Monday, July 26, 2010

Scammers suck

So today I get a call to go on a interview tomorrow at 10:30. The lady tells me they are local 277 Union, have two positions open, one for a manager and one for union services. Both are full time. Great benefits. She told me she got my resume off of Monster.com. Then she gives me the address.
After doing a happy dance after hanging up I decide to do some research on the company so I can be prepared for the interview. I realize she never gave me the company name....
so I search for the address and find this.....

American Income Life's subsidiary company The Halali Ins. Group located at 4300 Stevens Creek Blvd. Ste. 100, San Jose, CA 95129 is posting on Craigslist jobs which they don't have!

THEY ARE LIARS AND SCAMMER'S.

On Craigslist under "customer service" they advertised to have 2 positions open. Which they claim to pay you $14 an hour. And the advertisement also says that they are looking for sales people as well, which is ok. But, it is not what it seems!

Here is the advertisement posted on July 06, 2009.
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Full Time Union Position with Full Benefits (san jose west)

Date: 2009-07-06,
Reply to: halaliinsgroupsanjose@...

The Halali Insurance group a subsidiary of American Income Life is currently looking to staff it's newly opened San Jose office. We are hiring in the following areas, customer service and sales representatives. We are in need of 4 customer service reps and 8 sales agents. Both positions are FULL-TIME ONLY!!!!!! and union.Please do not submit a resume if you are looking for part-time. You must be willing to work overtime as well as nights and weekends if needed until the office is fully staffed. Customer Service Reps. are paid $14.00 per hour plus full benefits including health, dental, vision, for yourself as well as your family, a 401k plan and stock purchase plan are also included. Sales Agents are paid $500 per week base, along with commission, advance, bonus, residual, as well as full benefits including health, dental, vision, coverages for yourself and family, a 401k plan and stock purchase plan are also included.

American Income Life was recently rated as the 33rd best company to work for by Yahoo and Hot Jobs and the number 1 insurance company to work for. Here is a link to the posting http://sev.prnewswire....

To give you some background American Income was founded more than half a century ago with just $25,000 in borrowed capital, and today, has become one of the nation's largest providers of supplemental insurance.

Our primary operation is in providing supplemental life insurance products to association, labor union, and credit union members. American Income is licensed in 49 states, New Zealand, and Canada -- and our subsidiary Company, National Income Life Insurance Company is licensed in New York. We are a strong company and have been rated by A.M. Best, one of the country's oldest and most respected insurance ratings company, A+ "Superior," its second highest rating, for overall financial strength.

We will be starting our interviews this coming Thrs. To be considered for a position please submit a resume along with a contact number and past salary history to halaliinsgroupsanjose@... if you are considered you will be called by one of our Human Resources Representatives to be set up for an interview this week.
Compensation: Sales Agents will be paid $500 per week base, commission, bonus, advance, residual, and full benefits.
Customer Service Reps. are paid $14.00 per hour plus full benefits.
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I applied for the customer service position. I just got back from their so called interview. I been told this is a "sales-customer service" position.
Since when is the definition of "CUSTOMER SERVICE" has become "SALES"? And not only that they don't even have a position open for that! They scheduled so many people to come in at the same time you have no idea. But it was very obvious, they are collecting information from applicants who are looking for a job and generating these as leads for the future in order to sell insurance to us and/or to spam our mailboxes.

I asked the guy his name was Ernesto, (even though I was scheduled to have an interview with a person called Jose, when I asked about that he said:" It doesn't matter if it is me or him. It's the same". Later of course I understood why!

You are tricking people to come by advertising a position they don't have. And without any fear from Law they are scheduling people for interview? Wasting peoples time and energy at their worst time.

They are breaking the law by FALSE ADVERTISING! Over and over again! The posting I have embedded is dated July 06, 2009. And then they post another one on July 20, 2009. I have that, too.



Well that put up some red flags for me but it WAS from 2009., so I start searching for Union 277 in California. Funny thing that... I can't find a union 277. In fact I went to the list of all unions in California and nothing. I tried every search known to mankind and nothing.
I tried a reverse search on the phone number and it came back from San Francisco. That was weird enough that I decide to call back and get the company name just for my own piece of mind.
The phone rings and rings and finally I get a voice mail. The company name is American Income.
I go back to the scam thing I found and it is the same name. I do a search for American Income and post after post talks about how this company (Which is a real company by the way) scams people. Yes they do offer some jobs but after reading about what happens when you take the jobs (nothing good) I decided I am not going to the interview tomorrow.

You know there is something about having your emotions get so excited only to have them slam you right back down into the ground that sucks. Really sucks. REALLLLLLLYYYYYY SUCKS.

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29 comments:

  1. What Jerks! How can they get away with playing with people like that? It sounds like a smart move to NOT go on the interview. So sorry there are people like that out there.

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  2. That SUCKS big time. I hate when people take advantage of people who are vulnerable. Assholes. Don't worry doll, they suck ass.

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  3. How disappointing that must've been. I'm so sorry that happened.

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  4. I just got a call from Local 277 as well. I did a local search and came up with nothing. I came across your posting and wanted to say thank you....I won't be wasting anymore of my time returning their calls.

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  5. It's sad, that Our Country has become so scatterbrained that people go with fraudulent means to collect Information about people. This problem has only escalated since you posted this Blog. The Liars are like cokroaches on the Internet and create havock in peoples life for unknowing reasons. I see people like this as a pathology in our society, but the funny thing is,is that nothing is out there to stop this. I appreciate your blog and time to say something about it. The good news though is that you now have an understanding of people that live their lives full of SHIT,and will go to their graves Knowing that this is all they ever were.

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  6. I just got a call For Enrollment Officer, under Customer Service on Craigslist. Being on Craigslist I am skeptical, I am doing research before I go out of my way. They said they are with OPEIU in partnership with Local 277... I got all excited and nervous for nothing.
    It was on Craiglist... don't get me wrong Craiglist has it's
    Pros and Cons. Can't be TOO carefull now days.

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    1. Pls reply. I got a call today and I have an interview wed. Spt. 24 2014. My hear plummeted after reading this. Pls someone update me

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  7. They are some good guidelines. If you are able to use some more distinct suggestions, guidelines and details about fantastic post cheers intended for putting up.

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  8. Okay just stop thinking! stop making a decision based on some idiots opinion on your career?
    How dumb does that sound that you don't go to the interview? Are they going to eat you? Seriously, what logics lays behind that.

    I been working for the company for over 4 years with only one regret, Why didn't I found them early in my career. Fortune 1000, Globally recognized, Publicly traded fastest growing, over 7k+ employees, Average entry level employees made over 48k last year.
    The proof is in the pudding.
    Lesson one! Go to the interview and make a decision based on your own decision, We are looking for LEADERS, not FOLLOWERS

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  9. I'm in the New York office,
    Good Luck to the those who choose wisely.

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  10. I received a call on my cell phone from a man, stating Mike Estes of the Local 277 wants to share his benefit package with others. Man says he needs to drop paperwork and needs to do it in person. He says it will only take 20-minutes of my time but, he schedules in two hour increments. I think that I will have the attorney next door sit in on the appointment.

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  11. Oh, I don't know a Mike Estes.

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  12. I got a call the other day saying that they have 2 job openings, entry level representative and management. I'm not sure if this is true or not. I am in the process of searching for a new job but don't want to rush into anything

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  13. I got a call today from Foti Agency Recruiter saying the have jobs working for the Union helping union members submit their insurance paperwork. One is entry level for $40,000 and the other is management $60K - 130K. Is this bs?

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  15. Scam i got the same call showed up and have been working for the company for 6 weeks now and so far have earned over 7000. Yes it is 100% sales the lead are provided through unions.who have provided their union members with accidental death benefits that we go out and explore and then show them options for permanent life insurance now can someone tell me what's wrong with having permanent life insurance we are all going to die one day and we all need some protection so that we don't burden anyone. How is that a scam

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  16. Scam i got the same call showed up and have been working for the company for 6 weeks now and so far have earned over 7000. Yes it is 100% sales the lead are provided through unions.who have provided their union members with accidental death benefits that we go out and explore and then show them options for permanent life insurance now can someone tell me what's wrong with having permanent life insurance we are all going to die one day and we all need some protection so that we don't burden anyone. How is that a scam

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  17. Yolanda, I believe you are a scam too, do you always send the same msg over and over but change the date>
    BTW: I NEVER SAID THIS WAS A SCAM YOU DID,
    I only was inquiring and asking about if it was a scam NEVER DID I MAKE AN ACCUSATION ABOUT THE COMPANY, YOU DID.

    GET A LIFE like you said SCAMMERS SUCK
    DO YOU ALWAYS SHOW UP OUT OF THE BLUE AFTER A FEW YEARS OF SILENCE OR
    are you a stalker too, we'll see
    Maybe you should try looking in the mirror, do you like what you see?
    ONLY YOU CAN ANSWER OR DO ANYTHING TO CHANGE IT - SOMETHING CREEPY ABOUT YOU
    GOOD BYE

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    1. I'm sitting in the office making calls now and one of my coworkers brought this to my attention..... if you look into what the woman who started this post wrote.....she did say that AMERICAN INCOME is a real company..... yes it is, I have been here for a year and a half and my checks are deposited every week. If you don't believe me just ask my friends down at the Wayne County Court who get there money every week! Lol

      But seriously, it is a sales position and you make a lot of money providing a service that everyone needs...permanent life insurance. BTW the name of our union is the OPEIU Local 277. That should clear up not being able to find us lol..... now for you that read this and just base your decision off what someone else says.... way to think for yourselves. Now for those of you that are sceptical, like I WAS, go to the overview and check it out for yourself. Yes there will be a few people there. It's a way of giving out the base information to a group instead of repeating it 40 or 50 times. Your second and final interview you are seen by yourself.

      Unlike some other companies, you do have to be licensed by the state you are living in to sell life insurance. If fact, you can't sell life insurance with us if you're not..... now what scam has you get a license from the government to do it..... do your research..... When they call/we/I call you, hear us out. We will change your life for the better!

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  18. Looks like they're still scamming ppl they called me for an interview for next Thursday. Thanks for this blog. I will not waste my time.

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  19. Looks like they're still scamming ppl they called me for an interview for next Thursday. Thanks for this blog. I will not waste my time.

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