This was a job advertised on Craigslist for Phlebotomist, especially phlebotomist without a years experience! The offer was to be an independent contractor by going to people's home to do blood draws. This is something Certified phlebotomist could do on their own if they had the leads. This is what Troy was really offering. He has you pay via Paypal to "Kindred Spirits" a $65 background charge, that he promised to pay back whether you were hired or not. So I paid the $65 to Paypal. I immediately received an e-mail back from him titled, "LETS GET STARTED". The form consisted of all personal information including previous addresses and a photo. Then he wanted me to purchase Business cards via a Debbie Bellman, Graphic Traffic, 622 Olive Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, Phone: 805-966-1453. He then wanted a check for personal liability insurance for myself for $90 from a Company called HPSO - Healthcare Providers Service Organization, www.HPSO.com.
I went to the HPSO website to check it out and it was lagitamate but the insurance was only $40 (NOT the $90 Troy wanted me to send him.) Then I called and left him a message that I had paid the insurance myself and that it was $40 verses the $90 he quoted and decided to wait on the business cards since I was a little suspicious.
Troy had said in our first conversation that "I could call anytime if I had questions, and also if I just wanted to talk." This seemed to be questionable as to this being a professional business when things became suspecious to me. I have not been able to reach this Troy person since I sent him my information; past addresses, SS#, a photo of myself, my resume and the $65 dollars via Paypal.
I really believe this is a scam since those now certified phlebotomist like me can not get hired with out a years experience are desperate for any phlebotomy job.