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Complaint Review: Scentura Creations AKA Mystic Management - Torrance California

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  • Reported By: Lomita California
  • Scentura Creations AKA Mystic Management www.scenturacreations.com/ Torrance, California U.S.A.

Scentura Creations AKA Mystic Management ripoff Pyramid Scam Torrance California

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Scentura Creations AKA Mystic Management

(This ad was taken out of The Daily Breeze today)
JOB DESCRIPTION (Reference No. 36818)
RECEPT/ASST MGR New Co needs staff, fun/motivated people ASAP. No exp nec. Casual environ. Call Kim 310-791-5898

STATUS
Regular Full-time

Seems like a great opportunity, huh? I thought it was too when I called and they asked me to come in for an interview that very day. I drove to the hard to find office that turned out to be a hole in the wall office. There was no office furniture other than a desk and a phone. I could barely understand what the girl at the desk was asking me to do because they had rap music blaring in the background. They were using patio chairs as seats for everyone. No one in the office was over twenty-five. I feel so stupid now looking back upon it, but I was desperate for a job and money. All I was told during the first interview that it was a management job and that I would be making 30k a year. My interviewer went as far as to break it down by how much I'd make hourly and by week. By that last statement, I was under the impression that this was a salary job; I was even told that there were benefits. It had to be too good to be true, but they told me that they wanted me to come to a second interview. I figured I come and check it out.

I returned a few days later for a second interview and I sat for the next three hours listening to what Scentura Creations supposedly was. At the end they picked the best of the best to sign on and join the company. The first day of work we were given a contest. The person to sell the most would receive $800. Everyone busted their asses to sell the most and the next day they told us because we didn't reach the group goal, the contest was void or some crap. They kept you on day by day by giving you $20, $40, or $50 bonus' for going out on the streets and selling this perfume.

I'll cut to the chase because I can go on and on about these guys:
Scentura Creations and Mystic Management is nothing but a Pyramid Scheme. Sure, you don't have to buy in but I promise you, you're never going to become a manger or an owner. You're never going to get your own office. I lasted four weeks. I was told that we went through different stages of training so you can learn how to run an office but all we did all day was drive around in MY CAR and sell perfume. The only thing I was learning was to take rejection better. No one wants to buy this product it's FAKE.

I'll leave you with a few things:

Geiger, Camilla, or Kim will state that Scentura has a clean credit record and a spotless record with the BBB. This is entirely untrue. How they can say this and get away with it is because Scentura has a spotless record with both agencies because all of their branches are independent contractors which means Larry Hahn has all of his distributors sign a contract making them independent thus keeping his company name spotless and safe from being prosecuted.

If this were a real job, why haven't you been asked to fill out a W2? It's because it's a 100% commission job. You WILL NOT receive a weekly paycheck.

When it was my turn to start training new employees I was told to not let them talk alone at all. This was to keep them from talking about whether this could actually be a scam or not. I also learned that this is why they keep the rap music up on max volume, so you can't hear and talk to other people.

If you have any other questions, go to this page: http://www.geocities.com/katarina_li/

David
Lomita, California
U.S.A.

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