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Kerry Tailford
London, England, United Kingdom
2014-01-09 09:12:12
Job Scam
Other Job Site
+1 Job Scam email 
Ashley Jones
Email Address:
Scam Website:

Scam email Job offer

Hello Miss Kerry Tailford,

We acquired your CV at I\'m glad to offer you the post of F.S. Agent with STRAND ENTERPRISES 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 F.S. 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.
A. Jones
HR department

The next email was after I asked a bit more details knowing it was a scam


Here is additional information about the vacancy with STRAND ENTERPRISES LIMITED.

Main goal of our company is to help our clients find the necessary freelancers in various fields such as IT, legal or accounting.

Job title is Payment-Processing-Agent.

Job requirements:
- 18 years of age or older;
- Internet access;
- working telephone number;
- bank account (current/savings) or a Verified Premier or Business PayPal account. New accounts are also welcomed!
- availability of 2-3 hours per day.

The WAY the process works is: a client comes to us with a specific project and our job is to match them with the best available freelancer in our database. Once that\'s completed, we negotiate prices, deadlines and etc.

Your role would come in whenever there is a need for an IMMEDIATE payment between the client and the freelancer. In most cases we process all payments via regular bank transfers, however if a deadline is being pushed, that\'s when we use the financial forwarding coordinators, to ensure that the final product of the freelancer reaches the client on time.

Refer to the links below for additional information:

Base salary of 1500 pounds is paid at the end of each month, various bonuses, including the Sign-On bonus in the amount of 300 pounds are also added to your monthly base salary.
You will also receive 8 commission for every transaction, 3 are designated for transfer expenses and 5 is for you.

After trial period you will became regular employee of our company  and you will sing the contract.
During the probationary period you are responsible for paying your own taxes and National Insurance contributions. After the probationary period you will be given the option of either maintaining the self employed status or becoming a regular employee of the company where we would take out the taxes and NI contributions.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Our company registration number is: 02712739

SIGN ON BONUS! We are currently offering a Sing On bonus. Please follow the link:

We welcome you to review all of the information provided above and contact us with your questions. Keep in mind that this is not a sales position of any kind, nor do you need to invest any of your own money!

If you are interesting please follow the link:

There are two steps to apply for this position. First of all you will have to complete the on-line electronic application. Then you will have to provide us some form of ID to verify all your information. It will take us about 24 hours. Then you\'ll get started.

For further information or to request an application, please reply to this e-mail. Also you may call us anytime between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Thank you for your time and interest with our company.

HR Manager
Ashley Jones
Phone: (020)-3239-46-51
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-01-17 00:02:46
Email Address:
Scam Website:
Hi ########,
Thank you very much for your recent email regarding the ‘job offer’ you have received. Unfortunately this has been identified as a potential scam.
Here at Totaljobs Group we take fraudulent activity very seriously and after looking into this we have discovered that it is what’s known as a ‘Phishing Scam’. Phishing is a method used by fraudsters to access valuable personal details; they often appear to originate from a legitimate organisation.
What should you do next?
Forward the email you have received to the fraud department of the email provider hosting the scammers email address requesting that the account is to be closed (i.e.)
Yahoo (Ymail etc): Google mail (Gmail etc): Hotmail (Live mail etc):
If you have already disclosed your bank details or received funds into your account you should contact your bank immediately. Help and advice for preventing all types of banking fraud is available at
If you would like to speak to someone about this you can also call Action Fraud on 03001232040 or you can visit their website Action fraud can give you advice on issues about fraud, both prevention and what to do if you have been a victim of it.
Totaljobs Group is also a founding member of the Recruitment Industry Counter-Fraud Forum, known as SAFER (Safe Advice for Employment and Recruitment). Established by the Metropolitan Police, SAFER is concerned with raising awareness and combating criminal and fraudulent activities within the recruitment and HR industry. For more information visit the links below:
We have attached a “Stay Safe” tip sheet to this email for further support concerning scams.
You should consider this case closed. If you need anything else at all, please feel free to contact us quoting your case number:######
Thank you very much,
Frank Monaghan
Team: 080 8000 2000 Web:
Opening hours: 9:00 - 18:00 Monday - Friday (GMT).

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