Craigslist receptionist job (Alex Hamilton)

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Scam Alert 1

Fraudulent. A LEGITIMATE COMPANY IDENTITY OR AN INDIVIDUAL IDENTITY HAS BEEN STOLEN OR A BOGUS ONE CREATED

These job postings are an attempt to lure you into cashing counterfeit checks and have you wire funds via Western Union  or MoneyGram

Essentially You Become A Money or RePackage Mule

Understanding The Cyber Theft Ring  
 Money Mule Explained 
Washingtonpost.com by Brian Kerbs
Interview With A Money Mule


I got an email from humanresources@xtremesolutionz.info from Alex Hamilton and just by looking at the email address you know it is definitely not right. There’s no company information AND they want you to click on a link that directs your creditreport.com. No job needs to know your credit report. here’s the email below:

Hi,

We have reviewed over 15 applications and we have narrowed our selection down to five. Congratulations, you are one of the five applicants we would like to interview by the end of next week! We have two positions open.

Job will require: Excellent written and oral communication skills to perform general administrative duties including answering phones and taking messages, preparing mailings, ordering and maintaining supplies, copy work, filing, emailing, and typing correspondence. We will give more specific details at the interview.
Hours: 9:00 AM ? 5:00 PM (We can make hours flexible if necessary).
Pay: $13 – $16 an hour (we will decide final salary after interview based on experience)
Benefits Package: Medical, dental, vision, disability/life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flex medical spending plan, vacation/sick days and 401K

The position will require you to work in a high financial environment so it’s our corporate policy that we do a financial verification check on all employees to verify applicant registration info. Its corporate policy that we have applicants sent through our link so we are compliant with the U.S employment standards act. Please copy and paste this link into your browser and complete the free report now: http://submit-an-app.info?id=b50d4cbcee Fill out the form and indicate that you want the free report. PLEASE DO NOT email us your report. Instead print it out and bring a copy to the interview as we will need to have it on file. Since this is just a pre-screen formality your actual score will not affect your chances of being hired. Please take a few minutes to do this now.

After completing the score report please reply stating:
-The best time for us to hold the interview. Morning (8-12) or evening (1-5)
-2 references for us to contact should we feel the need too.
-The account reference number you received after you completed the credit check (we will cross-check with our records at the interview).

I will call and confirm your interview upon completion of the above. If you are no longer looking for employment please respond with your name and ‘not interested’ in the subject field so I can better shuffle through all the mail I get and take you off the applicant list. Once again, thank you for your interest in the position. Please remember to complete the credit request above now and reply with the best time to hold the interview.

Sincerely,
Alex Hamilton

Access-Help LLC – 1st-Team Staffing 1st -Team,

The Purpose of This Post Is To ALERT You That The Job You Are About To APPLY For or May Have Applied For or is CONSIDERING APPLYING For Is Scam Alert 1Fraudulent. A LEGITIMATE COMPANY IDENTITY OR AN INDIVIDUAL IDENTITY HAS BEEN STOLEN OR A BOGUS ONE CREATED

These job postings are an attempt to lure you into cashing counterfeit checks and have you wire funds via Western Union  or MoneyGram

Essentially You Become A Money or RePackage Mule

Understanding The Cyber Theft Ring
Money Mule Explained

Washingtonpost.com by Brian Kerbs


Interview With A Money Mule


This is the exact same scam as Access-Help LLC, only with a different name and slightly different twist.

I received an email from 1st-Team stating they had viewed my resume on Careerbuilder and they thought I’d be a perfect fit for their VA (VIP vitual assistant) position. I responded with an email requesting more info about the position and company. Next, I received an email from a “Mr. Robert Morrell, a supposed HR manager” who would advise me on what I was to do next in the steps for becoming employed with 1st-Team. He sent a loose contract, (nothing incriminating) just stating the company’s outline and obligations from the employee.

I signed (electronically), and sent it back to him. Then I got my 1st assignment, which was fairly easy, asking me to research 2-3 printed media companies locally. I was to call and review which might the “client” use for advertising. I did the task, and was congratulated for a great report.

My 2nd assignment was a bit more involved, where the “corporate client” (within the company) had purchased a painting from a Russian artist on his travels to Europe some years back. The painting was damaged, and he wanted the “artist”, (Alexander Glebovich Sharapov) to re-create this painting. Money was no object. I contacted, (by email)

Mr. Sharapov and relayed the client’s (btw there is never a name provided for any clients) request. I received an email back from the “artist” stating that he could do it, but only could accept Western Union payment. I sent the info back to the “HR manager”, (as there is no direct contact with the client, because there is NO client) and after a time he advised that the “client” wanted all info regarding payment, contracts, and any other paperwork sent to him.

By this time, I was doing some research, but could not find anything on here for that company. My son, who is more pc savvy than myself, intervined to assist my search. On 1st-Team homepage, there is an area that states: “Time Magazine:#2 Website of the year.” Not sure how my son knew to research that particular statement, but it came up on Ripoff Report, but under the name Access-HelpLLC.

The scenario was the same, only the names were changed…. hmm, don’t even want to go there! Anyway, I wanted to learn more of what dealings these clowns were doing, so this a.m. I got on my pc, and low and behold, there was an email from Mr. Sharapov with 2 documents for the client. I forwarded the email to “Mr. Morrell” but have not heard from him yet. In all of this, I have never spoken with anyone from 1st-Team, only emails. Even though on their website, and in the contract it states that after the completion of the 1st assignment, the “HR manager” would contact the prospective employee.

It also states to always have your cell with you because if they cannot reach you after 3 attempts, you will no longer be considered for the position. Also, a payment for the trial period upon completion to the perspective employee would be $1000 and $2000 per month, with a 10% pay raise every six months. I have not heard back from them, and somehow I imagine they know why. I will have my son run a clean sweep of my pc. Heck, I just might get me a new one at this point! A lesson learned.