Report: #170265

Complaint Review: DC Advertising

  • Submitted: Tue, January 03, 2006
  • Updated: Fri, February 10, 2006
  • Reported By: NAPERVILLE Illinois
  • DC Advertising
    1431 Opus Place, Suite 615
    Downers Grove, Illinois

DC Advertising - NorthStar - Victory Promotions Pyramid Scheme that sucks in recent college grads. ripoff Downers Grove Illinois

*Consumer Comment: I registered on hotjobs, monster, and careerbuilder, and the same job listings kept coming up, ENTRY-LEVEL MARKETING/SALES- PRO SPORTS TEAMS

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This company has many different names, two of which are North Star and DC Advertising, which are located in the same floor of the same building.

Basically it's a pyramid scheme and a scam, aimed at naive college grads. Their ad in CareerBuilder and Monster makes it seem like there is an advancing career in marketing available at this company. They even state salary as 33k-40k.

I went on an interview, and when I asked questions about what I would be doing, the interviewer, Andrew, just kept talking about the second interview and meeting with clients. I finally got him to say that it was door to door sales with no base salary.

These students went on the second interview and the interviewer had them get into his or her car and they were stuck in a neighborhood all day trying to sell ticket packages for sports events.

They are deceptive, alluring, and just a bunch of liars, trying to get you to do grueling door to door sales with a false promise of promotion, so they can get major chunk of what your selling. Then the guy who owns all these bogus companies gets a major chunk of that. It's a pyramid scheme, plain and simple. Nobody gets their college degree to do this kind of work for an evil company where some jerk you will never meet is reaping all the benefits on a tropical island somewhere. But a lot of people get sucked in because of trouble finding a real job.

Needless to say, I did not go on a second interview. It might not be illegal what they are doing, but it might be illegal to make false promises in their job postings and even over the phone. I wish there was more I could do.

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#1 Consumer Comment

I registered on hotjobs, monster, and careerbuilder, and the same job listings kept coming up, ENTRY-LEVEL MARKETING/SALES- PRO SPORTS TEAMS

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

I am a recent college graduate with a bachelors in science and am new at the whole idea of searching for a career. I registered on hotjobs, monster, and careerbuilder, and the same job listings kept coming up, "ENTRY-LEVEL MARKETING/SALES- PRO SPORTS TEAMS". Often posted by the same company up to ten times a day. posted the base salary at $33K-$40K but this is hardly base pay. Being so naive, I thought that this was exactly what I was looking for.

The office was in Downer's Grove so I was about 30 miles away but I figured thats fine if I can get an opportunity to work with this company. It was about 3 hours before my interview that I decided to research the company online so I'd have something to show the interviewer I did my research. I looking all around for news articles praising their business or a corporate website. I found no news article anywhere on the internet which is very odd. I visited their website,, to find some corporate info. Unfortunately, their website consisted of about 3 paragraphs total and it is designed solely for people looking for jobs, not businesses looking for advertisers.

The only other website I could find with information on DC advertising was Thank you so much. You guys just saved me an hours of my time and about $20 in gas. The information on here was so helpful. I see know benefit to people on here to post inaccurate or misleading information, but I now see how DC advertising benefits from this. I had a hunch that the job description was too good to be true. I will now be a regular visitor to this site.

I'm not so much disappointed in DC advertising. Who I do feel slighted by is, hotjobs on yahoo, and I thought they had more integrity than to let businesses like these on their website, especially since these types of jobs comprise the first 20 or so results in every search.
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