How to Spot a Scam

Monday, July 20, 2009

IS-G Sports And Entertainment Marketing Scam - Lodi, New Jersey

For the next few weeks we will feature scam companies and the scoundrels that run them.

IS-G Sports And Entertainment Marketing

300-2 Route 17 South
Lodi, New Jersey

This place claims to be a sports marketing company, but they are not that at all.

When you come in for your interview, they have sports logos all over their walls and a big TV showing ESPN, MSG, or another sports channel. The first interview is pretty routine and it seems like a decent company. If they like you, they ask you to come back the next day for 'job shadowing.' It's on this second day that you begin to figure out this isn't a marketing company, but a door-to-door soliciting company that drops young interns off at shopping centers to sell stupid crap, sometimes not even sports-related stuff.

They pay you by commission, but good luck trying to sell the crappy stuff they give you. Most of the time store owners yell at you to get out of their stores because they don't want solicitors. You go into each store reciting the same stupid pitch to get people to fork over 50 bucks to buy your stupid product of the day.

The receptionist seemed pretty desperate for workers on the phone, and now I know why. It ended up being a big waste of my time. As a huge sports fan who wants to go into marketing, I was very excited when they wanted to bring me in for an interview. Unfortunately, it's a whole scam to take advantage of young college kids like me. If you want to spend 10 hours a day doing door-to-door soliciting at random New Jersey shopping centers, then enjoy. Otherwise, don't bother with this poor excuse for a company.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Look at these! They go by several different names!