WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Like a lot of folks in this economy, Dan Martin was looking for a way to make ends meet. He answered an ad in the paper advertising for a position selling air purification systems. He was hired by Purecare, and says he was promised a minimum salary of $500 a week.
Early in the training process Martin says he realized what they really wanted him to do was sell $2,000 vacuum cleaners to his own friends and family. He says he doesn't want anyone else to be duped by the company's owner Rebecca Jackson.
"She's a hustler," Martin said. "That girl was smooth. I mean, she came in dressed in silk, walkin' the walk and talkin' the talk, and that's all it was was talk."
After almost a month with the company, Martin says he quit because he still hadn't gotten a dime in salary.