OMG! I got the same letter. I read it at first, and it sounded legit. But then I remember watching these internet business scams on Dateline. These people are based out of Nigeria, and the rappers there have music videos about how stupid Americans are for falling for their schemes. You can find the videos on youtube.com. Yes, DO NOT ABSOLUTELY DO NOT GIVE ANY INFORMATION TO REED FINANCIAL SERVICES. You know what's extremely hilarious is ignorant and naive people could get lost in the nice looking format the website portrays. However, everything is way too simple and does not provide any information about the CEO or any other heirarchy. These are just swindling Nigerians, and if you talk to this supposed Christopher Mahoney from Human Resources, he has an extremely heavy accent. This company website took less than a day to create by a novice. Go buy Website Building for Dummies. I'm sure you could make a page just as nice as theirs. And, seriously, their address is 555 11th Street in Washington D.C.? OK? Heck no! Triple 5's should be the dead giveaway that it's not real.
Here is the letter that was emailed to me:
I reviewed your resume and think that it matches position completely.
Our new local office will be opened in your area soon. Our head office is located in Washington, DC.
We were going to open our local office in your area within last week and as you remember suggested you receptionist position first.
Unfortunately our office location opening was delayed for 45 days. Our company is seeking representatives in your state as soon as possible,
we call such representatives - Independent Agents. We decided to suggest that you start this part time and home based position. In a month and a half
we will suggest you full time position in our new local office. During working as Independent Agent you will gain great skills and experience.
Working as Independent Agent guarantee getting higher full time position in new local office.
Visit our website and apply for Independent Agent position Now!
Position is well compensated. Individual working schedule. Average
workload 4 hours a day. No selling or investing required.
Base pay $1, 500 a month + 4 percent commission.
401 (k) Plan
Feel free to ask questions.
Reed Financial Services.