Ross Financial Services / Fraud
Possible fraud scheme? In my job search, I received an e-mail from http://ross.fs (Ross Financial Services) via Yahoo informing me that they had a Receptionist opening in my area within 8 weeks and wanted to hire me as an Independent Agent to work from home for 8 weeks and then be employed as a Receptionist in my area in 8 weeks. (See original e-mail below). I found this company's website and it seemed legitimate. However, under further investigation via the BBB and Yellow pages, no such company exists (they claim to be located in Washington, DC). The phone number listed for the company [protected]) is answered by a foreign male individual. When I asked if this was Ross Financial Services, he asked who is calling. When I identified myself, he proceeded to tell me I was hired and he wanted me to start the following day. I was asked to complete the employment application and employment agreement. The agreement stipulated that I would receive payments from the clients of the company to MY PERSONAL BANK ACCOUNT. I then would withdraw cash to effect payments to the company partners via Western Union/Money Gram transfer systems.
Thank goodness I didn't fall for this one. I wanted job seekers to be aware of this so-called "opportunity". With the way the economy is and the desperate need for employment, I wanted to report this "red flag":
Ross Financial Services is opening local office in your area. We'll
have full time receptionist position available in 8 weeks. We reviewed
your resume and it matches position completely. But at the moment we have
part time and home based position available. We offer great benefits and
base pay of $1500 a month + profit sharing program (6 percent commission).
As soon as we open local office in your area you start working full time
from the office. If you are interested send an email to
email@example.com and one of our HR managers will reply you shortly.
Check the following job description for more details.
Ross Financial Services is seeking qualified candidates for Independent
Independent Agent is a part time entry level position.
Candidates must be at least 21 years or older to apply.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Basic computer skills and computer with Internet at home
Enthusiastic, energetic and pleasant personality.
Maintain a positive and courteous attitude at all times.
Clear and effective communication skills.
Must have the ability to multi-task.
Excellent phone manner, phone voice and articulates clearly.
The candidate must be a well organized individual.
Experience in accounting is a plus, but not necessary!
Job duties for independent agents include:
вЂў Receiving all payments and receipts on a daily basis from clients and
office locations, recording every transaction.
вЂў Approving credit applications by performing background checks and
updating customer account information.
вЂў Preparing monthly statements and invoices.
вЂў Making short reports 3 times a week.
вЂў Contacting customers over the phone and email.
вЂў Counting commissions and fees.
вЂў Participate in professional development activities when available
вЂў Perform other duties as assigned by the controller.
вЂў Works collaboratively with management and administrators to prepare
and generate management reports and perform analysis
Salary + Commission ($1500 a month base salary and 4% commission)
401 (k) Plan
Vacation / Holidays
Ross Financial Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
No selling or investing required.