Friday, May 17, 2013

Christner and Jensen Escape Utah Fines Because Francine Giani Did Not Want To Piss Off John Swallow

Slow movement on enforcement of the Utah Division of Consumer Protection judgments against Aaron Vincent Christner (aka Vince Scarpussi) and Ryan Scott Jensen (aka Ari Schwimmer) may be because Utah Department of Commerce Director Francine Giani did not want to piss off embattled Utah Attorney General John Swallow. Traci Gundersen-the Director of the Utah Division of Consumer Protection- was prepared to file a complaint accusing the then-candidate for attorney general John Swallow of breaking Utah State Bar Association rules after he met with Aaron Christner, then fined and under additional investigation by Consumer Protection.

According to a story my KUTV's Matt Gephardt, Giani advised Gundersen, “Don’t do it.” Gundersen confirmed this saying, “It was represented to me that I could file it if I really felt it was necessary but that if I were to do so it would probably ruin my career. I think [Swallow] was viewed at this powerful figure,” Gundersen continued. “If you put your neck out on the line for something like this then you risk being stepped on in retaliation for it."  Gundersen also told KUTV's Matt Gephardt that she chose not to file at that time, in part, because she feared disobeying Giani. Gundersen says she thought she might lose her job which she needed for health insurance coverage for her two young children.
Aaron Chrisnter and John Swallow
 
This all would have taken place im May and June 2012, when Aaron Vincent Christner taped conversations with candidate John Swallow and asked the candidate to get the Utah Division of Consumer Protection off his back. Subsequently, Christner released the tape of the conversation to the press. John Swallow seemed to also imply that if Christner could pony up a good donation to his campaign, Swallow would make life a lot easier for the convicted scammer. Swallow also promised that the division would lose it autonomy, and he would take control of the Division under the AG's office.

So at the same time Aaron Christner creates the illusion in the media that he is somehow being protected by Swallow, Utah Department of Commerce Director Francine Giani is essentially quashing an investigation into that relationship by the Director of the Utah Division of Consumer Protection, Traci Gundersen.  It was not until Traci Gundersen had resigned from Utah Division of Consumer Protection that she felt able to file the complaint against the Attorney General.

In hind-sight, Gundersen says she regrets not filing the complaint sooner but it seemed clear to her that her boss did not want her to go after John Swallow. Gundersen said she was disappointed that she did not have Giani’s support to file the complaint. She says she ultimately made the decision to file it after resigning from Consumer Protection because she felt it was the right thing to do on behalf of Utah consumers.

It was a courageous move because she has nothing to gain personally from doing so and she had been warned it could cost her future employment.  And, in the meantime, because of all the politicking between the AG, Consumer Protection and the Utah Department of Commerce, the criminals have escaped. Aaron Christner and Ryan Jensen have now moved out of the state of Utah without being held accountable for their actions. They have been fined, to be sure, but the fines have never been enforced. They have essentially gotten off scot-free, to run their scams unimpeded in Colorado.

Thanks to the cronyism and ass-kissing that is Utah government. You have to give the Utah Division of Consumer Protection for trying- they got substancial fines against these two crooks- but when the fear of pissing off the AG sets the policy rather than doing what is right, the Utah Consumers are the ultimate victims.






Friday, April 12, 2013

Now Ripping People Off In Denver as Advanced Web Solutions

The Black Box Firm has again renamed itself. Now the scam Ryan Jensen and Aaron Christner are running is called Advanced Web Solutions, and they are now based in Denver. Same scam, these two have been chased out of Utah and Idaho for running telemarketing scams and so now they have set up a telemarketing scam in Colorado.

Things have obviously gotten too hot in Utah, with the Utah Department of Consumer Products nipping at the pairs heels. So, like when things got rough in Idaho a few years ago, Ryan Jensen and Aaron Christner have pulled up stakes and moved to a new state. It may take a couple years for their pasts to catch up to them there, but here we are trying to warn people early that Ryan Jensen and Aaron Christner will be scamming people in Denver.

Ryan Jensen and Aaron Christner new scam company is called Advanced Web Solutions. They describe AWS as "a locally owned and operated web design marketing firm". They are trying to "sell a high volume of websitesand marketing packages too our vast network" (sic). As you can see, Aaron Christners’ proofreading skills have not improved with his move to the Mile High City.

Despite having Utah not only revoke their telemarketer license, and even go so far as to order them to refrain from telemarketing in that state, Ryan Jensen and Aaron Christner are operating a new telemarketing company now in Colorado. The two convicted scammers are beginning a new "very aggressive telemarketing campaign" in a state that has not yet ordered them not to telemarket.

If you are contacted by Advanced Web Solutions, just know the history these two have ripping people off. Just know that they moved to Colorado because they had their telemarketer license revoked in Utah and Idaho. Now they have a long history of changing company names when the heat gets to hot on their current scams. If you are considering working for Advanced Web Solutions, look at their history of not paying employees.

Look how they always seem to have problems with their bank or payroll company, and they will get a check to you next week. They never do.... so be prepared to work for Advanced Web Solutions for free. If the past is any indication, (and with Aaron Christner and Ryan Jensen, it seems to be- they never change their modus operandi), they rip their employees off just as often as they rip off their clients.

And if you are a business considering doing business with Advanced Web Solutions, be prepared for problems. Late payments are the least of your problems.... you get to look forward to bounced checks and ignored phone calls. get your payments in cash, and up front, or you may be left holding the bag with these two.

Bottom line, Advanced Web Solutions is just a new name for The Black Box Firm, which was just a new name for cyber innovations, which was just a retread of level 11 mentoring which was run the same way as diverse marketing. They are all scams for Ryan Jensen and Aaron Christner to take your money.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Vince Scarpuzi and Ryan Ari Schwimmer- Continuing On?

Well watch this Aaron Christner and Ryan Jensen are struggling even more these days. More of the same old story... the same shady shenanigans that you expect from Vince Scarpuzi and Ryan Ari Schwimmer. On August 15, 2012 the Utah Division of Consumer Protection issued a Final Order by Default against The Black Box Firm LLC, Aaron Vincent Christner, Ryan Scott Jensen, and Josh Newel Reynolds ("Respondents"). The Respondents were ordered to cease and desist from:
a) soliciting prospective purchasers on behalf of a telephone soliciting business that is not registered with the Division or exempt from registration;
b) in connection with telephone solicitations, making or causing to be made untrue statements or failing to disclose material facts necessary to make any statements made not misleading;
c) failing to file the disclosures required under Utah Code Ann § 13-15-4; and
d) failing to provide prospective purchasers all of the information required under Utah Code Ann § 13-15-4 in a single disclosure statement or prospectus.
 
The Respondents were ordered also assessed and ordered to pay an administrative fine of $17,500.00. On October 2, 2012 Accomplish Learning Group LLC, The Black Box Firm LLC, Aaron Vincent Christner, and Ryan Scott Jensen were added to the Utah Division of Consumer Protection Buyer Beware List. The Buyer Beware List can be found here: http://dcp.utah.gov/downloads/buyer-beware.pdf. Note Accomplish Learning on page 1, Black Box Firm on page 7, Christner, Arron Vincent on page 10, Cyber Innovations LLC on page 12, Jensen, Ryan Scott on page 24, Level 11 Mentoring on page 26, and Mad Cow Productions, LLC on page 27. It is also worth noting that Utah Division of Consumer Protection links both Ryan Scott Jensen and Aaron Vincent Christner's entries to Accomplish Learning Group LLC.
 
Now check this:
 
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Maybe this is the adding up and Aaron Christner and Ryan Jensen are packing it in??? Since November, Vince Scarpuzi and Ryan Ari Schwimmer tried to throw all their equipment out with ads that say, "Web design and marketing company closing!!" and "liquidation of all property."
 
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This announcement is interesting, these are booths Accomplish Learning ... you know, the company Aaron Vincent Christner and Ryan Scott Jensen say they have nothing to do with .... but they sell the equipment for. Hmmmm ....
 
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If the past is any indicator, they're just moving to a new scam. They are always running the keeping-it-fresh site, and maybe they just want to run this site by themselves. There is also an indication that they start a new company called "One Touch Media" It is not for you, but just be on your guard!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Aaron and Ryan Don't Like Bad Press

It looks like Aaron and Ryan Jensen Christner do not like to see the truth about their business on line. Two days ago, they tried to hire a hacker to take the site down. Fortunately, we have a lot of friends out there who has alerted us on the situation, and we were able to get a screenshot of Aaron Christner and Ryan Jensen try to hire a hacker illegally break into this page. See for yourself.
Aaron Christner and Ryan Jensen Offer To Hack Wordpress Site
We started this site to let people know the truth about Aaron Christner and Ryan Jensen and their shady business dealings, to let people know the truth about how these people not only run their business, but treat those they do business with. They do not support the truth, and they hate the fact that this site is putting out the truth about them. They seem determined, also. It says a LOT about the sort of person that Aaron Christner and Ryan Jensen are that their first reaction to the truth is not to respond and try and defend themselves, but to sling mud, obscure the real facts, and finally resort to illegal hacking. That says a lot indeed.
It does not matter if they have to do something illegal it is how they work. This should tell you a strong insight about the kind of character of Vince Scarpuzzi and Ari Schwimmer.
How about you guys? You want the password of this site? What is worth to you? That it worth our time, and instead of paying a hacker maybe we will sell this site to you directly! NOT!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Is Accomplish Learning the Same Company As The Black Box Firm?

It is a very good question... and a Christner Aaron and Ryan Jensen do not want you to look too closely!

The short answer is that they are the hands left and right of the same person. It may not look like at first... but when you look closely, it is clear! Accomplish Learning Group had a 5525 900 East South, Salt Lake City, UT address. We say HAD, because they have since moved... 6135 to South Stratler Street Suite A, Murray, UT 84107. Strange, is not The Firm Black Box also to 6135, Street South Stratler a suite, Murray, UT 84107? It is safe to assume it is! The Black Box Firm is a limited company registered in Oregon on August 9, 2011, with a current registered agent named Aaron Christner. Before January 2012, registered agents were Vince Scarpuzzi (a known alias of Aaron Christner) and Colin Hughes. Accomplish Learning Group LLC is registered in Idaho to Colin Hughes. He also holds (well he held!) Telemarketing Utah permit no. 8013463-TLMO (in particular, The Black Box Firm does NOT have such a license, and is legally excluded from holding such a license). On the surface, the two companies work closely with Accomplish Learning Group sending clients they called and cultivated to The Black Box Firm for fulfillment. Exclusive, btw. When the two businesses were at separate addresses across Murray Utah from each other, it was not uncommon for Christner to work at Accomplish Learning Group for weeks at a time, rather than at the Stratler Street address. So that in and of itself is a link between the two. A link perhaps more damning is that both The Black Box Firm and Accomplish Learning Group have the same e-mail administrator... Ari Schwimmer (a known alias of Ryan Scot Jensen). Both companies have their Go Daddy accounts registered to Ari Schwimmer. In early 2012, the Accomplish Learning office was closed, and the operations were moved to the Stratler Street address. Here is a picture of the telemarketing unit set up inside The Black Box Firm office on Stratler Street:
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 Strangely, Universal Account Servicing- the company that services Accomplish Learning Group's accounts- has Accomplish Learning Group's account being registered to Schwimmer. And Accomplish Learning Group's account with Duvera Financial...take a guess. That's right, also set up by Ari Schwimmer! Both Universal Account Servicing and Duvera Financial have sworn in court documents that based on their involvement with Accomplish Learning Group, Jensen and Christner are "running Accomplish Learning."Oh, did we mention... Accomplish Learning Group's business license is now on display at The Black Box Firm office? For two separate companies... and two so-called totally foreign to each other... course is that a lot of links. And it's sure more involvement is by Aaron Christner or Ryan Jensen in a company, they say that they have nothing to do with! So why would Aaron Christner and Ryan Jensen bother or even care to hide the ties between Accomplish Learning Group and The Black Box Firm? Why- because Accomplish Learning Group is nothing more than a telemarketing phone operation, a boiler-room of phoners. And on September 22, 2010, both Aaron Vincent Christner and Ryan Scott Jensen had their privileges to operate telemarketing rooms revoked by the State of Utah (Legal File No 72670). Here, both Aaron Vincent Christner and Ryan Scott Jensen were found to have operated a telephone soliciting business and have been ordered to:
cease and desist from soliciting prospective purchasers while not registered as a telephone soliciting business...
 
They get caught doing that again, and its felony time... So it is in Aaron Vincent Christner and Ryan Scott Jensen's best interest to not be seen to operate any telemarketing firm. So what we write here is very much speculation, but unfortunately, Jensen and Chrisnter are very good at muddying the waters. This blog presents the facts; We interpret it in a way, someone else the interpreter in a different way. Ultimately, it is the manner in which the courts interpret the things that will be Aaron Christner and Ryan Jensen a new home. Fortunately, the courts saw through Christner and small masquerade Jensen, and know exactly what they are doing: they are trying to circumvent the law and direct businesses of telemarketing in total violation of the court orders excluding them from this privilege. April 2, 2012, Traci Gundersen, Director of the Utah consumer protection Division said in her order against Christner and Jensen:
Jensen and Christner are the actual principals behind both Black Box Firm and Accomplish Learning and have attempted to evade Division orders to cease and desist telemarketing actions.In order to secure a telemarketing permit, Jensen and Christner, knowing their names could not be associated with a telemarketing permit in Utah, used both Accomplish Learning and Hughes to secure a telemarketing permit... despite standing cease and desist orders and fines against these two individuals and their prior companies.
(emphasis added)
So... is Accomplish Learning Group the same company As The Black Box Firm? Utah courts say so. Did Aaron Christner and Ryan Jensen attempt to hide their involvement... looks like it.











Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Documentation

Here are some official papers and documentation that show government actions against Aaron Christner and Ryan Scott Jensen.

  • Utah Division of Consumer Protection Citation against Accomplish Learning Group LLC, The Black Box Firm LLC, Colin Jonathon Hughes, Aaron Vincent Christner, and Ryan Scott Jensen
  • Utah State Buyer Beware List, published by Utah Division of Consumer Protection. Look for, specifically, Aaron Vincent Christner, Cyber Innovations LLC, Level 11 Mentoring LLC, and Mad Cow Productions.
  • Better Business Bureau Report On Diverse Marketing LLC.
  • Better Business Bureau Report On Simplified Marketing LLC.
  • Better Business Bureau Report On The Black Box Firm LLC.
  • Better Business Bureau Report On Accomplish Learning Group LLC.
  • Aaron Vincent Christner Drug Bust from Mugshots.com.
  • Aaron Vincent Christner DUI Bust from Mugshots.com.
  • Ryan Scott Jensen Theft Arrest from Mugshots.com.
  • Administrative Action against Diverse Marketing, September 2, 2008. 15,000 dollar fine.
  • Settlement Agreement againsts Diverse Marketing, December 3, 2008. Agreement and admission of guilt signed by Aaron Christner
  • Administrative Action against Diverse Marketing, January 26, 2009. 2500 dollar fine for failure to refund client on demand.
  • Final Order (Default) against Diverse Marketing, February 17, 2009.
  • Action To Revoke Telemarketer Permit against Simplified Marketing, March 4, 2009
  • Final Order against Simplified Marketing Revoking Telemarketer Permit, March 25, 2009
  • Administrative Citation against Diverse Marketing, Simplified Marketing, Ryan Scott Jensen and Aaron Vincent Christner, December 7, 2009. 5000 dollar fine.
  • Administrative Citation against Mad Cow Productions, Level 11 Mentoring, Cyber Innovations, Derek R. Price, Aaron Vincent Christner, and Ryan Scott Jensen, September 22, 2010. 400,000 dollar fine for operating telemarketing businesses without a license.
  • Finding of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Recommended Order against Mad Cow Productions, Level 11 Mentoring, Cyber Innovations, Derek R. Price, Aaron Vincent Christner, and Ryan Scott Jensen, February 11, 2011. 400,000 dollar fine against Level 11 Mentoring, Cyber Innovations, Aaron Vincent Christner, and Ryan Scott Jensen for operating telemarketing businesses without a license. Default judgement against Mad Cow Productions and Derek R. Price.
  • Order of Adjudication against Mad Cow Productions, Level 11 Mentoring, Cyber Innovations, Derek R. Price, Aaron Vincent Christner, and Ryan Scott Jensen, March 2, 2011. 400,000 dollar fine assessed against Aaron Vincent Christner and Ryan Scott Jensen for operating telemarketing businesses without a license. Default judgement against Mad Cow Productions and Derek R. Price.
  • Action To Revoke Telemarketer Permit against Accomplish Learning Group, The Black Box Firm LLC, Colin Jonathon Hughes, Aaron Vincent Christner, and Ryan Scott Jensen as hidden Principles in Accomplish Learning. Also ties Accomplish Learning and Black Box as sister companies.
  • Final Order (Default) against Accomplish Learning Group, The Black Box Firm LLC, Colin Jonathon Hughes, Aaron Vincent Christner, and Ryan Scott Jensen, March 30, 2012. Note that Aaron Vincent Christner and Ryan Scott Jensen are now legally recognized as hidden Principles in Accomplish Learning. Also ties Accomplish Learning and Black Box as sister companies.
  • Administrative Citation against Accomplish Learning Group, The Black Box Firm LLC, Aaron Vincent Christner, and Ryan Scott Jensen, and Colin Jonathon Hughes July 18, 2012. Note that Aaron Vincent Christner and Ryan Scott Jensen are now legally recognized as hidden Principles in Accomplish Learning. Also ties Accomplish Learning and Black Box as sister companies. Aaron Vincent Christner and Ryan Scott Jensen are fined 5000.00 dollars. Accomplish Learning Group's license is revoked by accompanying Order By Consent.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Accomplish Learning Group SCAM


Accomplish Learning Group is run by two guys with a long and sordid history- Vince Scarpuzzi (also known as Aaron Christner) and Ari Schwimmer (also known as Ryan Scott Jensen). These two guys are a couple of the biggest losers in business dominated by low-lifes. They have owned and run various sites like Mad Cow Productions, Accomplish Learning, Diverse Marketing and others, all of which have been cited or ordered closed by the State of Utah. Mr. Christner and Mr. Jensen are accused on various Internet forums of ripping everyone they know off- customers, clients, employees and vendors- and still they delude themselves into thinking the world is out to get them! Wow!


Our hope is to get the truth about the way these two guys operate out there for all to see. Yes, we do not let them, we have been ripped off by them in the past. But we do not expect you to believe us. We have tried to document every charge here, and show back up for everything we allege. We can show other people who have similar experiences. Ultimately, you can make up your mind if you want to do business with them. But at least you will have information.

You may have noticed that Messer’s Scarpuzi and
Schwimmer have aliases, noted above. Depending on who they want to be that day, they can change back and forth between these names. Sometimes even during a single phone call. So we are just saying make sure you know who you are talking to!


In addition to using multiple names, they have also started many different businesses. When one gets closed down, they move on to the next name, leaving customers unsupported and employees unpaid. By our count, these two have had five of their previous businesses closed down and fined by various states.


The latest action against the pair concluded on July 18th, when the State of Utah closed down Accomplish Learning Group. Accomplish is already rated "F" by the BBB (as are all of Mr. Scarpuzzi and Mr. Schwimmer's other businesses!) Testimony in that case showed that Accomplish was just a front set up under a third parties name but secretly run by Schwimmer and Scarpuzzi. You see, because of previous infractions, the State of Utah has banned both men from running any telemarketing firm in Utah.Testimony in this case showed two just started up Accomplish using the identity of one of their employees. Turns out they did even more. They used the same identity to finance their iPhones, telephone systems, bank accounts and other personal items- all unknown to the employee. Nice Guys!

It is interesting to note that neither Mr. Scarpuzzi or Mr. Schwimmer were man enough to go to court or even attempt to defend themselves, and thus received a default judgement.You will see that is a pattern with these two; they can't defend themselves because they have no defense.

Mr. Scarpuzzi and Mr. Schwimmer first hit our radar screen in 2008 when they formed Diverse Marketing.


As noted on BBB report:
...the Utah Division of Consumer Protection issued a Final Order by Default against Diverse Marketing LLC, Simplified Marketing LLC, Ryan Scott Jensen and Aaron Vincent Christner ("Respondents"). The Respondents .... were also ordered to cease and desist from: a) making or causing to be made untrue material statements or failing to disclose material facts necessary to make any statements made not misleading in connection with a telephone solicitation; and b) any act in violation of the Utah Telephone Fraud Prevention Act.

When Diverse was closed down by this order in 2009 (Again, note it was a default order, meaning neither Mr. Scarpuzzi or Mr. Schwimmer bothered to defend themselves or even show up in court), they created Level 11 Mentoring. That company had a history of not paying employees and lackluster results. Level 11 was closed in 2010, and Aaron and Ryan high-tailed in out of Utah to Idaho. There they started their Mad Cow Productions for a while, as an affiliate for Apply Knowledge Institute and Thrive Learning. (That these two worked with Thive should just send shivers down your back!) They were obviously back in Utah by May of 2011, because that is when Ryan Scott Jensen got his ass thrown in jail for theft. Around this same time, they used an employees identity and started Accomplish Learning Group and The Black Box Firm.

So let’s talk about all the scams these two have run. Mainly telemarketing, but with a twist. You see, Mr. Scarpuzzi and Mr. Schwimmer have not just been charged with misrepresenting to customers over the phone- they seem to have a history rip off people face-to-face! They steal from employees, bounce checks and don't pay their bills on time. But don't take my word for it, lets look around the web and see who has complaints against Vince Scarpuzzi and Ari Schwimmer !
Did you see that- Marti was ripped off for 5 grand! Don't let that happen to you! And if you do not believe me, or the post above, do a little bit of due diligence yourself. Google search these terms:
That should get you going. And if that is not enough, call the State of Utah, Utah Division of Consumer Protection at 801-530-6601 or 1-800-721-SAFE. Ask for Adam Watson.