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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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2010-04-20, 12:20:55
anonymous from United States  
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After reviewing your resume at careerbuilder.com we have decided to propose you a Payment Processing Agent vacancy.

My name is Ian Dixon and I'm working for Perseus Group Inc.

Our company was founded in the USA and deals mainly with the IT services, providing companies with the most ideals employees and services.

Two to three hours a day in the leisure of your home performing your duties over the Internet is enough for this position.

Successful applicants are offered a probationary period (30 days). Every agent gets a training and online support. We evaluate the employees' qualification one week prior to the end of their trial period at which point you will be offered a full time position with our company.
NOTE: During the trial period, termination can be recommended by the supervisor.

We are going to pay $2,300 per month during the probationary period + 8% commission from each payment handled successfully. Total income equals to about $4,500 per month. Also after the first 30 days your base salary will be increased up to $3,000 a month.

My goal is sparking your interest. In the present economy our position offers training, support and a pay scale comparable to entry level position requiring 40 hours per week. I hope you will explore, compare, and then contact us with your questions. Please complete a form below as a part of your return email.

(Send us the filled form with your updated contact information).

_________FORM_______FORM________FORM_________
First name:______________________
Last name:___________________
Country of residence:___________________
Contact phone:_______________
Preferred catime: _______________
_________FORM_______FORM________FORM____________

Our representatives will reply within 48 hours.

We've found your resume at www.careerbuilder.com. This letter confirms that your resume has been duly processed and your basic skills and past employment meet our requirements for the Payment Processing vacancy.

Sincerely,

Ian Dixon
Perseus Group Inc.
2010-04-20, 16:55:10
anonymous  
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Hello, Dear [NAME]

You have emailed us your CV few days ago . Unfortunately this position is not actual already, at the same time we may suggest you one more job oportunity. As to your resume we suggest that you can be interested in the next vacancy at VIP-Assistant, LLC.

VIP-Assistant, LLC is engaged in concierge and personal assistance services for our VIP clients, business executives, celebrities . These services may be performed personally and remotely at your option.

VIP Assistant , LLC is the market leader of such perspective services in the area of outsourcing personal or business assistance . Whereas modern situation and trends of cost saving our services attract more and more clients. We would like to inform of new open job positions of personal or remote part-time assistants, online and local shoppers.


Position Summary

Personal Assistant and On-line Shopper is a position available for anyone who spends some time on-line and knows well his location .

He can search needed services or products speedy and in a quality manner , negotiate most favorable terms and prices, discounts and highest service level.

Assistant gets a few tasks a day, searches for the finest offers for a client and arranges payments.

As a general rule a customer makes a payment directly, but sometimes it is required help of a personal assistant to make payment for the product when this occurs a client transfers the required amount to a shopper previously .

Requirements :
- MS Office software Word, Excel, Powerpoint
- Understand customer’s needs fast and do not fool his brains with dumb questions. If there are options assistant should rely on client's approval and do not ask too much questions
- Internet access, phone, email
- Age 21 to 60 years , spare time, employment authorization in the U.S.A.
- Give the results on time , be creative and look for the different options

Benefits
- Paid probation period
- A five-day workweek Mon-Fri
- positive salary revision semi-annually 10%
- $ 500 per week
- Medical & dental insurance after 2 months optional
- 401 K with company match


To apply, simply send a response to our support department at peter.viento@yahoo.com.
2010-04-20, 19:05:17
anonymous from United States  
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Perseus Group Inc

PERSEUS-GROUPFINE.TW
PERSEUS-GROUPINC.TW
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2010-04-21, 05:41:38
anonymous from United States  
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Great to know all this info. I also got the email from Amanda bla bla bla...

Thanks again.
2010-04-21, 13:27:01
anonymous from United States  
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They have started becoming more vague in their job descriptions....it doesn't mention 'payment processor' anymore. In fact they give you no clue at all about what you are supposed to do. Wonder why that is???


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Tuesday, April 20, 2010 1:58 PM
From:
'Kevin Alonso' <hr.wave.alonso@gmail.com>
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Dear (potential dupe)

Wave Group Inc. is looking for employees for an online job!

General information about the position:
1. Competitive salary and commission;
2. Bonuses;
3. Flexible schedule;
4. Both part-time/full-time employment;
5. Healthcare benefits;
6. Home-based.

We are currently in search of applicants meeting the criteria below:
- Honesty, responsibility and promptness in operations;
- PC with Internet and e-mail access;
- Age: 21+;
- Availability for work during morning hours.

If you meet these requirements and would like to apply, please provide your contact info in the following format: your first/last name, contact phone, address.

Our HR managers will contact you shortly with more details.

Awaiting for your reply,

Kevin Alonso
Wave Group Inc.
2010-04-23, 09:23:36
anonymous from United States  
I just got one was well. Definitely a scam! But I couldn't verify that until I read it here!
2010-04-27, 03:10:13
anonymous from United States  
I also recently received a scam of a job offer from careerbuilder.com. I immediately deleted my account because you have no idea who is viewing your information online these days. Here is the reply that I received:

Hello,

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

In the future please e-mail me at job@allston-groupsec.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.

To find out if you're a good match for this position, take our test: http://www.allston-..quiz/?reg

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.allston-..s/payment

We strongly recommend to read our FAQ:

http://www.allston-..yment/faq

Details about our company you can find here:

About Allston Group Inc : http://www.allston-../about/us

Management Team: http://www.allston-..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@allston-groupsec.cc


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

Best Regards,
Caroline Wimmer
Allston Group Inc

job@allston-groupsec.cc
Phone: 1-347-329-5314
Fax: 1-347-342-3107

*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 1-347-329-5314 and we will provide you with the necessary information.

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2010-04-27, 11:50:49
anonymous  
<b> each of you should be reporting these scams to
the Untied Staes Department of Justice at the following web site ---

http://www.justice.gov/
2010-04-28, 02:55:25
anonymous from United States  
We found your resume on CareerBuilder . For more than 20 years makes its business by working with non-standard banking services around the world. We are expanding our company and provide a list of new services in the United States. Transfer of money for non U.S. citizens with the US check is one of our new services . For this reason our company has some vacancies, of Manager in USA.

Requirements
-US citizenship
-You
should be at least 30 years old
-At least 2 hours of free time a day are necessary
-couple of working hours


Your responsibilities are:
-cash this check
-transfer money to the customer the way he/she chooses

To make a special formed reports on the carried out work for every check

Your benefits :
-salary of at least 8000$
-the income of 50 $ - 300 $ per day

We take care of all the taxes on the transactions you carry out.


If you are interested in the vacancy, please provide us with the following information:
-Your age
-State of your residence
-Contact phone number and the tie when we may contact you (provide your mobile phone number).
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Samantha Lockha | 328 Livingston Ave | Lyndhurst | NJ | 07071

2010-04-28, 12:21:54
anonymous from San Jose, United States  
I also received the below email from Monica Duckson

From: Monica Duckson <monica.duckson.infinia@gmail.com>

To: @ymail.com

Sent: Tue, April 27, 2010 1:00:33 PM

Subject: Processing Agent needed - $2300/month

Dear ,


We've found your resume at careerbuilder.com and would like to offer you an Independent Agent position.


This is Monica Duckson and I represent Infinia 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 the form below with your updated contact information and send it to: monica.duckson.infinia@gmail.com


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


------------------------------------------------FORM--M-------------------------------------

Full name ______________________

Residence country _____________________

Contact phone ______________________

Availability ti_______________________

---------------------------------- --------------FORM-------------------------------------



We've found your resume at www.careerbuilder.com. This letter confirms that your resume has been duly processed and your skills meet our basic requirements for our Payment Processing Agent position.


Sincerely yours,


Monica Duckson

Infinia Group Inc.



2010-04-28, 18:06:42
kelmor  
I can't believe this careerbuilder scam!!! I'm REALLY sorry to say this, but someone actually did this and lost out on money??? I've heard of this scam and actually was faxed a few requests at another job I had requesting that I cash a check for them and send them most of it keeping a small fee for myself. REALLY?? I HATE that these people even have my email address!! When I received this email and searched for this woman's name on the internet, your site popped up so I jumped at a chance to vent about it!! This is the email I received:

We found your resume on CareerBuilder . For more than 20 years makes its business by working with non-standard banking services around the world. We are expanding our company and provide a list of new services in the United States. Transfer of money for non U.S. citizens with the US check is one of our new services . For this reason our company has some vacancies, of Manager in USA.

Requirements
-US citizenship
-You
should be at least 30 years old
-At least 2 hours of free time a day are necessary
-couple of working hours


Your responsibilities are:
-cash this check
-transfer money to the customer the way he/she chooses

To make a special formed reports on the carried out work for every check

Your benefits :
-salary of at least 8000$
-the income of 50 $ - 300 $ per day

We take care of all the taxes on the transactions you carry out.


If you are interested in the vacancy, please provide us with the following information:
-Your age
-State of your residence
-Contact phone number and the tie when we may contact you (provide your mobile phone number).









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2010-04-28, 18:48:17
anonymous from United States  
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2010-04-29, 13:34:04
anonymous from United States  
Here's One I just got. It appears they actually took some effort to address I was looking for a technical job. It says nothing about a process agent and actually sounds like a legit IT job.

Here's some advice for all check the email address can be a clue to scams. Most legitament HR and recruiters that represent a 'world-famous company' will most likely be sending an email from that company's address ie legit.person@certainCompany.com not from a @gmail.com address.

Dear XXXXX,

I've found your resume on careerbuilder.com. From your resume, Equity Group Inc. feels you are a good match for this available position!

Equity Group Inc., is a world-famous company founded and based in the USA, which deals with Information Technology, providing effective services for the end results, minimizing our clients expenses yet obtaining the best possible services.

Two to three hours a day in the leisure of your home performing your duties over the Internet is sufficient for this position.

We provide a month paid training period. During your training you receive an online training and support. A personal supervisor guides your training. At the end of the training, the personal supervisor makes the final decision to extend a permanent offer or not. Your training is critical to your success please take it seriously.

“You can't skip a beat” in the IT industry! Completing tasks in timely manner is of the most importance to us and our clients. Salary depends on your productivity! The monthly salary for this position starts at $2300, plus an 8% commission for every task that you complete.
NOTE: This is not a sales position.

My goal is sparking your interest. In the present economy, our position offers training, support and a pay scale comparable to entry level position requiring 40 hours per week. I hope you will explore, compare, and then contact me with your questions. Please feel free to ask me any questions at walker.hr.equity@gmail.com (fill in a form below with your updated contact information and send as attachment).

=======================FORM======================
First name:_____________________
Last 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 your skills and past employment meet our basic requirements for the Payment Processing vacancy.

Best regards,

Vanessa Walker
Equity Group Inc.
2010-04-30, 15:32:17
anonymous  
Heya guys! Well this is the letter that I received today and it does mention a payment processing position. Good luck to all!!

Dear Darriel ,

My name is Ian Dixon and I am working in Human Resources Department at Perseus Group. I reviewed your resume online and would like to offer you a job. A new wave of raising business give us a great opportunity to open vacancies such as Payment Processing Agent Position. We could be a good team boarding an economic space and pick up an exciting enterprises.

If you are responsible, goal oriented and hard-working please review this position attentively. We offer you a high-paying job ($ 2,300) with 2-3 working hours on-line. It seems to be easy but there are a lot of steps of IT knowledge inside. It could be an innovation for you that’s why you will be guided by your personal supervisor.

We require:
- 21+ years old;
- Internet access;
- Base computer skills;
- E-mail and available phone.

If you would like to know more and discuss the position please, leave me your name and number. Our manager will get in touch with you within 2 business days.

This letter confirms that your resume has been duly processed and your skills meet our basic requirements for the Payment Processing Agent Vacancy. Thanks for your time!

Sincerely,

Ian Dixon
Perseus Group Inc.
2010-05-01, 18:34:43
fredwlachenman@yahoo.com from United States  
I received the same e-mail from Equity Group Inc,for a payment processing position.They said they would pay you 2,300 usd,the first month which they say is a probationary period.If accepted after the first month,they pay you 3,000 usd.On the registration form that you fill out on-line,they ask for your bank account number,and tracking numbers.They also ask some other things about your bank account,but I did not fall for it.Please any one out there reading this,do not fall for these things.I know times are real bad now for every one including me,but please do not give these crooks any of your money.When they catch them,I hope they lock them up,and throw away the key.
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