One would think that I'd be on the "union" scammers do not call list. After going through this before with unitedworkforce.org and workforceunited.org, previously theunionway.org and who knows how many others, after one of their people reported me on ripoffreport with a false report, one would think they'd steer clear of me.
I did receive a call last week from someone on the east coast who did a little searching around and found my posting and information. I'm glad she did. I only hope that her friend can get her money back from these people or at least cancel the charge from her bank.
This time around a very nice woman called as "the union rep" for Oregon... She sounded very nice, and very innocent of the true scam. I do feel bad for her.
She had me speak with one of the managers in their call center. He tried telling me that the american union resource center is not related to workforce united and that workforce united stole their website design...
Workforceunited.org stole theaurc.org website design 2 years before theaurc.org was created?
They call representing unions, however no unions use their website. Their website is only links (poorly made links) to other websites, e.g. New York Times, Sacramento Bee, etc. RSS (automatic) news feeds. Nothing on their website is content generated by them or anyone else with ties to their organization. Their website has HUGE gaps in place where other organizations should be. If you look you see Realtors, but hardly any other companies. I don't know why, but Realtors are their main target.
If you get a call from theaurc.org, please look at their website a bit more before falling for their scam. They'll do what they say they will. You pay them money and they will drop your photo and information on their website. Don't expect to get calls from anyone in a union however. Save your marketing dollars for legitimate uses or just donate the money to a worthy cause that you'd have spent on their website. We'll all be better off when scams like this are gone.
Update 10-2014: new url for this year is unionliving.org and is also linked to dollardynamics.biz
Update 6-2016: It looks like they're still at it. I received a call a few months ago about a new union website, but here's a new twist, www.vmnusa.com, or http://veteransmemorialnews.com/. Same layout, same look, same scam, but now they're targeting veterans instead of unions.