Jesse Stockwell likes to brag about his companies’ awards. You can check out jessestockwell.com to see for yourself. Please excuse us for not making his url a link, but we do not want to boost his site’s ratings. One of his biggest accomplishments, according to him, is that Debtmerica LLC was rated #25 in the Orange County Best Places to Work. Here is what uswatchdogs.net uncovered when they looked closely at these facts in their story, Vote: Is Debtmerica LLC A Good Place to Work? A summary of that story follows:
Debtmerica LLC and its Boss, Jesse Stockwell, have gotten mixed reviews on this question from employees and surveys. For example ebosswatch.com shows an e-rating by an employee:
“Debtmerica, LLC – “Worst CEO in Orange County CA” Whether you worked for them as an employee or work with him as a vendor, my boss is the worst CEO in Orange County. He has built an impressive reputation of acting completely irrational and exhibits bi polar aggressive behavior. Many folks will warn you about him and share may crazy situations, listen to these individuals and be glad you are not involved with this crazy man.”
Yet, according to the Debtmerica LLC or Debtmerica Relief Website (the company name seems to be ever-changing), in a debtmerica.com press release, they state that Debtmerica Relief, “makes the Orange County Business Journal’s (OCBJ) Best Places to Work list four years in a row”. We believe that Jesse Stockwell / Torres can put a positive spin on about anything. In fact, he made himself look great when he paid $175,000 in restitution to his New York Customers and another $25,000 in costs to the New York Attorney General.
Yes, Jesse Stockwell and his companies always look good, until you look at the figures, their figures. Here are the facts directly from their press release: they placed 25th out of 95 in Orange County California Employers. That’s a score of 73.68, right on the border of a ‘C’ or ‘C minus’. Apparently in this era, getting a ‘pink‘ ribbon is something to crow about. Look at how Debtmerica LLC fired up their publicity team and got those press releases right out. After all, they can shout to the world, “WE GOT A ‘C‘!”
There was also a second story that showed the specifics of the Better Business Bureau “F” rating disappearing from the web, Who are Defendant Debtmerica’s Managing Partners? which we quote from below:
2006 – Present – Debtmerica, LLC: Jesse E. Torres IV, (A.K.A. Jesse Stockwell, Jesse E. Stockwell) went off on his own and formed Debtmerica. Debtmerica has by all indications become a very lucrative business for Jesse. It has numerous websites such as SuperMoney and Trustpilot which make it look like Debtmerica gets nothing but great reviews. If you go to the personal website of Jesse Stockwell, you will find that he considers himself an expert in Internet marketing. We wrote a simple review of easily verifiable facts about Debtmerica and its managing partner, Jesse Stockwell, to see just how effective they were at removing bad reviews. The review was taken down in minutes! They also made BBB complaints and Debtmerica’s BBB F Rating disappear. But our favorite Debtmerica magic trick was when they paid the New York Attorney General $200,000 to stop their investigation and apparently a lawsuit against Debtmerica, and then they put out press releases like they were heros. See it here.
They can run but they can’t hide: Even though Debtmerica made the actual pages and negative reviews disappear, we found a plethora of pdf documents that preserved the web pages that disappeared. For people to take the time and effort to do this, they must have very strong, negative feelings about Debtmerica. An example of the re-appearance of BBB complaints and Debtmerica’s BBB F Rating are available here.
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