Victim Location 63110
Type of a scam Employment
I had applied for a job posting listed as Office Assistant/ Receptionist. I received a response within a hour. This is a copied and pasted response that was sent via email by a “Michelle Cox”:
Thank you so much for applying for the Office Assistant/ Receptionist position posted on Indeed, you have been shortlisted and offered a job with us. Kindly reconfirm your interest by sending an email to : ( [email protected] ) and also add it to your contact list for more information’s on the job position.
I responded to the email given, and again was replied to within an hour on a Saturday. The email listed Michelle’s working history, which included a long list of non-profit work. And some vague job descriptions. Several red flags went up with some attributes of the description. Such as: not listing an hourly wage or salary, just a weekly amount, not naming the company that was on the original job post, giving no address for the company, and saying that I was already in the running for a job I had applied for yesterday. There were others as well. Here is a copy of that email:
Thanks for your response. Your email application was received from indeed and after reviewing you are qualified for (Admin Personal Assistant) position which i have available for now. My name is Michelle Cox am 54 years Old, Executive Assistant President of International Operations at Evergreen Foundation and also a Professional projects funding specialist.
I have been a freelancer projects funding specialist for over 12 years, with much of those years spent in Europe especially in Swiss facilitating funding for humanitarian projects and hospitals for Haiti, Philippine and some third world countries. My passion for humanity supports and humanitarian projects got hike when i was an EMT in George County state of Maryland. I’m happy with my profession because my efforts put smile on faces and with my experiences i have ability to bring out the best in almost everybody i work with directly or indirectly.
The only position left in the job openings is the position of Admin Personal Assistant. I need a personal manager, whoever will be in this position needs to be very sincere, honest, trustworthy and with great sense of humor and of course the this position with great benefits which includes good wages and fast promotion including international trips opportunities paid for by our clients or myself.
Congratulations, after our HR department did reviewed your resume and gave their report I decided to consider you among the final two applicants that will be on probation before i finally pick the right person as my personal assistant to carry out some activities on my behalf. Just like i mentioned above, you need to be very honest because sometimes my personal or corporate items such as financial instruments or non financial items can be with you. In conclusion I’m looking for someone that can be trusted and reliable to work very well and with good understanding and i believe you posses those qualities.
The Center For Victims Of Torture, we give our staffs & agents best treat because working for a foundation, you are entitle to less job and great payment as part of humanity supports and best treat towards humanity.
we focus and specializes in giving humanitarian support. Feed The Children, purification of drinkable water, Immediate Developmental supports for natural disasters affected Nations and their citizens,Development and Production of Quality Plastic Injection Moldings for the Manufacturing Industry. We provide the complete molded plastic solution – from Concept, to Design, to Material Selection, to Models or working Prototypes (where necessary) and finally Production of Quality Molded Components not limited to that we also provide funding for business start up capital for fresh entrepreneurs , start up projects and start up companies.
We maintains operations in 3 countries and employ over 500 people worldwide which includes direct and indirect staffs and representative agents. We are setting up new office all across United State and Canada.
Available Position: Personal Assistant
Hours: 15 Hours per week
Days: 3 days per week
Weekly Pay: $520
• AD & D Insurance
• Medical, Dental, Vision
As my personal assistant, your activities among others will include:
*Create and modify documents using Microsoft Office
*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.
DO CONFIRM ACCEPTANCE OF THIS POSITION BY PROVIDING THE BELOW DETAILS.
DECLINE THE OFFER BY NOT REPLYING, OR SAYING NO.
PLEASE COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FORM REQUIREMENT BELOW :
APT # :
HOME PHONE #:
To enable me to enlist them into my Register for proper documentation. It is also required by the Accounting Department for the mailing of the check .
Your paperwork (job offer letter, USCIS Form I-9 and W-4 forms) will be sent to you via Mail and you should be receiving it within 7 working business day by one of my supervisors or i will present it to you in person as soon as i get back in town next Month, January 13th Saturday 2018. I will be here to inform you before it is sent so you can be on the lookout for it. What is your preferred email address?
How would you like to be paid – via Direct Deposit or Check? What means of payment would you prefer – Weekly or Bi-Weekly?
What banking institution do you operate with to see if it tallies with the my official salary payment accounts ?
You will be receiving your duties online everyday and i will always be online to assist you with any difficulties. Okay?
Higginbotham Bros, Inc. is a home building company, and had nothing to do with non-for profits. This was the major red flag that it was a scam- they used a reputable ScamPulse.com listed company to catch applicant’s eyes. I’d also like to note that two days after I applied to the job posting on Indeed, the posting disappeared from the job board. Not a big tip off on its own but with the other indicators it’s something to keep an eye out for.