Report: #999255

Complaint Review: Work Source Center

  • Submitted: Fri, January 18, 2013
  • Updated: Sat, January 19, 2013
  • Reported By: Christine — Pennsylvania United States of America
  • Work Source Center

    United States of America

Work Source Center called to offer work on foreclosure homes in the area. Wanted $99 for background check. Internet

*Consumer Suggestion: A Bigger Red Flag

*Consumer Comment: Good catch!

*Consumer Suggestion: Red Flags

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Received a voice mail message from a man named John saying he had extra work in our area. When I called back I spoke to a woman named Sumer. She said that they work with banks to contract work on local foreclosures.  Each job was to pay between $200-$600 depending on the scope of work. All we would be responsible for was a $99 fee for a background check. There was no charge per job. I told her I would get back to her after speaking with the owner of the company. 

Upon ending our conversation I started researching the company and couldn't find any information other than the website they provided me with.  I went to the Ripoff Report website to see if there were any reports filed with the company.

Over the next few days, Sumer left me several voicemail messages to see if I made any decisions. When I finally spoke to her again I told her I couldn't find any information on the company. I asked how long they had been in business and where they were based out of.  Sumer told me they were based out of New York and had been in business for 12 years. I asked her if they provide any kind of contract to their clients.  She said they do not have any kind of contract, but that there was a break down of the promised work on their registration form.  I then told her I tried researching her company and couldn't find them registered with the State of New York. I asked her if they were an LLC or a corporation doing business under a different name.  She said she was unsure but she would let me speak to her supervisor and that she could answer those questions.

She transfered me to her supervisor (Jordan).  I asked Jordan the same questions I had asked Sumer.  Jordan gave me no answers, just told me she would transfer me to the Customer Service department and they would be able to answer my questions. I was then transfered to a generic voicemail message for the customer service department asking me to leave a message (sounded strangely like a generic cell phone answering service). 

Sumer never called me back  after that. 
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#1 Consumer Suggestion

A Bigger Red Flag

AUTHOR: John - (U.S.A.)

The site is NOT SSL protected. Your personal/financial data goes out on the wire UNENCRYPTED. A true scam operation. They can't get a real SSL cert because they're not a real company.
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#2 Consumer Comment

Good catch!

AUTHOR: MovingForward - (USA)

Your report is well written. I hope others research here before they give their ID and money to this company.
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#3 Consumer Suggestion

Red Flags

AUTHOR: John - (U.S.A.)

#1  The web site looks like one of those quickie jobs you can create in an hour.

#2  The contact information is a street address, that when searched on, is a mail drop operation in NYC.

#3  The domain registration is private, meaning that the identity of the owner is cloaked.

#4  The 312 area code of the phone contact is for the Chicago area.

IMO, these are red flags that would preclude me from doing business with such an outfit. I suspect they just collect background check fees and never find you work.

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