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Ripoff Report | Chuck Hughes, Ryan Review - Carmichael, California
Report: #838708

Complaint Review: Chuck Hughes, Ryan Hughes - Carmichael California

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  • Reported By: Lee — Torrance, Ca 90304 California U.S.A.
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  • Chuck Hughes, Ryan Hughes 840 Apollo St. El Segundo, California 90245 Carmichael, California United States of America

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To whom it may concern:

I responded to an ad on Craigs List for telemarketing closer.  I telephone interviewed with Nathan Campos, and the following day I interviewed with him in person.  When I called back to see if I got the job, he said he would have to discuss it with Brad, the owner, who was also sitting in the office that day, but was only represented as another salesman in the office.  Long story short, Brad called me and said okay.  The next day they gave me a one page script to review, a few web sites to look over and I listened to a few sales calls.  They were all very short calls.

I show up on Monday, they put some leads on a computerized data base, and I begin calling.  Most of the people had bought a Chuck Hughes book in the past, and had been email blasted for awhile.  My job was to "one call close" them into some overpriced investment advisory service.  Most of the people they had me calling were over 85 years old.  They were obviously preying on the elderly, who are somewhat mentally diminished.  It was a sad day.  Both Brad F., the CEO  and Nathan Campos the sales manager kept feeding me lines as they listened in on my calls.  They literally wanted me to beat the crap out of these people, so to speak, and hammer them for $6,000.00 on a credit card.

I have sold over the telephone for many years, and this is without question the slimiest bucket shop I have ever been in.  I was fired after one day.   I passed the smell test, but not the SCUMBAG test.

Chuck Hughes and his son Ryan must be SCUMBAGS too!  Ryan Hughes handles all the business coming from the "Select Marketing Services"-  SMI office in El Segundo, CA. 

I only worked there for a day, so my information is limited.  For anyone who is thinking about suing their balls off, perhaps this will help.

Chuck Hughes and his son Ryan Hughes live in Carmichael CA., this is where the money is going for the "enrollment fee", and boy did they seem hungry for the money! 

Customer service and the link with the brokers in New York, for the "Auto trading" option... for those wishing to lose their trading account AND the enrollment fee.  Some guy named Moldanano, Chucks "right hand man", does the dirty work for the company from a Chuck Hughes office, Moorestown NJ.  The trading capital money for the Advisory members is handled from there.  

The company offers 10% commission on sales and 15% if you sell more than $20,000 in enrollment fee, IN A WEEK!  I was fired because they didn't think I would be able to make $200,000 per year in commissions, and that they said was what they were looking for.  Perhaps  if I had a really bad cocaine habit, I might have been able to rise to the occasion.

FYI for anyone reading this who bought multiple years of fee.  They offer lifetime enrollment for $15,000.00.  This is a huge elaborate scam. 

These guys are real smooth criminals who have been at it a long time.  Brad F. and Nathan Campos have been running this bucket shop together for over 11 years.  The President of SMI, and evidently there is more than one SMI, is some lady, a silent fall guy...gal, one of Brad's partners.  Nathan Campos is a part owner in the company too.

That's all I know.  Their ethics are obviously in the toilet, and have been for so long, they can't even smell their own crap.  Perhaps this little report will give them a whiff.  

Chuck Hughes, you and yours, are a pack of thieving, lying, scumbag trash.  Nathan Campos you are a worthless punk.  Brad F.  you are a wise a*s, and a fat piece of crap.  Linda, you should find a better secretarial job.  The rest of you SCREW OFF!

Chuck Hughes, your crap stinks from El Segundo all the way to Big Sur, and from there, all the way to Moorestown/Cherry Hill, NJ.  Shame on you for exploiting the elderly and the investing community.

Times are tough, but they are not that tough, you messed with the wrong dude:  Because of people like you, and those in your organization, people like me don't give a crap AT ALL!

I hope you get everything you deserve, all of you.

Lee Sobel
(((ROR redacted)))
For those who have been scammed only.
I will testify.  

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#7 Consumer Comment

How about now?

AUTHOR: Ejohmby - (United States)

POSTED: Monday, October 11, 2021

I'd like to know if you still get good results using Chuch Hughes methods and strategies. I have no axe to grind here. I'm just curious because I recently found some of his training and I'm wondering if it would be worth my time listening and learning from his material. 

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#6 Author of original report


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

POSTED: Friday, March 02, 2012

Chuck Hughes is sending hundreds of thousands of bogus invitations to his book buyers, using the US Mail.  He has hired a high powered marketing firm to exploit these novice futures traders, and con them into paying $6K to $10K on a credit card, for an "Advisory" basically nothing.  There are several people who have already been victimized and have complained.  READ THE FINE PRINT.  This guy is a HAS BEEN, and is milking the public to an ungodly degree.  He has evidently involved his son in his exploits too: Ryan Hughes.  Nathan Campos is  his marketing partner.  He does the dirty work from a small office in El Segundo CA.  They use the US Mail, not the internet, they use a fax contract.  The target market seems to be seniors, who still rely on the mail and telephone, rather than the internet.


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#5 Consumer Comment

not the owner

AUTHOR: PDG - (United States of America)

POSTED: Thursday, March 01, 2012

I am not the owner of that company..I accidently left that box marked..Just a satified client that feels the original poster is a sad example of what the jobless have become

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#4 Author of original report


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

POSTED: Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Hey "Sour grapes" "Company owner"... SMI by any chance? Why don't you mind your own business.  In fact, post your one year results, in three months, on this web site, and I will retract all my comments.  In the meantime, STFU!   

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#3 REBUTTAL Owner of company


AUTHOR: PDG - (United States of America)

POSTED: Tuesday, February 28, 2012

I normally don't respond to crazies...but I have a feeling this guy is going to be front page news in the city he lives in very soon for some rampage killings

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#2 Author of original report

Chuck Hughes is a sinking ship!

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

POSTED: Tuesday, February 28, 2012

LOL "Sour grapes"  Obviously written by one of the scumbag salespeople in El Segundo/Hermosa Beach, CA  office.  Why would a customer stick his neck out for a man and a company with over TWENTY FIVE ripoff report complaints?

Thank you for being such an absolute fool:)  Now I can make my corrections to my original complaint.  Chuck the "Scumbag" Hughes and his "Scumbag" son Ryan Hughes live in Carmel California, not Carmichael.  Too nice an area for the "White trash" they have become. 

People like Nathan Campos and Brad F. (Fulop or something), should be grateful for Ripoff report.  Everyone has a shot at redemption. 

The only issue I have, is that I wasted three days of my life with these losers.   Time is money, they cost me money too.  I value every dime.

Keep bugging me, who ever you are, probably Winthrop, and I will call you scumbags and thieves on every other ripoff report posted, and all future ones, and they will be coming.  Bye Bye sinking ship:)


Mr. Sobel

PS  I am employed salary and commission with a legitimate firm.  I interviewed and placed later that same week.  So F-OFF. 

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#1 Consumer Comment

sour grapes

AUTHOR: PDG - (United States of America)

POSTED: Tuesday, February 28, 2012

First off I have been a client of Chuck Hughes for the past 9 months. I have a net gain in my trading account from using this service of 67% and with 3 months left of my 12 month plan I should come pretty close to the advertised gains of 100%. This 1 day employee obviously has issues and that's why he is looking for a job. Both of the employees that he mentioned have been nothing but exceptional help to me and Chuck Hughes advisory service I would recommend to anyone that has been beaten up in the market in the past. I'm glad they fired that guy..who do you know that gets fired the first day of a new job that does'nt have issues? Get a life guy.

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