• Report: #193936
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Ocean Scents - Observe Lessence - Scentura Creations

  • Submitted: Tue, May 30, 2006
  • Updated: Wed, May 16, 2007

  • Reported By:garden grove California
Ocean Scents - Observe Lessence - Scentura Creations
Huntington Beach, California U.S.A.

Ocean Scents - Observe Lessence - Scentura Creations ripoff Huntington Beach California

*UPDATE Employee: What " Cult Like" Atmosphere are you talking about?

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: the concept of your business is unlawful


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Do not try and work for this company. It is a total scam. Trust me I have worked for a company like this before. They are going to have you come in for a 1st interview ask you 2 or 3 questions than if they want you to come back for the second one they will tell you or call you. Than you go in for a 2nd interview Here they will ask you a few more questions tell yo u a little on the company and that is all they will than say to come back or they will ask you to leave. Than you come back and they have you fill out a bunch of forms.

When you come back on the first day they start to tell you more about the business. This is when you find out that you will be selling perfumes and colognes, your told you will be given you own office to run, and your guarenteed 30,000-40,000 a year. Your than told to go home and sell the stuff to your friends and family. The second day you go on the streets with other "trainees" and see the stuff on the streets.

You sell it at wal-mart parking lots, target, gas stations, mexican grocery stores, and mall parking lots. This is where you sell to people in the parking lots that are there to shop not be bothered by people trying to sell them crappy merchandise. While you are doing this you are trying to avoid police, secuity, or management.

You are never told that you can get ticketed or arrested for doing this, or that the merchandise can be confiscated. I know this much because I now a family friend heads a department where all they do is drive around busting people doing this kind of stuff.

They tell you that you will be paid but the pay is really what ever you can make that is over what they say you are supposed to sell it for. when you are in the parking lots they have you lie to the "customers" saying that you gjust got done with a show and that you are trying to get rid of what is left before you head home. That it was selling for $80 or something like that at the show but you will sell it for something like $30.

This is all a fraud. If you read this before you start to work for the company than please don't work for them. I'm warning you get another job that is a stable.

Garden Grove, California

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#1 UPDATE Employee

What " Cult Like" Atmosphere are you talking about?

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

Well to Melanie's comment about us having a cult like atmosphere that's just ignorant. Whats wrong with having a great attitude and having fun while you work? Whats normal to you showing up to work being pissed off and having no purpose in why you show up everyday. If that's normal than you can keep that and we will continue to not only work hard and have a purpose but also we will enjoy it while we do it.

Also to your response of an independent contractor, well we don't have those we have consignee's that not only have the choice to agree to it but also they do fill out a W-9's for tax purposes.

As for you comment about the BBB if you actually get you facts straight and look us up we have a grade of a AAA Score. That's pretty d**n good to me. With our methods of the ads that we place in the paper our advertising company loves us cause not only are we one of there customers but also they know what we do and the people that call the add are given that info.

Ocean Scents would just like to take this time to inform people that in our business we do understand that there are other companies out there that are not ethical in there business practices but that has nothing to do with Ocean Scents Inc. We here at Ocean Scents Inc. hold the up most ethics and business practices and are proud to say that we do!! Thank You and God Bless You
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the concept of your business is unlawful

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

You hide behind your "independant contractor agreement" and make it seem like you have done nothing wrong. Independant contactor or not, people deserve to be compesated for the work in which they provide you directly from your company, which you fail to do. if you do provide them with financial compensation DIRECTLY then by all means show us some proof! Show us a tax return or checks or somethign that shows you have financially compensated any fo your independant contractors?

Also your adds are misleading, which for that alone si criminal. Your just one of the lucky "business owners" that havent had the opprotunity to have your local papers stop advertising form too many complaints, forcing you to close and relocate!

And the fact that you are a member of the better business bureau means nothing! People can file complaints aginst you with the BBB which no doubtly if you are a member I am sure you have some complaints under your business name. If you don't, then you havent been in business for that long....

Your slick sales approaches and cult like atmosphere isn't brainwashing people here....sorry
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AUTHOR: Mark - (U.S.A.)

First of I want to start of by clarifying the Ocean Scents has not relation to Scentura Creations with the exception that they do provide us with our product of high quality renditions of top designer fragrances.

Ocean Scents is not only a legally licensed business but also we are registered with the Better Business Bureau. You not only have an exceptional record with the BBB but also we are a big contributor to our community.

The statements that were stated in this report are false and misrepresenting. The individual Jeff never was one of our consignee's and what he has stated has nothing to do with Ocean Scents Inc. as he states, it was an other company that has no ties to Ocean Scents Inc.

What we offer here at Ocean Scents is the opportunity to learn to be your own boss and accomplish financial stability and independence. The reason we are able to offer this opportunity is not only have we been through the same learning process but also we have experienced everything an individual will learn and go through while in the training and into the management of there own location. People that are selected and do become one of our consignee's are in agreement with what the learning process consist of and what it takes to become successful in our business.

As with any other marketing or management companies there are individuals that have selective hearing and only hear about how we drive the nice cars and live in the nice homes but seem to forget that we started off just like they will and some how it's our fault they did not pay attention. Even before we go any further in the process I can personally say that people are asked multiple times if there clear of what were doing here and are they willing to commit themselves to the learning process.

In closing this response Ocean Scents wants to apologize to anybody that misunderstood what we do but also we want to make sure that we clarify the process that was misrepresented by the individual named (JEFFERY) that has nothing to do with us!!! Thank You and may life bring you all your dreams and goals that you set out for yourself. ATTITUDE CHECK :)
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