• Report: #980255

Complaint Review: Belboss Consulting Agency

  • Submitted: Mon, December 10, 2012
  • Updated: Tue, December 11, 2012

  • Reported By: David — Katy Texas United States of America
Belboss Consulting Agency
4712 N. Mayhew Road, Spokane Valley Spokane Valley, Washington United States of America

Belboss Consulting Agency Rick Ford SECRET SHOPPER, CUSTOMER SERVICE EVALUATOR Spokane Valley, Washington

*General Comment: This company tried to recruit me as well.

*General Comment: Thank You

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I am currently looking for work and have been applying to jobs through CareerBuilders.com as a result I receive multiple email confirmations a day and try to follow up with each one. I was sent an email through CareerBuilder.com by a Rick Ford of Belboss Consulting Agency. He said he wanted to hire me for a Customer Service Evaluator position to secret shop well known businesses. He didn't ask for any personal information except my name and address. He stated in the email that this was a part time position that didn't require training, that everything would be handled through email. I was to go to retail establishments and evaluate their services and report back. He told me I would get $200 for each evaluation I conducted.

Because the email came through CareerBuilder I felt that it was legitimate and replied that I was interested. I got an email a week or so later stating that he had heard back from a customer that they wanted me to evaluate, Western Union/Moneygram. [continued below]....
..... I replied, again because it was through a legitimate job board I felt it was legitimate.

I got an email today stating that a check was coming in the mail for me in the amount of $2,850.00 with instructions on how to split the money up between two transactions and who to send it to and what to include in the evaluation email. I was instructed to keep $200 for myself as payment. (This is where it got sketchy)

I did receive the check Priority Mail from a Jmaes Marek in New Ulm, TX.

The issuing company on the check was International Students Northwest, and the bank the check was from is Banner Bank. I googled the bank and called their customer service number and was told that this was a fraudulent check and that they were aware of the situation and to shred it. 

I would hate for someone to try to cash this check or deposit it and be out any money. 

I am currently going through steps to resolve the employer status on CareerBuilder.com and consulting with an attorney.


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#1 General Comment

This company tried to recruit me as well.

AUTHOR: kitsu - ()

 This company tried to recruit me as well.  I have been sending my resume through careerbuilder in search of new job prospects.  I never got an email from the Bellboss Consulting Agency.  However, I did get a text message from (214) 785-1684 from Jonah Jackson.  The exact wording of the text is: Hello my name is Jonah Jackson with Belboss Consulting Agency, the company would like to offer you a position after we reviewed your resume from Careerbuilder.com, kindly confirm your interest and i'll send you more info.

I knew something was wrong regarding this text because no employer just up and gives you a job over the phone without ever calling you in for an interview.  Therefore, I texted back, I would be happy to set up an interview so that we can meet face to face an discuss business.  Also, I asked for ALL correspondence to be sent via e-mail.  They responded with another simple text message of Sunday July, 28, 2013 that just said, "hello." 

I didn't respond back on Sunday.  But, I googled the company on Monday which is today and found these Ripoff complaints and I immediatedly texted the belboss Agency back to inform them not to ever contact me again.





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Thank You

AUTHOR: CbSiteSecurity - (United States of America)

Thank you for helping spread a word of caution about these types of messages! Based on the information listed within your original post, the situation in question does appear to be a payment processing scam. We recommend such messages be disregarded and any current or future correspondence attempts related to the message be ignored.

 - If you've received / cashed a check from this party, please file a report with your local law enforcement.  It's best to make the bank and law enforcement aware of the scam.

Do you mind forwarding a copy of the email in question to us? We would like to review the emails you've received.

To forward the emails or for more information about Online Fraud, we do offer a Fraud Page for Jobseekers: http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Info/Fraud.aspx
Thank you.
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