I think this story qualifies for a quick WTF. A tipster (send in your tips here) sent in the employment listings for me to look at for a company called SecureDebtUSA. The reason for the WTF comment is I took a look at the SecureDebtUSA site where they claim “We were one of the pioneers in the business however debt settlement has been going on for many years.” You would think as a pioneer in the debt settlement business they could at least have found time to replace the link placeholders in their site template with real information.
The SecureDebtUSA.com website is owned by:
PO Box 880581
San Diego, California 92163
The domain was first registered on January 16, 2010. So much for the statement “The company was founded and has been established since 1997.” I guess they were too busy to register their domain name till 2010.
I did get a chuckle out of “SecureDebtUSA is a leader in education. Our motto is, “Education Comes First”.” That’s funny because the HarvardMutual.com site that Jim’s email address goes to has the same motto.
The SecureDebtUSA site does not list where they are located but the telephone number on the contact page indicates California. A search for this company in California uncovered that this company that says they have been in business since 1997, only registered as a company in California just a little over two months ago.
So now back to the original tip, the company is recruiting sales managers at $240,000 and debt settlement enrollment officers (salespeople) at $120,000. You can read the ads below. I’ve highlighted my favorite parts.
SecureDebtUSA says “We are associated with an attorney based firm with over 500 Attorneys nationwide and growing.” and they are selling debt settlement services. The advertisement says “All have you have to do is get your Sales Agents to get ink on paper and DESK the deals.” so hopefully there are no advance fees involved in this program. If there are, the FTC will be very interested in them.
Their site says: “You must have an open mind and allow us to educate you on various options that are available to you. Speak to one of our Debt Settlement Enrollment Officers and allow them to educate you about the options that are available so you can make an informed decision.” but the employment advertisement for the “Debt Settlement Enrollment Officer” position says something very different. It says:
- This is serious business and making serious money.
- Important that you bring your sales and closing experience to the table
- You always will work for the good of the company
- Sales contests and promotions!
- Develop new sales pipeline and close business to achieve sales goals.
- Must have a “hunter” sales mentality
- Experience using a consultative/relationship sales approach vs. a transactional method.
- All have you have to do is get ink on paper and DESK the deals. We use the liner closer system with our sales people. One call closes preferred!
I just don’t believe the salespeople the company is attempting to recruit will be gently focused on educating consumers in order to help them make an informed decision, do you?
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DEBT SETTLEMENT SALES MANAGERS-$240,000/YR + (NATIONWIDE)
Date: 2010-11-22, 2:27PM EST
Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
DEBT SETTLEMENT SALES MANAGERS – Nationwide – Were hiring Sales Managers to handle nationwide sales. This is a Debt Settlement Company! A very lucrative industry…
If Oct. 27th ruling has affected you or your company apply. We are ready set to go!
We are expanding! “Those of you who are serious about your career will read through this ad”
A strong leader will make a six figure income $240,000 +
This is a recession proof business!
You must have 2+ years experience in this field as a Sales Manager
If you feel you over qualified please apply!
A degree is highly preferred unless you have that natural talent.
Will commit to work 40 hours or more!
We will tell you all about us when we learn more about you.
This is serious business and making serious money. This is not a game or hype. This is reality. Don’t let this opportunity pass you up!!!
This opportunity comes along very seldom! If you have what it takes than apply…
Financial back round experience helpful. You may have one of these or more. Banking, Mortgage lending, Consumer Lending, Real Estate Agent, Financial Consultant, Financial Planner, Attorney, Business Advisor, Collections, Debt Consulting, Credit Advisor, or anything that has to do with consumer debt, or again unless you just have that natural talent that you can sell anything as long as you believe in what you are selling.
Must work independently without supervision
Extremely motivated and the desire to be successful is a must having incredible follow up skills will determine your financial success.
Important that you bring your sales and closing experience to the table and share with others your success in your sales success system. You always will work for the good of the company and not just as an individual.
Out of the Sales Managers hired some of you will be promoted to be Area Managers. (More money) Your leadership skills, time management, motivation, organization skills, production, performance through your team, your ideas, think outside the box, knowledge and know how you bring to the company, team effort, Passion! Desire to be number 1, will be part of the decision on your next promotion.
“Who is it going to be?”
Through use of market leads, qualify all the prospective business opportunities, while aggressively prospecting for new sales business.
Ensure sales contests and promotions are executed consistently and profitably.
Responsible for the hiring, development, and training.
Create and cultivate a team environment where sales people are focused on Outstanding performance.
Develop new sales pipeline and close business to achieve sales goals.
Must have a “hunter” sales mentality with demonstrated successful experience in establishing new accounts through leveraging referrals and leads from various sources.
Experience using a consultative/relationship sales approach vs. a transactional method.
Experience utilizing CRM software solution to manage and communicate sales activity.
Be comfortable early on working in an entrepreneurial environment with minimal support systems for the sales and marketing department. Able to roll-up the sleeves and multi-task based on company priorities.
This is a virtual position. You will eventually build a successful sales team that you will manage and meet monthly goals. You will train and hold weekly-daily meetings with your team. You will also be spending a lot of time recruiting and interviewing potential team players.
All have you have to do is get your Sales Agents to get ink on paper and DESK the deals. We use the liner closer system with our sales people. One call closes preferred!
Do not apply unless you have these qualifications. Don’t waste our time and we won’t waste yours.
If you don’t qualify and would like to join our sales staff we will consider bringing you on. Promotions are always available. All depends on you! We never say never!
We wish you all the best in your efforts in pursuing your employ with this company.
We are also seeking a Sales Manager that is bilingual
Bonus and Residual Compensation Plan
Email Resume’s to: email@example.com – Source
Sales ad can be seen here.