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!
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.
...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 !
- Here is an ex-employee who can tell you aout The Black Box Firm scam from the inside!
- Here is a pretty good overview of the rip off recently
- Here is a report based on their old phone number 866-476-8473... they have since changed their number to 877-908-0178, but its the same business!
- Rip off- overpriced services
- How Marti says she got scammed by Black Box
- A couple more rip offs!
- Aaron Christner
- Accomplish Learning Group
- The Black Box Firm
- Keeping It Fresh
- black box employees not calling back
- Cyber Innovations, Mad Cow Productions, and Level 11 Mentoring (previous companies)