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As the CFO, what would you do?

People just don't get it.

I received an email on Thursday, 7/6 from a guy named Ryan at Heliumsocial.com.

The first four words of the email was a lie: "I tried calling you". I mean really, you didn't think I'd check my voice mails? And if you called and didn't leave a message, you didn't call.

The company that was being pitched was Boxxeo. Hmmm, two different companies. So who actually sent the email, HelimumSocial or the CEO of Boxxeo who signed the email?

I tried calling the number listed for the CEO and got some guy who wasn't the CEO of Boxxeo. This gentleman didn't quite get the point that you can't get business or start a new relationship with a lie.

Moral - don't do business with Heliumsocial.com or Boxxeo.com.

You're the CFO, what would you do? What advice would you give both companies and how do you save your reputation?

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Steve Sheridan
Title: Associate
Company: Dean Lewis Associates
(Associate, Dean Lewis Associates) |

While companies like that won't get business from people like us who highly honor honesty, they will get enough people to respond to make it worth the risk. I see emails like this as well, and liken them to telemarketers.

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