Dozens of unsuspecting job seekers who apply for employment through the internet are falling into a trap. They are enrolled in a training program where they are led to believe they can become business consultants. The company, Innovative Merchant Solutions, through King of Prussia's Legacy Concepts,recruits and trains young men and women to persuade small business operators to upgrade their electronic payment transactions.
What the new trainees do not know is that most cities and counties have ordinances regarding door to door solicititations.
Earlier this week, a group of IMS business consultants were detained by Police after a storekeeper complained about a sales presentation. A candy store merchant, who had been given a sales pitch, was informed he could save money from the overcharges he was paying by enrolling in IMS; however, he had to supply his social security number, tax number, and other business priviledge information.When he declined, the IMS representative refused to return the completed application form by ripping the form in many pieces.The shopkeeper insisted he receive his personal data which was extracated from the discarded pieces by the IMS representative.
IMS is cutting corners. They are sending inexperienced recruits to generate business without following the proper channels. First, you need to issue identification cards, business cards or solicitation permits.