Report: #433964

Complaint Review: Sports Marketing International, Sports Marketing Is Apart Of DS-MAX, Just Bad Newa!!!!

  • Submitted: Fri, March 13, 2009
  • Updated: Wed, February 22, 2012
  • Reported By: Los Angeles and outlining areas California
  • Sports Marketing International, Sports Marketing Is Apart Of DS-MAX, Just Bad Newa!!!!
    4939 Ventura Blvd. Suite 304,
    Sherman Oaks,, California

Sports Marketing International, Sports Marketing Is Apart Of DS-MAX, Just Bad Newa!!!! An Employment Scam! Sherman Oaks, California


*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Everything in this Report is the Truth...however,

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Sports Marketing International, formerly known as "the landers group" is about helping high school college students find great entry-level jobs.

Sports Marketing International is an "EMPLOYMENT SCAM"which has been identified as a scam by people online and in the media. As it gets later in the post-graduation job hunting season, many new grads become desperate. It makes them easy prey for employment scams like those peddled by the grand daddy of all the groups... DS MAX.... and also "The Landers Group".

For more info.. go to this site

DS- MAX, the aftermath was a great site but the webserver closed out there services.....


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

I just read some of these stories... the stories if you read "The Aftermath: which was a great blog... showed how very bad this company was.. but it is far worse than stated.....  This is a paramid scheme which was started many years ago by two men from Toronto.... and they can to the US under another name...  they travel around, and the key is for the lower lines to support the higher ones. People were severely scared by what was happening. 

I was able to bring down the Landers Group with their own documentation and supportive paper work that they did not realize could be used against them....  I thought they would quite, but they opened up under a new name, and off to the races it was.

They are doing this with not only high school students, but recent college grads.... so you have to be award of these employment skames.

One job, one day was written by someone who was in the landers group..... and they post on craigslist,, etc...... don't get sucked in... quite before you start.. the key is that the interview last a matter of 5 minutes....
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#2 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Everything in this Report is the Truth...however,

AUTHOR: Bob T - (U.S.A.)

As an ex-owner (DS-Max speak, of course) of a Clearance Division (historical, of course) office, I can speak with complete credibility. I spent nearly 4 years in the field. I was told, eventually learned, and then spewed the lies that keep this company afloat. I cannot match or exceed the misery that can be found by reading any of the hundreds of tales of woe posted on this site, so I won't try. The churn them and burn them mentality of the parent company is built into their business model--a model that has alowed them to consistently make money, dispite the status of the national economy. Will I ever attempt to defend their tactics? No. Will I ever forgive them for the damage to my soul? Never.

That being said, if dispite all of the posted warnings you want to give this MLM a try, then go ahead, it is a free country.

For me, there was no six figure income, no palace in Malibu, or Porsche in the driveway. For my 4 years of 70+ hour weeks I received a life long lesson in dealing with adversity and strife. Say what you want about their atrocious ethics, but you will take something away that will last your entire life.

I am referring to the 5 and 8. Anyone who has been in the business know what I am describing. I can honestly say that I use the 5 and 8 everyday. You can't help it, it is a permanent part of your bones. I did not have them before DS-Max. I use them in corporate America to this day. They are the keys to success and advancement. They seem like common sense, but a strict adherence to them will give you a distinct advantage over everyone else.

Protect your attititude, be on time, be prepared, work a full day, it all comes so smoothly for me now, when it didn't before. I did not obtain the millionaire bank account that the company touts, instead I received a million dollar education.

There is always something good to take away from any experience. Be aware though, the company will suck out your soul if you let them.
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