Country United States
State Chile
City New York
Address 111 JOHN STREET, SUITE 510
Phone 8882854808


  • Apr 23, 2014

On January 13, 2014, I interviewed with Malana, the HR Manager, at SumoPay (located at 111 John Street, Suite 510, NY, NY 10038) and was informed that the job they were filling was for a full-time telemarketer/inside sales agent calling small and mid-sized business owners across the country in an effort to solicit business in exchange for cash advances to fund their operations. I was informed that the job paid $350 per week plus commissions for each completed and signed application faxed in by certain merchants. On Thursday, January 16, I got a call from Malana stating that I was hired for the job and that I was scheduled to start on Monday, January 20; I was also told that my hours were from Monday through Friday, from 10 am to 7 pm for a total of 40 hours per week .

Although we put in 9 hours everyday, we had an hour of unpaid lunch, one at 1 -1:45 pm and the other from 4-4:15 pm. For the next couple of days, I was subjected to grueling work hours and a hostile work environment as well as an unusually cold office under the supervision of Vadeem, the Sales Manager, who I happen to have overheard using a fictitious name to customers on the phone. I have also heard reports that the company engages in unethical and deceptive business practices such as lying to merchants about their business just to secure an application.

As a matter of fact, I happen to have spoken with a business owner in Kentucky who was cooperating with the US District Attorney’s Office in Kentucky regarding the company’s shady business solicitation practices ,with the owners not verifying any information they obtain from third parties before soliciting information from business owners which includes three months’ credit card transactions, three months’ business banking statements, a copy of the merchant’s passport or driver’s license and a voided check to be submitted along with a signed application.

On January 30, 2014, around 5 pm, I was discharged from SumoPay on the ground that I was submitting fake applications to be processed by the company’s underwriters who would subsequently fax in or e-mail an application to business owners. This is an allegation I categorically deny or refute on account of the fact that I put in calls all week to different merchants across the country at the risk of getting hung up on or verbally abused occasionally as evidenced on the call logs on the company’s computer. Enclosed please find samples of the applications from merchants I actually spoke with, which I subsequently submitted a copy of to the Sales Manager (Vadeem) after I faxed in a copy of the Cash Advance application to such merchants.

I vacated my work space and left the premises at the end of the work day and the following day, January 31, I spoke with PAUL KANEVSKY who, much to my extreme shock and utter disappointment, stated that he would not pay me the wages that I was promised when I interviewed for the position as well as when I signed the employment forms prior to commencing work with such a surreptitious company that I heard engages in fraudulent activities as well

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