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  • 10-28-2010, 08:10 PM
    justanothercollegegrad

    Re: Verdigris Marketing Group Scam!

    Hey all, just thought I'd add the annoying experiences I've had with these pyramid schemed marketing companies.

    A year ago I fell for the Vector Marketing/ Cutco scam. But Googled them after my second interview and got the hell out of there.

    Just today I went to my first interview at "Advantage Marketing" in Encino, CA. I'm glad I found this thread so I didn't waste an entire day tomorrow at my "2nd interview".

    God, this HAS to be illegal! These people literally lie to your face.
  • 06-07-2010, 02:09 AM
    Prof97

    Re: Verdigris Marketing Group Scam!

    Unfortunately, yes it sounds like the same type of scam only different location and name. Like the other people said, there are thousands of pyramid marketing schemes all over the country that basically prey on college graduates and those looking for legitimate employment. When you see key words like "Direct Marketing" and "Work Ethic" and their website is extremely vague this means that they're trying not to tell you that you will be a door-to-door solicitor. Direct marketing means you are going to a business and giving them a sales pitch on the spot! So if you are looking for a job where you can get yelled at by people, waste your gas money, not get paid, and walk around in the severe temps here in Missouri then maybe you'd like it... but most people don't and once they figure it out they quit.

    If something sounds too good to be true, and if you don't remember having ever applied to their position directly, then it's a scam!!! Good luck in your REAL job search though!
  • 06-02-2010, 05:38 PM
    Jwad00

    Re: Verdigris Marketing Group Scam!

    Hi I am new to this board and have been investigating a company here in Kansas City called "Imperial Marketing Group" Website is http://imperialmarketinggroupinc.com/

    I am afraid if it is a scam. I have gone to two interviews and been hired on. Can anyone tell me if this looks to be a fake company?
  • 04-26-2010, 08:43 AM
    hlgrl08

    Re: Verdigris Marketing Group Scam!

    Well, here I am almost two years later, in the unemployment line again. Since July 2008, I have worked a good legitimate job. Unfortunately I was laid off on March 3rd.

    But I actually have a little story to tell about some companies that tried to get my attention before I started working. First, there was this company called Symmetry that tried to get me to sell these "miracle" weight-loss products, telling me I would get rich off the profits. Needless to say, I ditched them after one day. They had the nerve to call me once I started my job to see if I would have a go at it. I flat out told them NO. Then, months later once I got settled in to my job, a couple I know tried to get me involved with a group called Market America. They set up their own web portals and whenever someone buys a product online, they supposedly "make money" off the selling of the products IF people buy from their web portal. I'm not so sure if these friends of mine are still involved with this company. They have a baby boy who was just born last September, so they need good jobs to support their child. They do have good full-time jobs, so I'm sure they put down the marketing thing and settled into REAL careers.

    What I really hate about these pyramid schemes is when they tell you "Do you want to be self-employed, making millions every year, or working until the old age of 80 making another person rich?" I'm sorry but the majority of people want a guaranteed income, and it takes getting a full-time job to get that. That's the only for-sure way to make money. I feel like whether I'm dealing with a low-down marketing firm or not, I'm still making the head man rich! So, what's the difference?
  • 04-22-2010, 06:54 AM
    redshirt theory

    Re: Verdigris Marketing Group Scam!

    Quote Originally Posted by nataliam00 View Post
    Wow. I just got a call from a company called "Three Seven Marketing group" who was very vague on the position they were offering. After reading your comments it sounds like the same company! All they talk about is ATT and a office supply company that they work for. When I go to their website to check them out all they say is that they work with sooooo many Fortune 500 companies but their website is so amateur that theres no way they have Fortune 500 clients. When I called to schedule an interview I asked about what the position "account executive" is she rattled off some big fancy words and changed the subject to money which is when she stated I could make $30-$40K a year but the person I interview with can explain more..... wow... Its gotta be the same company. Thanks for the indepth details! I couldnt find anything about Three Seven Marketing group online, nothing on the Better Business Bureau...no reviews.... its very strange!
    Natailia,

    I just went on to 3 sevens website, they are the exact same kind of scam. There are literally thousands of these fake marketing companies.

    They all have the exact same setup where you start as an account executive. After you prove you can 'sell' you go into the hiring phase to "build your team". Once you hire 5-7 people who have proven they 'can sell' you are moved up to assistant manager.

    Once the 5-7 people on your team get 5-7 people (each) under them, you are to start your own "company". Catch is you have to move to another state or another territory that doesn't compete. Also you owe your old "boss" 2% of your new business.

    [IMG]

    I remember the guy who took me out was on his hiring phase. He had been there 2 years and was still yet to find 5-7 people to stay on board. Even he told me that more than 95% quit in the first month because "they don't have what it takes".

    He told me his dreams of retiring his family early, getting a ferrari etc. etc. He totally bought into the concept that he was going to make millions this way. I genuinely felt bad for the guy.

    Stay far far away from these multi level marketing scams.
  • 04-21-2010, 09:13 PM
    nataliam00

    Re: Verdigris Marketing Group Scam!

    Wow. I just got a call from a company called "Three Seven Marketing group" who was very vague on the position they were offering. After reading your comments it sounds like the same company! All they talk about is ATT and a office supply company that they work for. When I go to their website to check them out all they say is that they work with sooooo many Fortune 500 companies but their website is so amateur that theres no way they have Fortune 500 clients. When I called to schedule an interview I asked about what the position "account executive" is she rattled off some big fancy words and changed the subject to money which is when she stated I could make $30-$40K a year but the person I interview with can explain more..... wow... Its gotta be the same company. Thanks for the indepth details! I couldnt find anything about Three Seven Marketing group online, nothing on the Better Business Bureau...no reviews.... its very strange!
  • 03-11-2009, 12:46 PM
    EricD4480

    Re: Verdigris Marketing Group Scam!

    Thank you to everyone posting about this. I was called today to set up an interview for tomorrow, but there were some things said that put up caution flags. I decided to research the company, Genuine Business Solutions, and Verdigris Marketing popped up. I read all the posts and didn't find matching company names, but I did find that both companies have the exact same building number, street name and suite number...so again thank you for saving me the time and trouble.
  • 12-08-2008, 10:54 AM
    Elsewhere

    Re: Verdigris Marketing Group Scam!

    You're welcome! Thanks to you I really think that 2007 was made easier on me by not getting mixed up with these guys, and I wouldn't have known if it hadn't been for this thread!
  • 12-02-2008, 08:22 AM
    redshirt theory

    Re: Verdigris Marketing Group Scam!

    Im very happy that I have helped stop people from wasting their time, by posting this thread. I've recieved nice private messages and the feedback has been great. On my count, I have prevented at least 10-15 people from wasting their time, and perhaps more who saw my thread and cancelled their interviews. Reading your replies makes this all worth it. Thanks!!!!
  • 11-03-2008, 05:13 AM
    Prof97

    Re: Verdigris Marketing Group Scam!

    Yes, they are the same scam (Brookfield Marketing). The way you know right off the bat is when they call you to set up an interview and they won't tell you what exactly it's for, they're vague with details, etc. Give them real questions like..."What position is this for?" "What is the pay scale?" "Are there benefits?" you can even flat out ask "Is this a pyramid scheme?" You most likely won't get REAL answers to these questions. You'll get the same vague answers that this is a great opportunity, you'll discuss that further in the interview, etc.

    Basically, Brookfield Marketing and some of the others are people who have actually done the pyramid scheme and made it so far up that they get to start their own pyramid scheme. Now I'm not saying that all "marketing" firms are schemes, but just trust your gut instincts. If it sounds too good to be true, it's commission based, and they're really vague then you should get the feeling that it's a scheme instead of a real job. Good luck in your search!
  • 11-01-2008, 08:36 AM
    seiko_08

    Re: Verdigris Marketing Group Scam!

    What about two other groups called Genuine Business Solutions, and Brookfield Marketing Group???? They don't seem quite like Verdigris, but they are in the same location and same field...anybody?
  • 10-16-2008, 01:33 PM
    connor435

    Re: Verdigris Marketing Group Scam!

    yep they are still up to this. I actually talked and set an appointment up for tomorrow and then checked on them on google...wow thanks for this site....I will not be taking my gas money or my time to waste it with this crap...:zx11pissed:
  • 08-29-2008, 01:13 PM
    NTSgrl

    Re: Verdigris Marketing Group Scam!

    Thank you so much for this post. I just received a call to set up an interview, which thankfully was left as a message due to the fact that I was on the other line. I went on Google to double check the company and found this thread. I appreciate this. It definitely saved me some time.
  • 08-27-2008, 08:48 PM
    [email protected]

    Re: Verdigris Marketing Group Scam!

    thank you so much for posting this. I thought their website was very vague and couldn't understand exactly what is it they did, so I search for more info and I found this thread. Very helpful when looking for a job. Isn't what they do illegal?
  • 08-25-2008, 04:40 PM
    MD ALAM

    Re: Verdigris Marketing Group Scam!

    I have received this job invitation on career builder, can anyone tell me what is this?=======================================

    ENTRY-LEVEL MANAGEMENT TRAINING: Sales / Marketing Positions



    Company: Verdigris Marketing Group, Inc.







    Description
    Looking for a Full Time Career in an Energetic, Upbeat Environment!Verdigris Marketing Group is now offering positions at the ENTRY-LEVEL for SALES and MARKETING. We are the area's fastest growing outsourced sales and marketing option for some of the country's largest corporations. Due to our current expansion needs you will be cross training in the areas of sales marketing and management. This is all in an attempt to develop managers who will be capable of running offices. We have strict requirements when applying for this position:

    You must want to work full time.
    You must want to start a fun, new and exciting career.
    You must be goal oriented.
    You must want a career that provides you with training.
    Must have the ability to meet face to face with small to mid sized business owners.
    Last but not least you must want to work for a company with outstanding growth opportunities.Great opportunity for graduating marketing students or those looking to start a career in sales and marketing. If you meet all of these qualifications and would like to jump-start a new career it is your decision to take the next step. Contact Jenene Harvey @ 816.531.0026 or email your resume to [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]Verdigris Marketing Group offers:
    Paid training
    Competitive benefits
    Fun and upbeat work environment
    Compensation based solely on individual performance
    Advancement based solely on individual performance
    www.verdigrismarketing.com




    Requirements
    CANDIDATES WITH ANY OF THE FOLLOWING EXPERIENCE, PLEASE APPLY: SALES, CUSTOMER SERVICE, MANAGER, MARKETING, ADMINISTRATIVE, HUMAN RESOURCES, ENTRY LEVEL, PURCHASING, DIRECTOR, RETAIL, HEALTH CARE, EDUCATION, PROJECT MANAGER, TEACHER, REAL ESTATE, INSURANCE, TELECOMMUNICATIONS, BANKING, RESTAURANT, ADVERTISING, SUPERVISOR, PUBLIC RELATIONS, HOTEL, COMMUNICATIONS, SOCIAL SERVICES, BUSINESS AND SALES PSYCHOLOGY, COLLECTIONS, PHARMACEUTICAL SALES, BUYER, RECRUITER, HOSPITALITY

    ===============================

    MD Alam
    Kansas City, MO
  • 06-17-2008, 09:58 AM
    hlgrl08

    Re: Verdigris Marketing Group Scam!

    To the original poster of this forum:

    I was in the same boat you were in!! I did what you did for a little over a week in December 2007. I quit this obscene excuse for a job because I knew that I would not get any money out of this. I was told the exact same things you were told, and I got the job right after the first initial interview. I knew right then that it was just a numbers game to get more people in. Unlike what you did in February, we were selling U-Verse. The weather was cold and FREEZING!! I was not about to suffer another day out there in the BELOW ZERO and snowing cold to sell something that people wouldn't want from an outside marketing company anyway. You see AT&T's U-Verse system being advertised on television now, and of course people know about DTV coming in February of 2009, and I'm sure that anyone going door-to-door right now must be nuts..no one is going to fall for something they think is a scam! Believe it or not, we actually got people set up, and there is evidence that they got what they signed up for, but I'm not sure if everything we told them was true.

    I'm not meant for marketing anyway, and I'm not surprised to hear that others had to go through this scam of a job. So many people have been brought in to this, and so many have left..they really need to just go out of business or something!..Oh and as for what compensation I got..$54, that was it! Not the field I want to go in to, especially in the freezing cold.

    By the way, this company has a new manager? I never knew Pedro. I only knew Michael (dont' know his last name)..he was the one who interviewed me.
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