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I think I recall Gateway as a SCAM

Posted By: i am not quite sure on 2009-07-08
In Reply to: Gateway Business Support - vera

There was a company advertised with pretty much the same details/info in the last year. I went to their website and it was linked to a small company here in Oregon, so I phoned the company. This sham company had hacked into the Oregon company and was bilking them of LOTS of money.

What sounds the same is the $30 per hour and the virtual assistant/representatives in customer service...

RUN FAST in the opposite direction.


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Gateway possible scam
I have an interview with his company in the morning. Several odd things I have noticed about this company. They have assigned me a supervisor before the interview. The interview isn't over the phone. Not horrible English like some scammers, but some alarming misuse of the language by someone who is in a supervisory position, e.g., staffs with a plural and the misspelling of once ones. Their website has a street address in California, but when I googled the address it is to an RV campsite in the redwoods in CA. Unusual business headquarters if you ask me. Lots of red flags here. I am too smart to fall for a scam...to give my personal account information, etc. I may just play with these people a bit and frustrate the hell of them and lead them on for my own amusement.


Gateway SCAM JOB
For anyone that was wondering about Gateway Business LLC and whether or not it was a scam, I traced the IP address and it came back as Warsaw Poland. I think that pretty much gives us our answer.
More Gateway Scam Info for you guys
If anybody read my previous post about this Gateway thing, I promised you guys I would keep you informed on everything that happened, so here it goes.(continued from yesterday). Well, the whole phone number thing was fishy so I sent my so-called supervisor an email asking for an alternative number to reach her since the other one was temporarily disabled. She responded back saying that the The numbers will be active later, we are changing the phone carrier to include multiple extensions. This is exactly from the email she sent. Well what I noticed that was weird about the email was that it no longer had her full name and phone and fax number on it like before. When I replied to her all I did was click the reply button. Now I have worked at a company where we have our business emails and my husband is a supervisor so the name, phone number and any info that is in the signature will always be there. When she replied back with the changing carriers response her signature was just her first name in a really big font size. So that threw up yet another flag becuz the info should have still be there with her signature. If not the number, her email and fax should have stayed there. So today I open my email saying that my resume has been accepted and I quote from the email sent,You are required to start up with assignment from Monday 13th July 2009 Alright you MTs out there, this doesnt even make sense. They want me to start from Monday. Hello! Wouldnt it be start on Monday. At least thats how I speak. Another red flag is that the phone number has changed. So I called it, of course, and there was a recording which sounds very generic, pretty much just stating stuff from the website. They give you 3 people to chose from. Only 3 extensions. What happened to them changing carriers to add multiple extensions? What kind of business that helps many companies only has 3 people you can speak with. They didnt even give you options to speak to anybody for additional assistance. So if customers have issues with this place, they only have 3 people to talk to, and one of which is the human resources guy who originally sent me my email talking about my supervisor getting in contact with me. Strange! And finally the website. the phone number has changed on the website, but the address has stayed the changed. In case you guys didnt know this, the address that they give is to a state park. My husband googled the address and got a different phone number and spoke with someone there to see if there were any businesses in the area and she flat out said no. She had no idea what we were talking about. But the website has weird things about it as well. They have things that you are supposed to be able to click on, but when you do, it does nothing. It stays on the same page. And there are weird signs and numbers throughout it too. Also, the website states they are a debt collect agency. Shouldn't that be debt collection. Last funny thiing for you guys. When I called the number the recording said something that was funny as well. They stated something about the services and helping the customers more better. What the world. More better, that doesnt even sound right. So hopefully someone reads this and realizes that this place is bogus and doesnt fall for any of their stuff. My acceptance email that they sent me today had a form to view or download. I will not be clicking on that. They will be added to my spam. Hope this helps someone out. They just dont add up. And I think they knew people were getting suspicious so they tried to cover up there tracks but they are still messing up. Be blessed everyone.
More Gateway scam info for you guys
If anybody read my previous post about this Gateway thing, I promised you guys I would keep you informed on everything that happened, so here it goes.(continued from yesterday).  Well, the whole phone number thing was fishy so I sent my so-called supervisor an email asking for an alternative number to reach her since the other one was temporarily disabled.  She responded back saying that the The numbers will be active later, we are changing the phone carrier to include multiple extensions. This is exactly from the email she sent.  Well what I noticed that was weird about the email was that it no longer had her full name and phone and fax number on it like before.  When I replied to her all I did was click the reply button.  Now I have worked at a company where we have our business emails and my husband is a supervisor so the name, phone number and any info that is in the signature will always be there.  When she replied back with the changing carriers response her signature was just her first name in a really big font size.  So that threw up yet another flag becuz the info should have still be there with her signature.  If not the number, her email and fax should have stayed there.  So today I open my email saying that my resume has been accepted and I quote from the email sent,You are required to start up with assignment from Monday 13th July 2009  Alright you MTs out there, this doesnt even make sense.  They want me to start from Monday.  Hello! Wouldnt it be start on Monday.  At least thats how I speak.  Another red flag is that the phone number has changed.  So I called it, of course, and there was a recording which sounds very generic, pretty much just stating stuff from the website.  They give you 3 people to chose from.  Only 3 extensions.  What happened to them changing carriers to add multiple extensions?  What kind of business that helps many companies only has 3 people you can speak with.  They didnt even give you options to speak to anybody for additional assistance.  So if customers have issues with this place, they only have 3 people to talk to, and one of which is the human resources guy who originally sent me my email talking about my supervisor getting in contact with me.  Strange! And finally the website.  the phone number has changed on the website, but the address has stayed the changed.  In case you guys didnt know this, the address that they give is to a state park.  My husband googled the address and got a different phone number and spoke with someone there to see if there were any businesses in the area and she flat out said no.  She had no idea what we were talking about.  But the website has weird things about it as well.  They have things that you are supposed to be able to click on, but when you do, it does nothing.  It stays on the same page.  And there are weird signs and numbers throughout it too.  Also, the website states they are a debt collect agency.  Shouldn't that be debt collection.  Last funny thiing for you guys.  When I called the number the recording said something that was funny as well.  They stated something about the services and helping the customers more better.  What the world.  More better, that doesnt even sound right.  So hopefully someone reads this and realizes that this place is bogus and doesnt fall for any of their stuff.  My acceptance email that they sent me today had a form to view or download.  I will not be clicking on that.  They will be added to my spam.  Hope this helps someone out.  They just dont add up.  And I think they knew people were getting suspicious so they tried to cover up there tracks but they are still messing up.  Be blessed everyone.
scam..scam..thank ya maam..
I wholeheartedly agree - i am totally digusted by the audacity of these people who assume that everyone is dumb as a rock and will send them money..I have heard reports that some people HAVE sent them money, and it just amazes me that some people actually believe them!
Gateway Business Support
Gateway Business Support.  Does anyone know about this position at this company?  I have seen it on here before.  The pay is $20 per hour.  Is this medical transcription?  Any info would be helpful. Thanks

Gateway Business Supprt
Janine, I totally agree with you on this one.  My husband was sitting here with me during this interview. Everthing that you said is 100% true. My husband googled the address and even called the phone number and the number was temporarily disabled.  Address and number were bogus. My interview was at 9am EST which is 8am CST my time.  I was logged in early.  They sent me 2 messages within that first hr. 1st being: a simple good morning and asking how i was. the 2nd being: one sec pls(thats exactly how she typed it).  I did think it was unprofessional for the abbreviations.  I told my husband that it how we text each other not how a supervisor should write.  They never asked any questions pertaining to my work experience or education.  It was well over an hour before she told me she was ready.  Also the hours worked after your first month, you can work as many hours as you want. I asked her this, if there was a minimum/max and she said no.  At $20 and hour some people would take that and run and work as many hours as they could in one day.  Sounds like that would cost the company alot of money. Also, the funds that are sent.  She said they can be sent by cash.  WHO IN THE WORLD DOES THAT?  Unless I am sending out a penny in the mail, I will never put any money in the mail.  I have to admit, last night I was super excited about this but this morning too many red flags came up and now I am ready to start the day with my family and forget all about this so-called business.  She told me that I would recieve job approval with paperwork with my start date either on or before tomorrow evening.  Wondering what that mess is going to be about.  I will keep everyone posted on anything else I get from this place.  But it is not for me.  Please be aware everyone.  If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.  PRAY about it and let God reveal the answers.  If anyone wants to talk about this email me ***** we can talk, laugh, and compare info about this place so no one with get trapped in this.
Gateway Business Support
Anyone have any information after the hire you on about this company?
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I recall that they were looking for an MT
to do radiology a few weeks ago. I don't know the current status, but contact them. I've had a very good experience with them thus far.
From what I recall
there are two separate areas to apply on the website. One is for experienced MTs, and one is for recent graduates.
I seem to recall something of them before - sm
Kind of ringing a bell. I think I submitted a resume before and heard nothing. Kind of wondering about that. I have tons of experience and lots of years as well and have heard nothing.
From what I recall, it varies.
I think the low was something like $12 a PP (with a high deductible plan), and I forget what the high was. All of their plans had fairly high deductibles, with the lowest being $1500, I think. They start 30 days after probation, which means 120 days; a little too long for me.
It was at least that long ago, don't recall
exactly. Have no idea if we are talking about the same supervisor or not, but even so, we're each entitled to our own opinion. I thought the guy was a jerk - my opinion.
and the best I recall, we were supposed
to save all of our logs and periodically send them to our team leader. I had so many binders when I left them after a very short time, I had one whole shelf full of them. Everything negative I have read about this company has been absolutely true from my experience. They sound good ....
As I recall, the IRS rules for IC ...
specify that if the company has or asserts control over any part of your working conditions, time, production, clients, etc, then you have to be called an employee and treated as such tax-wise.


If I recall correctly...
We ran out of work once while I was on that account, and they paid for no work downtime at an hourly rate.  If anyone is really interested, I would speak with the recruiter because I believe they do pay for no work available and technical downtime.
As I recall, anything over 1x year salary SM
required proof of insurability. 
I recall your post. You did not get a response and it was YOU
who were very rude and downright nasty. My goodness, you have no insight whatsoever.

The answer to your question would have taken a great deal of time to answer, perhaps others did not want to get into it.

I decided NOPE after I read your post, though never did find initial post question.

Not sure, but I come across people who literally expect adoption papers to be taken out and get angry when this does not come about.

I think ya all DO have a
hip aw rooon the shoulder, just don't have the energy or inclination to bother. Sorry.
I don't recall saying I was quitting, just gonna wait and see. nm
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Recall reading years ago of this happening sm
can't recall all the details but the MTs said they needed their money and would discontinue until paid or would go to the physicians (same similar situation)and mention this fact and DID.

They actually posted to the dictator (somehow online, so when thhey tried to dictate, stated the situation -- they could not continue dictation until the company (the dictators contracted with) paid them. Gutsy, not sure I could but THREE WEEKS com'on!!! Seems I am reading this more and more on the boards.
I remember the jewish post but I recall the poster
trying to turn the whole thread into something ugly because there was only a christian forum on that site. As a Jew, I was embarrassed by the whole thing. I remember an agnostic poster asking for a separate board and the owner added nondemoninational board. Just my two cents.
I recall a similar situation -- years ago -- where the culprit turned out

to be one of the doctor's wives -- who, doncha know, had worked in the office (or an office) previously and thought herself expert .... 


You need to figure out what result you are looking for. If you were working as an independent contractor, I'd say suing for wrongful termination is out of the question. Most other suits do require you to show damage ...


Since you have all this documentation, consider calling the senior or managing partner yourself ... will you be blackballed in your community?  Quite possibly.


Recall WalMart asked staff to work off clock for overtime, remember? sm
It was on TV, newspapers, it took a court thing to resolve. Guess people will try most anything (for the moment) and just pay a fine, i.e. the cost of doing business.
Scam
Vince, thank you so much for posting and with specific details. I worked for a similar company and had a great deal of trouble getting paid. I wished then that I had known about a board like this and been warned! Now I research any prospective jobs/companies on these boards before I accept. Again, thank you for the warning!:)
They did, but it was a SCAM!!
Their scam was hiring at $15 an hour and then not having any work, trying to starve you away, and then firing you for no reason because you confronted them on cutting your time-sheet hours in half. Thats right!!! Went in and changed the total amount of hours each day and put in half of it, so that sounds like a SCAM to me!
scam
I got the same exact thing. I just deleted it because I smell a big SCAM too.
scam
If they ask you for money!
Scam
Ditto -- Or if they ask you to work off a setup fee. You'll be setup alright!
They most certainly are a scam, they just try
to hide behind an MT business and software business.   With all the complaints with the BBB and even articles in magazines and work at home sites warning about them.  They didn't get all that from being an upstanding company. 
Scam
I read an article about a mortgage scam operator. He would post job ads for engineers with great benefits, salary, etc. And then call them and get info like SS# and salary etc. Because the people thought they were applying for jobs they told him everything. Then he applied for credit and mortgages in their names and got milliions of $. It was sad because people are so desperate for a good job they just don't think to be cautiuous.

Maybe anybody who sent in a resume should keep an eye on their credit reports.
scam
Would you believe that I posted the response below about it being a SCAM to not only get the same email message from this company. Something sounds very fishy here! Don't you love the hourly range they give you without even testing you or nothing.
Got one too! Definitely a scam - nm
x
scam definitely

Out of curiosity, I too applied.  That has scam written all over it, and you will notice that it is gone off the board now.  NEVER, NEVER do anything that involves you opening an account for someone else, giving them your personal information, etc.  My husband is a VP for a bank and he says every day he gets people who come in with checks that they want to cash from these internet lottery winnings where they just have to cash the check and then send them so much of the check but they can keep $1200 of the money just for their time.  Then they will receive their big payment, but the reality is in the meantime, they have cashed a bad check and now they are out the money they sent in a cashier's check to the scam artist and they have to cover the amount of the bad check which is most often $5000 dollars or so.  Funny enough when my husband explains this to most people, they get mad at him for not cashing the check, because they soooooo want to believe they really won the lottery not to mention they sooooo want the $1200 they could get right away.  Never mind the fact that he just actually saved them $5000 + money in NSF fees.  At any rate, be careful out there, the world is FULL of scam artists just waiting to steal your hard earned money!!  Stay safe and have a wonderful Christmas All!!


NOT a scam
I did do my research. Ameriplan has a terrific rating with the BBB. Just where did you get your info??
What's the scam? nm

scam
A man contacted me saying he had a job opening. Used my information, falsified my resume (i am a new mt), set up an interview with a company, wanted me to lie about my experience, and wanted ALL contact to go through him.  He had set up a fake yahoo account and was communicating with this company as me, I had no knowledge of it. He would only communicate with me through yahoo messenger. Come to find out he is from Nigeria, not sure how he was going to make money off of me, but very fishy. Be very careful, it is amazing that people can do things like this.
Are they a scam?
Part of being a good MT is doing your research. Start here, research past posts, Google them, call the BBB in your areas, call local hospitals and ask if they would hire anyone with their so-called education, which is about as worthless as something that fell out of a Cracker Jack box. RUN!
SCAM
I tried it and it is a scam. After about a week, they sent 2 fake money orders for $950 each for petty cash and then want you to take $1500 to Western Union.
SCAM!!!!
Stay away from J at MedTrans of America!   Many posts in the archives about her not paying her MTs or having checks from her bounce. 
AIM Scam? sm
In May of this year, I paid for an internship at the AIM Program. The lady seems very nice, but she e-mailed me and said she could not get enough mentors after saying I was # this or #that (always going down but nothing else, just promises).

I paid with a credit card, but there is a clause in her contract that says that no matter if she trains or not the money is nonrefundable. Is there anything I can do?
Southscribe Scam

DO NOT WORK FOR SOUTHSCRIBE in Atlanta Georgia!!! My wife started working for Sandy Edelman (apparently the owner of the company) in October. After the 2nd week, he promised she would receive a check for her work thus far. She never received this check but he made excuses and said he would mail it the next day. After working for a month, when the contract she was working on for him was over, he again promised he would send a check for the entire amount that he owed her (over $200). We still received nothing. Finally, I called him personally and he told me that he sent a check out on 11/5/05. We did not receive this check. I have left 4 voice messages on 2 different numbers that he has and emailed him at the address that he used to contact my wife through and have heard nothing from him. You can also find at least 4 other similar complaints on this website by searching for Southscribe. If you want to avoid the grief, stay clear of this company!


Bet it is a scam to "teach" MT sm

For a cost, of course.


Sounds like a scam
I would not send them a thing until I verbally confirmed the company you name actually sent the literature.
AAMT is a scam - everybody knows that.
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One word - scam!

APPLICATION SCAM?

This is the scenario--Company advertises what sounds like a really nice position.  Resume is submitted.  Information and test is received with message to urgently return it, for the first one who passes the test will be hired.  Some time passes, so applicant decides to not continue with test, as someone probably already passed and was hired.  Recruiter is notified that applicant will not continue.  Then, recruiter contacts applicant to encourage her to complete the test anyway, because no real decisions will be made for a couple of days!! 


Question:  Does this sound like one of those recruitment situations where the recruiter is using applicants as workers, to get some reports done?


 


SCAM-o-rama!
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You betcha it's a scam
and many hospital administrators, HR directors, and heads of large nationals and smaller services know it. Their credential has about as much validity than something that you get out of a Cracker Jack box. Maybe if its officers had been thinking more about working class MTs and less about their own executive (I use the word advisedly here) positions, it would be different, but the AAMT veered off course waaaay back when it was still the AAMT and most people now recognize it for what it is.....or isn't.
Sounds like a scam (sm)
Doesn't it sound a bit like they're trying to get a month's worth of work done for free, going through as many MTs as possible and never paying for the work done? Maybe they're doing overflow from Webmedx? Maybe I'm misunderstanding this, but I would run, run, run away from this company and never look back. Scams come in all shapes and sizes and this sure looks like one to me.
What do you mean by "is it a scam?"
It is probably just a mistake by whoever designed and maintains their website, but I don't understand what you mean by asking if it is scam.