I can tell you this. Earlier this decade, there was a telemarketing firm in downtown Philadelphia that hired telemarketers to call businesses all over the country to sell them a "free" website, but it was not free. These companies were receiving a $29.95 charge on their bill which they did not authorize.
When I was out of work back in 2001, I applied to this firm myself, But when I found out that it was paying five something an hour (which was the minimum wage at that time), I told them that I needed at least $8.00 an hour. They would not tell me what the salary was on the phone; citing company policy.
Although I can't remember the exact wording, I do remember seeing signs posted up saying that if you didn't get any sales within your first five days, you would be fired.
Thank God that I made a smart move because this company just totally and completely ripped off the businesses that they were calling. They were also putting pressure on their telephone reps to get sales.
At the same time, there were tons of complaints against this place, and not only were they shut down, the guy who owned the place was indicted.
Let's face it: when you're dealing with businesses, and you want to sell them a product or service, they want to see something in writing first; plus they have to go through the proper channels just to get the product.
I'm so glad that I made the decision not to work at this place. As a Catholic Christian female, I was not about to rip off anybody.