• Report: #332244

Complaint Review: Larry Hahn, Mike Gomez, Angela Cano, Scentura Aka Scent Of Success

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  • Submitted: Mon, May 12, 2008
  • Updated: Wed, May 14, 2008

  • Reported By:Long Beach California
Larry Hahn, Mike Gomez, Angela Cano, Scentura Aka Scent Of Success
Anaheim Street (at PCH) , Long Beach, CA, 90803 Long Beach, California U.S.A.
  • Phone: 562-494-6400
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  • Category: Employers

Scentura Aka Scent Of Sucess, Larry Hahn, Mike Gomez, Angela Cano, In Long Beach, CALarry Hahn, Mike Gomez, Angela Cano, Scentura Aka Scent Of Success perfume sales scam, ads on craigslist as entry level manager, office help, receptionist, customer service. Long Beach California

*Author of original report: UPDATE: detailed story of person who wasted 5 months and got in big debt because of Scentura

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there are many reports about Scentura and Larry Hahn on ripoffreport.com, i will just add that all of it is TRUE!!! just search "Scentura" and you find 170 reports as of May 12, 2008.

here is original ad on craigslist i responded to:
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http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/ofc/661115030.html

OFFICE HELP (LONG BEACH)
Reply to: see below
Date: 2008-04-29, 12:37PM PDT

NEWEST OFFICE IN AN EVER EXPANDING COMPANY HAS OPENINGS FOR SEVERAL ENTRY LEVEL POSITIONS. ALL POSITIONS ARE FULL TIME HOURS, FROM 9 TO 5:30 MONDAY THRU FRIDAY, AND THERE IS NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. WE HAVE OPENINGS FOR RECEPTIONIST, CUSTOMER SERVICE AND MANAGEMENT. APPLICANTS MUST BE ABLE TO WORK IN A WILD AN D CRAZY ENVIRONMENT!
CALL TODAY, 562-494-6400
* Location: LONG BEACH

PostingID: 661115030
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They are all young 19-25 years old - and they promise a lot, like making 200K in 3 years etc. I am young myself and desperate for income and I wanted it to be true so bad! I was so upset to find that all of it is one big scam.

they don't require resume, in fact they don't want smart critical thinking people with nice resumes, they want barely educated people without high school degrees and criminal pasts or single mothers who are desperate for cash and will believe in any promises, they call it "being big on second chance"

they repeatedly ask to raise hands if somebody is single mom or somehow else needs cash bad, and they repeatedly tell you many details of their own hard past, to just get you all excited and believe that NOW you began new life and there is no way back.

but from moment you enter - you see that the office looks very "temporary" cheap and not clean, loud music playing (must be for some brainwashing reason other then fun)

they say many times that you will be your own boss - all it means - you will be on your own and responsible for merchandise and any law problems.

they try to look promising and successful, but from their not polite remarks, cheesy jokes and overall behavior, you can see that they are just young, not very bright, not very clean people who are just as brainwashed as they try to brainwash you.

so beware, they will register many new names, as when new victims acquire new buisness licences - they register new names each time.

there is partial list of names here http://www.geocities.com/katarina_li/not_scentura.html

but it will always involve 4 things
1 - you call and they set interview, no need too send resume.
2 - you come to interview and office looks cheap and all people are young and dressed casual if not too casual, especially women. I like to dress casual, but I learned my lesson that it's not always a good sign.
3- the position description mentions "sales of perfume" but nobody can give clear answer what are responsibilities.
4 - they promise you upon completion of training a set stable salary of 570/week, but later on as you can see yourself on this website - it's all commission job.

they were probably getting bad reputation back in East Coast, so they are now moving to CA, TX, and even Canada.

Long beach sun
Long Beach, California
U.S.A.

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UPDATE: detailed story of person who wasted 5 months and got in big debt because of Scentura

AUTHOR: Long beach sun - (U.S.A.)

a story called "Losers Never Quit" - poor guy wasted 5 month on Scentura and after that spent 4 years to pay off debts for his unemployment time while training.

part 1 of 2: http://www.getunderground.com/underground/columns/article.cfm?Article_ID=1043

part 2 of 2:
http://getunderground.com/underground/columns/article.cfm?Article_ID=1093

very sad and even if it was 13 years ago - all is very much alike to what i saw in first days i went there.
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