United States - 33594
Yes it sounds to good to be true. I didn't go far enough to get scammed... Thank God... but because there are alot of 'scams' going on in today's time, I make a point to go to the "whois" website to see who it is I am about to do business with. After several attempt trying to enter their web address in< transamassociates.com>, it could not verify the site. So I decided to Google for scams... and here I am...What a small world. Any way, good luck you all.
I contect this place from a legitimate job listing but because the information supplied was so vague I...
I got an e-mail from Transam Associates about doing sample dictation. I am going to show you how i responded... "Thios story is about a woman with osteoporosis. She is on therapy for this problem and i need a job!!! So give me one and help this woman too!! I am a hick from hickville." That is how i sent my sample dictation went that i sent in to them. Funny huh? Not at all what i heard in the dictation!! Now, look at the response they had to that e-mail i sent... RE: sample dictation
From: Hot Jobs Recruiter <[protected]@transamassociates.com>
[protected]@transamassociates.com To: [protected]@aol.com
Date: Mon, Sep 14, 2009 8:22 am
Your sample has been accepted!
WHERE ON THE INTERNET DID YOU HEAR ABOUT US?
We have received your sample and it has been accepted as a true
representation of your work and worthy of moving forward.
You transcribed a digital voice file. Actual physician dictation may be
more difficult to understand.
If you need training, we provide tuition FREE training.
~~ If you have already been trained then you DO NOT need to go through our
training. You are ready to work for Transam in a real job. The only
requirement is that you transcribe accurately.
This is for an entry level individual.
We would like to see if you can train and work with us. You have the
FREEDOM to choose. You can transcribe any time during the day as long as it
is back to us by the next day. The only other decision is to choose which
days you are available. Special books and software are required.
All of your questions will be answered in the agreement.
Please reply to this email to review the application agreement.
We are looking forward to working with you.
Transam Associates, Inc.
3433 Lithia Pinecrest Road #303
Valrico, FL 33594
So funny, right? I made up the dictation and sent it to them, just to prove a point. Point proven!!! They are a scam. Why would they accept that dictation?? It was hideous...lol
I too received the e-mail described by others. I am an unemployed accountant so I spend the vast majority of my time each day on line job searching.
After spending countless hours applying for jobs 100 miles from my home I began taking a closer look at all these "Great" Work From Home Opportunities. The first thing I did was google, for example : "What is Transam Associates" for every on line job opportunity I received. Advice I strongly encourage everyone to follow.
Guess what I have found! That I have yet to receive even "One" legit on-line or Work From Home job opportunity e-mail. Every google search reveals in some cases one to several "Positive Reviews" which I noticed are posted by the Company, or are associated with the company's, web address. Then there are the countless "Negitive Reviews" written by those that have unfortunately fallen victim to these "Low Life, Blood Sucking, Creeps" taking advantage of our vulneralbility in these tough economic times.
Keep in mind for every one person that takes the time to try to Prevent You from making the same mistake, there are hundreds that are to embarrassed to post it.
It is important to "Do Your Due Diligence" research before purchasing anything on line! Use this site it will point out obvious details that should raise an eyebrow for example:
when I was reading the previous posts regarding Transam Associates, I noticed that the So-Called Recruiter, on one of the posted sample e-mails, was "Kimberely Carton" well on my e-mail it's "Kimberely Carson" could it be a typo from a Medical Transcription Training Facility?? I think not! This one detail told me that this is clearly FRAUDULENT!!!
Remember, if it seems to good to be true "IT IS". If you have to send $ to get a job it is a "SCAM".
I would like to personally Thank this site and more importantly Thank Everyone that has taken the time to post their experiences. You have all saved me and I appreciate all of you for that.
I was sent an email from Transam Associates through hotjobs.com. I thought it was legit at first. Just do the sample dictation and they will pay for you to be trained and get you a job and you make slots of money. Right? Well, I am in sort of a desperate spot so I thought, wow, at least I can do somethin and from my home to make some money. Weel I started thinking that this sounded too good to be true. I typed in Transam Associates and found this site wwith all sorts of good information. Like they say, "If it sounds too good to be true, then it is!!!". No company I have ever worked required my to purchase software to work for them. I smell a dead rat here. Thankyou for providing this information and for protecting us from these scammers. They are taking advantage of people who are really need a job and are wasting thier time with this nonsense. There should be a law against people doing this. I am sure everything they are is legal, just not ethical.
I almost got scammed by this company just this week. I received an email earlier this week about Medical...
Attention all recession clobbered, out work, just trying to make the bills get paid people out there, I got ripped off, and it could yhappen to you. I made the mistake of signing up to be trained to become a Medical Transcriptionist with these people, if you can call them that. the people running Transan Associates are, surprise surprise, SCAM ARTISTS!
Like many others out there, I was searching for a way to make an honest living at home through the use of my computer and was contacted by Transam Associates via a Yahoo Hot Jobs Alert. These sub-human blood suckers offered me free training to become a Medical Transcriptionist, provided I pay for their software (MtProfessional) kit. I am not exactly internet savvy, but am also not stupid, and was just looking for legitimate work at home. I fell victim to their prey at first and put their software kit on 'layaway' and sent them $100 bucks. I didnt get an instant receipt right away like you should with any internet purchase, so I immeadiately got sick to my stomach knowing that I had probably just made a huge stupid mistake. I investigated, and sure enough I was right, and found out through blogs and the BBB that they are not legit. I tried calling these people and they wouldn't even acknowledge that they were who they claimed to be on the net, and told me that I kept dialing the wrong number, even though the number was clearly listed on my phone, and I had gotten their MtProfessional voicemail a few times before a live person finally picked up. She was unwilling to admit it was them and tried to tell me I was dialing wrong. I was given the ol blow off run around. I was ripped off and am writing a report to help any other individuals from having the same thing happen to them by these SCAMMERS.
I got an email to be a medical transcriber from Transam. They are willing to give you free training and then guarantee you work once you finish their 'free' training. But of course, you need to purchase software for $495 in order to do the training and get your eventual work from them. Talked with an 'on-line representative' where you are able to ask questions about the training and jobs. The only answers I could get out of them was that the training is free, needed to purchase the software to enable me to train and eventually get jobs. Each time I asked how did I get the jobs once the training was over, I would get the same answer, 'this is a hard job, training is needed and we will guarantee you work'. Never was my quested answered on how I would get this work, or how much money you are paid. 'Do you want to purchase the software now? We could give it to you for only $260 down and the rest within a month. I hope people do not fall for this scam. It is really a shame that at this time when so many people are out of work and hoping to find something, that there are companies like Transam trying to take advantage of you. This is a scam.
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