Contact6 uncovers shady practices at Wisconsin telemarketer

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rtttt

Milwaukee, WI

#23 May 22, 2011
I worked at encore for 2 years and i know for a fact that all these complaints are true. This is how it works.... Encore does contracts with certain law enforcement charities for several years. There are so many complaints about the way Encore conducts its business. I have never seen such horrible business tactics. THIS IS NOT ENCORES FAULT!!!!!!!! This is the police/sheriffs enabling encore to do this to citizens. Law enforcement ignores complaints. Some organizations only raise 5000 to 8000 dollars. Encore gets about 80 percent of proceeds. This means that in order for encore to raise 5000 dollars, they must raise a total of about 20000 to 25000 dollars!!!!!!! Sometimes encore will call through thier call list up to 3 to 4 times in one annual effort. No does not mean no, and the person calling you is more than likely using a fake name. Blame it on the authorities for hiring these crooks. They know whats going on and this is absolutely hypocritical!!!!
Washington Co Resident

Philadelphia, PA

#24 May 22, 2011
Cindy B wrote:
After reading this, I will not donate to any Police Association again via phone or by mail. However, it they are at a fund raiser event chances are I will toss them a couple of bucks. The same for Veteran organizations.
If I could bring in my 2 cents worth,...As a Viet Nam veteran, I will say that we certainly appreciate ANY donation to offset the cost of our medical bills. However, PLEASE make sure that you are donating to a LEGITIMATE Veteran's organization. If you have an American Legion post in your area, please feel free to contact them, to make your donation. If you have a specific military area in which to donate it, I'm sure they will do what they can to satisfy your wishes.
Thank you, & God bless you & America.
A 'Nam Vet
jmz

Baton Rouge, LA

#26 Aug 19, 2011
I used to work for john tobin, he has been the worst most corrupt violent verbally and physically, he actually hit me on a few occassions over a bad sale. I was only 16 then and his company was nammed JT and associates. He knew he was hirring felons and hurting out egos, but when your that young and very impressionable its a sick place to start a bad life for later on. He actually would Charge employees out of our office if the running at him, even though I was.16 ciggarettes were available and I picked up a bad habitt there. There's no soul to this man and I think they need to, monitor his work place ... Audio video.. working near him is punishment but smoking no question about it was the.big purk to keep us there . We feared him .. and there's a lot more to him .
tami block rn

West Bend, WI

#32 Oct 12, 2011
I support Tobin Pick on someone else for a change
a small business owner

Fond Du Lac, WI

#33 Nov 11, 2011
How do you think you got your pay checks, made phone calls? It costs money to do all these things! So look at all the expense before you trash someones name! Would you go to make them calls for free? The man is employing felons? Good they need a new start, how dare you say that is wrong.
Wranlin

Oak Creek, WI

#34 Nov 13, 2011
Why does it take a week to get a license now when it used to take 15 minutes?
Justin E

Sheboygan, WI

#35 May 13, 2012
shady huh? so are all of you lining up at the police and sheriff's department to make donations? i didnt think so.

ive been an employee of this company for 2.5 years now, and it sickens me to see all of you bash it like this.

John Erickson is a crack cocaine addict who got his hours cut due to poor production. and ultimately fired for breaking set rules. he used the name "Sheriff Deputy Mark Nihoris" on the phone, which we DO NOT allow. we are not permitted by any means to say we are officers or deputies, and people caught doing so are fired on the spot.

the fact of the matter is, we provide a public relations service to all of these police and sheriff's organizations throughout the state. without us, they would not be able to function.

people ask me every day if im an officer or deputy, and even call me one at times. im very quick to correct them. if they ask me where i call from, im 100% straightforward with them, but also point out the fact that none of this would be possible without us.

and the people i talk to are completely fine with a 3rd party doing the calling for them, simply because they know we work hard to do it, not just anyone can make these phone calls. "Bucky" aka Erickson was a perfect example, couldn't cut it.

so before you go judging us for what we do. ask yourself this: if you child needed a job in a shit economy, and encore music productions, inc. was the only place hiring, would you tell them no?

of course you wouldn't. you are all just complaining to complain because you don't have anything better to do with yourselves.
John Rhode

Appleton, WI

#36 Feb 4, 2014
I do not appreciate being abused John. I worked hard for you.

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