There are MANY Rip-off Reports about other companies doing exactly the same thing in the same way throughout the country. Different companies with different names and different owners all do the same thing: 1.) Advertise for a sales force for "FDA Class 2 Medical Air Cleaner"; 2.) Promise (in the ad, then on the phone when you respond, then in the "interview" that you are invited to) that it is NOT a commission-based job, that you will be given 30 genuine hot leads every two weeks, that in return for spending about two hours with each lead - demonstrating the product - you will receive $1200 and a new set of genuine hot leads; 3.) The "interview" turns out to be a presentation with 20-50 others in attendance, too; 4.) At the end of the presentation, you get a one-minute interview and are told to call a number later that day; 5.) If you dressed professionally, showed up promptly, and seemed gullible enough, then when you call later, you are invited back the next three days for a "free" (i.e. uncompensated) seminar on air quality testing and such; 6.) After three days of this, anyone who is still attending (not having been bored to death nor become wary of the operation) is told to generate 10 of their own leads (i.e. friends and family) on which to "practice" their demonstration (i.e. sales technique); 7.) Each of these 10 practice demonstrations must be preceeded and followed by a call to your trainer, and at the followup call, the trainer badgers you for not having sold a $3000 device (which is worth about 20% of that, as evidenced by the open market - search eBay and other online stores); 8.) Some of the "Sales Force Candidates" will, out of desperation, buy one or sell one to a family member, so that he or she can go on to the next phase, and receive the 30 hot leads; 9.) The 30 leads turn out to be some false leads (non-existent addresses, etc.) and some leads who were told that they had won a prize, and simply had to listen to a 20-minute presentation in order to claim it; 10.) By assuring that you will NOT make 30 presentations, they will never pay you the $1200, even if you do sell one or more devices; 11.) If you are gullible enough, you will continue on the sales force, thinking that your check will come in a few weeks, and that you'll do better with the next set of leads; 12.) meanwhile, the company will close its doors and not answer the phone for many months, until things cool down, when they will place another classified ad in the papaer for a Sales Force. Repeat ad nauseum. See also:
Check you local Better Business Bureau (not that they're very good, but maybe yours does SOMETHING -- Cincinnati's shows complaints, one of them unresolved)
What is needed is a class-action lawsuit, but the various small companies aren't juicy enough. Health-Mor / HMI / Filterqueen keeps itself clean, but allows many unscrupulous "businesspersons" (cough, cough) to run this kind of business selling Filterqueen and Defender.
If you're reading this, then you've probably already been ripped off. Too bad. I wasn't gullible enough -- I asked a question at the "interview": "What if one of the 30 leads isn't home when you show up for the presentation?" Because I was that savvy, I wasn't invited to the free seminar for the next three days, and all of the rest that follows. But my research shows that they did the same thing to others here last year and the year before, and that other companies are sticking it to their sales forces throughout the country.