JRCG Holdings appears to be a real company.
But there are so many warning flags that go up when looking into their
internet presence, that I would urge a strong note of caution before
doing any business dealings with them.
For starters, their website has many of the characteristics of
less-than-reputable businesses. They describe themselves as a
substantial company with global leadership in many areas of business.
Yet, they provide absolutely no specific details -- Who are their
clients? What contracts have they worked on? Who are the principles
in the company, and what are their backgrounds?
Even getting JRCG's phone number is a mind-numbing challenge. When
you click on their "Contact Us" page, here's what they tell you:
...JRCG Holdings LLC's phone and fax numbers both US and International
are available to existing clients and associates only or by request.
We do apologize for this policy. We previously posted our contact
numbers however due to call volume from merely curious prospects, the
vast number of telemarketers, and hang-ups we have removed our contact
numbers from our website. We were simply inundated with calls in the
At the same link, they also offer the capability for a live, online interaction:
"If you have any questions please feel free to utilize the below
addresses or our "Live Chat" feature, if available. We are more than
happy to assist!"
but a note at the page bottom reads that the service is out of
commission until (get this) August 2005!
"LIVE CHAT - CLICK HERE (returns August 1st, 2005 after system update)"
By the way, I checked the history of their website on the Internet
Archives back to 2003, when they began operations:
I did not find any version of their website that actually provided a
phone number for the company, despite their statement to the contrary.
The company is properly registered as a business with the state of NY:
Department of State
Division of Corporations
Corporation and Business Entity Database
By searching on [ jrcg ] you can pull up the company's listing, which
shows that it has only been in existence since 2003:
Current Entity Name: JRCG HOLDINGS LLC
Initial DOS Filing Date: JULY 02, 2003
Jurisdiction: NEW YORK
Entity Type: DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
Current Entity Status: ACTIVE
Selected Entity Address Information DOS Process (Address to which DOS
will mail process if accepted on behalf of the entity)
JRCG HOLDINGS LLC
300 INTERNATIONAL DR STE 100
WILLIAMSVILLE, NEW YORK, 14221
Similarly, the JRCG website was first registered in 2003:
Domain Name: JRCGHOLDINGS.COM
Created on: 06-Sep-03
Expires on: 06-Sep-07
The company claims to be a major player in various businesses. For
instance, here is their description of their government services:
JRCG's government services consulting expertise covers advising on and
implementing new government policy, improving existing government
services, outsourcing, modernizing government projects, e-government,
developing IT systems to deliver government services' targets,
managing large scale complex programmes, and developing government
people and their leadership capability to deliver.
As one of the leading government consulting firms, JRCG draws on its
independent standing, commitment to excellence, and intense focus on
client value. For years, JRCG has provided practical support to
governments around the world in developing and improving public
services locally and nationally - often contributing to policy
thinking from the beginning.
That's quite a blurb, specially for a company that's only been around
since 2003. Yet they don't name a single government agency or
department that they do business with. Furthermore, I checked the
federal US government's central database of contractors:
Central Contractor Registration
and came up with this message for a search on [ jrcg ]: "0 Companies
Found for Company Name JRCG"
Whatever governments they're doing business with, it's not the federal
government in the US!
Next, there's this description of their business activities:
JRCG Holdings Llc
Jrcg Holdings Llc - Detailed Company Profile
Year Started: 2003
State of Incorporation: N/A
Location type: Single Location
Stock Symbol: N/A
Stock Exchange: N/A
Trade Style Names: N/A
NAICS: Offices of Other Holding Companies
Est. Annual Sales: $85,000
Est. Employees: 2
Est. Employees at Location: 2
Contact Name: James Rotterman
Contact Title: Principal
Annual sales $85,000???? Two employees? This hardly sounds like
the global financial enterprise described on the company's website.
One last thing. I searched a number of in-depth newspaper databases
for mention of JRCG Holdings and came up empty-handed (which probably
explains why the site does not have a "Press" section). Again, a
company as globally-important as they say they are should have popped
up somewhere, I would think.
None of this is to say that JRCG Holdings might not have a dynamite
business plan and are just waiting to explode into greatness.
But for the moment, I would certainly suggest finding out a great deal
more about their actual company -- who is involved, and what have they
actually done -- before getting involved with them.
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All the best,