• Report: #183080
Complaint Review:

Mano Marketing

  • Submitted: Fri, March 24, 2006
  • Updated: Fri, March 24, 2006

  • Reported By:Indianapolis Indiana
Mano Marketing
6415 Castleway W. Dr. Indianapolis, Illinois U.S.A.

Mano Marketing ripoff Indianapolis Indiana

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This Company goes under so many different names, i just started researching it because I had a funny suspicion after my first interview, which happened to go just like everybody said it would.

In the meeting of course Katherine Zeinz said she started her own business with a guy called Douglas Ascher his current address is: 20 LAMBOURNE RD APT T4 TOWSON, MD. 21204-2805 Pleas address any mail you may want to him there. (619) 992-1320 might be his phone number, at least it was when he was in Illinois.

Katherine Zeinz on the other hand is the one I have the biggest problem with. She lies and makes things up to make her company sound "BIGGER THAN LIFE" said SHE had opened the ones up in California and SHE opened the one up in Chicago. She also said that SHE is going to be opening up all of the ones in the mid-west. She also never mentioned the fact that we would be going around from business to business soliciting, why do they call it marketing if we would only be soliciting?

The BBB has Mano Marketing in Indianapolis listed as having 3 yes I am not Lying, THREE employees, I saw two of them, Katherine, the hot receptionist, and whoever Elizabeth Swanson is. I bet the IRS would love to hear about this one! This is all of the information I have found out about Katherine Zeinz, this is all in an attempt to put her life in complete misery for lying to people and ruining there lifes on false hopes and pretenses.

Although I know Katherine said she lives here in Indianapolis, her parents live 2400 PATRICIA LN HOMEWOOD, IL. 60430-1612 Any mail you would like to send her you can send it there, I am sure it will get there. Their phone number is (708) 798-4541 it is listed to a Pat Zeinz. Katherine DOB is 3/15/1980

The rest is the low down on all of the other stuff:

Mano Marketing, Inc.
Yahoo Map
6415 Castleway West Drive, #103
Indianapolis, IN 46250

The Better Business Bureau reports on members and non-members. Membership in the BBB is voluntary. Members must meet and maintain BBB standards. If a company is a member of the BBB, it is stated in this report.

Original Business Start Date: 09/20/02
Type of Entity: corporation
Incorporated: 2004 in Indiana
Principal: Katherine Zeinz, Owner
Number of Employees: 3
Phone Number: 317-578-3250
Web Site Address: www.synergisticconsultinginc.com
Membership Status: This company is not a BBB member
Type of Business: Marketing Consultants
Additional Business Names:
Synergistic Marketing & Consulting

The Better Business Bureau
Serving Eastern Missouri & Southern Illinois
15 Sunnen Dr., Ste. 107
St. Louis, MO 63143

Just from that you can tell they have changed their name! the website is no longer in use, they use the name back in 2002 then became incorporated in 2004.

These are all of the other so-called "marketing firms"
and look at the number of complaints from just soliciting on people's winshield wipers!

Vander Acquisitions
7435 Watson Road, Suite 100C
Saint Louis, MO 63119
Telephone: (314) 962-4101
Fax: (314) 962-4352

The BBB reports on members and non-members. If a company is a member of the BBB, it is stated in this report

BBB Definition:

report - A summary of activity reflected in a company's BBB file. Includes basic business background, BBB membership information, and Bureau complaint activity over the previous three years. Also reports may include any known government actions, advertising issues or other information that results from activity conducted by the BBB.

Principal: Ryan Vander Sanden, Owner Customer Contact: Ryan Vander Sanden, Owner - (314) 962-4101
TOB Classification: Advertising Agencies & Counselors
BBB Membership: This company is not a member.

Additional DBA Names
All American Advertising
Everest Group Inc
Granton Marketing
All American Marketing
Golden Promotions

Customer Experience
Based on BBB files, this company has an unsatisfactory record

BBB Definition:

unsatisfactory record - A company has an unsatisfactory business performance record with the Bureau is based on the experiences reflected in BBB files. This file condition results when the company has failed to resolve or respond to complaints, repeatedly failed to respond or resolve issues in a timely manner, failed to resolve the underlying issues for a pattern with the Bureau due to its failure to substantiate or modify advertising claims

BBB Definition:

pattern - More than 2 complaints involving the same allegations usually within 12 months that are significant in relation to the company's size and volume of business.

of complaints, failed to honor their commitment to mediate or arbitrate disputes or honor mediated agreements or arbitrated decisions, failed to substantiate, modify or discontinue false advertising claims that are challenged by the BBB, or failed to discontinue unauthorized use of the BBB name and logo, a Federally protected trademark.

BBB Definition:

advertising claims - The Better Business Bureau reviews business advertising, (newspaper, magazine, TV, radio, internet) routinely to ensure that it is truthful and ethical. Claims in advertising are measured against basic advertising principles of the BBB Code of Advertising

BBB Definition:

BBB Code of Advertising - http://www.bbb.org/membership/codeofad.asp
which was developed to guide advertisers, advertising agencies and advertising media.

BBB Definition:

Sales Practice Issues - Claims of alleged sales presentations made in person or by telephone that contain misrepresentations of the product or service, high pressure sales practices, failure to disclose key conditions of the offer, and verbal representations not consistent with written contractual terms or agreements.
Better Business Bureau, Inc.
741 Delaware Avenue
Suite 100
Buffalo, NY 14209
(716) 881-5222

210 South 8th St. Suite 6
Lewiston, NY 14092
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Local Phone Number: (800) 775-1975
Fax Number: (905) 764-4730
Membership Status: This company is not a member.
TOB Classification: Coupon Book Promotions

The information in this report has either been provided by the company, or has been compiled by the Bureau from other sources.
Customer Experience

The Bureau has requested basic information from this company. The Bureau has not received a response. Without this information, the Bureau may not have current information concerning such things as the company's management or its nature of business.

When evaluating complaint information, please consider the company's size and volume of business. The number of complaints filed against the company may not be as important as the type of complaints and how the company handled them.

Closed Complaints
Number of complaints processed by the BBB in last 36 Months: 9
Number of complaints processed by the BBB in last 12 months: 6

Complaints Concerned
Sales Issues: 2
Outcome of all complaints -
Resolved: 2

Repair or Service Issues: 1
Outcome of the complaint -
Resolved: 1

Refund or Exchange Issues: 4
Outcome of all complaints -
Resolved: 2; Company made good faith effort to Resolve:

Customer Service Issues: 1
Outcome of the complaint -
Resolved: 1

Credit or Billing Issues: 1
Outcome of the complaint -
Resolved: 1

Additional Addresses

30 West Beaver Creek unit 12, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3K1.

Additional File Information

The Bureau has requested basic information from this company. The Bureau has not received a response. Without this information, the Bureau may not have current information concerning such things as the company's management or its nature of business.

General Comments

* Contact your State Attorney General's office to verify that the business is registered.

* Contact trade groups related to the specific industry.

* Have your attorney review any contracts before signing them.

* Obtain a copy of the company's disclosure/revelation document before agreeing to anything. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requires this information; the document should state the concessions and opportunities in detail. If the company says they are exempt from this rule, contact the FTC to verify.

When discussing the opportunity with the seller, ask about:

* Value and appeal of the product or service.

* Financial health and history of the company and its officer, including litigation history.


* Names, directions, and telephone numbers of other people who have bought the concession or the opportunity.

* Types of training and field support available.

* Sites and selection of territories, if applicable.

* Substantiation of earning potential, with projections of income backed up by specific experiences of other buyers.

Be leery of any offer that:

* Makes outrageous and unsubstantiated earnings claims that sound too good to be true.

* Is made in a newspaper advertisement, directing you to call an 800 number, resulting in high-pressure telemarketing sales pitches.

* Requests payment by overnight express mail.

* Promises easy sale of the products or services.

* Promises exclusive territories and good locations for machines and display racks or the assistance of professional locators.

* Fails to provide disclosure documents containing financial statements, company history, and substantiation of earnings claims.

* Fails to provide fee and refund policies. Do not take refund policies at face value. Some fraudulent offers advertise phony refund policies touting 100% money back guarantees, then close shop with no intentions of honoring them.

For more information, contact:

Better Business Bureau
(800) 828-5000**$4 fee for Operator Assistance

NYS Attorney General
(800) 771-7755

Federal Trade Commission
(888) 567-8688

Postal Inspection Service
495 Summer St. Ste 600
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 556-4400

Consumer Protection Board of New York
5 Empire State Plaza
Ste 2101
Albany, NY 12223
(518) 474-8583

This report is general in nature and is not intended as a reliability report on any company, service or product.

Indianapolis, Indiana

STOP! ..before you think about using the Better Business Bureau (BBB)... CLICK HERE to see how other consumers were victimized by the BBB's false or misleading information. Don't be fooled! It has been reported, when there are thousands of complaints and other investigations underway by authorities, the BBB has no choice but to finally give an UNsatisfactory rating to a BBB member business that is paying the BBB big membership fees every year. When a business is reported that is NOT a BBB member, BBB files WILL more likely show an UNsatisfactory rating, then reportedly shake down that company to become a member of the BBB. One positive thing about the BBB is, either way, if a business has an unsatisfactory rating with the BBB, you can be sure, the business is bad. But what about all those BBB member businesses that had complaints filed against them? Consumers never get to hear about them. What about the BBB advertising to the public? Is this a false and misleading perception they are giving about consumer confidence when dealing with a business? Click here to understand more of what consumers and business alike are saying about the BBB. You decide. ..Remember. The BBB membership is not earned, it's paid for!

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