Boyd Parker – MLM Scammer Lying to Job Seekers
Boyd Parker claims to be an entrepreneurship mentor who specializes in developing outsourced sales consultants. What does it mean? It means he trains people to become door-to-door salesmen.
While there’s nothing wrong in becoming a salesman, Boyd Parker doesn’t share the fact outright. He adds jargon and makes people believe he will help them develop extraordinary entrepreneurship skills.
Boyd had received a lot of criticism from his former employees and students. However, he uses legal threats and unethical methods to make sure no one finds out about it.
In the following review, I’ll explain how Boyd Parker markets himself and why you should be wary of him:
Boyd Parker Exposed On Reddit
There are many people who have exposed Boyd Parker online. Here’s a Reddit post I found which explains the nature of his scam in detail:
Glow 360, one of the many companies Boyd Parker runs, had contacted a person in 2017. The Reddit user has an interview for an Human Resources Administration post. There were 6 other people applying for the job.
However, the person got the job instantly. Later, he found out that the job was not for Human Resource Administration but for door to door sales.
In 2021, Piranha Direct Sales contacted this person for a leadership role. The Reddit user shares that their website looked fake as it had terrible design. Yet, he continued with the interview because he was bored.
The Reddit user shares that the LinkedIn accounts of the people who interviewed him didn’t even mention Piranha Direct Sales. Later, he discovered that it was one of the many companies associated with Boyd Parker.
Glow 360, Piranha Direct Sales, Kyanite, Hero Corp and all of Boyd’s companies change their names every year. This way, you wouldn’t find any information about the company and think it’s a new startup.
There’s a detailed database of such companies.
Door to door scams use this tactic to ensure no dirt sticks to their name. Boyd Parker uses the same method for his companies.
Other people shared the same sentiment.
Additional Reddit Comments on Boyd Parker:
One user highlights that he got an interview at Kyanite and was very excited for the opportunity. Then, he found out that the job was for door to door sales.
The company tried to sell it as a management role in an advertising firm. However, he left halfway after lunch saying he was not interested.
Here’s another Reddit user sharing her experience with one of Boyd’s companies. She highlights that the company approved her and she had 2 zoom interviews with them. The first flag she noticed was how the interviewers avoided talking about what the actual role was and only discussed the pay and hours.
She noticed the same issue in the next interview. The interviewers talked for 45 minutes about the company and casually mentioned that the hours were 10:30 AM to 8:00 PM for 6 days a week.
Also, the interviewers mentioned that you only earn commission on what you sell which meant there was no sick pay or holiday pay.
Afterwards, the interviewers didn’t discuss the job at all. The user shares that even after the second interview, she had no idea what the job was.
So, she googled the company name and found several employee complaints against them. This was enough information for the redditor and she withdrew her application.
This is another comment where a user shares how Piranha Direct Sales Group had been contacting him. He highlights that he has been ignoring the company’s emails and texts because when he looked them up, he realized they were fake.
The address they share is the same one which the redditor saw for other companies. He shares that the company’s previous names were Apex Acquisitions, Legends Incorporated, Lions Direct and Hero Corp.
The redditor wishes that the authorities looked into these bogus companies and did something about it. Luckily, he didn’t fall for their tricks but understands that many young graduates and jobseekers do.
Additional Victims Expose Boyd’s Scams
On a database site where people discuss door to door scams, several people have highlighted the name of Boyd Parker.
One user says that they want the government to outlaw such practices, especially those of businesses like Boyd Parker. He couldn’t believe that such schemes are legal simply because there’s a lack of mass-awareness.
“Just an MLM Scheme”
Another user highlights that Boyd poses in front of ferraris and yachts to seem like a rich entrepreneur. However, he is a scammer.
The user points out that he is a salesman who sells you hopes and dreams. Boyd promises to free you from the 9-5 race and give you the required experience to launch a company of your own.
The user shares that he makes you sell and recruit people looking for jobs by using misguided job advertisements. Furthermore, Boyd markets these roles as a 18k to 20k negotiable on an online platform.
You would find potential candidates who want to launch a business of their own and trap them in this mess.
The user highlights how Boyd Parker’s business model is an MLM scheme. When you join his company, you first have to recruit 4 people. Then, you become a leader and reach stage 1.
Now, you will encourage your team of 4 to do the same and climb the pyramid. Once your 4 victims have achieved their goals, you will reach stage 2 and become an owner.
Also, you work 100 hours a day to sell a product without getting a basic salary. The only thing that’s supposed to get you by is your ‘positive attitude’.
No Money, Just an MLM Scheme:
A third user highlights that Hero Corp’s previous name used to be Pantheon. He worked there for a year and realized that it’s a scam about brainwashing people.
The user points out that you work exhaustive hours and don’t have much money because you have to pay for your travel all around London and parts of Surrey. Furthermore, you must pay for your own food even during ‘team nights’.
Team nights are week trips where they cram 7 of you into a hotel room and make you sell from that location such as Leeds, Southampton, etc. They will tell you motivational stories again and again which always have a theme around attitude, pace or pitch. Also, the company has huge turnovers because they fail to keep people around for long.
They try to isolate you from your friends and family by claiming that you shouldn’t hang out with people who work 9-5. Some of the user’s friends joined Pantheon and ended up living with their leader. At one time, it was 10 people living in a 2 bedroom place sharing rent.
All the managers would show off but in reality their firms are offshoots of bigger corporations which they owe money to. He shares that most people there don’t register properly as self-employed with HMRC and by the time they become assistant managers, they owe a lot of funds to the same.
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How Boyd Parker Hides The Skeletons In His Closet
So far, you have seen how Boyd has received a ton of criticism for his outrageous claims and his MLM scam.
Many people have suffered because of him and they speak up on different platforms including Reddit and Glassdoor. However, Boyd doesn’t care.
His priority is to gain more victims and get richer. So, he pays websites to write praises for him. This way, he can make himself appear more reliable and credible than he truly is.
Here’s a press release he has released on Journalism.co.uk. Many people wouldn’t know that it’s a paid write up and might assume that such a credible platform is promoting him.
It’s a common tactic among modern scammers to pay websites to praise them. Budderfly is a shady enterprise which uses this exact tactic to gain more victims.
Apart from paid articles, Boyd has posted several ‘reviews’ on his website to counter the numerous complaints he has received online.
You will only find these reviews on his website. They aren’t anywhere else on the internet. Furthermore, there’s no way to verify if they are actually from his customers.
There’s a good chance that Boyd wrote these reviews himself. Many of his ex-employees have accused him of doing so. Still, it’s a terrible and unethical marketing tactic whose aim is to deceive unsuspecting victims.
A big reason why Boyd uses so many unethical marketing tactics is because he wants to bury the numerous “Boyd Parker scam” reviews on Glassdoor. Many of his victims have come out and shared their experiences on the employee review platform.
Here are some of the Boyd Parker reviews I found on Glassdoor:
“Boyd Parker is a Scam”
Here, the reviewer highlights that Boyd Parker is a scam. 99% of the things they tell you are lies. In your interview, they will tell you about the progression but never mention the high turnover.
If you quit, you are practically dead to them. Boyd will make stories about why you left the company. For example, Boyd has had over 5 managers at least from when the reviewer wasn’t in the company.
The job requires you to work for 14 hours a day and sometimes 6 days a week. Boyd lives a flashy lifestyle but makes you work long hours. You won’t even get time for lunch or dinner.
Also, you wouldn’t have any social life outside the company. They tell you to always be positive and lie about the pay.
You shouldn’t expect to earn over 10k a year. Sometimes, they will tell you that a customer you acquired canceled and kept the money for themselves.
When you get to leadership, they will teach you how to deceive applicants into working for them. Furthermore, Boyd will only pay attention to you if you do well. There is rampant favoritism in the company and if you’re doing bad, he will never motivate you. Instead, he will shout at you.
The reviewer points out that Boyd’s professional history is questionable. His stories have a lot of contradictions and he never gives proof of his claims.
Lastly, most of the positive reviews on his company are written by him or his staff.
The reviewer recommends the company to start paying a base salary to their staff.
“It is a Complete Scam”
This reviewer also highlights that Boyd Parker is a scam. He points out that they brainwash you, lecture you and scold you instead of helping or guiding you.
Also, the company underpays you and there is no way to track how much they underpay you. They don’t explain in their job advertisements what the job is about. It costs more to work for the company than you get paid. For example, you bear the costs for traveling to different cities, food and accommodation.
There are ‘optional’ crew nights and breakfasts where if you don’t go because of a lack of funds, they will belittle you and make you feel guilty for not having the money.
Furthermore, the managers here don’t respect your privacy and will get too involved in your personal life. They never give you a day off and would even call you on Sundays.
Another Employee Review Saying Boyd Parker is a Scam:
The above reviewer highlights that the company scams you into thinking you’re on a development program. However, they don’t tell you that you will be a door to door salesman.
He points out that all the positive reviews you see on Boyd Parker are fake. Someone sat down and wrote all of them in a day. Your pay is commission based and they expect you to work for 11 hours a day, 6 days a week. Sometimes, you might not earn anything.
Like the other reviewers, this one also highlights that the company tries to brainwash you.
Additional Boyd Parker Reviews He Doesn’t Want You to Read:
After reading the various Boyd Parker reviews and complaints, it’s obvious that the guy is running a scam. He manipulates people and lies to them. Boyd is running an MLM scheme and falsely advertises his jobs.
It’s sad to see how a scammer like Boyd Parker is allowed to operate like this. Hopefully, the relevant authorities will look into this matter and take the necessary action.
Until then, beware and if you get a job offer from a company associated with him, ignore it.
Boyd Parker makes big claims and promises but never fulfils any. He posts misleading job adverts to attract job seekers and traps them in his MLM scheme. Avoid dealing with him or any companies associated with him.
- MLM scam
- Posts fake reviews online