Scam!

We all get those calls at one time or another.

I am always looking for a better job and when I see something on the internet that looks reasonable, I check it out. Well, I got suckered and before I knew it I entered my phone number on a website. I realized what I had done and when the phone started ringing from unfamiliar numbers, I ignored the calls. They were coming five and ten minutes apart for several days.

I get calls from potential customers and so I do answer calls from unfamiliar numbers. Last week I answered one and it was from a marketing company called AMF Marketing from Las Vegas, Nevada. I immediately told the woman that I was working and wasn’t really interested. Once she found out I was a salesman, she assured me that I would be perfect for the job. She passed me off to a Cameron Crawford who would explain everything to me.

In short, I would gather the names and contact information for small businesses and they would follow up on the leads to convert their credit card processing to their company at a rate of 1.5%. ¬†For my efforts, I would be rewarded $50 for each business converted and then receive half of the 1.5% on each sale from each business. Who wouldn’t go for that?

They could have me working by the next week. I cover a lot of ground, so I could do very well at this. I’m interested!

Now, there shouldn’t be a catch, but there is. Since when does someone offer you a job and require you to pay a fee? I would have to be licensed to do this job and they were going to graciously pay half the fee of $1000. I would pay the other half.

Even if that were legitimate, you would think that they would at least wait until I came up with the money. I told him I was interested, but didn’t have the money right now. It’s obviously a scam! The job would be filled before I could come up with the money. I didn’t have to hang up on him. He hung up on me. He wasn’t going to waste any time looking for another sucker.

It’s a scam!

One thought on “Scam!

  1. PCPayne

    This above referenced Company, AMF MARKETING, LLC. is based in Las Vegas, Does Business OVER THE PHONE. It Is NOT the same AMF Marketing based out of L.A., which IS NOT an “LLC”, AND has been conducting business DIRECTLY, FACE TO FACE, Biz to BIZ in an HONEST manner for the past 15 years! 8/21/13.

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