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Complaint Review: Liberty International Marketing - Texas International Promotions

  • Submitted: Thu, December 13, 2007
  • Updated: Mon, June 08, 2009

  • Reported By:Flower Mound Texas
Liberty International Marketing - Texas International Promotions
2805 W. Arkansas, Suite 300 Arlington, Texas U.S.A.

Liberty International Marketing - Texas International Promotions SCAM!!! wasted my day, didn't pay for gas, found out it was commission only and it was a fraudulant non-profit organization. Arlington Texas

*UPDATE Employee: Same Company?

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Please Beware

*Consumer Comment: Saved My Time

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*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Use & Abuse - Liberty Marketing

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Use & Abuse - Liberty Marketing

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Use & Abuse - Liberty Marketing

*Author of original report: Liberty International Marketing SCAM! Arlington, TX

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I just went through the craziest day of my life. I got an opportunity to work for a marketing company that turned out to be a scam. On Tuesday 12/11/07, 1:15pm I got an interview with Liberty International Marketing (which lasted like 10 minutes), the manager told me that there would be a second interview if he called me at 5:30pm. I got it.

The next day 12/12/07, 9:00am at the interview I found out that I would be going to Midlothian for some kind of a training/observation day. We ended up going in one car for this 2nd inteview (observation day) to a truck stop to sell some spray wax for cars, barbie books, Haitat for Humanity shirts and other cheap junk. Oh, and they also asked for different amounts for these products to rip off customers. And we're supposed to tell people that all the money recieved goes to Toys for Tots, Injured Vets of America, and Habitat for Humanity while all the money being made was being pocketed by the trainer; I mean in a legit company they have a lock box or something for the proceeds.

At lunch I found out that it was commission only. We were supposed to show people how the spray works on there cars but no one would buy anything, only like five items where sold in nine hours. Oh and by the way the temp was 35 degrees and it was raining, they didn't offer to pay for lunch, and we didn't get paid for gas or our time. And also they have gone by many other names like Zephyr Marketing, Texas International Promotions, and many more (legit companies don't change their names unless something criminal is going on, especially like 5 times).

I went to their website libertyinternationalmarketing.com last night and it wouldn't open, went to their website today and it worked but they no longer have Toys for Tots or DARE America as some of their clients. Oh and I went to Toys for Tots website didn't see this company as a client. I really want to do something about it because it makes me mad when people use non-profit organizations to make them money.

They're thieves!! The office is in Arlington, Texas by the way. I'm probably going to call some of these companies and ask if they are clients and probably going to let the authorities know. So if you see this company on careerbuilder.com or any other job site avoid it and don't go in for an interview like I did! I've done promotions for legit marketing companies for years and never seen anything like this. Anyways if anyone out there has gone through this let me know.

BR
Flower Mound, Texas
U.S.A.

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#1 UPDATE Employee

Same Company?

AUTHOR: Allbiz1986 - (U.S.A.)

Now I have seen the other reports and replies to this Liberty International scam. I am not sure if it is the same company I am dealing with. I know that the company I deal with sells all sorts of things that don't interest me, but one item on the the other half struck me as a good way to make some doe. The phone service (VOIP) offered through the company has seemed to make a good way for extra income, its made from quality Cisco Systems hardware, and has a Tech Support hotline. I don't see this as a scam. In fact I have had several legit checks cut to me with no problems or anything. The company gives you the right tools to make your own little business work; like live support and a online suite with suggestive material to make your business grow. I bought in the company in 2007. Although I have not had time to work hard on getting it going, but I still get residual income on what i have done... not much, but that shows that it really is worth it. Now I would really like to know if this is the same company that is talked about. And if it is, why was your experiences different then mine? I feel the company is legit, if anyone has any other comments or suggestions please reply.
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#2 UPDATE EX-employee responds

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AUTHOR: Agcat - (U.S.A.)

Oh, please, please beware of this company. They go by several different names but are actually the same company. I worked for Texas International Promotions directly out of college because I was interested in branching into the non-profit sector. What a scam. The several reports on this website truly give an accurate description of what you are going to be facing if you decide to sign on with this company. I don't seriously know how they haven't been investigated by the state yet.

Yes, you work on commission - a very very small percentage. I worked 70 hours one week and made 257 dollars. I also used my own gas - driving from my home in Arlington to a job site say, in Rowlett, then back to Arlington, then home at night. They say that Saturdays are optional, but I missed ONE Saturday one time and was immediately called in to the office and explained that not participating in Saturday events was making me "look bad". The company is essentially a pyramid scheme. They use the same scam to get you to sign on (see the other posts), then they essentially give you the dirt. You are given materials to sell in front of grocery stores, gas stations, etc., and you are expected to sell a certain amount every day. They then teach you how to convince people that they are "donating" to a worthwhile cause. In actuality, the percentage to the "clients" is ridiculously small or completely non-exisitent. (Also, the materials are bogus - I don't even think that they are client approved.) If you do well, you are pressured to open another office (similarly named) nearby and start the scam all over again. I actually worked with the owner of Liberty International (he was hired with me). I just happened to look at his website the other day and about died laughing.

Anyway, I quit. I am truly embarrassed that I got scammed. They wouldn't even give me my last check until I demanded payment with the threat of legal action and a call to several DFW news stations. The funny thing is that these people are still in business, and whenever I go home to Dallas I see them everywhere scamming individuals left and right.
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Saved My Time

AUTHOR: Superman830621 - (U.S.A.)

I am really struggling with my current job and on one of my many days off I went to careerbuilder and found this company Liberty and Zephyr invertment marketing or something close to that. I was so excited that the pay stated was 28k-35k per year and bought into all they had to offer. I like the others went to my first interview and I have a felony so to think that this job was available and they didnt care about my past, didnt even want to hear about it was exciting. They told me as well after 10 minutes that if I was one of 5 out of 30 that got selected they would call me.

Suprise, suprise they called me. I was so excited but after reading this repost I am glad I found it because I almost took work off tommorrow to go to this place. Thank you for saving my time and energy. Dont be sucked in by this company its exactly whats been said already.
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AUTHOR: Superman830621 - (U.S.A.)

I am really struggling with my current job and on one of my many days off I went to careerbuilder and found this company Liberty and Zephyr invertment marketing or something close to that. I was so excited that the pay stated was 28k-35k per year and bought into all they had to offer. I like the others went to my first interview and I have a felony so to think that this job was available and they didnt care about my past, didnt even want to hear about it was exciting. They told me as well after 10 minutes that if I was one of 5 out of 30 that got selected they would call me.

Suprise, suprise they called me. I was so excited but after reading this repost I am glad I found it because I almost took work off tommorrow to go to this place. Thank you for saving my time and energy. Dont be sucked in by this company its exactly whats been said already.
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AUTHOR: Superman830621 - (U.S.A.)

I am really struggling with my current job and on one of my many days off I went to careerbuilder and found this company Liberty and Zephyr invertment marketing or something close to that. I was so excited that the pay stated was 28k-35k per year and bought into all they had to offer. I like the others went to my first interview and I have a felony so to think that this job was available and they didnt care about my past, didnt even want to hear about it was exciting. They told me as well after 10 minutes that if I was one of 5 out of 30 that got selected they would call me.

Suprise, suprise they called me. I was so excited but after reading this repost I am glad I found it because I almost took work off tommorrow to go to this place. Thank you for saving my time and energy. Dont be sucked in by this company its exactly whats been said already.
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AUTHOR: Superman830621 - (U.S.A.)

I am really struggling with my current job and on one of my many days off I went to careerbuilder and found this company Liberty and Zephyr invertment marketing or something close to that. I was so excited that the pay stated was 28k-35k per year and bought into all they had to offer. I like the others went to my first interview and I have a felony so to think that this job was available and they didnt care about my past, didnt even want to hear about it was exciting. They told me as well after 10 minutes that if I was one of 5 out of 30 that got selected they would call me.

Suprise, suprise they called me. I was so excited but after reading this repost I am glad I found it because I almost took work off tommorrow to go to this place. Thank you for saving my time and energy. Dont be sucked in by this company its exactly whats been said already.
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AUTHOR: Thecollegegraduate - (U.S.A.)

I happened to be on Craigslist today and came upon an job posting under Liberty International Marketing. I googled the name, and found this site. I felt that it was my duty to add on to what these two other individuals have filed.

A couple months ago, I applied for a job with 3D Promotions. Long story short, 3D promotions: 3dpromos.com, Liberty International Marketing: libertyinternational.com, and Zephyr International Promotions: zephyrinternationalpromos.com are ALL the same company. Check out each of the websites.

3d and Zephyr are in the same building. How do two different companies have the same address? You can look at their websites and see that they are all the same layout, with the same web designer.

When I went on my interview, there were 3 other people waiting to interview. We were taken in two by two for a ten minute interview. We were told that someone would call us by 5:30 to let us know if we made it to the next round of interviews, I was really excited about this job opportunity, as I was seeking a career in non-profit work. As advertised, 3D Promos worked with Toys for Tots and the DARE program. The interviewer also told me that they were looking to expand to different markets, including the Arlington area. I was impressed by that since I live in Arlington (the office is in Richardson).

I received a call later that day, saying that I just needed to set up a day where I can observe one of the managers. I was told that I needed to dress business casual, but to wear comfortable shoes, as I would be walking a lot. Not only that, I would have to observe from 9am to 5pm. I agreed to this follow up, but as the day progressed, it just didn't feel right. I wasn't told anything more specific, so it made me feel uneasy. It didn't feel legit. So in the end, I didn't show up to the second interview. I am so glad I didn't because I would have been put in a very bad situation. BEWARE this scam.
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AUTHOR: Thecollegegraduate - (U.S.A.)

I happened to be on Craigslist today and came upon an job posting under Liberty International Marketing. I googled the name, and found this site. I felt that it was my duty to add on to what these two other individuals have filed.

A couple months ago, I applied for a job with 3D Promotions. Long story short, 3D promotions: 3dpromos.com, Liberty International Marketing: libertyinternational.com, and Zephyr International Promotions: zephyrinternationalpromos.com are ALL the same company. Check out each of the websites.

3d and Zephyr are in the same building. How do two different companies have the same address? You can look at their websites and see that they are all the same layout, with the same web designer.

When I went on my interview, there were 3 other people waiting to interview. We were taken in two by two for a ten minute interview. We were told that someone would call us by 5:30 to let us know if we made it to the next round of interviews, I was really excited about this job opportunity, as I was seeking a career in non-profit work. As advertised, 3D Promos worked with Toys for Tots and the DARE program. The interviewer also told me that they were looking to expand to different markets, including the Arlington area. I was impressed by that since I live in Arlington (the office is in Richardson).

I received a call later that day, saying that I just needed to set up a day where I can observe one of the managers. I was told that I needed to dress business casual, but to wear comfortable shoes, as I would be walking a lot. Not only that, I would have to observe from 9am to 5pm. I agreed to this follow up, but as the day progressed, it just didn't feel right. I wasn't told anything more specific, so it made me feel uneasy. It didn't feel legit. So in the end, I didn't show up to the second interview. I am so glad I didn't because I would have been put in a very bad situation. BEWARE this scam.
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#9 UPDATE EX-employee responds

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AUTHOR: Shimmer1221 - (U.S.A.)

I worked for this company as well in 2007 in between jobs as a source of income. I found out real quick this was getting me no where. You had to use the wear and tear of your car to scandal the public into purchasing Dare products for a commission only pay for yourself. At the time I did not realize the profits were not going to the place they should be.

After reading the posting on here, it makes me feel awful to mislead people like that and to be treated like we were. The whole time I worked there, setting up outside department stores, grocery stores, etc. I felt like a bum begging for money. I was getting paid pennies for the hard work and you have to pay for your own gas and you only get like 30 minutes for lunch. The whole second interview process was really uncalled for. (Before getting the job) They have you observe and really work for free along with the person you are paired with that day. The interview lasts the whole working day and you are pretty much working without pay for a day.
And of course, they call you back to make you think you did an outstanding job and they will take anyone that is willing to work for them.

Now that it is tax time, I have not yet received my W2. I just called them to ask about this and it was stated that they were mailed out on the 29th of January. I asked them what address they sent my form to and they could not answer me. They got my name and number and I'm still waiting on them to call me back. They are definitely a tricky / scandaling company. And The name did change while I was there as well. Anyway, that's my two cents for 2 cents earned! haha!
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AUTHOR: Shimmer1221 - (U.S.A.)

I worked for this company as well in 2007 in between jobs as a source of income. I found out real quick this was getting me no where. You had to use the wear and tear of your car to scandal the public into purchasing Dare products for a commission only pay for yourself. At the time I did not realize the profits were not going to the place they should be.

After reading the posting on here, it makes me feel awful to mislead people like that and to be treated like we were. The whole time I worked there, setting up outside department stores, grocery stores, etc. I felt like a bum begging for money. I was getting paid pennies for the hard work and you have to pay for your own gas and you only get like 30 minutes for lunch. The whole second interview process was really uncalled for. (Before getting the job) They have you observe and really work for free along with the person you are paired with that day. The interview lasts the whole working day and you are pretty much working without pay for a day.
And of course, they call you back to make you think you did an outstanding job and they will take anyone that is willing to work for them.

Now that it is tax time, I have not yet received my W2. I just called them to ask about this and it was stated that they were mailed out on the 29th of January. I asked them what address they sent my form to and they could not answer me. They got my name and number and I'm still waiting on them to call me back. They are definitely a tricky / scandaling company. And The name did change while I was there as well. Anyway, that's my two cents for 2 cents earned! haha!
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#11 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Use & Abuse - Liberty Marketing

AUTHOR: Shimmer1221 - (U.S.A.)

I worked for this company as well in 2007 in between jobs as a source of income. I found out real quick this was getting me no where. You had to use the wear and tear of your car to scandal the public into purchasing Dare products for a commission only pay for yourself. At the time I did not realize the profits were not going to the place they should be.

After reading the posting on here, it makes me feel awful to mislead people like that and to be treated like we were. The whole time I worked there, setting up outside department stores, grocery stores, etc. I felt like a bum begging for money. I was getting paid pennies for the hard work and you have to pay for your own gas and you only get like 30 minutes for lunch. The whole second interview process was really uncalled for. (Before getting the job) They have you observe and really work for free along with the person you are paired with that day. The interview lasts the whole working day and you are pretty much working without pay for a day.
And of course, they call you back to make you think you did an outstanding job and they will take anyone that is willing to work for them.

Now that it is tax time, I have not yet received my W2. I just called them to ask about this and it was stated that they were mailed out on the 29th of January. I asked them what address they sent my form to and they could not answer me. They got my name and number and I'm still waiting on them to call me back. They are definitely a tricky / scandaling company. And The name did change while I was there as well. Anyway, that's my two cents for 2 cents earned! haha!
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Liberty International Marketing SCAM! Arlington, TX

AUTHOR: Br - (U.S.A.)

I just went through the craziest day of my life. I got an opportunity to work for a marketing company that turned out to be a scam. On Tuesday 12/11, 1:15pm I got an interview with Liberty International Marketing (which lasted like 10 minutes), the manager told me that there would be a second interview if he called me at 5:30pm. I got it. The next day 12/12, 9:00am at the interview I found out that I would be going to Midlothian for some kind of a training/observation day. We ended up going in one car for this 2nd inteview (observation day) to a truck stop to sell some spray wax for cars, barbie books, Haitat for Humanity shirts and other cheap junk. Oh, and they also asked for different amounts for these products to rip off customers. And we're supposed to tell people that all the money recieved goes to Toys for Tots, Injured Vets of America, and Habitat for Humanity while all the money being made was being pocketed by the trainer; I mean in a legit company they have a lock box or something for the proceeds. At lunch I found out that it was commission only. We were supposed to show people how the spray works on there cars but no one would buy anything, only like five items where sold in nine hours. Oh and by the way the temp was 35 degrees and it was raining, they didn't offer to pay for lunch, and we didn't get paid for gas or our time. And also they have gone by many other names like Zephyr Marketing, Texas International Promotions, and many more (legit companies don't change their names unless something criminal is going on, especially like 5 times). I went to their website libertyinternationalmarketing.com last night and it wouldn't open, went to their website today and it worked but they no longer have Toys for Tots or DARE America as some of their clients. Oh and I went to Toys for Tots website didn't see this company as a client. I really want to do something about it because it makes me mad when people use non-profit organizations to make them money. They're thieves!! The office is in Arlington, Texas by the way. I'm probably going to call some of these companies and ask if they are clients and probably going to let the authorities know. So if you see this company on careerbuilder.com or any other job site avoid it and don't go in for an interview like I did! I've done promotions for legit marketing companies for years and never seen anything like this. Anyways if anyone out there has gone through this let me know.
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