I worked for this company just long enough to learn of many more unethical and fraudulent business practices that I have no interest in being a part of. They talk about having integrity but they don't practice what they preach. Not everyone I met for the company is bad or anything like that but owner, Jeremy Larson and VP/CFO Brad Canepa, do bad things.
Jeremy Larson who is the owner of the company opened a market in Las Vegas, NV. Some of the people failed the background check and still to this day from my understanding still do not have a driver's license because of DUIs. This is weird because I saw them drive up in cars that had reps in them. They get other reps who do not work for the company to get a badge from Cox so they could assume their identity. This is not only immoral and doesn't have integrity but is also illegal. [continued below]....
Jeremy Larson knows about this and was fine with this type of behavior. It is my understanding that to even receive an email from Cox that contains customer's private and confidential information you are supposed to be able to pass the background process that is performed by a company called Info Mart. Padram did far worse than that. He was actually committing fraud every time he knocked on a door using his brother's badge and identity. I couldn't believe this was true but the person that informed me about it told me to look at his badge picture and you will see that it is in fact a picture of his brother. I looked at his badge and it seemed to be a picture of him. The person that told me about this also looked at his badge and told me it is not the same picture as before and he must have got a new badge with his own picture on it. I also asked how he gets paid correctly if he is using his brother's identity and they both work for the same company. I then was told that it is quite easy.
Brad Canepa who is the CFO and VP of Operations just has Bogdan who is in charge of payroll for DMI at their corporate office that is located in Capitola CA add all sales and overrides from Cox Las Vegas to Padram's check instead of Pagman's check. A copy of this paycheck stub was shown to me and it did say Padram Khodabandah not Pagman Khodabandah and at the bottom of the check stub it says Las Vegas.
Jeremy Larson advises reps who are not eligible for employment to do this. I have also heard that the practice of people working under other people's identities is common and okay with DMI's standard of integrity. If I were Cox I would not have Jeremy Larson in any of my markets. Up to this point Jeremy Larson the sole owner of the company knows about this and endorses this behavior. He has been in the same room with Padram many times. I mention this because Jeremy needs to be made accountable for these actions. Jeremy allows it and even encourages this type of behavior.
Jeremy Larson started another team with felons in another market, Oklahoma City. This is happening in many locations across the nation with many systems. He almost wiped out many markets but because of some more smooth talking from Jeremy Larson the markets are saved.
Jeremy Larson, Brad Canepa and the DMI corporate staff consistently conspire to employ people that should in no way be entering people's homes. They manipulate the background checks and drug test required by their clients so they can put sales people that drive big sales numbers into the field. If that rep gets kicked out of the market they just move them to a new one. Another huge concern is these same DMI illegal staff have access to millions of customers' personal information through Icoms with Cox and CSG with Comcast.
A CHALLENGE TO ALL CLIENTS INCLUDING COMCAST AND COX USING DMI:
If I were doing business with this company I would do some investigating on the topics you have now been informed of. I would require they rescreen again 100% of their sales reps to find out just how many should no longer be representing your company and entering the homes of your customers. With the integrity I found working for Cox and Comcast I expect DMI will no longer be representing Cox Las Vegas or Comcast.
If you are a client for DMI I want to assure you that this is really not your fault. When someone as deceitful and conniving not to mention extremely smart as Jeremy Larson and Brad Canepa it is hard to make sure your vendors are doing things the right way. I do have a suggestion that might help you prevent this from happening again in the future. Make each rep that your vendors' hire show their picture ID and social security card which is required for them to be hired by your vendors to a trained employee of your company. I would also set up a database that has each reps' name, address, phone number, social security card, with a copy of their picture ID whether or not they are active and a comments section to explain why they left if they are no longer active and that is accessible to all markets that you currently have vendors. This will stop the bad apples from circulating around the industry that is a great industry when done with integrity, which DMI has none.
To prove or disprove the things brought up in this email are simple. For Cox Las Vegas you need to do is access Info Mart and you will see that both Padram Khodabandeh 2010 failed but Pagman Khodabandeh passed. Then look at the badge pictures you have stored and look at the difference between the picture from 2010 of Pagman Khodabandeh and the 2011 picture of Padram Khodabandeh.
This will prove that Jeremy knows both brothers and cannot deny that he authorized the identity switch. I would also ask Jeremy for copies of their picture IDs and social security cards that they must legally have on file at their corporate office. Also ask for cashed checks that match the check stubs with each of the brother's names. Jeremy should be more than forthcoming with this evidence to prove his innocence but probably not because he has been caught. The turn-around time for these requests in our digital age should be less than 1 hour as long as you ask 8 to 5 PM Monday thru Friday. If after your investigation and you have proved this email to be true and still decide to work with DMI then you better take a long look in the mirror and address your own value system. And if that is what happens I will know that I made the right decision to walk away from both Cox and Comcast and will never return.
There are so many great people working in this industry and I hate seeing it ruined by a greedy jerk like Jeremy Larson that is only looking out for himself. I only regret one thing from sending this email. A lot of really good managers and sales reps are going to have to find a new job when the issues written here are finally proven to be true.
This email is going to be distributed to not only to any party that would possibly contract with DMI but also the District Attorney of Clark County and the CA and NV Attorney General where DMI started their Nevada based corporation. This will also go to as many news anchors and publications around the county that I can find an email address for. This behavior will not be swept under the rug!
I warn you to be careful when conducting business with Deluxe Marketing, Inc. (DMI), Jeremy Larson and Brad Canepa.
Jeremy Larson 831-212-5360
Brad Canepa 831-245-7968
DMI Markets to Investigate Fraud
San Francisco Bay Area (All)
Orange County CA
San Diego CA
Las Vegas NV
Twin Cities MN
Kansas City KS
Oklahoma City OK