Scammer Information Details of Scam Report
I am unemployed and looking for work. I posted my resume on careerbuilder.com and heard from this company (see all emails below). Basically I found that their website (www.kerkseyconsult.com) was only 5 days old (verified by: http://www.whois.net/whois/kerkseyconsult.com) and all of the text from that website were stolen from: (www.sostechgroup.com).
I believe they are running the check/wire scam. See excerpt below form this link for example: (http://jobsearch.about.com/od/jobsearchscams/qt/reportascam.htm)
"Jennifer is just one of the many job seekers who have written to tell me that they were the victim of a scam. She was told that she would receive $490 a week. Then she received another email saying that there was a mistake and the company had accidentally sent her 3,200 dollars. When she received the check she was supposed to wire the rest of the money to someone else. That's a typical attempt to get you to part with your money. The check from the company wouldn't have cleared, and she would have already wired the money to the third party."
Jan 28 at 4:35 PM
Thank you for your interest.
I received your resume in response to my recent job posting on CareerBuilder for the position of PERSONAL ASSISTANT. The posting has generated enormous response from interested candidates.
I reviewed your resume and I am impressed. Your background and experience most closely fit the needs of this position.
My consulting firm has been in existence for over 10yrs in ONTARIO, CA and we are setting up a satellite office in the United States in two weeks from now. Due to my busy schedule, I am always in need of a permanent PERSONAL ASSISTANT to carry out the duties listed below:
- Maintain the general filing system and file all
- Assist in the planning and preparation of meetings, and
conference telephone calls
- Make preparations for corporate meetings
- Respond to inquiries
- Provide word-processing and secretarial support
- Type confidential documents on a word-processing system
Excellent in English, both verbal & amp; writing effective verbal and listening communications skills, Time management skills.
The incumbent must maintain strict confidentiality in performing the duties related to the office. The incumbent must also demonstrate the following additional attributes:
1. Be honest and trust worthy
2. Be respectful
3. Be flexible
4. Demonstrate sound work ethics
Basic salary $1,000 weekly / $4,000 monthly without taxes.
Direct mobile number: 647 772 5471
Company website : http://www.kerkseyconsult.com/
If you are interested, your response will be appreciated.
Kindly reply this email with your phone number and the best time to call so we can set up an interview if necessary.
647 772 5471
Employment confirmation email:
Today at 8:43 AM
FIND ATTACHED COPY OF THE EMPLOYMENT CONFIRMATION
This MS word file was attached:
It is my pleasure to inform you that you have been selected to become our Personal Assistant in United States.
Statistics show that a resume and interview do not guarantee success, especially in the Information Technology field.
However, you will undergo a 90 days probationary period to ensure you possess the knowledge, skills and abilities
required to do your job satisfactorily.
Like we informed you on our previous email, we intend to open a Branch of our company in the USA. My arrival date is Feb 13th, 2014 when we shall meet in person. Our Down-town office will open officially on Feb 14th, 2014 when you will be presented an Employment Contract, Orientation and Training will commence on the same day.
Salary of $1000 (after tax) is paid weekly;
2-weeks\' vacation time and pay annually, and benefits include:
Medical, dental, visual insurance and combined profit sharing (bonuses) at the end of each year.
Working hours: 9am - 5pm. Monday -Friday
Your job will officially start before we leave Canada. Which means you will work from home till we arrive in USA, and help where necessary so as to make our transitioning to the United States easier.
A laptop will be provided to create efficiency in your duties. A disc containing the company\'s platform (software)
will be mailed to you after a week. A check will be sent to you to coordinate some purchases such as stationery, and secure accommodation (hotel) for me and other delegates attending the official opening of the United States Office in your region.
You will also be required to make a report of tasks assigned to you on or before Febuary 14th, 2014
Please confirm the below information to enable our accounts department mail a check to you.
1. Full Names to be written on check
2. Detailed mailing address including postal code.
3. Direct cellphone number.
Further instructions will be sent to you once the check is mailed out. Revert to me if you require any further
clarification on the above.
647 772 5471
My final response to them and thier domain host (I suppose):
Fake website - Fake job listings in USA
Today at 1:18 PM
www.kerkseyconsult.com is a fake website. Most text and info was stolen from: http://www.sostechgroup.com. These people are advertizing for jobs under false pretense. More than likely doing the check/wire scam. I was lucky to catch it before a check was sent out to me.
They have been reported to the following authorities:
Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C)
Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Better Business Bureau (BBB)
Google fraudulent website report
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