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I am having a problem with over bearing e-mails for job oppertunities... is this a scam? - Krystelle - 07-17-2012

Thank you for your reply.

Here is a brief overview of who we are and what we do. We are a Cyprus based company, offering business consultancy services to numerous clients across the globe like auditing, accounting, investment counsels and particularly offshore incorporation services. You can read more about us below:

http://www.cn-c.com/index.asp?cat=1&lang=EN

With an increase in our customers from different parts of the globe, the expansion of the company has made it essential in recent times to employ part-time representatives (reps) in different geographic locations where we render service. The current expansion is what has created job opportunities like this for people like you.

We currently have 12 agents i.e. certified accountants in the United States working for the company. These agents periodically require materials like envelopes, files and stamps to carry out their daily job.
They shall email you whenever they need these materials and also state precisely which type of materials and the quantity they shall need.

Your job as a ‘rep’ is to contact the supplier through email to make orders for the materials requested for and also state the quantity that should be mailed to the agents address through post. (A standard supplier has been contracted to be making available these materials)

An agent can only order for materials once a week.

It has become quite untidy having 12 different agents, contacting different suppliers at different times for materials. It has not brought about accurate accountability for C&N. We are employing you so all agents place their order with one person- You, and the supplier gets the orders placed, from that same person- You.
Having an employee like this in place would bring about precise accountability for the company, as we get to know what is been ordered and what is been supplied, and plus it saves us time. You shall be keeping a record of what an agent orders, and also a record of what you ask the supplier to provide. (Of course the logs have to match, as you are expected to ask from the supplier only what the agents’ demand).

Please note that all costs of supplies, shall be handled by the company, and at no time whatsoever shall you be asked by C&N to pay any charges or hidden fees- NO!.

Salary/wages payment: $300 weekly will be paid to you in form of cheque.

Just like we said, it is a flexible online/ ’work from home’ job compatible even with undergraduates as it does not require having a college degree, so long as you are computer literate, you have an email and you can keep records.

Agents will only contact you for materials during the weekdays.

We will always email you guidelines and instructions to follow in getting your job done perfectly when you start working.

If you still care to proceed with the job, get back to us with your information listed below then we can proceed from there.

1, NAME:
2, CONTACT ADDRESS,
3,CITY,
4,STATE,
5,ZIPCODE:
6, MOBILE:
7, AGE:
8, SEX:
9, EMAIL ADDRESS

You can reach me on this number --- --- ----

Best regards,
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- Kittysue - 07-18-2012

I don't know that specific company but be VERY careful as Cyprus is the new hotbed for work from home money laundering scams. They hire people for work from home jobs, pay them with fake checks, then want them to buy "supplies" through Western Union"
http://www.hotscams.com/articles/is-this-a-scam-work-from-home-for-savidy-associates.html
http://www.bobbear.co.uk/cyprus-hotel.html
http://samarkeolog.blogspot.co.uk/2009/06/scam-e-mail-employment-offer.html
http://www.419baiter.com/_scam_emails/08-10b/gayle-es-textiles-and-fabrics-uk-job-scam.html
Click on the Employment Scams section of this bank in Cyprus https://cypruscu.com/fraud-alerts/


NO consultancy would ever hire a random person over the internet to handle any sort of business. If they really had 12 agents, one of them would interview you in person

And they are breaking the law by asking for your age and sex - this is illegal. NO legitimate company would ever ask for this

NEVER accept a job or provide personal information to anyone you have not met in person

EDIT - ask them for their US tax ID number. if they do not have a US Tax ID number they cannot offer you any sort of work
Just googled the website followed by the word scam found this on the FraudWatch site
http://www.fraudwatchinternational.com/fake-jobs/antonispapantoniou/
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120223164454AAWOUjb
Here it was reported back in 2009 http://www.baiting.net16.net/scambait14.html -- it's a nice long scambait with this scammers
http://jobssearchengine.net/Discussion/Law-Legal/Question-Is-this-online-job-opportunity-illegal-69536.html
http://forum.zomgstuff.net/archive/index.php/t-20113.html


- BitterBastard103 - 07-18-2012

100% scam.

There is no job. There is only a scammer trying to steal your hard-earned money.

The next email will be from another of the scammer's fake names and free email addresses pretending to be the "secretary/assistant/accountant" and will demand you cash a large fake check sent on a stolen UPS/FedEx billing account number and send most of the "money" via Western Union or moneygram back to the scammer posing as the "supply company" while you "keep" a small portion. When your bank realizes the check is fake and it bounces, you get the real life job of paying back the bank for the bounced check fees and all the bank's money you sent to an overseas criminal.

Western Union and moneygram do not verify anything on the form the sender fills out, not the name, not the street address, not the country, not even the gender of the receiver, it all means absolutely nothing. The clerk will not bother to check ID and will simply hand off your cash to whomever walks in the door with the MTCN# and question/answer. Neither company will tell the sender who picked up the cash, at what store location or even in what country your money walked out the door. Neither company has any kind of refund policy, money sent is money gone forever.

When you refuse to send him your cash he will send increasingly nasty and rude emails trying to convince you to go through with his scam. The scammer could also create another fake name and email address like "FBI@ gmail.com", "police_person @hotmail.com" or "investigator @yahoo.com" and send emails telling you the job is legit and you must cash the fake check and send your money to the scammer or you will face legal action. Just ignore, delete and block those email addresses. Although, reading a scammer's attempt at impersonating a law enforcement official can be extremely funny.

Whenever suspicious or just plain curious, google everything, website addresses, names used, companies mentioned, phone numbers given, all email addresses, even sentences from the emails as you might be unpleasantly surprised at what you find already posted online. You can also post/ask here and every scam-warner-anti-fraud-busting site you can find before taking a chance and losing money to a scammer.

6 "Rules to follow" to avoid most fake jobs:
1) Job asks you to use your personal bank account and/or open a new one.
2) Job asks you to print/mail/cash a check or money order.
3) Job asks you to use Western Union or moneygram in any capacity.
4) Job asks you to accept packages and re-ship them on to anyone.
5) Job asks you to pay visas, travel fees via Western Union or moneygram.
6) Job asks you to sign up for a credit reporting or identity verification site.

Avoiding all jobs that mention any of the above listed 'red flags' and you will miss nearly all fake jobs. Only scammers ask you to do any of the above. No. Exceptions. Ever. For any reason.

If you google "fake check cashing job", "fraud Western Union scam", "check mule moneygram scam" or something similar you will find hundreds of posts from victims and near-victims of this type of scam.