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CareerBuilder Job Scam

I posted my resume on www.careerbuilder.com; I was solicited by a potential employer affiliated with CareerBuilder, Niamax Limited. The email was sent on CareerBuilder letterhead, as are many emails I receive from the CareerBuilder site. The soliciting company's website is www.niamax-ltd.com; this company is listed as doing business in the United Kingdom.

After expressing my interest with their company, I was emailed a legal document (employment contract) to email or fax back to them. The employer then conducted a preliminary "background check" on me and offered me a job. I agreed to work part-time for them as an independent contractor, processing payments from their customers in the United States. I was instructed that I needed to process these payments through Wells Fargo Bank, and would need to obtain a Wells Fargo Bank account if I currently didn't own one.

I accepted two payments (online transfers) into my Wells Fargo Bank account from two other Wells Fargo Bank customers that were supposedly Niamax customers. I was instructed to send the bulk of each payment to a specified business associate, after subtracting my 6% commission, and the Western Union transfer fee. I sent both payments to business associates in Athens, Greece by Western Union; both payments were picked up same day. One man's name was Cornet Deglos, the other was Cleys Mercken.

Wells Fargo Bank has now reversed the initial online customer transfers into my account, stating the transactions were unauthorized (hacked from the accounts of other Wells Fargo Bank customers). I am now responsible for the gross amount ($1977.30) of both unauthorized transactions into my account because I withdrew the money and sent it on, as instructed by my employer, Niamax Limited.

Wells Fargo Bank is not interested in discussing the fact that their system was breached by a hacker, or the fact that I only processed the payments. I asked Wells Fargo Bank why holds were not placed on these online transfers into a NEW account, but they gave no answers, and didn't provide me with an explanation.

Additionally, I notified CareerBuilder's Integrity Team regarding their affiliation with this employer. The representative stated CareerBuilder can't screen all employers utilizing their website, and that I should have read their fraud disclaimer, which is obscurely located in fine print on their website.



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2010-04-11, 08:02:17
anonymous from United States  
I got the same scam letter. Here it is

My name is Kaylene Pearce and I represent Point Group Inc. We took a glance into your resume and decided that your skills meet our basic requirements for a Payment Processing Agent position.

Point Group Inc. is a legally recognized organization designed to provide services to consumers. Businesses are predominant in capitalist economies, most being privately owned and formed to earn profit that will increase the wealth of its owners and grow the business itself.

We are looking for independent agents, who will represent our company in various regions. The offered position is currently based on a part-time schedule. You don't need to have a special education to work with our team. Because you will be trained and receive on-line support during your trial period.

On average the working hours are 2-3 hours/day.

We appreciate the labor of our representatives and pay them properly. Salary depends on your activity (you will be paid min. $2,300/month, but completing all assigned duties properly will increase it up to $3,000).

If you are interested in this offer and would like to learn more about it, please send a filled form with your updated contact information to kaylene.pearce.point@gm. com

********************************FORM***************************
Funame: ____________________________________________________
Co
Country residence: ___________________________________________
Contactaphone: ________________________________________________
Prefeeferred catime: _____________________________________________
***********************************FORM************************

We guarantee to reply within 48 hours.

Yours faithfully,

Kaylene Pearce
Point Group Inc.
2010-04-12, 08:58:56
[hidden] from Layton, United States  
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I think this is a scam

Job not to be missed!From:     Maghen Powell <alaniz.hr.dep@gmail.com>
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Dear ...,

My name is Maghen Powell. I represent a large international company and we are looking for new employees!

We are looking to hire independent agents who will represent our company in different regions. Your job is to receive and process payments from our clients.

This is a part-time position requiring spending 2-3 hours a day on average. Full-time opportunities are available after the Trial Period.

We are ready to pay $2,300+ commission for the first month (trial period) and $3,000+ USD after.

If you'd like to learn more about this opportunity please send a form with your updated contact information below to: alaniz.hr.dep@gmail.com and our managers will contact you as soon as possible.

---------------------F O R M _________F O R M------------------
Full name and surname:
Address: ____________________
Phone: ________________________
Preferred call time: _______________
---------------------F O R M _________F O R M------------------
We've found your resume at www.hotjobs.com. This letter confirms that your resume has been duly processed and you meet our basic requirements for the Payment Processing Agent position.

Awaiting your prompt reply,

Maghen Powell,
Alaniz Group Inc.
2010-04-12, 13:39:37
anonymous from United States  
Do not even waste your time looking into these scams. Check out this website that verifies fincore as a scam and lists other companies that do the same thing.

http://www.bobbear...p-inc.html
2010-04-14, 11:27:01
anonymous from United States  
I've gotten a similar email and I ALWAYS check a company online before setting up an interview. I want to know the good, the bad, and the ugly before I determin whether I want to be associated with them. Here's my email from Vanessa Walker of Equity Group Inc. which is a real estate company in CA....which I'm sure has no idea that their being company name is being used in a scam.

Thanks everyone for posting your scam emails...

----Original Message-----
From: Vanessa Walker [mailto:equity.gr.in@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 2:15 PM
To: XXXX
Subject: Job Proposal only for XXXX

Dear XXXX,

We've found your resume and would like to offer you a Payment Processing Agent position.

This is Vanessa Walker and I represent Equity Group Inc. After carefully reviewing your resume I'm glad to inform you that your skills meet our basic requirements.

Our company is a well known worldwide. We offer our customers Information Technology ser-vices through outsourcing best candidates from all around the world.

Working schedule is a really flexible and can be made convenient to both you and us.
NOTE: Internet and e-mail are required.

There is no participation or any other fees. The company covers all fees in connection with the hire process.

It's possible to work from home and keep in touch using the INTERNET & phone.

After the first 20 days we evaluate whether an employee is ready to work with us permanently. Supervisor can recommend Contract termination after the Probationary Period is over.

The salary for the first 30 days is $2,300 + 8% commission for every completed transaction. Working with a number of permanent customers your end-result could amount to $4500/month. After the Probationary Period monthly wage will be raised to up to $3,000 plus 8% commission. NOTE: After your Probationary Period is over you may ask for additional hours or a full-time employment.

If you are interested in knowing more about this Payment Processing Agent position please fill in a form below with your updated contact information and send it to: equity.gr.in@gmail.com

We will contact you within next 48 hours after reviewing your f.

------------------------------------------------FORM----------------------------------------
Full name ______________________
Residence country _____________________
Contact phone ______________________
Availability ti_______________________
------------------------------------ ------------FORM-------------------------------------
We've've found your resume at www.careerbuilder.com. This letter confirms that your resume has been duly processed and your skills and past employment meet our basic requirements for the Payment Processing vacancy.

Sincerely yours,

Vanessa Walker
Equity Group Inc.
2010-04-14, 19:08:07
Jeff from United States  
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Here's my latest one from posting my resume online...


Hello,

You were interested in the Payment Processing Agent position with Point Group
Inc, but unfortunately I haven't heard from you for a while.

You are one of two candidates who is eligible for the remaining two positions.
We have reviewed your resume and if you are interested we would like to extend
this vacancy to you.

Just to refresh your memory here are the links with the full job description:
http://www.point-gr..es/payment
http://www.point-gr..ayment/faq

Please let me know your decision within 2 business days for me to send you the
required application forms for this position.

Looking forward to hearing from you.
Yours faithfully,

Kaylene Pearce
Point Group Inc

job@point-groupinc.cc
Phone: 1-510-250-7951
Fax: 1-510-550-3642

*Please note that some e-mails may enter your SPAM folder and may delay our
process of communication. Please add our e-mail address to your filter/safe list
to ensure that you receive our e-mails without any delay. If for some reason you
do not hear from us within 24 hours with further information, please give us a
call at 1-510-250-7951 and we will provide you with the necessary information.
2010-04-15, 15:52:44
anonymous from United States  
I fell victim twice on this type of 'transfer scam' the 2nd one I got wise and didn't some more research and luckily the 2nd payment western union wouldn't process since I said I didn't know the person I was sending money too. Money came back and I ended up keeping it, I have kept it waiting for bank to come asking for it, never happened so at least I got them back as well.....so to future potential scammed, do as they ask and when wire comes in KEEP the money....this will deter them a bit.
2010-04-15, 16:03:38
anonymous  
Thanks for the info on this scam....I got an email as well.



Let me introduce myself! My name is Caroline Wimmer and I represent Allston Group Inc.

We've analyzed your resume posted online and I'm glad to propose you a Payment Processing Agent position.

We are a large company found and based in the USA. Mainly Allston Group Inc. helps manage our clients' technology purchasing and financing with simple and easy services that put them in a control. Our Company helps our customers in the IT business to increase profit by:
* Innovating across products and services
* Reducing costs by increasing efficiency
* Managing operational risk more effectively
Job details:
- receive and process payments from our worldwide customers;
- part-time job (a full time job can also be offered soon);
- working hours are 2-3 hours a day (Monday - Friday);
- Internet access and e-mail availability.

There's no entrance or any other fees. Our company covers all the fees connected with employment.

We appreciate the labor of our representatives and pay them properly. Salary depends on your activity and qualification. We pay a min. of $2,300, but if you complete all the duties as as-signed, your salary will grow up to about $4,500.

If you are interested in our offer and would like to learn more, please send a filled out form with your updated contact information to caroline.wimmer.emp@gm. com

_____________________FORM_________________________
F
Full name:__________________________________________
Country of residence:_________________________________
Contact phone:______________________________________
Preferred catime: ___________________________________
________________________FORM_________________________
We've found your resume at www.careerbuilder.com. This letter confirms that your resume has been duly processed and you meet our basic requirements for the Payment Processing Agent position.

Sincerely yours,

Caroline Wimmer
Allston Group Inc.

2010-04-16, 14:04:56
anonymous from United States  
I wonder if there is a way to scam these 'scammers' back?
2010-04-16, 16:56:33
OJAS from United States  
2010-04-17, 11:00:36
anonymous from United States  
Hello,

Thanks for the heads up! I too recieved this e-mail. I am so glad that so many people are coming forward. I am wondering if careerbulilder can not block these hackers and frauds now that they are ware of the situation.

Thanks
Beverly
2010-04-19, 05:18:29
anonymous from United States  
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2010-04-19, 11:03:21
anonymous  
I think this person is possibly trying to scam me. The whole transaction process just seems shady. The fact that I need to open a bank account is shady in order to carry out my job description is shady.

Dear xxxxxxxxxx:

My name is Vanessa Walker and I represent Equity Group Inc. We took a glance into your resume and decided that your skills meet our basic requirements for a Payment Processing Agent position.

Equity Group Inc. is a legally recognized organization designed to provide services to consumers. Businesses are predominant in capitalist economies, most being privately owned and formed to earn profit that will increase the wealth of its owners and grow the business itself.

We are looking for independent agents, who will represent our company in various regions. Offered position is currently based on a part-time schedule. You don't need to have special education to work with our team. Because you will be trained and receive on-line support during your trial period.

On average the working hours are 2-3 hours/day.

We appreciate the labor of our representatives and pay them properly. Salary depends on your activity (you will be paid min. $2,300/month, but completing all assigned duties properly will increase it up to $3,000).

If you are interested in this offer and would like to learn more about it, please send a filled form with your updated contact information to emp.dep.equity@gm. com

********************************FORM***************************
Funame: ____________________________________________________
Co
Country residence: ___________________________________________
Contactaphone: ________________________________________________
Prefeeferred catime: _____________________________________________
***********************************FORM************************
We've found your resume at www.careerbuilder.com. This letter confirms that your resume has been duly processed and you meet our basic requirements for the Payment Processing Agent position.

We guarantee to reply within 48 hours.

Yours faithfully,

Vanessa Walker
Equity Group Inc.

2010-04-19, 11:17:11
anonymous  
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'Definately a scam. Did a reverse lookup>

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2010-04-20, 05:44:22
anonymous from United States  
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I too got the email from Vanessa Walker...I checked out the site, and all seemed legitimate, but when I had a hard time finding any reviews as an actual company I began to get suspicious. I wasn't sure how they could scam you for money they are putting into your account, but the original post makes sense.Thank you for saving me a lot of time, money and heartache!!!
2010-04-20, 09:30:33
anonymous  
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ATTENTION!!!!
Please do not fall for this scam. First take not no legitimate business is going to need to transfer funds through their employees personal account. Below is the email sent to me after I asked for more information on the job offer. I then Google the email address, fax and phone numbers also the name of the person who sent the email. Several blogs popped up including this one warning of this scam. Please past this information along. I make it a rule to Google everything just in case. You should too before committing to any agreement or providing personal informatio
_______________________________________________________________________________________
Hello,

Thank you for your reply and interest in a part-time position with Equity Group Inc.

In the future please e-mail me at job@equitygroupnet.cc

The main strategic aim of our company is to provide quick, easy, efficient and secure ways for businesses to outsource services locally, nationally and globally, to maximize their competitive advantage and cost effectiveness.

The goal of our company is to ensure both, the most reliable security level and simplicity of use and availability.



We are happy to offer you the Payment Processing Agent position.

Here are the job Requirements:
- 18 years of age or older;
- internet access to promptly reply to emails;
- availability by phone (1-2 hours a day);
- a bank account to process payments

We welcome competent and reliable approach to work, responsibility and initiative in search of the most efficient ways of job implementation.


Each Payment Processing Agent is provided with employment benefits after successful completion of probationary period (30 days).

The employment benefits include:
- Stock options;
- 401k;
- Flex-Time;
- Health & Dental;
- Professional development programs


You will find detailed description of the job following the link:

http://www.equitygr..s/payment

We strongly recommend to read our FAQ:

http://www.equitygr..yment/faq

Details about our company you can find here:

About Equity Group Inc : http://www.equitygr../about/us

Management Team: http://www.equitygr..bout/team

Some important facts:

1. You don't need to invest your own money to get started;
2. This is not a sales position. While employed with us, you are guaranteed a Base Salary as well as commission per task processed;
3. Each remittance will be accompanied by an invoice ensuring legality of transaction.


If you are interested in the offered vacancy or have any questions please contact us at job@equitygroupnet.cc


We appreciate your time and sincerely hope to see you in Equity Group Inc team!

Best Regards,

Vanessa Walker
Equity Group Inc
job@equitygroupnet.cc
Phone: 1-303-800-4161
Fax: 1-303-974-1107

*Please note that some e-mails may enter your SPAM folder and may delay our process of communication. Please add our e-mail address to your filter/safe list to ensure that you receive our e-mails without any delay. If for some reason you do not hear from us within 24 hours with further information, please give us a call at 1-303-800-4161 and we will provide you with the necessary informat.
_______________________________________________________________________________________
My response:
Hi Vanessa,

If that's even your real name. I would like to first applaud you in your attempt to scam me out of my hard earned money. You and your friends must be proud of yourself because it's obvious some people actually believe this crap. In this day and age, people should be more cautious in their approach. Eventually you will be found out and I hope justice prevails. Like so many of the people you have scammed I work damn hard for my money to have someone of the likes of you to just take it away without a trace is not going to happen. Stop being lazy, get job and stop preying on hard working people. Your scam is a red alert all over the internet in several blogs warning people about you and others like you. People talk. You can't think you are the only one out their. First mistake is not verbally contacting me. Most jobs want to bring you in for an interview etc. Also what makes you think with all the scams going on now a days that I would use my personal banking information to support your company. Come on now. That's just stupid. But like I said before, you must have gotten a few people with this for you to have reached out to me. So bravo. Oh and by the way I have reported you to the FBI. They have a special department made for monitoring activities and complaints of the scamming nature. So go ahead a change your name and website info and upgrade your approach. Just know eventually you will be caught. My only regret is that I won't know about it. So good luck to you in your future endeavors. If you are smart, you won't try and contact me ever again. Yeah I gave them your email info also. Good Luck!
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