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Seccion Amarilla / Fraud

1 FL, United States Review updated:

Seccion Amarilla has engaged in a repeated fraudulent activity of rackeeting, this time the victim being the US Goverment.
Exploiting the Ntl Flood Insurance program of FEMA they have sold advertising space to the expense of FEMA at rates between 6 to 1o times HIGHER than they charge regular clients and to lure insurance agents to participate they throw a kickback of free advertising in other sections, deal which is kept hidden from FEMA. Someone must stop their frauds, they have done this in Chicago, Tampa, St Louis, Tulsa and Chattanooga. Voice your concerns to their CEO Juan Reffreger at [protected] or their faux HR director Loren Maldonado at [protected]

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  • Ma
      9th of May, 2009
    0 Votes

    I know that in tough times, it is wise to hold on to the jobs we have. There are exceptions to this rule.

    Carlos Slim’s Seccion Amarilla...Bad habits, hard to break.



    Bad habits are hard to break. Seccion Amarilla’s yellow-pages “en espanol”, a brilliant idea and what could of been a useful tool for the Hispanic community. The vision was there, but unfortunately in Mr. Carlos Slim case so was greed. Telmex de Mexico aka:Seccion Amarilla, brought yellow pages in Spanish to the USA, along with it's shady business practices, billing issues, a non-existent customer service, ads sold for books never published, incorrect ads and not to mention wage violations.

    Mr. Slims fortune and success, was achieved at the expense of hard working citizens in Latin countries he invaded with his screw the customer and the people, bleed them to death, motto.

    I work for Seccion Amarilla in Los Angeles, and have heard hundreds of stories from customers and victims of Mr. Helu's Bright Executives, who follow his style of business.

    We have several lawsuits pending, unsatisfied customers, billing MISTAKES, and a slew of angry ex-employee's, not to mention Distribution issues.

    Why do I stay?...well, I keep trying to get fired, by voicing my thoughts and refusing to compromise my sales ethics, but nothing seems to work, maybe it’s my curiosity, to know how it will all end?. I am one of the few that does make money at Seccion Amarilla, but my conscious is starting to wake me up in the middle of the night. Don't take my word for it, google us or check out some of these web pages, same problems, same Carlos Slim solutions, which he has now brought to the USA.

    Call Ethan Cohen Attorney/Victim 213/480-8844







    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkVV3Ode3Ok

    Analysis of Carlos Slim’s monopoly



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LQuCEpYrNQ&feature=related

    La verdad de Telmex



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLvUhsMG0DY&feature=related

    Plataforma Carlos Slim



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2Sdhi3XgEA&feature=related

    Caso telmex-Columbia



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXuMA9zIHvI&feature=related

    Carlos Slim: La Plaga-Spain (and now he is here in the USA)

  • Ma
      3rd of Jun, 2009
    0 Votes

    In tough times it is wise to hold on to the jobs you have...their is an exception to this rule called "Seccion Amarilla". Fraud, shady billing issues, a non-existing customer service, inept management and ad sold for books that never seem to be published. It's a shame that thay have taken a product with so much potential, yet fumbled by greed and the lack of vision. If you are approched by this company RUN!

    Maria
    Los Angeles, California

  • Wi
      20th of Aug, 2009
    0 Votes

    This company has taken money from countless unsuspecting business owners, All of the problems start with the CEO / Juan Reffreger and the VP of Sales / Sean Harper, these two have used this company as there personal piggy bank by charging Seccion Amarilla for distribution that never gets done, by a company that is owned by Sean Harper. Just call any advertiser in any of their directories and ask them about Seccion Amarilla and they will most definitely tell you to run the other way. This was a GREAT idea that has been destroyed by the total lack leadership at the company. There are many class action lawsuits pending against them now, I dont know how they can remain in business much longer. they don't print the number of they say they are going to do, they don't distribute the books they do print. And if there is a mistake made they just take your money and ignore all attempts to reach them.

    Bill
    Southern California

  • Sa
      20th of Aug, 2009
    0 Votes

    MEMORANDUM

    DO NOT DISTRIBUTE

    PRIVILEGED AND CONFIDENTIAL INTERNAL DOCUMENT


    TO: All SAUSA Employees


    FROM: SAUSA Legal Department


    DATE: August 19, 2009


    RE: Flood Insurance / FEMA Documents


    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


    We anticipate that we might receive a request for information and documents related to advertising sales of Flood Insurance advertising throughout the nation as it relates to a FEMA co-op program. In anticipation of any such request, we ask that until further notice you retain all relevant documents and information, as described below. This includes e-mails, voice mails, hard copies (printed documents) and computer files, both on your own computer and on any shared drive that you use.


    Please avoid discussions with customers about this matter. If anyone from outside SAUSA asks you about this matter, you should refer them to the Legal Department. Similarly, if you have any questions about this matter, please direct them to the Legal Department.


    A. Relevant Documents and Information that must be preserved:


    1. Documents and information related to the sale of Flood Insurance advertisements in any Directory, including, but not limited to:


    a. Documents and information about particular customers for Flood Insurance advertisements in any Directory, including sales calls and other communications with customers (including e-mails with and about customers);

    b. Documents and information about the design of Flood Insurance advertisements in any Directory;

    c. Documents and information about policies, statements, marketing instructions or material, advertising flyers, receipts, invoices, contracts, bill of sales, emails, correspondence, and records of accounts relating to Flood Insurance advertising sales;

    d. Any and all written or printed materials which provides instructions, examples or samples concerning the sale of Flood Insurance advertising through the FEMA co-op program; and

    e. Price sheets, rate cards or other documents discussing any advertising prices for any Directory.


    2. Documents and information relating to FEMA or Flood Insurance in any way.


    In general, if in doubt, don’t throw it out.

    B. E-Mail, Electronic Document, and Voicemail Retention:


    All relevant e-mail must be retained. You can do this by creating an e-mail folder for all relevant messages (both sent and received) and filing them in that folder until further notice or by printing out and retaining hard copies of relevant messages. Regardless, under no circumstances shall any relevant emails or voicemails be deleted.


    This hold also applies to documents in electronic form. Thus, do not delete any electronic documents, regardless of where you store them (for example, on your desktop, on a laptop, on a shared network drive, on a separate hard drive, a jump drive, or a PDA), that contain relevant information. Please also save any voicemail messages that contain relevant information.


    C. Follow-Up and Questions:


    You will be notified by the Legal Department if we receive a request for information and documents. At that time, you will be given further instructions on how to identify and provide documents and data responsive to the request.


    If you are unsure whether you must retain a particular document, it is best to err on the side of retention. If you have any questions about this Memo, please do not hesitate to contact the Legal Department.


    We appreciate your cooperation with this important matter.

  • Di
      31st of Aug, 2009
    0 Votes

    But, it's okay for you to post confidential correspondance, right?

  • Di
      5th of Sep, 2009
    0 Votes

    First of all, I don't know what office your out of because I'm sure your not posting factual info. Since you are copying your emails, you must still be working for them.

    I work for them and believe our book is great! This job is not for everyone. It takes persistance, hard work, and a high level of communication skills, as well as the ability to follow up with clients. I'm assuming that you are one of the low-level producers who needs a very structured job where someone stands over you and tells you what to do.

  • Ed
      5th of Sep, 2009
    0 Votes

    Key phrase of the day: Disgruntled employee.

    SAUSA should sue you guys for posting this information online. It is bogus and untrue!

  • Sa
      6th of Sep, 2009
    0 Votes

    Be advised that we have received notification that FEMA will not reimburse any insurance agent for contracts sold by Seccion Amarilla for its Flood Insurance co-op reimbursement program. Therefore, all contracts sold under the FEMA Flood Insurance program are being cancelled by Seccion Amarilla with a full refund to the customer. As with previous notifications, no Account Executive is permitted to sell, discuss or attempt to sell or discuss Flood Insurance advertising with insurance agents and any contracts received from the sales force will be immediately cancelled. Should we receive any contracts that are sold as Flood Insurance under the FEMA co-op program from this day forward, whether marked as such or not, the Account Executive that sold the contract, and the Management that accepted and forwarded the contract, will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination. There are absolutely no exceptions to this policy.


    It is the policy of SAUSA that no member of the sales force (at any level) is authorized to provide notice, develop in writing or otherwise identify any sales program, incentive, opportunity or deal to the sales force or to any potential or renewal client without first requesting authorization from his/her Supervisor. The Supervisor will discuss the request with senior sales management and if the relevant Sales Vice President agrees with the request, the Sales Vice President will present it to the Corporate Office for approval.


    Account Executives are not required to request approval for the following written communications to potential or renewal customers:


    1. Standard sales proposals within SAUSA pricing guidelines; and

    2. Standard communication regarding ad proofing.

    Other than the above two (2) exceptions, no member of the sales force is authorized to email or otherwise correspond in writing to a potential or renewal customer for the purpose of marketing SAUSA or identifying any sales program, incentive, opportunity or deal without first requesting authority from the Corporate Office. Any individual that does develop and deliver such a document without authorization from the Corporate Office will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination. If a potential or renewal customer emails, faxes or otherwise provides written communication to an Account Executive that is not within (1) or (2) above, the Account Executive is required to forward the email to his/her Sales Manager, who is then responsible for sending the communication to the Corporate Office (with a courtesy copy to his/her Supervisor) to provide a response.


    Additionally, under no circumstances should a member of the sales staff (at any level) write anything on a contract other than the yellow pages print or internet advertising being purchased under that contract. Also, should any Account Executive be found to write more than one contract on a sales deal, or to write something on a contract AFTER it is signed by a customer, that Account Executive will be terminated immediately. Only one contract is permitted per customer and under no circumstances shall anything ever be written on a contract after it is signed by a customer.

  • Sa
      6th of Sep, 2009
    0 Votes

    Your book is great? You really think so? Tell it to the hundred of clients that have been defrauded, tell it to FEMA who now refuses to pay any ad sold by SAUSA and its preparing legal action just like many other clients across the country.
    You should be ashamed of coming online to say the book is great? what book? the one that is delivered by the the company owned by the VP of sales who enjoys double dipping? or the one you promised to print and is always late ?
    Just be ashamed and bow your head, i know you just like me work here because there are no jobs anywhere else, so we have to shut up and be part of the mafia. Eventually some sense will come into our minds and we will leave.

  • Di
      7th of Sep, 2009
    0 Votes

    I think I know who you are Sausa victim. Still have access to email huh?

  • Di
      7th of Sep, 2009
    0 Votes

    "i know you just like me work here because there are no jobs anywhere else, " Sorry Sausa Victim, but I there are plenty of jobs out there. There are just no jobs out there for people who are unqualified for anything. The point is, you're lazy and can't sell. That's why you're so unhappy. If I were you, I would do the smart thing, which is to focus on your job, and let SAUSA take care of issues. But, since you would rather play Drama Queen, I guess you need a job on a soap opera.

  • Di
      7th of Sep, 2009
    0 Votes

    It wouldn't be too difficult to get your ip address. So, guess what? You are setting yourself up.

  • Di
      7th of Sep, 2009
    0 Votes

    Here's another problem smart boy/girl. You are posting information that seems to be taken from an email. How are you getting emails? You must still be working for them, yet complaining about their business practices. You don't care what SAUSA had done or hasn't done. All you care about is creating drama and getting revenge while still drawing a paycheck. What you are doing is illegal, I hope they supeona your ip address.

  • Di
      7th of Sep, 2009
    0 Votes

    There are jobs everywhere Sausa Victim. Why can't you get one?

  • Sa
      8th of Sep, 2009
    0 Votes

    So, threats? the typical sausa way... what am i going to lose? the $200 a week you pay? I make more money working at McDonalds! LOL
    I can speak, and you cannot make me shut up, or... you cannot cut my phone like telmex usually does in Mexico when someone complains.
    This is America, you cant do business here like you do in your mafia style in MExico.

  • Di
      8th of Sep, 2009
    0 Votes

    How sad. You make $200/week. What about commissions? You don't sell anything? WHA WHA BOO HOO! You should work at McDonalds then. Why are you whining and crying about your salary? You need to pull out your last working brain cell and think about this. You post confindential information which is against the law and could open you up for a lawsuit. My little Drama Queen, no one said anything about cutting phone lines. Next, you STILL work for a company you say in unethical? You know what they say. If you can sell, you will always have a job. The fact is, you make $200 a week means that you don't sell. You need to address a bigger issue...YOURSELF! When did a lawyer subeaoning ip addresses become a threat. They do it all the time. YOU BROKE THE LAW!

  • Di
      8th of Sep, 2009
    0 Votes

    And yes I do very well at SAUSA. Here's why: I have good relationships with my clients and if there's a problem, I make sure it's fixed. Maybe you should try taking your job seriously instead of complaining all the time.

  • Ma
      9th of Sep, 2009
    0 Votes

    Disappointed...If you think a few post on this website is convencing us, that EVERYBODY else is wrong and ONLY you are right, is pathetic.
    If you choose to live in denial that Seccion Amarilla has brought it's shady practices to the USA, it's your decision, BUT NOT OURS!

  • Ma
      9th of Sep, 2009
    0 Votes

    P.S...personal attacks only indicate, your inability to "MAKE A POINT"

  • Di
      9th of Sep, 2009
    0 Votes

    Maria, please learn to spell. Isn't it strange how you all can dish it out, but you can't take it. There is nothing shady about this company, unless they hired some shady idiots!

    Personal attacks Maria? Read this from SAUSA Victim. Sounds like he attacked me first. Oh, but wait, I guess attacking me first is okay...LOL

    "Your book is great? You really think so? Tell it to the hundred of clients that have been defrauded, tell it to FEMA who now refuses to pay any ad sold by SAUSA and its preparing legal action just like many other clients across the country.
    You should be ashamed of coming online to say the book is great? what book? the one that is delivered by the the company owned by the VP of sales who enjoys double dipping? or the one you promised to print and is always late ?
    Just be ashamed and bow your head, i know you just like me work here because there are no jobs anywhere else, so we have to shut up and be part of the mafia. Eventually some sense will come into our minds and we will leave."

    Both you and SAUSA victim couldn't hack the job. FACE IT. You whine and complain, and guess what. You two don't have a clue about anything. Most of your info must come the office gossip.

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