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  • Author: Joe c.
  • Date: 09.5.2008
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09.5.2008

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This is a Complaint / Review about Employment Crossing - Law Crossing - Legal Authority - EmploymentCrossing.


If you are reading this, then it's likely that you have been affected by scheming and unethical business practices of EmploymentCrossing or an allied company, owned by Andrew Harrison Barnes (aka Harrison and A. Harrison Barnes). In the interest of effectiveness and brevity, I will not delve into everything but give the readers enough information so that you can avoid getting associated with such a fraudster.

Background:

Employment Crossing is an umbrella corporation that runs a bunch of web sites, including some 50 odd crossing.com's (lawcrossing.com, internshipcrossing.com etc.), bcg attorney search, resume apple, judged, attorney resume, legal authority, law school loans etc. You can get the list of web sites by visiting employmentcrossing.com.

EmploymentCrossing's office, and their only office, is in Pasadena. Employment Crossing has a picture of a building posted on their web site, which they call their "research facility". However, they do NOT own that building and in fact, they just have a few rooms and a hall on the 2nd floor of that bulding (in suite 200). And, NO research goes on there.

How I know all this:

I worked there.

Detail:

Given the number of web sites run by EmploymentCrossing and all the rhetoric about hundreds of "research analysts" gathering jobs, one would think that EmploymentCrossing must staff at least one hundred people in their office in Pasadena. Total BS. In the pasadena office, you can expect to find 10-20 people at any given time depending upon whether Andrew Harrison Barnes is in hiring mode (planning to launch a new web site) or firing mode (rest of the year).

Given the technical nature of the work involved (web sites etc.), one can expect a good sized team of programmers behind the effort in Pasadena. Actual count: two.

The reality is that Andrew Harrison Barnes runs a sweat shop in India, where all the work gets done. The sweat shop in India has about a hundred people and the average salary is $100 to $200 per month. Yes, you read it right.

The office in India is in the state of Gujarat:

303-GNFC Info Tower,
S.G. Road,
Ahmedabad
Gujarat 380054
India

My colleague was sent to India to train the workers there, and he had a lot to say about the setup. A few things:

1. Ultra Cheap labor

2. BIG privacy breach - you are giving access to your personal information, including SSN, Credit Cards to people in another country, who may not even know the importance of SSN.

3. Software Piracy - none of the computers use genuine software. All computers have pirated versions of Windows and other software. I guess Microsoft will be very interested in this.

All the call center staff also operates from the sweat shop. I guess users would already know this by the non-American accent of the operator on the other side.

By the way, did any EmploymentCrossing user notice that you can NOT cancel the subscription online. Not even via email. That's right. If you want to cancel your subscription, you need to call the help line, and that, too, during business hours. So, if you are at work and you plan to call them when you get home or over the weekend, you can't do that. Nice trick to let people keep paying, isn't it?

SPAM effect: If a user gets unlucky enough to get his/her email address listed in any web site run by Andrew Harrison Barnes, then NO one can save that poor fellow. That email address is blessed with SPAM for eternity. Why do you think Andrew Harrison Barnes lets you try the service for free for a week & to capture your email address. So, even if you cancel the subscription after the free trial, you still gifted him your email address. He will email you to the grave.

Data theft: There is this service that Andrew Harrison Barnes runs: Legal Authority, which is nothing more than buying printed resumes stacked in an envelope and addressed to big companies in your state based on your occupation. And, he charges you thousands of dollars for that. Where do you think he got the data (address and contacts of those companies)?

Hint: Sweat shop in India and Dun & Bradstreet database subscription for one month. Yes. He subscribed to Dun & Bradstreet contacts database for a month, got his workers in India to rip through the database and create a parallel version of their own. Then, he started selling it for thousands of dollars per user. Can you believe that? Well, you have to. If you ask him, guess what he'll say? "I had my researchers in India crawl through all the web sites in the world and create this unique database.".

There are plenty of other weird things about that I can get into but I think you got the picture. It's not fair for folks without jobs to pay $30 per month for something that's free and already out there. Imagine Google News charging you $30 per month for reading news at news.google.com.

Plus, it's not fair that Andrew Harrison Barnes engages in fraudulent activities with other vendors, such as Microsoft, Dun & Bradstreet, Adobe etc., rips-off innocent consumers and lives in a multi million dollar mansion in Malibu Beach (California), drives a Rolls Royce, Mercedes S class, Mercedes CLR and more. Owns another beach house and puts it up for rent (http://www.malibubeachhouseforrent.com/), lies about having a troubled childhood on those stupid videos on his web sites and takes everyone for a ride.

People need to know that Andrew Harrison Barnes and none of his fraudulent companies deserver a single cent of their hard earned money.


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Complaint author: Joe c.

Offender: Employment Crossing - Law Crossing - Legal Authority - EmploymentCrossing

Country: USA
State: California
City: Pasadena
Address: 175 South Lake Avenue, Suite 200

Category: Shops, Products, Services

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