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  1. #1
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    VOT-Virtual Office Temps...scam or no?

    So, I found this link (http://www.virtualassistantjobs.com/) on a different website I go to that has nothing to do with work at home or scams. I have looked at it very closely for red flags and can't seem to find much. For example, as long as you have certain programs on your computer...there doesn't seem to be any fee (a fact they advertise!) and they even go so far as to point out a scam run by a similar company. To become a certified assistant, whatever that is, seems pricey.

    The only real red flag that my novice scam-spotting eyes can see is that the scam they claim not be be affiliated with (Westwood Virtual Staffing) seems to be one that everybody else thinks that they are affiliated with.

    So, anybody have any thoughts on this one?

    Thanks so much in advance.

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    Re: VOT-Virtual Office Temps...scam or no?

    Sorry, self kick...anybody have any thoughts or advice?

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    Re: VOT-Virtual Office Temps...scam or no?

    I think Virtual Office Temps is making money by affiliating with CallWave and Efax. I've read on other forums that people signed up with the company - which is free, a good sign - but never gat any jobs through them. However, when you sign up, they ask you to install the free trials from CallWave and Efax - both good programs that I've used myself. However, what they don't tell you is that they make $5 on every lead they send to Efax and up to $14 per lead they send to Callwave - more if anyone signs up for the paid versions of these services.

    http://www.callwave.com/affiliates/default.asp
    http://home.efax.com/s/r/efax-affiliate

    Bottom line - sort of misleading, but not really a scam that will cost you anything.

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    Re: VOT-Virtual Office Temps...scam or no?

    From what I read, I agree with Jessica M.

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    Re: VOT-Virtual Office Temps...scam or no?

    Does anyone have good feedback on this work at home website- Virtual Office Temps? They state that you do not have to pay a fee to apply. Just wondering if they are legit. I am not having a good experience with SOHOjobs.com plus I had to pay a fee- what an idiot I was- LESSON LEARNED!

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    Re: VOT-Virtual Office Temps...scam or no?

    Check the various work at home forums, you will find many free jobs posted there

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    Re: VOT-Virtual Office Temps...scam or no?

    Quote Originally Posted by pcwork
    Check the various work at home forums, you will find many free jobs posted there
    Thank you so much. You have been so helpful.

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    Re: VOT-Virtual Office Temps...scam or no?

    I visited the site and found it helpfu. They provide services like Clerical support , administration and management and a way to compare your project needs with their services.

    Steve, http://www.yourcityoffice.com

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    Re: VOT-Virtual Office Temps...scam or no?

    I do not know if VOT is a scam or not. I visited the site, and it looks good. But I have had pretty good luck with Linexxa Online Services.

    They are free, and provide some pretty good info.

    www.linexxa.com

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    Re: VOT-Virtual Office Temps...scam or no?

    After considerable research, Virtual Office Temps appears to be a front, or SCAM, to get kick downs from that free FAX company, and the remote control software company. I will refrain from typing the names of those companies so they do not get more advertisements.

    The VOT website is HORRIBLE (made with MS Office). Their images are missing because they are still 'pointing' to their C drive. The links also do not work on those missing images. Their copyright is three years out of date. Their directions say one thing on one page and something else on another page. They have a real domain but use a free listserv company that is not very good instead of a Majordomo listserv that should come with web hosting.

    They OBVIOUSLY do not care about their website, or potential VA's working for them, which is never a good sign.

    I do not want to be associated with bad business practice. And I certainly do not want to reward these people with money by clicking on and signing up for 30 day trials on never-heard-of FAX services that CHARGE money after 30 days. eFAX is free to receive, and have been around for a long time.

    Stay away, IMO.

    -L

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    Re: VOT-Virtual Office Temps...scam or no?

    You are 100% right, the website is really dreadful, so scam or not I sincerely doubt they have any real value to offer.

    I think the catch is in the free trials just like JessicaM said.

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    Re: VOT-Virtual Office Temps...scam or no?

    This site looked good so I checked it out thoroughly. The first thing I noticed was that a number of the links did not work. They also state that virtual voicemail is required but then suggest a site that only provides efax. So I emailed using the email link on the site. My email came back undeliverable. I then tried to phone the number listed on the site. The phone number is out of service. I used the online white pages and no one with the last name of the owner of the company resides in Little Rock Ak. Looks like this is either a scam or the company is defunct. I filed a complaint with the FTC.

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    Re: VOT-Virtual Office Temps...scam or no?

    I've tried to register on that so-called VOT site many times, but appears that nothing ever happens. (Unless they manually approve their registrations but don't ever say anything about that on their site!)

    I know for sure that nothing is being "blocked" by my email. And even though it says that an email has been sent after registering - nothing ever happens!

    It seems to me that it is just a "useless" website meant to "annoy" rather than help.

    As for "legitimate" work from home websites out there? I haven't really ever come across any in my 40+ years.
    Last edited by Tiff11111; 11-14-2010 at 05:50 PM.

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    Re: VOT-Virtual Office Temps...scam or no?

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    I have been a registered user of VOT for about a year now. I have a fully functional home office, signed up for eFax, etc.
    I have applied to every post which I was qualified for and have not received an email or response of any kind. I feel cheated.
    eFax is a complete waste. It did not work from day one. I can't reach anyone for assistance and feel that I have yet again been duped. Why are these companies wasting our time with fake boards, ads and scams? Until I hear something from these people I refuse to invest another dime into their pockets while they take from mine.

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    Re: VOT-Virtual Office Temps...scam or no?

    Seems like a scam. I visited their website, and it looks bad in two separate browsers.. and I noticed that in order to do any work through them you have to download PC now software which is a free trial for one month. But they charge about $11 per month..

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    Re: VOT-Virtual Office Temps...scam or no?

    Every job that I clicked on required a credit score through some other website, which requires you to sign up for a free trial. I also agree that VOT is a front for other sites. And why is the website for VOT, Virtual Office Temps? I regret that I gave them my resume info.

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