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CareerBuilder Job Scam

I posted my resume on; 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; 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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2010-05-14, 13:52:31
anonymous from United States  
rcvd this today May 14 2010:

My name is Dave Perez and I represent CNL Group Company.

This letter confirms that your resume has been duly processed and your skills meet our basic requirements for the Payment Processing vacancy.

CNL Group Inc. is a world-famous company founded and based in the USA, which deals with IT services, matching the need of the market with the best employees' available world-wide.

Payment Processing Agent position is:
- Part-time (on average 2-3 hours a day (Monday through Friday)).
- Work at home (all communication is online).

What do you need? Internet access and e-mail.

This position is offered on a probationary period (first month) basis. You will receive a training and online support while working and being paid.

Salary for the training period is $2300/month. In addition you will be receiving 8% commission from every payment received from a customer and successfully processed. Total income, with the current volume of clients, will be up to $4,500 per month.
After the first 30 days the base salary will be increased up to $3,000 per month plus 8% commission!

You may ask for additional hours after your probationary period or proceed a full-time.

If you are interested in our offer and would like to learn more about the Payment Processing Agent position, please send a form below to
NOTE: This is not a sales position.

Our representative will contact you within 24 hours.

First name:_____________________
Last name:___________________________
Country of residence:__________________
Contact phone:______________________
Preferred catime: _______________________
We've found your resume at 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,

Dave Perez
CNL Group Inc.
2010-05-14, 22:34:53
I just recieved this email last week and was very intrigued to know more about the opportunity. Once a second email was sent by the scammer......things soounded really fishy. The infomration read that u would have to provide you own bank accout to make large transactions, perhaps pay for the transactions of $1,000-$10,000 to be sent and lastly that they would need to have access to view the transactions being entered in you acct.

I decided to do more research to verify my gut instinct that this was an illegal scam and lucky for me, I stumbled upon this site. Here is the letter I forwarded to 'Daniel Wilkenson of Novaris Group, Inc.':

Dear Scammer,

Those savvy in the business profession all know to conduct full research on prospective jobs and thier companies. In my search I have found that you and your team of HACKERS are crooks whom are both DISHONESTand DECEPTIVE with the no respect for those seeking REAL Employment. THOSE ON CAREER BUILDER ARE PEOPLE WITH INTEGRITY WHO ARE TRYING TO WORK HARD FOR A BUCK ......BUT THEN THERE ARE JERKS LIKE YOU WHO ARE LAZY THIEVES WHO PREY ON THE HARD EARNED MONEY OF OTHERS.


YOU DISGUST ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2010-05-17, 10:48:05   (updated: 2010-05-17, 10:49:44)
anonymous from United States  
SCAM received Friday, may 7

Let me introduce myself! My name is Crystal Hester and I represent MGM Group Company.
I came across your resume at and it appears to meet our requirements for this position.
The Payment Processing Agent position requires the applicant to be available in the mornings from 9am to 11am, The position is well paid and demands an organized and responsible person to successsfully perform duties according to very specific instructions to ensure compliance with legal requirements as well as to facilitate payments without delay to our international clients.
NOTE: Internet and e-mail are required.
There are no entrance or any other fees. All fees and commissions are paid by our Company.
Upon hiring, there will commence a training period lasting 1 month. During this time you will receive full paid training, receive online support, and receive your full pay while you conduct your tasks.
If you interested and would like to apply, please e-mail me at
NOTE: gmail is used for security reasons; potential employees will be given our company e-mail address once the hiring process is complete. Thank you for your understanding.
If the contact information on your resume has been changed, fill the fobelow:
Firname: _______________________________________________________ __
Laname: _______________________________________________________ __
Country residence: _______________________________________________
Contaphone: ____________________________________________________
Preferred catime: _________________________________________________
Yours faithfully,
Crystal Hester
MGM Group Inc.
2010-05-17, 11:21:46
anonymous from United States  
This is another one of the scammers called Amplitude Group. You will initially receive an email from Jeremy May. Please avoid these people. Everything seemed to be legitimate until you dig deeper. They have job openings posted but there's no way to contact them or to send your resume. They have their address shown in Brooklyn but after I googled it, it turned out to be an empty building for lease.

Dear xxxx,

We are glad to inform you that we have received all the necessary documents, verified them and from this moment you are an official employee of Amplitude Group Inc occupying Payment Processing Agent position!

Your contract has become effective and you are obliged to approach the functions that will be assigned to you with utmost responsibility.

NOTE: every transaction must be completed on time. According to our contract Amplitude Group Inc incurs liability in case of loss, damage, embezzlement or delay (see EXHIBIT A, COMPENSATION).

Every financial agent has a personal account to access Amplitude Group Inc online management system which allows to overview all current tasks, see the status of current payments and so on. For correct and effective use of all online functions we strongly recommend you to read Task Manager manual. It can be found here: http://amplitude-gr..r/manual/

Please use following information to access your personal account:

URL: http://amplitude-gr..w/member/
LOGIN: xxxx

** We strongly insist that you check your e-mail every day and contact your supervisor without delays. Sometimes our e-mails are mistakenly marked as spam that's why you should switch off spam filters in your e-mail account to make sure that you will receive all correspondence from us.

As a new employee, it is possible that you still have not understood all specifics of a Payment Processing Agents position, therefore we wish to describe the main ideas necessary for successful cooperation and career growth within Amplitude Group Inc:

-Answer all requests (phone & email) of your Personnel Supervisor immediately. -You must check your email and Task Manager account at 9 AM every day.

-First task notice usually comes 7 days after TM account activation. Therefore you have to check your e-mail every morning and log in to your personal account at least once a day.

Position of a Payment Processing Agent is not a technically complicated one but is highly paid because of the high level of responsibility. Therefore you are required to perform all your duties in the MOST reliable and diligent manner. Amplitude Group Inc in it's own turn promises to create all required work conditions in order to assist your work.

Nicole Fergesson (email: is appointed as your Personnel Supervisor. This person is a very sympathetic, hard-working and skilled employee of Amplitude Group Inc. Nicole Fergesson will contact you with further instructions today.

We wish you successful career growth!

Interesting Links
Payment Processing Agent detailed job description: http://amplitude-gr..?page=r_98
FAQ (we strongly recommend to read): http://amplitude-gr..?page=r_19
WU/MG/Bank Training: http://amplitude-gr..tions.php


Support Team
Amplitude Group Inc
2010-05-17, 16:49:05
Also got an email from Valid group - thought was a scam right away and decided to google it to make sure. And sure enough, found this website verifying that it's a scam.

My name is Ashley Nelson and I am a representative of Valid Group Inc. Thank you for sharing your resume at!

Our Company deals with IT outsourcing, and brings the best professionals from all over the world to the customers.

We are looking for job seekers who may be an asset to our Company.

Hopefully, you'll find our job offer attractive. This position will not require more than two or three hours per day to perform your duties on-line from your home office while staying in touch with your personal supervisor. And this position does not require any special skills or experience.

No start-up and/or any other fees! We cover all the hiring process fees.

During your 30 days trial period you'll be paid $2,300 a month plus 8% commission from each and every transfer you process.

Your total income can easily be up to $4500 after your 30 days training period.

If you are interested in the job and would like to know more about this opportunity, please send your personal details at

We promise to reply within 48 hours.

Yours faithfully,

Ashley Nelson
Valid Group Inc.
2010-05-17, 16:56:43
anonymous from United States  
My name is Erica Greenstone and I represent Host Group Inc. We've found your resume at and we believe that your skills meet basic requirements for a new opening we have.

We deal mostly with IT outsourcing, providing our consumers with the best equipped specialists from all over the world.
Please note: this is not a sales position!

The Payment Processing Agent position will require two or three hours a day performing your duties on-line from your home-office.

There's no start-up and/or another fees. Our company covers all the fees connected to the hiring process.

Applicants for this position are offered a one moth paid training period, training and online support during the first 30 days.

Based on successful training results, you will be offered a full-time position with our company.

We pay $2,300 per month + 8% commission from each payment handled successfully during your training period. Total income will amount to about $4,500 per month.

If interested in the job, please complete a form below as a part of your return email.
First name:_____________________
Last name:________________________
Country of residence:______________________
Contact phone:________________________
Preferred catime: _____________________
We have found your resume at This is to confirm that your resume has been duly processed and your skills meet basic requirements for our Payment Processing position.

Yours faithfully,

Erica Greenstone
Host Group Inc.
2010-05-18, 03:49:32
'Infotech Group Inc' is active now, and uses British phone numbers:

Tel: +44 20 8123 7235
Fax: +44 20 7855 0017


2010-05-19, 08:39:38
anonymous from France  
Hi everybody. Just writing to let you all know I received a similar offer from one InfoTech Group Inc. These guys have a very well constructed, professional-looking website and all, I was convinced and thinking of answering the offer... then I stumbled upon your various testimonies, and I decided to report this mail to the Office of Fair Trade and the Better Business Bureau. Now I'm waiting for a reply so I know what that shit's all about.

Scams used to be so much simpler and funnier in the good ol'days of the exiled Saudi Prince willing to share his fortune... anyway, just to tell you all guys, thanks a lot!
2010-05-20, 04:24:33
anonymous from United States  
'Bands Group Inc', also known as 'B&S Group', is active npw:

Tel: 1-917-720-3078
Fax: 1-917-210-3755


'ICT Group Inc' is also up and running now:

Tel: 1-951-824-8754
Fax: 1-951-824-7592

2010-05-21, 04:56:24
anonymous from United States  
'Giant Group Inc' is active now.

Tel: 1-718-473-0747
Fax: 1-347-479-1156


'Imperial Group Inc' is also up and running:

Tel: 1-315-849-4984
Fax: 1-315-679-5293

2010-05-23, 10:16:29
anonymous from United States  
2010-05-23, 20:44:56   (updated: 2010-05-23, 20:45:16)
anonymous from United States  
I also received one from Crystal Hester representing MGM Group Inc. I took their 'employee test' and read all of the companies information and all seemed to be legit but I decided to do further research on the e-mail address that the e-mail came from and came upon these posts.. I started to create an account with them but canceled the account when it asked me for bank account information and then conducted more research. She e-mailed me again and I e-mailed back saying I had several questions I wanted to ask but have not heard back and then I stumbled upon this. Thank You all for your information.
2010-05-24, 18:21:13
anonymous from United States  
I got the same thing about a week ago:

A large international company, USI Group Inc. is expanding and seeking new employees!
> >>
> >> We are now searching for independent agents who will represent our company in different regions. Two to three hours a day performing your duties over the Internet will be sufficient to fulfill the requirements of this position.
> >>
> >> We provide a one month paid training period. During your training you receive free online training and support while maintaining the ability to earn. The training is absolutely free and will cost you nothing. A personal supervisor guides your training. At the end of the training period, your personal supervisor will be making the final decision whether to extend a permanent offer of employment. Your training is critical to your success, so please take it seriously and perform accordingly.
> >>
> >> My goal is to spark your interest. In light of the present economy, we feel that our position is unique and desirable, as it offers training, support and a pay scale comparable to an entry level position that would normally require 40 hours per week. I hope you will explore, compare, and then contact me with your questions.
> >>
> >> If you would like to learn more, please email us any updated contact information which may have changed since submitting your resume to:
> >> Our human resource managers will contact you within 2 business days.
> >>
> >> ========FORM*********FORM==========
> >> Full name: ____________________
> >> Country: ________________
> >> Contact phone: __________________
> >> Call time: ______________________
> >> ========FORM*********FORM==========
> >>
> >> We look forward to hearing from you soon!
> >>
> >> We've found your resume at This letter serves to confirm that your resume has been duly processed and you meet our basic requirements for the Payment Processing Agent position.
> >>
> >> Yours faithfully,
> >>
> >> Melissa Bryan
2010-05-27, 21:19:01
anonymous from United States  
I recieved a the same letter as the persons below. It's funny how the names are different.

Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jeremy May and I represent Amplitude Group Company. I've found your resume at and it appears that you have met our basic requirements for initial consideration, and would be a strong candidate to offer our final career positions. Our company is well-known not only in the USA but all over the world. We deal mainly with the international outsourcing of Information Technology, bringing consumers together with the best-equipped specialists from all over the world. Two to three hours a day performing your duties over the Internet is sufficient for this position. There are no start-up or any other fees. The company covers all the fees related to the hiring process. We provide one month paid training period, during which you will receive online training and support as well as a regular paycheck. A personal supervisor guides your training. At the end of your training, the personal supervisor will make the final decision whether or not to extend a permanent offer. Your training is critical to your success! Your starting salary will be $2,300 per month plus 8% commission from each transaction during the training period. Total income, given the current volume of clients, should be about $4,500 per month. After the training period, base salary will be $3,000 per month plus 8% commission. My goal is to spark your interest. Given the present economy, our position offers training, support and a pay scale comparable to an entry-level position requiring 40 hours per week. I hope you will explore, compare, and then contact me with your questions. Please complete a form below as a part of your return email.=======================FORM======================First name:_____________________Last name:________________________Country of residence:______________________Contact phone:________________________Preferred catime: _____________________=======================FORM========================= We have found your resume at This letter confirms that your resume has been duly processed and your skills meet our basic requirements for the Payment Processing Vacancy. Yours faithfully, Jeremy MayAmplitude Group Inc.
2010-05-28, 11:06:53
anonymous from United States  
Here's another one

After carefully reviewing your resume online, we have decided to offer you a
chance to join our team as a Payment Processing Agent to fulfill current
vacancies in your region.

My name is Susan Samms and I represent Mercy Group Inc.
Our company is widely recognized, was founded in the USA, and remains a proudly
American organization with an international presence. It deals mainly with the
IT sphere internationally, helping to connect our clients with the most
qualified personnel.

The opening we have is a part-time position with a flexible schedule. Our simple
telecommuting requirements include only Internet access and e-mail availability.

Successful applicants are offered a probationary period (30 days). Each agent
gets full, paid, and proper training and online support. We assess employees'
performance one week prior to the end of their probationary period and offer
feedback as to recommended areas of improvement, if any.
PLEASE NOTE: During the probation contract termination can be recommended by a

We are going to pay you $2,300 per month during the probationary period, plus 8%
commission for each successfully handled payment. Therefore, it is in your best
interest to perform properly and do your best for each and every client! Total
income is about $4,500 per month. Also, after the first thirty days, your base
salary will be raised up to $3,000 a month.
NOTE: we can offer you additional work hours after the probationary period is
over. You may also progress to full-time employment, if that is your ultimate

If you are interested in the job, contact me with your updated information at for more details.

First name:______________________
Last name:___________________
Country of residence:___________________
Contact phone:_______________
Preferred catime: _______________
We've found your resume at This letter confirms that your
resume has been duly processed and you meet our basic requirements for the
Payment Processing Agent position.

Our representatives will reply within 48 hours.

Susan Samms

Mercy Group Inc.

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