Report: #398105

Complaint Review: Maverick Management, Larry Hahn, Courtney Holmes, Bernard Horne, Andre Rivera, Scentura

  • Submitted: Thu, December 04, 2008
  • Updated: Tue, January 13, 2009
  • Reported By: Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
  • Maverick Management, Larry Hahn, Courtney Holmes, Bernard Horne, Andre Rivera, Scentura
    60 Weirton Street
    Pittsburgh *Carnegie*, Pennsylvania

Maverick Management, Larry Hahn, Courtney Holmes, Bernard Horne, Andre Rivera, Scentura scam, lie, manager, branch manager, own keys Pittsburgh *Carnegie* Pennsylvania

*UPDATE Employee: I,went,threw,the,same,program

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Okay, so here is my story....

Tuesday I was looking online on Craigs List at the help wanted. I seen an ad that read: Manager Needed. 18-25 for expansion. No experience neccesary. Please call 412-279-5444. So, I called this number.. this guy (Andre) answered and said I could come in right away! So, I went in. I believe I was set to get there at 1. Anywho...

I go in. Sit down and wait a few minutes. While in the place they are playing really loud rap music. Then Andre comes in and takes me and this other girl into this room. Sits us down and really says nothing about the job itself. Just asked us if we could work m-f and so on. Of course, I said yes. So, he says if they liked me they will call between 5 and 5:30. So, later that night around 5:30 - they of course did call. I called back and was asked to come back to the 2nd interview on Thursday.

So, Thursday rolls around. I'm all hyped. Was told to 'dress sharp and bring a pen and paper for notes'. I walk in with my pen and paper in my purse. Sit down and there were about 10 people there. So, we all go into this room with cheap, white, plastic, lawn type chairs in the room. Very uncomfy. We all sit there and listen to this Courtney girl ramble on about this Larry Hahn guy. Larry does this, Larry does that, and so on. WHO CARES, right?

Still, at this point... really not saying much about the position that I would be working for if accepted. So, at the end of the 2 1/2 hour thing I was asked out of the room. Thought I got 'eliminated'... well, I was advised that I was offered the position. So, here I am... 21 years old, thinking that starting Monday I was going to be training to be a manager! How cool is that?

Well, what they did was give us this 'screening sheet' which asked like... your name, address, phone number, ssn, license number, license plate, make/model of car, etc... said to fax it in by 10am the next day or they will think that we were not interested in the job. So, right after I leave this place I go to this place to fax the paper... the fax won't go through. Hmmm, I thought to myself. I called the place back and verified the number...and tried the fax again. 2nd time... no go. Called again, Courtney goes "Ohh, our fax machine is down!" So, she advises me that I could take it in. And with that, I did right what she asked.

While I was taking it in... I noticed that they spelled MANAGEMENT wrong... they forgot the E. Okay, I though... typo. It happens. So, I took the paper in and left. I then called that girl who was in there with me and we were talking about how suspicious it all sounded... well, she had called the BBB and they knew NOTHING about this place.... yet they claimed to be a Fortune 500 Company. Right! I then got home and figured I would google it to see what I find... when googling "Maverick Management" ... I got nothing. I then remembered the name LARRY HAHN... I googled that and got directed to this site. I read about 10 horror stories and realized that it was nothing but a scam.

I did call the police to take steps to protect my idenity... however, I am thinking... what if the other people in the class weren't smart enough to suspect that they are shady? What if they give out all their info and get their idenity stolen? These people are scams and something needs to be done with them. They seem to target the younger crowd!

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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AUTHOR: Mdwethebest - (U.S.A.)

First off, let me introduce myself. My name is Earley Gaynor, I went through training a year and a half ago in middlesex, new jersey[with,bernard,courtney,and,Andre. When I first started I answered the ad just like everyone else. But unlike the other people that I started with, I stuck with it and I finished the program. When I started I was in Job Corp, I was broke and I had no plan in life. I went from job to job to job until finally I answered the ad, Donnie did my first interview and he gave me the opportunity of a lifetime. When I started I had to do some sales (just like everyone else) but instead of quitting, I had to work harder.

Long story short I finished the program in ten weeks (two weeks shorter than my goal). I now run a location of my own in Lanham, Maryland, which means I am a promotion of Donnie and Holly's. I now do the same job that they do, I signed up to be a manager and that is exactly what I am. I didn't get in this to do sales (which no one does). Donnie told me that I could make 30K my first year in the first interview. But in my business in its first year, I made $82,000. I feel like I scammed Donnie. People who blow out in their first or second week obviously didn't understand the business. They give anyone, no matter what race,color,gender, or age, the same opportunity they gave me. Free merchandise, free training, (the day you have to pay for something should be a red flag for you no matter what business) and they also give you the opportunity to move to any state with a business for free. Like I said I went through training in New Jersey and I got the freedom to move to Maryland.

Any person with a brain can look at all these negative letters and see that people run offices all over the country. So ask yourself, how did they get there? They got promoted there obviously. Running your own business isn't going to happen overnight, it takes more time and dedication to be successful in this and in any business.

Anyone who says this is a pyramid scam or that you dont get promoted doesn't know what THE
F*** your talking about. Everyone has the exact same equal opportunity. All it takes to complete training is working hard( for yourself), dedication, and a little blind faith, believing that Donnie and Holly will get you open. I am so confident that I am going to leave my phone number (NOT FOR BLOWOUTS) but for people who actually want some advice on how to run a successful business for Scentura. 240-380-6157 or 240-330-7566. I have alot of respect for Donnie and Holly because if I was in the position, I wouldn't even bother running an office I would retire. They are great people and unbelievable promoting owners. I am 21 years old, I am black and I make decent money. Thanks to Larry Hohn for giving me the opportunity. When an opportunity like this comes your way it isn't about what someone else did or does for you but what you do with the opportunity yourself. See you at the top.

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