- Report: #865450
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Complaint Review: Graceful Hands
Graceful Hands3645 Marketplace Blve., Suite 130, East Point, GA Atlanta, Georgia United States of America
Graceful Hands Maurice McLain Magazine sales masquerading as charity Atlanta, Georgia
*UPDATE Employee: Greatful to be graceful
*Consumer Comment: similar story
*Consumer Comment: Seemed Like a Nice Guy
*Consumer Comment: very genuine man who i wish thai I had given $ to
*UPDATE Employee: Official Reply to Graceful Hands Report
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He was very focused on the magazine sales and told me that if I bought a package of 3 subscriptions he'd be allowed to go home for the evening -- which was a bit disturbing in itself. When I said I didn't need magazines he suggested that I donate them to local charities. When I asked him for the amount for the subscriptions, he said "186.00 for the package of 3" -- totally nuts. I told him that I'd be willing to give him a small donation of 25.00 via check just because he was working hard, and he gave me a receipt from an organization called "Graceful Hands".
The web site for this organization is gracefulhands.org, which is the only information about this entity available anywhere online. The site itself appears to have been thrown together quickly and has only some basic generic information, although it does have the name of the founder -- Maurice McClain. Researching Maurice McClain led to discovering that this man also runs a notorious scam operation called Ultimate Unity Inc, which appears to recruit vulnerable youth into a traveling sales program where they're taken from city to city doing exactly what Graceful Hands appeared to be doing in my neighborhood.
Very bad feeling about this organization and even more disconcerted upon learning that the founder, Maruice McClain, might be exploiting vulnerable youth. Given the total lack of information about Graceful Hands anywhere online and the connection to Ultimate Unity Inc., I'm planning to file a police report to alert local authorities that these people are active in my area.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 04/08/2012 12:22 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Graceful-Hands/Atlanta-Georgia-31141/Graceful-Hands-Maurice-McLain-Magazine-sales-masquerading-as-charity-Atlanta-Georgia-865450. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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