I was job searching for a job as many of us are these days. I saw an ad on Craigslist for a "Customer Service for Quality Control Division`s Call Center Trainees" Since I have alot of training in this I thought I would apply. The next day I received a response to my request. This is the email that I received: (I'm sure it looks familiar to alot of you)
This is Mark Hall from Fincosystems you recently applied for a job opening we have available and well we are interested in hiring You, and need you to get started with the testing phase of our employment process so if you can go to the test site at www.fincosystems.com/test.php and get started please. The test will have you call Five companies getting quotes and information which You will then write a review of how you were taken care of by that company. Testing offices do not open til 9am daily
Anyways below is the description of the job that you applied for just to refresh your memory.
""Our company handles the quality control of both online and offline businesses. Your job duties would require you to call into our customers call centers, to see if they are courteous, helpful and that the info they relayed to you was understandable.
You will also be surfing the net and visit our customers websites to see if they are working properly.
The job requires that you work at least eight hours a day, have good communication skills, be able to use a phone, write honest reviews and submit them to your supervisor.The job pays between 45k-65k plus performance bonuses.
We are looking for people who are creative, loyal, like to make good money and have fun all day long.
We do require you to take a test which is located at http://www.fincosystems.com/test.php the tests have you calling a five of our customers call centers these tests will show you how your day to day duties are handled and to show us that you are able to do the job. You will need to set aside about a half hour to an hour to take the test so be near a computer and phone.
We will call you after the tests are completed to setup an interview and if you need any help at all we have setup a live help agent on the website to answer all your questions.""
OK, so I look at the note "Anyways below is the description of the job that you applied for just to refresh your memory". Most of the message that tells me what I read in the actual ad is NOT in the actual ad. This was the first thing that I questioned if this was legit. I thought to myself "most of this I don't remember reading"
Secondly, The name "Mark Hall" just seemed too fake. I decided to check out this name and company and lo and behold I found a couple of reports on this website. So I then decided to see if this is something that is posted on alot of Craigslist postings. And again, lo and behold I found many. For instance I found the same exact job posting in many other cities like Philadelphia Pa, Long Island NY, Central NJ, NJ Shore area, North NJ, Atlanta GA, York PA, and many other large cities. You can't tell me in each of these cities, that they are looking to hire someone to work in their office. Their office in in FL. !!!! (I found out after researching)
If you want to check it out go to craigslist,org and bring the "cities" page. pick out a couple of large cities, (I did cities on the east coast) and go to "customer Service jobs" then on the top where is says "search for" put in "quality assurance" and hit search. You will find many cities with this same exact advertisement. What a shame that there are scums who try to take advantage of us honest hard working people. I'm glad that I did not make any calls for this scumbag. I spent the hour that it would have taken me to do these calls looking for a legitimate job.
Please beware and Ripoff Report, thank you for this site to help me and all of the honest people.