This company hired me to perform a Reverse Mortgage Loan Application, as an independent contractor located in another state. They used telephone & email to recruit me for this job 8/1/2013. I am a nationally Certified Notary Public Signing Agent & operate as an individual out of my home. They promised to pay me $150 within 30 days for my service of printing documents, travelling 105 mi round-trip, assisting the applicant w/the paperwork, collecting copies of Driver Licenses & Social Secuity Cards, & submitting documents via fax for approval. Documents were approved & shipped using a provided return label. Several collection calls have been made & I recieved promise to pay. On 9/9, Mark Wills, the purported current owner, promised to issue a check 9/17/13. Follow-up calls have brought no results. I have several addresses for them & am trying to confirm the current physical for a Demand Letter. According to posts on national notary sites, this company is continuing to hiring notaries across the USA (who are independent contractors) w o intent to pay–using telephone, fax, and the internet. This is a pattern of fraud that is currently being perpetuated against individuals who are themselves licensed, bonded, insured, background-screened, honest individuals who use their own resources to provide the services this company sells to its clients. They are being paid by the client but not paying the little guy who did the actual service! Because we notaries are all across our great nation, we are being victimized. We are trying to protect against this type of fraud by rating the companies we work for on national notary sites. The Riverside County DA in California has had at least 1 complaint filed against another company practicing similar fraud against many notaries, in the amount of 5 figures known. Across our nation, my guess is 6 figure fraud against individual Notaries Public, such as myself.
701 B St San Diego, California USA