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Posted By: Moderator on 2009-05-28
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To all of our posters on MTStars:  We have experienced an individual who is apparently running a scam.  We want to make you aware of this situation and urge you to be discerning in any e-mails you receive regarding this and diligent to report any contact with this person or other similar situations with us immediately:

Name: Sherry Robinson
Email: s_robinson28714@yahoo.com
Phone: 828 675 2119
Location : Burnsville, NC  28714
She is asking for $100-200 for work at home jobs.  Once payment is sent via PayPal or check, she vanishes and later (after repeated emails and calls) sends a mail with links (mostly broken) to Work at Home Job sites, which any MT can find by simply using Google.  Her scam is via telephone!   The emails she sends out contain only the following information:  Call Sherry Robinson 828-675-2119

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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!
WARNING!!! The IC works using Nicholas Transcription's own self-rigged platform system that they literally pieced together themselves even tho they are noT programmers= NOT EVEN CLOSE. this, um, platform is trash. It has so many bugs and errors that the MT spends more time fixing platform problems than typing; the program is so bad that it will destroy a computer. I know this because I had to replace my computer. Any body that works for this company stands a good chance of losing money rather. They pay 7 cpl, use a linecounting systme that does not include headers and footers. the low pay, the $2 charge for dir dep, and the time is spent struggling with this HOMEADE PATHETIC PLATFORM is extremely unreasonable. Oh yes, if an Mt does not meet the turn a time, the owner gets belligerent, hot-headed, and will FIRE an MT in a split second for being out of turnatime even if the reason for this is Nich. Trans' fault. This is a husband and wife team and the wife is without a doubt the worst individual I have EVER worked for (i have been in the biz for 10 years, so this is saying a LOT!!!) Enter at your own risk!!!

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!
I got the same exact thing. I just deleted it because I smell a big SCAM too.
If they ask you for money!
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. 
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.
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
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

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!
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.
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?
If MQ is discussed anymore on this thread, the entire thread will be deleted.

Thanks for the warning! And NO WAY!
Well...thanks for the warning!! (nm)
Thanks for the warning
There are a couple of other companies out there fishing around for business on this board that have those same great features!!
Warning about D&L
I am an ex-employee at D&L and I will back you up 100%. I again did not receive my last check today, as promised, but some flim-flam excuse about them having received a bounced check from a large account. Regardless of their problems, I had done work for them according to their rules and expect pay according to their promises. I got out of there...I'm sorry you are having problems. For anyone looking for a job...beware of D&L.
Please stay away from Meditran or also posts under the name of Rose for ortho help on this board.  They do not pay! 
what? oh man. thanks for the warning :)
Just a warning

There is a certain company out of Sarasota who will advertise on the other board initals are PS  -- good company in the fact that MT week GIFT and during XMAS gift, however SMALL.  However, what I learned, is that if you question they will scr** with you.  Example  -- I did 35 reports for this particular company  -- out of those 35 reports it was 535 lines -- YEP -- and no, I'm not lying -- automatic line count  -- starred with another company recently 35 reports equaled 2100 lines --- HMM what is WRONG here?  I called company A today got the run around and after SIX emails --NO response I was terminated  -- I really DON'T give a hoot or holler and as an IC  they cant terminate me  -- I just want to forewarn and forearm that there are companies out there like that

thanks for the warning

I'm willing to bet we'll be seeing a lot more terminations with this new Impact thing.

Just a little warning...
Sometimes your better off under a group policy because your rates are across the board for everyone. With individual policies, come renewal time..you had better hope you did not file too many claims or have a new diagnosis like diabetes, heart disease etc..or your premiums could go through the roof and there is not a lot you can do about it. If you decide to switch policies/companies you might find that they will only touch you if you have a policy that costs out of this world, forcing you to stay with the first one. I have worked in medical billing/insurance, etc. I've seen this happen and also personally I have had to get a individual family policy. They snared us in with this great rate but a year later, our rates went a lot higher and we hardly had any claims. I guess the bottom line is.. it's not a great situation out there in the world of healthcare. We are forced to pay the price so to speak. Honestly, best wishes and I hope they do not sticker shock you later. The best news about individual policies is that if you are self-employed, you can claim it on your taxes so in a sense you get it back.
They are just about all Filipino MT related and they literally kiss their behinds.  They used to deduct from them just like the domestics, but they are phasing that out.  Domestics are deducted for every little mistake.  One girl was let go after only one week, had NO mentoring.  Admin staff never been MTs.
They never once sent me a warning..
Just as I was about to start making my line counts and doing well the work disappeared and not just the usual standard drought that every company gets. My work up and vanished and never came back so after months of not making my line count I finally told them to i couldn't afford to work there. If they had the audacity to complain to ME about my line counts I'm sure I would have used much more colorful language. They're actually pretty cool about it though. I think their biggest problem is they're either overhiring or send our work offshore; maybe both.
Wow, thanks for the warning
Poor grammar and then calling MTs girls.  Good thing you steered clear of this train wreck!   1 cpl?  BWAHAHAHA....good luck finding someone to take that.  Was the name of this outfit Scrooge's Medical Transcription Service?  
Thanks for warning us. nm
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.
One word - 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?


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.
SCAM in my opinion anyway
READ the contract they send you! The person running the ad called me and *sounded* good on the phone. Then came the contract and I could quickly see they have it worded so that they can withhold pay - but vague as to when they would actually do so. When I asked for clarification, more details about this, communication stopped. When I asked again, I was told can we talk next week? And of course no further contact.

A straight-forward service does not look for creative ways to justify withholding pay... Once you have done the work you are at their mercy to decide if you have defaulted and good luck getting your money then.

Hope the recruiter reads this - not that it would change anything. Just looks like I'm not the only one on to you...

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.

I also worked for Southscribe out of Georgia.  He is quite the scam artist.  I worked for him from September through November 2006.  The first 2 checks came on time and were correct, but were personal checks.  Then, I received a money order for payment and he stated that he was waiting on more checks to come in from the bank.  Then, nothing.  He kept saying he mailed them and they must have gotten lost in the mail.  I kept working giving him the benefit of the doubt.  Still nothing.  A month later I began to get pissed.  I called him several times and got excuse after excuse.  Finally, I told him that if I did not have payment that day I would quit.  He promised he would Western Union a payment.  He even called me and said it was sent.  I lived about 30-45 minutes away from the next town.  I drove in for it not to be there.  Several phone calls later he says he sent it, but it was not sent.  My husband called and got very verbal with him and told him he would hear from our lawyer.  The owner called me telling me he did not appreciate my husband calling him when this is between us. I told him I did not appreciate him not paying me for a month.  He assured me the payment was now sent.  At this point, I had spent 3 hours in town waiting for payment.  I went to Western Union again to find out he only sent $150 out of the $650 he owed me.  To this day, we have not seen another penny.  WATCH OUT FOR THIS ONE!  It is really a sad shame for those who want to stay home with their kids and still work when someone like this comes along. We have not been able to contact him since this has happened.  I have been told there is not company by this name any longer, but who knows if he is scamming under another company name.  LET'S HOPE NOT!!!!!

It was an offshore ad, a scam - I believe. sm
I removed it. The group posting it keeps returning and I keep working to delete and ban them.

Never, ever pay for an interview, background check, etc., in order to work for a company. The only time you should ever be out money up front is if you need to make a deposit for equipment to be sent to you, etc.


Brenda, probably a scam
companies who charge you for their platform, their system, etc are scams - plain and simple! I am sorry you went through all that, but so glad you didn't pony up the money!

No, not that company. But thanks for the warning. nm
Thanks, we dodged the last one. But was warning new MTs to

MQ is concerned when it comes to covering yourself and what you THINK you have when you work for them.  You can be in for a rude awakening and you are left holding the notorious bag.

They are reporting we are in a cycle now and it will last a few years, so we should anticipate this kind of storm activity next year and the next.  These kinds of horrific storms have been here before so it is not all "global warming" so they say.  It is a cycle.

From 1900s to 1950s we had storms with 180 mph winds etc so we are in for a mess of them it looks like.  Good luck to you too.  I'm leaving national work as an income, maybe a PT but will never depend on it ever again at home.