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  • Submitted: Thu, August 01, 2013
  • Updated: Thu, August 01, 2013

  • Reported By: Hipichic1971 — Memphis Tennessee
Martin and Lane
232 Market St. Flowood, MS Memphis, Select State/Province USA

Martin and Lane Susan Lane Employment scam Flowood MS

*Consumer Comment: I received this same email this morning...

*Author of original report: Unsuspecting Customers of Martin & Lane

*Consumer Comment: I am a victim as well and submitted a report as well

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I am currently seeking employment and received an email addressed to my proper first and last name. It seemed like a legitimate response to an online ad I may have applied for. It knew what city I was applying for the job.

I went to the web site through the link in the email and it presented a list of application pertinent questions that I completed. It also presented a calendar that you could mark to indicate date available for an interview and date for starting work. After submitting the info, it took to a page that indicated you must request a copy of your credit report for $1 and it was an ad for credit monitoring services that you must cancel in 7 days or you will be billed for further services.

Although they claim that you only have to provide them with the confirmation number after you submit the request, they claim they do not have actual access to the credit report.

I then went to their website which seemed legit and professional. It provided an address location in Flowood (MS) and a toll free number, but failed to place what state they were located in. I decided to google their company and found nothing on them.

I contacted the Secretary of State for MS and found no business name for them on record.

I called the leasing office for the address they were using and they are not in their records as having an office in their complex at that address.  It appears they are using the address as a "shell" for their business location. I called their phone# and it is automated with 2 choices; one for employers seeking candidates and one for employees with issues with ther application process. I entered #1 and it said that all persons were busy and to leave a message. I am concerned that others may fall for this tactic without looking further into the company and possibly give access to their credit history. 

Here is a copy of the original email I received:

Hi XXX XXX, 

Thank you for applying for the opening "Coordinator Hire Position" this position is currently listed in Memphis, Tennessee with a pay of $42000.

We have completed our initial review of the applications, and are happy to inform you that you have been accepted by our client for a further interview.

This stage closes on Friday, August 2nd at 9pm, so its very important you complete the online screening before this date, submissions after this date will not be accepted. Your interview will be scheduled for the following week.

Please go to the following address to complete the interview booking:

http://www.martinandlane.com/interview.php?applicantid=a2F0aHlfbV9zdGFubGV5QGhvdG1haWwuY29t

Please be sure to set aside at least 10 minutes to complete the submission. You will not be able to restart the process, it can only be completed once. Once submitted we will contact you within a few days to arrange your interview date. Please be sure to complete all parts of the screening. Incomplete screenings will be not be accepted.

We recommend that you complete the screening on a computer, rather than a mobile phone or tablet, to ensure that you can complete the process.

Thanks,

Susan Lane
Human Resources
Martin & Lane
http://www.martinandlane.com
See our site to get details of your local office. 


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#1 Consumer Comment

I received this same email this morning...

AUTHOR: Justice - ()

One major RED Flag with the email that I received this morning is that it read 

"This stage closes on Friday, August 2nd at 9pm, so its very important you complete the online screening before this date, submissions after this date will not be accepted. Your interview will be scheduled for the following week."

Today is Aug 9th 2013. I was hopeful that this was just a clerical mistake. But after searching for the company online and reading these reports I'm very dissappointed that another company is out here taking advantage of innocent people seeking to find employment. 

I've also found that the domain for their website was only created 16/17 days ago. July 24, 2013. Surely this makes it clear that this is not a company that is seasoned and their reputation is already dead. It seems to have been created for this scam.

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#2 Author of original report

Unsuspecting Customers of Martin & Lane

AUTHOR: Hipichic1971 - ()

I am not surprised to see all the reports after my report beginning to pop up on this site.  For the record, I didn't proceed with the credit bureau processing.  That's when I decided to stop the process & research the company.  Hopefully, this was only a ploy to get people signed up for credit monitoring and not for identity theft.  Thankfully, I'm a fraud investigator by trade, so gut feelings are standard, therefore, all the investigating I decided to do.  I'm not one to let criminals get away with these kinds of things.  I recommend filing a report with ic3.gov as they will likely investigate this or turn it over to the proper authorities.  I wish you all the best of luck and hope your credit doesn't suffer as a result.  If you haven't contacted all 3 credit reporting companies, it would be a good idea.  Contacting just 1 isn't enough.  

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#3 Consumer Comment

I am a victim as well and submitted a report as well

AUTHOR: Allison - ()

How did you give them your social? I only put in mine when I filled out the creditreport.com application to sign up for the free trial... Now I'm second guessing myself.

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