RTS - Robinsons Transportation Services ***Scam*** Emergency Dispatcher

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11Blookout in Fresno, California

36 months ago

Applied for a dispatcher job for some "local Company" on indeed. Then I started receiving e-mails from some guy posing as a recruiter from RTS - Robinsons Transportation Services. It's a scam, they just want you to pay for some crap study guide for a "placement test". I caught on early, so thought I'd give you guys a heads up.

BEWARE RTS - Robinsons Transportation Services!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Nicki in Chicago, Illinois

36 months ago

I got an email from a Geoff Franklin saying he was a hiring manager for the emergency dispatcher position and asked me to take a assessment test, and you had to buy a manual, but I didn't buy the manual I just took the test, thanks for the heads up I surely didn't know it was a scam, no wonder he didn't provide any phone number, and won't answer my emails.

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11Blookout in Fresno, California

36 months ago

Yeah, I laughed when I saw the suggestion to buy a study guide and just took the test as well.

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Nicki in Chicago, Illinois

36 months ago

Have you received a response from the recruiter?

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11Blookout in Fresno, California

36 months ago

No, but after I they wanted me to buy some thing the alarm bells started ringing. I did a little research. The building at the address given has never heard of the company and their website has only been online for a couple of months. If you go to their website there is a 888 number, nobody ever answers. I went to the website that the studyguide was in, tried to call them and just continuously got a busy signal. All signs point to scam.

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BigSis

36 months ago

wow, i have just recently received emails from the same Geoff Frankiln guy, i never applied for such position. this is crazy. he is now emailing me trying to get me to take an assesment. So i googled it didnt find much info and came across this chat!!! thanks for the heads up guys!

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BigSis

36 months ago

wow, i have just recently received emails from the same Geoff Frankiln guy, i never applied for such position. this is crazy. he is now emailing me trying to get me to take an assesment. So i googled it didnt find much info and came across this chat!!! thanks for the heads up guys

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tcarrington4 in Atlanta, Georgia

36 months ago

I found it odd that he would send me emails before I found time to reply to previous ones. I had applied for so many jobs though so I sort of lost tabs on the names of smaller companies. After googling a few searches I found that they have this same scam going under 5 or 6 different company names.

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tcarrington4 in Atlanta, Georgia

36 months ago

I didnt buy the study guide but it all the typos in the "assessment" sent up the biggest of red flags...Geoff and company should be ashamed of themselves!

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mike in Fair Lawn, New Jersey

36 months ago

tcarrington4 in Atlanta, Georgia said: I didnt buy the study guide but it all the typos in the "assessment" sent up the biggest of red flags...Geoff and company should be ashamed of themselves!

I didn't even try the assessment. I started reasearching after I found typos in the original email.

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mary borwn in Chicago, Illinois

36 months ago

I had the same thing happen to me this week I took the assessments, but I didnt buy the book. Geoff Franklin needs to find other things to to then have ppl thats really looking for work wasting their time .

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JoChas88 in Dallas, Georgia

36 months ago

mike in Fair Lawn, New Jersey said: I didn't even try the assessment. I started reasearching after I found typos in the original email.

same here!

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Mr. Photo33 in Fresno, California

36 months ago

I just so happen to google Robinson Transportation Services, as I'm filling out the employee profile, I thought it was wierd that I didn't see any info at all. Any legit company that provides that type of service would have a web presence. So, then I came across this. Just when you think you have a lead on a job opportunity, you find out its a bunch of B.S. What a disappointment! F.U. Geoff Franklin

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Ms.stephens in Detroit, Michigan

36 months ago

11Blookout in Fresno, California said: No, but after I they wanted me to buy some thing the alarm bells started ringing. I did a little research. The building at the address given has never heard of the company and their website has only been online for a couple of months. If you go to their website there is a 888 number, nobody ever answers. I went to the website that the studyguide was in, tried to call them and just continuously got a busy signal. All signs point to scam.

Hi I called the same number all I received was an busy signal as well. smh what a shame

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Samantha in Cockeysville, Maryland

36 months ago

This guy Geoff Franklin needs to hang it up! He emailed me the first time and it was way past 7 p.m., which I thought was a bit unprofessional. I didn't bother to avoid the email out of curiosity.

However, upon entering his BS website, I knew it was a scam. His website has the phoniest photos of employees, that it would be just ridiculous to even feed into interest. I mean compare his website (every tab) to the home page, and then to other "real," professional websites. He uses some of the same photos under different tabs, and it just appeared as a "cut & paste" website. In the words of a wise man, Geoff, "stop playing with yourself." I think today I'll send him a job offer being as though he is the one whom appears to be "out of work/income." LOL. Bucker! [With an F instead of a B]

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Melody in Coeur D Alene, Idaho

36 months ago

Thank you for posting this, I also received an e-mail, he didn't ask me to buy anything and sent a PDF of the job posting. But reading all this information as much as I need a job, I'm not taking any chances. Thank you for all the info

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Melody in Coeur D Alene, Idaho

36 months ago

I got an e-mail from this guy, didn't ask me to buy anything and sent me a PDF of the job posting. It looked good, I'm so glad I found this site before giving all my info on the pre employment form. Thank you all for the info

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Ashley in Stockton, California

36 months ago

I too wasted my time and took that long assessment thinking I had a possible job offer! smh! ughh! I hope no one falls for Geoff Franklin! I am going to send him a haunting email!!!!! MAN! I had a feeling it was too good to be true..

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Lou

36 months ago

How disappointing. I didn't remember sending this company anything, but after you send out a couple of hundred resume's, you start to loose track.
I guess there's never a dearth of low life's; regardless of the economy and circumstances. Best of luck to all and thank you for the advice.

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T in Columbus Ohio in Utica, Ohio

36 months ago

Well...I too have apparently been screwed over. I am like a few of you and after you put so many apps out there trying to find a job and you can and do forget how many apps went out and where they all went. The invitation to such a job that appeared to be right in line with what I had done and was looking for. I was forced out of my previous job after working in that line of work for 22 years and they started cutting jobs and then hired people with less training and seniority and the biggest reason....to save money. I thank everyone for posting these comments & information, wished I would have found it sooner.

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eirean in Scottsdale, Arizona

36 months ago

I am in the same boat as most of you. I have sent out many resumes. I remember actually applying. I was happy to get an email, I took the assesment, and emailed him yesterday. I was just online today and found this forum. I feel like such a fool. I googled the name and found this forum :(

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Ken in Poway, California

36 months ago

The "NEW" hiring manager's name is Patrick Daniels. Same routine... didn't know it was a scam, until I looked at the so-called website... 5 pages with bunk info... Thanks for the heads up...

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Lou

36 months ago

yep.....that's the dude. I e-mailed him today with this link and asked if it was him. Still waiting on a response.

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eirean in Scottsdale, Arizona

36 months ago

Lou said: yep.....that's the dude. I e-mailed him today with this link and asked if it was him. Still waiting on a response.

I tried to call the number on the web site, it may have been
after hours" was 7pm local on the East Coast. I do not think any of us will get a reply. I do not have Patrick Daniels, still Geoff. Ken, what made you think the website was "bunk"?

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Jazzy in Oceanside, California

35 months ago

I received the same type of emails...it was from a Patrick Daniels though. I didn't get as far as the assessment, just the pre-employment questionnaire and felt like I wanted to google more about the company. Thankfully I did and came across this site. Like all of you it is disappointing when you think you have a lead on a job that fits, but glad you all have spoken up. Happy job hunting....and Patrick Daniels...Karma is a B@#$%. The position he contacted me for was a Logistics Specialist.

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carolaking in Las Vegas, Nevada

35 months ago

I received two emails from this AS%$&E Patrick Daniels about the Logistics "Specilalist" position...I would love to know how to scam him directly to the Police Department and make him pay for this BS!!!!! I am so upset...

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Lee in Powder Springs, Georgia

35 months ago

Well Well Well... This is info is truly a blessing!!! I was preparing to respond to a second email and stumbled upon this... Just imagine those that don't see this and those that pay for the manual! I would have realized that this was some BS once I got to the part about purchasing something. I'm curious as if Law Enforcement could address this crap??? I was contacted by a Patrick Daniels, via email of course... I think I'll ask him to call me!!! Lol...

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Andrew in Warwick, New York

35 months ago

I too was contacted by Patrick Daniels for Logistics Specialist position and like everyone else out of work was excited to get any kind of response to a resume. Got as far as the email for the assessment test and also became suspicious when they were looking for a purchase. Went on Study Warehouse Guide site and not a single book was reviewed (strange), then went to Amazon, if they don't have it, it doesn't exist. Maybe we should all go on the website and start reviewing the books as part of a scam. Google the RTS address in Baltimore lots of virtual office listing. I'll be in Baltimore in a couple of weeks maybe I'll pay Mr. Daniels a visit. BTW called the RTS # it's been disconnected. Thanks everyone for the post saved me $20.00, Good luck on the job search.

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tennessee1 in Cordova, Tennessee

35 months ago

Okay, I just recieved an email from Patrick Daniels as well. I was doing some research about this RTS company. Based on what I am hearing from all of you, this is a major scam, correct? This has been very helpful. Thank you so much!

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tennessee1 in Cordova, Tennessee

35 months ago

Okay, I just recieved an email from Patrick Daniels as well. I was doing some research about this RTS company. Based on what I am hearing from all of you, this is a major scam, correct? This has been very helpful. Thank you so much!

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Nichele25 in Chicago, Illinois

35 months ago

I just recieved my 3rd email today from Geoff Franklin telling me that they are still reviewing my application and they wanted to call me for a phone interview but I had to do an assessment and a questionaire. I already did the assessment though and when I clicked on the link and it took me to some bogus site so I googled the company and I found this!! I can't believe this but I'm glad I came across this forum!

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tonya in Memphis, Tennessee

35 months ago

Same thing just happened to me a few hours ago no wonder it was in junkmail!!!

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nevaehnimai79 in Stockbridge, Georgia

35 months ago

Was wondering if the questionnaire required any identifying information such as social security number...I actually applied for a dispatcher position with the city of Charlotte, and I thought that this was part of the hiring process

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marlavi in Seattle, Washington

35 months ago

I feel so very stupid-I paid for the manual and took the test. Some people were telling me that it seemed odd to ask for money to purchase a manual to take a test, I also thought that it was odd. Anyway, like a stupid nut, being desperate for a job, I paid and purchased manual, studied for test and took it. I thought to get back to him to ask GEOFF FRANKLIN when should I be expecting to hear from him if I passed the test. When I went back to try to find his number or ANY number, I couldn't find one. I never fall for these kind of things and thought it was legit-I really feel stupid and very angry. Does anyone remember if we had to give our social security numbers? I can't find any papers that I copied. Thanks to everyone for your comments.

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cabin in Austin, Texas

35 months ago

Looks like Patrick Daniels is busy here in Austin Texas too. Just like the posts above, I received the "Logistics Specialist" job position template. These people have no morals whatsoever !

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Alias in Memphis, Tennessee

33 months ago

New name is "Ron Mauldin" "Hudson Search Executives"
hudsonsearchexecutives.com

all fake. not a big surprise since the website looks like crap.

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Alias2 in Memphis, Tennessee

32 months ago

Alias in Memphis, Tennessee said: New name is "Ron Mauldin" "Hudson Search Executives"
hudsonsearchexecutives.com

all fake. not a big surprise since the website looks like crap.

I applied for a job with Hudson Search Executives. The contact person is "Adam Fitzgerald."

Thank you for posting, Alias. I'm cleaning up my email and blocking the address. What a waste of time!

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J in O Fallon, Illinois

32 months ago

Also have been receiving email from "Adam Fitzgerald" although the position "open" now is "Training Specialist". I went all the way through the process(although I took the test without paying for the manual). After finding this I have filtered all his emails to be deleted immediately.

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caritas in Boston, Massachusetts

32 months ago

Yes. I just got an email from Adam Fitzgerald too. I just didn't remember submitting anything to Hudson....

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Dave in Oak Harbor, Washington

32 months ago

Same job email scam and same study guide purchase scam now with Andrew Billings at Hudson Search Executives. They are using the same bogus word for word emails but use different fake company websites. The last email that you will get for your money is this one, just substitue any senders name, company name, and job title:

Hi Name -- This is Andrew again with Hudson Search.

Thanks for your patience as we work through all the applications.

At this point, I want to move you forward in our hiring process which includes completing a pre-employment skills assessment test.

To get started with these next steps, please go to the online employment center to find out further instructions at: www.hudsonsearchexecutives.com/employment-assessment.html

This position is located in Seattle .

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

For your review, I have attached a copy of the Contact Center Supervisor position description to this email as a PDF file. Please let me know if you have any questions.

However, if you are no longer interested in this position, please click HERE to have your name removed from our list.

Regards,
Andrew Billings
Hiring Manager
Hudson Search
abillings@hudsonsearchexecutives.com
Check us out on the web: www.hudsonsearchexecutives.com

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ESummerville in Douglasville, Georgia

32 months ago

New name: Chris Richards. I received this email:

Hi Erica -- This is Chris again with Hudson Search Executives

Thanks for your patience as we work through all the applications.

At this point, I want to move you forward in our hiring process which includes completing a pre-employment skills assessment test.

To get started with these next steps, please go to the online employment center to find out further instructions at: www.hudsonsearchexecutives.com/employment-assessment-ii.html

This position is located in Atlanta.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

For your review, I have attached a copy of the Talent Coordinator position description to this email as a PDF file. Please let me know if you have any questions.

However, if you are no longer interested, please click HERE to be removed from our pool of interested candidates.

Regards,
Chris Richards
Hiring Manager
Hudson Search Executives
crichards@hudsonsearchexecutives.com
Check us out on the web: www.hudsonsearchexecutives.com

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Mike in Sacramento, California

31 months ago

Same scam, many different websites, stay away from all of these, do not give them any information or money:

Halford & Jenkins Associates Scam
www.halfordjenkins.com

Ryder Logistics, Incorporated Scam
ryderlogisticsinc.com

Goldman Clifton & Associates Scam
www.goldmanclifton.com

Bennett & Childs Partners Scam
bennettchilds.com

Hudson Search Executives Scam
hudsonsearchexecutives.com

Kittrell Thorpe Associates Scam
www.kittrellthorpe.com/

Middleton & Bullock Scam
middletonbullock.com/

Johnson-Allen & Associates Scam
johnsonallen.com/

Allied Health Professionals United Scam
ahpunited.org/

ASCPE Scam
American Society of Construction Professionals & Engineers Scam
ascpeonline.org/

There are at least TWO web sites selling these study guides, maybe more. Don't give them any money.

Harrison Study Guides Scam
www.harrisonstudyguides.com/

The Study Guide Warehouse Scam
www.studyguidewarehouse.com/

File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, it only takes a few minutes: www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/

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John in Sacramento, California

31 months ago

Some additional names being used for the study guide scam:

Majors McCarter Enterprises Scam
majorsmccarter.com/

Clark Holcomb Talent Group Scam
clarkholcomb.com/

Rogers Rose Industries Scam
rogersrose.com

Advocate Medical Careers Scam
www.advocatemedicalcareers.com

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shaun in Houston, Texas

31 months ago

thank you for all of the help in this matter. I too was almost scammed into buying this thing. It's amazing to me that this was the only outlet on the net that had any information about this matter.

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Zara in Dallas, Texas

31 months ago

marlavi in Seattle, Washington said: I feel so very stupid-I paid for the manual and took the test. Some people were telling me that it seemed odd to ask for money to purchase a manual to take a test, I also thought that it was odd. Anyway, like a stupid nut, being desperate for a job, I paid and purchased manual, studied for test and took it. I thought to get back to him to ask GEOFF FRANKLIN when should I be expecting to hear from him if I passed the test. When I went back to try to find his number or ANY number, I couldn't find one. I never fall for these kind of things and thought it was legit-I really feel stupid and very angry. Does anyone remember if we had to give our social security numbers? I can't find any papers that I copied. Thanks to everyone for your comments.

I just did the EXACT same thing! What'd you do to get your money back?

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George in Loomis, California

31 months ago

They are using a semi-legitimate payment processing company, ClickBank. www.clickbank.com/index.html

Call ClickBank and demand your money back, they should provide a refund. The ClickBank vendor selling the guides is www.clickbank.com/spotlightProfile.htm?f=mkt&v=SAGER2010

ClickBank needs to cancel that account but so far they have not.

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wendy in Tucson, Arizona

31 months ago

Same here but Advocate Medical Careers, Nick Ethridge is the new name,linked to web site for study guide only to discover I had to BUY it----didn't as I thought they should offer a free link on their site if they were legit. Sorry I submitted my work history now. Just took test before I found this site.
What a bunch of germs they are.

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Ooo in Seguin, Texas

31 months ago

Beware of Kevin Wilson, Jeremy Jones from Advocate medical careers located in Georgia state. I received numerous emails from them stating there are steps needed to be done to be hired. I completed all of them, never got an answer. I completed their test. yes, they asked to buy a book for this test but we are looking for job that means we need to make not to spend money. of course, i didnt but but still cannot get what all this was about-only for a book? this is ridiculous to waste someone's time just for that. they should just place it in amazon instead of cheating people promising jobs. freaks are all around. oh yes, they never answer emails and their phones are disconnected.

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kelly in Kannapolis, North Carolina

31 months ago

Robert Winfield is the name he gave me , I demanded more info and did not send any $$, waiting on some assurance that this is not a scam.. Scams like this are all over ... I even checked for BBB endorsement , seemed legit , ,, Here's the text ..

, A couple of days ago I sent you a message regarding taking our skills assessment test (see below). This is a reminder note regarding completion of the skills assessment test for the Fire Inspector position..As of today, we do not have receipt of your test submission. Please read my note below for further instructions.

If you are still interested, please continue to read this message. However if you are no longer interested, please click HERE to be removed from our pool of interested candidates.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Thank You.

Regards,
Robert
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Hi Robert-- This is Robert again with Hudson Search Executives, Inc.

Thanks for your patience as we work through all the applications.

At this point, I want to move you forward in our hiring process which includes completing a pre-employment skills assessment test.

To get started with these next steps, please go to the online employment center to find out further instructions at: www.hudsonsearchexecutives.com/employment-assessment-xvi.html

This position is located in Charlotte .

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

For your review, I have attached a copy of the Fire Inspector position description to this email as a PDF file. Please let me know if you have any questions.

However, if you are no longer interested, please click HERE to be removed from our pool of interested candidates.

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Kayli J in Mesa, Arizona

31 months ago

Advocate Medical Careers- Nick Ethridge. I took the assessment without buying the book. I'm glad I didnt buy it. Was about to do a questionnaire as well but found this. Thanks.

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