Here is another scam.
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Amazon Local is offering $227 in resume services for $79. Offer tag B00LH56DGM. This may seem like an excellent deal until you look at the total package.
This offer is a ripoff for the following reasons:
1). The discount is not real.
You can see multiple resume websites run by J. Melissa Cooper here:http://www.big-list-of-resume-writers.c ... Review.php
J. Melissa Cooper created guaranteedresumes.net just for this deal. She sells resumes on resume2hire.com for the following prices:
A resume costs $49.99
Cover letters are $29.99
Follow-up letters cost $9.99
Thank you letters are $9.99
So when you compare the regular price to the "Amazon" price instead of saving $148 (65%) like the ad says, you are saving $20.96 or 21% and since the follow up letters and thank you letters are the same for everyone you are really getting $79.98 worth of services for $79! A whopping savings of 98 cents.
It’s like saying we give you 50% off of everything that is double priced.
2). The offer is not local.
Amazon Local is for Local deals. guaranteeresumes.net is located in Naples, Florida although the deals are tagged local for New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Boston, Dallas as well as many other cities. This is a deceptive as those who sign up for emails for these deals enter a city and zip code to receive deals from local vendors. To send them a deal that is tagged as local and really hundreds of miles away creates distrust among users.
3). The offer includes a guarantee that is not a guarantee.
It states, get an interview in 60 days or they will make a second new resume for free.
First of all, if they can’t figure out how to create a resume that works and they waste 60 days of potential employment time, how are they going to create an effective resume later. It’s like saying if your plane crashes we will give you a new ticket out on the next flight!
Second of all, the guarantee is not redeemable. In order to qualify, you need to prove that you looked for a job. The only proof accepted is certified letter receipts or fax receipts. No one looks for jobs using this method and it would cost nearly $200 to send out certified letters to meet the requirement for a free rewrite. So in other words there is no real guarantee. They can say no one has used the guarantee because it is unrealistic and unreasonable.
The Better Business Bureau has indicated that this type of guarantee advertising can be construed as deceptive. A company which offers a similar guarantee was cited by the BBB. You can see the Advertising Review here: http://www.bbb.org/central-florida/busi ... l-13005931
4). This company does business under multiple names, but you can’t find who is in charge.
This company operates under different names and changes tactics when they get bad reviews.
They started as Jaime Cooper Resumes, then J. Melissa, then JC Resumes. They operate Jaime Cooper Consulting, R2H, Inc., resume2hire.com, reszoome.com. The do not offer addresses, direct contact information, telephone numbers and register their domain names under proxies so they can’t be identified.
5). No phone support is offered.
The pricing is listed similar to services offering full interview, editing and finalization services. In this service, you submit your information and deal only by email. You can not choose your writer, discuss your needs or get advice. The information you provide is poured into a template, edited and returned to you with a generic thank you letter and follow up letter. It's like ordering a discounted grand piano and upon arrival the package is the size of a tissue box (this has happened and was justified because the picture in the ad said "actual size").
In the end, you can imagine the time a writer has to produce 4 documents at an average pretax pay of $30. Beware of potential quality issues.
The good news is that Amazon backs all their transactions. If you have any concerns about this purchase, contact Amazon directly to determine your recourse.