gained from actual development/research of an inventor’s idea and only a small portion comes from licensing ideas to corporations. Many of these companies will offer inventors a chance to receive “free licensing representation,” which essentially means that the company will handle the presentation, negotiation, and licensing of the invention to prospective companies/interested parties in exchange for a shared portion of the inventor’s royalties.

    But what most inventors don’t realize is that they have to PAY for other pre-development and/or post development services FIRST in order to receive the “free licensing representation.” Meaning an inventor will likely spend a couple thousand dollars in order to, not only develop their idea, but also receive “free licensing representation.” If by some small chance their invention is licensed, the inventor will have to split royalties with the submission/product development company. So, it is a win-win for these companies because the risk of getting a return is zero (they did not invest any of their cash), but for the inventor is 100%.

    I honestly don’t like that sort of arrangement whereby I pay to have my idea fully developed and if by some small chance it does get licensed I have to share my royalties. You may say, “well it’s a small price to pay to get your invention seen by companies,” well not really, I can easily make phone calls where I’m bound to get in touch with the right people. YOU MUST TRY, TRY, TRY AND EVENTUALLY YOU’LL GET THROUGH I SAY.

    There are other invention submission companies out there that offer a lot of the same services but with one significant difference: they pay to develop the invention and share in the royalties. One company I know of is called Invention City where they offer a one-time fee for what they call a “brutally honest review” of your invention idea and based on the feedback the inventor receives, the company may offer advice on how to improve/develop the invention, and VERY RARELY FREE licensing representation. Essentially, the company will pay for any development or further development of the invention in exchange for shared royalties. In order to receive such a lucrative deal the invention must fit their standards.

    Another way of proceeding is the do-it-yourself way whereby the inventor does an extensive product/market/patent research first, commissions an engineer to refine their idea complete the mechanical drawings, builds a working prototype, receives manufacturing quotes, files for a patent, and presents it to companies (attend trade shows, cold calling, etc). This is by far the hardest option but one that the inventor will not only learn a lot but also gain a lot of contacts regardless of whether or not their invention is successful.

    My engineer once told me that having a successful invention the first time IS EXTREMELY RARE.

    Good luck to you all!

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  • paul mac says:

    August 12th, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Have any of you actually registered your idea with the US patent of any of davison cad drawings and finished product… if you spent the money where is your granted patent if you have not done this you can’t license if so your wasting your time…fools why dont you license your product yourself

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  • Alexander says:

    August 10th, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    I am glad I read all your reviews on Davidson. They were trying to scam me also with their very friendly representative. He mentioned to me the same price of my invention $11,000, $6000 in payments. I am blocking him on my phone. But, honestly, who can help me manufacture and market my invention without being ripped off? Who can be trusted? Any idea can be patented, but who will help bring it to life? I think of my invention everyday on how much the world can use it, especially, families with kids.

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    Ann says:
    August 12th, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    Thanks for your information , I have made 2 $100 payments towards the $795 and I was called many times to pay the rest so that I could start getting royalty payments of 90% about 3 months after I paid the other $595, so I just recently paid it instead of paying my bills and getting my car repaired, but I had a friend say I hope it works out for you which made me nervous and I checked the Internet and found this information. I was told the only money I would ever have to pay out was $795 since I was going to give up 10% of the profits/royalties. It’s too late to get the $200 back , but I put in a dispute for fraud on my card today for the last payment of $595. I hope the government shuts them down.

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    Batbara says:

    August 10th, 2015 at 8:02 am

    I just want to say a big THANK YOU to all of you and also I’m very sorry for those of you who were taken by these people!!
    I recently submitted an idea kind of randomly. I think it was a survey I took via publishers clearing house that connected me to Davison. My phone has been ringing tv the hook ever since! Until I saw these reviews I was actually getting excited at thought of them making my idea a reality! I haven’t spoken on the phone to them as of yet, only via email, but thanks to all of you, I won’t bother! I only wish that there had been a site like this for all of you before you gave them a dime!! Thanks again!!

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    Keegan says:

    August 9th, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    This place is a total scam! Besides the two law suits they have under their belt for being deceptive they also have a super low track record of less than 1% of anyone’s invention idea making it to store shelves. Their current president is a former client of theirs. That should tell you the royalty checks are not really rolling in for him. They also do not pay their employees and take ten percent out of their bonus checks with no explanation what so ever. Please take your idea elsewhere besides Davison.

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  • stargazer90 says:

    August 4th, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    Hi everyone,

    I don’t have any experience working with Davison and I truly feel sad for those of you whose inventions never saw the light of day even though spending a considerable amount of money to ensuring that it does. The truth of the matter is that product development can be a very arduous and expensive process. Most inventions do in fact never see the light of day, and only about 1% succeed in the marketplace. The chances of failure is higher (99%) than the chances of success (1%).

    If an inventor really want an honest review of their invention I suggest that they do a lot of market research and see what is out there. By that I mean look at the existing products: inventors new to the game often believe that their idea is truly novel, and while there’s some degree of truth to that claim, remember MOST inventions are improvements to existing products/processes. VERY, very few inventions are truly groundbreaking never before seen inventions. But that doesn’t in any way diminish the quality, potential or merits of the idea.

    REMEMBER: THERE IS ALWAYS AN IDEA OR PRODUCT OUT THERE IN THE WORLD(EITHER PATENTED, RESEARCHED, OR FULLY DEVELOPED) THAT IS SIMILAR OR EXACTLY LIKE YOURS. Many inventors rush to patent, I rush to research. It is entirely possible that someone out there in the world can come up with the same or similar idea as you (the inventor) especially if the problem still persists.

    Ex) the “Selfie stick” was actually invented twice at a span over two decades. The first “selfie stick” was invented in the 1980s by Hiroshi Ueda but it was unsuccessful in the marketplace. Ueda says “My idea came too early, but that’s just one of those things. I patented about 300 ideas, so that was just one of them. We call it a 3am invention – it arrived too early.”

    Fast forward to today, Canadian toy and gadget inventor Wayne Fromm re-invented(made some modifications)and patented what what we see now the current “Selfie Sticks” that have sold well thanks to mobile technological advances. In fact Fromm credits Ueda’s initial selfie stick invention as prior art.

    My personal advice: watch out for anyone explicitly stating that your idea will be worth millions. UNLESS THEY HAVE A CRYSTAL BALL, THERE’S REALLY NO WAY OF TELLING WITHOUT PROPER MARKET RESEARCH, ENGINEERING (prototyping, CAD drawings, etc), MARKETING, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY SALES to back up their claims.

    But a REPUTABLE person or company representative can say that they think your idea is good/great but THEY WILL NEVER CLAIM OR GUARANTEE IT’LL MAKE YOU A MILLIONAIRE.

    ALL INVENTORS SHOULD BE WEARY OF ANY PERSON OR COMPANY THAT CLAIMS THEIR INVENTION IDEAS (YES AN IDEA NOT A TANGIBLE PRODUCT IN THE MARKETPLACE)CAN AND/OR WILL MAKE THEM MILLIONS WITHOUT PROPER MARKET RESEARCH, PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT/ENGINEERING, MARKETING, AND SALES.

    First of all, I recommend doing some market research and seeing what’s out there and determine if the idea has merit or is novel/different in some way. Patent research is great for finding prior art, discovering if the idea can be made (don’t want to be sued for patent infringement), and the market size (additional research is needed here but it does show the inventor how popular the item/category of the invention is). The beauty of an inventor conducting their own initial research is that it IT IS ESSENTIALLY FREE.

    Secondly, I recommend finding someone with an engineering background (mechanical, industrial, chemical, electrical, etc…The engineer an inventor chooses largely depends on the nature of their invention). The engineer (I typically work with mechanical engineers but occasionally industrial designers)will help the inventor enhance their product idea and turn their ideas into engineered drawings (CAD drawings,3D printing files, etc). The engineered drawing will then be used to make workable prototype(s).

    Lastly, once you have your prototype(s) the inventor can opt to take all his/her engineered files and prototype(s) to a manufacture for production quotes (overhead, shipping, labor, material, etc) and showcase their prototype in trade shows, submit it to companies for review and potential licensing agreements/patenting agreements, and/or manufacture it themselves.

    The path from idea to marketplace is INCREDIBLY CHALLENGING, COSTLY AND TEDIOUS, and only few people are brave enough to do it. But if an inventor makes smart financial decisions, works along side reputable people/companies (industry experts, engineers, etc)who can critique their ideas and enhance them, knows that the inventing process is built on hard work and no guarantees, and MOST IMPORTANTLY DOESN’T RELY ON OTHERS TO DO THE WORK FOR THEM BUT TO GUIDE THEM ALONG THEIR PATH, I would say that they are on the right path to one day being successful.

    I hope this all helped!

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    Jim says:

    August 4th, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Thanks people,
    I was supposed to get a call today from Mr. C_____y today, to set up a payment plain to start development of my invention. I was trying to get some sort of an outline of what I would get for my money, but it sounds like they don’t have one. Just get people’s money.
    When I watched the videos of people getting a royalty check, they weren’t that excited, as I if they had more out of pocket than they were receiving.
    PWJ

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    Alice From Tolar says:

    August 3rd, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    I sought help from Davison with my invention and went through the preliminaries. I recently received their “New Product Sample Agreement” in the mail and had my husband, a retired prosecutor’s investigator, look it over. He suggested that I have a contract attorney check it out before signing anything, just as a precaution. When the Davison “Director of New Products” telephoned to “touch bases” with me, I informed him that I was going to have an attorney look over the contract. He became agitated on the phone and then almost immediately sent me a rather testy e-mail. I then came across this review and comments for which I’m deeply thankful!

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  • xclusiv says:

    July 30th, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    So happy these reviews are here thanks so much to everyone who commented! I almost singed that ridiculous waiver that only protects them if you pay attention to the language, also I knew something was fishy when i noticed they didn’t allow any comments on their YouTube channel!

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    Alan Scofield says:

    July 30th, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    Davison & Associates – just like InventHelp and all the other fee-based invention scams will offer you a free “inventors package” that includes a “Non-Disclosure Form & Confidential Agreement” that they want to you to fill-out and return to them for a free review.

    The Wrong Way – guaranteed to fail:

    After a week or so, an “invention consultant” will call you (or send an email) to tell you that your idea has been “accepted” by their firm. Additionally, they’ll tell you that: 1) your idea has tremendous potential, 2) their research dept. is very excited about it, 3) they’ve never seen anything like it, 4) there’s nothing else on the market that is similar, and 5) you could make a lot of money.

    Next, they’ll send you a contract for $300 – $1500 for “a research report,” and they’ll tell you that if the report comes back “negative” – you’ll receive a full refund (beware: none of these reports are negative or critical). In fact, each report is filled with standard language (boilerplate) that describe the various stages for developing any invention. You might also receive “a preliminary” patent search (which is completely unreliable) along with a drawing and some other useless information. At the conclusion of the report, it will state that your idea is sound, practical, or useful. So, now the company wants to submit your idea to the manufacturing “industry” and bilk more money from you.

    Within ten days, you’ll receive an “Invention Submission Agreement” asking for $2,000 – $20,000 that will provide completely useless services for developing and promoting your idea. They’ll probably give you a choice: you can pay a very high amount and keep 90% of your future or you can pay a few thousand dollars less and keep 65% – 70%. This ploy is just a trick to encourage you to pay the highest fee and keep the highest percentage of “royalties” (that you’ll never see) – for example: you can pay $12,000 and keep 90% of future “royalties” or pay $10,000 and keep 80% or pay $8,000 and keep 70%. Most inventors choose the $12,000 – 90% plan because they’ve been convinced by the salesman (invention consultant) that they’re going to make millions.

    They may also want to file a “Design Patent” which only protects the exact outer shape of your idea. However, a Design Patent does not protect the way the invention works. In some cases, the invention company will offer to file a “Provisional Patent Application” which does not protect the design and function of your idea. This application simply registers your invention at The US Patent Office on a specific date for $130 and gives you one year to file a real patent application (non-provisional). After the one year has expired, you will still need to file a real patent application (usually $8,500 – $15,000 for a simple invention). Needless to say, the invention company has no intention of paying for a real patent application that offers the only form of legal protection.

    Your consultant will continue to deceive you by stating that: 1) the company will use every form of promotion to license or sell your invention, 2) you could receive a “cash-buyout” of millions of dollars, 3) you might receive a 5% royalty in addition to a huge upfront payment, and 3) they will pay all the costs associated with securing a royalty agreement (beware: they rarely – if ever – receive any legitimate interest from reputable manufacturers, corporations, venture capitalists, or organizations).

    Now, this is just a small dose of the lies, misrepresentations, and outright deceptions that you will encounter with every single invention marketing company that asks you for money. So, how do they stay in business? Well, many of these firms have been closed down by the Federal Trade Commission. However, new ones keep popping-up who are more clever than their predecessors. For example, they include all the Federal and State mandatory disclosures in their contracts with you that are required by law, but their salesman (consultants) are incredibly skillful at dismissing these warnings and know exactly how to keep you in the palm of their hand. While on the phone (or in their office) they are well-rehearsed at keeping your hopes high by reminding you that this could be your “one chance” to make a fortune.

    The salesmen will stop at nothing. They’ll call you day and night to tell you how excited they are about your invention. They’ll also tell you that if you don’t market this invention – someone else will – and they’ll make all the money. The truth is: your salesman will say anything to motivate you to pay the fee because they receive a huge commission on your payments. In fact everyday, your salesman is telling other inventors the same exact lies that they’re telling you. Somewhere along the line, these salesman have lost their conscience and will say whatever is necessary to get your money. You may find it hard to believe that these “nice salesmen” are devious liars because they sound so sincere on the phone or during meetings at their office. They seem to be your best buddy, but in reality they’re your worst nightmare; they know that you’ll never make a dime, and they couldn’t care less. For the salesman – it’s all about the commission.

    STAY AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Guy from Texas says:

    July 29th, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    Davison agreed to take me on as a client. They were quick to charge me $795.00 for initial fees with a contract. I didn’t hear back from them for weeks. Then I received a video from them in the mail of the research that they did that they claimed were products that they said were similar to mine but were not similar enough to make it to where my invention could not be produced and sold. This was a lie. All they wanted was my hard earned money. THEY wanted another $5,895.00 to show it to a company who they have showed 23 other inventors products to with 0 percent success. I emailed the guy I was working with, was always a smooth talker and he told me that I would be the one they would go with this time. I asked why but he would never respond to my comment. It was as if he were reading from a script. He just kept asking for the remaining money. I told him that I would get back to him. I later sent him an email telling him that he was a liar for telling me that there were no products that were similar to mine after I saw a commercial that had a product almost exactly like mine. They should have known this if they were legitimate. All they want is your money. He left me a voicemail saying “He called back and said that we just sold out on a product on QVC online and that we are not a scam. You are misinformed. I will be sending you a final email asking for payment”. I hope you make the right decision.

    This is all that I have to say. Please don’t choose them for your invention decision. They are scam artists and will con you out of your money. They were sued for 26 million a few years ago and lost. Type in Green to Gold in your web browser and consult them to get a good read on who you should consult with on getting your invention patented.

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    BobA says:

    July 25th, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    I don’t know where to begin. I’m an older female who thought that she had a very good idea as most of you congratulations to those who were successful!!! I was taken for over $16,000. My husband had just passed so I had a little money. They saw me coming. I sent checks for every penny they asked for. I wish you could the little piece of they sent me calling it a drawing of my prototype. After I was contacted and told that they had contacted numerous companies who had rejected my idea, my info would be filed away and IF A COMPANY called THEM looking for something like I had submitted that’s when my drawings would be up and running. WOW! After a few years hav passed, I actually called one day and asked W to send me some of my money back. I could see her laugh through the phone as she said, “we don’t give money back.” Of course I knew this would be the answer. Since my brilliant idea didn’t work, I finally lost my home and had to move into a senior facility. The thought of how stupid I was still lingers….

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  • wexx says:

    July 24th, 2015 at 7:47 am

    so iv just been notified by my partner this is a scam just befor paying the $795-00 .. but iv sighnd the first lot of papper work and sent pictures, drawings and the info on a product that just needed marketing

    so dose this mean they can now produce it for them selves ?
    is that what they do or just suck us in for money ?

    im lucky I haven’t paid them. they should be shot

    dose any one know a legal company that markets ideas ?
    any info please email me ebie68@hotmail.com

    thanks

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    terry....... says:

    July 23rd, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    Absolutely a scam and I have proof!!!!! I’m a sucker. Gave them 16,000. And all I got was the run around. Please please don’t give them money.

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    Rich says:

    July 19th, 2015 at 4:58 am

    Thanks for all this great info people; I sent them an idea recently and now I am waiting to watch this pan out exactly as you all describe it here, which will be amusing.

    And, no. Wallet stays firmly in pocket. PUH-leease!!

    Such cons: as far as I can see the mention of being “fee-based” is only mentioned once in very small print. That should tell you all you need to know.

    I am sorry to all the honest people who lost money to these slug buckets. How do they keep getting away with it?!?

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    Gina says:

    July 15th, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    It’s a wonderful thing that there are sites a person can get their complaints posted for others to see and to beware of such scam artists that exist. Unfortunately the internet has become a means of income for worthless pieces of trash that can’t think of a legitimate decent way to receive a pay check so they live off of other individuals source of income. I tried reading all of the complaints that have been listed but continued to get angrier as I progressed. These gold digging scamming scum bags just take and take and take regardless of a persons income or hardship.

    The reason that I ended up searching net and finding this site was that my son gave his idea to Davison Industries around 5-7 years ago, he couldn’t remember how long. As well as others, now that I’m finding out, he was unemployed and couldn’t raise the money to give them for all their gobble dee goop BS! THANK GOODNESS!!! Because like others, he totally believed in his idea and knew that anyone would want to develop it. He would have gladly given the money freely to have just seen a prototype and then given much more as needed. But thankfully it did not happen. He hasn’t been able to get it developed nor has he tried to continue with anyone else. I’m thinking Thank Goodness! WELL GUESS WHAT?????

    Today he got a call from Davison Industries!!! Mr. So-N-So wants to speak with my son personally on the phone. Wow! Thank goodness he was on another line. (They were calling him and Mr. So-N.-So wanted to speak with him and he’s tied up on phone). Hmmm…..seems kind of strange. But he’s calling him back. Uh Huh Not scamming my son!!!

    My love to all of you that have talked to the scamming dream stompers. I pray you are each and everyone compensated for everything you have lost. Thank you for your informative posts.

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    AJS says:

    July 15th, 2015 at 3:08 am

    Hello all,
    After all, does anyone here know other good companies that can really help with our ideas?
    Please advise

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    Rami says:

    July 12th, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    If you want to throw your dream and money away go ahead and do it because this so called Davison company are experts on taking your money I Been waiting for my prototype for over 12 years and so far nothing nada I paid them over 11,000 dollars boy do I fill stupid for falling in to their BIG BIG SCAM This is nothing BUT A BIG SCAM

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    Steve says:
    July 20th, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    I am still dealing with Davison and it has only been four years and I am ready to take them to court.

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    B Mills says:

    July 5th, 2015 at 7:26 am

    If you signed their contract, you’re screwed! It is designed to allow them to rip you off and prevent you from EVER being able to do anything about it. As a matter of fact, just posting a review about their company is a breach of contract which they actually have the right to sue you for. So you CAN sue them and get your money back if you want, but they will just counter sue you for FAR more………..They would take everything you have with a smile on their face, they are a cancer on this world!

    B. Mills

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    Lisa d Taylor says:

    June 19th, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    I’m sooo happy that I researched! I had a few phone calls and then I got the link to the second video and contact. That’s when I decided to check them out and landed here. It’s a sad thing when a company lies to its customers! I told them I’m a single parent living in low income housing, but apparently they are willing to take money from me that I don’t have, the lousy creeps! Thank ALL of you who posted your warnings! I will not agree to their contract nor pay them one red cent!! Now to figure out how to really get my idea made ;(

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    Bobbie White says:
    August 19th, 2015 at 4:32 am

    WELL I`M SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GLAD I FIGURED THEY WAS A SCAM WHEN THEY TRIED TO TELL ME NOT TO PATENT MY IDEA BEFORE I PRESENT MY IDEA TO THEM.THANKS FOR COMFIRMING MY THOUGHTS.

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    AM says:

    June 16th, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    Fortunately, they didn’t, and won’t, get any money from us. Always, always, ALWAYS check out the company before sending money and most reputable companies won’t ask for money up front. We are fortunate. I’m so very sorry for those who lost money and I hope you can find a way to recover it. Class action lawsuit?

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    MD says:

    June 12th, 2015 at 11:53 am

    Let me just add from my previous submission that since I payed over $10,000 and refused to be extorted for more, so they can present my invention to companies, I’ve been unable to speak to anyone, except for the receptionist. Leo Petrulli who was calling me weekly to get money stopped calling after I finished paying and told me that I had to deal with licensing cause his portion was done… After all of that, out of the blue, I received an email from Leo Petrulli saying: “Congratulations, we’re half way through getting your invention to the shelves in the store, now all that’s left for you to do is to pay off your balance.” I laughed. I wrote back to him: Dear Leo, since I’ve paid off my balance and actually received the prototype, I think you meant to send this to another sucker.” He never replied.

    Get this. I’ve paid over $10,000. I asked them to send me the prototype cause I wanted to see if they actually did it. I received the lousy, sloppy, unprofessionally done, dreadful prototype they created. It looks like something they slapped together overnight to send to me because I’m sure they were not expecting me to actually want to see it. I’ve tried to talk to someone there, but no luck. I’ve supposedly been transferred to the president’s voice mail and have left several messages, but not one is calling me back.

    Don’t be a fool like I was. Find any other company, but don’t use DAVIDSON.

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    JJoel2731 says:
    June 24th, 2015 at 11:49 am

    I’ve had an ideal I was trying to propose to Davidson and not sure not after I reviewed your post. I would like to hear more about this if you can feel free to contact me via email: jjonesxcross4@gmail.com.

    Request to speak with you says:
    June 18th, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    MD -

    I was reading your story here. Can I speak to you?
    scophil@aol.com

    Smoke boi jugg says:
    June 15th, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    your a idiot for spending 10 grand

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    MD says:

    June 12th, 2015 at 10:53 am

    I am the latest victim of DAVIDSON. I’ve paid over $10,000 for a simple invention that I could have put together myself. I only went with them because they promised that for that price, they would take my invention all the way to the shelves in the stores. When they were taking my money, I received calls from Leo Petrulli every week. Once I was paid off and my invention prototype was supposedly done, I got transferred to an Autumn Lunieswki in Licensing who started asking for more money to present my invention to companies. I now had to pay close to $400 EACH time they presented it to a company. I asked them to send me the prototype so that I could see what was actually done. What I received was dreadful. I’ve seen projects made my 7 year olds better than this $10,000 prototype DAVIDSON did.

    DAVIDSON has a good scam going and with the help of their husler, Leo Petrulli, they are getting rich by scamming unsuspected fools like me. I’m not rich. I have to get up everyday to go to work. So I can’t just let $10,000 go. Even if I have to borrow money to pursue DAVIDSON in court, I will.

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    Paul says:
    June 25th, 2015 at 6:10 am

    I just saw my idea going down the road in the back of a truck, I submitted the idea 15 yrs ago and could swear someone used my drawings to make the products i found on Google

    Sean says:
    June 12th, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    “Mr. D” in the video on the Davison website comes across as a smarmy character. In the past, i’ve met two people who talk like that and they both were trying to take me for all they could. “Mr. D” talks the same way. Definitely should be avoided.

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    Vanessa R says:

    May 29th, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    I need to see what’s going on..because I started reading after I paid… at Invent Help ..they told me I needed 10, 000 dollar for my first product I thought they supposed to had Patten for me… 700, 00 I gave them when I was employed and they asked for it whether I had it or not till I sent that bill.. so when I was done with paying that..they sent me a book..with my name on it and said..I told U that you’ll need a Spencer or someone to help U pay..I said what am I paying 10,000 dollars for..and they explained and I said well in the payments U asked for when I was paying the 700,00 dollars.. I was already suffering paying thinking it would soon pay off..and triumphed by paying U loyally.. Now U want 10,000? So I said that’s OK..and had that book just sitting..my 700,00 book with an idea nobody else ever had just sitting…for almost 20 year now..So whenI called Davison..I eexplained this and said..you’re not going to ask me for no more money after the 795 are U? And they said no we might pay U for it..only It’s up to U when U want to finish paying..so we can get U started..yes I was raved up too… and I was just going to give half to see what was up first still skeptical… then I just said what the heck..I sent my product and how I thought it should be packaged..and my daughter was on the phone with me a few tymes..this guy really reassured me.things are going as they should..and he got my package ..but I still felt weird..because it seems something like this..we should talk face to face… it was just a lot of weird thoughts ..he speaks quickly like he’s just reading from a program.. and it wasn’t a genuine conversation.. but now I await my portfolio and I want to see what’s going on..I was in a car accident and I got paid..so that was the money I used for my invention to give back to the world to make it an easier place to live in..I just wanted to say that I left something here for the world to be thankful for..mainly a dream for mothers and women around the world..but…if my story turns out to be as everyone else’s here.. then whoops There goes another dream had..stumped on…distorted..and disrespected from kind abiding citizen who had nothing but a dream that she thought could bring to reality.. I told them..I took photos of what I’ve sent to them..Hey all of these poor people.. my heart goes out to U..they shouldn’t never say people don’t try..but we are all honest law abiders I can tell..that care..and why we are treated like suckers..just to bad our world is so make believe… but look I’m old fashioned and I still believe in GOD..yes I was stupid to believe so quickly..again..but look to me GOD still saved me through all of U… I still say this will be stopped soon if it’s nothing but a scam ..something has to give…like I said sorry.. genius’s… have faith something is going to prevaile for us all.

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    evan says:
    July 29th, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Why did you give them 5 stars?

    landa says:
    June 10th, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Thanks for this advice. I just contacted them for a free brochure.

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    They_Got_Me says:

    May 27th, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    Same same………… They hyped me up thinking that my invention was going to change the world and guess what, nothing has ever happened!!! $10,500.00 later I find out that my invention already exists. John D’Alessio LIED!!!!

    I paid the $795 “30-year Product & Patent Search” and they told me that nothing in the world exists like my invention and that I should move fast, so I did. I gave them more than $10k and what did I just find out today? There are multiple products on the market today selling that are like mine and they have been selling for years.

    I’m retaining an Attorney!!!! They are SCAM Artists!!!!!

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    JJoel7 says:
    June 24th, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Hey, kakaroto! I would like more info on these type of companies and trying to protect myself. Feel free to contact me at your convenience.

    email: jjonesxcross4@gmail.com

    cougar says:
    June 9th, 2015 at 7:53 am

    they did the same thing to me and i want my money back how do i get …my e-mail is loveandleft40@yahoo.com need help ty

    Joyce says:
    June 8th, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    i just started i made my first payment today 100 towards the 795 i am a single mother i love paycheck to paycheck please is this really a scam what should i do

    kakaroto says:
    May 28th, 2015 at 12:09 am

    ihave some evidence about this guys .. who needs mi help ? i will contact you

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    Karen T says:

    May 26th, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    I spoke with a representative today (Joshua). He seemed delightful and all in with helping to get my idea out to possible interested parties. All I need to do is sign the contract and send the $795. Now However, having read all these terribly unhappy reviews from just this week alone and the money lost I will not be scammed! Been there and done that!!! SHARK’S ADVICE… I’M OUT!!!! Thanks to all who posted your review/experiences.

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  • yodi says:

    May 26th, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    I just paid Davison $100 today. But now after reading these reviews I am scared to continue talking with them. Can anybody suggest what to do? I have not signed any paperwork. Should I get a patent lawyer? I have a really good idea too. I would like to get it developed. thank you for the insight.

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    Sam says:
    May 28th, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    RUN DUDE RUN !!!!!!!!!Checked them out myself plus many really bad reviews. And of course when you call them out on specifics in their agreements they always come up with a way around it. NO NO NO

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    arthur says:

    May 23rd, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Couldn’t we all just camp out on their doorstep and wait for someone to bring our $ out?…..or stay in there!. Now all I’m concerned about is the fact that I’ll be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law if attempt to get my money back from these thieves.

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    B Mills says:
    July 5th, 2015 at 7:18 am

    If you signed their contract, you’re screwed! It is designed to allow them to rip you off and prevent you from EVER being able to do anything about it. As a matter of fact, just posting this comment about their company is a breach of that contract which they actually have the right to sue you for now. So you CAN sue them and get your money back, but they will counter sue you for FAR more………..They would take everything you have with a smile on their face, they are a cancer on this world!

    B. Mills

    Sam says:
    May 28th, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    Be sure you go thru the appropriate channels. There are places to help you, sorry cant remember EVERYTHING I read but I can find it if needed

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    arthur says:

    May 23rd, 2015 at 11:56 am

    Davison….mmmmm, hard to describe these people. I was more than blatantly ripped off by them. I mean Mr ” Bolen” fluffed me up with nothing but outright lies.too many to list here. Now all I asked for at least the portfolio they promised was ” in the mail”. I never received it and all they’re telling me is well you must have givin us the wrong address! All after I paid them $795! Who has that kind of money to just give away?. They will not respond to my calls. This is bad. I don’t know what to do at this juncture. What can be done? I admit I should’ve looked at them a little more closely, too late for that now. Why ate they still operating? After losing lawsuit brought by FTC? I’m no saying don’t do business with them, however; I will say that if you have savings or credit cards you can get cash from and don’t mind just ” giving” it away, then go ahead. I’m more than heartbroken abou this. Must be something that I can do…

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    Sterling says:

    May 22nd, 2015 at 12:18 am

    Well there is not much I can add to what all you have said. It seems they use the same formula with everyone, yet they seem to keep getting away with it. The 795 dollars they got from me was suppose to be 695 dollars, a discount for getting the funds to them so quickly, but about a week later I found out they went back and got 100 more dollars. Justin Garvey was the first scammer I talked to and boy did he lay it on, he had blown my head up so big I just knew I was going to be the next Edison. If they had just kept me with him they may have gotten me hook line and sinker, but they used an old tactic well known to anyone buying a car. “You need to speak to my boss”. Anthony Valkanas, executive vice president needed to talk to me!
    This is when I finally woke up and did some research and it didn’t take that long one little google search and here they were; complaint and complaint after complaint not one success story. Next they sent me the letter where they were really going to suck me dry, the contract asking for over 5,000 dollars for something I can build for less than 50 dollars. With over 690 dollars already thrown down the drain I wasn’t quite ready to throw in the towel just yet so I gave my sister the contract to let her boss a patent attorney look it over. Well in so many words he said I would have to be an utter fool to sign it or send them any money.
    Steaming mad I didn’t answer any of the Vice President’s calls for the next two weeks, not that I was avoiding him but I was really angry and didn’t need to talk to him being in driving distance of Pittsburgh. Finally he called and I was in a calm state. He told me that he was trying to get in touch me because my invention was about to be on the doorstep of a major corporation. I informed him that I had done some research on the internet and that his company had a bad repetation.
    “Internet!” he said.
    “Yes, But that really didn’t concern me, but I did have a patent attorney look over the contract and he advised me not to do business with you.” I said.
    “How many products has this attorney gotten on shelves!” he asked.
    “I don’t know, probably none.” I said
    “Well I was going to tell you I was willing to work with you on the funding, but if you are going to take advice from the internet and patent attorney that don’t know anything about the industry I’m to close your case.” He said.
    “Thank you.” I said calmly.
    “We will keep your information confidential. Good luck with your patent attorney and I hope you don’t see your idea introduced by someone else.”
    “Thank you very much.” I said very calmly.
    These guys are very smooth talkers and very good at what they do, which is con you out of your money. Even though I knew after reading all these complaints and the patent attorney advising on how one- sided their contract was a part of me wanted to say. “You know maybe we can work something out.”

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    B Mills says:
    July 5th, 2015 at 7:22 am

    I was cussed out by the PRESIDENT of Davison, when I told him I was misled by his company.

    If you signed their contract, you’re screwed! It is designed to allow them to rip you off and prevent you from EVER being able to do anything about it. As a matter of fact, just posting this comment about their company is a breach of that contract which they actually have the right to sue you for now. So you CAN sue them and get your money back, but they will counter sue you for FAR more………..They would take everything you have with a smile on their face, they are a cancer on this world!

    B. Mills

    arthur says:
    May 23rd, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    Thanks for listening. So glad I’m not alone in this. Still feel like a complete idiot for dealing with these people. Thanks again

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    cliff nordstrom says:

    May 20th, 2015 at 8:16 am

    they promise everything and deliver nothing nothing but rip off artists who should be in jail they have to pay off another lawsuit so they will tell u anything to get your money….I know email me I will email u back my phone number to tell u first hand or email my story back to you all….they are nothing short of criminal…..email me im real and not afraid of those losers….cliff5833@gmail.com….federal trade commission to complain also www.ic3.gov send complaints to these two they are going after them on a federal level the more who complain the right way the better to go after them….good luck to all on your endeavors …….

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    Ernesto says:

    May 17th, 2015 at 11:12 am

    My name is Ernesto I’m a former special ops from the police I said that because they have no respect for no one they took my money even when I said I’m unemployed at the moment I have no savings only have 1000 dollars to survive with my family . Robert from new product development said don’t worries u not have to paid nothing more no hidden fees nothing send me the money and u will see u product is amazing in few days he said I got a company interested in u product even whit out see the product r have the formula nothiiiiiing the want a reunion to see the product need to send the formula and example of the product after I send it he send a contract requesting 14,775 dollars other for 12,775 other 10,775 plus equity plus the equity from the first development contract Robert call all exited u resive the contract and he explain and change all the concept of the contract I need to pay at front in order to present the product to a company suppose r interested in the product I know it’s not free but this is a scam and a big one please please please don’t give them any money please they stole my money because when Some one said I don’t have employ and not savings nothin and u said I need pay more because y have nothing more and Robert said from Davidson no u not need to pay nothing and a few days they have u money the said I need u sing the contract and send me 14,775 dollar r the minimum 10,775 dollars plus20 % equity r not go to prosed with u product . That is stole other people his money and dreams they r crooks bad person I don’t know how can sleep at night I hope rotten in hell they took the only money I have to survive and pay the bills I know I act wrong give them the money U PLEASE DONT

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    Dale says:

    May 16th, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    They make it sound so easy and so promising just a meer $795 to complete your dreams. I was dealing with Leo Petrullio. I often wondered how a CEO of such a big company would have time to call me everyday.I called there one day and low and behold the voice on the answering service claiming to be George Davison himself was actually the voice of Leo Petrullio. So when he called me back I told him I did not want to proceed with my idea. SO GLAD I NEVER SENT HIM ANY MONEY!!! Always follow your gut feeling..

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    arthur says:

    May 16th, 2015 at 2:30 am

    Scam! Period!

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    Robert says:

    May 15th, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    I came up with an invention, and during the process, sent them $100.00 of the $800.00 they asked for. Then, a friend sent me a link showing several very BAD reviews. I was furious. I called Davison, asking for my money back, and, asking them to call me back. That was a week ago, and I haven’t heard a word since. It cost me $100.00 to find out that they are fakes. Telling the American public that they can make thousands, or more for their inventions. A reputable company would at the very least, returned my call. Think about it. If they got $100.00 just from me, how many MILLIONS have they gotten from other unsuspecting people, making them think that their big dream of being an inventor was about to come true, only to find out the they got SCAMMED?????? PEOPLE, IF YOU HAVE AN IDEA, BUILD ONE FOR YOURSELF, AND ENJOY IT. IF YOU CAME UP WITH THE IDEA, CHANCES ARE GOOD THAT YOU CAN BUILD ONE. DO IT!!!! THEN, WHEN SOMEONE SEES IT, AND ASKS “WHERE DID YOU GET THAT”? YOU CAN PROUDLY SAY, “I BUILT THIS”. DON’T LET THESE WORTHLESS SCUMBAGS RIP YOU OFF. BECAUSE THEY WILL. I AM ON DISABILITY, AND HOPED TO FINALLY MAKE A PRODUCT THAT WOULD NOT ONLY HELP PEOPLE, BUT ALSO SAVE LIVES. IT WENT FROM THAT, TO DAVISON TELLING ME THAT THEY ONLY DEAL IN SMALLER ITEMS SOLD IN RETAIL STORES, AND TO TURN IT INTO A TOY THAT CHILDREN CAN PLAY WITH. I SPENT MORE THAN A WEEK MAKING CHANGES TO MY DRAWINGS, ONLY TO HAVE MY DREAMS SMASHED UPON THE ROCKS. BUILD YOUR OWN WORKING MODEL, AND ENJOY, KNOWING THAT YOU HAVE A ONE OF A KIND ITEM, AND SMILE, KNOWING THAT YOUR MONEY IS SAFE.

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    D. Veer says:

    May 14th, 2015 at 11:24 am

    I also got a call to pay $795.00 and signed an Agreement at this point, and never to speak with any one. Thanks for all your valuable input.
    D. Veer

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    hairdog says:

    May 13th, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    I have notified my local F.B.I agency so they are aware of them for fraud.also gave me a link to file a complaint about them.which I amd doing that now.
    noticed that people talking about quirky…they are in the same boat from what I can see.just do your research..i know I will for now in.

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    Brian says:
    May 19th, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    I’ve had bad dealings from quirky and from davisson, I can’t believe the better business bureau isn’t on top of all of this price gouging, piracy, and just in general, unsavory practices. I lost too many good ideas already

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    Rose says:

    May 12th, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    I was burned for $10,000 there has to be a way we all can get our money back. It just not fair they can continue to operate the way they do. We would all be in jail if we did what they do. Is there not some help out there???

    Very upset.

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    trey gill says:

    May 8th, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    Shit well it sounds like from all the reviews I have or am fixin to get screwed.. good time to pull out..I came up with the $795.00 then another $1000 not I have picked a figure im supposed to come up with and pay royality of 10%.. im disabled and it took all I had to come up with this money and the product I have is very important to the medical industry… oh this really pisses me off..all done here

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    arthur says:
    May 23rd, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    We’re one in the same today. I too am disabled and informed them if such and they still took my $795! Couldn’t we all camp out on their doorstep and wait for them to bring our money out or stay In there!

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    Jh says:

    May 8th, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    I have talk to somebody there about idea same things that you are talking about and that my product sound good and I had to pay seven dollars it’s a didn’t sign any forms supposed to talk to him today about product idea but I’m going to tell him I looked at Google and the Better Business Bureau and that they are scamthank you for all you guys are views my husband told me to look them up make sure they are legitimate I’m glad my husband tell me that

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    r blair says:

    May 6th, 2015 at 10:56 am

    The federal trade commission should shut them down
    They overstate their ability to get an invention in front of the target customer.. They send a letter stating that they are “In the process of reviewing your invention with the target customer” What they have done is mailed a letter and are hoping to get a response. I could have done that myself. The fact that they had to re-submit the invention 3 months later because they sent it to the wrong devision of the client re-enforces the fact that once they get your money the only thing they do under their “we try harder” process is make excuses and stall

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  • Susan Donato says:

    May 5th, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Thank God I stopped giving Davison money when I did! I was skeptical but they reassurred me. Please do not give this company any money! I am going to try “Qwerk” as they were listed in TIME Magazine recently. God bless you all on your endeavors. I plan to lick my $10,000 wound and move forward. If we had one great idea, we have more, and we learned a painful lesson with Davison.

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    Debbie Duperroir says:
    July 8th, 2015 at 1:32 am

    Ditto!!!!!!! I bet they sleep well at night too!

  • Daina says:

    May 5th, 2015 at 7:11 am

    Omg I paid them $50 to start but I will not pay them another dime. Thanks for the advice

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    Tiffany Gooch says:

    May 4th, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DONT GET SCAMMED BY THIS COMPANY!!!!!!!!!!! IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT DO ANY KIND OF BUSSINESS WITH DAVISON INVENTION COMPANY DONT DO IT. I WANT TO GIVE A HUGE THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO TOOK THE TIME TO WRITE A REVIEW!! There has to be something we can do about this! I my self have to been scammed by Davison Invention Comany. I start working with this Comany in April of 2014 in which I did everything they asked me to do including pay the fees. When this company first contact you they will sound very convincing and enthusiastic about your invention calling at least two time a week or more but that just to get you pay the fee for them to do a patient search. Once they get that from you they tell you it will cost 5,000 or more depending on what type of product your trying to invent. I collected all of the items I need for my prototype and mailed it to them. They were suppose to turn my prototype into a physical product with the targeted companies logo on it. They sent me a picture of what my physical product is support to look like
    ,along with a few cd’s that had a bunch of crap on them. I first was working with Paul Bacca then it was a woman by the name Ellen Gallucci and last but not least Laura Cranmer. Her job title states that she’s the Senior Director of Customer Care but she really doesn’t really care about anything but getting your money!!!! I have tried to contact her numerous times to find out what’s going on with my product and or to get my prototype that I paid them to create sent to me. She will not respond to my calls or emails. I have lost 7,000 with this company and I know there has to be something we all can do about this. They are robbing people out of their money and their dreams DAVISON INVENTION COMPANY IS A SCAM!!!!! We have to keep this going please post about this company wherever you can this has to come to an end its not right and it’s not fair. People have went through their life’s savings or took out loans to pursue their dream and the go and rob them. Shame on Davison they are a bunch or low down,dirty scheming people! tgooch35@yahoo.com

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    KJH says:

    May 2nd, 2015 at 12:47 am

    Wow… I finally paid the retainer fee of $795. It was hard to do because I have MS and I wanted to promote a product that would help nurses do their work..
    Now reading all this, I feel that it was too good to be true.
    Thanks everyone for your input. I will stop this train now and change my CC.
    Moving on to finding a true dream maker.
    Blessings,
    KJH

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    Ronica Taylor says:
    May 7th, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    I also paid the 795.00! It was all we had saved up but,they made it sound real! As soon as they started talking more money which they don’t in the beginning, I had to walk away! Now reading all this I am glad I did!! Good luck to anyone out there who falls for this company! Ronica

    Susan Donato says:
    May 5th, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    Thank God you didn’t give them $10,000 more like I did! I’m looking into “Querk” as it was listed in TIME magazine as the hot spot for inventors. Good luck and may God bless your endeavor and health!
    Susan

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    clifford nordstrom says:

    April 30th, 2015 at 10:29 am

    started with idea payed 795.for a product portfolio and 3 cds pictures on cd show my idea my concept…they send videos emails letters cds explaining there approach to a better way to invent wich then they say you need a product sample made for thousands of dollars after agreeing to prototype and portfolio for 795 to present to a company for licensing of your product so I thought…pete denio product director wants me to sign agreement to null and void verbal contract between us and to pay 7000plus.. plus 10 percent royalty if its at all possible…im going to make him and davison to comply with original verbal contract we discussed…they are deceptive they promise things they don’t keep very quick to take money so they can pay there lawsuit …very deceptive and they will build up your excitement level to the point you actually start believing but please don’t they are nothing short of scam artists trying to pay there lawsuit I have my proof will send copys of any and all to those that need by request…email me if you wish I have nothing to hide but davison certainly does…cliff5833@gmail.com

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    james d murray says:

    April 30th, 2015 at 6:40 am

    Davison took $8000.00 dollars from me in 2004 my invention was a easy claw. they never sent me a model of my product was a good product. they sent me a picture of the easy claw dog litter pick upper. I did not hear from them any more they refunded me $600.00 dollars of the $8000.00 dollars they received from me THEY RIPPED ME off James D Murray

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    clifford nordstrom says:

    April 29th, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    I payed 795.have a verbal contract waiting for my prototype…received 3 cds promise of patent paperwork wants me to sign contract for 7000 plus dollars and 10 percent of my profits..all this and still have not received protype wich they said is finished…ummm think they are high class fast talking scam artists waiting for another lawsuit…now how to get my money back and get even have proof will use it…saved letters cds emails etc etc etc

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    Debby koons says:
    May 1st, 2015 at 6:29 am

    I had a contract with them in 1998 when they were Davison and accociates. We took out a second mortgage on our home for $20,000, got a box with the picture of the prototype and letters from them with the company the sent the prototype to. They said my product was licensed so no one could steal it. Called them many times and was told they would need more money too keep searching for companies. Never got anywhere with my product until one day I received a check in the mail for $1200 and that a law suit was brought against them and I got the check for it. They have a new name now in the same are their been in. I was screwd over!!!! Do not use this company, they just want ur money!! Fraud fraud fraud!!!!

    porroliao says:
    April 30th, 2015 at 10:48 am

    I just gived them my credit card information for the $795.00, and they send me the contrct to sing,after all of this reviws. i do not going to sign. I hope i dont loose that money.

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    maree says:

    April 28th, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    ok. they are rip offs

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    Jennie says:

    April 28th, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    After reading the above, I will stop bus. with them since they are asking for money up-front already! Where should I go with my idea where as to the Company or person puts up the cash & gets a % of royalties. I already submitted my idea to them. What do I do know?
    tbabysue9@aol.com
    Where do I go from here with my idea? Can anyone respond.

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    Susan Donato says:
    May 5th, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    Thank God you didn’t give them $10,000 more like I did! I’m looking into “Querk” as it was listed in TIME magazine as the hot spot for inventors. Good luck and may God bless your endeavor. DO NOT give Davison anymore money, no matter what they say!!! If you paid them via CC call the company and tell them it was a fraudulant transaction!
    Susan

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    Amazed says:

    April 27th, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Thank you poor sweet people that got ripped off for posting. Davison emphatically denies that they have issues and compare themselves to stores like Walmart where small percentages of pissed off people is okay.

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    James Osborne says:

    April 24th, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    I am from South Africa and received a call from them last night and again today about an idea that I submitted 3 years ago. Now they are following up but… need a deposit before carrying on. How on earth would I ever be able to sue or take to court when I am 8,000 miles away. So glad I carried out some due diligence.

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    Sabrina Edwards says:

    April 24th, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    Everything that’s said about this company is true. I’ve been talking with Sean Jones since December 2014 about my idea, and now he’s begging me to stay with his Davison’s because I have a great Idea! Sean never mentions anything about a 20-year patient with a patent attorney. I fill out my provisional application with a description and a picture of my idea which is only good for 12 month. The new company explained all of these procedures that must be met before your idea is marking.

    Now Sean is telling me that I can’t get my money back. 795.00 dollars.
    I’m so glad I have an attorney involved. Please don’t do any business with this company. If the vice president is unprofessional makes promises that they can’t a won’t stand by, this tells me a lot about the president of this company. This company is paying off lawsuits period. Make sure you have a patent attorney before starting with any company and get a 20-year provisional application.

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  • Robert Carrizales says:

    April 22nd, 2015 at 10:45 am

    So glad I read these reviews I was in the process of starting.

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  • mary says:

    April 11th, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    They have my idea. I want it back! how do I get it?

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    Erin says:
    April 12th, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    They will not do anything with your idea. You signed a non-disclosure agreement before submitting your idea which explicitly states that they cannot; sell, use, or disclose your idea without your written consent as well as (and most importantly) without you sending in roughly $6,000 to $15,000 for their design, development and licensing services. Rest assured, they are not going to develop and put your “idea” on the marketplace on their own dime. That is not what the company is in business to do, they make their money from people who hire them for services.

    Have your contact person there resend you their Non-Disclosure agreement again to your email and you will be able to see the stats of the company over the last five years as well as the Confidentiality Agreement. You can also go back on their website to submit an idea again and actually ready these agreements(again)as well.

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    Jip Joe - Texas says:

    April 8th, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    Jip joe – Texas
    Davidson is not to be trusted – our idea is on the market and it has made millions and millions of dollars – what did we get – $6500.00 poorer and a binder that is of no use and phone calls to get more money. What a shame? You got us super good – but now I know that we are not the only ones.
    Keep the $6500.00 and just give us the 90% of the profit that has been made from our idea since the year of 2000. If I told the world what idea it was – you would say that it has made over a billion and not millions. One day when that time come – we will share what it was. What a shame – shame – shame on the Davidson for practice evil and greed.

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    Susan Donato says:
    May 5th, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    I don’t care what Erica says now; why was that staggering bit of information not disclosed when Davison asked for so much money? My idea is also on the shelves at WalMart and I had friends, as well as myself, search the web for anything remotely similar to my idea and there was nothing! Now the exact product is on the shelves with my description of it as well! I have proof and dates! I think Davison creates sub-companies and gets another EIN number then waits for the provisional contract run out and BAM! No one ever mentioned to me about making sure I had kept that up to date, as they were still after me for more and more money 2 years after that was up! I got my contract out and then read it word for word, and yep, it’s in there! I was way too trusting and they were way too convincing. I didn’t think I had to go over that contract so closely. I was wrong.When I questioned them about the initial contract, they just said they would help me through all that. I did all they said and sent the $125 and thought I was done!

    Erin says:
    April 12th, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    They did not take your idea to market Joe. There are 7 billion people on this earth and the odds of someone creating a concept similar to yours and getting it on the market is quite high. If you see your (similar) product on the market, do the actual research to find out who is producing it and follow the trail back to how and when the concept was developed.

    All to often people fall in love with their concept so much that they do not do the proper due diligence to see where/if it stands/already stands in the market place. Many people think they have an original idea that is not already being developed and being pursued to the marketplace, and thus see it out there and begin to think that the company they were working with stole it for their own personal gains.

    What (most likely) happened was that you contracted this company for design and development services to try and entice a company to license and generate this product to the marketplace. What you didn’t realize is that their success rate on generating a product license is 1.8% of all design and development agreements that they execute (over the last 5 years) and the actual number of people who ended up realizing a profit (over the last 5 years) is 16.

    To put this into perspective (all of this information comes straight from their disclosure statement – FTC Mandate) 18,851 people (just like you) entered into design/development/licensing services with them and 16 people out of that bunch actually realized a profit. In decimal percentages that is .000848 chance (over the last five years – that they are reporting) of making a profit off of that venture.

    That’s 1/10th of 1%, pretty staggering considering the hopes and dreams of people like you that present the idea and then follow through on it in hopes of making money and living a better life one day.

    The facts are cold and they are hard, but they are facts…..

    lisa says:
    April 12th, 2015 at 12:53 am

    Has anyone contacted the programs that the company was on like the early show or today show. I would think they would like to know that they misrepresented them too. Just an idea.

  • Mike S. says:

    April 7th, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    Dag,

    I just got off the phone with Davison, thinking I was doing something big. Now I see what my gut was telling me, that it was too good to be true, As Mr. Love was speaking I felt like it was a little rushed a like that Car sales men pitch and that certainly made me start to be hesitant, then he said “O and it will only cost you 795.00 I don’t know about many folk but only 795.00 to me is more than enough to say for what? If its my idea and you want to shop it around fine, but you get your cut when I make a profit, not by just saying o these are some figures proposed so where is our 10%.

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    Susan Donato says:
    May 5th, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Don’t give them one dime and don’t let them intimidate you either!!!

    Felix says:
    April 23rd, 2015 at 12:13 am

    I support your statement if the ldea is to get us some money why do they ask for small amounts which will be covered in a second

  • marsha says:

    April 6th, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    I’m glad I found this site before going through the process. .thanks
    sorry for you guys lost

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    Mariella says:

    April 4th, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    In 2000 this company screwed me out of $15K, but I didn’t just hand it to them, before I gave them my money I actually went to Pittsburgh and met with several people, and wow, are they good scam artists! Anyway, they have given me nothing but a bunch of BS, never saw my prototype, never saw anything. Please, can we all do a class action lawsuit against these scam artists? my email is mariellapet@hotmail.com

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    Debbie Collins says:

    April 2nd, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    Wow,,now they have my idea to!! But. I have attorney !!!Shame on you Danielle SHAME ON YOU!!!

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    Susan Donato says:
    May 5th, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Please do not give them any more money! I would love to do a class action!

  • D.hunt says:

    March 31st, 2015 at 10:17 am

    Wow thinking this you want to press your ideals and make a living for your family buy having and ideal come to life. And there’s nothing happing but money being taking that I no I barley have for the dream the high hopes that this was the beginning of a dream. And there more negative things then positive.disturbed but grateful that so many have shared the journey of pain and high hopes. But learned a great lesson. Thanks D.Hunt

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    RON CRAIG says:

    March 26th, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    I AM WRITING IN LARGE LETTERS SHOUTING TO EVERYONE THAT DAVISON DESIGN IS AS CROOKED AS MY HIND LEG AS THEY PROVE THAT STATEMENT EACH AND EVERY DAY. I HAVE ABSOLUTE PROOF THAT THEY ARE IN BUSINESS TO MAKE MONEY AND NOT TO HELP THE INDIVIDUAL INVENTORS THAT STUPIDLY BECOME DAVISON CLIENTS. THE ONLY PROBLEM IS GETTNG THEM TO COURT WITH THE PROOF. THEY HAVE INCLUDED A CLAUSE IN THEIR CONTRACT THAT STATES IF THERE IS ANY LEGAL ISSUES BETWEEN THE CLIENT AND DAVISON, BY SIGNING THE CONTRACT, THE CLIENT ( VICTIM ) MUST FILE THE LAW SUIT IN A PA COURT SYSTEM. THIS ELIMINATES THE MAJORITY OF JUSTICE SEEKERS BECAUSE THE LACK OF MONEY TO ENGAGE THEM IN A COURT BATTLE DESTROYS THE JUSTICE SYSTEM ENTIRELY. THEN THOSE THAT DO MANAGE TO HAVE THE MONEY MUST FACE THE WRATH OF THE PA JUSTICE SYSTEM WHICH IS APPARENTLY JUST AS CROOKED AS DAVISON IS. DAVISON IS NOT A MILLION DOLLAR COMPANY, THEY ARE A MULTIPLE BILLION DOLLARS COMPANY AND YOU THE FOOL, YOU THE CLIENT ARE PAYING UP THE YING YANG FOR THEIR TREACHERY. THE OLD SAYING THAT MONEY TALKS AND *&%^$# TAKES A WALK IS VERY TRUE IN THIS CASE. IT TOOK ME OVER TEN YEARS OF FRUSTRATION AND HEAVY EXPENSES TO FINALLY GET THE TOTAL PICTURE WHERE AS I CAN PROVE AFTER MY INTERVIEWING EACH SO CALLED MANUFACTUEING REVIEWING COMPANYS THAT SUPPOSEDLY MY INVENTION HAD BEEN SHARED WITH COSTING ME OVER TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS, EACH OF THEM TOLD ME THAT EITHER THEY HAD NOT RECEIVED ANYTHING ON MY BEHALF FROM DAVISON OR THAT THEY DID NOT WANT TO RECEIVE IDEAS AND WALK THEM THROUGH THE VARIOUS STAGES TO MARKET. WHAT THEY WANTED WAS READY MADE PRODUCTS THAT ALREADY HAD PATENTS AND WAS LICENCED MAKING THEM READY FOR IMMEADIATE RETAIL SALES. BY MY ( AFTER TEN YEARS ) OF GETTING NO WHERE WITH DAVISON, I FINALLY WENT WITH MY GUT FEELINGS BELIEVING THAT DAVISON HAD BEEN FOOLING ME FOR ALL THESE YEARS AND I WAS TOTALLY RIGHT. WHEN I SHARED WITH DAVISON THAT I HAD CONTACTED THESE COMPANIES THEY IMMEADIATELY CANCELLED MY CONTRACT ON BREACH OF CONTRACT AND DROPPED ME FLAT. I WAS STILL THINKING THAT I WAS DOING THEM A FAVOR AT THE TIME WHEREAS IT WAS AN EMPLOYEE PROBLEM OF MAKING JUST ANOTHER OF A SERIES OF MISTAKES. BUT THAT WAS NOT THE CASE, DAVISON IS CROOKED FROM THE GROUND UP AND THEIR ENTIRE PROGRAM IS BASED ON FRAUD JOINED IN WITH PHONE SCAMS . STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY AS THEY WILL DESTROY YOU ONE WAY OR ANOTHER. DAVISON DOES NOT DEMONSTRATE THE CLIENTS PRODUCTS, THEY USE A SYSTEM OF WHAT THEY CALL ( CONCEPT RENDERING ) WHICH IS NOTHING MORE THAN SENDING EMAILS LIKE CHUMMING FOR FISH BEFORE YOU HOOK A GOOD ONE. WHAT DO THEY DO IN THEIR REPACKING OF MATERIALS THAT THEY CHARGE $ 365.00 FOR, AN EMAIL DOES NOT NEED REPACKAGEING.
    I SWEAR TO GOD THAT ALL THAT I AM SHARING HERE IS ONE HUNDRED PERCENT TRUTHFUL
    IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO SUE THEM AND NEED SUPPORT FROM MY EMAILS PROVING ALL THAT I AM SAYING IS TRUE, WRITE ME AND I WILL SHARE EVERYTHING I HAVE TO PROVE MY STATEMENTS ARE NOT ONLY TRUE, BUT FACTUAL. MY MAIN PURPOSE IN THIS WRITE UP IS TO HELP THE THOUSANDS OF POTENTIAL DAVISON CLIENTS FROM MAKING THE SAME STUPID MISTAKES THAT SO MANY OF US HAS ALREADY MADE AND STOPING THEM FROM BECOMING DAVISON VICTIMS.
    PLEASE LISTEN TO WHAT THE VICTIMS ARE SAYING AND STOP THE MADNESS, THANK YOU FOR LISTENING, NOW LOOK ELSE WHERE FOR SUPPORT ON YOUR PROJECT ( RONCRAIG02@MSN.COM )

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    Susan Donato says:
    May 5th, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Well put, Ron. Sorry for your loss. My product is out there now and I am broke. They got me for around $10,000. I too hope this stops anyone considering Davison.

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    dennis ali says:

    March 26th, 2015 at 11:27 am

    davison is a scam company all they want is your money i spent $10395 dollors on my idea, like fool i fell into there trap they pass your idea to other pepole in the company all you no it could be someone sat at home with a big fat cigar cigar or in the carribian with your money they are very convinceing so dont get stung there are over 180+ and counting they sould be removed from the internet and barred and closed down if you agree please let me no dennis manchester uk

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    Susan Donato says:
    May 5th, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    I absolutely agree, Dennis!!!

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    john says:

    March 26th, 2015 at 9:34 am

    screw this company

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    Shadow says:

    March 25th, 2015 at 8:13 am

    I saw an interview on a TV Morning show. I have had a great idea for years. I did submit to them, thinking it would be great to have product available to every one. Then I got all the fine print in the confidentiality papers. They already have my idea, I got the shaft from them. All I have to do is pay them lots of money……………before I see a dime. then when/if I do see a dime they get 10% of it. And I’m not supposed to speak of this matter with anyone. How do people like this sleep? Let me give them my own confidentiality papers.

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  • DJBR says:

    March 22nd, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    HEY EVERYBODY!!!!!!!Thank you for the warning all though they already have two of my ideas!!!!!!!!!
    Federal Trade Commission……Here we come!!!!!!!!!!!

    If you want to contact regarding All For One Lawsuit Class Action.

    P.S. I am waiting for my follow up call and was so excited until I read these reviews………WOW

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    Jennie says:
    April 28th, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    They have my idea also, now they want money up-front. I haven’t sent them a dime where do I go from here. I signed papers and submitted idea.

    whom can we trust with ideas without having to invest! It should be if the idea is worth it; have the company patent & license it and pay you for the idea/invention; am I right?
    Confused?
    tbabysue9@aol.com

    Debbie says:
    April 23rd, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Where do I go for this class action suit for Davison?

    Christopher T says:
    March 25th, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    I’ve given this company 8,000$. Been getting the run around for years. Is there a new lawsuit against davison? If so I need in. Need any info u can provide. Thank You.

    Shadow says:
    March 25th, 2015 at 8:16 am

    True…this company needs to be closed. I saw it on tv morning show. Why would a television station promote these people. The part where he said “Don’t speak of this to anyone” freaks me out. RED flag for sure. Please let us know if you get an opportunity to produce a Class Action. They have one idea from me :-(

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    stan says:

    March 21st, 2015 at 2:20 am

    they wanted 750.00 up front just to see if anyone had my idea I think that can be done on line with the patent office not sure if the are honest but I am leaning toward the idea they are con artist

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    Sandy says:

    March 20th, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Biggest rip-off ever. They continue to do business even though they were involved numerous times with the PA attorney general. Bunch of crooks.

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    Tanisha says:

    March 8th, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    I submitted my idea to Davidson and I am suppose to have a follow up call to get more details about my idea tomorrow. I am Thankful that I decided to look at the reviews before going further. What I am worried about is that they now have my idea and possibly will profit from it. Could anyone help me figure out what I can do to stop them from using my idea. Thanks in advance

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    Dianne says:
    April 1st, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    I too submitted my idea to DAVIDSON and have had one email after another from a Davidson salesman, “Mr. Hugely Germaine”(LOL) wanting to “talk immediately” by phone rather than online. Perhaps you’ve spoken with “Hugely” yourselves. Apparently his company doesn’t want anything in writing, plus they are more successful baiting you over the phone.
    So, it was helpful information I found in your comments! Too many people with so much disappointment. I’m truly sorry you were led to believe they could help in your endeavors, and thank all of you for telling your story alerting others. Nix on Davidson. What’s it going to take to shut these opportunistic thieves down? Along with the courts, maybe a format such as this?

  • To Whom It May Concern says:

    March 5th, 2015 at 2:45 am

    Stop putting Davison down and in the garbage I believe your upset for something that it didn’t happen it was a choice that each and every one made to send all that money so don’t be mad at no one but yourselfs I also had choice I send them money then I change my mind and I requested my money back and Davison refunded all my money in 2 weeks .

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    arthur says:
    May 23rd, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    You must be on their payroll.

    Tom Weaver ( Davidson Inv.) says:
    April 15th, 2015 at 8:10 am

    shut up clown! i worked with them and yes we are rip off artists, so shut up, just shut up! I left that place.

    Jim says:
    March 10th, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Did they just give your money back with no questions asked?
    Why did you request your money be returned? Did you think they were a scam?

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    Joe says:

    February 26th, 2015 at 10:13 am

    I have a really amazing idea and a provisional as well. Davison keeps calling me. so I found this page thank god. thank you all for your input. They are on me for the $795 as well.

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    Shadow says:
    March 25th, 2015 at 8:18 am

    and where do we go from here?

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    Sharon urbanczuk says:

    February 16th, 2015 at 10:32 am

    I have been involved with Davison over three years now. Sort of in a halt of moving forward. After agreeing to their re design of my product because they convinced me that was the only way to get my idea in front of mac sports, I found an exact replica of what they re designed. I called them out on copy cat version. They said if the idea is already out there that means there is a market for it so that’s a good thing. As long as it isn’t exactly the same. Their version of tweeting that product was totally not my vision. They agreed that they can redesign it to what my idea originally was but I would have to pay another $380. I already invested 50 times that amount. I hired an attorney who tried to get a refund on some of this money because I did not proceed with anything after that. Their attorney insisted I agreed to their design which I partially did but said I am very uncomfortable with it and this does not represent my idea at all. I was forced to stop pursuing this battle because the attorney I hired felt it would cost me too much to continue. Please let’s get justice toward the innocent victims. I fully understood this may not be successful when I agreed to let them help me launch my idea, but I did not expect them to proceed in the fashion they did.

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    jeff says:
    March 25th, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    all of you should contact a news reporter. you will see Davison shake in their shoes they will not respond if they are confronted. put them on TV AND SEE WHERE IT GOES. Someone will take notice. Call dr,phil and put up or shut up! Just saying. There is more of you than them.

    Gary says:
    March 9th, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    Sharon you are not alone by any means. Here’s a letter I sent to a complaint board and pretty much the same as I sent to Davison from a different perspective. I am just wondering if anyone is seriously contemplating another class action lawsuit.

    Dear Davison,

    To begin, I wrote a letter to Davison to them know how disappointed I was with the sorry results of their company’s efforts to get my product licensed in a timely manner. At that time I had spent close to $15,000 dollars of my retirement money to invest in a product that had at that time (3 years from inception) given me nothing monetarily in return. I also contended that the product that they decided was the best rendition for marketing and sales, was not at all what I had in mind when I submitted my idea to them. In fact I told the man in charge of new products (Jason), that the product that he presented to me as a prototype was very similar to one that was already on the market and sold by a distributor in Florida and possibly a few more channels out there. So much for their patent and product search to make sure your product is unique. It was as though it was made as an almost exact copy of that existing product (in a general sense) with only a few cosmetic differences. Honestly anyone could see that the product basically did the same thing as my product as presented to me by Davison. So much for the engineering they supposedly do to come up with something they can charge you thousands of dollars for. The new products person in charge (Jason) assured me it was “different enough” to not matter.

    I then told them that their company claims to be the expert on what is marketable and what is not, and also what is unique,… and what is not. The prototype of my idea wasn’t my original idea and my intended product rendering at all. Jason told me that he and his companion employees “know best” the particular rendition, packaging, and presentation that would be favorable to present to manufacturers. So as a newbie client in the field of ideas and invention, had to place a degree of reliance and trust on their corporate strengths and experience to get me licensed. I mean why would anyone pay $10,000 to $15,000 dollars “up front” to get their idea fabricated and to market in the first place if they did not intend to make some money? Right? Wrong! But it seemed it didn’t matter anyway since no one company among all their “trusted” manufacturers (that they had in their pocket) showed any interest in licensing my product. This happened time and time again. So they would routinely call you each time with the predictable bad news, and try to cheer you up by smooth assurances from licensing, and of course they topped it off by soliciting more money from you. IT was always $800 more in order to present it to yet another “really big” manufacturer. They put all the risk on your shoulders and you bear it all as you travel the empty road of false hope to license a product (that imply to have they have put their seal of approval on), and yet they stand to make royalties if it is successful, and ONLY you lose if it is not. Their investment is really “zilch”. It is my opinion based upon dealings with and my experience with this company, that they really make most of their money off of the “initial costs” that you being excited to get you product accepted are glad to pay “up front” plus the so called attempts to present your product to manufacturers. It appears that they give many clients a lot of HYPE to goad them on and then it is they and only they who reap the ACTUAL profit from your idea. There appeared to be no genuine effort or intention to get your product to market from my own experience. How many times does one have to get burnt before they want to turn off the fire.

    So I again appealed to them and told them to check my files for them to SEE FOR THEMSELVES, that the product that I originally submitted was to be a bit more complex, (definitely not a copy of another product), yet not so costly that it would require any more than the $14,000 plus dollars that I put up. They surely could still make a profit; and besides they were to get royalties should the product get licensed. In fact the product sample that they sent me looked as though it couldn’t have cost more than a hundred dollars to fabricate. This I say because the engineering must have been little or no cost since it was a near replica of another such product. It certainly looked like they had downgraded my initial idea to something that was a NO BRAINER to come up with since it appeared to be a duplication of someone other company’s product.

    It surely appears that their company did some cursory minimal research to see the possibilities of infringing on someone’s patent. So eventually they sent some rendition from their search that were similar, but not exactly the same as my initial idea, yet they chose to make a sample of one that was (not along the same lines, yet different) but one that was “almost identical” to a product that was already on the market. This would be a slam dunk profit for them since it required very little in the way of engineering. Honestly the product is almost the same, with the exception of small cosmetic differences.

    My complaint fell on deaf ears and to this day I haven’t heard a word. Their advice after submitting this letter? Give us $800 more dollars and we will continue to pro-actively submit your product to key manufacturers. If you don’t want to pay we will show them your product if they “call us” and request a product rendering like yours. This after paying their $800 fee 3 times. I am stuck with what looks like a $10.00 maybe $20.00 sample product that cost me OVER $15,000. The sample didn’t even work like it was supposed to. One electronic part, a remote, was defective and a proximity “adjustment wheel” sunk into the body of the remote. Good luck if you choose this company. They create a reliance upon them as being perceived experts in their field; this reliance is unjustified in my opinion, yet they continue to operate by another name now, and many are continuing to use them because they are really not aware of the potential unfavorable possibilities that await them.

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    Scott says:

    February 15th, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    you’re really a bad rip off I’d like to see them physically harmed but that won’t happen without an honest person getting in trouble so I’d like to see them have to pay everybody back three times the amount with interest in sent to jail a dollar a day per person company-wide for every cent in my case I’d be over $700 I’d like to see and do a dollar a day on that every one of them

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    Emma says:
    February 16th, 2015 at 2:54 am

    I check with the BBB and this company the rating is a big fat D !! Wow that means is no good is bad people All I say is report this people to the police .
    Gracias .

    Emma says:
    February 16th, 2015 at 2:51 am

    My name is Lupita I check with the BBB and this company the rating is a big fat D !! Wow that means is no good is bad people All I say is report this people to the police .
    Gracias .

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    jessica martinez says:

    February 9th, 2015 at 10:04 am

    These people are calling me about my idea, and already started asking me for money. I will testify against them if needed.

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    jeff says:
    March 25th, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    It sickens me to think that the government lets this happen to all you people out there. Hope you all get them back. They are no different then the mafia. that’s right I said it. maybe their all in it together just to get rich and leave everybody poor. Just a thought.

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    Adrian Ray Robinson says:

    February 6th, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    Davison collected over $600.00 from me and sent me a few dvd’s showing me that my idea has to go through a process then they waited a couple of weeks and tried to get me to pay out $1200.00, hey called me very often but I realized they most likely were a Big Scam.

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    Emma says:
    February 8th, 2015 at 9:40 am

    Um me again Emma Davison are still nice on calling although all it brothers they won’t send nothing by mail it’s cause it’s confedendial They can’t do that but if your own your idea why not I’m starting to feel lied to money wise I’ve only send $75.

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    Collen Gonzales says:

    February 5th, 2015 at 11:58 am

    I was scammed and got really screwed by Davison’s, well I filled out a survey and it sent me to a website asking if I had an idea and I filled out the form and a few days later someone from Davidson’s called and wanted to make my idea a reality.So long story short,I was going through alot if financial problems at the time,we got evicted and i told the guy that was working with me from Davidson’s said he could help me and it was possible to pay payments and my idea was very needed ASAP in stores,and I needed to hurry before someone else came up with the same idea,so all I could pay at the time was twenty five dollars, I told him we are about to be homeless and he assured me we could get this done in a few months,this was around September of 2014, well I had a friend that was going to loan me money to get a place for us,me my son and my boyfriend. Well I figured my son could stay with his older sister and myself and boyfriend could camp out for a little while,while we waited for our idea to get to marketing and packaging, that what I was told,I told the guy my idea about being basically homeless while we waited for this to come to fruition. He said no at first and then he said well alot of famous people struggled and were homeless or lived in their cars while waiting for their big break.So my friend paid him the seven hundred and seventy dollars and that was around early November and we waited for him to tell us what happens next,he sent me a picture on the internet of some product not even close to my idea but said that was part of research and development.So it is February and we have been homeless since September and I am disabled in the process of trying to get my disability and we have had all of our belongings that were worth anything stolen my 300$phone was stolen and we have been assaulted at knifepoint while we were sleeping at night in a field and about a month ago I told him we can’t give him any more money,because he didn’t mention one thing about more money after my friend paid him the seven hundred and seventy dollars,you know what we did for thanksgiving ,we sat at a bus stop and ate stale donuts we found and ice cream.And Christmas we rode around on the light rail until it was dark enough to go to sleep in the feild. Anyway when I told him that he never said a word about needing more money he said he was sure he said something! I said No you didn’t,because I would of never ever agreed to do any of this if I knew you wanted more,we are very poor,we have no car,no bank account,no jobs,filing for disability and surviving by getting assistance from the state!I could never pay that kind of money. I know that! So now I don’t know what to do?I really tried to get a hold of Michael from Davisons but he stopped texting and calling me.I feel like such an idiot,I told my friends and my family we are gonna be well off when my idea is on shelves!I am very depressed over this whole thing ,how does this man look at himself in the mirror,he acted so concerned about me and my family but let us be homeless and knew he was scamming me and my friend and family.I told him I loved off state assistance ,we have been humiliated and treated pretty badly by a lot of people because of being homenless, He knew we where really poor.I was crying when I spoke with him about going to court for being evicted, he was telling me just think about how much better your life will be when your product is sold and he told me they found a company to buy my idea.I really believed him!I feel ashamed i was so stupid.

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    ME2 says:
    March 6th, 2015 at 8:37 am

    We are at the beginning stages of the project,my wife felt funny about the lack of running around the answers that my wife ask.and then came the BOOM more money which my wife just asked if there is any other cost,IS there anyway we can converse about this action? i would like to know about there up to their old tricks,So this is not there first time i take it

    ME2 says:
    March 6th, 2015 at 8:34 am

    We are at the beginning stages of the project,my wife felt funny about the lack of running around the answers that my wife ask.and then came the BOOM more money which my wife just asked if there is any other cost,IS there anyway we can converse about this action?

    johnny do good says:
    February 6th, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    Everyone should get together, and form a class action suit against davison…there up to their old tricks…find a lawyer and put a web page up for the law suit and get these sons of bitches…so everyone can sign up….for up it to make sure they go out of business this time for good !! they should be ashamed robbing old people on SSi…this is crazy, and you got greedy lawyers, just sitting back looking on this site watching this shit…America has gone to pure ‘d shit.

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    Emma says:

    January 25th, 2015 at 6:43 am

    I can only say that Davison came through the government assistance As work from home ,so I grab that chance I submit my idea to them and LaShun Gallati has been a nice person to have call me every time she promise to do she does and when she promise to email she does as well she has not push me about money she did mention about the $795.and has explained what is that for and has explained pretty much how it will take placed and will not do nothing without my permission and also before anything they’ll send designed product to make sure is what I’m talking about and if so then is a go only with my permission so I can’t say there bad people or a bad company but all I can say is everything is risk so I’m not going to pay no more then the $795. its all the I have Which is what I told LaShun Gallati and that’s all I have to say .

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    jeff says:
    March 25th, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Has anybody thought about calling a news channel? Just saying.

    Shadow says:
    March 25th, 2015 at 8:32 am

    Henry, Would you please let me know if you find a legitimate place to submit an idea?

    Henry says:
    March 21st, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    I hope it works out for you. I was looking to work with the company, but after reading all the bad complaints I’m looking Else where , hope you keep people updated with the process with the company, good luck to you

  • sharon mosby says:

    January 20th, 2015 at 6:28 am

    Have anyone every received any royal from Davidson? How many people actually seen thier product hit the market and made money from it using Davidson Company?

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    Eva says:
    January 21st, 2015 at 3:29 am

    My husband talked to me about Davidson…. I researched and said they lost a lawsuit but he wanted to try. Didn’t want to leave him with the constant I wonder what would have happened. He paid $8000 for that he got a crappy demo product and they wanted more money. I spoke to someone named Matt and he couldn’t answer any questions such as who he you talked to about product was told it was a trade secret and didn’t want me to know. Led hubby on for a year and never called again.I called Matt and he told me they were not obligated anymore and if somebody called them “out of the blue” my words, he would call us. That was 3 weeks before provisional patent expired. We renewed patent because we were convinced if it lapsed they would have done it in their name. I would say they are more than a misleading company they prey on everyday people. We had borrowed the money from a retirement and every 2 weeks there it is, us still paying for nothing. I wonder why the address is not the physical one!!! Just saying!!!

    clarithza says:
    January 20th, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    this company if you carefully read the bottom of any email they sent clearly said ” A typical client product is NOT licensed sold in stores or profitable. Davison offers FEE BASED SERVICES!!” all they do is charge you fees. they just got over a lawsuit with the federal trade commissions in 2006 and had to pay out millions of dollars back to clients they ripped off. They obviously felt the trade off was still worth it as the money they had to pay was just a slap in the hand and they still walked off with billions of our money!!! READ THE REVIEWS!!!! and anyone that has been scammed contact the fedral trade commission and file a complaint. If enough of us do than maybe the FEDRAL TRADE COMMISSIONS WILL FILE ANOTHER SUIT and win again. MAYBE EVEN PUT THESE SCUM BAGS OUT OF BUISNESS FO GOOD!!!

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    Teddy says:

    January 12th, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    WARNING! If you are considering doing business with this or any other company, do your research.

    Here is the best way I know to avoid getting scammed and ripped off by any company about your ideas or invention:

    1) don’t divulge your idea or invention to anyone. Keep it secret for now.
    2) prepare your idea on paper with drawings and full detailed descriptions. Make sure to include any pictures of any prototypes you may have made.
    3) MOST IMPORTANT!!!
    A) make several copies of your detailed ideas and place one in a fireproof box sealed in an envelope.
    B) Place the ORIGINAL papers (and don’t forget to put your NAME, ADDRESS, and SIGNATURE Yes, sign it, on every page etc.), with pictures and drawings in an envelope, and MAIL it to yourself.
    C) When you receive the envelope Place it in your fireproof box and wait DO NOT OPEN!!!.

    All of this is called “POOR MAN’S PATENT”. This will protect you from someone stealing your idea or invention and marketing it or using it as their own. That’s right! You can sue and win!

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    Mutt1 says:
    April 23rd, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    a Poor Man’s Patent won’t work any longer. In 2013 the U.S. was the last country to go from “first invented” to “first filed”. In other words, you can’t just have an idea and not do anything with it. You can go on USPTO and do your own patent search. Then if there is nothing already out there I would hire a patent attorney and file a patent application. He will advise you what kind of patent to file. When you do receive the patent you need to actually use it. You can’t just keep others from using it. Thank you for the feedback on Davison. Saved me from making a big mistake.

    Arthur says:
    March 27th, 2015 at 10:33 am

    According to Copyright laws, once you have drawings on paper they are copyrighted, the object with them, if there is a product, and are your property.

    tony ( not real) says:
    March 25th, 2015 at 11:00 am

    I thank you for letting me know that….I started trying to get my idea submitted back in 2008 & been having trouble ever since….but I did do exactly what u said about a poor mans patient….now I just need to find a legitimate company to get me out there

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    roy paul shields says:

    January 8th, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    My name is Roy Paul Shields; I to had a neat idea; I contacted Davidson and received a return call. It sounded like a rock and roll deal. I paid the $795.00! Matt whatever his name called me a couple times and made it sound to good. He told me to watch for a package with cd for computer and TV. My buddy is a computer programmer; He stopped by tonight and after watching both discs he, myself and my son were suspicious. We researched Davidson on the computer and I will be contacting my bank tomorrow. We made copies of complaints and I am filing fraud and my bank is going to put a block on any transactions with Davidson. W. C. Fields said it best: “There is a sucker born every second”. Or a fool and his money are soon departed company. I hope everyone researches Davidson before sending them a dime.

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    jeff says:
    March 25th, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    People in the news love stuff like this but davison will not!

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    mike wagner says:

    January 8th, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    is there a class action law suit going on if so I would like to help.
    I lost$ 7000 with davison

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    jeff says:
    March 25th, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    No but there should be. These people are nothing but criminals. Can you tell I’m pissed yes they got me to. I’m trying to figure out what I can do myself. So look out news here I come. Its not over until its over. I gave them a lot of money as well. Go ahead say it I can take. SUCKER! That is what I feel like.

    Teddy says:
    January 12th, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Check with the Federal Trade commission…

    http://www.ftc.gov/enforcement/cases-proceedings/962-3310/davison-associates-inc-et-al

    http://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2006/04/court-halts-bogus-invention-promotion-claims

    Everyone will try to steal your idea if you let them in edgewise. I am not going with this company.

    Before you divulge any of your ideas, do the research about the company you are planning on doing business with. You might be amazed at the number of scam companies out there. NOTE: Any company that ask for your money up front before meeting with you face to face or video conference, about your idea, BEWARE!, is probably not legit.

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    Yvette says:

    January 7th, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Just had my second phone call and was about to sign the contracts and send in my first $100 payment in a few days toward the $795 that would be due. I decided to read some reviews first based on the uneasy feeling in my gut which I always pay attention to.

    God bless you all for sharing these reviews and sparing me of money that I cannot afford to lose! I’m sorry for those of you who already lost some money. All I can say to those of you who lost your money is that karma will bite them in the a—- sooner or later.

    I would consider joining a class action lawsuit if I were in the group that lost money. I don’t know how these people can sleep at night when they are doing this to people and their hard earned money. SMH!

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    Giovanni says:

    December 30th, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    Hi my name is Giovanni I can’t believe I paid the 795 bucks I havebeen scammed of hard earned money I have a great idea and I feel hopelessness to get it up off the ground these people should be Sue my sales rep is Dana Lipinski she seems really nice whenever she calls to ask for money when ever you have a question you can’t never get them on the phone when you leave a voicemail they never return your call I am ready to sue everyone at Davison they don’t deserve to be in the position that they are in they are a bunch of crooks you can contact me at gioesguerra78@yahoo.com

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    Paul says:
    March 8th, 2015 at 8:17 am

    Hi GIovanni

    Hi my name is Paul, I too contacted these dirty little rats, I do not understand dishonesty in adults and cannot believe people could do this. We teach children not to lie and cheat as youngsters but obviously some choose to ignore a simple human feeling. I have only had one phone call and it seemed so genuine, but the guy I was talking to was jack Arata or what ever he chooses to call himself. It struck me as odd when I was asked to pay a small sum for the work that was involved into taking my idea to market ,plus their seemed to be irregularities in the contract. I believe after a little research that unfortunately this scam is very BIG and will even incorporate a lot of the so called professionals in the state of Pennsylvania and the so called federal trade commision. I believe that the officials and courts have unfortunately been bought as any arbitrary disputes have to be resolved in that particular state(very odd). I estimate we are talking about huge sums of hard earned money , but the system of life is not designed for you to be successful but to serve the 1%. I agree these people should be sued but they will probably end taking you through the courts and dissolving your remaining wealth. I am British so I can say to myself, learn by your mistakes and tough upper lip. I would also like to tell you of other other atrocities in our society but in my opinion ignorance is bliss.

    clarithza says:
    January 20th, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    CONTACT THE FEDERAL TRADE COMISSION and file a consumer protection complaint. this company already had to pay millions back in 1996 then to just do it all over again. they must be making such a huge turn over that the lawsuit was just a slap in the hand.

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    Ms. Kim says:

    December 14th, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    To anyone out there that is trying to get their inventions out on the market do not trust Davison Company. This Company is a scam,I had a brillant idea and chose Davison. I signed the contract and paid $795 for Pre-Developement. 3 weeks later I see my product with name I thought of on Ebay and Amazon making money, yet I am the owner and Davison is still asking me to pay $10,000. Davison took my idea and is getting rich off it. I was the first to let the rep know my idea was on Ebay and Amazon how come he didn’t share that with me? He told me that was my competition but I had that idea a few years before Davison and I find out my invention started being produced this year Aug 2014 and making sales. I’m not even making a penny. Davison Company has no Integrity to steal peoples ideas and make it like its their own. We definitely need to shut this business down.

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    Shadow says:
    March 25th, 2015 at 8:12 am

    True…this company needs to be closed. I saw it on tv morning show. Why would a television station promote these people. The part where he said “Don’t speak od this to anyone freaks me out. RED flag for sure.

    Faye says:
    January 15th, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    I submitted an idea to Davidson in 2012. During my first conversation with them they told me not to file for a patent. They said it was too costly. This should have been my first red flag. I was hesitant about moving forward after they told me how much it would cost to develop the product. I told them that I would need to speak with my husband and they told me not to do that. This should have been my second red flag. Then I read in the fine print that less than 1% of the products developed by Davidson are commercially successful. They create the product you describe and they make money. No market research is done to see if there is even a need for your product. They had several different sales people call to pressure me into moving forward, but I kept insisting that I could not afford it. In December of 2013 I received a last phone call from a Davidson representative who asked if I was still interested in pursuing my idea. I told her that I might be and asked if she would email me the information. I never received an email and in January of 2014 my family started calling me to say that the product I wanted to develop was being advertised on TV. I went to check the packaging in the store to see who had produced the product and it was by Idea Village a company that is similar to Davidson. Before I talked to Davidson this product was not available anywhere. Now it’s everywhere. This was just too Coincidental. Do you know the company that your product has been produced by? I am trying to find out if Davidson has a connection with Idea Village.

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    Carol Graffice says:

    December 12th, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    I am a davidson partner. Or fool is more like it. My rep at davidson is Hassan Walker and he is real nice to me when he calls and he asks for money every time. I am paying on the $795.00 fee and still owe $445.00. He said they will give me a $75.00 discount if I pay in full this month which is Dec 2014. I do have an excellent invention and it does work. I made my own to use and have had wonderful results. I just don’t have thousands of dollars to make it and market it and all of that stuff. Where can I go so I don’t get ripped off. My granddaughter is worried that they are ripping me off and now I am to since I just read all this on here.

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    Sonia says:
    April 1st, 2015 at 6:50 am

    Hi Carol,

    If you really believe in your product, there are alot of investors that will fund your idea/business for a percentage. Not sure where you are from but theres a TV show in the UK called “Dragons Den” and same in Australia where I reside called “The Shark Tank” – these 2 shows are what you need to get yourself infront of. They are self renowned millionaires who you can ask $ from if they believe your idea is great and in exchange, they own a % of your company.
    I contacted Davison and received a call from them this morning actually asking me give my idea plus sign their agreement – b4 I did that, God came to me! I googled reviews of Davison and I thank god i didnt give out info to them.
    If you truly believe ur idea works and will be needed, then source out to outside investors.
    Good Luck with it all.
    Sonia

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    Betty L. Cooper says:

    December 1st, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    After reading the reviews/comments, I think I need to re-think this project. My husband is not on board with Davison’s tactics which makes me uneasy to sign the contract. When you are a married person both opinions must be agreeable to keep peace in the home. Thank you all for helping me make my final decision. 12/1/14

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  • MARILYN WOODARD says:

    November 29th, 2014 at 11:13 am

    BIGGEST BUNCH OF LIARS AROUND AND BOY DO THEY PUSH FOR THE MONEY, ONCE THEY HAVE IT GOOD LUCK GETTING A CALL BACK THE THINGS THEY PROMISE ARE NO MORE THAN BALDED FACE LIES. OH YES WE HAVE MADE A PROTOTYPE, WAIT TIL YOU SEE IT. A 5TH GRADER COULD HAVE DONE BETTER. THEIR SCALE TO A PRODUCT DOESN’T EXIST OTHER THAN IT’S PUT ON GRAPH PAPER TO FOOL SOMEONE. NOT ME, I WANT A CLASS ACTION SUIT STARTED AGAINST THESE GREEDY LIARS. CARE TO JOIN ME ANYONE?

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    Debbie Duperroir says:
    July 8th, 2015 at 1:52 am

    I just read your post and it’s July of 2015 already. If there’s a class action suit I’d sure like to climb on board. I’m out $10,650…….what a sucker I was to believe what ***** was telling me. He left the company shortly after I paid off all that money. He was one of the best scam artists Davison had! Yup, I feel pretty stupid.

    Krishna Ramsarran says:
    December 17th, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    Hi Marilyn,

    I will also join. I recently came up with an invention about 3 weeks ago and is paid 100.00 bucks towards the 795.00 . But after reading everyones review I will not move forward with Davison. Please reach me at krishnaramsarran@gmail.com so we can get this started.

    Ms. Kim says:
    December 14th, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Marilyn,

    I want to join in on the lawsuit. Let’s protest at inventionland with everyone that was taken by Davison. The more the better. We need to have a meeting and take them down. If Enron business was taken down Inventionland can be too. Nothing but Dreamsellers. I will be making a Youtube video soon with the old school song “Backstabbers” I’m great with powerpoint and can add animations to it to make this video stand out to get everyone’s attention.

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    john says:

    November 17th, 2014 at 2:13 am

    LaShun Gulatti is the person that I’ve been speaking to. She’s like in charge of new ideas. I still owe them 295 out of the 795 I was initially supposed to send. Thank God I read all of this stuff all I want is my idea back they can keep the money if that’s how low they have to stoop to earn a living they may as well be living in the gutter. They’re making a living off of other people’s backs and ideas. Ideas that hard working smart people like us can come up with. These people aren’t smart enough to come up with their own ideas.to and obviously anyone who works with this kind of a company has no ethics or morals whatsoever.They do not care if they are hurting people.They’re all losers and criminals and should all be brought to justice. I do blame the sales reps and every one of them.They know what they’re doing and they know that what they are doing is wrong so they are as much to blame as George himself and they will all rot in hell.George isn’t even man enough to talk to anybody himself not a man at all.

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    Former Davison Employee says:

    November 5th, 2014 at 11:27 am

    I worked as a “Director of New Products” at Davison for a few months. After a couple days, I knew this place was a scam. At orientation we were given a 5-inch thick binder with a script for every/any possible situation and canned responses for “client” questions or objections. We weren’t allowed to correspond with clients through email — even our emails were templates with pre-written responses. We were constantly watched and monitored and attended “brainstorm” meetings to think of talking points with clients about their ideas (basically, ways to keep persuading and pressuring the client into paying). Davison’s employees aren’t to be trusted. They hire just about anyone off the street who needs a job and can read a script. Even the top management there had no education or credentials. I was a recent college grad and was in desperate need of a job so I took it to keep my head afloat for a while. Davison’s employee turnover is outrageous – new employees would be hired and fired in the same week! Management was terrible and they didn’t invest in their employees. No surprise that all they cared about was money. I would talk to clients on the phone who were disabled, widowed, single parents, people who really didn’t have any money to spend and it would break my heart to have to lie to them and tell them how great their ideas were when I knew they were being ripped off. Davison doesn’t choose exclusive or special products that they know will make it to market. They’ll run with any idea as long as the client is willing to pay. The company is made out to look like a fun, exciting place to work the way they promote “Inventionland” and yes, Inventionland is a real building and it’s like a theme park inside. But not many people even work there. The “Directors of New Products” are packed like sardines into offices in a building next to Inventionland. George Davison never even showed face while I worked at the company – never met employees, never visited the offices. People would request to talk to him but he wasn’t even the on running the “business.” This company is a joke and I’m so happy I no longer work there. I just hope people stop giving in to Davison’s scam and if you’ve already invested money, STOP the process now.

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    Former Employer Also says:
    February 22nd, 2015 at 3:51 am

    I quit because I have to live with myself and I do believe in karma. Run now and save your money. It’s a rip off.

    Ms. Kim says:
    December 15th, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Thank you Employees that shared information about how Davison Company operates. I suppose all the Directors of New Products choose fictisous names as well. I used to be an actress and read scripts all day. Basically if I can get this right Davison Company hires any blow joe off the street as long as they can read the script that is in front of them to try and con hardworking citizens of America that has an idea that can change the world and peoples lives. Well i had my invention presented to Davison, the company sold my idea. Yes it is a billinaire product. If peoples ideas are billionaire ideas to start, in the longrun the product will make money. People with inventions should only have to pay for a patent to start. Why does Davison charge $795 for Pre-Developement? The patent is not included in this deal which I believe it should be. This charge Davison claims is a search to find out if their are similar products out there with patents. I paid this and guess what Davison ran with my idea and sold it to the market and did not let me know and is profitting off of it. After you pay that $795 which is a lot of money, Davison Company will send you another scripted contract with amounts of $10,000 to $20,000 that we would have to pay for Davison to continue with product idea. This is total bullshit. After you pay that money I guarantee you will not hear from Davison again. Let me ask this Question. How come Davison Company can’t collect these amounts after our product made it the market? Davison Company are theives anyone that asks for money up front its a red flag. Do not fall in this trap. We are paying Mr. Davison to live his lavish lifestyle. If he lost all that money he collected from us he would not be able to survive. He is a greedy man that steals from the poor to remain rich. Let’s do the math for every 100 people that pays $10,000 Mr. Davison made 1 Million dollars. The numbers he includes in the financial report counts the people they ripped off. Wow! Unbelievable.

    Former Davison Employee says:
    November 13th, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    I don’t work in this business anymore so I honestly don’t know how to get your ideas to market.

    But something I always wished I could tell people: I’d get out while you still can before you give them your credit card numbers because, like everyone else on here said, you won’t get much for your money. They’ll explain the first cost, $795, but will avoid telling you about any future costs.

    As far as telling them your idea, they won’t steal it if that’s what you’re worried about. They don’t do anything with these ideas once someone decides to stop working with them. Most likely your phone number and name of your idea will just get recycled and turned over to a different “Director of New Products” in a few weeks or months and they’ll call you trying to give you the same sales pitch. “Hi, this is John Doe calling from Davison. We received your product idea for XYZ and are I’m really interested in setting aside some time to talk about it.” They’ll set up a phone call, ask you about your idea, “brainstorming” they liked to call it. Then they pressure you to sign a contract and start paying.

    Lance says:
    November 12th, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    And can you tell me on what i should do to get my product in the market and i have other idea’s

    Lance says:
    November 12th, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Hey my name is Lance and I am currently working with them, but I haven’t paid anything yet, but I did tell them my idea. And now that I read all the reviews I don’t want to work with them. Is there any idea’s on what I should do now. and I dont have a a patent on my idea because I don’t have the money to do so, but I do have dates and drawings and I have everything wrote down. Plese someone email me at lancerich_40@yahoo.com and tell me what I should do.

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    Shirley Dodson says:

    November 4th, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    I too have been a fallen victim in their entrapment of lies and deceitfulness. They did get me all the way into believing that my idea was so spectacular that I was out of pocket almost 10,000 dollars yet after they had me to send in my provisional package and application for patent I had two scheduled calls of where they were suppose to Target Sonashi in Hong Kong with my idea. Then second call Matt Alwine propossed he did make contact and said they were not interested in it themn gave me an option of proactive vs. retroactive approach in we try longer campaign and target Excalibur Inc. out of Miami for an extra $385 now how is that it took only 2 months by time we filed a provisional patent and find out the targeted Corporation out of the Country decides my Idea is not something they can handle in their line of products. Oh but send us more money and we will try here in the U.S. First of all the design they come up with is no match for what I have propossed to them a year ago and not only that but I dont know how they can sleep at night ripping people off so many thousands of dollars. Davison himself was not available when I made a trip to Inventionland in Pittsburgh in April and what is more lucrid is I have called and left messages demanding to know some answers and Matt Alwine nor Tonette Matt will answer me back not even through emails. I do not believe they targeted Sonashi with my idea and I sure wasnt going to send any more money knowing it was only within a two month period of targeting a corporation out of the country. I do not see any of their products being presented in the stores as brand new products and fake clients who made royalties I guess from watching the videos they presented to me.I think the same thing that has happened to me is arbitrary and the laws in Pennsylvania protects people like this who are not equipped to make a mold from your idea but claim a piece of paper with a drawing on it costs you almost 6,000 dollars out of pocket. I believe its time for another lawsuit against George Davison and if enough of us get together we have a case. I want my money back! This is something should be reported to BBB and Chamber of Commerce USTPO I am so sick of the embezzlement these Companies do and get away with it and ruin peoples lives to boot. I have a piece of paper a provisional patent and not a single thing in my hand to show for that kind of money as they call that drawing a prototype. I want a refund!

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    Debra says:
    January 3rd, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Hi Shirley……I have paid Davison the 10K + knowing all the time I was taking a big gamble. Now they want me to send another $385 to target yet another company where they’ve only secured 1 license in the last 5 years. And the rep I was working with is no longer with the company…big surprise after reading these reviews. I am not sending them anymore money, needless to say. I’ve selected the option 1 on the form they’ve sent me (e-mail) and hopefully will get the sample of the product we invented at no cost, as the form implys. Our product will not be submitted to that other company because I’m not willing to lose another $385. I still think our invention is a great idea but don’t know what to do and don’t have more money to invest. I actually never felt scammed…..maybe I was but I knew going in that it was a gamble. So they got a lot of money from me but I couldn’t do it myself so I took a chance. I’d love to have my money back, but doubtful that’ll ever happen.
    debraj357@yahoo.com

    Shirley Dodson says:
    December 31st, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Update: I did complain to BBB and Davisons attorney contacted me and we worked out an agreement where two targeted Corporations at no cost to me. I was explained that if you do not pay extra costs your product idea is filed away for future reference of a Corporation is interested and contacts them with simular product thats when they will present it too a Company. Like anything in life its a gamble it all depends on what companies are looking for at the time of presentation if you dont pay anything further then your product will most likely sit in limbo. You have to pay the piper just like anything else. Now that I understand the whole scenerio I am not too opposing this company as scam artists. I withdraw my conclusion of how they are out too scam people. If you go to a casino and spend your money playing slots you are risking what you spend on the machine too either hitting a Jackpot Win or loosing all your money. When you buy any product in your choice of retail stores you do not have a clue if that product will work. Well its the same in Marketing and Retailing you trust that you have a great idea that works but Corporations take a chance and spend thousands of dollars on buying production and producing to retailers something that they know will sale. It is all about money marketing sales and retail. All companies are in it for profit. You risk and they risk thats what its all about. Davisons is not a rip-off you know its a risk before you pay them its all in plain english in their contracts. Question is are you willing to take a risk and are you willing to wait and see what happens?

    Lance says:
    December 18th, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    I’m with you email me at lancerich_40@yahoo.com

    Kody Lesopoy says:
    December 12th, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    I am too kody.lesopoy@gmail.com

    MARILYN WOODARD says:
    November 29th, 2014 at 11:17 am

    I’M WITH YOU SHIRLEY EMAIL ME MARILYN.WOODARD@SSA.
    GOV

  • William says:

    October 18th, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    Davison is petty, no good, sneaky and conniving besides being liars!! They tell you they will help you with your invention. They send you a statement of confidentiality to try and make you believe, which people do because davison is advertised all over as being the good guy, and it is all a SCAM !! they may have done a few the right way JUST so they could protect themselves or convince you, the people that they did them well, sooo you will be hooked into their lie. They take your money, promise you what they feel you need to hear, and then they tell you someone else had the idea before you did, perhaps out of the country… When that’s not true!! They sold it out of the country or within their circle, and tell you its a no go. Too bad for them I have copies of the FRONT PAGE of the Pittsburgh News Paper where they HAD TO pay back over 5 Million to the People they lied to and ripped off. And they paid it with no problem BECAUSE they made so much selling the ideas of those people that the 5 million was a joke to them. Little problem they don’t know about, I have all the proof I need to prove my words in this review and you will read about it very soon.

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    robert says:
    January 25th, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    I would be interested in finding some help in my situation . I have invested a nice sum of money up until now . I am disabled and could really use every spare dime . I had an idea and fell in love with the thought that this could be on store shelves and would be the answer I was looking for . I think I’ve been taken hook , line and sinker . After reading a lot of other peoples findings , I think i’m also on a sinking ship . Please include me in future events . vincenzorobert@yahoo.com

    JAMES says:
    January 22nd, 2015 at 11:07 am

    William – I just got the Davison hustle this week. The director that called me mumbled his name so effectively that I couldn’t make it out. Perhaps that is another ploy to avoid accountability. I have a family member who is an attorney, and she said that I should ask you if you would be so kind as to forward us a copy of the Pittsburgh newspaper article. I would sure like to read it before my next director sales pitch. Since I haven’t given them any money, I don’t know if I can help the overall cause, but I can definitely contribute my experience with the borderline legality of their sales pitch. I am a 100% disabled Vietnam veteran with limited income, and the director that called me started with encouraging me to try to get money from my family. He said that my idea was definitely a money maker, and that I should not let the advance fees keep me from letting Davison get my idea to market. After all, he said, Davison couldn’t stay in business if the product ideas that they promote don’t make money, since their income is the 10% share of the royalties from the product sales. I am so grateful that I stumbled on this discussion, and if I can do anything for anyone who is taking Davison to court or otherwise holding them accountable, I can be reached at jstewart115@tampabay.rr.com

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    john says:

    October 16th, 2014 at 2:08 am

    I’m not sure what to think. I have an idea that is actually a new idea something new.And I have been told every single thing that is on everyone’s review.
    I’m ready to make a final 290 payment to them for the 750 I owe tomorrow.God now I wish I would have read these reviews first I do not need to get screwed by anybody if there was some way I could get my money back somebody let me know because I can’t afford this!!!!

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    john says:
    November 16th, 2014 at 1:58 am

    so they can take the idea that I gave them and use it and is nothing I can do about it. That doesn’t sound fair.has anybody heard of LaShun Gulatti she’s the one I’ve been talking to she’s the one that’s in charge of a new designs new idea design or something.what should I tell them that I want my money back and that they cannot use my idea who do I call where do I go what should I do this is terrible this is John again by the way thanks I really appreciate learning all this stuff now and I’m sorry for a lot of the people who have lost a lot more than me.but really it’s not just about the money it’s about you and what you came up with you would think somebody would want to put that out there if it is a good idea to help other people or to make other people happy or whatever

    little bird says:
    October 23rd, 2014 at 11:42 am

    After you pay the $750, later you will owe $5850 to move forward on your project. They will let you make payments on that too.

    William says:
    October 18th, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    Mr John, I hate to say this but they PREY on us people that put our hearts into an invention and use all the spare money we have, just to get what they want. They lie about helping you AS you pay them to get things done , all the while they are making arrangements to sell your idea to someone else and they tell you someone else had that idea before you and you get nothing back because they can argue that they did the work they promised for the money you gave them.

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    Nita says:

    October 9th, 2014 at 11:56 am

    If it sounds too good to be true then it is!! I almost fell into this trap as a victim of davidson too! I was already skeptical how they wanted to sign me up so quickly and talk about money and royalties so much without even hearing the entire idea of mine first! Smh im so glad i researched and found this site. Im so sorry for everyones loss! Times are to hard and i cannot believe yet another leach trying to take the people down! I hope they go under for this! This is a prime example why u just cant trust ANYONE these days!!! I cant wait to talk to the rep Patric lalode, im gonna give him a piece of my mind! So glad they didnt get any of my hard earn sweat and tears i worked for!!!

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    Kelly says:

    October 8th, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Im so glad I read this before going any further!! Thanx for all the posts!!

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    William says:
    October 18th, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    Kelly, they totally ripped me off and I have allllll the proof I need to burn them. You made the right choice by not going any further.

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    funnymonkey873 says:

    October 3rd, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    The client takes all the risk?
    After submitting submitting my idea, I read all of the negative reports, but was already scheduled a phone appointment, so I took the call. I listened, for almost 15 minutes to Matt Dixon practically rave about my idea. Then, before going any further, I told him that I did not have money to invest, & suggested a contract that allowed for them to receive the bulk of any profits made. He proceeded to tell me that that is NOT how their business is run, then quickly hung up. It’s amazing how my idea was “great”, & good enough for ME to put money towards, but once it was established that THAT wasn’t happening, he was done. Hmmm… It’s funny how a “great” idea can turn to crap as soon as they hear they aren’t getting money!

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    Mark Borer says:

    October 1st, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    My sister is 49 years old…..confined to a wheel chair, suffering from both MS, and Diabetes.
    She had an idea, and contacted Davison.
    She showed the materials they sent to her to my parents and I.

    I watched the material, and then googled the name.
    When I found out that less than 1% of all of their customers have made more than they paid to Davison, I told her it was a scam and to throw out the materials, and drop the matter.

    Well, she called the company to cancel, and they fast talked her into coughing up over $4K. She was totally taken advantage of by these leaches….I am going to contact the IL. Attorney General, and all the local news networks. I will also contact the PA Attorney General and all of the local Pittsburgh news channels to try and rattle their cage a bit.
    I am going to ask for a full refund for her….I am sure I will get nowhere…

    STAY AWAY FROM THESE CROOKS!

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    Kevind717 says:

    September 23rd, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    I just finished reading the initial contract that Davison had emailed me. I then googled the name and here I am writing this comment. Upon reading the contract, the are asking for a fee of $795. For what? As far as I can tell they want that money just cause they want that money. They don’t really say your going to get a thing, and apparently you don’t. One clause states that the client is responsible for all costs for prototypes and even patent costs. So what the Hell is the $795 for? For George I geuss

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    Beauty from within says:

    August 19th, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    This group of con artists are using the people of the world and this needs to stop dont trust them the factory does not real and i will not say what is going to happen to these day light robbers

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    Ozie Phipps says:

    July 22nd, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    I am so disappointed in this company Mr.George Davison led me to believe that his company would get my idea on the market I paid them my hard earned money $14,000 to package, make a DVD, present and develop my product and to find a company that would buy it. It has been patient four years and the product is still not on the market, I don’t guess. I have left messages for him to call me regarding my product a few weeks ago. I haven’t heard from him. I to signed a contract for percentage and royalty. I also have emails and receipts to prove it.

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    joseph87 says:
    October 6th, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    im in the same boat as u he took my money and never heard from again 750 n now my invention is out with the same name and how i had it made and every thing

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    Chrissie says:

    May 27th, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Thank you all so much for these reviews. I signed the first contact yesterday and received a call a few minutes ago. This call was about the agreement and money to be paid right away. My husband got turned off by the rep’s insistence for us to pay today or put down a retainer to keep the file open so he told me to forget about it because something doesn’t add up and he started asking if I had done research on this company. That is why I started searching more objectively but cause I had pretty much taken their word for it. So thank you guys for opening my eyes to what’s really happening. I was about to lose money that I. Don’t even have.

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    kenneth says:

    May 19th, 2014 at 12:46 am

    Davidson is one of the worse service I invested in. roughly ten thousand dollars and got zero in return I would suggest anyone if you have an idea don’t waste your money or time .this company is the worse I literally lost a few thousand and got nothing ,I hope a class action law suit takes them out of business.

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    sharon says:
    October 22nd, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    I am getting ready to invest in davision with an exceptional idea that already has prototypes, website, somewhat established. I need to patent my idea immediately, from what I have read on this site!!!!!!! Goodness, I am nervous!!! Any comments or suggestions.

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    T.K. says:

    April 2nd, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Please read and contemplate thoroughly before engaging with this company. I had seen some complaints on them however given the business type and the volume they claim to work with I didn’t feel it was excessive. I always research before I engage in business ventures or purchase anything of value. I will often try things that had a poor review if I feel they are not excessive. More often than not it works out fine. This did not work out fine. And in reading through it after the fact there are so many glaring red flags I didn’t notice because they spread out over a few months and I was busy. So here are the facts of my involvement with them. Take it for what it’s worth but know that I am not bitter or hateful at all over this. It’s life and it will work out in the end, however you should contemplate if you want to travel down the same path.
    I approached these guys and three other groups regarding a product idea I had. In the end I went with Davison. I was initially asked for $795 for ‘research’ to make sure there wasn’t a patent out currently on something the same or too close, etc. I was offered a $100 discount so I took the offer and submitted all my idea documents that I had prepared. I was told by my rep that it would take 3 weeks or so. In the mean time I was sent several videos to watch about others that had succeeded with their products and such. I admit I didn’t watch all of them because as I expressed up front.. it was not so much about my product succeeding or failing.. it was about if I could help a few people and save a few lives with my product. I’m 100% sure it will work and don’t really need all the hype.
    After a few weeks my rep told me he’d looked over everything and it looked ‘decent’ and would be sending it out. I waited and didn’t receive anything. In the meantime I started getting emails and VMs from another individual in the company about how I was going to miss out on a 5% discount if I didn’t sign up for something within the next 5 days. I wasn’t sure what that was all about because I had not received anything yet. My rep called and asked about what I thought of the ‘packet’ and I told him I’d not received anything yet. He sounded confused and said he’d check into it. In the end apparently it got lost in the shipping department or something and he was having it sent right away. So I finally get my ‘packet’ and all it contained was a contract to sign, some DVDs about the process and such and that was it. So I asked about that and was told oh ya know the VP or somebody (honestly I don’t recall the title) approved of me to see more information and that was sent to me in an email.
    So Ok.. why would I start getting pushed to pay for something else when I had not even received the first thing I paid for. Why did I receive just another contract and some DVDs and not the ‘research’ information? Why did I have to ask for that?
    Regardless.. So I was getting pushed for money and a signature, money and a signature, money and a signature. I told them I wanted to look through the material and think about it. I did some research on the company they wanted to target, which by the way was a far cry from whom I had provided to them as to who I thought would really go for this product, and I wasn’t impressed. A few other things were not sitting well with me either. I missed a few calls from the rep due to some meetings. I finally had to send an email and expressed my concerns. So the rep set up a call with ‘his boss’, him and myself where she provided more information about the target company. I had to leave for a business trip and told the rep I was leaving town and wouldn’t be available until the following week. While I was away I was researching this target company in my spare time. They turned out to be better than I initially thought they were so I decided it would be ok to move forward.
    I get back from my trip to find an email from the rep about how he guesses I was terminating our relationship because I had not answered the phone for a few days. I didn’t get in until 3AM.. I was exhausted but I got up and emailed as early as I could to let remind him I’d be gone and let him know my decision. He called later that day and let him know I was good with the research I had done and would be moving forward but I didn’t have time that day to take care of it. It wasn’t until 3/19/2014 when I had a few minutes to breath and move forward. My CC was charged an hour or so after we last spoke. I received a reminder on 3/21/2014 that they needed my signed contracts to get started and I was put on some ‘fast track’. I signed the one but the other was no longer pertinent as it pertained to discounts I would have received if I had signed and sent money earlier. I got distracted and busy with something else and didn’t get the main contract in until 3/23/2014. I was contacted the next day and they needed that one un-applicable contract as well before they could get started. Ok whatever.. I signed and sent that over to them on 3/24/2014. Silence… not a peep one out of them after that. No.. ‘hey these are the next steps’…’hey lets set up some calls’.. nothing. So on Friday I called to get a status update. I got an automated thing saying ‘all circuits are busy’. I was busy and it was late so I waited until Monday (yesterday) to call again. Got the same message thing so I sent an email. The rep called first thing this morning but I was in a meeting so I called him back as soon as I was out of my first meeting. Got the same automated message.
    I should not have to be asking these guys for an update. I have 3 other projects started at the same time and I’m getting updated, have been in meetings with them, etc. since commitment.
    I sent in my cancellation. I was on my way into some more meetings and started getting calls from the rep. I quick sent an email letting him know that he needed to go ahead and process my cancellation and that I would be free at 2PM his time to discuss. Didn’t get a phone call until about an hour and a half after that where I was told my stuff was in production and it was coming right along quickly. I told him that was unfortunate because the decision was already made to pull the plug on the project and that there should have been better communication. He said there would be no refund so I need to stick with it for a few months because it takes time and he calls all his clients every two weeks. I pointed out I was within my 7 day cancellation per the contract and was met with a big ole’ sorry it doesn’t matter because the product is already in production. He wished me well. I did the same for him.
    Really what could be being produced? I’ve not received any phone calls from anyone. I’ve not had any ‘brainstorming meetings’ that I was told would happen. Nothing. At this point all I’ve provided is a bullet point document of how I envision it to work. No specs of any kind…nothing. Just high level bullets. So again what is in production?
    Now the CC company, the BBB, an attorney and the FTC is involved all because the cancellation clause in the contract was blown off by Davison. Time consuming for several people and a big mar for them. Whatever.
    I do not blame the rep. I know he was just following his scripts and saying what he has been trained to say and send what he was trained to send. He just needs to really re-evaluate his job. I do business on a daily basis much bigger than Davison and have never run into a company that does business quite this way nor have any of the bigger companies ever tried to step around a contract. If they do that to the people they sell to I can’t image what it’s like to work there and I feel sorry for the rep.
    Bottom line.. these guys really are lacking in basic communication skills, and ethic, that would have staved off a poor ending to what started out as a very exciting opportunity.

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    Chris says:
    September 17th, 2014 at 3:07 am

    Hi my names Chris. I’m currently involved with Davison with a game idea I have but they want $795 :/ which I don’t really have. I’ve already paid $195. Should I continue on? Sounds like there is a small chance of success but like 00.01% of a chance… I have some very great ideas. I’m not rich though. If anyone knows of anyone who can actually help me with an idea invention I’d like to get developed? Like T.K. Sounds like you know what your talking about or know the right people. If you can help me get in touch with the right people that’d be great. NameChris Murray 3092625164 is my number. I’m always available. Email murray_925@hotmail.com. Again if anyone can help me get with the right people to talk with if one of my ideas go some where ill make sure you go some where.

    Margaret says:
    September 9th, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    WOW. . . I feel like such a fool! I can say for sure I’m NOT a fool, but I too am a victim. I invested nearly $9,000 but the sad part is, (I was so excited and actually believed my idea was so different, special and unique like everyone else who invested w/Davison believed) I depleted the rest of my disability funds with the hope of maybe one day living and giving more from an invention which would allow me to do just that.

    My experience is just like T.K.’s. All the bologna I was getting from Frances Knapp (if that really is his name), Director of Research and Development. I trusted him, and prior to paying my balance in June, he called me all the time! He knew a lot about me; my bouts w/cancer, my ups, downs, depression, dark times, good times, etc.

    What now? Where do I go from here? After no response to my emails, I researched….and was I shocked. My heart started pounding rapidly, I felt sick t my stomach, I felt like crying, but God has this.

    I pray someone will please contact me at margaretr286@yahoo.com with advice on what is being, or can be done.

    Rick says:
    July 23rd, 2014 at 9:30 am

    HI and thank you for all of the INFO I was about to get started with them, but after all of this Iam not going thru with my IDEA, again thank you for opening my EYES.

    Judith says:
    May 30th, 2014 at 11:27 am

    I just received my first phone call from the Davison Company to discuss my invention, the next step, I will be receiving a packet with a contract to sign, the amount discussed over the phone was $795.00 however, with a discount of $100.00 dollars. I am a single parent with a daughter in college and I do not have money to toss in the air. Thanks to each and everyone of you that posted your encounter with the Davison Company for others to read. May God bless you.

    email: LovinGod0000@gmail.com

    Chanell says:
    May 8th, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Hello myself and my husband are under the Davison company for our inventions. My husband had been with then for many years and are currently looking for better companies to invest our time in. Could you reply back to my email shelby_chanell@yahoo.com

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    Melissa says:

    March 31st, 2014 at 7:24 am

    I too came across this company. I am due to have my 1st phone meeting tomorrow however after reading these reviews I have just cancelled. Thanks everyone.

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    Shannon says:
    November 26th, 2014 at 9:26 am

    About to get my first call too… So thankful to see all of this first! Sorry to anyone who lost money and more importantly their hopes and dreams. May God bless you and help your dreams come true- through Him.

    Melissa says:
    April 1st, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Also I noticed on another site.. says 133 complaints addressed,, talk about “STANDARD SCRIPT” each and every one was this below, word for word… These are all on pissedconsumer.com

    “”"”"We understand that customer service is vital in all businesses and is imperative when operating a successful business. Customer concerns upset everyone and our staff works very hard to troubleshoot them so communication errors are kept to a minimum. From the time of an initial contact, through the research and development of a new product idea, to the presentation of a client?s product sample, we try to maintain an open channel of communication, disclosing our services and fees upfront and securing our clients? approval and authorization throughout the process. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, clients are occasionally dissatisfied, particularly when their product ideas are not licensed. Having reviewed your file, this appears to be the situation. You have chosen to ignore the signed approvals, authorizations and questionnaires indicating the services provided were professional and completed in accordance with the contract terms. Instead, you have chosen, in our opinion, to misuse the online complaint site as a means to vent your frustrations. We suggest that you read pissedconsumer.com?s legal disclaimer concerning personal liability for posts.”"”"

    For over 24 years, Davison has helped everyday people prepare and present their ideas to corporations, manufacturers, and retailers to see if they would be willing to license the product ideas. Our exclusive idea to product method is responsible for more products on the store shelves than any other competitor in this industry.
    Quick facts about Davison and our process

    “”"We are based in Pittsburgh, PA and works with clients from around the world.
    We have been in business since 1989.
    Our products have been sold by over 1,000 stores & online retailers.
    We design, build and package products for both individuals and corporate clients.
    Our staff of 250 plus are dedicated to helping bring new product ideas to life.
    Our staff has won numerous design awards for innovative product designs.
    We are a member of the Online Business Bureau and other affiliate groups.

    We encourage any questions or concerns be brought to our attention at CCA@davisoninvents.com. Maybe we can help. Thank you.”"”"

  • andre says:

    March 16th, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    I have a new idea like all of you,Davison tryed to beat us to but he failis.Is there anyone who know,a conpany that will not try to but a scam or try to beat me for my money,that will do as they say and will get the work i ask for right,in but my new idea into the main stream of stores.If so please contact me at andre3901@comcast.net, just leave me the site email add. thank you all God Bless.

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    Rj Craig says:
    October 16th, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    Try Idea design studio. Look the up online and check aout their rating with the better business bureau.

    domii b says:
    July 1st, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Hey I need a legit site aswell iiamdomiib@gmail.com

    Tim says:
    March 21st, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Is there a company out there that is legit? If so email me too at timvu7@gmail.com

    Thanks

  • andre says:

    March 16th, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    WILD ,I CAN,T BELIEVE I FOUND ALL OF THESE COMPLAINTS ON THIS SITE ABOUT THIS CONPANY AND BAD THINGS THAT DAVISON HAS PUT PEOPLE THROUGH,I WAS SUPPOSE TO HAVE MY FINAL TALK WITH MS HEATHER Zahner,Director of New Products]on 3-17 2014 at 10am monday ,i had told everone i know about my plan of prosueing my new idea with the Davison conpany, Iam a single parent with two little kids I would have lost all of our money because i had sign and gave them all of my money, BUT THANKS TO God and You all onthis website I did not turn in the paper work yet,so now i will laugh at Her tommorow ,when she call me in ask about my first payment,i will say to her shame on you for doing the devil deeds to people.thanks to all of you who made me see them for what they are the hinding hands of the beast[devil]workers

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  • andre williams says:

    March 16th, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    WILD ,I CAN,T BELIEVE I FOUND ALL OF THESE COMPLAINTS ON THIS SITE ABOUT THIS CONPANY AND BAD THINGS THAT DAVISON HAS PUT PEOPLE THROUGH,I WAS SUPPOSE TO HAVE MY FINAL TALK WITH MS HEATHER Zahner,Director of New Products]on 3-17 2014 at 10am monday ,i had told everone i know about my plan of prosueing my new idea with the Davison conpany, Iam a single parent with two little kids I would have lost all of our money because i had sign and gave them all of my money, BUT THANKS TO God and You all onthis website I did not turn in the paper work yet,so now i will laugh at Her tommorow ,when she call me in ask about my first payment,i will say to her shame on you for doing the devil deeds to people.thanks to all of you who made me see them for what they are the hinding hands of the beast[devil]workers

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    kenneth fuller says:

    March 9th, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    I actually like davison

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    Former Employer Also says:
    February 22nd, 2015 at 4:40 am

    Let me help you out. Your product is never going in front of a corporation. One of my clients were targeted a corporation and my client did there due diligence and called the target corporation and they were not even in business. Once they have your money it’s over with. Expect no refunds.

    TexasPete says:
    January 8th, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    PLEASE SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE, KENNETH. Not just a “I like them”

    With so many negative experiences…It would be refreshing to hear about someone who actually had (and is having) a positive one.
    even though MOST of the people on here didn’t even really do business with them – they just ALMOST did and got skeered.

    April says:
    October 23rd, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Have you had a more successful endeavor with them? I am currently in the first process with the davison company and they told me they wanted to offer my idea to a corporation . Could you please tell me about your experience with them?

    erik says:
    August 19th, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Why im am still very optimistic about them and my idea

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    AUGUST LOUIE says:

    February 25th, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    I HAVE TWO INVENTIONS WITH DAVISON AND THEY SAY NEED MORE MONEY AND THEY HAVE SOMEONE ELSE IN MIND TO SELL MY INVENTION BUT SO FAR NOTHING HAPPENED SO WHAT SHOULD I DO QUIT WHILE LOSING OUT CONFUSED THANK U STILL CONFUSED

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    Laura says:
    July 22nd, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    A friend of mine has a pending invention at Davidson’s now. He is at the final stage. Meaning over $10,000 deep, I understand the development stages, this is still a lot of money to construct a product,in the test stages. This money from what I gathered from the contract was spent to personalize his invention for the first company. Friend was recently contacted because his contract is almost up and more money is needed for another company, that in Davidson words,”we are targeting another company”. More money was asked for to personalize his product for a company that may not be interested. This all is done before Davidson even looks into meeting with and finding out if the company is actually interested in looking into this type of product. The letter will state that another company is being targeted,and more money is needed to personalize to that company. Before again finding out if the company is actually interested. Davidson puts the cart before the horse from what I see. Leading inventors to believe their idea is being pitched to companies when in fact they are just creating versions with name changes, and may then contact the company to see if interested. In no way is this good business ethics. Especially when Davidson uses your money to waste. Solid leads and spending as little as possible to get an invention up and moving is the key. I am barely through 3 pages of comments and have seen very little change in what is said. Always needing more money. Another company targeted. and excuses from Davidson. I just checked BBB which Davidson has not applied for a rating with this year, and found that although 216 cases had been closed, they were not necessarily settled. More that Davidson had been in contact with or would like to be in contact with the person to talk about an agreement, then the case is closed out. the contract does state that disagreements be taken to the company, not outside persons like attorney’s. Several of these complaints are met with we agree to presentations to several companies, free of charge.This is not saying they will show 2 specific companies just that they will produce presentations with company names, but how do you know, they do this. I don’t believe Davidson shows many products, considering the % that are in the contracts after the company are usually 0%. Do they create a presentation to show,with your money, maybe. is it shown, who knows..
    I did get involved late in this process with my friend. The contract is very specific. Reading and understanding what it says is key, before signing. As far as letting him invest so much money, I would not have let him. Going from $795 to get started, to over $7,000 to show one company in a few months is ridiculous, then to ask for more money to make a presentation to show another company that has not been contacted by them yet is even more ridiculous. I see red flags every where with this company. Your ideas are great I bet, just not sure this company has your best interest at heart. I would not trust them with your ideas or your money. I wish you all the best of luck though. Good things do come to good people

    SJ says:
    March 2nd, 2014 at 12:44 am

    That’s what they will keep telling you and taking your money. Stop while you are behind. They have a pitiful track record for getting your idea on the market,try LightningLaunch.com

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    Brenda Freeman says:

    February 15th, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    This company will do nothing for you except take your money. They are such a scam!!

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    D.Voth says:

    February 14th, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    Thank you guys for posting this!
    I am in the initial contact stage
    with davidsons- I am supposed to speak
    with with DAN KARETSKI Monday next week.
    I’ll definitely be speaking to him and
    also having quite a bit of fun with him
    about their past track record with all of you and
    Their BBB citations!
    After reading these posts, I definitely plan
    to not use their company. Thanks again for
    posting this, all of you just saved me a bundle of money.
    God bless

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    Former Employer Also says:
    February 22nd, 2015 at 4:30 am

    Be careful with Dan Karetski. He’s good and knows the script verbatim. I would bet my money that you’re just another prospect that has paid in full to a dead end. He got paid a healthy commission off your money. Sorry to be the bare of bad news.

    pat says:
    February 8th, 2015 at 12:40 am

    I really don’t know how much of these negative reviews are true but as for my experience so far I haven’t had any bad experience with them. I am 15k invested. I have been dealing with Mr. Karetski and he calls me every two weeks to keep me up to date. I am already paid in full so. If it was a scam why call me to give updates. For me I’m too far in financially but if no risk no reward. I will keep this site updated if my experience goes bad but till now it’s been ok. I hope and pray I don’t end up getting screwed. You can email me at wpcoral05@aol.com

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    Burton says:

    February 11th, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    I am glad i found this site. I was just on the phone 2/11/14 talking with a rep from Davison Company, He is suppose to call me on 2/12/14 and e-mail me a contract today. It is very good that the internet has good adivse for cosumers. No one has time to spend there hard earnd money dealing with scam companies. There should be a law against legal crooks! Thanks Again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    JohnnyCycle says:
    February 26th, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    sadly you put it as to what it is legal crooks they under poor statute of service, may continue to rob you provided they can prove service, regardless of state poor fair or good. the fact that we fuel them with our money is what keeps them alive, and unless they are sued to oblivion they will continue to do so.
    the man at the wheel built this juggernaught of finacial rape because like other industustries like the video game industry, there are an endless supply of niave dreamers to be fleeced. to finacial rape them and grind them into the ground as a revinue stream is easy money for them. they dont care about making a better place for any one but themselves. and even if you sue them out, they will get back together under a new name to reform into another slave ring.
    only though education of potential victims, busness ethics laws, and lawsuits do you keep them in line. and even then its hard to keep con artists at bay.
    we all got rammed on this I myself included 700 initial only to find out they were a scam show.
    and after seeing the crushed trail of people that have been financially destroyed by this, well its bad and something needs to be done.

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    Charlene says:

    February 5th, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Thanks to this post, I will keep my money, thank you. I just received the “confidential” contract and was curious why they want you to sign the contract before you learn anything about what they will do for you. Also, the salesman was much too eager to accept my idea, especially when I had only given him a brief description of it. Glad to save my money. The cost started out at $795, then was lowered to $695 if you acted immediately. Thanks again

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  • Kathlene says:

    February 5th, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Are there any LEGIT companies out there? I am discussing with a company called IDEA DESIGN STUDIO but who knows I have to look for reviews on them too! Like there has to be some company out there not out to scam you!!

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    SJ says:
    February 15th, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    If you would like more information about my submission and my Tstone razor bump master selection you can contact me at tstonerbm@yahoo.com

    SJ says:
    February 15th, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Kathleen,try Asseenontv.com or http://www.lightninglaunch.com/ I am presently with As Seen on Tv where I submitted the TStone razor bump master http://campaigns.asseenontv.com/campaign/detail/2346

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    tina says:

    February 4th, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Im also a victim of this so called company. If there is a class action lawsuit I definitely want in. My heart is broken about this and they need to pay. My money dont grow on tree’s.

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    TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE says:

    January 8th, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    I am supposed to have a phone meeting with Davidson next week and make a payment of 600.00…Thanks to this site that is not going to happen! but I am going to have some fun with them…ALOT OF FUN!

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    ???????? says:
    January 29th, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Thats funny you say $600 because they told me $795 to cover them looking into my idea to make sure its not already out there.
    Then to make a prototype of a very simple piece of plastic, they said they would want $8,000-$15,000 then they would present it to a company to see if they wanted it.
    I see you posted your remark on January 8th, it has only been 21 days any their quoted price went up basically $200!

  • Casandra65 says:

    December 30th, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    My heart goes out to each and everyone that has been taken advantage of by Davison. I pray to god that each and everyone of you get your money back in full and then sum. Trust in god, he will make a way. I’m so thankful for all your posts, because if it had not been for your posts and me researching the company my friend would have made the same mistake. Again I say my heart goes out to each and everyone of you. But in order to move on you have to put god at the head of your life, accept your lose, and move forward by fighting back. May grace of god be with each and everyone of you.

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    barnbe bailey says:

    December 25th, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    very good help. This company Davison does business as most chain letter scams. No method is as good as it bait. people want too hope for honest people in the world of business. But instead we see people who feed off other need to be wealthy and successful. Ideas is a human weakness we all have ideas. Everything cost money. My thought is create a company were inventors help other inventors work on getting their invention too market with a fee. Monies spend is only for trademark and patent filing, and copyrights filing? Lastly their is a bait born every 10 second someplace in the world right! Only Questions that needs to be ask is who is right for the job. Someone needs make a different. Don’t blame the wolf but instead who can be trusted with creation.

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  • Curious Joe says:

    December 23rd, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    All I see is negative about this company but no one posts any good company out there that is honest and trys.So is there any? Has any of you been successful or happy with another company? Post it so all these people who have gotten screwed can try again.

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    SJ says:
    December 28th, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    I got picked up by” As Seen On TV” my product had successful testing and was put up on their crowd funding site to be launched. Next step for my product is mass distribution. I only had to pay $299 for testing, intellectual property and researching manufacturing cost, this is if your product is selected. They only select products if it has potential and mass appeal. They will contact you to say yea or nay and when they give you the two thumbs up, they pay for everything marketing, advertising , distribution and manufacturing.

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    Disgruntled "client" says:

    December 16th, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    I got called by “mr. Davison” himself and even “vp petrulli”.. They start of w/a no name rep. Then say she is out for unknown reasons and the new rep will tell you things completely opposite of what the first one says.. Like you pay 600$ to get the ball rolling then you have yrs to pay the full amount (an outrageous amt, which isn’t fully disclosed at first). Then a vp will call and talk u up and say that you have 30 days to pay $1000.00 or you’re terminated. Then if you play hard ball they’ll say “well, $100 can get the ball rolling, can you do $100?”
    I’m down w/a class action lawsuit! I have voicemails and emails.
    carldraw@rocketmail.com

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    Christopher C says:
    February 25th, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    I just found out I got taken for a fool and supposedly only had $375 left to payoff. I am up for a class action lawsuit and I have emails to back up my claims.

    Jodi B says:
    January 4th, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Go To Facebook and look up Davison Design Complaints. Leave your contact information so we can get this Class Action Lawsuit moving along…by the way, I lost close to $7,000 with Davison. My story is pretty much the exact same as all the rest you will read….

    SJ says:
    December 28th, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    This company is seriously outrageous! They got $795 out of me, but they did mot get the $13,500 to packaged my product! The Davison representative actually called me back and said George Davison the owner will give me a discount for $6000,I laughed! I mean, these people sounded very desperate! They guy had the nerve to tell me to go and get a loan!

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    Carol says:

    December 12th, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    This company is a big fat FRAUD… Trust me do not give them a penny of your money. They took me for over 10 grand. Stay away!

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    Pulled out in time says:

    November 25th, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Talk about a scam shop. I hope people look on the all the fraud reports on the web before falling for their pitch. My 84 year old parents were going to write this sleazy salesman a check to promote a tool my grandfather made in the 40s. He almost got them too. I hadn’t heard of Davison before so I got the salesman’s name from them and called. This guy belongs in a used car lot. I wanted to clean the phone after. Even though he had contacted my parents several times, he couldn’t describe any details but wanted to “Bring my fathers dream to life.” Red lights went off and I squashed the thing.

    I emailed the company asking them not to contact us anymore. A week or so went by so I figured they were smart enough to leave it alone. Wrong! Same guy called again the other day making accusations. You just can’t get rid of them.

    I know organizations like this prey on the elderly but it just isn’t right.

    There are many places that can help you market your idea without spending a fortune. All Davison does is charge you a bundle to shotgun your idea in the form of spam. Don’t trust them and don’t deal with them.

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    Mark says:
    December 12th, 2013 at 8:28 am

    This company should feel very guilty about taking advantage of the public. Their offices are in Pittsburgh and they have this building set they call Inventionland that looks like a movie stage. It looks like something from Disneyland. As you go through this set you find that there is no associates working in any of the titled areas. All of this is a stage to persuade you to give up your hard earned money. The president of the company has his office in the tree house, which is part of the stage. As you walk in the adjacent building there is a stack of products they have represented over the years. The funny part is all the display boxes of inventions are dusty and packages bleached by the sun light. It looks as if only one of each product was made and you are looking at it. The first thing you should pick up on during initial discussions is all their associates are pressure salesmen. You will find most of them carry a vice president title to add to their sales pitch. My advice is do not, I repeat do not – get involved with this company. Once they have your money and your invention is not successful you will never hear from them again. It becomes a dead end partnership.

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    abdi says:

    November 20th, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    davision is scam and i didnt know but i didnt invest any money.thank you all of you and we should file lawsuit..i have voice mails and emails…

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    abdi says:
    November 20th, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    feel free to reach me yusuf343@gmail.com….

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    Former Employee says:

    November 15th, 2013 at 2:19 am

    Oh dear God was this place terrible! I worked there for a little over a month and knew in my first week it wasn’t for me. Can you say scam? Employees read a script and aren’t allowed to elaborate on anything that’s not written down for them. There’s an answer for every question you could be asked in that damn book (which is against company policy to take home). Additionally, if a “director of new products” doesn’t meat their quota for the month the ax falls and you become replaceable, that us if your not public ally humiliated by your peers while they provide you with “constructive criticism”.

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    JD53 says:
    November 2nd, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    Hello former employee There seems to be a lot of complaints, about Davison < after they get 795 d0 try to get more$ Later on?

    Disgruntled "client"... (Not at u) says:
    December 16th, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    You the one I talked to about “the great helper?

    Former Employee says:
    November 15th, 2013 at 2:24 am

    Sorry guys there’s a lot of typos in there…I was getting more and more mad as I was typing and didnt take time to look

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    Kathi again says:

    November 11th, 2013 at 11:33 am

    So, I responded to the voicemail about the company they had presented my idea to had rejected it. I asked Barbara to send my prototype to me asap as I was not willing to give them another dime. Well, it took 2+ years to get to this point but only 1 day for her to send me a form to essentially say they have fulfilled their obligation and its over but not without 1 more twist. I have the option of them just sending my prototype (it could be broken because they said they were not responsible for shipping)and it would be 3 weeks or they could locate and fix the prototype if broken but they don’t give a time frame when they would send it. What a bunch off crap, this is so upsetting. I don’t think I should have to sign anything to get my prototype sent to me, after all, it is mine, as they kept telling me. I want to throw up thinking about all the money I have wasted thinking they could help me!

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    Natasha says:
    November 14th, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Wow , I feel lucky and shocked! . All what all of you people described happening to me now. I feel lucky now because I did not loose much. thank you all of you for posting you reviews! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!THANK YOU!THANK YOU!THANK YOU!THANK YOU!THANK YOU!THANK YOU! We all believe in our ideas , and we start living in it . When it got distorted id extremely painful. I am a business women, but got cut on this spam! I feel really mad, I shared my idea that I was working on for a long time and they used my personal feeling to rip me off! Davison got us by simple Google search. Daaaaaaa, they pay a lot of money to be the first. Here what can help others, please post your complains on Ripoffreport.com. This website helped me a few times to avoid crooks. Every time you Google the business it will pop out.

    Good luck everybody!
    Natasha

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    Kathi says:

    November 11th, 2013 at 11:32 am

    I have given Davison over 8k to produce and market my idea, Jeff Sawyer, the VP, said he had never heard of such an idea and thought it was a great product. I did some some research but I guess not enough. I really thought my idea would be simple to produce and sell. I just heard that the company did not want to pick up my idea..so sorry..if I want to try another company that would be another $300+ to repackage and represent. I patented for a year $125, which is probably about up. I have a terrible feeling that Im going to see my idea in the stores by someone else. I am so depressed, that money was from a severance package after getting laid off from my job of 21 years otherwise I would not have had that kind of money and I guess wouldn’t be in this mess now! I really had high hopes and now that I got “the call” that my idea is essentially dead to them…ugh….

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    lena says:
    January 24th, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    WOW …I was also unfortunate myself. I have already given them money I could have used for myself and child. I will admit being a single mom i feel like desperation controlled most of this. I don’t have money to waste. I feel disgusting. really wishing i saved my idea instead of trusting them with it. $400 and I asked them to return it. They told me i have to ‘wait’ until their call back on Monday to know ‘what they can do’…smh

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    Sucker Punched says:

    November 6th, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    I have given these people thousands of dollars only to be talked to and treated with utter disrespect. I JUST discovered this web post… I am absolutely sick. They win the prize for the CARROT DANGLER AWARD of all time! They play on peoples hopes and dreams and produce a sham for a design and then demand more money and signed agreements with a promise that in the end the actual product will be just what you want. Of course they want all of your money and a signed agreement releasing them from liability. I have paid them almost ten thousand dollars and have gotten nothing but condescension, rudeness and threats that if I don’t agree to their design I will just have to wait another 6 weeks for a redraft. Never mind that I was assured from day 1 that if I was not pleased with the design that they would work with me until I was. I would like all of us to unite and file a class action suit. If you are interested please email pnw_girl2@hotmail.com

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  • Roy G. says:

    November 1st, 2013 at 7:50 am

    Check out quirky.com Seems a lot more legit. Unsure of all the details but worth looking into. I have no affiliation just found it while doing my homework.

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    All shook up says:

    October 30th, 2013 at 9:09 am

    I really wish that I came across the page before I sent in my first payment! But better late then never. I am at the pattern part of my invention and they are starting to talk about BIG MONEY now. This has me thinking to take a closer lookat I’m getting into and I found this. I have not lost as much money but any amount is too much. I feel as if the time I spent creating my idea and the time wasted with this has me really upset! If this company is not really what they say they are please I would be more then happy to join the class action law suit! I don’t have time or money to just give a DEAD HORSE!

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    Steve says:

    October 25th, 2013 at 4:06 am

    I submitted an idea 3 years ago and at the time Stated I would revisit the idea in a few years. In the past few days I have been in talks with a rep from Davison very slick on the phone and offering certain discounts if I pay the $715 or so by a certain date.

    I am based in Ireland so it’s in our DNA to be cautious! Really happy I stumbled upon this, site comments have definitely made me rethink ….normally if something appears to good to be true it normally is!

    Thanks an best of luck with your ideas,
    Steve
    Ireland

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    Heidi says:
    November 13th, 2013 at 11:34 am

    So glad to see I’m not the only one afraid to be taken!
    I’m scheduled to pay the first $100 tomarro, but seeing all these
    posts has me calling my bank and blocking payment! Sounds like the
    $715 will eventually turn into thousands. Being a mother of 3, I
    can’t, in good conscience, do that to my kids.
    Thanks for the confirmation!!

  • Roy G. says:

    October 24th, 2013 at 9:47 am

    According to Erik Champagne’s profile on LinkedIn (Managing Senior Director of New Products at Davison) part of his job is: “- Motivate sales team to meet team sales goals of $3.5M/year in revenue” $3.5M is an awful lot of people spending money with them and from people are posting here getting next to nothing in return. Glad I found this site before I became one of them.

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    Rob Glendinning says:

    October 19th, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Sadly every negative comment is true. it amazes me they have not beeen shut down. Please
    Do not send them a cent. Your idea will never be created,and you will lose thosuands.

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    Heather says:

    October 18th, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Glad I found this page, they are supposed to call me back next fri, so I can start making them payments and they can move on with my idea that is an awesome idea, and could go Very far. But by the looks if it, this is not the company I should try to go through. They said absolutely nothing about having to pay more than the 715. Hahaha!! I love the Internet. I don’t have money to waste, and I’m not giving them my tax return to get scammed. I am just not even going to answer the phone when they call. Glad I didn’t send them any paperwork back. Sign my name or send them any money. Sad. I was sooo excited too. Sigh.

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    stefanie says:

    October 1st, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    I am in the early stages of talking to Davidson. I just want to thank everyone for their reviews. I have not given them any money yet and at this point I am not going to. I still think that I have a really good idea. Does anyone know where I can go or what my next steps would be?

    Thank you for your help in advance. You can email me at stefanieharris33@gmail.com

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    Mike King says:
    November 1st, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Stefanie,the invention world has been made more difficult for individual people to succeed on products do to patent law changes. Stefanie, I am not saying to you to give up on your dream, but I have been in this process and can tell you their are no shortcuts.

    Protect your idea, do not go on line with it at all! Find a local patent attorney in your own community, and often you can get a free consultation. They know the process and can give you an honest answer about
    what you are involved with.

    Avoid the heart- break that comes when people steal from you, and in the invention world, unless you have the connections and the money, you will probably be hurt.

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    Judy says:

    September 29th, 2013 at 11:29 am

    pretty much all these stories make me sad, Davison is turning people’s dreams into NIGHTMARES!!! shame shame shame. I hope they get another 26 million dollar or more, lawsuit against them, but this time it will put them OUT-OF-BUSINESS. jdebro011660@yahoo.com

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  • Judy says:

    September 29th, 2013 at 3:03 am

    So glad I found this site, yes after the fact I too have been taken by these SCAM-ARTIST, CON-ARTIST. thank you for the information on how to take action against them, I’m on board and will be contacting some/most of you via email, especially the FBI site and FTC.

    I truly believe that if we all file the complaints and stick together we can now take their money… what goes around comes around, so sorry for those of you who invested thousands of dollars, what I lost I couldn’t afford to lose either. WE WON’T LET THEM GET AWAY WITH THIS. feel free to email me at jdebro011660@yahoo.com I would love the story sharing and discuss what ACTIONS have to be made.

    thanks for sharing your pain.

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    Kathi says:
    October 29th, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    So, I responded to the voicemail about the company they had presented my idea to had rejected it. I asked Barbara to send my prototype to me asap as I was not willing to give them another dime. Well, it took 2+ years to get to this point but only 1 day for her to send me a form to essentially say they have fulfilled their obligation and its over but not without 1 more twist. I have the option of them just sending my prototype (it could be broken because they said they were not responsible for shipping)and it would be 3 weeks or they could locate and fix the prototype if broken but they don’t give a time frame when they would send it. What a bunch off crap, this is so upsetting. I don’t think I should have to sign anything to get my prototype sent to me, after all, it is mine, as they kept telling me. I want to throw up thinking about all the money I have wasted thinking they could help me!

    Kathi says:
    October 15th, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    I have given Davison over 8k to produce and market my idea, Jeff Sawyer, the VP, said he had never heard of such an idea and thought it was a great product. I did some some research but I guess not enough. I really thought my idea would be simple to produce and sell. I just heard that the company did not want to pick up my idea..so sorry..if I want to try another company that would be another $300+ to repackage and represent. I patented for a year $125, which is probably about up. I have a terrible feeling that Im going to see my idea in the stores by someone else. I am so depressed, that money was from a severance package after getting laid off from my job of 21 years otherwise I would not have had that kind of money and I guess wouldn’t be in this mess now! I really had high hopes and now that I got “the call” that my idea is essentially dead to them…ugh….

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    judy d says:

    September 28th, 2013 at 11:27 am

    shame on Davidson.. I too was suckered, they told me what a great invention Idea I had, If I only read these reviews first.. they took OVER a thousand (1,000.00) dollars from me and all I got out of that was some formatted-portfolio, I thought I had CHECKED them out, but not thoroughly, I guess. I would LOVE it if all of us that got conned by these conn-artist could file a “CLASS ACTION” Lawsuit, in the fine print it seems like they covered their ass’, I can only hope that goes around… COMES AROUND, now ever time I get an email from SendEarnings, their provider for advertisement IT MAKES ME SICK, I cannot believe how naïve and gullible I was. If anybody starts this “Class Action” lawsuit SIGN ME UP. PS, although I did some research on the company, it was after the fact, when BBB finally sent me the report.

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    John Doe says:
    October 22nd, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Even their employees can’t defend them, i’m so lost right now trying to find another job but even with an MBA Davison was the only person that came calling

    JACOB KAPLAN says:
    October 1st, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Hi Judy,

    A few quick questions for you:

    1. I requested an itemized breakdown of how the money was utilized. They never provided me with this. Did you ever receive this from them?

    2. Did they completely stop returning your calls once you expressed concern about the way they were handling your product? That happened to me.

    3. They spent one year and 3 months putting together my prototype. Once I finally asked for the prototype, they mailed me a piece of crap, something a 3rd grader could have put together, and used already used materials. Did this happen to you?

    Once I received the product, I took it to a local engineer who charged a quarter of the price and completed it within 2 weeks!

    DAVISON IS A JOKE! THEY TAKE ADVANTAGE OF PEOPLES’ DREAMS… THEY TURN THEM INTO NIGHTMARES!

    ANYONE WHO DEFENDS DAVISON WORKS FOR THEM! THERE IS NO WAY ANYONE HAS HAD A GOOD EXPERIENCE WITH THIS COMPANY BECAUSE THEY ARE FRAUDULENT!

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    JACOB KAPLAN says:

    September 26th, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    STAY AWAY FROM DAVISON!!!!

    THESE LOW LIFE SCUM, WILL SAY AND DO ANYTHING TO TAKE YOUR MONEY!!!!!

    WARNING STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY..

    WHEN THEY CALL YOU AFTER YOU SUBMIT YOUR IDEA TELL THEM TO FU** OFF.

    THEY LIE AND LIE AND LIE ABOUT EVERYTHING.

    NO IDEA HOW THE BBB HAS NOT SHUT THESE SCUM OF THE EARTH DOWN…

    ANTHONY MILLER IS A CON- ARTIST
    BARBARA BROWNING IS A COMPLETE JOKE…

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    Judy says:
    September 29th, 2013 at 1:19 am

    Leo Petrulli “Managing Senior Director of New Products”, what a joke, a condescending, first class CON-ARTIST, more like a under managing senior A.H., shame on him… I hope KARMA bites him in the —!

  • Loretta Parsons says:

    September 11th, 2013 at 10:00 am

    I see am not the only one that got took with this Company my husband sold his motorcycle so we could give them money and we owe people for helping us now it sits on the shelf because it was made wrong and am trying to get help to get this money back we gave them ten thousand dollars I cant believe there not shut down can anybody tell me how to get my money back here is my email Loretta_parsons@rocketmail.com I hate to be scamed when you have it hard as it is they don’t have a heart

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    SJ says:
    December 28th, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    Loretta ,I am so sorry you and thousands of others have been taken by this company. I do not know how they sleep at night. This is a travesty and it’s really sad how they are taking advantage of people.

    Judy says:
    September 28th, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Loretta,

    I can’t BELIEVE they had the NERVE, to send you the letter above. what BS, if they are so EAGER to keep you “the client” satisfied thee why would you feel so disappointment, I am curious, did you ever get ahold of the customercare@davison to resolve the problem. You must of had great confidence in you idea to invest so much monies only for them to get it wrong. Sorry you had to go thru that while you were following your dream and something that you believed in. I also was suckered.

    Davison says:
    September 23rd, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Hi Loretta,

    We are deeply sorry to hear that you feel this way. Davison strives to bring its award-winning expertise to bear on each product. Furthermore, each step of the process needs to be reviewed and signed by the client before moving on. This is to make sure the client is satisfied and in agreement with development. We are eager to help so please contact customercare@davison.com and we will look into this claim as soon as possible.

    Jeff says:
    September 18th, 2013 at 9:54 am

    Read the message below. Changes happen in the invention industry all the time. That doesn’t mean someone ripped you off. They do it to try to get companies to pick it up. If they were trying to “rip you off” why wouldnt they just design your original idea & call it a day to make you happy? Change is important in developing an invention. As any inventor how many times they went through changes before they had a final product that made it to market.

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    Darrell says:

    September 6th, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Great company. You all should read the disclosures before jumping in. Don’t complain about something you weren’t aware of up front. Also, some of you sound like you’re jumping on the bandwagon and didn’t even have a real issue. Inventing is risky. Any patent attorney, invention company, etc will tell you. Watch Shark Tank on ABC sometime. These people dump their life savings into their ideas and many haven’t had any real success.

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    SJ says:
    December 28th, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Darryl , I did my own 3D drawings using pro-engineering software and fabricated my own prototype and Davison wanted to charge me $13,500 to package my product which was only 1 in. x 3 in. x 3 in. I had a company overseas to package it for $50.00 yes, I said $50.00!!!!

    SJ says:
    December 28th, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Sorry Darryl, But I have nothing good to say about this company! I buy the way you are out numbered. You even have present employees at Davison looking for another job, because of what goes on there.

    Ramiro Arizona says:
    November 14th, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Great company to take your money and not do what they promise you Davison is the biggest scam going on it only cost me 15000 dol to find out who they really are

    dae says:
    November 7th, 2013 at 10:19 am

    How can you be so mentally ch allenged? They lied. Otherwise if they didn’t they wouldn’t havee had to pay out millions to people

    JACOB KAPLAN says:
    October 1st, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Darrel, you have no idea on what you are talking about, how long have you worked for that bootleg company??

    Judy says:
    September 28th, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    right Darrell…. all of us that got RIPPED-OFF, us victims, of course its our own fault, who are you?? an employee??

    Judy says:
    September 28th, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Darrel… and some have!! and not with such and horrific experience, too many promises were made and none kept.

    be careful SHERRY… check out the BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU and CONSUMER AFFAIR report, I promise you won’t like what you read.

    RAMIRO,

    you are absolutely RIGHT.

    Darrell says:
    September 11th, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Davison provides full research & development services in house. In other words, you don’t have to hire other companies to do various loads of work, because they do just about everything for you there, from idea to actual prototype made. And yes, you have to make 3D designs before you build a prototype, so if people call it a “picture” then you need to better understand what that is. You just have to understand there is risk involved that you may not be successful with your idea, and it takes money to pursue an idea anywhere. Doing it all yourself can add up big time. Also understand that through research & development there is trial and error and sometimes the original idea has to be modified to serve the same purpose but be different then other ideas. Many people don’t understand this & they start calling scam as soon as they don’t get their way. Others just want to join the club but unfortunately aren’t educated about inventing so they think they’re getting ripped off. You should look into how many patents are filed every year that never turn into a success, yet those people paid a good bit of money for protection on paper and not much more. Davison offers everything for you, so take it or leave it. Don’t complain because you weren’t educated about inventing.

    Sherry says:
    September 10th, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Hi Darrell, is this true great company because im moving forward on a project with them but my project is really good, can you email me i would like to ask you a few questions sherry_paulino@yahoo.com

    Ramiro Arizona says:
    September 8th, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    The problem with Davison is that they dont even do what you paid them thousands of dollars for which, is a prototype. All they do is print a picture of something not even close to what your idea is. Tell me about it I been trying to get my prototype for over five years and all I have is a printed picture of something that is not what I paid them 15000 to do so nice try buddy they are a big scam. Anthony Issaco from Davison where is my prototype I am still waiting for it. I want my money back and I will be more than happy to send your picture back. Anthony issaco you know who I am Ramiro from Arizona Toothbrush

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    Mickslilvixen says:

    September 3rd, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Hello All,
    Thank you so much for these posts. This coming Friday I was getting ready to send in my $715. They told me that since I had no electrical parts or a circuit board my invention would run me about 9000. Wow!!I was so excited about finally getting something accomplished in my life. My boyfriend was extremely skeptical about this. So he said to me “do some major research on the company and if it comes up positive…then we shall invest”. Thank God for the web and freedom of speech!!!!Thanks to all of your posts….I shall save a lot of money and heartache.!! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!

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    Maggie says:

    August 29th, 2013 at 12:16 am

    Since so may people have been scammed by this company, hitting them with a lawsuit would be one way to go forward with this; but media coverage would also be a very effective way to get their dirty deeds out into the publics eyes and ears. Just as they send those videos of those 3 or so people that have gotten their ideas to the marketplace. A video placed on You Tube that shows how 99% of the people that submit their ideas get taken, it would certainly put a kink in their armor and slow down their milking cycle. Just an idea, but one that could work.

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    Sucker Punched says:
    November 6th, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    I would be more than happy to participate in a revelatory video or media event. They need to be stopped.

    JACOB KAPLAN says:
    October 1st, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    I would be willing to make a video with you all to put on youtube!

    Judy says:
    September 29th, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Maggie, put your email address, we can communicate on the process of shutting this milking cycle DOWN. jdebro011660@yahoo.com

    Judy says:
    September 29th, 2013 at 1:43 am

    I would love to join the band-wagon of that lawsuit, they need to be shut-down and you are right… media coverage awesome idea, maybe
    Diane Sawyor would like to do that investigation!

    Hey Steriods, its worth a try,

    steriods says:
    September 16th, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    I’m currently got scamed but I didn’t sign off to the rendering and they are not answering my phone calls or emails can I use this to my advantage to get my money back?

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    Shame Shame says:

    August 28th, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Its all true I’m too (??????????)don’t even want talk about it. Cruel people shame on them that continue to scam inventors. If only the goverment were to do their job arrest these sacams artist. We the inventors could make this the best nation in the world, but people like you know who, will prevent that from happening. Don’t give up you have the gift, find another way. God bless you inventors but stay away from ????????? Company

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  • Former employee says:

    August 27th, 2013 at 10:42 am

    I worked as a director of new products recently for Davison, so let me clear some things up. First of all it is a huge, huge scam. There are approx 150 directors of new products working there. It doesn’t matter which on you talk to bc everyone follows the same script, some are just better scammers than others. It is absolutely true that they prey on people following their dreams, they also use a form of ‘negative sales’ where employees are trained to make potential customers feel like we don’t need you and your missing out if you let this opportunity pass you by. In reality your just saving yourself a lot of money and heartache. They purposefully mislead potential customers by asking for the initial 795 investment without mentioning the 8-15 thousand it will cost you before your idea gets in front of a company. And it gets worse from there. After you’ve invested 10+ thousand, your chances are still better to win the lottery than make any money from your idea. While its true that Davison has 2000 products in stores, only 27 have made more for the client than their initial investment, and only a few of those have made significantly more. So out of approx 270,000 people who invested thousands into their idea, only 27 made any money at all. It’s a huge, multimillion dollar scam. At the very least ask your ‘director of new products’ about the numbers bc they certainly won’t bring it up, but they have to tell you if you ask, per the FCC case. I’m really not a sour former employee, I just couldn’t sleep at night when I realized what was going on so I took my career on a different direction.

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    Judy says:
    September 29th, 2013 at 12:52 am

    Is by any chance your name Dan?? shortly after I put-up the initial 795.00 and then gave yet another payment, my so called director, was no longer with the company, another “director” with titles after his name had called me and informed me I’d be working with him, his name was Leo, it was obvious that some-thing was starting to go sour, he kept pressuring me for another payment asap. about 2 weeks later, I received a letter from him saying “good luck with your idea”! he tried very hard to intimidate me, he was very condescending it was at that point I had to cut my loss, I hope somehow we could ALL figure out how to file a HUGE “CLASS ACTION” Lawsuit and put them out of Business. if you are Dan, sorry they put you in that position to do wrong to people but happy you had the common-sense to GET OUT. judy

    Carol says:
    August 28th, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    This place sucks and needs to be closed down… I am one of those victims and every month I have to scrap up money to pay off my credit card. I have a family and now because of this company we are going without alot. How can you help us by closing this companies doors. I along with multiple victims are doing everything in our power to get this message out. If you would be so kind to help we all would appreciate it. This will help in doing the right thing. You can contact me at Carolrtr@comcast.net.

    Thank you!

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    Chris says:

    August 26th, 2013 at 12:05 am

    THANK YOU EVERYONE who has posted here. I to have a great idea and was just about to commit and start signing contracts and send the $715 tomorrow and make the biggest mistake of my life. I wish I had came across this site before telling them my idea. I got the first suspicion when I received a voice mail from ALVIN PERKINS(director of new products) where he became rude.

    You see I work as a maintenance tech. for a 24/7 operating production company where my time for phone calls is limited. I had spoke with Alvin only once before when he had told me my idea was a great one and so forth. We had set up a time to speak more the following day that had became so busy that I could not talk till I got off work at 5pm the same as Alvin and was gone for the day unable to receive my call. We phone tagged sort of speaking on each others voice mail and by the third day from the first call, he left me a rude message saying that “if we can’t seem to keep an appointment ah your not the type of client we want to work with anyway good luck with your project hope you become a millionaire by tomorrow goodbye sir”.

    And the second strike was after calling him to apologize for being unable to take his call and move forward and explaining in more detail of my idea he then told me after i reviled my world changing masterpiece about the upfront fee of just under $300 and then started sending me all these contract to sign along with another fee of $60 for the provision patent search.I’m so glad I haven’t signed them or sent any money to the crooks.That’s my story with DAVISON and will be telling ALVIN that I will no longer be doing any business with DAVISON due to the false and misleading information they are presenting to their customers for their own financial gain. THANKS AGAIN EVERYONE ! and a word out others that are turning to DAVISON for help with their ideas. DON”T LET THEM PREY ON YOU or give them a chance to sink their teeth into you. Much love to every and be great to one another.

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    Judy says:
    September 29th, 2013 at 1:56 am

    NICE, if only Davison would feel the same way
    “BE GREAT TO ONE ANOTHER” Very well said!

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    smarter then them says:

    August 23rd, 2013 at 1:38 am

    davison is a complete scam…

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    George, "Almost Dooped" Hunt says:
    August 26th, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Yes, I too was almost “DOOPED”, thanks to my Son-in-Law who has had his own Business told me he would check some things out and send me some info. Last night he sent me this Web Sight, OMG I am so glad he did. Mr Davison is going to call me today at 11:30 am and I will let him know Thanks but no Thanks. If it is “To Good To Be True”, it almost always is. Good Luck to all, and watch out.

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    Brenda Lee Jodray says:

    August 22nd, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Davison promises to help you make your idea come true. But once you send them your money they request more money; Oh so much more money with out moving forward with your idea and or project. I have been told that I can choose the companies I would like to market my idea to and I have built, produced and marketed items for other companies I have worked for in the past; but I am retired and it is my turn to work on my own idea finally. So with hope and $715. down to start, signed contract if people read; Davison can work a further contract with you to design and build your sample and presentational material for a targeted Licensee (read in contract copy.) If they think your idea is a good one they will pay not ask you to. I knew which companies I wanted and when it came time for me to talk to the licensing and developing team to further my schematics on my idea with the companies I chose, Matthew Cancilla (Head of New Products) kept changing subject… When I ask for a port folio I was sent a dime made DVD the company has made thousands for 25 cents a piece and another with 12 patterns that had nothing to do with my idea; no cost no companies to market to, no cost analysis; irrelevant cheap material; costing Davison maybe with postage a total of $5.00 and a great waste of my time, energy, calls, e mails, research on my own idea and the companies I had chosen to work with. When I had asked for positive affirmation or to move forward or I would withdrawal working with them, they became cruel. So I asked for a full refund; transferred to President, and Consumer Affairs. I did research on Davison and every one needs to file a complaint with www.federaltradecommision.com if you have been ripped off by this company. There are articles to read there as well. Also join on facebook Davison Reviews. The more of us that file on the FTC; they can file another Class action against them, but only if we all announce we will not have some one take our hopes and dreams. Sincerely, Brenda Lee Jodray brendalee53@yahoo.com Farr West, Utah

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    Roy Aguilar Jr says:
    October 2nd, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    well brenda..i have been investing with davison…i went thru all the procedures ..i have already paid $4,000 some dollars and i am planning to send the rest of my remaining balance $4,000 some dollars by the end of 2013…totaling over $9,000 some dollars….i am barely aware of what’s been posted on the internet about davison…and i am feeling worried about having made a giant mistake…i really believe in my invention but i do not know if they (davison) are going to follow thru ..i am starting to think about not sending any more money..do you think that maybe i can get a full refund of all the money i have send them…can you please find out or point me to the right direction…i really need to be sure about what to do..i thank you and my family also thanks you…Roy

    Judy says:
    September 29th, 2013 at 2:17 am

    agreed. power of numbers, they need to be shut down.

    Carol says:
    August 28th, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    I along with many others are on board with Brenda. Please contact her and togethor we can get these snakes!

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    Sharon Fletcher says:

    August 12th, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    I feel totally mislead and duped. It took me one year to come up with the $700.00 for predevelopment. Corrinne, the person assigned to new cases really mislead me. She told me once we had the predevelopment that we could find funding for product development. Once they had my money, I was told it would cost anywhere from $10,000-14,000 to get my idea to market. I told her that it took me one year to come up with $700.00; how on earth was I to come up with that kind of money. I told her my concern with her misleading me. I asked for my money back. I have never given a poor review. I am really sad to have to start now; however, I wish to warn others…stay away. These people are crooks who feed on your dreams and take advantage of your hope and dreams.

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    erik says:
    August 19th, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Davison, the BIGGEST SCAM COMPANY of its time.

    Just think, 270,000 people paid them from $600 to 30,000 for their ideas to become a “product”. ONLY 27 ideas went to production and managed to get a little money back.
    270,000 lives they have destroyed
    270,000 dreams shattered

    Davison claim that they have 2,000 products in the market. Where they got these product? They got people like me and you tell them our ideas and then pay for them to get it designed, and went off and sold them as their own.

    WHERE IS THE GOVERNMET!?
    WHERE IS THE LAW!?
    WHERE IS THE MEDIA!?
    To STOP these evil crimes!!!???

    sam says:
    August 14th, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Davison’s contact is designed to cover their SCAMS i lost $14300
    After I submitted my idea to Davison through the online option, they called me back. I was so surprised to see how much of a professional company they are. People who has contacted Davison you must know how nice they are, but for those who don’t know I will describe how good they are:
    For my idea they asked me to pay $14300 and I paid them after 6 months. They came back to me with one picture, it was ok, not how I wanted but ok. I asked them where is the product drawings and CAD (Computer Aided Drawing) and STL (Computer Software Developed) . Leo said we only send them to you when we finish all the process.
    After 4 months went by, Leo came back to me and said the company we have targeted is not interested in my product. Ok, I asked them can you send me any pictures of the prototype you have made, he said we can send the prototype by post and I agreed as long as he will send it by recorded delivery and Leo accepted to do that (of course this was agreed over the phone as they do NOT accept any other way of communication). After 2 weeks I still haven’t received my prototype. I phoned Leo to ask where my prototype is and he said ‘I don’t know we have sent it but it might have got lost in the post’, well!!!!!!!!!!! Red light come started flashing.
    I was soooo upset. I told him you are responsible for that he said straightaway ‘no we are not and if look on the contract (Section 3, sub-section L)it states that “Davison is not responsible for damage, loss, wear or abuse of the product sample after it leaves Davison’s possession”. It sounded to me that he had planned to say this from the beginning.
    I continued to get in contact with Davison in order to get some kind of answer. No reply to my telephone messages or to my emails. I filed a complaint to the Chief Consumer Advocate (CCA -cca@davison.com), they came back to me with an email stating that they will review my situation and get back to me within 5-7 days. It has been over a month now and now reply. I phoned Davison reception, spoke to one of the girls and she said that they do not have a Customer Complaint Department after arguing with her for a while, she put me on hold for over 30 minutes with no explanation to why she put me on hold. After getting fed up of waiting, I hung up and phoned again, the other girl picked up and told me that there is a Customer Complaint department, but did not pass me on to them, instead she told me that I could speak to her for hours, but she would not be able to do anything about it. Still to this day after 7 months, I have no answer.

    I have re-read the contract a hundreds of times and every time you can see that they only made the contract to cover every aspect of their scams and looking at all the reviews and what happened with me, I now know that they are NOT an invention company but they are A PROFFESIONAL SCAM COMPANY. My advice to all of you that have not yet invest
    You can contact me via email sami1983j@hotmail.com i can answer any question about my experience with daviosn and about the contract

    jon says:
    August 13th, 2013 at 10:05 am

    davison is scam company, every one who paid money to davison should get refund,you just need to report here to FBI
    http://www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/fraud/internet_fraud

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    sarah3246 says:

    August 5th, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    I was contacted recently from Davison about an idea I submitted and I’m glad I deceided to research before even signing or paying anything. The reps make your idea sound so good and good thing I didn’t give them details on my product idea. If your gut tells you its too good to be true, trust it. I thank you all for your reviews. Im not getting into this mess.

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    jon says:
    August 13th, 2013 at 10:07 am

    davison is scam company, every one who paid money to davison should get refund,you just need to report here to FBI
    http://www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/fraud/internet_fraud

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    erik says:
    August 7th, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    sarah 3246
    very good you did the research because i lost $6750 before take any payment they sounds very good but after they are very bad after i paid $6750 they send me one picture with one copyright product which is on the market for very long time even that has nothing to do with my idea
    if you need more informations or if you wanne see what they make for me i can seed to you just give me your email this is my email erik-40@hotmail.com i can send all story if you want and the design they make and also i have voice records thank you

    sarah3246 says:
    August 5th, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Oh I almost forgot. when I told the rep I wanted to do more research before signing, they say, “well I’m sure every customer isn’t satisfied…” That was the final red flag i needed to say no way jose!

  • chance says:

    July 31st, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    WoW!!! This really is a let down of hope for a good idea! Just started with them havent invested really nothing yet, or have the money wanted to get it started. They should be putting the idea up an taking out money after a product reaches what they say it will. So much for the Dream. :) Thank you for all your post.

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    Judy says:
    September 29th, 2013 at 2:38 am

    Chance, don’t let them take your dream as a matter of fact Davison has tried to take all of our dreams, I say we make our DREAMS their NIGHTMARE!! File the complaint with FTC, like ALL of us should.. as I said earlier, power in numbers. jdebro011660@yahoo.com

    en says:
    August 1st, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    its sound very very good but you cannot believe how davison going to be after taking your money if you need more information i have all voice records i can send to you and you can hear them after they take my mone and send me one picture with one produce which already id on market for only $23 and you charge me $9300 i paid them so far $6000 even has nothing to do with my idea ok be cleaver dont invest go with davison find any work shop or any private engineer who can help and you know what you doing also can be soo much cheaper then davison

    my email is erikbss@hotmail.com

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    Jessica says:

    July 31st, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Davison does not offer evaluations of idea submissions for commercial potential; therefore, the total number evaluated in the past five years is zero (0), the number of positive evaluations is zero (0) and the number of negative evaluations is zero (0). The total number of customers who have contracted with Davison in the past five years is fifty seven thousand five hundred seventy five (57,575). The number of customers who received a net financial profit as a direct result of the company’s services over the company’s history, since 1989, is twenty seven (27). Since 1989, the total number of customers known by Davison to have received license agreements for their product ideas as a direct result of Davison’s services is seven hundred forty one (741).

    Found this on their page before i decided to pay anything…..Thank god i cannot afford to lose any money. If you already lost money threat to dispute the charge with your bank, im not sure of their policy but I used to work customer service for credit card processing and you’ll be told no refunds until you threat to dispute. It’s worth a try.

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    Former employee says:
    August 27th, 2013 at 11:03 am

    I literally saw ‘professional prototypes’ for presentation to companies made out of cardboard and glue. That is what you get for 8-12 thousand dollars. And yes your absolutely better off playing the lottery than getting scammed by Davison

    jon says:
    August 13th, 2013 at 10:07 am

    davison is scam company, every one who paid money to davison should get refund,you just need to report here to FBI
    http://www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/fraud/internet_fraud

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    nolan says:
    August 4th, 2013 at 9:06 am

    wowwww that mean you have much better chances to win lottery than to get your product manufactured from Davison’s invention.

    After I contacted Davison they told me that my idea would cost $8,000 and will take the engineers 3 months to work on bringing my product to life. It is a bit strange how Davison can afford to pay the engineer from $8,000 for 3 months, I am very sure that they will charge them more. I now understand that they will cannot afford engineers as ONLY 27 customers manufactured their product, out of almost HALF a million contacts that Davison made. Now it is clear that they do not work 3 months, but not even 3 days on your idea, all they do is spend 3 minutes to copyright a product and sell it to you. Leaving you scammed out of money.

    THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOO MUCH ALL OF YOU SAVING ME $8000

    Thanks you Jessica for this information and all of you who posted on here.

    If anyone agrees with me please comment below.

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    linda jones says:

    July 29th, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    i have been scammed for $7000
    i submitted an idea to Davison and they phoned me 100s of times and they said what a great idea, its a very very good idea. They send me lots of videos, lots of magazines to wheel me in and after that they asked me to pay $750 for patent searched. I paid that. They said my idea is unique. To make the idea how i want, in the same way i wanted it they told me to it will cost $9300 and in order to start the design I needed to pay to start $7000 so i paid $7000. After 2 months i received one picture with a product which already exists in the market and nothing, absolutely nothing did this design had to do with my idea. i told them NO, this is not what i paid for and they said ‘we did this because its very cheap to make’. I did not agree, they say that on the contract it states that we will choose the cheapest way to make the product, this is their argument. I cannot believe it and they said if you pant to make a prototype you have to pay another $2,300 and we will present it to a company. I said no because no one will manufacture this as the product that they claim to have designed already exists. I contacted the company who makes the original product that Davison claim to have designed but which they have stole and they say that it is copyrighting of our product and which has a patent. This whole process cost Davison only $23 to buy and sell to me for which I’ve paid $7750 for. What a mistake i cannot believe it! People who read this please don’t, DO NOT pay any money to them because what i experienced and what they have put me through makes me want to kill myself. The money, i borrowed it from bank, so i have to pay $10,000 back to them and ended up with no product, no money, no hope. Thank you Davison for ruining my life. I’m crying and writing right now.

    Whoever wants to contact me for more information please do not hesitate to contact me.you will not believe what they said before taking your money and after they take your money they completely change their attitude.
    My email is: linda_bss25@hotmail.com

    Barbara Browning from davison, hope you will die in a most painful way possible to human kind for what you did to me and so many other innocent people.

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    Judy says:
    September 29th, 2013 at 10:42 am

    NOLAN….. I agree with you, you should put your email address up so we can all work 2gether!! jdebro011660@yahoo.com

    jon says:
    August 13th, 2013 at 10:08 am

    davison is scam company, every one who paid money to davison should get refund,you just need to report here to FBI
    http://www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/fraud/internet_fraud
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    Alex says:
    July 30th, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Oooo my god what a story I’m so sorry what happen to you, I contact davison as well but the way they speak its a bit to good to be true I saw that contrat that , Davison has right to use any other product and client is agree to accept Davison advice
    Thanks for information Linda I was going to pay $3000 but after this nooo no way good luck Linda

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    Joyce says:

    July 28th, 2013 at 10:28 am

    I would like to join in on the lawsuit…I am only out $715.00…Ryan gave me a savings discount of $80.00.. lucky me…
    Anyway, he recently sent me the contract, asking for more money, thousands more… when I said I don’t think I could afford, he is now willing to charge only half that for a virtual picture..
    I’m out… I feel blessed in only losing the initial $715.00 and got to read all of this befor I invested thousands..
    but I’m in on the lawsuit if it helps others get their money back..
    mcgrawr@nep.net
    Joyce

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    ANTHONY says:
    October 18th, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    IM AT SAME LEVEL OF QUOTE UNQUOTE PROGRESSION, OUT $715 AND NEXT I GUESS THEY WILL BE ASKING FOR $1000′S MORE, SMFH! SHOULD’VE DONE HOMEWORK ON COMPANY ,REALLY MAD NOW, THX GUYS, I WILL KEEP U ALL POSTED

    jon says:
    August 13th, 2013 at 10:08 am

    davison is scam company, every one who paid money to davison should get refund,you just need to report here to FBI
    http://www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/fraud/internet_fraud
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    ervin says:
    July 29th, 2013 at 10:57 am

    same thing happen to me but i lost $5500
    i was hoping for the idea and when they send to me one picture and they said this is the design
    what a surprise even this picture had nothing to do with my idea and i told them this is not my idea and they told me on the contract agreement we have to do in the cheapest way and we did but there its not drawing no nothing just one picture what can i do i lost $5500 and they want other $3000 to make a prototype but i told them no that’s has nothing to do with my idea and i don’t want to invest more and they told me no refund and i end up with nothing

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    Jo says:

    July 25th, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Thanks everyone. Alvin Perkins from Davison called me today about my idea. I felt like my prayers had been answered. I see now that you, guys, are the answer. I would have signed the papers and sent “some” of the money-even though I really needed it to pay my bills. I do not have any extra money. Now, I will not answer the phone call tomorrow or I will tell this guy from Davison that I do not wish to pursue the idea with this company. I really appreciate your honesty. Thanks for stopping me from making a huge mistake with Davison. I am already broke, but I thought this company could really get my idea out there on the market so I could pay my bills. I really appreciate this information. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

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    Judy says:
    September 28th, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    good for you, as a FORMER EMPLOYEE, wondering if you were my rep., for the initial 795.. Then I got a call from RON who put a BIG title after his name and informed me you were no longer with the company (didn’t) say why, but told me he was the one who got you your job. sound like anybody familiar, I could have his name wrong, but that was the beginning of the end, when he started demanding my S.Security checks to get the ball rolling. SHAME SHAME SHAME. how do these people sleep at night????u

    GOD BLESSED you guys that got to see these comments before you went any further. I believe when I got the BBB reports on DAVISON 275 of 275 that filed reports, their was NOT one that was positive

    Joyce says:
    July 28th, 2013 at 10:31 am

    I too am so greatful that I read all these befor sending thousands more… I will not answer the phone or call back.. If we can all join together to get them to stop doing this, and get some of our money back, I’m in…

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    Carolina says:

    July 19th, 2013 at 9:43 am

    Danm I just told them my idea too! I was so excited they were interested in it but now after reading this Idk what to do I haven’t gave them money yet but I was going to. Now I’m sad! :(

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    Disappointedx2 says:
    July 22nd, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Run! These people are conmen and bullies.
    Took my money with nothing to show for it.
    But read their disclosure and the fine print, They make only 1% from actual successful ideas.
    All the rest of the income is suckering people in to pay them to make prototypes.
    There prototypes and packaging is equaling to something a first grader would make.

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    Cd says:

    July 16th, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    I had an idea i submitted with Davison. They contacted me through email and called me. It was a woman who gave me a time to have a phone meeting with her. When that phone meeting came she ask me about my idea and i told her it and she kept making sure my idea was cofidential. So after all that she then says she needs 750$ for a research fee, i then said i dont feel comfortable paying that right now and then there was a pause on the line for about 30 seconds and she came back and acted as if we lost service for a second. I immediately became suspicious. I dont think im answering anymore of their phone calls.

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    Oh my gosh!! says:

    July 10th, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Hello everyone…

    I am struggling to hold back tears for all of you. I to, tried to get a product prototype done years ago (early 90′s) by someone other than “Davison” and had the same results as you guys have had with Davison. But! I only lost a meager $300 back then!! Compared to what you guys have lost…it’s small potatoes!

    I was considering working with Davison but was apprehensive without further investigation because of the past experience I had just mentioned above. GOD bless you all for posting your experiences! You are preventing more casualties of this entities dishonesty by doing so! Thank you, thank you and thank you!!!

    Note to “Davison”…NO MATTER HOW LONG IT TAKES, IF YOU CONTINUE TO RIP FOLK OFF AND NOT MAKE RESTITUTION TO THOSE OF WHOM YOU HAVE RIPPED OFF, YOUR FALL WILL BE GREAT INDEED!!!! You reap what you sow and you can take that to the bank!!!!

    WA – 7-10-13

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    Gay Campbell says:
    September 27th, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Wow! I gave Davison 1700. I want my money back. I feel so bad about what they done to me and so many others. The debt people are in because of these money hungry theives. Shame on you all. Im in. How can I help. Please anyone contact me at gaycampbell357yahoo.com.

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    Todd says:

    July 9th, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    This is very disheartening to read. I have put roughly $1000 into my idea. After a year and many calls discussing my project, I was pretty convinced (to only minutes ago) to toss them the $10,000 more to make my project and start getting income from it. I know $1000 deep doesn’t sound like much as compared to other stories, but I sure want it back. The rep dealing with my project is Hasan Walker. Has anyone had experience with him?

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    Judy says:
    September 29th, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Todd and Gay, I had the same problem.

    Sherri, get out b4 they are really deep in your pocket, Davison is flat-out LYING to you, I understand your belief in your product, passion and dream, but if you GO-ON it’ll become your NIGHTMARE, check out the BBB, consumer affairs, and DAVISON INVENTION REVIEWS – LEGIT OR SCAMS!

    Sherry says:
    September 10th, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Hi Violet im working on a project with them too can you email me please sherry_paulino@yahoo.com

    Former employee says:
    August 27th, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Violet, the computers at Davison are set up so you can’t return emails. And ur there are over 150 directors of new products and all of them use the same ‘scripts, which they read on the various phone calls. Don’t invest a dime!!

    violet0479 says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    I’m working with Hasan right now… I’m freaking out as I’m reading all of this. I’ve been feeling weird about this whole thing but already paid the “discounted” $715. Hasan is nice, but not the most professional guy… I feel like he is just reading a sales pitch off of a card when i talk to him and he never responds to my e-mails.

    jon says:
    August 13th, 2013 at 10:09 am

    davison is scam company, every one who paid money to davison should get refund,you just need to report here to FBI
    http://www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/fraud/internet_fraud
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    Enver says:
    July 24th, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Hi,

    I am still dealing with Davison. I paid $6,000, and after 5 weeks they send me a product that it completely different to my idea and that particular product already exists. I told them that I don’t want that product and they told me that they will not be refunding my money. MY advise to you, DO NOT pay them another penny!!! they are fraudsters and make you think you have a brilliant idea just to get money out of you. I have records of all conversation between me and them (as they did not want to communicate via email) and am about to sue them. If you want more information contact me on erikbss@hotmail.com

  • Bianca says:

    June 20th, 2013 at 1:53 am

    Hi i have been speaking to someone by the name of Ted Morse Jnr. I live in South Africa and thought that this might be legit. I am really disappointed. Seeing so many people with negative stories about this company breaks my heart. I really believe that I have a really good idea and that this could really work for me. Is this company really phony? They requested me to pay $715 which is a lot of money if you convert it back into Rands. Can someone please assist me here.

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    Former employee says:
    August 27th, 2013 at 11:25 am

    The company’s is real but so is the fact they are professional scammers. If you don’t believe me insist they tell you hard numbers of how many people make more money than they invest, compared to how many people sign contracts with them??

    Graham Hill says:
    July 31st, 2013 at 8:06 am

    Hi Bianca.

    I am really glad I did some research before submitting my idea.
    Have you found any legit company?
    I am also from South Africa and are not aware of any company that offer that type of service over here.
    I have seen another one http://www.inventionhome.com/. has anyone dealt with them?
    My email-grahamh@ultra-litho.co.za if anybody has any good leads

    Thanks
    G Hill

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    Jerome I. Firtel says:

    June 13th, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    I had an idea that I thought that was unique. I contacted Davison. I spoke with one of them and they told me that my idea had potential. They provided me with lots of forms that included all kinds of legal documents that needed to be signed, plus telling me that I had to send them (upfront) $975.00 .That’s when I became very uncomfortable.

    I spoke with the person I was dealing with by telephone . This was when the s–t hit the fan! I asked him why I had to give Davison $975.00 up front. He came up with some flimsy answer that I didn’t buy.
    One thing led to another (with him yelling at me) and that was when I hung up on the SOB.

    How do these people live with themselves is beyond me.

    I’m not hurting for money but what about the poor person that will do just about anything to have his invention brought to market.
    SHAME ON THEM.

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    Former employee says:
    August 27th, 2013 at 11:33 am

    Jerome that’s why I didn’t work there very long, bc once I realized what was going on I couldn’t live w myself destroying people’s lives and crushing dreams. And employees are trained to yell and be forceful on the phone, it’s the Davison way…

    Loti says:
    June 18th, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Add me to the list, I am in to them for over $16,000. and they Barbara Browing told me on Friday thatshe was sorry that the company, although they liked my name and design, was going to pass on my product!!
    I NEVER received a proto-type of my product, just a 3 d design, which they say, is their their “proto-type” … this is what they present to the manufacturer>> no wonder we are denied??
    Count me in for a class action suit.. although I have already contacted my own attorney!!

    kenya Hundley says:
    June 14th, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Kenya hundley
    June 14 2013
    857pm

    I spoke with Davison today. They want 750 .thanks for the heads up.

    Holly Moore says:
    June 14th, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Hey there,
    I want to do a story on Davison in canada for the CBC. can you get in touch? 204-788-3210 or holly.moore@cbc.ca

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    A.P says:

    May 27th, 2013 at 10:15 am

    I would love to talk to anyone who is willing to tell me more about their story. I am just about to start the product development phase when Davison wants more of my money. HELP!!! I really believe in my idea. What other options are out there to get it on the ground?
    I am so broke and I need something to believe in!
    Thank you to everyone for be couragous enough to share your story!

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    crusheddream says:
    July 25th, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    I just got off the phone with a director of new products named Jackie. I too have paid the $715, to get ‘things going’. They are now asking for $1,100 or more for development of my idea. That amount was never even discussed, ever. I’ve looked through the prior documentation sent to me, and nothing is there. I’m really dissappointed. My husband has been unemployed for three months, and money is very tight. I can’t afford it. I will have to walk away having lost money I borrowed from my in laws. Anyone know of another lawsuit pending? I’d get in on that.

    Stephanie Swarts says:
    July 25th, 2013 at 1:27 am

    Hey A.P

    I am so broke too…lol.. But the whole upfront payment thing made me so uncomfortable that I wouln’t have paid a dime even if I had the money

    Please let me know if (when) you find us a company that could take our dreams further without shattering our hope

    Kind regards

    Stephanie Swarts (South Africa)

    ARIZONA says:
    May 30th, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Do not i repete do not give this company a penny more. At the beggining they tell you everything is a (yes) to get your money and after you pay them boy do they change and at the end the only thing that they will do is nothing but a printed picture that has nothing to do with the original idea that you begin with. Everything you read here is 100% true. At this point i recommend any one else but this crooks they got me for at least 15000 dollars. Its been 5 years that i been dealing with them and so far all i have is a printed picture that has or looks nothing like the origial agreement.

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    UNKNOWN says:

    May 20th, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    hey i almost got scammed or whatever by davisons too. I think we all should start going to their website and start summiting our bad reveiws and comments in the spot you summit your invention ideas to them at, under fake or real names. lol we should use their phone numbers instead or your own too. please do it everyone cus Im really mad at how high these guys got my hopes up to turn out to be a scamming let down. I think if we all did it they would have to shut down. at least it would hurt them and be sometype of revenge for them taking peoples money. I almost go fired because they said if I missed a call they wouldnt they to call me or work with me again so I walked out of work to take there call and got introble by my boss. My whole family thought less of me too for almost getting scammed.

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    Scammed by Davison says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 6:31 am

    WE have put a detailed complant in to the FTC
    https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/FTC_Wizard.aspx?Lang=en

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    Bill says:

    May 19th, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Too good to be true! You betcha’! I am too far along in my trek to sell my idea to let the have a dime to just contact companies…which I read here that they do not do anyway. There are some firms who offer good help- this is not one that I can tell.

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    Denise says:
    July 1st, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Could you recommend good firms?

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    Darthalee Araiza says:

    May 10th, 2013 at 2:08 am

    i know how you all feel too well. i sent my idea to davison and was ripped off. they sold my idea to a company with out even telling. i found my idea( product) in the store and to this day no return phone call. i have been lied to stolen from. it is a shame for a company as big as this to use people like us and to steal from us

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    Scammed by Davison says:

    May 2nd, 2013 at 2:25 am

    Well we are highly educated, professional business people and we were taken hook, line and sinker by Davison. We lost $30,000!!

    We have tried to work through Visa billing, and through our banks, making a detailed report through our bank dispute system, who took our side, but we lost! Davison have a very well-oiled legal team, it seems the dollars are made not in producing successful products, but in ripping off Ma and Pa Public.

    It is my strong view Visa should not be working with these people.

    We had three invention ideas, which we provided in great detail to Davison. We had just submitted these three ideas through their website, and they rang us the very next day.

    They talked up the ideas, told us how wonderful they were and how we would see our dream realised. They did all their work on the phone, with minimal emails.

    They said they had a strict timeline in production planning and so with us having discussed all three ideas with Davison, we could not now just turn around and submit and pay for them one by one. We would have to pay for all three at once.

    We thought carefully about the situation. We decided that as we had provided very detailed and thoroughly thought out concepts, we would be in good hands. Our products were developed in full light of our professional business experience.

    Davison took our very detailed professional ideas and turned them into – wait for it – blow up toy ideas!!!

    When we said we were not in the slightest bit interested in producing blow up toys, and we couldn’t understand how they could make blow up toys from our original concepts, they said, ‘well that’s the contract then, we’ve done what we undertook to do, and you have decided not to go any further’.

    As they had made all their undertakings verbally, apparently there was no record of their promises, and our case fell over because of this. The only thing left for us is for us to sue, but of course it is good money after bad, and Davison is extremely clear about that.

    Davison is very definitely underhand. STEER CLEAR.

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    Former employee says:
    August 27th, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    With only 27 successes in 23 years, they most def make their money from people who invest an fail, not successful products

    Scammed by Davison says:
    May 21st, 2013 at 6:28 am

    We spoke to the head of the company. The conversation with the head of the company is very much the same as previous conversations with other company representatives. As in: they talk, you must listen. We were having the conversation with Davison’s head, Frank Vescio, and yet there was very little interest in our perspective at all. There were only the rehearsed lines, the aggressive ‘sell’ that we got from the start.
    With a feeling of despair, we signed off on the travesty of our best idea, which Davison had botched terribly (deliberately?). We felt, having nothing to lose, we should attempt to ‘co-operate’, setting out (yet again) very clear paremetres of how the product needed to be improved and changed.
    The company wrote back that they would not move on that approved product until we signed off on the other two!
    Perhaps they are concerned about the FTC after all. We have put in a complaint.

    Deborah says:
    May 2nd, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    I just got off the phone with J.L. from Davison with whom always starts off his conversation with me stating I am very limited on time and can only allow you 10 minutes But!they are extremely interested in my invention idea and want to work with me. This invention could be my life and future and when they are thrusting contracts and wanting money after 2 phone calls that should be a red flag.
    After reading their contract I said this would need revised for me to do business and because money wasn’t coming fast enough J.L.says I no longer have a good idea. Well I have a Very Good Idea..
    After every conversation I immediately get an obvious scripted email because No one can type that response in a matter of seconds. After our last conversation and him saying I think you should look elsewhere I get an immediate email Please reconsider Davison. They have called every day for a week and numerous emails and videos but be skeptical because as I wrote to them I believe our hard earned dollars are going towards them sitting on a beach in Hawaii and our Invention Ideas are dust in the wind to them.. Do you think collectively we could all help You?? Reading the reviews there is a bad one every day. There must be a way to shut them down.

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    Justin says:

    April 30th, 2013 at 9:50 am

    I haven’t paid ny fees yet, but its a good thing that I didnt because I was about to invest money into this company to get my idea moving. Thanks to everyones reviews that I read I can avoid becoming a victim. Thanks everyone.

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    Karen says:
    June 1st, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Yea me too!! They just called me last week only one day after submitting my idea and I was immediately skeptical as soon as he said something about money and how much it would cost to get started! So glad I decided to do some research on this company. I will not be giving them any money at all and have block future emails from them!
    Thanks so much for everyone’s info. Good luck getting your money back

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    Tanner says:

    April 27th, 2013 at 12:43 am

    I initially submitted an invention idea during 2009 and they wanted an initial payment of $795 dollars to begin the process of my product.

    It is now April 26, 2013 and they are recontacting me stating that they have 1 or 2 companies interested in my product. They additionally would be asking from 1k to 15k to get the project off the ground.

    I got suspicious and found this site. Thanks to all of you guys, I have dodged a bullet.

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    Justin says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 9:43 am

    Thanks for posting this because I submitted an idea to them and was about t pay money towards it. Thanks to yu and me doing research, I can pull out before I become one of their victims. Thanks!

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    Lady j says:

    April 24th, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Thank everyone for your comments. I received a call from Jeff v.p of marketing several times. I almost gave in but my fiancé did his homework on this company to find out they scam people for money. Yes after speaking with them you really believe in what they are saying. I’m sorry for everyone that has taken such a big financial loss with this so call company. It’s because of your stories that help others like me before making the same mistakes. It’s sad we can’t seem to trust anyone. I went to see a patent atty who is on the list from the patent office and he wanted me to give him power of atty over my invention. I went running out fast and later told my fiancé about my meeting with this atty and he was livid. He calmly explained to me what to watch out for and we will follow the steps and do it ourselves. Even good patent attys will bill you over and over to keep making money. I’m still doing my research on how to myself. No one wants to throw away there money to strangers.

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    Stan says:

    April 19th, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    I had the same experience! Thank you all for your reviews before my wife & I made a horrible mistake trying to work w/ these people.

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    Cathy Carroll says:

    April 10th, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    I was recently contacted by Mr. Michael Bathory from Davison, after indicating that I had some ideas for “inventions” on line.
    Mr. Bathory called me several times telling me what a great company Davison is and how they help people like me with ideas. After speaking to him 3 or 4 times he sent me the “contracts” etc via e-mail. I couldn’t believe that this man was looking forward to me sending him $789. and signing my life away before I checked out the man by name and the Company..I didn’t have to go far.

    I feel so badly for people who are “scammed out of money”. My husband & I are retired and my husband works full time. I even mentioned this to Mr. Bathory when he brought up the subject of money up front. He laughed with me when I mentioned that “retirement is a joke”..

    Well, I’m awaiting his next call tomorrow morning around 10am. I can’t wait to bring up these comments by people who have been robbed of their money. It’s happened to me before, not with Davison, but by another online scam! I won’t be fooled again..

    Thank You Everyone for your stories. I wish you luck and will pray that nobody else will fall for it..

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    Holly Moore says:
    June 14th, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Hey there,
    I want to do a story on Davison in canada for the CBC. can you get in touch? Looking for stories right away!
    204-788-3210 or holly.moore@cbc.ca

  • darren huk fooled by no one says:

    April 10th, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    my rating is based on these comments, yesterday i was called about my idea and was told down the phone that it was an amazing idea that could not go wrong, i was sent out the contract to read over and sign . i’v just noticed reading this page that everyone is an american citizen where as im NOT . i live in Glasgow (scotland) . but yes i’ve noticed after 3 calls from the davison company i’ve realised that they are in fact following a script coning vulnerable people into paying a sign up fee on 715$ which is 550£ in sterling which isnt a life savings but is a lot of money to people like all of us that probably dont have millions saved away or we wouldnt bother trying to invent new and wonderful inventions for a little extra cash or to make millions !

    DAVISON must be stopped i’ve read too many sob stories about the company and how there promises have never happened , its weird people saying a small majority of people have had there inventions put in stores but i personally havent heard of any of them ? can some make a list of inventions that had been started up with the 90% – 10% davison group ? no me either ! probable one of the biggest scam companies out there ! lies and theifs >>> DO NOT GET INVOLVED <<< thank you everyone who stopped me from paying them a penny and my sympathies go to all those who lost big and small through these con artists ! peace out from SCOTLAND GLASGOW

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    Stephanie Swarts says:
    July 25th, 2013 at 2:04 am

    Oooh loved that accent!

    Eh! You were one of the clever ones who did your homework before hand just like me… Do let me know if (when) you find a company out there who can take our dreams further without shattering our hopes

    Stephanie (South Africa)

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    Janet says:

    April 9th, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Don’t trust Davison for your idea/invention. They just want your money! Contact BBB, attorney generals office, FBI, etc.

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    Joseph Mahoney says:
    April 9th, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Stay Faw Away from this company !!!! Just recieved so much bullshit packed into dvd’s it’s simply rediculous! They didn’t do anything, all information given to me for the $800 I spent, is available to anyone on the internet. All they did was put it in some fancy dvd case and say it was my project.

    Joseph Mahoney

    info@mjtaxidermy.com

    Group together, These guys need another lawsuit against them. Obviously the first 20+M in 2006 wasn’t enough!

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    DiAnna Bennett says:

    April 4th, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Ron,

    My name is DiAnna, I got involved with Davison in November 2010, when my handicap son moved home, he was total care and I needed to come up with a method to help make that easier, I was so excited and then to see nothing happening. My youngest son was helping me, he passed away in January 2012 and then I took over all the paper work and phone calls with Davison, and suddenly it accursed to me I had not heard from them in some time, finally in August 2012 I got a call telling me not to send in my patent, to hold off and he (Christopher Roche) would get back with me. Again nothing until I called him in February 2013, which he then tells me I’m in the hands of legal and should of heard from them and would have them call me, again nothing until this month when I called them, first leaving a message then calling them back and speaking to a Barbara Browning, who says everything is in order and set a time and date to call me back and let me know where things stand, seems a little double talk to me. After getting off the phone with her I decided to see if there was complaints on this company, and that’s when I found this site. I also have a cousin (Linda) I found out was also involved with Davison, we are both willing to get involved with any case you are working with, I so wish my research was done before I was out thousands of dollars, but I was not in the right frame of mind to think of fraud then.

    Thank you for your time’
    DiAnna Bennett
    DBwetandwild@gmail.com

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    Mammie says:

    April 1st, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    The Davidson representative provides motivational conversations until they get all the fees for supposedly developing your idea and getting it to Leviton top manufacture. Then the representative you were initially working with turns you over to someone you can’t even pronounce their name to eventually tell you that the manufacturer does not want to procees with taking the product to market. It should be something done with this company taking poor people of their lifely earnings to eventually slam the door in their face after months of making one believe your idea is a good one and will soon be on the market.

    This is a hokes of a business for certain. What I don’t understand if the federal government had already fined them once why are they still in business take even more people down a false hope road?

    Something needs to be done with this suppose to be business. If they took me for about $12,000 can you imagine how much they are receiving on an annual basis from poor people like me?

    Something needs to be done.

    Devastated widow!!!!

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    Nikki says:

    March 30th, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    I began working with Davison exactly a year ago. I was referred to them by a friend who was working with them as well. She had nothing but nice things to say about the company. Of course she did, They are very nice….and great at persuading the consumer to do anything. Well…$17,000 dollars and one year later, I have a picture of a prototype of a product that has nothing to do with my original idea what so ever. I am doing alot of research and finding alot of shady information about this company. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE THIS COMPANY ANY MONEY! THEY DO NOT DESERVE IT

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  • Chewy says:

    March 27th, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Thank you all, im glad i read this before dealing with them.

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  • ramiro says:

    March 27th, 2013 at 9:46 am

    my e mail is herre77@msn.com, I lost so much money with this company Iam in Arizona thank you.

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    peggy bridges says:

    March 22nd, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    i have had my experiences with Davison but they did not get any money out of me. i had the good sense thank God to check them out. i have a friend that’s a lawyer and i asked him to read the contract they sent me wanting 795 up front so they could find a company that would put my invention on the market. well that led me to here. thank you so very much for all your information i am very grateful i did not give any money yet. i am disabled and on social security disability i was going to borrow the money from a family member. i’ll even bet someone has already thought of my invention maybe has a patent on it i’m so grateful.

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    Marc says:
    March 23rd, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    Hi Peggy.

    I have submitted an idea and paid $680.00 to have Davison to now tell me they have a company to manufacture my product. They now say I will have to come up with more money shortly to continue, I am I am starting to have seconds thoughts on this, any other things you can let me know about? Who have you dealt with there?

    Thanks,

    Marc.

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    kristin quinn says:

    March 22nd, 2013 at 9:39 am

    I just summited an idea and as soon as i was asked to put a huge amount of money i did not have and got suspicious..any moneys up front sounds like a scam no matter where it is…and i do not believe there are any reputable companys out there…you have to figure out a way to market your product yourself…buy books about it at your local book store and learn…there is a way to do it yourself!!!!! and for those who want to do that class action suit..please do it and dont give up!!! THEFT BY DECEPTION!!!!!!! GO FOR IT!!!!!

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    kristin quinn says:
    March 22nd, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Its me again..i couldnt help reading all the people who signed contracts with these scam artists..you know when you sign one of those its to protect both parties not just the ones who built the contract…to make a long story short, if the so called company didnt do what they said they were going to do..and its apparent that all they wanted was more and more money but still didnt do any of what they said they were going to do in the so called contract..in order for that contract to be valid..those poor people who gave them thousands of dollars would of by now im sure have their ivnention on the market by now..and if its not and you should know by now that it will NEVER get marketed…the contract in null and void!!!! i’ve been reading a lot of law books for FREE…LOL..and i also know by reading FREE books from the neighborhood libray that myself and all of you can do this marketing thing all by yourself…patent and all!!

  • Frikie says:

    March 20th, 2013 at 2:28 am

    Hi thanks alot guys also discused my idea with them was shocked to see all the complaints, have to agree that everthing sounds to good to be true was wondering if it is possible that they can steal your idea and wheter anyone knows of a reliable company.

    Thanx

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  • wayne says:

    March 17th, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Thanks for all the advice cause I was getting ready to proceed with my invention and it is a shame how people take advantage of people who are trying to better themselves they will not get a blessing from that and they sure not going to get my money I have a child and I can’t afford to give it away so thank all of u

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    Michelle says:

    March 13th, 2013 at 10:13 am

    So if Davison is so bad, where can we turn to get our ideas made? Anyone know a reputable company that can help make your invention become reality?

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    Rita Daniels says:

    March 12th, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Im soo disappointed right now,,,

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  • RON CRAIG says:

    March 7th, 2013 at 1:23 am

    Over the past 12 years i have lost well over 12 grand due to the fraudulent operations of davison inventions company. They recently canceled my contract with them because i contacted the company that they had told me my material was being reviewed by. I found out that davison had not in fact contacted them and they were not reviewing my material. I can prove everything many of which falls in line with so many other stories that i just read through.

    Davison failed to produce my product according to my original design, fooled me into signing the go ahead paper work because they had someone that wanted to look at it right now. Being gullible and greedy, i went along with it. They hit my visa card for an extra 8 grand then conned me with the thought that if i believed in my product, that although davison had made a mistake on the charge, the truth of the matter is, that they needed the money to make things happen for me. They lost my material, stole my materials, did not make the product that i designed, lied to me, losts my materials again, charged me many times to repackage my product to move to new companies and would never show me just what my product looked like so i could help them.

    Finally i had to shut it down and when i received my material and witnessed just what they had built for me, i was totally shocked because the damn thing would never work in a million years. I built my own unit for showing, told them after reviewing a phony book that they sent me of my product that had nothing in it but downloaded crap from the internet with nothing in it about my invention which showed total fraud on their part. I complained to the then vice president name of frank viesco who checked thru my files and found out that yes indeed, i had them by the short hairs and he then agreed to give me what i needed, meaning complete and open communications, total openness and honesty and agreed to show my product to three companies at no additional charges.

    Boy howdy was i ever fooled once again, these people are total professional con experts. They deal with your needs and know that they have us where they want us to be. I was a total fool in believing them and now its time for all us little people to gather together in a common effort and put it to them. I am going to send out emails to those that have left theirs in an effort to try and get together. I left word to a gentleman name of roman, he seems to have already attempted to organize the effort lets try and get something started right away…Email me as your time permits…Ron craig at……Roncraig02@msn.Com Thank you….Ron

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    Holly Moore says:
    June 14th, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Hey there,
    I want to do a story on Davison in canada for the CBC. can you get in touch? 204-788-3210 or holly.moore@cbc.ca.. curious about what happened to you..

    Nikki says:
    March 30th, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Hi ron! I am out $17,000.00 and a small product that can be sold in a store when my original idea was a commercial product. They chopped and blocked my whole idea. I was also put into contact with frank vescio and was told the same thing. My email is Nikkarella@msn.com. I also put a complaint in with the federal trade commission. I would suggest everyone do that.

    Ohhhh… And Carol…..I had the same exact thing happen to me only with different names. This is not coincidence! This company is awful!

    Carol says:
    March 19th, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Rita run while you still can!

    Carol (Carolrtr@comcast.net) says:
    March 19th, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Ron

    I too have been scammed of my hard earned money. I like you Ron have cut all ties with my contract and in going any further with this company. I have sent up two conference calls with Mr. Vesico, whom has canceled one and blown off the other. I have wasted more time and more money with this company, let alone alot of heartache.
    Lastnight I worked the overnight at my hospital and received a computer generated emal immediately after midnight from one only “Leo Petrulli” will include this email below:

    Hello Carol,

    I wanted to take a minute to introduce myself. I’ve been assigned the important responsibility of assisting you. The individual you were communicating with previously is no longer with the company, but rest assured, I have your entire file and will be personally guiding your idea through the Davison Inventing Method™

    Carol, I’d like to speak with you to formally introduce myself and so we can stay on track with the idea.

    Call or email me at your earliest convenience with a preferred telephone number of where I can reach you.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Creatively Yours,

    Leo Petrulli

    Managing Senior Director of New Products

    DAVISON | RIDC Park | 595 Alpha Drive | Pittsburgh, PA 15238

    866-Davison ext. 50003 | Fax: 412-967-0794

    International: 412-967-0124

    Well Mr. Petrulli did not do his homework, he is one of the two people I am filing my complaint against. He has NOT listened to a thing I have said, he speaks over me and is down right rude. Stating “Why do you want a piece of the pie, when you can have the whole pie”? (If I hear that again I swear I will be sick) The problem their pie, has nothing to do with my pie (so to speak). They have sent me 2 computerized drawings that my middle school son could have done on photoshop, NO EXCUSE ME my son could have done a better job! They have taken my idea and turned it all around,it is NOTHING like what I wanted. Any supposed “major corporation” whould laugh at this. I am so angry all I want is my money back, I too have shut down ties with this company. I will not sign another damn thing. I am over 10,000.00 in the hole.
    Please feel free to contact me, my husband and I have an appointment with a attorney today.

    Rita Daniels says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    I just paid $715 to them… and now I am reaing this and it makes me sick….. I want my money back now. I talked to Joseph today and he told me that it was going to cost me more money in about 2-3 weeks because now they are working on the Portfolio,,,, Damn, damn, damn them….

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    ron says:

    March 7th, 2013 at 12:03 am

    Well im glad I read all of these reviews and saved time and money. Thanks guys…for the ones who have been scammed, You all should defiantly take law suit actions, hearing all of these reviews im sure you all could make a good case

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    Mario says:

    March 6th, 2013 at 2:02 am

    My appologies … Davison

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    Mario says:

    March 6th, 2013 at 1:59 am

    All i can say is this, what proof do u or me have that Davison has the expertise to develop any ones ideas in any given case… my idea for example requires extensive knowledge of electronics…. why should any one trust them to know how to develop anything?
    Think about that before presenting your idea to any one…
    Why do they take so long to develop any ideas ?
    Think……….

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    Kicker says:

    February 28th, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    I just spoke with Ryan and the drive was all about my initial “deposit” of $795.00 due before any work would be started on my project. That is how you get swindled, “Money up front” means that not only do they NOT believe in your product, they are not willing to invest their resources in order that you might find a profitable partnership. The bulk of their capital is seeming to come from the inventors and not from the inventions themselves. This is a huge bureaucratic red flag that will only lead you to destruction in my opinion. Then after I said “No thank you, I can’t afford it”, they send me an email with this is the subject line;
    Subject: YOUR DECISION TO SAY NO TO GETTING THE Boot Lock IN FRONT OF CORPORATIONS THAT HAVE PRODUCTS ON STORE SHELVES

    Content:Hello Kicker,
    Did you know that every single thing that has been invented and created throughout human history began with one thought? From that one thought, an idea was made and transformed from a concept to a tangible item.
    Your idea needs you right now. I can remember when I was working on my first idea. I truly had no clue as to how I was going to develop it, but I had faith and envisioned a future where my ideas would become real and help people.
    Little did I know that I would eventually invent the world’s first economical way to invent and develop not only my own inventions, but the ideas of other people and major corporations, as well.
    It all started with a little faith and belief. If you can see the outcome of your idea in your mind, our team is ready and enthusiastically willing to help you. If you can’t see your idea becoming real–if it doesn’t keep popping into your head from time to time–then this probably isn’t something that is right for you. I’ve learned that some of my ideas, like the ones in the stores today, and the idea for my creative work environment, Inventionland, kept calling out to me. I simply trusted my instincts and believed in my ideas.
    Please call Ryan OConnor at 1.866.328.4766 EXT :50039 and let us know if you still believe in Boot Lock.
    Creatively Yours,
    G Davison
    Founder
    DAVISON | RIDC Park . 595 Alpha Drive | Pittsburgh, PA 15238
    866-Davison ext. 50039 | Fax: 412-967-0794
    International: 412-967-0124
    (I have adjusted the spacing but otherwise this is the email in its entirety.)

    My reply:
    I would like to take the opportunity to correct the subject title of this email. I am not at all saying NO to getting my product seen by corporations, I am saying no to paying upfront fees. Maybe I am spoiled by the entertainment business but as the person with the idea to begin with, and with the potential of getting this product created, and also expressing UPFRONT that I have no capital to invest other than my time (perspiration) and mind, then there was nothing left to discuss. I am extremely interested in seeing my product(s) on store shelves and I am also extremely interested in the potential that this product can have if marketed to the right industry. However, I am not a corporation at this time. I don’t have the financial means to back my own invention(s) and therefore came to you and your company for that thing you are selling to the American people…the American Dream. The other product could not have been properly invented without some of today’s technologies and therefore if presented in the right markets would positively create a product for a new kind of customer. I would love to have a team that would help in the success of these products and even more so love to do so without comments like yours that are blatantly wrong.
    In addition I have read some pretty daunting reviews about your company and while I can greatly appreciate the seemingly few who pass through your process with success, there seem to be far more with false promises, empty pockets, and shaken awaken dreams. I hope that your integrity supersedes your greed and that this devil called Money is not the only thing in which you can claim your happiness.
    Kindest Regards,’
    Kicker

    If there is a legitimate company out there and that company offers inventors a chance to get their products and ideas from the drawing board, to the store, and everything in between then I would encourage you to contact some of the people scorned and scarred by these “Industry Professionals” that continue to steal from good hardworking individuals who just may have succeeded in “building a better mousetrap”.

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    Roman says:

    February 26th, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Well, it seems that there are a lot of complaints with this company – if things do not turn out right for me with this company – I say lets all get together and file a law suit. I live in Arizona and will post my phone number on craigslist – I still did not get the first example that was promised two weeks ago – Hell with this Communistic promises to deliver services but no results. I advise for everyone to keep records with Davidson. I will also create a website for all that have been scammed to post their information so all date can be collected and passed on to a Law suite. Hell no, we all work hard to support our families and this crap will not happen. Hmm a newspaper ad would also do great or post a video on Youtube explaining Davidson crappy work get people together. I might do that also. So look for me on Youtube :).

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    Joseph Mahoney says:
    March 26th, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Include me in on any suit! Currently working with them but pulling out! What a run around. Out $795 which is little compared to many that I have read here, wow! Much like many others I read, got a call from Joseph Love this morning seems they lost a diagram I had sent them ( hmm where did I hear that before) Think these people play by a script. I can’t even imagine the shit they are going to send me after reading all this…….I agree with all of you above, if we all get together there has to be something we can do? How many more will be scammed out of hard earned dollars ugh!

    email: info@mjtaxidermy.com

    Joseph Mahoney

    RON CRAIG says:
    March 7th, 2013 at 12:48 am

    Please take a moment to contact me concerning davison inventions etc…I like your idea of forming a group for a major lawsuit in hopes of some recovery of funds…My email address is…. Roncraig02@msn.Com I have lost over 12 grand….Ron
    Ps…I have a story that will rock you….Also have had dealings with your Barbra Browning, i have a 12 year long experience with these crooks and can prove fraud one hundred percent.

    jessi says:
    February 27th, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Carol, that’s the same thing they did to me it doesn’t look nothing like the original idea that we agree on at the beginning and they will not change it to what i paid for over 12.000.00 Roman good job count me in for any class action. thank you

    Carol says:
    February 27th, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Roman,
    In the contract it states that you can not be involved in a class action suit. However if enough people jump on the band wagon and contact F.T.C. this company hopefully could be put out of business. I will not sign approval for my product idea because it is NOTHING like what my invention is about. I was told yesterday by Barbara Browning @ Davison that unless I approve their product my file will be placed on hold. I hired them to work with me and help me produce my product. The company is nothing but a huge scam ripping off people of their hard earned cash.
    Good luck you will need it!

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    A.B.V. says:

    February 22nd, 2013 at 12:03 am

    Just prior to sending the first $6,290. My investor dug deeper on Davison only to find so very many unhappy,even enraged customers/victims. My Rep. is obviously just a salesman who I now know was full of inaccuracy, even lies as to the reputation of this company.I’m sure most folks with an idea are convinced it is their idea that will find it’s way to market and make them rich,but it is now painfully obvious nice folks are being bilked out of their hard earned money. Thank you all again,and do your idea yourself. I am. God bless

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    one of your scammed customers says:
    February 24th, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Mr. Davison how can you do this to all your customers? One of these days someone is going to lose it and do something stupid! You and your company are the perfect example of why people do inappropriate things to dishonest people and companies!

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    skotty says:

    February 20th, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    I am out and I still have my $$$. Thanks!

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    maykel lopez says:

    February 20th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    i allmost made the same mistakes i think im in it for 800.00 after reading this i am out . and looking to collect my money.

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    Carol says:

    February 19th, 2013 at 9:41 am

    Please contact me if anyone knows of a class action lawsuit that is currently in effect. I have been riped off royally. Do not trust these slime bags. I wonder how they can look at themselves in the mirror let alone sleep at night. I am now in the hole for close to 11,000.00. They will not modify my design to what I want, It is a one way street.
    PLEASE DO NOT TRUST THIS COMPANY. Do your research and look online at the federal trade commisions reports on Davison. Do not make the same mistake as we did. It is costly one!
    Carolrtr@comcast.net

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    jess says:
    February 19th, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    they did the same thing to me we need to do something with this clowns

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    Jessica says:

    February 10th, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Davidsons inventions works like this.
    Everyone has an idea that they THINK is their own.
    Davidson wont tell you even if they KNOW its been done before.(Try them out with a common idea).They ask you, how did you manage to think of that?This is to make you feel clever so when they ask you for the first deposit of the small fee,you will be confident as you pay them your money.They should be in Jail honestly.

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  • Randyman says:

    February 1st, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    I am so glad I decided to research this company before I went any further!! I have an come so far with this company to the point where I am to sign their contract and pay my $795 dollar fee for research and background checks.. The lady that is supposed to be part of research and development is who I’ve been workin with and she is as nice as can be! But after reading all of these reviews I can’t believe this place is a scam and is still doing business with the American public!! What an eye opener!! Thank you so much guys!!

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  • Abed says:

    January 28th, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Hello to all,

    WOW!!! Thanks for all the eye opening information. I’m actually shocked and great full to know because I was about to pursue an invention idea with Davison.

    Does anyone know of a reliable company that can help my idea become a product? Please advise ASAP.

    Thanks all!

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    geo says:

    January 25th, 2013 at 10:17 am

    what r you saying? Im at the point of no return. am I under a contract to pay? they want 14000.00 now? I have no money I said. r you interested in moving forward? dont you want to make money? i have investors who will pay them. If this is a scam who will pay that money back? Im lost. what will i do to repay if this fails? or should i just lick my wounds and move along? what will i do?

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  • Kim says:

    January 22nd, 2013 at 11:17 am

    All i can stutter is OMG…..i just got my first phone call from them…..it was scary because i didnt recognize the number so i declined the call three times…..they call back again and i answered…..very upset because i thought it was annoying telemarketing person…….but after reading all of this……thank you so much everyone for taking the time to post your experiences…..being a single mom of two is hard enough and to have people scam money from my thin pockets to make theirs thicker is not going to come from me. I will keep my ideas and just wait……

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    Amy says:

    January 21st, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Can the above people wanting to get a lawsuit against these people please contact me at Twrrc@ymail.com. And I’m involved with an invention they have an are meant to be pursuing to put on the shelf this year .. I’m outraged and wish we knew this earlier

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    Carol says:
    February 4th, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Please include me in this as well my email is Carolrtr@comcast.net.
    They have $10,000.00 of my $$$ I am not receiving any call backs and I am VERY concerned!

    DK says:
    January 23rd, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    any class action movement please reach out…thankfully not out as much as some…but still interested in trying to recoup what I shelled out. What a sham and a disappointment… dkrane01@ymail.com

  • Badger says:

    January 16th, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    I was thinking of going with this company but after reading the reviews I think I will not. Now I’m worried that I may have said to much about my idea. With it being a very simple idea they could have it on the market in a week from what was told! Should I have any fear of them stealing my invention? Thanks to anyone with a reply!

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    Dawnna says:
    March 16th, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    This is from their website:

    I submit my idea to Davison confidentially. Davison will not use, disclose, license or sell this idea without my express written permission. I believe that I am the original inventor of the submitted idea. I acknowledge that Davison monitors and records telephone calls for quality assurance. I will not send Davison materials or prototypes that I want returned because Davison will not return any materials submitted to it by me concerning my idea. Davison does not evaluate product ideas and does not represent that any idea will be licensed, patented or profitable. By initialing and clicking below, I submit my idea.

    If you submitting your idea online.

    robin price says:
    February 20th, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    rubyred14327@yahoo.com i’m in email me too

    robin price says:
    February 20th, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    thank God i look on this page before i gave my 795.00 they were on my 3rd call tomorrow it just didn’t feel right when he ask me how bad do i want it well not bad enough to give u money like that no way using people and the t.v show that keep put them on it yes i agree a lawsuit for them too for helping them knowing that this is a scams we all need to have some legal actions against them for taking our money and playing on our feelings

  • kathie says:

    January 15th, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Not going to do it, noway!!!!! They are not getting my $$$ just got off the phone with them. Call back Friday then i’ll tell them where to go…

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    Ed Miller says:

    January 15th, 2013 at 5:51 am

    Same is happening to me. I want my $6000 back. I would be interested in class action as well.
    E-mail:emillermansfield@aol.com

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    linda says:
    January 23rd, 2013 at 11:02 am

    would also be interested in a class action. we are up to over $10,000.00 , gone, and just heard from Davison wanting more to contact another prospective company, over a year of waiting to hear if 1st company could sell, and said no, bull.please e-mail w/info of any class action. robison29@yahoo.com thank you

    Jamie says:
    January 22nd, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    I also have invested over $18000 with Davison w no return! I want n on any class action suit. Email me w info. Jamie.nold@yahoo.com.

  • dan020350 says:

    January 15th, 2013 at 1:03 am

    I’m wondering should i start my own legit honest ethical invent your idea practice …………….

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    Roman says:
    March 3rd, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    Sure, you should !!! If you take care of your customers with honesty, they will come back – you have them for life. Their minds will be constanly inspired to develope new ideas. But in Davidson’s case, once you are burned the first time – one will not come back. :(

  • tina johnson says:

    January 12th, 2013 at 6:51 am

    I felt something was fishy about this company…Thanks because my ideas I will figure it out myself…

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  • pat says:

    January 11th, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    im writing to see if there is a reputable company to send my idea to.please if anyone has a company they trust

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    Rae says:

    January 10th, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    I have been talking to a representative from this company, and today he to me about the $800 fee, and said if I would do it this week I could receive an $80 discount. I then read these stories, and now I will defiantly not go for it! Thank you!!!

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    Eric says:

    January 4th, 2013 at 9:21 am

    I cant believe all this that i am reading! I have had all great interactions with this company! Believe me i have dealt with a lot of different companies in this industry as i have had a lot of ideas! I believe everyone here has unrealistic expectations that their idea is the best ever and it will make them a million dollars! if thats the case dont pursue it! it will never turn out that way. But if you are looking at the best shot at a license product, Davison is the way to go! Pursing an idea is risky! Davison told me that. they never told me i had a good idea and that i would make money. They told me they were offering me a chance to get my idea in front of a corporation to IF they would like it. Nothing more, nothing less. Isn’t this what we all want??? to have the finished product reviewed by someone who matters? I cant do this one my own. and alot of companies out there do not provide that. I would love to hear from all these people after they have dealt with other companies because believe me they would be calling and apologizing in hopes that Davison would help them again!

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    Dan Johnson says:
    May 6th, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Eric, if you had such a great experience with Davison what product of yours did they bring to market? Did you only pay $800.00? You sound like someone who works for the company or is related to them in some way? This company is clearly a ripoff. I have turned them in under the CAN-SPAM Act. These people will never learn because there are way to many suckers out here. It’s easy money for them. The email they send out has a PO box in Wyoming? WTF?

    I have over 22 inventions I have brought to market, from automobile accessories to consumer electronics. The best advice I can give is find someone local who can make your prototype for you, and have them sign a non disclosure agreement. After you have your working prototype use the internet to find manufactures that sell similar products. Contact them and try and get a meeting to show your product. If you get a company interested in your invention be humble and don’t ask for some crazy amount of $$$ you won’t get it. On my first 2 inventions I only got 12% of the profit. Not bad for not doing anything but coming up with the ideas.

    Most company’s won’t use your invention because it was not invented in-house. If you have a good invention don’t be a greedy person or you will never see a dime.Yes it would be great to have one idea and it makes you rich, but the problem lies that you need other people to make it happen. Who’s not happy with 12% of a million dollars a year? That’s 120K a year! Do your homework the internet is a great tool. You can do your own patent look-ups for free, also google your idea to see if there is already a similar product on the market.

    I hope this helps, feel free to post any questions you might have and I will be glad to help if I can. Sorry to read about so many people getting scammed…

    Roman says:
    February 26th, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    So far it has been a great experience for me also but in fact before I send them almost $5000 I also asked if my idea will really work on the market. I was assured that it will be great- promises promises. If things do turn out great then I will give them one more idea, one slice of pie at a time. Yes, ideas take a long time to develop but if things are the same as all that have written about this company then they have to pay back – will not let this one go away – hell no !!!!! It will be time to fight back.

    Roman

    PS IF they start telling you that they are really busy and can not call you back then that is a red light for me.

    Kathryn L Wagner says:
    February 8th, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Thank you for your comment. After reading all the negative comments I thought I had made a big mistake by accepting their offer to get my product out there. I of course did not send them thousands of dollars but I did have to send them $715 to get things started. was I wrong in doing that?

    miro says:
    February 7th, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    missi,mark&erik can you explain why davison was order to pay all that money back

    maria says:
    January 22nd, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    did you get your idea out there and did you put $800 to them?? how did it work

    Mark says:
    January 13th, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    I have read alot of these and my experience im happy with my relationship with davison and it does state only 13 percent will ever make it . so its a risk , but what is life with out risk . so to all who have tried and failed move aside and let us make our own mind up , and if my idea dont come to life then at least a took achance in life . and eric thank you regards mark

    missy says:
    January 11th, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Thank you so much Eric…..I am also represented by Davison, and I have had nothing but great interaction with the company. I also feel like people look for instant success without reading the fine print, when in actuality you have to realize indenting does not come easy in todays world. Sometimes thinking simple is more complex. (if you were confused by that last statement……point proven)…..good luck Eric..

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    Diane Laplante says:

    January 3rd, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    They ripped me off of 15,000. six years of my life and of a great idea. Diane Laplante

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    maria says:
    January 22nd, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    $15000 how in the wod did they get you for that, let me guess more money more and more,they said i could start for free months later they said id have to pay payments like 200
    then 4 months went by i couldnt come up w money for them they didnt do a thing ,a lady called and said
    “so Maria i take it your not sereous about your invention,”.
    I said “yes i am but i cant come up with money bla bla bla, i said how much she said its 850 or somwhere around that,
    no jerks!!

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    ruben says:

    January 3rd, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    i just sent them 700 dollars for my idea lets see what happens ill stay inn touch

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    MBS says:
    January 29th, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Hi there,

    actually I am going to send them money tomorrow would you please inform me what happen to u and what I have to do because I am on low budget and this money is all my family have!So tell me what happen to you thanks a lot
    M

  • Martha says:

    January 3rd, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    I was about to go in business with them but after seeing these reviews, I’m backing out !

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    Paula Nero says:

    January 2nd, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    I am very disturbed with the lack of professionalism and the unacceptable level of inconsideration that Dana Pollitt (The marketing director at Davison)displays. She is very money hungry and could careless about the feelings of her clients. She is very obnoxious. I gave her $800 to start the process of my invention within a few weeks she wanted me to sign an agreement committing to one of the options they gave me having to do with giving them thousands of dollars and the amount of royalty that Davison would get. I was concerned with committing so quickly to giving them so much money so I called her wanting to discuss it. she was very short and rude with me about my asking questions and It was almost impossible to speak without her interrupting me over and over again. Davison sent me a letter dated the 17th of Dec 2012. I received the letter on the 26th of December only to find out that I had a couple of days to make up my mind about giving them more money in order to save 5% on the money that they needed in order to move any further with my invention process. It’s funny they told me I had 14 days before the dead line and the day I got the letter Dana was rushing me to make up my mind now and trying to belittle me for what she calls “not making the right decision” right now. She became frustrated with me when I told her I had not had time to review my options. A couple of days later Dana sent me an email Politely reminding me that I was pretty much being stupid if I didn’t choose now to make a move. The email was about others who were sorry for not doing what they should have done and move forward with their invention with Davison. As of right now, I gave them $800 and they have given me options to give them more money, inconsideration, stress,and red flags. I called to request my money be refunded and told the operator I did not want to talk with Dana anymore and would like to speak with someone else about it. She said I am connecting you now, you have to talk to Dana, and she connected me to Danas phone before I could say anything and again I left another message asking Dana to call me about giving me a refund. I haven’t heard back from her. Go figure

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    missy says:
    January 11th, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    That doesn’t make sense……3 weeks?

    Steven says:
    January 4th, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Paula out of curiosity how long have you had your specific idea? Or how long have you been trying to pursue it atleast?

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    Michelle says:

    December 30th, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Hello everyone!
    I’m glad I decided to get on here and read all of these stories….I am currently getting the phone calls and the fast talking and all that. I haven’t started to send any money because I was afraid this company was a scam….Out of all the comments on here I have found one good comment and it wasn’t even that good of one. Please can people send me their stories and tell me if I should start ignoring their calls and spamming their emails. mrs.elsey@yahoo.com is my email and I would love some stories from the public. When I speak with the company on the phone it sounds like it’s the real deal and that I will soon have my invention out there…But with all these negative remarks and seeing the same email they sent me posted by someone else I’m not so sure now. Thank you for your time and help.
    -Confused

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    ANGEL says:

    December 30th, 2012 at 10:39 am

    HERE IS THE WARNING!!!!!!!

    Davison probably can’t be viewed as a scam by the simple fact that they have legally covered all of their bases. What I can tell is that the first failure comes in the making of the prototypes. From my experience ($10,000 worth), and from ALL of the other complaints I have read, is that they make a very inferior prototype and packaging that has little resemblance to the product you present them. After being told NUMEROUS times by my rep (who was actually a nice guy), that the prototype could be “TWEAKED” to my satisfaction, imagine how HORRIFIED I was when I received a very poor representation of my invention and upon complaining about it’s inferiority and making a list of the tweaks that I would insist on, I was told – yelled at actually – that once they have made their version of my prototype, that it CANNOT and WILL NOT be tweaked, changed, or improved. I was then told to refer to my contract. In essence, you are STUCK with the first prototype they make!!!! And, if you don’t want to lose your first 4 or 5,000 bucks, then you just have to accept it their way in order not to lost what you have already put into it.

    I continued with them hoping that a good manufacturer would see through the poor quality of the prototype (as my rep kept assuring me. I paid the rest of my money and my product was presented to a major company. In actuality, the virtual representation of the product is only emailed to the company, not presented in person. I was told this was “normal” business procedure in this “day and age.” Of course the company was not interested.

    To continue on and have this inferior prototype presented to yet another company there is an additional fee of $385. I find it excessive as all they do is hit send on their email and present the exact same prototype to the next company.

    So there you have it. I AM feeling scammed, although I have little legal recourse to do anything about it. I can keep paying $385 for them to “send” my prototype to additional companies. I have not decided which step I will take next.

    BUT BE WARNED. THEY WILL NOT CREATE YOUR PRODUCT, but an INFERIOR VERSION of THEIRS.

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    SANDIIBELL81 says:
    September 11th, 2013 at 12:00 am

    I’m so scared because i’ve dumped all my savings of 10,000 into my idea this month sept 2013 & now is very nervous about this whole ordeal…my god, i hope in the name of god i have a different outcome. O.M.G, i thought i did my research, but apparently not enough after reading all these sad stories of people losing so much money. Im in tears :-(

    Elaine says:
    January 31st, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Thanx for the warning I got my first call today and felt something wasn’t quite right.

    ramiro says:
    January 21st, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    its not really a prototype that their sending you its just a picture i know so good luck amigo

    pedro says:
    January 14th, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Ok so I’m suppose to get a sample of my prototype with in 7days, what’s the next step ?

  • Sharon says:

    December 29th, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    I’m like the rest of you guys. Is this a good company to work with? How many inventors really gotten royalty from their idea?

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    ANGEL says:
    December 30th, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Don’t do it. Their prototypes are poorly conceived and poorly made and you will NOT be given the opportunity to change or adapt it in any way. You will be stuck with what they make.

  • SD, Houston says:

    December 27th, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Yup! I actually submitted my invention to them. They called me right away saying that my idea was great and if I wanted to pursue it. Of course I do, I told them. So now they mention how much my invention was going to cost me. $795 to have my invention researched, $8,000 – $15,000 to have a prototype built and $6,000 for software and packaging. Really. I work in the manufacturing industry and there is no way a prototype of this nature will cost that much to make. More like $500. Software-for what? Packaging-Come on, you have that information already saved to your computer. All you will do is just change some info and save it. I am glad that the internet was created so us little people have somewhere we can go to check out scams like this before we fall victim and spend our hard earned money (which they have received nothing from me). So please, we have all came up with some good/bad ideas, is there nowhere we can go to have these checked out and actually profit from them without being misled or out-right taken advantage of?

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    jesse says:

    December 14th, 2012 at 1:12 am

    Davison sucks

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  • Sammy says:

    December 11th, 2012 at 12:22 am

    For people worried about their idea taken away or their dream invention being “crushed”, DONT worry. They cannot use your idea for themselves without your permission and even if they do, you have a right to sue them…

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    TAi says:
    January 16th, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    How So Sammy if you have not signed anything with them. i only sent in the submission request for more info and gave a description of my product idea. i have only toldmy mother and my husband about the idea and the people at davison and invest sai. so if i saw my product out there somewhere what couldi do about it legally?

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    scammed says:

    December 2nd, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    I felt I was scammed!!! I want my money back!!! I’m sure the people that have written about Davison feel the same way. Any one else feel the same way???? lets chat.

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    Judy says:
    September 29th, 2013 at 11:54 am

    yes. I do. email me “scammed” jdebro011660@yahoo.com in subject area put davison-scam

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    ramiro says:

    November 28th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    I have been dealing with Davison for approximately 3 years. The first initial payment was 750 dollars which I thought was all that was asked of me. Then, I was told I needed to pay another 1000 dollars to get into stage 2. I continually sent more money until I was finally at the point of stage 3 I believe. I had some financial hardships in the past year so my project was put on hold. I was constantly getting phone calls from Davison asking me for more money to get my protocol going. I came into some money after selling a property that was not alot, but a lot to me and after being called so many times from Davison telling me I had a winning invention that was a sure deal I decided to give them a final payment of approximately 8000 dollars to get my protocol made from the diagram they had sent me 2 years ago. After receivng my money (everything I had), I was sent a picture to sign and approve of a diagram that looked nothing like the agreed on diagram I was sent. I told Davison that this protocol picture looked nothing at all like my idea and had none of the unique functions I had come up with. Needless to say, I have called Davison several times to discuss this matter and to fix it to be like the original draft they sent me, they have not returned any of my phone calls. Please if you are thinking about going with this company, DON”T! I have lost my dream of a great invention, as well as my financial stability.

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    mbeth says:
    January 8th, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    “$165.00 U.S. dollars per hour plus expenses.
    $15,170.00 U.S. dollars
    $13,170.00 U.S. dollars and a 5% royalty assigned to Davison.
    $11,170.00 U.S. dollars and a 10% royalty assigned to Davison.”

    This was sent and discussed with my “invention” and to make the legal agreement with my signature. Have already put money in to work Davison but wasn’t sure about putting any more…saw there was a legal action. This needs to be done to let others know about the “firm” to make presentations to so-called companies. Was going to pay a lawyer to look at this agreement before anymore to them…the lawsuit will be the next step.

    DK says:
    January 3rd, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Stephanie – can you supply a general email box of some type to send my contact info to so that i don’t have to put my email on this public forum? I too got taken for several hundred dollars only to now be told I need to find several thousand more to keep things rolling…which I was never advised of up front. If a class action lawsuit is pulled together I would be interested in participating. ~DK

    Stephanie says:
    December 19th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    My husband and I are wanting to file a class action law suit against these people and hopefully get them shut down for good! Just need more people to make it a class action lawsuit…if you want to be a part of it let me know…I will be finding a lawyer here soon…thank you!

    ramiro says:
    December 6th, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    I will keep you up dated on how things are going so far it doesnt look good it only took me like 5 calls for mr issaco to call me back before they had my money they called me all the time and now that they have my money its very hard to get in touch with them so if any one uot there is thinking of going with davison company please be where aim not having anything good to say about this company sofar i will keep you up dated if anything good happends

    scammed says:
    December 2nd, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Your story is almost exact to my story, Davison or Ralph is who i spoke to all the time, he called and called and told me great things about the company. I paid and was sent a bunch of crap in a box about the company, I was supposed to get the patent research done with the money i spent, all the while being told how my idea was going to soon be in the prototype phase. Then I get an email saying i need to pay thousands of dollars to move forward. I was never told this part of the scam…thus i was scammed.There is so much more to the story but I’m just getting mad thinking of it, I’m so discouraged i haven’t called back in over 6 months. I want my money back!!!

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    Paula says:

    November 15th, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Wow, I had no idea…. i submitted my idea on their website and now my phone is ringing all day! I have no idea how to build a prototype.. any suggestions? (other than Shark Tank… lol)

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    ramires817 says:

    November 14th, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    i am curently dealing with Davison on my idea and all i can say is that this company is the best on the invention business ./ recommended …

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    ANGEL says:
    January 26th, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Do you have your prototype and packaging yet? Do you like your prototype? Was it what you asked for, and if not, did they allow you to change it, tweak it, have them make it the way YOU want it? Or are you still in the beginning stages of your work with Davison?

    scammed says:
    December 2nd, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Don’t do it… I was motivated by a fast talking used car sale man type person. Funny thing is though, I didn’t think my idea was a brilliant idea. Now I’m out of the money I spent with NOTHING!! but a box of crap that show cases the company. I was supposed to have my product patent researched and have it in prototype phase, and!! have it in front of manufactures to produce the product. It was all BS!!! didn’t happen, WHY?? because I got an email saying I needed to pay in the high thousands to move forward. I was never told that, wait wait…I’m sorry I was told that but it was done very cleverly through a conversation, meaning they would ask me: wouldn’t you like to see your product get into the stores to be sold,,, me: why yes doesn’t everyone! and that’s where they get your tacit approval to send you the next bill. that was all being recorded, I know that because the person whom I had been working with read our conversations back to me!!! MFker I got scammed, I want my money back!!!

    Salim says:
    November 21st, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    having read comments posted on Davison so far, I am in a dilemma. Can you share your experience with me? I have already paid for the pre design research but am hesitant to invest further because of the negative reports here.

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    Michelle says:

    November 2nd, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Wow thanks everyone for the posts! I guess I got too caught up in the whole “paid surveys” scam and got spammed left and right by everything, including these guys. And like many of you described, I got a phone call (which I thankfully didn’t pick up on), got their voicemail with a guy YELLING that they want me to call back (with no “thank you”s or “have a nice day” or any common courtesy), and then I saw the email they also sent me.

    I am sure as heck not going to reply in any way. Thanks again!

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  • mandy says:

    October 31st, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Im in shock as i am awaiting a phone call from a patrick bell from davison as well. i will not be answering until i have checked this out so i can word myself correctly thank you

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    vic says:

    October 18th, 2012 at 9:40 am

    These maggots are feeding unchecked and getting away with it.

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    Zara! says:

    October 10th, 2012 at 7:30 am

    Let’s just say… I submitted my idea online and missed their call the next day. They then sent me an email saying that my product was ready… HUH? I was like “Wow they work fast”
    When I finally spoke with they said I could present something to them or for a fee they could build it for me (1st red flag bc I thought my product was ready). Let’s just say im expecting a call from them in 5.4 seconds and seeing these post “thank God” I will NOT lose my money to them. They have my idea and I’m sure it’ll be on the market tomorrow hahaha but not in my name…. I’ll take that lost.

    Thanx for all the post everyone!
    Xoxo

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    zay says:
    October 30th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    I was considering to take this company up on there offer and send them my idea.
    But seeing these bad post got me thinking other wise.

    Zara! says:
    October 10th, 2012 at 7:39 am

    Oh before I forget, the “fee” for designing my product was in addition to the initial fee…
    I work too have to lose out on my money!

  • John says:

    October 8th, 2012 at 6:07 am

    Having already dealt with this company, I was not surprised to read of so many complaints, I have just written to the New products manager at Davison and told him a thing or two. He is also a smooth operator and I will be very surprised if he takes anything that I said seriously.

    I have since found a company called Lambert and Lambert who handle invention/ ideas and they have an evaluation fee of $199.00 and they will evaluate your idea, which will take about 3-5 weeks and they will give you a detailed evaluation of just how good or bad your idea is.

    If Lambert decide to license your idea, they will do all the development costs and packaging of the product and present it to a company at their own expense. In return they will ask for a 35% take of any royalties that you receive.

    This certainly is remotely different to Davison, who by all accounts are scaming people out of their hard earned money.

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    ramiro says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Hello! My name is Ramiro and I too believe I am being scammed by Davison with an investment of approximately 12,000 dollars. Can you please inform me or give me the details of this company. Davison has sucked all of my savings away from me and I am interested in the information on this new company you are referencing about. Thank you so much.
    Sincerely, Ramiro

    Tallal says:
    October 29th, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Hello there I would like to know if Lambert and Lambert a good company.
    I have lost $12,000 with Invent Help already and seen nothing. I gust need a legit company, I was thing about Davison but i guess there gust like Invent Help. Plz get back to me and let me know how was Lambert.

    Tallalbm@gmail.com

    Thank You

    Rodrigue says:
    October 16th, 2012 at 10:16 am

    So is Lambert reallly the way to go? Are they really trustworthy?

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    ttyler says:

    October 5th, 2012 at 7:40 am

    Ughh….. glad i found this today, I was going to send them the $800.00 today. I have been speaking with Steven Tammereau (director of new products) for Davison, he said my idea would be very marketable and the money I was going to give them was very hard earned and almost a months worth of my income. Thanks everyone for posting your stories, I hope no one else falls for this scam…. now just to figure out how to get my idea out there before they steal it.

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  • Harvey says:

    October 5th, 2012 at 2:43 am

    Dear Harvey,

    Hopefully you’re doing well. Last time you spoke with our firm we explained the initial stages of getting the uvizz Eyewear in front of a company that sells products to stores. All indications are that you’re passionate about your idea, so we wanted to get in touch with you today.

    This morning we received notification from our Administrative Department that there are a few days left on a savings offer Daniel Karetski extended to you on your idea. The opportunity to take advantage of the 10% savings towards the pre-development service is set to expire soon. If you don’t take advantage of the savings offer now, you will have to pay the full pre-development amount up front to start your project at a later date.

    I know Daniel Karetski will be in the office until 5:00pm EST and will be happy to speak with you about it. You can reach Daniel at 1.866.328.4766 or (+1.412.967.0124) extension 50028.

    Harvey, we’re looking forward to continuing the process of getting the uvizz Eyewear in front of a company to see if they’re interested in selling it to stores.

    Sincerely,
    Jan Jones
    Executive Assistant to the President

    this is the email they sent me!!!

    smh!!!

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    Rayverypissed says:
    January 2nd, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    I also received the identical email. I did one further guys. They sent me a letter with the name of a “target” company and had another 1500 to target if that one fell thru. So i decided to call this target company and they told me not only where they never approached from Davison but that they never even heard of them.

    Michelle says:
    December 30th, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    That looks exactly like an email I got from them only not Daniel….

    DIRTTDURK says:
    October 10th, 2012 at 8:43 am

    That bastard started yelling and screaming @ me cause i told him i wasn’t sending nada till i saw a contract…

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    Lisa says:

    July 23rd, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    I also got “taken” …even after several conversations, paid the 600.00, got the notebook..then was asked for 6000.00……….thank god i never came up with it..at the time was down right in a destitute state…even after stating i was a single mother, struggling…you’d think the right thing to say after hearing my story should of been…maam…save your hard earned money…because in a couple of month, the only thing you would of gotten from it was a 600.00 notebook of b.s………nooooooooooooooo………..they took my money and nothing ever came of it

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    cheistal says:
    October 11th, 2012 at 9:27 am

    they got me and a friend for 1500 i feel like a mug and my friend thinks i pulled a fast one on him i hope they get shut down

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    DIANE says:

    July 6th, 2012 at 1:15 am

    I submitted my idea to Davison and was told there was nothing out there like that and ask me to give it a name, and what the pros and cons of my product and i did several weeks later after signing the contracts i was told that the product was to complex for the business and they had no company connections to sell the idea to.Well my idea is now on the market same name i gave it and the same pros of why the common house hold would benefit form it but im getting nothing what the hell happen and what can i so about it. I was told by one of the top people at Davison that the contract protected them form me tell any one for two years of my idea. Just be careful i have lost out on million

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    Ron says:
    December 4th, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Diane, do you still have any of the e-mails from them? What I mean is proof of any interreacting conversations with them? The mention of your idea with them, and your idea allready on the market would be solid grounds for a law suit with a good attorney. Of course one that would work for you on a contengency fee. Espesially with Davison’s background. You should check it out!

    K says:
    October 8th, 2012 at 10:12 am

    I appreciate all the comments of everyone helping to keep my hard earned money from a scam. Who did you finally go to to market your idea/product? Would love to know who can be trusted.

    Thanks,
    K

  • Good person says:

    July 3rd, 2012 at 2:03 am

    In review, I found this company to be “smoke and mirrors”. I dealt with someone “high up” and he, in a very showy way never answered his phone but instead had a voice mail with a female secretary. I found the whole thing to be a “display” (I co-run a business and one of our ways to seem more official was to have one of my partners girlfriends acting as “secretary” on the voice mail. The high up person would always call back instantly if it was advantageous to him which suggested that he didnt need the message to be relayed to him from a secretary. Furthermore, being in the business that I am in, im use to slick an quick talkers.

    The guy I dealt with with an extreme slickster. He used all the techniques that I know when trying to sell someone a dream. He even through in a sly remark by saying I need the “fortitude” to pursue my idea. I guess he was trying to use some sort of reverse psychology, goading me as one might do a 10 year old. He also excessively would call me by my first name which is another psychological technique used to establish familiarity and friendship. He gave himself away with that one. I spent the initial 800.00 as it was something I could afford. I was also tipped off by the guy being so blown away with my idea which self admittedly wasn’t even that good.

    Here’s the deal folks, they get thousands of people a year to spend that initial $795 and thats how they operate. You can tell him the most nonsensical idea imaginable and they will say “O wow this could work, thats an awesome idea”…I don’t look to sue and such, im just a spiritual person and a person in the health industry and let me say, when you conduct yourself and have to be pretentious day in and day out as they do, it brings on chronic illness and suffering.

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    kelly says:

    June 12th, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    i found davison on the internet and before i researched them i called them and told them my idea.now they have been sending me emails of success stories and insisting that i have to watch them to show them how much i am dedicated to making my idea happen.plus they want $800.00,and if i don’t have the money then they can’t help me.i’m waiting on this last call today.he also told me if i need them to design it there was a fee to use their team,plus it would cost me thousands of dollars,but we could split that up into sections,as soon as 1 part of my idea is done then we would start the next 1.he also said that it may take years to finish the prototype.thats not counting the time it takes to sell the product to the companies.so now i’m not going to go with them and i hope and pray they don’t take my idea.has anyone found a trustworthy idea company?

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    will says:

    June 11th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    I have been dealing with them for 2 years now and I’m 13.000 dollars in the hole . After all said and done my design very basic and i payed way too much. Im at the final stages of having my product licensed with them now and i do not get and responses from them . I’ve sent weekly emails for two months now and still no reply. . Im pretty sure i’ve been SCAMMED ! SO BEWARE

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    NogbersNanfer says:

    May 15th, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Please people, avoid this gang of snake oil salesmen like the plague! My partner and I submitted technical drawings, specifications, photos of our invention and also a working prototype(which they “didn’t receive”). Seven months and several thousand dollars later, we have received only a third rate graphic representation of a completely different item, but which is virtually identical to something currently on sale from one of the major couture houses. The person we have been dealing with – a certain Daniel (Weisz?)doesn’t seem to know his ass from his elbow and seems to only be able to pass the buck to their design team, who I am beginning to question the existence of? This company are nothing but a lot of fraudsters and the only people who should have any kind of dealings with them are(hopefully) investigative journalists and then law enforcement. They should not be allowed to operate and until they no longer can, my strongest advice would be to have nothing to do with these charlatans.

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    krystal_scared says:

    May 7th, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    So I have heard bad reviews, yikes. Ahh I have the perfect invention and called and emailed davison. They called and wrote back. They said I will have a payment of 100 dollars a month and it should take 12-14 weeks to make a product for a company to buy it. It all sounded legit to me, but I dont know anything about this sort of thing. I told them my idea, emailed and when i called them he asked what it does. So I told him. Now I am worried they will make it and my dream gets crushed. There was a video that was on a lifetime channel he wanted me to watch so i did and called back. It sounded like they were really a good business to go through. what do i do to protect my idea now. My name is supposedly on their call files so is that good enouph to prove my idea? If anyone has info for me please email me. k_watrous@hotmail.com

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    leann says:

    May 5th, 2012 at 10:49 am

    i went with davison sent 750 start up fee they now want 10,000 to move on, cant afford that, is it possible to get idea back from them? can they use my idea for themselves and make money from it?

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  • janemann1 says:

    April 9th, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    I just submitted my invention idea to Davison and now after reading these reviews I’m afraid to give them money. I’m also afraid they are going to take away my idea if I refuse to pay or use them for my invention. How do I go about preventing from using my idea? Please help.

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    Em Jay says:

    March 30th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    WOW !!! I’m really glad I found these reviews before I spent a dime with these guys !!!! I just did the little idea submission thing on their website, and I’m sorry I even did that !!! Fortunately I’ve got my idea well researched, documented, and dated, and I know for a fact that it’s an original idea !!! So if it shows up in stores, I’ll be the next dude suing them for 26 million bux !!! I guess all I can contribute to this site, is, make sure you research, and document your idea, and date everything to show inception, so there’s a timeline of your idea !!! Also, it’s worth it to get a worldwide patent search done, and get your patent pending license if the search comes back with no patents of your idea !!! to everyone who was ripped off….I’m so sorry for you, and I hope it all works out for you in the end !! I think DAVISON’s days are numbered, & i don’t think anyone who worked there is gonna put it on a resume !!!

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  • Elizabeth says:

    March 16th, 2012 at 12:37 am

    I just submitted my idea and I regret it.. and especially not reading these posts first!! I guess they can use my idea and claim it’s theirs because I will not pay them anything after reading these posts!! :-(

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    Zara! says:
    October 10th, 2012 at 7:23 am

    I feel the same way… Expecting a call from this the am —- in 5 mins.
    No can do!!!!

  • Shelley says:

    March 14th, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Now im scared to death after reading this. I already paid 800.00 up front for them to do a “research” to make sure this product isn’t on the market such as the way i designed it. Today i got all the paper work to go forward at the cost of 13,000 and the start date is the 24th of this month to manufacture it. Now what? To be honest with you and i cant say what my product is but, It does exist already and its a hot seller. All i did was make it function better and re-designed it. Should i go forward with this? They claim they already have a targeted corporation that wants to see the product presented to them as if it just came off the store shelf and NOT a proto-type . I have the prototype i made myself. they have just a drawing of it and a photo of the product . Any advise?

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    Judy says:
    September 29th, 2013 at 11:00 am

    NO. don’t!!! find another way, you already have your own prototype, go directly to the retail administrations so maybe they can lead you in the right direction.. hmmmm, look what Bethany Frankle did, and I’m positive she did NOT use Davison, she was banging on doors with her Skinny Girl Margarita, she got 128 million dollars. that is a success story, everything we are reading on this site are painful stories, WE need to shut them down.

    Hill says:
    April 17th, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Im kind of in the same situation as you! I put a down payment of 100.00 and they told me i can make payments. I was a little weary after i made the payments because before it was a everyday phone call, after it was weekly! I don’t think my idea exist, but honestly investing the money is my issue! Did you go through the whole process?

  • Chief Consumer Advocate says:

    February 20th, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Customer service is vital in all businesses and is imperative when operating a successful business. Customer concerns upset everyone and our staff works very hard to troubleshoot them so communication errors are kept to a minimum. From reading your complaint there appears to a communication breakdown and you are upset. We are acknowledging your post so let’s fix this. In truth, customers are not always right and companies are not always right. The effort to curing issues of concern, listening intently and calmly addressing issues is a role our Chief Consumer Advocate’s office has enthusiastically taken on. If you are a client, we are sure that you received our initial printed brochure, visited our website and received subsequent materials – all of which thoroughly described our services. In addition, you would have received simply written contracts that clearly describe each service offering and the fees associated with those services. When you have the opportunity please re-review the materials. One of the things you will notice is that all of our contracts and the disclosure documents that you received said explicitly that we don’t evaluate product ideas. So, if you were thinking that you had the greatest idea in the world, it wasn’t because the company was offering you services or telling you that. If you still feel as though you did not receive the services that were described to you in writing, you should contact our offices. We try to communicate in a very complete manner while recognizing the fact we are contacted by individuals from all over the world. Sometimes communications can be difficult because of cultural barriers. Thus, the great need to place all of our service offerings in clear and easily understood agreements. When someone contracts with us for design services, they are contracting to have our company prepare a design and build a sample. Sometimes, the way that a client proposes that a product should look or function is not an efficient or even workable way to make something. Sometimes, clients with little or no design or engineering experience decide that things should be a certain way without having any idea how to make the product or get it to do what they want. We are proud of the quality of our work and employ the latest technology and quality controls in producing product samples and packaging. If you have an issue with the quality, contact us and we will examine it. Anonymously taking to the internet doesn’t get your problem fixed. Also, we would like to note that in the past competitors have posted false and malicious complaints about us on the internet. Instead of choosing to compete by offering economical product design, development and packaging services they have chosen to confuse consumers with false information. We have found in the past that competitors hide behind “internet handles” rather than out in the open where their own conduct can be questioned. Since we don’t know if this blogger is a competitor or not, below is a brief description of the services we offer and the way that we offer them:

    Step One: All customers must acknowledge invention development is high risk. In order to do so, each prospective customer is provided with an Affirmative Disclosure and an American Inventors Protection Act disclosure, which includes a description of all of our services and estimated fees. All potential clients must acknowledge that they received and read these disclosures before we accept any idea submission from them. Thereby, we ensure that the general public understands that inventing is time-consuming, costly and rarely results in profit. As a result, none of our clients reasonably can have the impression that inventing is easy and financially rewarding. Inventing can be educational, fun and exciting as long as everyone keeps in mind that there are no guarantees that profits are imminent.

    Step Two: Pre-Development Service Offer: After receipt of an invention idea we could offer to perform preliminary design research services on the project. This would include researching prior patents and other products that are for sale or have been for sale that are similar to the one submitted. Any service offer made to a potential client is made in writing. Therefore, consumers are assured of exactly what services they are purchasing and when they will receive them.

    Step Three: Invention Prototype Services Offer: If the inventor does not have a professional quality sample for use, we can perform one or more services, including brainstorming new product designs, designing components, creating prototypes, building working models, virtual reality renderings, and complete product graphics and packaging. Again, any service offerings are outlined in a written contractual format. Therefore, clients are assured of exactly what services they are purchasing.

    Step Four: Licensing Representation: Once projects are designed, built and packaged our team presents them to companies for licensing consideration

    The above is a basic outline of how our company does business. Clearly, all of our services are provided with full risk disclosures and on a written contract basis only. If you are ever contemplating any development services, we hope that you will consider us. We think that you will find our prices to be very reasonable for the services we offer.

    For over 20 years, we have helped people prepare and present their ideas to corporations and manufacturers to see if they would be willing to license the product ideas. Our exclusive idea to product method is responsible for more products on the store shelves than any other competitor in this industry.

    Quick facts about our company and our process

    We are based in Pittsburgh, PA and work with clients from around the world.

    We have been in business since 1989.

    Our company’s products have been sold by over 1,000 stores & online retailers.

    Our staff designs products for both individuals and corporate clients.

    We have over 250 staff members.

    Our staff has won numerous design awards for innovative product designs.

    We are a member of the Online Business Bureau.

    Our services include research, prototype development, and packaging design.

    We hope you found the above helpful, but if you want additional information on anything concerning the company, please email cca@davisoninvents.com

    CCA

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    Judy says:
    September 29th, 2013 at 11:25 am

    why didn’t you mention the 26 million dollar lawsuit? it seems to me 99% of the people commenting on this site, well we all have the same issue and a negative experience. I am NOT anonymous my name is Judy and my email is jdebro011660@yahoo.com, when I first contracted with your company I was working with a gentleman named he was very professional, polite and understanding of my financial situation, was going to help me anyway possible (so he said). after sending my monies $795.00+ start-up money, I did not receive any more phone calls for about a month and half. when I did receive phone call from
    “LEO PETRULLI, Managing Senior Director of Products, he informed me that Dan Kusic, Director of New Products, was no longer with the company so all his ability of assisting me with my financial situation was out the window.. Leo just pressured me for money almost on a daily basis, shortly thereafter I received a VERY condescending letter saying “Good Luck” you are on your own, although I am out of over $1,000.00+ dollars it could have been worse like some of these other HORROR stories I am reading. DAVISON should be ASHAMED of themselves!!!!!

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    Mike says:

    February 18th, 2012 at 9:54 am

    I was personally taken for $750.00 right up front. Even after telling the Davison salesman I was on disability and had a fixed income they kept calling and saying everything was “on track” or people were actually working on my idea.

    Although I honestly thought I had an original idea, my own research turned up the fact that it may already be in the process of development. Davison also stated money was not an issue because they could always settle for a portion of the profits.

    The end result was being sent a bill for $6,000.00 saying if I wanted to go any further I would have to pay it. I spoke to the president of the company who then referred me to a manager. The manager told me people should max out their credit cards or use food money if they had to come up with the money his company asked for. The bottom line is if you don’t “you’re dead in the water” were his exact words.

    I have all my conversations with their smooth talking salesman documented as well as all the propaganda they sent to me of their success stories. Nor surprisingly, they’re very proud of their toilet bowl bolts.

    Unless you have a lot of money or investors, do not waste your time with these criminals. Even if they’re not doing anything illegal according to the terms of their contract, what they do ethically is appalling.

    Personally I’d like to see them sued into a national spotlight and put out of business.

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    Rosetta says:
    October 31st, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Yes, Mike and John: I was fed the same hype ! ! ! and Davison has taken me with $795.00 dollars ! ! ! Knowing full well what a financial hardship my husband and I are in. It is unbelievable that there are company’s out there allowed to do business of ripping people off and lying to cover their tracks, telling people that their idea is unique and profitable when their company brings your idea to life. What a bunch of bologna. I am very disgusted with their tactics & lies! ! ! Davison should be ashamed of themselves!!! but I’m sure they do not have any remorse in their body’s. After reading that Davision was sued by the FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION for $26 million and that Davision had to repay the money to their clients. I just wish I had read this report first, & they would have never received a dime from me!!! Scammers!!!!! THIEVES!!!!!SCOUNDRALS!!!!!THEY WANTED ME TO SIGN A CONTRACT FOR $10 thousand dollars+$500.00 more!!! What a sad world we live in. If I’d only known.:(

    John says:
    October 8th, 2012 at 5:50 am

    This is the same story as mine Mike, it appears that the initial amount that Davison charges, varies from client to client, my fee was $715.00.
    I was told that the pre-development fee would get my invention/idea before a company. Well that was a lie, all I ever received was lots of hoha and propaganda. Davison makes all of their money from hard working innocent people like you and I, they leech poor people with good ideas of as much money as they can and they do it by showing and flaunting their inventionland and oversized royalty cheques on TV shows. As someone else said’ they use a lot of “smoke and mirrors”.
    I am considering a class action lawsuit, I would be very intersted just how many people have been stung by Davison who just might be interested in joining with me.

    cheers

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    Melanie says:

    February 6th, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Well, thank you for the information because they have called me about 3 times a week for the past couple of weeks and when I started to question my rights and what I needed to do legally they started to question me as they did not feel that I should be asking those questions. In my opinion if they were a legitimate company they would have no problem with me looking into protecting my idea. So has anyone found someone to use that they actually like.

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    LISA says:

    January 13th, 2012 at 10:55 am

    My husband and 3 of his friends submitted their idea to Davison. They did everything that a scamming company would do. Unfortunately, we paid the first fee of $800. They told us that there was a company interested in the product and in order to continue with the process we would have to pay $5000 up front for them to make a protype. We didnt have the money right away but while waiting to obtain all of it, Davison electronically withdrew $1000 from our bank account with no authorization causing the account to go negative and rack up bank fees.

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  • Would be client says:

    December 22nd, 2011 at 12:17 am

    Thanks for this report. I was going to send these guys my invention idea. Glad I did some search on these people, saving me the frustration and loss of my hard earned money.

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    Marc says:
    January 11th, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    I have been contacted by Davison. How has the last month gone for you?

    Carri says:
    January 6th, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Yes, Please tell me who you went with. My father had decided to go with Davison and now all this talk, and from what I saw on “pissedconsumer” makes me a bit intimidated.

    lisa says:
    December 23rd, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    So who did you go with. We have started with them but are now scared to death.


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