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:
accomlish_learning
 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.

Actions Against Vince Scarpuzzi and Ari Schwimmer



So let's see their history so far. Lets look at what has happened.... and when!
  • Aaron Vincent Christner was busted for DUI in December 2000.
  • Aaron Vincent Christner was busted for possession of marijuana and marijuana pariphenalia in 2006
  • On September 8, 2008, the Utah Division of Consumer Protection cited Diverse Marketing LLC, Ryan Scott Jensen and Aaron Vincent Christner for violating Utah Telephone Fraud Prevention Act and paid a fine of $7,500.
  • On January 26, 2009, the Utah Division of Consumer Protection found Diverse Marketing LLC, Ryan Scott Jensen and Aaron Vincent Christner in subsequent violation of Utah Telephone Fraud Prevention Act. A cease and desist order was issued on February 17, 2009 and an additional 2500.00 in fines were assessed.
  • On December 29, 2009 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 assessed and ordered to pay an administrative fine in the amount of $5,000.00. 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.
  • On September 22, 2010 the Utah Division of Consumer Protection issued an Administrative Citation against Mad Cow Productions LLC, Level 11 Mentoring LLC, Cyber Innovations LLC, Derek R. Price, Aaron Vincent Christner, and Ryan Scott Jensen ("Respondents"). It is alleged that the Respondents were selling consumers a business development opportunity involving materials, tools, and coaching services when the Respondents were not registered with the Division to conduct a telephone soliciting business in the state of Utah. The Administrative Citation carries a potential maximum fine of $400,000.
  • On October 17, 2011 Cyber Innovations, Level 11 Mentoring, Mad Cow Productions and Aaron Vincent Christner were added to the Utah Division of Consumer Protection Buyer Beware List.
  • Ryan Scott Jensen was busted for theft of services in May of 2011
  • On May 11, 2012,Traci Gundersen, Director of the Utah Division of Consumer Protection issued a default judgement against Accomplish Learning Group LLC, The Black Box Firm LLC, Colin Jonaton Hughes, Aaron Vincent Christner, and Ryan Scott Jensen ("Respondents"). She found the Respondents made "untrue material statements of failed to disclose facts" fully (2 counts) and civilily fined $5000.00 each. The Respondents were ordered to cease and desist from making untrue statements when dealing with the division.
  • On July 17, 2012, the Utah Division of Consumer Protection issued a default judgement against Accomplish Learning Group LLC, Colin Jonaton Hughes, Aaron Vincent Christner, and Ryan Scott Jensen ("Respondents"). She found the Respondents made "untrue material statements of failed to disclose facts" fully to the division.

Vince Scarpuzzi Mug Shots

Here are some fun pictures of your host, Aaron Christner. Here is his booking photo from December 23 2000, when Mr. Christner was arrested for DUI, Failure to Appear and Criminal Trespass...
You know, now that I look at this, it reminds me of the Village People. Maybe Mr. Christner was the sailor in "YMCA"?
Aaron Vincent Christner (Vince Scarpuzzi) DUI Mug Shot

Aaron Vincent Christner (Vince Scarpuzzi) DUI Mug Shot
 
Here's another favorite of mine... Aaron from 2006. Man, only six years apart, and about 5 pounds less hair. Where did all that hair go, Aaron? Or are you Vince in this picture? No matter....
If you know anything about Aaron, you probably have heard that he loves the MJ. Here is a booking photo from Aaron/Vinces’ big pot bust. If you are gonna smoke it, you are gonna get caught at some point, right? Don’t do the time if you don’t look good in orange, Vinnie! He was also charged with possession of paraphernalia and criminal trespass. He seems to dig criminal trespass, huh?

Aaron Vincent Christner (Vince Scarpuzzi) Drug Bust Mug Shot

Aaron Vincent Christner (Vince Scarpuzzi) Drug Bust Mug Shot

This shot is close to how Mr. Christner looks today... except his hairline has receeded a lot more.
In addition to the December 2000 DUI bust and the 2006 possession bust that we have mug shots from, it seems that Mr. Aaron Christner was also busted in February of 2000 for Driving Without Registration, Driving Under The Influence Of Drugs and Driving On Denied License. Mr. Christner plead guilty to the first two counts, so the third was dropped.

Wow, what a winner!

Ari Schwimmer, Mug Shots


Here's our good buddy Ryan Scott Jensen... known to some as Ari Schwimmer. This is a booking photo from May 18 of 2011, so this is fairly recent. The good Mr. Jensen was arrested for theft of services. Judging by the smirk, Mr. Jensen seems rather pleased with his little theft, too. Oh, Ryan, I dropped the soap, would you mind picking it up? You look so good in orange…
 
Ryan Scott Jensen (Ari Schwimmer), Telemarketing Scammer
 
Ryan Scott Jensen (Ari Schwimmer), Mug Shot
Mr. Ryan Scott Jensen was also previously busted on December 26, 2006, the day after Christmas. Jensen seemed to be celebrating the holidays in his favorite way, getting baked. He was charged and found guuilty of two counts of illegal possession and use of a controlled substance, and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Case number 061501940 in St. George, Utah.

There is also the case of a Mr. Ryan S. Jensen from 2006. We will be honest, we are not sure if this is the same Ryan Jensen, but we would not be surprised if it is. In fact, we would be more surprised if it isn't. So, in the intrest of being thorough, a Ryan S. Jensen was busted in Manti for possession and use of a controlled substance. This was in June of 2006. Mr. Jensen was found guilty.