*** LAST UPDATED: July 13, 2010 ***
Like thousands, and probably millions out there, I’m one of those people that am always on the hunt to find a job. Fortunately for me, I did get employed somewhere, but I still like to keep my eyes opened for new opportunities.
For those on the hunt! I am going to list a few of scamming companies that I have researched to help others avoid being scammed….so before you hop on board with some company that picked you up quickly after you submitted your resume, be sure to do research on your own so you know the facts!…lots of these companies are just trying to take advantage of the unemployed and desperate.
Scamming companies hiring:
10 Inc (or formally known as Dynamic Balance just a few months ago) – A fake pyramid marketing company. You’ll get a call almost immediately to set up an interview…you’ll be doing crap sales, and you’ll soon learn that you’ll be investing your own money too..at least thats what the reviews said. I did get a quick email back from them that was vague..but for sure, it’s a scamming company. Click >here< and >here< for more detailed description of peoples complaints about the scam…PLUS, this is the 3rd time they’ve changed their company name, but under the same ownership..shady right? I thought it was weird that I couldn’t find Dynamic Balance…but when I ran into 10 Inc, I knew it had to be the same one..the new website is VERY similar to their previous one. Stupid scammers.
Cyber Group Inc: I posted my information on careerbuilder and they were quick to contact me. Their email is made to sound like the perfect job!
“A few words about us: a large company with a good reputation is finally expanding and looking for new representatives in the USA.Two to three hours a day performing your duties from your home over the Internet is all that is required for this position.”
And they also provide training! Oh and
“our salary during the training period will be $2,300 per month plus 8% commission from each transaction. Total income, with the current volume of clients, will be about $4,500 per month. After the training period, your base salary will increas to $3,000 per month, plus 8% commission.”
But…never in the email does it say WHAT the job entails or ANYTHING along those lines…just vague and ambiguous so that it sounds like the ideal job….but try to look for this company elsewhere but its’ own website, and you’ll get nothing… I haven’t found much on this site besides one site saying it’s an actual scamming site…but if you take my opinion..don’t waste your time…it might not be worth it..click >here< for the site that says it’s a scam.
Insight Global: A staffing agency that treats your poorly and probably bases everything off commission…you won’t gain anything traits from this. Check out RipOffReports for reviewers about this company by clicking >here<
First Investor: Similar to Metlife, this company is for desperate people that need a job straight out of college. From the reviews..and there are TONS of reviews on First Investors being a scam, they say: “You need to build your clientele, your salary is based on 100% commission” and “No benefits. You pay 100% out of pocket for them. You have to pay for your own initial training.They are really shady when you apply for the job. There are many key things they leave out until you sign the paper and hand over your check. Things like you arent an employee, you are an independent contractor. The monthly stipend you take is a draw, it counts against future earnings.” Click >here< and >here< for more details
Lionheart Assurance Solutions ( <– the link I used for this site is the one I received via email from them trying to set up an interview and wanted me to fill out a survey): I’m not sureee about this company, but when I posted my resume for public review on a site, they were quick to respond..when I looked them up, there were TONS of accusations on them..lots of them being about a pyramid scheme. Click >here< and >here< to read more about the complaints!
JobbingTree: So..I’m unsure of this one..but all signs point to SCAM. I can’t find anything concrete on the company besides the website…there are lot’s of people questioning if it’s legit or not..but for a safer bet..I wouldn’t stick with this company…too many bad signs. I’ll look into it more..but I doubt it’s anything but a scam. This is the link they gave me to apple >here<
MetLife: Financial Advisor- It’s not a TOTAL scam..but I think it is..and in desperate times..there is always people willing to work..even if its not ideal. To be in this position, you have to dish your own money out to get certified…and you also have to provide your own office supplies..you get reimbursed for your certificates if you stay on for a certain amount of time tho. You get commission based on how many insurance things you sell too. More than 90% people quit after the first year…Sounds like crap to me.. for more insight, click >here<
Alright…I know there are more..but I lost my train of thought. I’ll add to this as they come. Hope this helps people =)