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Franchise-Path.com is it a Scam?

jostle 774 190 May 13, 2014 at 06:30 AM in Finance (6)
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In the past couple weeks these emails have started hitting my gmail inbox. This typically is my non spam account, but of course some still makes it in. I was only checking if anyone has heard or seen these guys before, since the search results are scant on the legitimacy of the site. If anything, this thread can be a good heads up for other people checking into the company.

Here is the email,
I would like to speak with you in regard to your background and work
experience. I have been hired to find qualified individuals with
managerial & leadership backgrounds. Based on your credentials, we feel
you may be a good fit for business ownership.

What we offer to individuals seeking change is the chance to obtain
information on franchise businesses available in your desired area. Now,
depending on the industries and locations that you specify, we will present
available franchises that are in line with your goals and desired
lifestyle. The services we provide are of no cost to you; our affiliates
get paid by the franchisor if and when you open your doors.

Please take a moment to visit our website, www.franchise-path.com, for
additional information and complete the "Contact" form. This will allow you
to select some areas of interest. Once we receive your information, one of
our Franchise Coordinators will give you a call to discuss the next steps.

We look forward to speaking with you.

Best regards,

Brittany Brennan
Franchisee Recruiter
brittany@franchise-path.com
www.franchise-path.com

100 Crescent Court, Suite 700, Dallas, Texas, 75201


About the only thing I could find on them was this scam adviser result from google,
http://www.scamadviser.com/is-fra...-safe.html

From the tone and generality of the email I'm leaning towards Scam.

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I would never engage in any kind of business with someone who sends unsolicited email.
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I would never engage in any kind of business with someone who sends unsolicited email.
How exactly did they get your email address and enough information about you to know that you would be "perfect" for their "opportunity"?

It's spam - a form letter sent out to thousands if not millions of people.
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#4
I actually am not sure that it's a scam per se (in the sense that their goal is to steal money from you). However, I think it might be one of those websites that summarizes easily-obtainable public domain information and presents it as exclusive insights given to only a select few, or else a generic listing of franchises.

Both of those have very limited value; if you do want to open a franchise, researching the different opportunities available to you is very easy. Since it doesn't sound like you are interested in opening a franchise right now, there's probably no point in you engaging with this company even if they are legit.
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i get it as well, i think they pulled my email from a resume at a career site
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#6
All emails that offer you something that are coming in unsolicited are scams. No one finds your "credentials" online and offers you a business opportunity any more than some gov offficial in Nigeria decides he needs your help to get money out of the country lol. All unsolicited emails should go directly to the spam folder for deletion.
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Quote from YanksIn2009 View Post :
All emails that offer you something that are coming in unsolicited are scams. No one finds your "credentials" online and offers you a business opportunity any more than some gov offficial in Nigeria decides he needs your help to get money out of the country lol. All unsolicited emails should go directly to the spam folder for deletion.
I agree. Along with these openers:

Dear Sir/Madam,
Greetings for the day.
Trust you are doing well.

I'd list more but they go straight to SPAM folder most often.
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I agree with the comments here that the generalizing and greetings veer this towards being a scam. Also, it may not be a scam in the direct sense as one poster mentioned, but more a get rich quick scheme. I was merely posting this to have some record through google searches, since nothing comes up. I guessing the got my email through linkedin, which seems to be leaking more emails to spam company like this one.
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#10
I actually got the exact same email today! So likely a scam.
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Based on your credentials means...

The ability to open and view this scam email
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#12
I just received exactly the same email. So I am pretty sure this is a scam. I also have my resume on a career site
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I received this exact email today...I'm guessing scam
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Quote from jostle View Post :
In the past couple weeks these emails have started hitting my gmail inbox. This typically is my non spam account, but of course some still makes it in. I was only checking if anyone has heard or seen these guys before, since the search results are scant on the legitimacy of the site. If anything, this thread can be a good heads up for other people checking into the company.

Here is the email,
I would like to speak with you in regard to your background and work
experience. I have been hired to find qualified individuals with
managerial & leadership backgrounds. Based on your credentials, we feel
you may be a good fit for business ownership.

What we offer to individuals seeking change is the chance to obtain
information on franchise businesses available in your desired area. Now,
depending on the industries and locations that you specify, we will present
available franchises that are in line with your goals and desired
lifestyle. The services we provide are of no cost to you; our affiliates
get paid by the franchisor if and when you open your doors.

Please take a moment to visit our website, www.franchise-path.com, for
additional information and complete the "Contact" form. This will allow you
to select some areas of interest. Once we receive your information, one of
our Franchise Coordinators will give you a call to discuss the next steps.

We look forward to speaking with you.

Best regards,

Brittany Brennan
Franchisee Recruiter
brittany@franchise-path.com
www.franchise-path.com

100 Crescent Court, Suite 700, Dallas, Texas, 75201


About the only thing I could find on them was this scam adviser result from google,
http://www.scamadviser.com/is-fra...-safe.html

From the tone and generality of the email I'm leaning towards Scam.
Yes it is a scam.
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Thanks guys for the comments and as I mentioned previously this thread was more to have something come up on the web linking this to being a scam. When I initially started the thread there were no real search results on the topic.
Now, a google search for "franchise-path.com" the 4th result is this thread.
https://www.google.com/search?q=f...chise-path
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