Came in this morning to find a voice mail on my work phone from ... Tom Drake. I thought about calling back but decided to Google instead. I'm glad I did since this was the first site that popped up. Thanks!!
I just got a call at my office from "Eric" at Sagepoint. He refused to tell my receptionist what it was regarding and she took a message. The phone number he called from is just slightly different. It is 412-367-6792. Probably just a different in the same office, well, I'm glad I looked him up and found this post. I will be putting his message in the circular file ASAP.
Total employment scam.
The caller from this number identified himself as Eric Hauser from Sage Point. I did not take the call so no more information is available.
Had a VM at work from a Eric "Kalser?" Said was from Sage Point and would like a call back. Problem was, asked for someone that has been dead for over 5 years. OOOOPS! Am not calling back. If you don't know they are dead by now, we don't do business with you anymore anyway.
i received a call from 412.967.6092, Eric Hauser of Sage Point, he left a message for me to call him back, but thanks to this information, i will not.
I received a call for my boss from Eric Houser at Sage Point.....thanks for the info, I will toss message.
Left an urgent phone call and I've never done business with Sagepoint before. Googled their name and got a residential address.
This number has also called me at work before, I politely asked them not to call me again, and you got it, I just got another call from them.
Just got a call today. Is "blank" there? I said "blank" who? He gives me the last name and I said no, no longer with us. The guy says thanks and hangs up. When someone is aloof you can always tell they're bullsh*t. LOL
Got a call from Rick at Sagepoint - 412-967-6092. No last name, and "important we talk". He also managed to get through to my work number via the front desk.
recieved a call from Tom Drake about 401k and retirement, dude was very creepy acted like he knew me.
Received phone call (voice message) to my office number from "Tom Drake at SagePoint". Based upon all of the above evidence, I have no intention of returning the call.
Got a call from 412-967-6092, while I was Googling it (and found this site), he left a VM from "Nick" (last name unintelligible) from SagePoint. Background noise suggests it's a busy call center. I live in Pittsburgh, so I can't wait to read about them on the news when they get shut down!
Just received a VM from someone named "Nick" at Sage Point Financial and he left this number to call back. Of course I am going to ignore it. Found these posts when google searching "Sage Point Financial in Pittsburgh" and found the posts incredibly informative.
- Call did not register on Caller ID
- Called office phone so somehow got through our directory to find me (Fortune 500 company)
Employment Scam Facts
Anyone considering employment with this firm should read the following article immediately. This page will give you a perfect explanation of what SagePoint Financial is all about.
Got this call today, old Tom Drake is still going strong. I don't give out my work number, so odds are someone accessed my company's phone directory!
Some Tom Drake guy calls my business phone and says it is important I call him back. After reading the posts I will not call this person back. Sounds like he is talking in slow motion. Waste of time.
Got the same message from Tom Drake at my work number. No idea how he got it. This Sagepoint must be a nice reputable company.
Nate Poorbaugh left me a message and thanks to this site will not be hearing from me..
Got a call from one of these fellas the other day and found this site before i called them back. I used to be in the business before i took a steady paying job and still do my own personal investments so i told him i would not need his help. I wasnt harsh on the young man and asked him to remove my name and he said he would. I used to telephone prospect for business when i was their age and i'd say any person starting a new business has called someone up and asked for a chance to prove themselves until their name and business becomes well recognized. As far as the above comment about breakpoints and being a scam, the financial industry is highly regulated to prevent fraud and most guys go by the book. Theres guys i started with years ago that stuck with it and have very good reputations but they also started out the same way by making phone calls.
Hey there, Frida. This is Nate Poorbaugh at SagePoint. Give me a call back at 412-967-6092. I'll talk to you then.
This isn't just an employment scam, it's an investment scam as well. First off on the employment part; They promise young men who are fresh out of college that they'll turn them into millionaires. They say they'll make $50,000 first year, make 6 figures by third year, and be a millionaire by their 30's. Needless to say that doesn't happen. As far as being an investment scam, they sell their clients on being an "independent investment firm." They tell people they can "work with any investment product out there." That gets people thinking oh this can be good for my investments. News flash... Its not. Matter of fact, it's worse. It allows SagePoint advisors to invest folks in the same types of investments as any other advisor would; BUT... It doesn't give the clients any breakpoints. To put it simpler, it raises commissions that the "advisors" make and reduces the overall value of the clients investment portfolio. To sum it up... There is a handful of people who are getting rich off of the hard work of others. In particular, those who run this greedy organization. They are getting rich off of not only the hard work of their commission based employees, whom they all take a large chunk of the young boys paychecks. They also are getting rich off of the retirement accounts that they teach their young protege's to steal from honest financial advisors from around the area who most likely had the clients on a great track to retirement. To sum it up: SagePoint (AIG) uses people. The people in power use the people who are making these ridiculous calls, and those making the calls are being taught to use those who are buying into their sales pitch. At the end of the day, whether you're choosing an employer, or choosing a company to dedicate your hard work to, DO NOT choose SagePoint. They will use you just like they use everyone else. Don't worry though. They're certainly going down.
Got a call from Nate. Decided to call him back and see what the hell he wanted. Said he was calling to introduce himself and we spoke for about 10 minutes. Ended up sending me his business card and a paper explaining that he was an independent investment advisor. Didnt really figure it for a scam since he gave me his name and exactly where he works. Said maybe down the road we could find a half hour to compare my portfolio against his next time he has business out my way. Havent decided if i'll call him back or wait til he calls again when he's "out my way"
Same story, Tom Drake called stating he needs me to call him back soon. Number withheld on caller ID. I think I'll call him back and torment him a bit. :)
received a message from Tom Drake on my work phone.
Got a call at work today from "Nate Porbaugh" from Sagepoint, same phone number. Thanks for the heads up.
been there, done that
That is what they do. I used to work there. You will cold call all day every day to get meetings with people that don't know you. You will use the phone to try and get personal info out of people (family, financials, etc) and then position yourself as their lord and savior. When in reality all your doing is selling them many different mutual fund companies to generate the highest commission for yourself. Before you buy into their BS learn what a breakpoint is in refernece to buying mutual funds. Why go through all that trouble when these clowns barely, if ever, beat an index fund.
If you want a real entrance into the financial industry check out Northwestern Mutual or Ameriprise. They have a great training program and support.
Your training program here will be a phone and a script.....good luck
Got a call from Sage Point about an Account Executive position. Is this actually a decent job? Sounds like they just call people all day trying to make sales.
Any advice for a young job seeker?
Juanito - Sounds like you work at Sagepoint my friend. Nice attempt at trying to save face on this website.