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Old 03-09-2012, 09:55 AM
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Default Anyone Worked for International Research Specialists, Inc.

Has anyone worked for this company? Everything I can find online seems to say that they are legitimate, but I would love to talk to someone who actually has experience working for them...
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:55 PM
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I just had an interview with them and was told to fill out the paperwork to get signed up to work with them. I was told that there is a $30 fee for E&O insurance and a $95 background check fee. So, I am leery to move forward with this. I would like to hear from someone who has worked for them as to if they are legit or not first.
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Old 03-09-2012, 02:17 PM
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That does sound a little odd to have to pay for a background fee.
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Old 03-09-2012, 02:36 PM
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I have seen a lot of companies that ask you to pay for a background check. I worked for Arise for a while and with them I had to pay for a background check as well as training courses before I could begin working with them and they were legit. I had actually worked and gotten paid with them just as I had been told.
It just seems high from anything I've seen and I am always leery of any company that asks you to pay anything before working with them. Would be nice to hear from someone who's worked with them to be sure they're legitimate.
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Old 03-09-2012, 02:43 PM
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I have seen a lot of companies that ask you to pay for a background check. I worked for Arise for a while and with them I had to pay for a background check as well as training courses before I could begin working with them and they were legit. I had actually worked and gotten paid with them just as I had been told.
It just seems high from anything I've seen and I am always leery of any company that asks you to pay anything before working with them. Would be nice to hear from someone who's worked with them to be sure they're legitimate.
I agree with you that I would feel better if we hear from someone who works for them. The company seems to be well established, from everything I have found online. But, you never know who you are actually talking to and that can be frustrating. My caller ID is a number that is listed for their business.
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Old 03-10-2012, 02:05 PM
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Is this skip trace work? That would definitely be why the need for a background, and E&O insurance.

Also sounds like 'cold case' work, could be risky, boring and costly if you make a mistake. Although it does sound like a fun and intriguing line of work especially if you have an inner 'detective' in you.
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It's not odd at all to pay for a background check. There are many wah jobs that require that. I would definitely require a background check if you are working from home with sensitive and personal information. But that is pretty high for a background check. You would think with a company that probably performs background checks all the time, it would either be cheaper or free for the worker.
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