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The following is in reference to CareerBuilder.com, an online jobs board, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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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2010-05-02, 16:52:44
anonymous from Canada  
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hey ! thanks for your post for busting that fraud man to me; I have just sent him this email:

Hey Mr. Fraud !! You are busted. Don't you ever send me any emails else I will report to police and get you arrested in no time. You will be behind the bars for a long time !!!!!!!!!
2010-05-02, 16:53:38
anonymous from Canada  
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hey ! thanks for your post for busting that fraud man to me; I have just sent him this email:

Hey Mr. Fraud !! You are busted. Don't you ever send me any emails else I will report to police and get you arrested in no time. You will be behind the bars for a long time !!!!!!!!!
2010-05-05, 12:45:20
anonymous  
Dear ??????????????,

I recently found your resume posted online at hotjobs.com and I think you might be interested in exploring a career opportunity with our team. We’d like to offer you a job of a Payment Processing agent.

Payment for this position makes up to 4,500 USD per month. There are many candidates willing to take up this offer, therefore we kindly ask you not to delay with your decision about this position.

Extra knowledge or special experience is not required! This position will allow you to have great income and this job will take not more than 2-3 hours of your valuable time each business day.

We offer a very generous compensation and benefits package including health, dental, 401(k) and more.

If you choose to email us, please include your contact information along with the best number to reach you.

Faithfully yours,

Dave Perez
Hiring Coordinator, Human Resources
2010-05-05, 15:10:01
anonymous from United States  
After reviewing your resume at careerbuilder.com we have decided to propose you a Payment Processing Agent vacancy. My name is Monica Duckson and I'm working for Infinia 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, Monica DucksonInfinia Group Inc
2010-05-06, 11:23:44
anonymous from United States  
They are getting sneakier. There really is a Host Group here in Tampa but they didnt send this to me.




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

Host 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 erica.newjob@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,

Erica Greenstone
Host Group Inc.


2010-05-06, 12:09:55
anonymous  
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I have received many of these, but this one was particularly interesting because they use the name of a real company. Navigant Consulting LTD is the Canadian affiliate of Navigant Consultant Inc. a very successful management consulting company. I wrote to the PR leader at the real company to let them know and ask if there was any connection. Haven't heard back, but I'm sure there is not. One clue on all of these offers is that the English grammar is always bad.

For more than 19 years Navigant Consulting LTD. leads its business by working with non-standard banking services around the world. We are expanding our organization and grant a range of new services in the United States. Transferal of money for non U.S. citizens with the US check is one of our new services. For this reason our organization has some opened positions of 'Check Processing Manager'.

Your obligations) are:

To get a check by US

PS to cash this check

To shift money to the customer the way he/she chooses

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

Staff demands :

To have active address in the US

Couple of working hours a day

Your privileges :

The payment will be 100 $ - 250 $ a day ,Payment of at least 6300 $ per month.

We take care of all the taxes on the converts you do. If this opening is interesting for you and you want to step please provide us with your name, age, State of residence, Phone numbers and your email address.

Best regards.

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2010-05-06, 17:55:23
anonymous from United States  
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Host Group Inc

HOSTGROUP-INC.COM
HOSTGROUPINC.COM
HOSTGROUPNET.CC
HOST-GROUPSVC.NET

Phone 914-574-2417
Fax 914-517-2835
2010-05-06, 18:12:54
anonymous from United States  
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CNL Group Inc

CNLGROUP-INC.CC
CNLGROUPNET.NET
CNL-GROUPSVC.COM
CNL-INC.COM

Phone 518-203-2773
Fax 518-203-2625
2010-05-07, 12:22:49
anonymous from United States  
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I just got an e mail from ELICT today. I thought it was too good to be true and the fact that they accepted me the day after I e mailed them with no interview and having no offices here in Canada sent up an alarm signal with me.
I started looking on the internet and found out how many people had been scammed by these people.
Its horrible that this scam is going on in conjunction with banks and seemingly reputable career sites. It just goes to show you how scam artists can utilize the internet to project their scams to a wide range of unbeknownst job seekers. But it also shows you that the internet can be a source of vital information, if we all pull together and write about our experiences we can stop others from going through the same thing. Just a few people can make a difference and have a profound impact on readers.
I’m happy that I did not blindly dive into this offer without doing some research on this so called company.
Thanks to everyone who is posting and warning others.
I will now contact workopolis about the credibility of their employers, delete this e mail, mark it as junk and get on with more legitimate offers.
2010-05-07, 12:44:13
anonymous from United States  
This is a copy of the email I received regarding my resume posted on Careerbuilders.com
I asked for more info initially but after checking out the company I did not respond. They have sent me 2 more requests to join them. Glad I kept checking for info on them. What a shame people who are truly looking for employment have to deal with this junk. We have enough problems without adding this kind of scam to our efforts.
Please be very careful what you apply to and double check anyone who contact you for a job.

Hello,

You were interested in the Payment Processing Agent position with Magnet 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.magnet-g..s/payment
http://www.magnet-g..yment/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.

Best wishes,

Jane Lane
Magnet Group Inc

job@magnet-groupinc.cc
Phone: 1-585-682-2679
Fax: 1-585-672-6217

*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 1-585-682-2679 and we will provide you with the necessary information.
2010-05-09, 10:13:13
anonymous from United States  
Same scam coming from 'Erica Greenstone' and 'Host Group inc.'

Big tip off is no phone number.

Sorry to hear about this.
2010-05-10, 04:30:06
anonymous from United States  
Bands Group Inc
(not active yet)

http://WWW.BANDS-GR..UPSVC.COM
http://WWW.BANDS-INC.COM
http://WWW.BANDSGRO..P-INC.NET
http://WWW.BANDSGROUPNET.CC

CNL Group Inc

http://WWW.CNL-GROUPSVC.COM
http://WWW.CNL-INC.COM
http://WWW.CNLGROUP-INC.CC
http://WWW.CNLGROUPNET.NET

Tel: 1-518-203-2773
Fax: 1-518-203-2625

Giant Group Inc
(not active yet)

http://WWW.GIANT-GROUPCO.NET
http://WWW.GIANT-GR..UPINC.COM
http://WWW.GIANT-GROUPNET.CC
http://WWW.GIANTGROUPINC.COM

Host Group Inc

http://WWW.HOST-GROUPSVC.NET
http://WWW.HOSTGROUP-INC.COM
http://WWW.HOSTGROUPINC.COM
http://WWW.HOSTGROUPNET.CC

Tel: 1-914-574-2417
Fax: 1-914-517-2835

ICT Group Inc
(not active yet)

http://WWW.ICT-GROUPCO.COM
http://WWW.ICT-GROUPSVC.NET
http://WWW.ICTGROUPINC.COM
http://WWW.ICTGROUPNET.CC

Imperial Group Inc
(not active yet)

http://WWW.IMPERIAL..UPINC.COM
http://WWW.IMPERIAL..UPSVC.NET
http://WWW.IMPERIAL..OUPCO.COM

Infotech Group Inc
(not active yet)

http://WWW.INFOTECH..OUPCO.NET
http://WWW.INFOTECH..UPINC.COM
http://WWW.INFOTECH..P-INC.COM

ITCOM Group Inc
(not active yet)

http://WWW.ITCOM-GROUPCO.NET
http://WWW.ITCOM-GR..UPFINE.CC
http://WWW.ITCOM-GR..UPSVC.COM
http://WWW.ITCOMGRO..P-INC.COM

MGM Group Inc

http://WWW.MGM-GROUPSVC.COM
http://WWW.MGMGROUP-INC.NET
http://WWW.MGMGROUPINC.COM
http://WWW.MGMGROUPNET.CC

Tel: 1-214-613-3968
Fax: 1-214-613-1052

USI Group Inc

http://WWW.USI-GROUPINC.NET
http://WWW.USIGROUP-INC.COM
http://WWW.USIGROUPINC.COM
http://WWW.USIGROUPNET.CC

Tel: 1-631-887-4719
Fax: 1-631-685-1474
2010-05-12, 04:45:41
anonymous from United States  
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Novaris Group Inc

HTTP://NOVARIS-GROUPLLC.TW
HTTP://NOVARISGROUPMAIN.TW
HTTP://NOVARIS-GROUPORG.CC

Tel: 1-917-720-3037
Fax: 1-917-210-3694

Vital Group Inc

HTTP://VITAL-GROUPCO.CC
HTTP://VITAL-GROUPCO.TW
HTTP://VITAL-GROUPINC.TW

Tel: 1-303-872-0349
Fax: 1-303-223-3466
2010-05-12, 13:55:06
anonynmous from United States  
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I am pleased to make a contingent offer of employment to you for the position of Payment Processing Agent. My name is Crystal Hester and I represent MGM Group Inc. We look for responsible people that understand the importance of acting promptly, punctually, and effectively each and every day to ensure that all transactions are completed professionally and correctly. Successful applicants are offered a probationary period (30 days). Every agent gets training and online support. We evaluate the employees' qualification one week prior to the end of their training period at which point you will be offered a full time position with our company. We pay $2,300 per month during the probationary period + 8% commission from each payment handled successfully. My goal is to spark your interest. I hope you will explore, compare, and then contact us with your questions. Please complete the form below as part of your return email. (send us a 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 found your resume at 'careerbuilder.com'. This letter confirms that your resume has been duly processed and your basic skills and past employment meet our requirements for this posision. Sincerely, Crystal Hester MGM Group Inc.
2010-05-14, 13:05:33
anonymous from United States  
I JUST GOT THIS IN MY E-MAIL TODAY. GLAD I GOOGLED THE COMPANY & THE NAME:




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

Host 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 erica.newjob@gm. c

********************************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,

Erica Greenstone
Host Group Inc.
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