Complaint / review text:
I received an unsilicited telephone call from Tammy Marino indicating that the Producer of a new television show Sustainable Plant, Henry Dewberry, would like to set up a time to interview me and determine if I was the right fit for a new series they were undertaking. We set up the interview time and date and I was excited about the opportunity so I emailed my business partners to let them know about the call and the scheduled interview.
One of the partners emailed me back a link to a previous complaint on your site, http://usacomplaints.com/reports/0/259/RipOff0259758.htm, about the same organization. Upon reading the story in the complaint submitted by Dave from British Columbia, I knew that I had been duped.
The approach used by Tammy Marino on me was the exact same as the approached used for Dave in his story. Upon reading this I called back Tammy Marino and asked outright — will this "interview" include a solicitation for money? She indicated that the "producer" would explain this in greater detail during our interview. I told her that I would prefer not to waste my time or theirs so if a solicitation for money was going to be part of the interview I was not interested. She simply replied with the statement: "I will let the producer know that you are not interested in taking part in the series." To which I replied that they should be more forthright about their intentions and stop wasting peoples time.