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Complaint Review: PAUL KANEVSKY ; SUMO PAY LLC

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  • Submitted: Tue, February 18, 2014
  • Updated: Thu, July 17, 2014

  • Reported By: ARISTOTLE D. — JERSEY CITY New Jersey
PAUL KANEVSKY ; SUMO PAY LLC
111 JOHN STREET, SUITE 510 NEW YORK, New York USA

PAUL KANEVSKY ; SUMO PAY LLC SUMO PAY IS A FRAUDULENT CASH ADVANCE COMPANY THAT RIPS OFF ITS EMPLOYEES AND CUSTOMERS. DO NOT TRUST THIS COMPANY. NEW YORK New York

*Author of original report: UNPAID WAGE CLAIM AGAINST SUMO PAY LLC AMICABLY RESOLVED

*Author of original report: COMPLAINT AGAINST SUMOPAY LLC HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY RESOLVED

*Author of original report: UNPAID WAGES COMPLAINT IN THE PROCESS OF GETTING SETTLED

*Author of original report: UNPAID WAGE CLAIM STATUS UPDATE

*Author of original report: UNPAID WAGE COMPLAINT STATUS UPDATE

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Complaint in process of being resolved with ARISTOTLE DELPILAR, a former Employee who posted this ORIGINAL report.

*Author of original report: SUMOPAY IS THE NEW PRIME PAYMENT SOLUTIONS OWNED BY PAUL KANEVSKY

*Author of original report: SUMOPAY is really a fraud

*Author of original report: SUMOPAY is owned by Paul Kanevsky that used to run Prime Payment Solutions.

*Consumer Comment: You FAILED to mention how this company rips off ANYONE!

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          On January 13, 2014, I interviewed with Malana, the HR Manager, at SumoPay (located at 111 John Street, Suite 510, NY, NY 10038) and was informed that the job they were filling was for a full-time telemarketer/inside sales agent calling small and mid-sized business owners across the country in an effort to solicit business in exchange for cash advances to fund their operations. I was informed that the job paid $350 per week plus commissions for each completed and signed application faxed in by certain merchants. On Thursday, January 16, I got a call from Malana stating that I was hired for the job and that I was scheduled to start on Monday, January 20; I was also told that my hours were from Monday through Friday, from 10 am to 7 pm for a total of 40 hours per week .

Although we put in 9 hours everyday, we had an hour of unpaid lunch, one at 1 -1:45 pm and the other from 4-4:15 pm. For the next couple of days, I was subjected to grueling work hours and a hostile work environment as well as an unusually cold office under the supervision of Vadeem, the Sales Manager, who I happen to have overheard using a fictitious name to customers on the phone. I have also heard reports that the company engages in unethical and deceptive business practices such as lying to merchants about their business just to secure an application.

As a matter of fact, I happen to have spoken with a business owner in Kentucky who was cooperating with the US District Attorney’s Office in Kentucky regarding the company’s shady business solicitation practices ,with the owners not verifying any information they obtain from third parties before soliciting information from business owners which includes three months’ credit card transactions, three months’ business banking statements, a copy of the merchant’s passport or driver’s license and a voided check to be submitted along with a signed application.

       On January 30, 2014, around 5 pm, I was discharged from SumoPay on the ground that I was submitting fake applications to be processed by the company’s underwriters who would subsequently fax in or e-mail an application to business owners. This is an allegation I categorically deny or refute on account of the fact that I put in calls all week to different merchants across the country at the risk of getting hung up on or verbally abused occasionally as evidenced on the call logs on the company’s computer. Enclosed please find samples of the applications from merchants I actually spoke with, which I subsequently submitted a copy of to the Sales Manager (Vadeem) after I faxed in a copy of the Cash Advance application to such merchants.

I vacated my work space and left the premises at the end of the work day and the following day, January 31, I spoke with PAUL KANEVSKY who, much to my extreme shock and utter disappointment, stated that  he would not pay me the wages that I was promised when I interviewed for the position as well as when I signed the employment forms prior to commencing work with such a surreptitious company that I heard engages in fraudulent activities as well  .


This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 02/18/2014 07:23 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/PAUL-KANEVSKY-SUMO-PAY-LLC/NEW-YORK-New-York-10038/PAUL-KANEVSKY-SUMO-PAY-LLC-SUMO-PAY-IS-A-FRAUDULENT-CASH-ADVANCE-COMPANY-THAT-RIPS-OFF-1124388. 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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#1 Author of original report

UNPAID WAGE CLAIM AGAINST SUMO PAY LLC AMICABLY RESOLVED

AUTHOR: ARISTOTLE D. - ()

                   I would like to inform you that at the time of this writing, the New York State Department of Labor just mailed out a check amounting to the wage referenced to in the complaint against Sumo Pay LLC. I am happy to announce that Sumo Pay is a fair, honest and legitimate company that builds rapport with customers and employees alike. Sumo Pay LLC is truly compliant with the labor and consumer laws of New York State that it operates in as well as applicable federal laws. The proof is in the fact that they are currently expanding  to other locations. Their associates are properly trained in how to deal with their customers in a legitimate manner in accordance with applicable state and federal consumer laws. It is a company that provides funding to small and mid-sized businesses across the US after all the other cash advance companies and banks alike may have tuned them down for funding to keep their operations afloat.

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#2 Author of original report

COMPLAINT AGAINST SUMOPAY LLC HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY RESOLVED

AUTHOR: ARISTOTLE D. - ()

                      I am happy to announce that the complaint against SumoPay LLC has been successfully resolved and I am glad to announce that this company isthoroughly compliant with the laws of New York State that it operates in as well as applicable federal labor laws. As of today, June 14, 2014, I , the original author of the report, would like to state that SumoPay LLC has reimbursed me for the wages I worked for through the New York State DEpartment of Labor and I firmly believe that SumoPay LLC is committed to providing a legitimate and fair working environment for its employees and to ensuring the highest quality of customer service and satisfaction. This is evident in the fact that it is in the process of expanding its operations in New York City.

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#3 Author of original report

UNPAID WAGES COMPLAINT IN THE PROCESS OF GETTING SETTLED

AUTHOR: ARISTOTLE D. - ()

As of May 21, 2014, I was contacted by Milana Mardak, the HR Manager, at Sumo Pay LLC to inform me that the unpaid wages complaint is in the process of getting resolved directy with the NY State Department of Labor.

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#4 Author of original report

UNPAID WAGE CLAIM STATUS UPDATE

AUTHOR: ARISTOTLE D. - ()

                 As of April, 11, 2013, I , Aristotle Delpilar, the author of the original report, contacted Vadim, the Sales Manager of SumoPay LLC, and attempted to resolve this dispute that is currently being processed by the New York State Department of Labor. Vadim stated that he would forward me a copy of the agreement via e-mail and that he would send the check and a copy of the dispute resolution document to the State of New York. I tried to contact Vadim again on April 15  and he stated that he has not drawn up the document yet because he was busy with tax season. I offered him the alternative of me stopping by the SumoPay office to pick up the paycheck and sign the document stating that I would agree to update the report in this database but he said that he would get this squared away promptly. On April 17, 2013, I tried to keep tabs on the status of the resolution document that I had been anticipating in my e-mail but Vadim nonchalantly stated that he has been "busy." I informed him that this dispute is still being processed by NY State and I can inform the State anytime to drop the charges against this company if the managers comply with local,state and federal labor laws.

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#5 Author of original report

UNPAID WAGE COMPLAINT STATUS UPDATE

AUTHOR: ARISTOTLE D. - ()

                   As of April 11, 2013, I, Aristotle Delpilar, the original author of the report, contacted Vadim (SumoPay LLC) and attempted to resolve this unpaid wage dispute now being processed by the New York State Department of Labor Central Investigation Unit. Vadim stated that he would draft the resolution agreement and send it to my e-mail address as well as send a draft of this resolution agreement  and my paycheck via certified mail to the Department of Labor . As of April 14, 2013, I contacted Vadim again to keep tabs on the status of the document as well as the wages that he said he would remit. He stated that he was busy with his taxes. I informed him that I would stop by his office to pick up the check that he said was already cut as well as sign the document stating that I would duly update the record in the Ripoff.com database as part of our agreement. He said that he would work on it. On April 17, 2013, around 6 pm, I contacted Vadim again about the status of the document that I have been waiting for in my e-mail address. So far, the response that I have obtained was that "He has been busy" in a very nonchalant tone. I duly informed SumoPay that the complaint is still being processed by the NY State DOL unless the company informs me otherwise that the check has been properly remitted along with the document Vadim, the Sales Manager, promised he would send me and the State of New York a copy of.

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#6 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Complaint in process of being resolved with ARISTOTLE DELPILAR, a former Employee who posted this ORIGINAL report.

AUTHOR: Paul Kanevsky - ()

As of April 11, 2014 Mr. Aristotle Delpilar has been in communication with Sumopay where both parties have made obligations towards each other in order to set aside any differences. Sumopay is a fairly large organization with over 40 employees where we work hard to keep a proffessional working environment. 

 

 

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#7 Author of original report

SUMOPAY IS THE NEW PRIME PAYMENT SOLUTIONS OWNED BY PAUL KANEVSKY

AUTHOR: ARISTOTLE D. - ()

Consumers, please check out the other reports on Prime Payment Solutions and the owner of Sumo Pay who used to own Prime Payment Solutions. Both companies are a fraud employing loan specialists that use fake names or aliases to secure a loan application. I personally witnessed how the sales manager, Vadeem, used the alias "Jeff" while talking to a small business owner in Kentucky who claimed that he is cooperating with the United States District Attorney in Kentucky over how Sumo Pay LLC did not verify the information it obtained from third parties. This gentleman claimed that Sumo Pay stated that he was being financed by another cash advance company that did not exist. Vadeem, the Sales Manager who went by the name of "Jeff" over the phone, spent his time refuting the small business owner's claims ; an ex-employee claims that she was able to speak to a customer who stated that Sumo Pay LLC was affiliated with Prime Payment Solutions that is the subject of another complaint here on this website along with its owner, Paul Kanevsky. In that report, it is stated that the owner changes the name of the company often the way they use fictitious names. The proof is in the pudding and connect the dots right and there is your smoking gun. I happen to have documents of the people I have spoken with during the course of my employment which I have retained copies of for future use. So anything that any misinformed consumer would have to say is derogatory and inflammatory not to mention unfounded in nature.  I stand by my story.

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#8 Author of original report

SUMOPAY is really a fraud

AUTHOR: ARISTOTLE D. - ()

                   I have spoken to actual customers myself who are on the brink of filing a federal complaint against this company and the response I have to offer is " please don't shoot the messenger." At that point in time, I have realized that something is wrong with the company. I have documents to prove that I've spoken to merchants in addition to the call logs kept on file so the proof is in the pudding. As a matter of fact , I do remember the Sales Manager using the alias " Jeff" while conducting a conversation with this customer in Kentucky I have spoken with. Furthermore, I have spoken to employees who were able to share horror stories of how this company employs people using aliases to secure an application and how merchants are being tricked using  bait and switch tactics. An ex-employee I spoke with told me that this company is affiliated with Prime Payment Solutions. For reference, please see the report on Prime Payment Solutions.

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#9 Author of original report

SUMOPAY is owned by Paul Kanevsky that used to run Prime Payment Solutions.

AUTHOR: ARISTOTLE D. - ()

Please see the reports on Prime Payment Solutions owned by Paul Kanevsky. Just like the other company, this cash advance company employs loan specialists that use fake names or aliases to secure an application. I have also heard reports about hidden fees and machines that this company uses that do not work. Vadeem, the sales manager, uses an alias when speaking with merchants. I had the firsthand experience of talking to a merchant in Kentucky who claimed that he was working with the US District Attorney's Office in Kentucky concerning deceptive practices by SumoPay that obtains third-party information on merchants without verifying the information first.

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#10 Consumer Comment

You FAILED to mention how this company rips off ANYONE!

AUTHOR: Jeff - ()

After reading your complaint I still don't see how Sumopay actually rips of employees OR its customers. Here's why:

  • "I have also heard reports that the company engages in unethical and deceptive business practices such as lying to merchants about their business just to secure an application."
    • Where/Who did you hear this from? How do we know this is reliable information?
  • "with the owners not verifying any information they obtain from third parties before soliciting information from business owners which includes three months’ credit card transactions, three months’ business banking statements, a copy of the merchant’s passport or driver’s license and a voided check to be submitted along with a signed application."
    • The only way to verify information obtained from a THIRD party lead vendor is to actually contact the business owner and ask for financial statements, which the business owner can provide at his own discretion. Nothing wrong with that.
    • By submitting a "signed application" the business owner is voluntarily agreeing to provide this information. Sounds legit to me.
  •  "On January 30, 2014, around 5 pm, I was discharged from SumoPay on the ground that I was submitting fake applications to be processed by the company’s underwriters who would subsequently fax in or e-mail an application to business owners."
    • Submitting fake applications is undeniably legal grounds for termination. The fact that underwriters were following up on your applications by contacting the business owners you claimed to have spoken too shows that they actually were verifying your applications and had the means to find out that they were FAKE.
  • "This is an allegation I categorically deny or refute on account of the fact that I put in calls all week to different merchants across the country at the risk of getting hung up on or verbally abused occasionally as evidenced on the call logs on the company’s computer." 
    • The fact that there are call logs showing you were dialing out and speaking to people does NOT prove that you actually obtained any information or solicited any interest in applying from a business owner. All it proves is that you were on the phone.... which was your job!
  • "at the risk of getting hung up on or verbally abused occasionally"
    • Guess what buddy! You came to work as a telemarketer! Getting hung up on or cursed out occassionaly is part of the job! Everyone has gotten calls from telemarketers and hung up on them at some point. If you were a babysitter would you write a ripoff report about the baby crying?
  • "Enclosed please find samples of the applications from merchants I actually spoke with"
    • There is nothing enclosed to your report, I imagine it's difficult to enclose something that doesn't exist
  • "much to my extreme shock and utter disappointment, stated that  he would not pay me the wages that I was promised"
    • You also "promised" to get REAL applications from merchants, not fill out FAKE ones yourself
  • "prior to commencing work with such a surreptitious company that I heard engages in fraudulent activities as well"
    • Why would you go to work for a company that YOU HEARD engages in fraud?

In summary, I don't see how Sumopay actually ripped anyone off. You claim to have not gotten paid for work that you cannot show you actually  completed. Besides that, there is nothing not kosher about business owners submitting their own documentation for underwriting. 

If your report is true you should be able to provide names/numbers of business owners you spoke to that actually showed interest and provided their information to you.

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