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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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2010-05-28, 13:08:38
anonymous from United States  
And still another.

My name is Melissa Bryan and I represent USI Group Inc.
We've reviewed your resume and I'm glad to propose you a Payment Processing Agent vacancy.

We are a large company founded and based in the USA. USI Group Inc deals mainly with providing IT services to clients within the United States, while recruiting talented individuals and soliciting agencies from all around the world.

This is a part-time position with a flexible schedule. Working 2 to 3 hours a day from your home while staying in contact and receiving all your tasks online.

During the training period, you'll be paid $2,300 a month. In addition, you'll keep 8% from every money transfer processed. Total income, considering the current volume of clients, will be up to $4500 per month. After you successfully pass the training period, base salary will be increased up to $3000 per month. Furthermore, you may request extra hours or even a full-time job.

My goal is to spark 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 complete a form below with your updated contact information as a part of your return em.

Yourour Full name:___________________
Your Country of residence:____________________
Your 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.

Sincerely yours,

Melissa Bryan
USI Group Inc.

2010-05-28, 14:26:43
anonymous from United States  
The same trick.... I hate it.

Dear xxxx,

A large international company, EvolvSys 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.

Full name: ____________________
Country: ________________
Contact phone: __________________
Call tim______________________

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,

Ashley Williams
2010-05-29, 20:48:59
anonymous from United States  
Hi, I just received a check today for $3,250 drawn from a Wells Fargo Bank with what looks like a legitimate company, SEMI with it's same logo from the website I viewed.

I just sent an E-mail to my local Sherriff's I am certain another Nigerian Scam.

This is what I sent to the Berkeley County Sherriff's Department: (copyed & pasted)

Once again I find myself in the middle of an E-mail scam....I'm pretty sure!

Do I call 911? Nope....I'm just sending this E-mail along....It is my experience that you guys do nothing anyway...What can you do?

Anyhow, I found the company and it seems legitimate....The check is for $3,250 from SEMI in San Jose, CA Wells Fargo Bank. It came to my mailbox today, and I was very surprised no signature was required.

I am copying and pasting the last e-mail I sent to the United States company representative:


I live close to Charleston, South Carolina and I received a substantial check in the mail today from your business organization....

Someone had posted an ad on Craigslist for an Accounts Receivable Representative. I'm looking for a job so I responded.....He wrote me back with this response.

Hello Pamela Courson,
We have approved you to work in our company, as soon as the payment have been send to you by our client we will inform you as soon as possible thanks.


I replied, 'Thanks!' A few days later I got this....

Hello PAM COURS, Here is the tracking number for the new checks that was sent to you: EO 976 548 851 US. It will be delivered today morning. So keep tracking it on to know when it about to deliver, so you can get it. The envelope contains 1 checks Please let me know when you get it and confirm if the amount is correct. After cashing the check, you are to take 10% of the amount and send the balance to the information below:

Elizabeth Williams
City: Atlanta
State: Georgia
Zip Code: 30344

Name: Andrew Coe
City: Burton
State: MI
Zipcode: 48509
Country: USA

Send me the MTCN and the amount sent for the transactions. Note that the Western Union fee would be from our part of the fund, so you have your 10% to yourself. YOU ARE REQUIRED TO GO TO WESTERN UNION OFFICE TO SEND THE MONEY TO THE NAME I hope you fully understand the procedure. And i believe i can trust you with this job and funds. Get back to me as soon as you get this email confirming that you got it and understand the content of the email. Feel free to ask any question. Thanks

I responded.....


Jerry responded:

hello why should you give it to police its 100% legit so take it to your bank and cash it right

I just said NO

Then I received in the regular mail without signature a check for $3,250 drawn on a Wells Fargo Bank....

Any questions? Need the see the check?

Pam Courson

2010-05-31, 16:19:52
anonymous from United States  
Here are some more scam sites:

Develop Group Inc
Tel: 1-917-720-3540
Fax: 1-917-210-3904

Mercy Group Inc
Tel: 1-347-594-5429
Fax: 1-347-227-1428

Solaris Group Inc
Tel: 1-347-682-2998
Fax: 1-347-281-7736
2010-05-31, 17:47:36
anonymous from United States  
Here's another one:

JVC Group Inc
Tel: 1-347-416-6544
Fax: 1-347-464-0859
2010-05-31, 20:27:31
anonymous from United States  
Another one:

Evolve Group Inc
Tel: 1-347-284-6520
Fax: 1-347-227-1433
2010-06-01, 09:11:33
anonymous from Byfleet, United Kingdom  
This is the 3rd email I received from Nancy Cruz @ Info Tech Group Inc - London. They got in touch with me through locating my CV on


We appreciate your decision to join our company. Now applications are processed online. It helps us to both save time and avoid all mail related delays.

Procedure of a new employee registration with InfoTech Group Inc undergoes three mandatory stages:

1. We require all applicants to pass pre-employment test in order to be employed for trial period. Please take the test seriously, as it is used to give a more complete picture of who the potential hires are and how they would fit into our work environment.

Please follow the link to complete the test: http://www.infotech..quiz/?reg

For prompt and correct use of all of the online functions, please refer to the online account manual at

NOTE: As you will be receiving bank transfers for our international clients, please provide your bank essentials. To avoid unnecessary problems, please be very careful while completing this form.

2. Download the Contract form at this link: http://www.infotech..eement.pdf

Familiarize yourself with all the clauses of the Contract. You must print and sign the contract form and upload its scanned copy into your Task Manager account (use login and password you have chosen)

The contract comes into effect since the moment of your Task Manager account activation. We would like to mention that electronic form of the Contract has the same validity as the contract signed personally by both parties.

3. For identity verification and fraudulent registration prevention, please upload a scanned copy of your valid ID into your Task Manager account (use login and password you have chosen). If you hesitate to send us copies of your documents, any utility bill will do, provided that your domicile is mentioned.

We guarantee complete privacy of your personal data and would like to emphasize that our company strictly carries out its commitments as regards to private information and confidentiality of private and business information protection. We make use of reliable means of physical, electronic and administrative security with the view of protection of private information entrusted to us.

You will find detailed information on this matter in our Policy on Private Information Security following the link: http://www.infotech..m/privacy

If you're unable to upload the documents into Task Manager account please use fax. Here is the number: +44 20 7855 0017

Your Task Manager account will be activated when we receive all the necessary documents from your side. After activation you will be contacted by your personal supervisor.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Best wishes,

Nancy Cruz
InfoTech Group Inc.
Phone: +44 20 8123 7235
Fax: +44 20 7855 0017

*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 +44 20 8123 7235 and we will provide you with the necessary information.'
2010-06-01, 12:13:40
OMG!!!I can't beleive I almost got myself into that bad situation.
I got the same email the other day from GALLECO GROUP INC. I replied because it looked like a very interesting offer to me. They write me back today and I decided to google the job's name when I got on those advices.THX guys for posting your experiences.
I will reply them right back and tell them that Im no longer interested.
2010-06-01, 14:25:44
anonymous from United States  
I just got the same type of thing from Paul Anthony Designs. Checked their website and it looked like a ligit design company, except is was showing as a florist. Can't believe this is still going on since it appears it started in 2006. I have lost all faith in Career Builder after seeing all this and all the junk I've received and not one real, honest job.
2010-06-01, 15:42:49
anonymous from United States  
Let me introduce myself! My name is Kevin Carter and I represent B&S Group Company.

I've found your resume at and I can say in sure that you meet our requirements!

Our company is a well-known not only in the USA, but all over the world! We service an ever-growing variety of consumers,

businesses, associations and organizations with a comprehensive line of transaction processing solutions that include:
o IT development;
o Software support;
o Comprehensive connectivity options;

Working schedule is a flexible. You would have to work about 2-3 hours a day, depending on the amount of transactions.
NOTE: Internet and e-mail are required.
There's no entrance or any other fees. All fees and commissions are paid by our Company.

In the beginning you should hold a training period (1 month). During this time you will be trained, receive online support and get

paid indeed.
NOTE: During the training period, personnel supervisor can recommend termination.

Your salary during the training period is $2,300 per month plus 8% commission from each transaction. Total income, with the current

volume of clients, will be about $4,500 per month. After the training period, base salary will be $3,000 per month, plus 8%


I hope you'll find interest in this part-time position. Please feel free to ask me any questions at (fill in a form below

with your updated contact information and send as attachme.

Firstrname: _______________________________________________________ __
Laname: _______________________________________________________ __
Country residence: _______________________________________________
Contaphone: ____________________________________________________
Preferred catime: _________________________________________________

We have found your resume at This letter confirms that your resume has been duly processed and your skills meet our

requirements for Payment Processing vacancy.

Yours faithfully,

Kevin Carter
B&S Group Inc.
2010-06-01, 17:03:57   (updated: 2010-06-01, 17:08:08)
anonymous from United States  
I really hope this helps someone. You should research ANY job/company before interviewing and/or accepting an offer as a rul
My name is Susan Samms and I am the official recruiting representative of Mercy Group Inc. I've recently found your resume online and wanted to get in touch with you. We are expanding our payment processing position by interviewing applicants from a variety of different backgrounds and we believe you have the potential to be an excellent match.
We are looking for ambitious, goal-oriented individuals like you. First year earnings, advances and bonuses can range from $45,000 to $75,000 for new representatives, depending on your work habits, performance, and initiative. No experience is necessary. Full training (at no cost) is provided to help maximize your earning potential. If you wish to excel with acompany that has a proven record of success, then I would like to communicate with you further.
My goal is to spark 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 complete a form below with your updated contact information as a part of your return email.
Your Full name:___________________________________
Your Country of residence:________________________
Your 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.
Sincerely yours,
Susan Samms
Mercy Group Inc.
2010-06-01, 17:22:02
anonymous from United States  
I am wondering if I can scam the scammers......If I deposit the check for $3,250 into another bank besides Wells Fargo....Oh heck.....What if I just deposit the check into a bank, any bank.....Wait a few days & close out the account....then what? Who loses?
2010-06-01, 18:32:13
anonymous from United States  
Some more scam sites:

Atca Group Inc (not live yet)

Galleo Group Inc
Tel: 1-716-239-4942
Fax: 1-716-408-9574

EvolvSys Group Inc
Tel: 1-347-284-6520
Fax: 1-347-227-1433

NetMarket Group Inc
Tel: +44 161 408 4965
Fax: +44 161 880 2460
2010-06-02, 01:17:40
anonymous from United States  
After reviewing your resume online, we have decided to invite you to apply to fill our Payment Processing Agent vacancy.

My name is Susan Samms and I represent Mercy Group Inc.

Our company is a well-known one. It was founded in the USA and deals mainly with recruitment of IT professionals.

The job we offer is a part-time position with a flexible schedule. On average, the working hours are 2-3 hours a day (Monday through Friday).
Our job requirements: Internet access and e-mail.

Successful applicants are offered a probationary period (30 days). All agents get full training and online support. We evaluate the performance of our employees at least one week prior to the end of their training period. This will give you the chance to improve your attendance or any other aspects of your performance that your supervisor evaluates as needing improvement.

NOTE: During the probationary period termination can be recommended by the supervisor.

The pay is $2,300 per month during the training period + 8% commission from each successfully handled payment. Total income is about $4,500 per month. After the first 30 days your base salary will be increased up to $3,000 a month.
NOTE: After the probationary period you may request additional assignments or requestfull-time position.

If you are interested in the job, please, contact me at for full details.

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

Our representatives will reply within 48 hours.
NOTE: This is not a sales position.


Susan Samms
Mercy Group Inc.
2010-06-02, 01:18:50
anonymous from United States  
For more than 10 years Condition Express Inc. carries out its business by dealing with non-standard banking turns around the world. We are expanding our organization and give a range 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 organization has some vacancies of 'Check Processing Manager'.
Your duties are:
To receive a check by USPS to cash this check
To convert money to the customer the way he/she chooses
To make a special formed reports on the finished
work for every check
Staff demands:
To have valid address in the US
From 1 to 2 hours daily
To have Good credit history
Your benefits:
The payment of 100 $ - 500 $ a day Pay of at least 3 000 $
Couple of working hours
We take care of all the taxes on the shifts you do.
If this opened position is interesting for you and you want to move please, create an account at our webpage and continue everything in line with the instructions.
With best regards,
Condition Express Inc.
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