Report: #906346

Complaint Review: Sales Team USA

  • Submitted: Tue, July 03, 2012
  • Updated: Thu, September 06, 2012
  • Reported By: rosenie — portland Oregon United States of America
  • Sales Team USA
    205 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 410 Chicago 60601
    chicago, Illinois
    United States of America

Sales Team USA, bruce piazza, laura huff bruce piazza and laura huff will scam you into making 600 calls a day, bruce piazza and laura huff will not pay but they will lie to you, give you a run around and then begin to hang up on you when y chicago, Illinois

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Leads Plus is a SCAM!

*Consumer Comment: Purchases some sales leads plus SEO.

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: We should be up set not you!

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Please avoid Joe P. and Ms. Huff

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: SalesteamUSA Response

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These people advertise on craigslist under the employment sales categories they do a go-to-meeting online webinar with job seekers who are interested in working from home. Bruce Piazza conducts the meeting. During the meeting Bruce Piazza introduces the company as a credit card merchant services company who are  looking for sales people to work from home then he gives the option to own part of the business or just work under him. He mentions that owning part of the business is gonna cost 500.00, while working under him would cost nothing but does'nt pay as much and that there is alot of money to be made in either case. He then goes on to explain the commision structure but also assures that he does pay a base of 150.00 but that is only as long as 600 calls per day are made  iand this is in addition a commision compensation plan as well.  So, I began to make calls for Bruce Piazza to start off i was told by Bruce Piazza that  i would have to download and sign up for yahoo instant messenger and add him as a friend there along with his assistant Laura Huff. My job was to make cold calls to new business owners. I learned quickly  that most of the business owners on the list were sick and tired of being called over and over again by companies like Sales Team USA trying to sell them a credit card machine or merchant services when they are perfectly happy with the current electronic payment set up that they got from their bank.  Most people begged me to put them on the do not call list. Whenever, I was blessed enough to find the few and far between people who was nice enough to not bite my head off, slam the phone down on me as soon as i said the words do you accept credit cards, or beg me to stop calling them and  if i was able to get that far into the pitch where there was even a shred of interest, my job then was to quickly instant message the prospect's contact info over the Laura Huff.  Laura sits online all day waiting for leads like this to come through because her job is to call them and try to sell them the services. Laura would call my leads but she would never give me an update i wanted to keep track of my sales especially after all the effort that i had to put into getting a lead.  Laura  began to lie to me about what she had gotten from me and said that she only got one of 2 leads from me in a week when i knew it was more like 10. Luckily for me i had kept good records but later both her and bruce dismissed my leads by telling none of the leads i had send over were interested in the services. After working for a couple more weeks i began to ask about the 150 a week base pay. Whenever i would instant message Bruce Piazza about my pay he would simply ignore me. But whenever i would  instant message him about an interested prospect I would get a quick response. He chose to ignore me as long as i was asking about my pay check. I worked yet another week for these people at which point i began to call bruce about my pay, rather than instant message him since that proved to be useless.  He would somtimes answer and say who is this i'll call you right back, but he would never called back.  It went on like this for weeks. Then finally after calling him from an anonymous number repeatedly,  he finally responded to me by telling me that what he wants to do with me is to have me own my own merchant account business. I then told him that i did not have the 500 dollars to invest. This was when he said " I never said anything about 500 dollars" and then he went on to say "dont worry I'll call you back about this because i can get you started for 59 dollars a month you will be doing the same thing i do. You can buy your call list and hire people to make calls for you. Then he said i'll call you back about this and he rushed off the phone and, of course he did not call back. Whenever i call him now to ask about the 150 a week money that he's oweing me he simply hangs up the phone on me. Do yourself a favor do not work for these people this is a carefully constructed scam to get 500 dollars out of job seekers.
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#1 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Leads Plus is a SCAM!

AUTHOR: partyclown - (USA)

I  agree this company is a scam I also worked for this company and they say there is a $150 base but that is only after like 200 or 300 calls or 5 lead transfers. When I did not start at  9 am he emailed me and these were his words.

He said I do not have time to waste on information seekers.non commital individuals.that dont really have what it takes.

Sound harsh probably I have zero tolerance for entrepeneurs who say one thing and do another.   This man is a fraud and a fat sloppy nerd. He is very rude. And if you are not on the dial right at the set time he will keep calling you.

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#2 Consumer Comment

Purchases some sales leads plus SEO.

AUTHOR: Narenderks - (USA)

I purchased some slales leads plus their SEO services. It looks they had blocked the website mentioned above and doing business with some other name. I so far like the service, so don't want to disclouse the new name here to keep them safe for now. 

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#3 REBUTTAL Owner of company

We should be up set not you!

AUTHOR: Response - (United States of America)

SalesTeamusa works on a call bonus program. If you hit your weekly required calls (which is track automatically by our auto dialer) one could qualify for the call bonus. If the required calls are not met , one will not receive the call bonus. I believe this has happen in this case.  

2nd It is difficult to address a compliant when one dose not even disclose he/she name.

3th Salesteamusa dose not charge a $500 dollar training fee.

4th There is no Joe P who works at SalesTeamUSA

5th Ms. Laura Huff is on of the top professional in the industry. She handles and manages several Home Base works that do very well at home. Ms. Huff has been on staff for over four years with our prgram. 

Conclusion: This person did not hit the required calls to qualify for our call bonus. This person was not charge any fees to work in our program. At the end of the day Sales Team USA paid for the auto- dialer paid for the leads and paid for the phone  for this person to work at home which  resulted  in a substandard work performance by this person. 
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#4 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Please avoid Joe P. and Ms. Huff

AUTHOR: Ted - (United States of America)

I am an ex employee of this company. My experience with Mr. Joe P is very very bad. Please do your self a favor and avoid this guy and Ms. Huff. He first wants that 59.00 dollars. Which there is no refund. Secondly if you do pay and work for him there is problems with getting paid. 
He starts off telling you that you can make money if you would just make 400-600 calls a day.
And that Ms. Huff got her position doing that.  Don't believe that. These two people are just not honest. They pray on the unemployed. 
How Craiglist Chicago allows them to continue to advertise is strange.
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#5 REBUTTAL Owner of company

SalesteamUSA Response

AUTHOR: Response - (United States of America)

SalesteamUSA purchases new business listing from one of the top providers in the country. These list that Salesteamusa pays for are used by our team of home base workers to call on. 

Salesteamusa also provides a free internet auto dialer to call prospects.

Salesteamusa dose not charge $500 dollars for it's home opportunity.

For sales agents who want to use our dialer to market other products and services there is a $59.95 per month fee, no set up fees and it is a month to month program.. In response to this complaint this agent ( though makes reference to the quality of the calling material) states she still produce 10 sales leads.  Our records show that this agent did not recieve any sales earnings (as her leads did not turn into sales)  or call bonus that was available in the compensation program. 

This program was offered free to this agent.

This agent was given the auto dialer for free (no cost for phone or list)
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