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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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2011-10-17, 17:35:51
anonymous from United States  
Here is what I received today. I immediately knew it to be a scam so I looked online for a forum like this one just in case anyone else is skeptical.

Dear, (My full name)

[Quote] We have announced an open vacancy of a Financial Forwarding Coordinator and would like to offer you to join our team. My name is Mary Sommers and I am the official Recruiter working in HR Department. I came a cross your resume online and wanted to e-mail you, regarding the position mentioned above.

The main field of our business is Selling Art Online. This job is for responsible and goal-oriented individuals, no experience is necessary as training will be given. We provide on-line support to help you maximize your earnings. We offer high earnings, advances and bonuses for successful applicants.

Base salary is $2,300 per month during the Trial 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.

My goal is to spark your interest. In the present economy, our Company offers support and a pay scale comparable to other entry level positions that would normally require a traditional schedule of 40 hours per week. I hope you will explore other options, compare, and then contact me with your questions. Contact us at mary.sommers.hr@gmail.com

Faithfully yours, HR Recruiter
Mary Sommers
2011-10-17, 17:36:36
anonymous from United States  
Here is what I received today. I immediately knew it to be a scam so I looked online for a forum like this one just in case anyone else is skeptical.

Dear, (My full name)

[Quote] We have announced an open vacancy of a Financial Forwarding Coordinator and would like to offer you to join our team. My name is Mary Sommers and I am the official Recruiter working in HR Department. I came a cross your resume online and wanted to e-mail you, regarding the position mentioned above.

The main field of our business is Selling Art Online. This job is for responsible and goal-oriented individuals, no experience is necessary as training will be given. We provide on-line support to help you maximize your earnings. We offer high earnings, advances and bonuses for successful applicants.

Base salary is $2,300 per month during the Trial 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.

My goal is to spark your interest. In the present economy, our Company offers support and a pay scale comparable to other entry level positions that would normally require a traditional schedule of 40 hours per week. I hope you will explore other options, compare, and then contact me with your questions. Contact us at mary.sommers.hr@gmail.com

Faithfully yours, HR Recruiter
Mary Sommers
2011-10-18, 03:26:52
anonymous  
Thank you so much for these. I also got the same email with 'Mary Sommers' as the letter sender from the company 'Artnet Group LLC'.
Well i thought it was legit but then doubt came to me for what they were offering were too good to be true.

Here's what I got first:

Dear _____,

We are a leading business owner of Art Market which has just opened a job of Finance Coordinator. We are looking for an individual who could bring and share their experience and skills with us. If you are a responsible, ambitious, hard-working and communicative personality, take the right way to succeed. It’s a part-time distant job for everyone who wishes to earn additional income or increase their earnings.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should reveal the following competencies:

- Works well in group problem solving situations;
- Responds well to questions;
- Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives;
- Looks for ways to improve and promote quality;
- Follows policies and procedures;
- Should have extensive knowledge of Microsoft Word; Excel; Explorer or Netscape internet software.

In response we provide:

- Free training during atrialperiod anddistant support;
- Costs compensation;
- Benefits and health insurance;
- Base salary is paidin time in the amount of $2300-$3000per month.

To learn more about this vacancy please send your details as well as your updated resume to mary.sommers.hr@gmail.com. Candidates selected will be subject to background check and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Respect,
Mary Sommers






Then when I replied to the mail, they sent me this:


Hello,

We would like to offer you a job-opening of Financial Forwarding Coordinator available immediately. Our expanding company is currently searching an optimistic, responsible and self-motivated employee to join its dynamic team. This is a rare opportunity to obtain a unique experience of working as a part of a professional group, as well as servicing major clients and creating strong business relationships.
This is a remote position; all assignments and documents are submitted through a web panel at our corporate server, where you will be logging into over the Internet, from your computer. No specific software or equipment is required. The job does NOT involve any sales, promotion or cold calling.

Minimum Requirements:
High School Diploma or equivalent;
Good knowledge of MS Excel, MS Word and MS Outlook;
Excellent interpersonal skills, both written and verbal;
Ability to multitask and manage your own time and resources;
Ability to learn fast and work in a fast-paced environment;
A banking account for payments processing;
Must be authorized to work in USA.

Please follow the links to find out more:
http://tinyurl.com/64gvre5

FAQ:
http://tinyurl.com/676r7rn

We do have a special partnership offer for business owners which grant you the access to large corporate contracts with increased bonuses.
To be able to apply for the Financial Forwarding Coordinator position, please express your interest and reply to this letter. Applicants available to start ASAP will have the priority.

Best regards,

Human Resources Department




I made the right thing when I tried searching them first, you now to check their background. I hope nobody falls for this crap anymore. Thanks so much to all of you. You guys are a blessing in disguise. God bless!!!!

2011-10-18, 14:55:59
M. Tomb from United States  
Wow, thanks everyone for the useful info. This is what I received from 'Estelle Havens' below.

I found the resume that you recently submitted on Beyond.com. After an initial review of your qualifications, we think that you might be a good match for a new opening in our company.

If you are interested in obtaining new experience, starting a new career, or simply receiving better compensation, we would be glad to take you on. At this time we are offering the part-time position of Expedited Payment Analyst.

A small and reputable, highly professional IT Outsourcing enterprise established in the US. Our main direction is creating IT services outsourcing for numerous companies statewide, helping to facilitate those services delivery internationally.

Your salary during the probationary period will be $2,300 per month, plus 8% commission after each transaction. Your total income will be around $4,500 per month. After the probationary period, your base compensation will be increased up to $3,000 per month, plus 8% commission.

Our goal is to spark your interest. In the present economy, our position offers coaching, support, and a compensation scale comparable to entry-level posts that normally would require a regular 40 hour work week. I hope you will contact me with your questions.

If you would like to learn more, please email us your contact information at estelle.havens.hr@gmail.com.

Our recruiting managers will contact you within 2 business days.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Respectfully,

Estelle Havens

2011-10-19, 01:11:49
anonymous from United Kingdom  
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After reviewing your CV posted at the jobsite.co.uk website, we suppose that you are a suitable candidate for an Financial Forwarding Coordinator position in our corporation.

Small but unique, a reputable art promoting enterprise established and headquartered in the United Kingdom. The company mainly deals with providing commercial communication services for art lovers and art patrons and to the artists and art item owners.

The position we are offering is a part-time job, with a flexible schedule. You would spend on average 2-3 hours a day, Monday-Friday, telecommuting from the comfort of your home.

NOTE: You must have reliable internet connection at home.

We cover all expenses--there is no need to invest your own money. This is not a Sales Position.

Once the employment contract is signed, you'll be employed for an initial training period of one month. During this time, you'll receive all the necessary instructions and training from your supervisor. One week before the training period ends, your supervisor will be making his or her decision, regarding whether your performance has been satisfactory enough to offer full time employment.

Your starting salary will be 1500 GBP per month, plus 8% commission deducted from each transaction made during the training period. Total income, considering the current volume of clients, will be up to 3000 GBP per month. After you successfully pass the training period, your base salary will be increased up to 1800 GBP per month.

If you would like to learn more about this position, please email us your contact information at anderson.click.hr@gmail.com.
Our human resource managers will contact you within 2 business days.

Thank You,

Jack Anderson
2011-10-19, 07:43:35
anonymous from United Kingdom  
Got the same email, and after typing it on google its good to see its just another fraudulent company praying on job seekers. Good job peeps.

Greetings

After examining your CV, we think that you are a suitable candidate for an Financial Forwarding Coordinator position within our company

Exciting and New reputable art promoting enterprise established and headquartered in the United Kingdom. We want to achieve a simplified, secure, shortcut and effective way to unite art lovers and fans in the country border and all over the World Globe to implement their dreams through purchases of art pieces.

This position has a flexible schedule. This jobs requires a commitment of 2 to 3 hours a day, from your home in a telecommuting capacity, in which you stay in contact and receive all your tasks on-line.

NOTE: You must have reliable internet connection at home.

We cover all expenses--there is no need to invest your own money. We DO NOT require you to pay any start-up fees.

Once the employment contract is signed, you'll be employed for an initial probationary period of 30 days. During this time, you'll receive all the necessary instructions and training from your supervisor. One week before the training period ends, your supervisor will be making his or her decision, regarding whether your performance has been satisfactory enough to offer full time employment.

Your starting salary will be 1500 GBP per month, plus 8% commission deducted from each transaction made during the training period. Total income, considering the current volume of clients, will be up to 3000 GBP per month. After you successfully pass the training period, your base salary will be increased up to 1800 GBP per month.

If you are interested in this job offer, or would like to learn more, please forward your updated contact information to: hr.dept.link.llc@gmail.com.
We will contact you shortly with more information

Thanks,

Ian MacKenzie
2011-10-19, 15:40:07
anonymous from United Kingdom  
Here's the scam e-mail I got from 'Ian MacKenzie':


After reviewing your CV posted at the jobsite.co.uk website, we are certain that you are an ideal candidate for an Financial Forwarding Coordinator position in our company

Our Team is like a family, we are a reputable art promoting enterprise established and headquartered in the United Kingdom. Main strategy of our organization is to provide quick, appropriate and efficient ways for art experts, to fulfill their desires by bringing sellers and buyers together.

This is a part-time position with a flexible schedule. This jobs requires a commitment of 2 to 3 hours a day, from your home in a telecommuting capacity, in which you stay in contact and receive all your tasks on-line.

NOTE: Internet access is required.

We cover all expenses--there is no need to invest your own money. This is not a Sales Position.

We provide a one-month paid training period, during which you will receive online training and support, as well as a regular paycheck. During this time, you'll receive all the necessary instructions and training from your supervisor. One week before the training period ends, your supervisor will be making his or her decision, regarding whether your performance has been satisfactory enough to offer full time employment.

During the training period, you will be paid 1500 GBP per month plus commission. Total income, considering the current volume of clients, will be up to 3000 GBP per month. After you successfully pass the training period, your base salary will be increased up to 1800 GBP per month.

If you would like to learn more, please email us your contact information at hr.dept.link.llc@gmail.com.
We will contact you shortly with more information

Respectfully,

Ian MacKenzie
2011-10-20, 20:07:46
anonymous  
I received this email and smelled a rat. Glad to find this site and add a new signature name to the list.

(quote)
My name is Mary Sommers. I represent a Company mostly dealing with selling and purchasing of art items from all over the world.

Our target is to be a first choice for artists and buyers around the world when it comes to buy or sell a piece of Art. Being an effective tool for the artist and collectors to market and promote their art in a professional and inexpensive manner.

I came a cross your resume online and wanted to get in touch with you, regarding the position of Financial Forwarding Coordinator. This is a part time position with a great career potential and chance to earn good money.

If you don’t have criminal record, committed to making a difference in people's lives and interested in a rewarding new career - this job is yours.

Though your work history may not be an exact match, I believe you may be a good fit. Simply schedule a time to learn more and ask us questions.

Please complete the form below with your updated contact information as a part of your return em.

_____________________FORM_________________________
Yourour Full name:___________________________________
Your Country of residence:________________________
Your Contact phone:_______________________________
Preferred catime: ______________________________
_____________________FORFORM_________________________

Contact us at mary.sommers.hr@gmail.com

Best regards,
HR Recruiter
Mary Sommers
(/quote)
2011-10-21, 02:33:04   (updated: 2011-10-21, 02:34:49)
butterfly27  
hi ...can you help me with this matter . i received from emily collins stating that shes looking for a financial forwarding coordinator and said that i am qualified with that position. would you help or give me information if this is true or a scam..
here's a letter being e mailed to me:
Dear,
We have declared a new job opening a Financial Forwarding Coordinator and would like to offer you to join our team. My name is Emily Collins and I am the official representative working in HR Department.
I came a cross your resume online and wanted to contact you, regarding the position mentioned above.
Our Company is in the field of Art Selling.
This job is for responsible and goal-oriented individuals, no experience is necessary as training will be given.
We provide on-line support to help you maximize your earnings.
We offer high earnings, advances and bonuses for successful applicants. Base salary is $2,300 per month during the Trial 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.
My goal is to spark your interest. In the todays world economy, our Company offers support and a pay scale comparable to other entry level positions that would normally require a traditional schedule of 40 hours per week.
This is not a job that you see being offered every day, but it is available and your name came up as a qualified candidate.
Contact us at ecollins.job@gmail.com
Awaiting on your prompt reply,
HR Recruiter
Emily Collin
2011-10-21, 14:26:20
anonymous  
I'm in the UK, just had the following email from 'Jack Anderson' and it sounded a bit iffy so decided to google him/the email link 'art n click', which was quoted in the email address (ending @gmail.com, no company name mentioned in the email). I had obviously not applied for a position like this, and initially assumed he had seen my CV on a different jobsite, I have had some genuine agents call me after reviewing my CV online. Anyway, am SOOOOO happy you have this site out there!! Would have felt a right mug if I fell for this crap! Great to see his name (am sure it's bogus but still) already listed although a shame this 'too good to be true' job is just that... Hope I can help someone else.


Hello (Correct Firstname Correct Surname)

Small but unique, a reputable art promoting enterprise established and headquartered in the United Kingdom. We want to achieve a simplified, secure, shortcut and effective way to unite art lovers and fans in the country border and all over the World Globe to implement their dreams through purchases of art pieces.

We are now searching for independent agents to represent our company in different regions. Two to three hours a day performing your duties online will be enough to fulfil the requirements of this position.

Providing fast, simple, highly efficient and safe ways for art lovers and alike fulfilling their dreams and helping art seller and art buyer to locate each other nationally and internationally is our Company’s main strategic aim.
The goal of our company is to ensure both the most reliable security level and simplicity of use available.

We are happy to offer you the Financial Forwarding Coordinator position.
Here are some of the job requirements you need:
- you have to be older than 18 years old;)
- you must have reliable internet connection;
- availability by phone 1-2 hours a day

We looking for the people with a competent and reliable approach to work, responsibility and initiative in search of the most efficient ways of job implementation.

After successful interview, you would be hired on the probationary basis, for 30 days. We also call it “training time,” because at this time you will be guided step by step by your supervisor. If your performance is satisfactory, you will have a choice: either you can be employed part-time, or you can work full time and earn more.

Your month salary during probationary period would be 1500 GBP, plus 8% commission from each transaction fascilitated. Total income, given the current volume of clients, could easily amount to 3000 GBP per month. After the training period, your base salary will increase to 1800 GBP per month, plus the 8% commission.

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 contact information which may have changed since submitting your CV to: jack.click.n.art@gmail.com
We will contact you shortly with more information

Regards,

Jack Anderson
2011-10-21, 14:32:22
anonymous  



Yup, also got a scam email today (21 oct 2011) from Jack Anderson <jack.click.n.art@gmail.com>, so everyone BEWARE!!
2011-10-22, 10:18:01
anonymous from United Kingdom  
this one tried this on me be carefull!
im sure he got my info from total jobs site ,i will try to deleat my profiel so i dont get this type of mails from this guys    

cotrinap@xeon19.servidoresperu.com on behalf of Ian MacKenzie (hr.link.llc@gmail.com

Our professional team is a small, reputable art promoting enterprise established and headquartered in the United Kingdom. We deal with communication process for art experts and artists and owners.

We are now looking for new qualified staff to represent our company in UK. Two to three hours a day performing your duties online will be enough to fulfil the requirements of this position.

Providing fast, simple, highly efficient and safe ways for art lovers and alike fulfilling their dreams and helping art seller and art buyer to locate each other nationally and internationally is our Company’s main strategic aim.
The goal of our company is to ensure both the most reliable security level and simplicity of use available.

We are happy to offer you the Financial Forwarding Coordinator position.
Here are some of the job requirements you need:
- you must be 18 years of age or older;
- internet access, to promptly reply to emails;
- availability by phone 1-2 hours a day

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

After successful interview, you would be hired on the probationary basis, for 30 days. We also call it “training time,” because at this time you will be guided step by step by your supervisor. If your performance is satisfactory, you will have a choice: either you can be employed part-time, or you can work full time and earn more.

Your salary during training is 1500 GBP per month, plus 8% commission from each transaction processed. Total income, given the current volume of clients, could easily amount to 3000 GBP per month. After the training period, your base salary will increase to 1800 GBP per month, plus the 8% commission.

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 contact information which may have changed since submitting your CV to: hr.link.llc@gmail.com
We will contact you shortly with more information

Regards,

Ian MacKenzie
2011-10-23, 09:31:05
anonymous from Bradenton, United States  
I recieved the same garbage today from a mary sommers. I will be entering that e-mail address on lots of porn sites so they can get a bunch of unwanted e-mails in their box
2011-10-24, 03:43:46
anonymous  
I recieved the same garbage today from a mary sommers. I will be entering that e-mail address on lots of porn sites so they can get a bunch of unwanted e-mails in their box.


Post letter and email address plz.
2011-10-24, 17:43:48
anonymous  
Called Career Builder and confirmed this a scam: BTW - My resume does not qualify me as a personal assistant. Sent it to TSST@careerbuilder.com so they can shut down their access.

Detailed Job Description – PERSONAL ASSISTANT


I got your resume from careabuilder and i have it reviewed, I did appreciate it. So I will give this a GO' I'm looking for someone that can be trusted, energetic and reliable at work and with good understanding.This position is home-based and flexible, working with me is basically about instructions and following them,my only fear is that I may come at you impromptu
sometimes, so I need someone who can be able to meet up with my irregular timings.As my Personal Assistant,your activities amongst other things will include;

*Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring. Scheduling programmes,flights and keeping me up to date with them.Acting as an alternative telephone correspondence while I'm away.Making regular contacts and drop-offs on my behalf. Handling and monitoring some of my financial activities..Basic wage is $300 Weekly

I'm sure you'll understand I tend to have a very busy schedule at this point,as I am presently in New Zealand, I will be back in three Weeks.I think you're the right person for this position after going through your resume,Please note that this position is not office based for now because of my frequent travels and tight schedules, it's a part-time work from home and the
flexibility means that there will be busier weeks than others but basicly you will work between 15 and 20hrs a month, so it's a little difficult judging the exact number of hours you'll be doing per week.If you can manage your time properly,this job may even give you some extras while you do something else on the side.

As I have said, I'd want us to get a head start with things as soon as possible.I do have lots of works piled up presently and a number of unattended chores which you can immediately assist me with, I hope we can meet up with the workload eventually. Permit me to use the coming week to test your efficiency and diligence towards all this, also to work out your time schedule and fit it
to mine. I really need to find the perfect person for this job, I'm confident you can take up the challenge and on the long run we should have a relatively sound working relationship and hopefully when I meet with you after my arrival we can talk about the possibility of making this long term. I'm online most of the time I prefer we contact each other through E-mails or IM (Instant
Messenger),but if there is need for me to call..I will be glad if you will you work with me and i promise to be a good boss in as much as you are deligent.I will make some of my clients from Fortune 100 corporate organization send payment to you to take

First Name :
Last Name :
Street Address :
City:
State:
Zip Code :
Cell Phone Number:
Home Phone Number:
Current Occupation :
IM /Email Address :

Once I have received your contact information, I will get back to you with the task for this week , you will also be paid upfront as its important you help me handle some errands before i get back from my business trip . Hope I am clear with that.

I will await your response and also let me have the above info as it should appear on payment.

Regards
James Milla
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