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Complaint Review: Quantum, Dare, CPEA, FW1, Fast Wax,

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  • Submitted: Mon, June 30, 2008
  • Updated: Tue, June 19, 2012

  • Reported By:Boston Massachusetts
Quantum, Dare, CPEA, FW1, Fast Wax,
3a Gill St Woburn, Massachusetts U.S.A.

Quantum, Dare, CPEA, FW1, Fast Wax, Scam Woburn Massachusetts

*General Comment: Employee Scam, fulfilling empty dreams

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: New Scam office in Houston..

*UPDATE Employee: FW1, FASTWAX DEF NOT A SCAM

*UPDATE Employee: FW1 Fastwax is DEF NOT A SCAM

*UPDATE Employee: Chipio

*General Comment: FW1 companies are hurting the Internet

*Consumer Comment: Trying to save people time...

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Less than 20%

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Less than 20%

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Less than 20%

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: CPEA is real Quantum is BS!

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Easct Coast Events, Quantum Marketing SCAM!

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Yes they are scams but you mislabled one that the actual one is not a scam

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Every one of these companies is a scam and the only people that say otherwise are people who are to naive to see what they are getting into yet or they are a manager who has already sunk to much time into the business that they feel they have to keep at it.

I was part of this stupid company awhile back and the only one that makes money is Mike Putnam and maybee harmony hunt she plays like she has alot of money with a couple nice cars but i don't beleive it.

I was part of the most successful office in the country always number one sales office every week for the whole summer. Weird how just about 2 months after the summer was over the whole office shut down huh? This is how it works by no means do you make it when your a manager all you do is spend your time lying to people who you are interviewing promising a cozy managerial job when all the managers in the country pretty much are slaves as well. This job is an absolute joke. You pay for gas and put thousands of miles on your car

I even feel bad for the managers out there i quit before i got there because i crunched the numbers and they didn't match up with what was promised. You are even getting scamed as a manager they tell you that you can name your own business and run it how you want but the real reason is so Quantum is not liable and can't be tied to any problems that arise because Quantum is just a "consultant" yet they decide exactly how you run your business.

I am actually challenging anyone to rebut this with any points about why this is possibly a good oppurtunity i would glad to shut you up right away.

Jeff
Boston, Massachusetts
U.S.A.


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#1 General Comment

Employee Scam, fulfilling empty dreams

AUTHOR: RealityCheck473 - ()

My boyfriend works for this company for the past few months now, and I am surprised these compnies are allowed to be out there. All the employees work from seven to 10 pm shifts with the dream that they will become leaders an go on to become owners. They tell you you'll be making $35,000 a year just coming into work everyday, making $900 a week, youll be owning your own business in just six months. They say you will be going around the area, promoting breast cancer awareness at car events around the state. The owner explains that person actually would be making $400 a week plus 25% commission. What REALLY happens is that you'll stand at a gas station for ten hours under the hot sun or bad weather conditions selling car wax off a table. You'll work six days a week from five in the morning to 8 at night. You'll be making people pay nearly twice of what the product is actually worth. the entire price structure is a total lie. My boyfriedn and alll his other co workers  have no energy, you'll have no free time or life , and no social life along with strained relationships. 

If you take a day off or come in too late you'll lose the the base rate. And then comes the brainwashing. Every morning the Leaders will  fill your head with hopes and dreams of becoming an owner in six months or less, making thse that go to colege for that fools right? . They will have a conference call once a week where a guy will tell you how easy it will be to own your own place. They will keep you from quitting by telling you that tough times don't last, but tough people do, and many other molded phrases, all psychological boosters.  theyll tell you that sales are only 1% of the business... They feed you lies to try to keep you from quitting. They promised high pay to get you in, and promised frequent promotions to keep you there, then they make you work over 10 hours a day so you don't get much of a chance to find another job making impossible for you to quit.

Truth is, it will take you on average of three years to become an owner, never six months. Your checks will be more $200-$400 a week, and will always go up and down based on your sales. Don't believe the brainwashing, stay away from any local businesses promoting FW1, its for your own good and your family, spouse, and future  trust me. Another tip, they are merging to more states out there, one being Detroit, more in New York, and Jersey, so when you see FW1 RUN AWAYYY 

 

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#2 UPDATE EX-employee responds

New Scam office in Houston..

AUTHOR: been there done that - ()

Beware all you job searchers...FW1 Wax is now in stafford texas...After closing 2 offices in a year, they have reopened ...Now for those who still think they will make mney, Im sorry you won't. You will work well over 40 hrs and the avear=ge paycheck in most offices is $250!!

Now for you newbies, Gas $ is not  provided,but you must drive everywher up to 30+ miles one way. Paid Training is only given if the owner chooses, and if you don't sell enough in the first week you will be fired so that the owner doesn't have to pay you training pay. If a credit card bounces, it comes out of your check....

Currently here is the info from the new office..Beware

Houston Promotions

3727 Greenbriar Dr.

Suite 109

Stafford TX 77477

832-886-4578

http://houstonpromotionsinc.com

https://www.facebook.com/houstonpromotionsinc

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#3 UPDATE Employee

FW1, FASTWAX DEF NOT A SCAM

AUTHOR: CompetitiveConceptsNicole - (United States of America)

I work for one of the MANY companies dealing with FW1 Fastwax, which is a great product first of all.  Every single person that works inside of our business, including myself, is pulling in more money a week than MOST college grads with Bachelors degrees.  All of our customers buy the products at their own will and whenever we run into any issues we fix them RIGHT AWAY.  I do not think our branch has ever had any serious customer complaints. 

All of our customers get all of our information to contact us if there is any issues and the only problems we have ever run into since I have been here is a return, which we happily take care of.  I work in the office and I am the only one in the office, so I deal with all issues in our office and I know first hand.  It is because of people who do not know what they are talking about who ruin stuff for other people.
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#4 UPDATE Employee

FW1 Fastwax is DEF NOT A SCAM

AUTHOR: CompetitiveConceptsNicole - (United States of America)

I work for one of the MANY companies dealing with FW1 Fastwax, which is a great product first of all.  Every single person that works inside of our business, including myself, is pulling in more money a week than MOST college grads with Bachelors degrees.  All of our customers buy the products at their own will and whenever we run into any issues we fix them RIGHT AWAY.  I do not think our branch has ever had any serious customer complaints. 

All of our customers get all of our information to contact us if there is any issues and the only problems we have ever run into since I have been here is a return, which we happily take care of.  I work in the office and I am the only one in the office, so I deal with all issues in our office and I know first hand.  It is because of people who do not know what they are talking about who ruin stuff for other people.
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#5 UPDATE Employee

Chipio

AUTHOR: J.M. - (United States of America)

I am a windshield repair guy with Chipio and it is a very profitable scam. I have met Harmony Hunt the VP of Chipio. but these same companies fall under smart circle as well as your Direct TV sales people and the FW1 sales team. The company is run like a frat party where in as long as you stay drunk you don't realize Larry Tenenbaum is living next to Kobe Bryant and you can"t pay your rent.
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#6 General Comment

FW1 companies are hurting the Internet

AUTHOR: Fw1shine - (U.S.A.)

I am actually challenging anyone to rebut this with any points about why this is possibly a good oppurtunity i would glad to shut you up right away.

Jeff
Boston, Massachusetts
U.S.A.

Rebuttal based on experience with the product, online customer services provided, re-sales to online returning customers, Link Referal ratings and the "A" rating that FW1SHINE.COM has received. Not all these companies are scammers. Now lets review the list of companies: 

Quantum Events, DS-Max, Innovage, Smart Circle Quantum, Smart Circle, FW1 Companies are hurting Internet


FW1SHINE.COM is not affiliated with any of these companies. We have been online since 2006 with online sales of FW1 Wash & Wax, TS2 Tire Shine, GP3 General Cleaner and CU4 Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner. These are waterless applications for cleaning and waxing most vehicals & with some home cleaning uses as well all from 17.5oz Aerosol Cans. We have no experiences with these companies other than Fast Wax. No knowledge of most of these companies best practices policies use in operations or rather they should be viewed a scam based on your experiences alone. However; we have purchased our products without issues or a feeling scam at all. As far as employment FW1SHINE.COM is an automated online sales self-help website. Online customers place their orders with us for FW1 products and we ship same-day. We have not made every single customer happy but we have tried no scam zone here. With only 2 refunds out of 500,000 orders our customer service and ship confirms are our only points about why this is posssibly a good opportunity, that is to say to you try to purchase the product in bulk and sell independently of these companies. Create yourself a home office, order all the products you can sell and sell from home. Understand the home office maybe a tax deduction as an added benifit of self-employment. So you can blog about these companies operation methods or become their compeditor save blogging their actions for someone else or the lack there of they will blog themselves out of business. You can focus on showing them how to treat customers, emplyees, being open and use best practices in every-day FW1 business operations with respect to FW1 ventures.

Rick Cablings, Online FW1 Sales

sale@fw1shine.com
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#7 Consumer Comment

Trying to save people time...

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

You might as well report these guys too, since they all offer similar "job opportunities:

New York Business Solutions (NYBS)
Prestige Solutions
Ample Opportunity
American Events
Shining Tree International
Innovage
Quantum,
FW1 Wax
Sapphire Skies Promotions,
Olympus Marketing

Those "companies" offered a new job selleing windsheild replacements, usually in dealing with a company called "C2C autoglass" or Coast 2 Coast Autoglass.

Even though this is a different service, it's all the same model.


I had posted a reply to a Pryme Time post as well as looked up other scams and found that it's all the same, regardless of the task. Apparently they're coming from all over the US and Canada.

And if you see a rebuttal from an "ex-employee", they typically give the same "copy-paste" response of how someone never made it past the 1st or 2nd interview or that the person wasn't a good salesperson.
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#8 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Less than 20%

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

The actual amount they give back to any of the non-profit organizations that they "represent" (D.A.R.E., CPEA, Operation Smile, etc,) is NOT 20%, as the last person commented. It's quite a bit lower. They only give back 5% of charity labeled items such as t-shirts and any other items on the table that bare the charity logo.
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#9 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Less than 20%

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

The actual amount they give back to any of the non-profit organizations that they "represent" (D.A.R.E., CPEA, Operation Smile, etc,) is NOT 20%, as the last person commented. It's quite a bit lower. They only give back 5% of charity labeled items such as t-shirts and any other items on the table that bare the charity logo.
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#10 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Less than 20%

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

The actual amount they give back to any of the non-profit organizations that they "represent" (D.A.R.E., CPEA, Operation Smile, etc,) is NOT 20%, as the last person commented. It's quite a bit lower. They only give back 5% of charity labeled items such as t-shirts and any other items on the table that bare the charity logo.
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#11 UPDATE EX-employee responds

CPEA is real Quantum is BS!

AUTHOR: Ivelisse Medina - (U.S.A.)

Yes I don't want anyone to get me wrong. The CPEA is a real organization; Quantum is pure bull. They make money by misleading people who think they are giving their money to a good cause. The truth is on 20% of what they give actually goes to the charity, the rest (80%) goes to Quantum. This money is then used to pay for vacations for the managers and assistant managers. I even saw a $7000 watch they gave to one of the regional managers!!! It's sad how they take advantage of people and not feel a thing. Their selfish people...it's a shame.
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#12 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Easct Coast Events, Quantum Marketing SCAM!

AUTHOR: Ivelisse Medina - (U.S.A.)

I worked for East Coast Events in New Brunswick NJ. The owner Tasha Arrascue and the Assistant Mananger Shina Abraham were both liers. They would lie to the employees about how much money we would make on certain projects. Shina was part of a project where we would go to collge football games and have people sign up for credit cards. When we asked how much we would be paid for each credit card application they said $8-$9 when in actuality it was only $1.25!!! I asked another employee who was friends with Shina why they had lied about it and she said Shina and Tasha lied because they knew we wouldn't do it if we knew how much we would get paid.

We were told to avoid the question of how much of the money goes into helping the charity (20%). We had to stand outside of 7-11, WaWa, K-mart in the rain or shine and even when it was cold out. It was a complete waste of my time, I would never make the same mistake twice. If you see an ad promising $40-$50/yr for an entry-level assistant manager, WATCH OUT. EAST COAST EVENTS and all of QUANTUM MARKETING IS A SCAM!!!
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#13 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Yes they are scams but you mislabled one that the actual one is not a scam

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

yes they are all scams but what is misinformed is the cpea the real child protection education of america is owned by hillary sessions whose daughter went missing the companies who sell stuff saying that they are them are not i know one in gainesville the company is called unity concepts and there are other ones they are a marketing based company not the actual cpea cuz i dont want the real cpea to get a bad name she really does help alot with bring home missing kids but the marketing companies are the ones who exploit it. I worked for unity and i still have not recieved my last paycheck 4months later. and currently the office in gainesville is being investigated by the irs.
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