This is a Fake posting given by the American Jobseeker 2014. May be he/she has some bad experience with other Staffing firms and removing his anger on SoftPath LLC. I know how it works with SoftPath System LLC and SoftPath is Accredited partner and Channel Partner with Informatica and IBM Premier Business Partner and Oracle Gold partner.. I've been working with them since years and I'm really happy with their services and clients.
Don't go according to the below posting.
Yeah, these so-called recruiters from Softpath Systems in Norcross GA keep calling someone I know about a marketing job. They've called this person at all hours of the day (even 6AM!), almost to the point of harassing them!. And these recruiters are heavily accented. The LinkedIn profile for one of the recruiters is riddled with bad English and totally unbecoming of a 'real' professional recruiter! Here's the link, you be the judge:
But the real kicker is that out-of-the-blue they called this candidate to tell them that their "in-person" interview was scheduled for like the next day! What I mean by that is that all of all sudden they have an in-person interview with a company like magically out of nowhere? No phone screen? No submission process? Especially for a job that the candidate never applied for!
Tell me that's not a red flag.
Anyway, I think Softpath Systems is a scam! No matter how legitimate it may seem, something is not right here with them.
If it doesn't feel right, then it's not!
And I personally have had other bogus heavily accented recruiters like from IOCOMMA asking for my birthdate and last 4 digits of my social security number for so-called tracking purposes at their so-called client! The Carnegie-Mellon study a few years ago proved that anyone can STEAL your SSN simply by having your birthday, last 4 digits, and your origin location (which is easily findable online). Can we say IDENTITY THEFT!
There is a site that I go to called American Staffing Association. From my research it seems that if a recruiting/staffing agency is a part of that association, then they are pledged to do legitimate business and abide by rules of ethical conduct. Google them and check them out for yourself.
Anyway stay away from Softpath Systems!
The company Softpath .net/.com/.org have different register info. The .org, for example. is a recent register, & for only 1 year. Around here that is a BIG red flag. Then when it comes to the .net, .com, they are registered in different cities. There is usually one constant in job offer scams- Money. The wages & benefits don't match the kind of job your doing. EG: $20. an hour to wash dishes at a Banff, Alberta Hotel. Also, education. The job requires a University degree, & they tell you it's OK if you don't have it. Humm? The bottom line: Why not just call Verizon & ASK if they are holding interviews for jobs?
So----if it's not a scam it sure is a stupid way to do business- I too was recruited for a $25 hr contract job at verizon-
sent my resume and then FOUR WEEKS later I get an e-mail for an interview on the same day! It sounded fishy (phishy?) before but thought this was really strange. I looked again at he Verizon website an the location I was given for the interview was not listed anywhere. I googled it and came up with an "empty warehouse/ office space for sale". I did even further research (guess I was desperate for it to be the real deal)- and finally found a ph# that linked that address to Verizon and the person I was to interview with name. So - of course I called---someone answered the phone with a "hello" (not "hello this is Verizon can I help you?") and when I asked if it was Verizon I got a "oh yeah---I think they lease some office space here---who are you looking for?" (and then made fun of my last name)-- and then supposedly the guy I was looking for "just walked in and said he was expecting you tomorrow". SO......that all sounded just freakin' weird to me. AND THEN- I got this e-mail below that afternoon, and a ph call questioning the same. They seemed a little TOO concerned that I actually researched the person and location- so yes, it was time to bail. (also the person hiring for inventory control was not their HR but a "Senior Analyst"......
After telling them it all sounded weird and fishy and I wanted out- I got a phone call (after asking them to not call me anymore) from this BJ where I told her why I bailed and she started YELLING at me - " I'm not going to debate right or wrong here there's nothing wrong with the way we do business and I've been a recruiter...blah blah" I just hung up at that point. and then she sent me a nasty e-mail AFTER that (bottom of this post).
SO....while no one asked (yet*) for any confidential information---- the whole thing just seemed VERY strange and my scam radar was on full alert. Unfortunately, I cannot say with 100% certainty that it is a scam- it's at the very least suspect and I would never do business with them....EVER.
this is the e-mail---even my OUTLOOK thought it was suspicious! LOL
Be careful! This sender failed our fraud detection checks.
I am wondering how you got the Manager?s phone number with Verizon. Did one of our recruiter?s give it to you? I know that you are confirmed for tomorrow and I will speak with you after your interview.
Beverly West | Account Manager | Work: (404) 315-1555 Ext. 341| Fax: 404 -315-1558|E -Fax: 678-302-4488 Email: Beverly.email@example.com
Softpath System LLC | 3985 Steve Reynolds Blvd | Bldg C| Norcross GA 30093| www.softpath.net
Softpath System, LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to diversity in our workforce. We are dedicated to attracting and retaining the best-qualified people available, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or status as a veteran of th
so , I just got e-mails and calls from them....same story about resume on careerbuilder---- job at Verizon......but no one has asked for any confidential info yet. weird. I'm supposed to have an interview tomorrow at Verizon. Has this been confirmed as a scam or is Softpath merely outsourcing their phone contacts? They do have an office in India.....
They called the wrong person as well as emailed the wrong person. My job position is a Fraud Investigation Analyst. I assist people that have been scammed by many of these (they are all foreigners with a heavy Indian accents) type of fraudulent companies. I have seen it all and they go as far as calling peoples place of employment to make harassing phone calls saying they owe them money when they do not. I believe they got my information from Career Builder, but I am not sure. Well- now this is all a game to me; I know who they are, what they are all about and they are going to wish they never made that out bound call or sent that bogus job opportunity email mail to me. It's almost like they called the police on themselves. This is funny, but at the same time it isn't. It's not funny that they do scam people and it is funny that they have messed with the wrong person~ a Fraud Investigation Analyst!! Come on you little fraudulent companies~make my day!
Received Call and E-mail, listed below, about job in Dallas, tx....
Didn't respond. after reading the Scam site..
From: Sriram <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Mon, Jul 29, 2013 8:15 am
Subject: Immediate requirement for Service Desk Technical Support Representative
This is Sriram, Technical Recruiter at Softpath System, LLC in Atlanta. I am seeking IT professionals for positions with one of my Federal/State Govt clients. Your resume came up in my search online as someone with expertise relevant to a current opening. I am reaching out to see if you might be interested in discussing the opportunity.
If you are interested please send me a copy of your updated resume in word format for review.
Enclosed below is a brief job description for your review and my contact info, should you need to discuss further. Will be glad to furnish you with more specifics or address any questions you may have.
Job Title: IT Service Desk Technical Support Representative
Location: TX ? Irving United States 55121
Duration: 6 months CONTRACT TO HIRE
Pay Rate: $ 15.85 HOURLY ON W2
Client: Northrop Grumman
+++++++++++++ US CITIZENS AND GREEN CARD HOLDERS ARE REQUIRED++++++++++++++
This position will support internal NG employees in a 24/7/365 environment.
The IT Service Desk Technical Support Representative functions as the customer?s single point-of contact for problem escalation and resolution as required. The Rep resolves issues surrounding computer hardware, software, network and telecommunications systems while demonstrating expertise in customer service and technical knowledge.
1. Experience using ACD or telephony systems
2. Experience using case management systems
3. Understanding of databases and/or reference systems
4. Working knowledge of computer systems listed below
5. Must be computer literate and current on new technology
6. Communicate clearly and effectively (written and verbal)
7. Effective listening and reading comprehension skills
8. Knowledge of technical standards, principles, theories, concepts and techniques
1. Solve problems by utilizing training, knowledge, tools and analytical skills while on call or processing a case
2. Demonstrate the ability to translate complex information into a logical, concise presentation (written and verbal)
3. Strong attention to details - driven to prevent errors and solving problems
4. Able to grasp complex information quickly and probe effectively where additional information is required
5. Demonstrate excellence in organizational and time management skills
6. Ability to interact with a variety of customers, partners, vendors, management and employees
7. Ability to work in a high pressure environment with minimal supervision
9. Accurate and complete documentation skills utilizing case management systems and Microsoft products
10. Ability to maintain confidentiality of information
11. Confident phone presence and exceptional customer service skills are a must
Softpath System LLC | 3985 Steve Reynolds Blvd | Bldg C Norcross GA 30093
We respect your online privacy. You received this message because either you have provided our recruiters with your information in the past, or you have posted your resume to one of many online job posting agencies (CareerBuilder, Monster etc.) to which we subscribe. If you have received this email in error, please accept our apologies and reply with "unsubscribe" in the subject line or click on following link to be removed from our mailing list: email@example.com. Soft path System cannot guarantee that e-mails are secure or error-free, as information could be intercepted, corrupted, lost, destroyed, and or contain viruses.
Sorry, this call came from (404) 315-1555
(NOT AGAINST VERIZON, SOMEONE IS USING THEIR NAME):
To those of you out there struggling to find a job, please know that there are evil people trying to take advantage of your desperation and are Phishing for your identity... I didn't give them any information, but someone who isn't as guarded as I am might do it out of desperation for a job.
These people have been reported!
Here is the email address... firstname.lastname@example.org you might want to just add it to your blocked sender list! Feel free to pass this along if you think it will help some of your friends (I removed my personal info).
HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED:
I got the strangest call from a "Recruiter" from Verizon Wireless... this was a cold call (I didn't respond to a job ad or anything, they found my resume on Career Builder).... They said in order to get added to their system, I have to give them the last 5 digits of my SSN!!!!!!!!!!
I told her that I was not comfortable giving that on a cold call. When she told me it was required, I told her not to put me up for the position and said goodbye. Her manager called me back and said he would give me a random 5 digit number to get me in the system and I can change it later.
Here are some of the problems I had with the call:
1. I've never had a recruiter ask for this on the first contact.
2. The lady was obviously from India and had to repeat everything 3 or 4 times for me to understand. I find it strange that a company, especially one as large as Verizon, would have a recruiter who is impossible to understand. I'm not against accents, but this was VERY thick... I'm questioning the validity of her claim to be Verizon's recruiter.
3. She told me the job was in Erwin (that's exactly how she said it 3 times). I told her that I wasn't familiar with that city, and she changed the pronunciation to Irvin (like Ervin)... I finally realized she meant Irvine! How is it possible that the "Recruiter" doesn't know how to pronounce the city?????????????
4. The call came from Atlanta, GA (this one doesn't bother me too much, but still)
Who is this?
My wife said that someone called for me about a job very had to understand heavy foreign accent. Said to check my emails. So far haven't gotten one but sounds like a scam.
yeah, they ask for your social security number, and date of birth for a job. It`s a scam..it`s a scam it`s a SCAM!
I got a call and said wrong number then looked it up at Google it was real but get a foreign speaking only person Maybe a scam Business.
Then got a email job lead looks fishing.