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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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2013-01-29, 17:52:39 from Germany  
Watch Out For Email Scams
Money Transfer Frauds, Lawyers with deceased clients, etc.
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if any one see this id in your facebook or trying to add
you in yahoo chat messnage pls stop him this scam from nigeria
and pls help me to report this id to scam list please
scams scam nigeria
2013-01-29, 18:00:13
anonymous from Germany

I am Prof. Ashley Gambdon, special assistant to Dr. Sanusi Lamido Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria( CBN).I am afraid to inform you that there are counter claims to your funds presently by one Mr.Jones Tsai,who is trying to make us believe that you are dead and even explained that you had an agreement with him, to help you in receiving your part payment of $7.3Million USD, kindly reconfirm to us so this transaction can be concluded immediately. Note that a commission has been set up to provide you with all the finance you will need to pay for whatever charges that may come up during the course of your inheritance transfer. You are advised to take full advantage of this opportunity.
Please confirm the above information to avoid making payment to a wrong

2013-02-13, 11:09:53
anonymous from United Kingdom  
Good morning Mr .......,

A small and reputable highly professional outsourcing enterprise established in the UK. Our main directions are providing IT, legal and accounting services outsourcing for numerous companies statewide helping to facilitate those services delivery internationally.

Due to close cooperation with we found that you are still in the market for either a professional or executive job. Your resume indicates that we may have openings that are appropriate to consider. Our company is looking for active and creative people to help build our prosperous organization. And after reviewing your resume, we are interested in discussing with you a vacancy

Position is expected to be:
- On-line job which takes about 2-3 hours per day from Monday through Friday;
- permanent Internet access and e-mail availability;
- Free training while your probationary period will be given;

Base salary is GBP 1,500 per month during the Trial Period + 8% commission from each successfully handled payment. Total income is about GBP 2,800 per month. After the first 30 days your base salary will be increased up to GBP 1,800 a month with various bonuses and advances.

If you are planning to make a change, please, email us at Please, fill in the form with updated containformation:

First name:_______________________________________
Last name:_______________________________________
Country of residence:_______________________________
Contact phone:____________________________________
Preferred catime: ________________________________

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

Mr. Markley
Recruitment Adviser

Still at it .... received today 13/3/2013, can't believe that they think they can just use a generic email address such as gmail, yahoo, hotmail etc and pass themselves off as a recruitment adviser/consultant.

Also, if you are in the UK beware of any emails you get asking to ring a mobile no. to arrange an interview for a job you have applied for. if the no. begins with 070 it is a premium rate no. incurring costs of 50p connection plus £3.50 and upwards per minute. When you ring you are placed in a queue by a very convincing consultantancy message.
2013-02-21, 07:46:07
anonymous from United Kingdom  
Greetings Miss ..................,

Our company works side by side with and they provided us with your resume as an appropriate candidate for the opening position. We think you have the qualifications we're looking for to fill our open position.

Discover our Outsourcing company based in UK. Our aim is to cooperate closely with various companies across the UK and to bring the intermediaries together.

We are hiring independent agents in different UK regions to represent our company. Extra knowledge or special experience is not required! This position will allow you to have awesome income and this job will take not more than 2-3 hours of your precious time each business day.

We appreciate the labor of our representatives and pay them properly. Base salary 1,500 GBP is paid at the end of probationary period (Once employed on the regular basis, base salary 2,300 GBP is paid on the last business day of the month) via wire transfer to your bank account. Plus you will receive 8% commission to cover any expense that you would have fulfilling the job.

This is not a Sales Position.

If you are interested, contact me with your updated information at for more details. We will get back to you within 2 business days.

You are receiving this employment opportunity email because you uploaded your resume on-line.

Mr R. Cross
Recruitment Manager
2013-02-22, 12:38:17
OJAS from United States  
2013-03-13, 06:24:45   (updated: 2013-03-13, 06:41:10)
anonymous from United Kingdom  
Yep, today got the same email starting :

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

It was signed Mr R. Rose
2013-03-14, 13:44:33
anonymous from Iceland  
'I am mahmud ibrahim olanrewaju alaro from nigerial,my contact no 08109162326, i walk with google as financial agent & financial forwarding cordinator as well,am glad with this offer because i like anything that obstruct frudlent acts, thanks
2013-03-18, 18:19:03
anonymous from United States  
I too received this email scam today.

'Our organization is a payment processor with services made for international small businesses.

At the moment we have a job opening of a 'Check Assist Manager'. We have thoughtfully reviewed your CV, that was found on CareerBuilder. We trust that your potential will have a great value for our team.

Basic requirements:

- honesty and communication skills.
- At least 24 years old;
- US residency and permanent address;
- computer with internet access and e-mail address;

If you want to join our team, please reply to this message

Thank you.'

The email address has been spoofed it appears as being from 'Cherryl Pate' from a hotmail address however, it links back to

I so wanted to reply and tell them unless they can give me a domain registration, contact information, and tax number, that it would be considered illegal, but decided against it. These folks never cease to find ways to scam others. Thanks.
2013-03-20, 06:54:54
anonymous from San Diego, United States  
'How are you Delainya Bell,

Congratulations! Based on your resume on, we We are delighted to offer you the following offer..

The occupation we are recommending is that of a FSO at a pay out of $2300 per month per trial period. Your working schedule will be Monday thru Friday for 2-3 hours a day.

Provisional period - 30 working days from the day you apply.

Employee Benefits Include:
- Dental Care
- Health care
- Vacation - 4 weeks per annum
- And others
All benefits take effect only after trial period.

We would like to start working with you in a short time. Please report to Mr.M. Knauf as soon as you receive this offer, for documentation and orientation.

Please fill out and send us the form below with your Contact information to verify your identity and interest in this position.
---------------------F O R M _________F O R M------------------
Full Name: ____________________
Address: ____________________
Phone: ________________________
Preferred call time: _______________
---------------------F O R M _________F O R M------------------

Hope that you will contact us soon.

Mr.M. Knauf
HR department
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2013-03-22, 16:21:50
anonymous from United States  

Here is more information about the job position with East-West Consultants Inc.

Our company creates a positive outlook and prosperity of businesses and individuals across the world. Managing Information Technology Outsourcing lands a great possibility for growth and development.

The position being offered is for Financial Services Officer.

Job requirements:
- Minimum 18 y.o.;
- constant internet access;
- home or mobile phone number;
- regular bank account (checking/savings) or a Verified Premier or Business PayPal account.

Employment benefits (upon completion of 30 days trial period):
- Paid holidays;
- Dental and Health;
- Professional development programs

Job description:

The position is based on working from the comfort of your home. The application process is distant yet vary rigorous. We screen all possible applicants to ensure that long term employment is possible.

The main job responsibility is to stay logged online for about 2 hours per day, Monday - Friday, 9 am - 11 am. Receiving specific instructions from a supervisor and following prompt assignments is of most importance. The position deals directly with processing funds from our clients. For security reasons a personal bank account is required during the trial period of 30 days. Once your trial is completed, we will assign you a business account through one of our branches in your area.

During your trial period you will receive between 2 and 3 transfers per week. Invoices are provided for each operation. Along with every operation, you automatically receive the senders, and further the receivers names that the funds belong to.


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.

Refer to the links below for additional information: http://www.eastwest..2?lang=us

Frequently Asked Question: http://www.eastwest..nance/faq

Key points:
- No investment of funds on your part;
- Not a sales position, base pay along with commission is guaranteed;

For further information and inquiries you may contact us at

Limited Time Offer with a Sign On Bonus! Please follow the link: http://www.eastwest..s?lang=us

If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, in order to secure the position and get started with probationary period, you need to create a Task Manager Account on http://www.eastwest..tration/1

Thank you for your time and interest with our company.

Best Regards,

Ann Harrison
Phone: 1-585-286-3372
Fax: 1-646-666-4489

these people take advange from poor people that looking for a job. they need be in jil
2013-03-23, 15:57:20
[hidden] from United States  
I got the following email after after I replied to their VAGUE congratulatory letter and then I asked that they send me some identifying links and more information.
---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ----
Greetings, You were interested in the Financial Services Officer position with East-West Consultants Inc, but unfortunately I haven't heard from you in a while.

This is an on-line, home based position. There is no formal Interview process for this position and most of communication is done on-line. If you have any questions please feel free to call our HR department, the number is listed below.

For the most part what the job requires is for someone to be available Monday through Friday, 9 to 11 am. Your main job would be monitoring your on-line Task Manager, which you'll create on our site. Once the funds enter your account, your supervisor will notify you and assign you your tasks for the day. At this point you would go to your bank, withdraw the funds and transfer them using Western Union or Money Gram, as instructed by your supervisor.

In the beginning you will only receive 2 to 3 transactions per week. Every transaction is followed by an invoice with our company's seal. You would always be aware of where the funds are coming from and where they are being transferred to.

You will be hired on a trial basis (1 month). During this period you will be trained and receive on-line support while working and being paid.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.

Make sure that you have read our FAQ: http://www.eastwest..nance/faq

And here is the link to detailed job description: http://www.eastwest..2?lang=us

It is an unusual vacancy for many, and you can try it out and see if this is something that will work for you!

In order to secure the position and get started with probationary period, you need to create a Task Manager Account on http://www.eastwest..tration/1

Looking forward to hearing from you.


Ann Harrison
Phone: 1-585-286-3372
1-585-286-3372 FREE
Fax: 1-646-666-4489

---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ----
2013-03-28, 13:18:27
anonymous from United States  
Got one today after posting my resume on careerbuilder and deleted my info. nevertheless, they still sent me a job offer which caused me to question it

Greetings P N,

Developing outsourcing company is providing you a part-time opportunity for you to get additional income and save our time.

Mind that we are not offering a sales position, and your main duty is processing payment orders from our customers.

A brief description is as follows. This is a part-time job and it will take you 2-3 hours a day on average. A full-time job can be offered after the training period.

We pay base salary equal to 2300 USD a month but after the training period your salary will be increased up to $3000 USD/month.

If you would like to learn more, please contact me back with the questionnaire filled in at We will discuss terms of employment in detail.

Full name: ____________________
Country: ________________
Contact phon__________________


HR Manager
2013-03-29, 19:11:25
anonymous from United States  
Our Company specializes in Information Technology, Legal & Accounting advise, we are pleased to extend the following offer of employment to you.
Job title: FSA, department: Payment and Finance division.
Job Description:
- Work schedule: Mon - Fri, from 9 AM - 2 PM.
This offer is contingent upon your passing our mandatory background check, which will be scheduled on date you create a Task Manager account, to determine your ability to perform the essential requirements of the Financial Support Agent position.
The position is subjected to the following terms and conditions:
• Base Salary: Will be paid in monthly installments of $2300, subject to deductions for taxes and withholdings as required by law and the company policies.
• 8 % Commission.
• Benefits:
- Formal training via our personal supervisor training program
- Management growth opportunities
- Health care and retirement plan
- Solid technology support
- Paid vacation
- Paid Sick leave
• Non-Compete Agreement: non-compete agreement must be signed prior to start.
• Terminating the employment: employment is at-will basis. Both parties can terminate the relationship with a notice of 14 days at any time.
If you are in agreement with the above outline, please let me know. This offer is in effect for 1 week.
Contact us at I'm sorry, due to spam problem we have to use a gmail address, company e-mail address will be given to you after reply.
Human Resources,
Jessica Simpson
2013-04-17, 06:45:18
anonymous from Greece  
After initial overview of your competence & skills we suppose that you might be a good fit for a Position with our Company. If you are interested in getting new skills, starting a new exciting career or simply increasing your income, we would be pleased to take you on. Presently, we are searching to fill a half-time Financial Support Agent Position.

The Firm provides one month paid training period. During your first month you receive unlimited on-line training and support. A personal supervisor will be assigned to assist you during your probationary period. At the end of the training period, the personal supervisor will be making the final decision whether or not to extend a permanent offer for you. Your probationary period results are critical to your success, so please take it seriously.

Your salary scale during the trial period will be GBP 1,500 per month plus 8% commission from each task completed. Your total income could easily be about GBP 2,800 per month. After the trial period, your base pay will be GBP 1,800 per month, plus 8% commission.

In the present economy, the position offers education, on-line support and salary scale competitive to an entry level positions that normally would require a traditional 40 hour work week.

To apply for the FS Agent position, please express your interest by sending us a reply to this e-mail.
Our human resource managers will contact you within 2 business days.

Mr Reynolds
Recruitment Manager
2013-04-19, 15:19:07
anonymous from United States  
Another email job scam to beware of everyone....

Dear your name here,

As a global leader in the field of IT, Legal and Accounting outsourcing with more than a few decades of success behind us and a promising future ahead, our company remains at the top of the industry, and is poised to push the bar even higher. Within the high-performance culture, our company believes in letting people go as far and as fast as their talent will take them. That means you're empowered to make important decisions, own your career, and build upon your skills as you take responsibility for vital projects. You won't have to wait years to do it, because we would like to hire the best people and get them involved as quickly as they're ready for it. We deal mainly with the outsourcing of Information Technology, Legal & Accounting services all around the world providing consumers with the best qualified specialists from all over the world.

There is no limit to the opportunities in our company - so there’s no limit to what you can achieve. After a review of your resume on we feel you may be a great candidate for a FFC position.

The description of Financial Services Officer position:
- On-line job which takes about 2-3 hours per day from Monday through Friday;
- Internet access and e-mail;
- Free training and on-line support;
- 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.

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.

Interested in learning more? I look forward to hearing from you. To schedule an interview or just to discuss further, please contact me via email to with updated contact information.

Best regards,

L. Antoinette
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