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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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2013-04-23, 12:20:35
anonymous from United States  
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Here is what I received today (April 23, 2013) from J. Simpson (if that is a real name):

Hi,

The Company I represent is giving you a chance to earn more and get a stable monthly income.

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 you'll work 2-3 hours a day on average. A full-time job can be offered after the training period.

We offer quite a high salary for short daily availability. It will amount up to 2,300 USD a month plus percentage for every successful transaction.

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

========FORM*********FORM==========
Full name: ____________________
Country: ________________
Contact phon__________________

========FORM*********FORM==========



Best Wishes,
HR Assistant
2013-04-25, 08:20:42
anonymous from United Kingdom  
Good day Mr **********,

We have found your CV at totaljobs.com. I'm glad to offer you the post of Financial Support Agent with InfoTech Direct Limited. Starting salary is 27,000+ on an annual basis, plus commission. Benefits: health, life, disability and dental insurance coverage are available after successful completion of 30 days of probationary period.

Job Title for Financial Support Agent.: You'll be submitting and receiving funds from our clients, insuring that every transaction is executed in timely manner.

I shall be grateful if you will let me know in writing whether you accept the offer on these terms and conditions, so I can submit some more information about further registration process.

Please reply to this e-mail with your name and position you're applying for.

Sorry for using Gmail address for communication, the company e-mail address will be provided once you reply to this letter.

Thank You,
Mr H. Reynolds
HR Manager
2013-05-01, 21:41:40
anonymous  
I received similar email from Rodney Swift at Petile investments. Sent it to tsst@careerbuilder.com and....received email from them in 5 mins that it is a Payment processing or re-shipping scam.
2013-05-01, 21:44:50
anonymous  
Email from Rodney swift at petile investments..careerbuilder says its a scam

SCAM SCAM SCAM


Assistant Manager Position    
Dear XXX

Our HR department's specialists discovered your resume and therefore they delivered it over to me for further review concerning our open assistant manager position. After thorough and independent review I reckon that you would be a useful addition to our establishment.

WHO WE ARE:

At present our company is continuing to expand its operation abroad, namely in the United states, and altogether with expanding the network of branch offices, the number of staff members will also expand.

At the moment our company is in search of active and self-confident people who are eager to start working for a vibrant and high-developing company.

You will be working together with members of our positive managerial team, being in charge of assisting regional business managers in processing investment requests and maintaining high satisfaction level of our clients. Another part of your job will be maintaining contacts with our business partners and overseas managers, carrying out reporting procedures concerning our US customers and notifying your supervisor about customer requests or any other notifications that you'll receive daily. In addition, you will answer for distributing our clients' investment requests by circulating them to the corresponding departments.

OUR BENEFITS:

The assistant manager position, starting off with a basic paid training, evolves into an interesting and challenging job with a flexible schedule which involves tackling both off-site and on-site tasks. We will provide you with all benefits, paid overtime, special bonus and award schemes and a welcoming working atmosphere.

The work hours are standard: full-time workload from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

The basic rate is 20 USD per hour, paid every 4 weeks. The bonus payment, amounting to 10% of your monthly salary, is paid monthly.

This is not a sales position and there are no start-up fees or deposits to be made prior or after taking this position.

If you are interested in learning more and joining us, please REPLY to my e-mail including your personal tracking code for this position: Bhakti-85500

Once I receive your reply I will send you a brief application form, which is required to schedule and make-out the upcoming phone interview with one of our representatives.

If I do not hear from you within 5 days, I will remove your resume from our database and no further contact will be made.
I look forward to speaking and working with you!

Sincerely,
Rodney Swift,
HR manager.


PLEASE NOTE: You have been sent this email because we saw something in your resume that would indicate to us a potential fit for the current position.
2013-09-11, 04:25:40
anonymous  
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same e-mail received from: Knyvett Sanjana <fytijiredumo@hotmail.com>;

The content is:

Hello XX,
Our organization is a payment processor with services made for international small businesses.

At the moment we have a vacant position of a 'Check Assist Manager'. We have carefully reviewed your CV, that was found on careerbuilder.com. I trust that your knowledge will have a great value for our team.

Job requirements:

- computer skills and e-mail address;
- customer service orientation and communication skills.
- US citizeship and permanent address;
- Age: at least 24;
NO FEE IS REQUIRED FOR ENTERING THE JOB.

For more information and to apply, please reply to this email
2013-10-04, 07:48:46
anonymous from United States  
I just got a email stating that this ' IT' company would like to hire me as a part time financial support agent. I just found it really suspicious. The hours were Mon-Fri from 9-11am and the pay was $2300 a month. I just think that sounds a little to good to be true. The ladies name was Betty Espino. Has anyone had this same kind of email? Here was her email to me:.....

I represent the Company specializing in IT. We perform a variety of functions that range from installing applications to designing complex computer networks and information databases. A few of the duties that IT professionals perform may include networking, database and software design, as well as management and administration of entire systems. Information technology is starting to spread further than the conventional personal computer and network technologies, and more into integrations of other technologies such as the use of cell phones, televisions, automobiles, and more, which is increasing the demand for such jobs.

This letter confirms our employment offer to you as a part time Financial Support Agent.

This offer is subjected to the following:
• Work schedule:
- Mon - Fri, from 9 AM - 11 AM.

• Job Requirements:
- High School graduate or equivalent
- Computer skills including internet, e-mail, word processing
- A stable work history
- You must be a self-starter and able to complete tasks with minimal supervision
- All applicants will be required to complete a background check
- Free training provided, so experience is not required
- NOT A SALES OR MLM MARKETING POSITION

• Your salary shall be $2300 per month and is subjected to taxes deductions and other withholding deductions as required by law.
• In accepting our employment offer and until you sign the formal job contract, you certify that your employment has not entered into a contractual status.

Contact us at choice.careera@gmail.com. I'm sorry, due to spam problem we have to use a g-mail address, company e-mail address will be revealed to you after your reply.

Thanks,

Human Resources
Betty Espino
2013-10-09, 11:10:17
anonymous from United States  
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Hello All, Just received the following email which looks to be similar:

Hi XXXX XXXX,

Our Company specializes in Information Technology, Legal & Accounting advise, we are pleased to extend the following offer of employment to you.

Job title: Financial Services Officers, department: Payment processing 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:
• Compensation: 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 2 weeks at any time.

If you are in agreement with the above outline, please let me know. This offer is in effect for 7 days.
Contact us at manley.hr.dep@gmail.com. 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.

Respectfully,

Human Resources,
Ms. Manley
2013-10-14, 12:54:57
anonymous  
I received one of these also. Actually sent the first set of forms for employment, now they want the processing to go through PayPal. They do not ask for any account numbers or personal info other than your PayPal account address and get a PP debit card. Not sure if I want to keep stringing along or not though.
2013-11-04, 17:26:06
anonymous from Fremont, United States  
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Hi, i am interested in your job opportunity, please contact me by email,or phone. My email account is fredbrown960@gmail.com My phone number is 925-348-9709
2013-11-15, 13:33:31
anonymous from Kaukauna, United States  
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Here is one I just recieved. Almost word for word with some of them!

How are you

Our company works side by side with careerbuilder.com and they provided us with your resume as an appropriate candidate for the opened position. We looked through it and decided that your skills meet our basic requirements for our opening.

Company we represent is a small but respectful in Outsourcing market which is located in the United States. The main target is to achieve fruitful communications and cooperation between US outsourcing legal, accounting and IT services with international market in these areas.

On average the working hours are 2-3 hours/day, Monday to Friday, but it’s possible to create a customized schedule that will work for both our company and you as our employee.

Job details:
- receive and process payments from our worldwide customers;
- part-time job (full time job can also be offered soon);
- working hours are 2-3 hours a day (Monday - Friday);
- Internet access and e-mail availability.

We appreciate the labor of our representatives and pay them properly. Base salary ($2300)is paid at the end of probationary period (Once employed on the regular basis, base salary ($3000) 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.

There are no start up costs!

If we sparked your interest and you'd like to know more, please e-mail your updated contact information at tomaslang14@gmail.com. Our human resource managers will contact you within 2 business days.

This letter confirms that your resume has been studied thoroughly and your skills meet our basic requirements for the new position.

Thanks,

Thomas Lang
2014-01-24, 19:02:10
anonymous from United States  
This was received 1/24/2014 .....

After reviewing your resume posted at the careerbuilder.com website, we believe that you are a possible match for an Financial Support Agent position within our company

Our organization, registered and based in the United States (but widely recognized outside the country), is a provider of the best outsourcing software development services and solutions at the best rates. We provide our services to various onshore and offshore companies which are in need of quality software products.

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: You must have reliable internet connection at home.

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

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 $2,300 per month plus commission. Total income, considering the current volume of clients, will be up to $4,500 per month. After you successfully pass the training period, your base salary will be increased up to $3,000 per month.

If you are interested in this employment opportunity and would like to learn more about the Independent agent position, please e-mail your contact information, and a phone number we can reach you at, in reply to this message.
Our human resource managers will contact you within 2 business days.

Best regards,
HR Manager
Lisa Cowan

2014-02-11, 15:59:16
anonymous  
I knew this was a scam because the reply-to email was different from the from address, and there was no phone number in the email signature.

nader_matoussi@hotmail.fr

anka721gg@gmail.com


Hello <name>,
a successful firm is looking for
candidates who are willing to join our
company and grow in a professional
way every day.

I am pleased to make you the following
job offer. The vacancy I am writing
about is that of Check Assist Manager.
We have decided to write you after
viewing your resume on CareerBuilder.
It seems you have met our obligatory
requirements for successful job, and
would be a right applicant to extend
you an offer for our vacant job.

Essential Functions:

- Ensure great customer service and
attention to detail
- Other routine functions as assigned
- Following witten instructions
- Ensure your tasks are completed in
time
- Ensure accurate reporting
This vacancy demands a self-motivation with strong attention to
detail, strong customer service, a
honesty, interpersonal communication
skills, ability to use PC and Internet and
the ability to perform your duties by
yourself.

Job requirements:

- US residency.
- High School diploma is a must;
- Ability to work from home and take
responsibility;
- An opportunity to check your email
daily;
YOU DON'T NEED TO PAY ANYTING TO
START WORK

Your possible compensation package
per week depends ONLY on your
energy. The starting rate of
compensation is $650-850$ per week.

My purpose is to spark your interest. I
trust that you find our offering
reasonable and rational.

If you want to apply for this position,
please reply to this email
We are certain you will make a
significant contribution to the success
of our professional group and look
forward to welcoming you to our team.

Yours Faithfully, Human Resources
2014-02-13, 19:27:49   (updated: 2014-02-13, 19:35:34)
anonymous from United States  
I knew this was a scam because there is no company name, no number to contact them with, and anyone in their right mind would love to earn up to 4,500 monthly.

How are you (my name)

Company we are representing is small but respectful in IT Outsourcing market which is situated in United States. Main aim is to achieve simpler communications between USA outsourcing IT services with international market in this area.
We are now looking for new qualified staff to represent our company in USA. A few hours a day, that's all what needed to fulfil the requirements of this position.
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 Support Agent 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.
In the beginning, you would be hired on a 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 $2,300 per month, plus 8% commission from each transaction endured. Total income, given the current volume of clients, could easily amount to $4,500 per month. After the training period, your base salary will increase to $3,000 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 resume to: action.innovatus@gmail.com
Our human resource managers will contact you within 2 business days.
Best regards,
HR Recruiter


added bonus I googled the email and came across this:



Good morning george ratherson,

Company we are representing is small but respectful in IT Outsourcing market which is situated in United States. Main aim is to achieve simpler communications between USA outsourcing IT services with international market in this area.

We are now looking for new qualified staff to represent our company in USA. A few hours a day, that's all what needed to fulfil the requirements of this position.

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 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 $2,300 USD per month, plus 8% commission from each transaction processed. Total income, given the current volume of clients, could easily amount to $4,500 USD per month. After the training period, your base salary will increase to $3,000 USD 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 resume to: hr.bricks.job@gmail.com
We will contact you shortly with more information

Regards,
HR Assistant
Bill
2014-03-01, 18:07:27
anonymous from United States  
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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. We found your resume and are very impressed! We think you have the qualifications we're looking for to fill our open position.

The description of FSA position:
-     Two to three hours a day performing your duties over the Internet is sufficient for this position;
-     permanent Internet access and e-mail availability;
-     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.

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.

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

Sincerely yours,

K. Brown

2014-03-05, 14:39:15
Musasizijulius@gmail.Com from Iceland  
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Am Julius from uganda am looking a job for friut picking my contact 0783779195


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