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Readers Respond: Top Internet Job Search Job Scams

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Faberhouse Online Ltd. Scam

Part-time job with a steady income. "We have picked out your CV from jobsite.co.uk. It's my pleasure to offer you the post of F.S.A. with FABERHOUSE ONLINE LIMITED. Starting salary is 27,000+ on an annual basis, plus commission. Benefits: health, life, disability and dental insurance coverage are available after successful completion of 30 days of probationary period. Job Title for Financial Support Agent.: You will be transferring and receiving funds from our clients, insuring that every transaction is executed in timely manner. Thanks, Ashley Phillips , HR Manager..."
—Guest psmith

Emma Jones - FSA Agent Scam

"Congratulations! Based on your Resume on jobsite.co.uk, we are pleased to offer you the following job. The position we are offering is FSA agent. The Based Salary is 1500.00 GBP per month during probationary period. Your working timetable will be Monday through Friday for 2-3 hours a day. Probationary period - 30 working days from the day you apply. Employee Benefits Include:- Dental Care - Health care - Vacation - 4 weeks per annum - And others All benefits will take effect only after probationary period. We would be happy to start working with you as soon as possible. Please report to Emma Jones as soon as you receive this offer, for documentation and orientation. Please fill out and send us the form below with your Contact information to verify your identity and interest in this position..."
—Guest Prefer not to say

General Office Assistant Scam

"Dear Applicant, Your resume has been reviewed by our HR Department in reference to our AD posted on Careerbuiler.com for the position of a General Office Assistant and we believe you are capable of handling this position based on your resume. Your details has been forwarded to Mr Chris Chabert one of the (Hiring Manager) He would be conducting an online interview with you to discuss the Job Details, Pay Scale,Benefits and company etc. You are to set up a screen name with yahoo instant messenger at (http://www.messenger.yahoo.com/) and add up the company Hiring Manager's yahoo screen name (mrchrischabert@yahoo.com) and instant message him for an online interview/briefing exercise. The schedule time for the interview/briefing exercise is Tomorrow Thursday - Friday starting from 8am-5pm , You are to be available on yahoo messenger between the hours of 8am - 5pm for the interview, Your swift and timely response to this position matters a lot as the job interview starts by 8am...."
—Guest wil

FS Agent Scam

"We are a worldwide well-known outsourcing company delivering good and effective IT, bookkeeping and legal solutions to our clients. We have a new opening to recruit a FS Agent. This is a challenging opportunity for someone who is ready to meet the requirements of a home-based independent agent. Successful contractor should have good communication skills and be able to work well both within a organisation and independently. The role requires an ability to get initiative when working under pressure and to be able to follow and interpret written tasks. The candidate should have an organized approach to his duties, with excellent attention to detail. While qualifications are not obligatory, basic computer skills are important (MS Word, Internet). You must have access to a land line or cell phone and Internet. Your aspirations: You work alone but you're not designated since you are supported by a national network team and dedicated staff at head office. What you can expect..."
—Guest Mary

Free Way LS Scam

They pretend to be a shipping company. The domain is out of the Ukraine. They ask you to buy apple computers and send to the Ukraine. They have you take a series of test to make it legit. There is no info on this company and they say they are out of NY but the NYC does not have a record of them.
—Guest D

BTA AUTO LLC/DIANADESK02@YAHOO-SCAMMERS

GEA Group Company was used by these scammers for legitimacy, $2,500 was sent to BTA AUTO LLC as a VENDOR for working supplies (software-accounting data base), how can an auto dealership become a vendor for software? SCAM!!!
—Guest Terrified victim

Byrant Indépendant Group

They tried to take £1300 from my bank account. If you see an advertisement or they contact you about a job please do not responds or contact the police as this is a scam.
—Guest LARA

Admin assistant Scam on Craigslist

I just researched a potential employment opportunity on Craigslist for an Admin Assistant. I sent a resume to Christopher Lawrence, and received a response asking for pretty much the same info that's included on my resume. I indulged him and sent the information. He just emailed me back asking me to open a Chase bank account before beginning the job. The offer has apparently been used before but under different names and email addresses. It was just posted on 1/27/14. After some research I found a very similar posting from 2 years ago reported as a scam. I hope others don't actually follow through with this scammers requests! Beware!
—Guest Jennilyn

Vacancy 663

"We are offering a shipping manager assistant position. We are offering a distant job. The job routine will take 2-3 hours per day and requires absolutely no investment.You will work with big shops, suppliers, factories all around the States. The communication line will flow between you and your personal manager, you will receive orders via email and phone, and our trained manager will be with you while every step to help you to work out first orders and answer any questions which may appear. The starting salary is about ~2800 USD per month + bonuses. You will receive first salary in 30 days after you will successfully complete your first task. When the first working month will be over you will have a right to receive salary every 2 weeks. The bonuses are calculated on the very last working day of each month, and paying out during a first week of the next month. We will accept applications this week only! To proceed to the next step we should register you in HR system..."
—Guest Dale

Texts to My Job Wanted Posting on CL

I had posted earlier today looking for side work. So far I have had texts from: 8053177198 - saying he was "Thomas Hall from Atkinsons Inc. and they'll pay $400 a week to post ads in different cities (I know there are some real but...he has horrible grammer and got an attitude when wanted some sort of reassurement it wasn't a scam) 3125852795 -Claimed his name was Joseph Avalos and he was working as a construction project agent and was asking if I could be his personal assistant. That I would deliver papers to companies he needed me to, as well as he would put money into my account to pay his other employees. YEAH OK someone is just going to transfer their money to me. 9036628124 - didn't continue if was a scam but asked if i was still looking and then never said anything else.
—Guest Drich8596

I Thought I Had a Job

"Your resume has been reviewed by our HR Department in reference to our AD posted on www.indeed.com for the position of Data Processing / Shipping and Receiving candidate and we believe you are capable of handling this position based on your resume. Your details has been forwarded to Mr Robert Davies, one of the (Hiring Manager). He would be conducting an online interview with you to discuss the Job Details, Pay Scale,Benefits and company etc. You are to set up a screen name with yahoo instant messenger at (http://www.messenger.yahoo.com/) and add up the company Hiring Manager's yahoo screen name (robertdavies902@yahoo.com) and instant message him for an online interview/briefing exercise. The schedule time for the interview/briefing exercise is Monday-Saturday starting from 8am-5pm, You are to be available on yahoo messenger between the hours of 8am-5pm tomorrow 25th for the interview, Your swift and timely response to this position matters a lot as the job interview starts by 8am..."
—Guest Tiffany Wright

Fals Company Scam

"Dear Applicant, We would like to inform you that you have been chosen among other applicants in the preliminary section on employment website. We have thoroughly looked through the points of your CV and have decided to propose you a home-based job in Fals Company.We strongly believe that your skills and efficiency will be an asset to our Logistics Company. Fals Company We are in constant search of responsible and reliable people for a position of a Logistics Manager Assistant. Job Title: Logistics Department Coordinator Company: Fals Company Salary: $2,600 per month Location: the United States. List of required responsibilities:- Manage incoming and outgoing shipments; - Manage regular correspondence with representatives of Fals company.;- Coordinate online tracking program. If you are interested in getting this position, please reply to this email with a confirmation of your interest. Best Regards, Calista Peck Human Resources Department Manager"
—Guest indebted college grad but not dumb

A-LOGISTIIKKA Freight Forwarding Scam

"Thank you for your response. We are pleased you requested more information regarding the position of Trainee Freight Forwarding Agent. You can visit our business website (www. a-log. org) for more information about A-Logistiikka Oy. activity and services. Also, I am enclosing materials for new hire instructions and the job role itself (job description, job offer, FAQ). Please use the links below to access the documents on our website, or request it to be sent to your email attached. www. a-log. org/hr/job-description-ff-agent.pdf www. a-log. org/hr/job-offer-ff-agent.pdf www. a-log. org/hr/FAQ-ff-agent.pdf If you wish to proceed with an offer, please return the following documents for our files. Make sure that you: 1. Print and sign manually JOB OFFER letter where indicated; 2. Complete the enclosed APPLICATION using MS Office (or similar). Application form may be obtained here: www. a-log.org/hr/application.doc (or request to be sent via email)..."
—Guest stumpjumper

Accounts Payable Coordinator Scam

"Dear Applicant, Your resume has been reviewed by our HR Department in reference to our AD posted on indeed.com for the position of a Accounts Payable Coordinator and we believe you are capable of handling this position based on your resume. Your details has been forwarded to Mr Chris Chabert one of the (Hiring Manager) He would be conducting an online interview with you to discuss the Job Details, Pay Scale,Benefits and company etc. You are to set up a screen name with yahoo instant messenger at (http://www.messenger.yahoo.com/) and add up the company Hiring Manager's yahoo screen name (mrchrischabert@yahoo.com) and instant message him for an online interview/briefing exercise. The schedule time for the interview/briefing exercise is ASAP , You are to be available on yahoo messenger ASAP for the interview, Your swift and timely response to this position matters a lot as the job interview starts ASAP. I wish you best of luck in the interview. Best regard HR Department neil draper"
—Guest Michelle

Meeting/Event Assistant $40k to $50k

"Dear Applicant, My name is Tom Posedly(Deaf advocate/Architect, Actor and Leader), Before i proceed, will want to bring to your attention that i am DEAF so calls about this job opening is not an option, emails and text messages are the available options. PLEASE NOTE that. Your application was submitted to me by Indeed but however this might seem a little different from the position placed, it is due to the urgent need to replace my Personal Assistant. I really need someone urgently to take up the position as my personal assistant and also help me with shipping, mailing and general errands. Samantha Rae Bustos used to be my personal assistant and he just traveled back to his country, on an emergency. I would have loved to meet up with you to talk about this job, but I am currently away on business trip. I am currently in Australia so there will be no interview, till I get back to the states, then we can meet and talk more about the future of the job..."
—duffyh09

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