OK. I guess I can get on my soapbox again. There are some companies out there that are taking advantage of people who are looking for a job. Some of them state they're reputable businesses, but are shams. Others actually are part of a large, and respected, company. Both types must be watched out for, if you have placed a resume on ANY of the big sites, like monster.com, HotJobs.com, etc. I've been either contacted by one of these companies, or actually been duped by them. No matter what, be wary of ANY job offer that has you paying for ANYTHING. Please contact the above sites, and others, and tell them of these companies.
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Now, this one took me, and I still can't believe I fell for it. This company culls names from most of the major job sites, as they're listed as an Employer. While this, in and of itself, isn't illegal, what they do with those names and phone numbers is. I could go into detail about this, but here's a newsgroup thread that you should read. It details it better. Also, try to remember to NOT use a credit card for this type of transaction, as most credit card companies consider this to NOT fall under their responsibility. (ie. You charge for training, and "fail", then you can't get a charge-back and they wash their hands of the entire matter.)
They have also done business under the names: ISCS Corporation, IQ Results, . Most of the websites have since closed down. Their phone numbers have been disconnected, and they're not answering their email at Chris.Price@ReceiverCorporation.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. This might be a good thing as other's aren't being scammed by these companies, but there's lots of people that have been scammed, and can't get their money back due to them "disappearing" like this. I too lost $450.00 to these scammers. If you know these people, contact the Illinois Attorney General's office @ 312-xxx-xxxx and report them. Here's all I have from email on them. I still have all the "training" material and the CD-ROMs that they gave me, which were "burnt" copies on crappy CD-Rs.
Here's the listing of this company from the BBB. Last time I looked they had 13 complaints on them, and all 13 were unresolved. Also, here's a page from The May Report on Receiver Corporation.
|RECEIVER CORPORATION||8700 W Bryn Mawr Ste 120 S||CHICAGO, IL|
|RECEIVER CORPORATION||440 S. Lasalle||CHICAGO, IL|
|RECEIVER CORPORATION||106 Calendar Court||LAGRANGE, IL|
|ISCS CORPORATION||30 S. Wacker 22nd Floor||CHICAGO, IL|
The Illinois Secretary of State website shows this for Receiver Corp., and also shows this for ISCS.
There's another guy with a website that hates Receiver Corp. as much as I do. His site is here.Here's an email I sent to Computer Associates about Receiver Corp. They never replied. I wonder why.
OK. I mentioned that some companies are actually part of a larger, more respected company, and here's an example. This company is under the CitiGroup banner under the sub-heading of the Traveller's Group, and they have, IMHO, a scam to beat all scams. Read all about it here.
They also cull resumes from the Web, and say that you look like a "good fit". Actually, anyone is a "good fit", as they want the most amount of people to be 100% commission salesmen for their insurance crap. That's right, 100% commission. that's a "part-time" employee to them. No health insurance, dental or regular paycheck.Some of their "salespeople" are fanatical in their belief that this "job" will change their lives, and live in poverty. For a large company to do business like this is bad.