Judith Beltran
almost 3 years ago
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Recruiter with US Tech Solutions?

I received an email, then a call from a recruiter with US Tech Solutions, who is based out of New Jersey (and I live in Texas). I'm sure she got my information from the many job search websites that are online, because I have never applied with them. She said she had a position that I was good fit for and wanted to submit my resume. She said the position was for a 1 month contract, with starting date of immediately. The client would only be conducting phone screens for the position, so I said yes. That was Wednesday. Today in the morning, the recruiter calls me back and says "Congratulations, the company (which I will not name) has chosen you for this position, which you will start on Monday". So I thought wow thats great, but no one ever called me? So right away she says, I just need to get a few details from you, please state your full legal name, okay, so I did. Next she asks for my SSN, thats when I said wait a minute... So I didn't disclose my SSN, told her I would be calling her back. I've googled US Tech Solutions and have not found anything regarding them being scammers, but I'm a firm believer of "if its too good to be true...". So, have any of you worked through US Tech Solutions before? Like I said, I can't find any negative comments regarding someone being a victim of identity theft because of this company, but I'm still having a hard time convincing myself to send them all of my personal information, which is needed to complete the background screening. Please help!

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Anthony Harrington
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Hi Judith,

Can you tell me what email address the recruiter used when contacting you? Did it end in ustechsolutions.com, as that is the domain of their website and most likely their email address domain. This is very fishy, but I am missing some information to determine if this is a real opportunity or not.

There is an alarming trend of scammers using real business names as a cover. They go so far as to create email addresses that look like they come from the real company, but they are slightly off.

I looked up the website for US Tech (www.ustechsolutions.com) and it looks legit, but they don't have an email address listed on their contact information screen. I tried calling the New Jersey Office, but wasn't able to reach anyone to verify their hiring practices.

I did review the interviewing and hiring practices listed on Glassdoor.com from previous employees and almost all of them spoke with a recruiter first followed by a discussion with the client.

With you not having spoken with the employer and them asking for your info over the phone, it seems off. But with this one I am not 100% certain.

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William Carrington
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Don't do it unless verified by all points. And then

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Judith Beltran
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** UPDATE ** I was finally able to talk to an HR representative for the hiring company. We discussed the position and what I would be doing. I start next week! Thanks for commenting!

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James Ferguson
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Good for you. Good to be careful

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Robin Collins
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I worked for u.s. Tech Solutions and let me tell you it was not a pleasant experience they provide you no vacation no holidays no nothing. And this is their standard Mo they call you on a certain day and the next week they set you up for a job so it's nothing beyond the ordinary. If you're willing to take the job for the month on the terms they provided go ahead and take it but be aware of the fact that if it extends you won't have any vacation or sick days or anything like that.

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Robin Collins
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I worked for u.s. Tech Solutions and this is their standard operating procedures. They call you and have a job for you to start immediately. Just be aware if the job extends they do not provide holiday, sick pay, vacation pay for any of their employees. If you want to take the job for the terms they have offered you go ahead and take it just make sure to keep your eyes on your payroll as the payroll is done online and you will not receive a payroll stub. Good luck on your job search.

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john lenihan
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Never, Never, Never disclose your SSN unless it is a legimate interview to a legitimste person who has ID'ed themselves to you! AND KEEP NOTES!

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Laura Walker
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So glad for you that everything turned out well, I am like you also, I would wait also if asked for SS#

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