Ben Rattray Took money from us but didn’t speak at our event
We Got Scammed By Rattray!
Ben Rattray is the founder and CEO of Change.org. He is a prominent personality among entrepreneurs and our company wanted him to speak at one of our events. However, it was a huge mistake because Ben Rattray isn’t the man he claims to be. We contacted him through a firm which connects speakers with event organizers and discussed the details of our event. Ben took a very high fee for speaking at our event but we didn’t mind it much because we understand the value of a person’s time. However, it seems like Ben doesn’t know how valuable other people’s time is because when we contacted him to discuss the arrangements we had to wait for 3 hours to connect.
Still, that wasn’t the main problem. We were glad that someone like Ben Rattray was going to speak at our corporate event. His team had confirmed that Ben would come to our event but when the day came and we didn’t hear anything from them, we got worried. Ben should’ve arrived at least a day before but we hadn’t got any updates in this regard. We tried calling Ben but we had already experienced what that was like. We didn’t get any response from the call just as we had expected.
Ben Rattray is Lazy & Narcissistic
So we contacted his team but they didn’t respond either. We thought they would contact us later so we got busy arranging for our event. However, when the time of the event got close, we tried calling Ben and his team. Again, it was of no avail because they wouldn’t respond. It was frustrating and humiliating to go through that nonsense. We had already paid Ben, so it couldn’t have been that issue.
We had to have the event without a keynote speaker. All the arrangements were according to Ben’s arrival so our event was practically ruined. Ben’s company responded a week later but not with an apology, they just claimed that Ben was busy and couldn’t make it to the event. It was very disappointing to get such a response from a person as prominent as Ben. We requested a refund of some sort. After all, we had paid Ben to speak at our event and he hadn’t done so. Clearly, we deserved a refund. As I’ve mentioned already, Ben had taken a very high fee too.
Ben Rattray Conclusion
However, when we asked about the refund, Ben’s team did the same thing they had done at the time of our event. They started avoiding us. His team didn’t respond to our emails, didn’t answer our calls, and it became obvious to us that they didn’t want to issue us a refund. We have stopped pursuing our refund request a week ago out of respect for the work Ben has done. However, we also would like to point out that Ben Rattray’s team has stolen from us. They took money from us under an agreement and failed to follow-through. We would strongly advise others not to hire Ben to speak at their events because he might steal from you.