A reader who used to work for Quantum Marketing, one of the “Aftermax” companies, (the term for companies that old DS-MAX (now known as Innovage) spawned), wrote several posts describing how his company scammed people who thought they were donating money to D.A.R.E.
• Scam of a lifetime
“We’re helping the kids with the DARE program…”
• Piece of Atmosphere
“This type of business has been tagged with the nickname “corporate cult…” I didn’t realize until I was knee-deep into it.”
• Quantum Marketing, Charity & ‘Events’
“What they don’t tell you is that they only give the charity 20% on certain products, like the T-shirts and duffel bags, and supposedly the kids ids. This translates into roughly 5% or less of the overall proceeds…”
Scammy operations like Glen discusses lure in suckers to toil for 100% commission slave-work using big-name job-posting sites. If you’re looking for a job this summer, look out. — BEN POPKEN