Sunday, March 8, 2009

Prime Insurance Is A Scam

I had such a great response for the previous job scam...here's yet another one that is very very very suspect. Be careful out there!!

Notice the typos in the email as well even though I copied it verbatim in quotes as I received it by email tonight.

"Lamar Shuttic to me
show details Jan 26 (1 day ago) Reply


Phone: (925) 237-9566 , Fax +(1) 520-844-0888
We value your response back regarding the open vacancy Prime Insurance is offering. We're currently seeking motivated and responsible individuals to attend the post of a 'Work at home Money Transfer Assitant'. This remote position itself covers a broad range of directions an individual would have to perform. It's a part time position, which let's you perform your duties directly from your home location. In the nearest future, we're planning to achieve the expansion of our company throughout the United States of America and United Kingdom, providing local offices and departments in the vast areas, where logistic and insurance services are definitely in demand. Until then, we're trying to fill in our personnel with new individuals, which will increase the efficiency of the services we're catering. If you wish to apply or have any questions regarding the position, feel free to contact me back either via e-mail. Hope to hear from you soon.
In order to reduce the corporate overhead, we've implemented the thrift solution of disseminating bases of control over certain regions of the United States of America. It provides a great opportunity for beginners to participate in the standard operations of the future subsidiary departments. Besides the expansion project, the upcoming regional accountants are expected to learn a great deal about different realms of the insurance market mainly through digesting the experience gained from the large scale practical assignments.
1) This is part time work at home position and can easily combine this vacancy with other work.
2) Your fixed salary is $2000 a month + 5% from each payment processed by you.
3) You will receive payments (Direct Bank Deposits and wire transfers) from client within United States and send it by instant payment sistem such as Western Union. You will receive 10% of processed amount.
4) You do not spend your own money and there are no startup fees. All charges for withdrawal or transferring the money will be deducted from the payment.
5) To start work with us you must only have basic checking account at any bank. Your financial information will never be disclosed to third parties.
6) You can work 1-3 hours per day or fulltime.
7) This is not insurance sales position and you don't need to sell insurance, this is Money Transfer Assistant vacancy.
8) Your education and status don't matter.
9) We do not ask any personal information and we run business according to laws of the United States of America.
Now I'll explain the details of this job.
1. An ACH or Wire transfer will be made to your bank account from our client. I'll let you know it's exact transfer amount and date.
2. You should receive the transfer and send me the confirmation that you've received it. Then you'll have to cash out this transfer at your bank.
3. Then you'll have to sent the money you took from you bank account via Western Union. I'll let you know all the necessary information on this transfer(the name of person who will receive the money and destination city/country).
4. Then you should send an email to me to confirm the Western Union transfer is sent. This email should include sender's name, name of the city the transfer has been sent from, exact Western Union transfer amount, and Western Union MTCN (it's essential for receiving the money).
5. We communicate with our agents mainly by e-mail, but we will also communicate by phone (if your e-mail is not available). It is your responsibility to check your e-mail daily and inform us about any change in your contact information. Supporting communication is your top-priority obligation.
6. The fixed monthly salary which is $2000 will be sent to you by direct deposit after 30 days period from first transfer.
Let's see how it works. For example, $1000 have been transferred to your account. The amount you'll receive for each transfer is 5% from the initial payment to your bank account. 5% from $1000 is $50 so you'll have to send $950 via Western Union. Western Union fee(it's about $50) should be deducted from $950.
Please ask me with more questions or just let me know you're ready to get started.
We do not need access to your bank accounts. This is information that you can see at any check and only let us to send ACH and Wire transfers to this accounts.
Note: Actions depicted below, are authorized by Prime Insurance Company, and therefore sustain legitimacy status. Our venerable organization doesn't condone or incite improper or out of border incentives, which may contradict to federal law.
Shall you have any enquiries, don't hesitate to contact our support department at HRManagerPIC57@gmail.com . We're looking forward to our further communication.
Respectfully,
Julie Mathews. HR department."

That's it verbatim. It's quite stupid if you ask me. I wish I could put a filter in my google account to keep these out completely.

Any comments are welcome!!

36 comments:

Lisa said...

John-I recieved the same E-Mail, worded a little differently. In the heading it reads 2500usd, but in the body reads 2000.
Obviously a scam, have you called the number that it gives? I haven't, just wondered what recorded message would be there. Isn't there some kind of anti-internet fraud agency that track these scams? Seems like I saw something on Dateline...(?) I just hate it that there are desperate people out there that will fall for this and all the thousands of other scams out there...
Peace

Anonymous said...

ALL I HEAR FROM YOU SO CALLED VICTOMS OUT HERE IS WHAT A SCAM SOMEONE IS... BUT YOU EVER SAY WHAT MONEY YOU ARE OUT OF..

Anonymous said...

I got the same e-mail i opend the link officee.ch & i registered i got some attachments in PDF & MS Word including agreement but my account is not working anymore giveing wrong username or password however they are'nt

krowe said...

I did receive the same email also... I was thinking of opening another account and having them wire the money into it and donating that money to charity. But it is very scary in these finanical times because I know we are all looking for steady income. I feel for a scam before and my whole identity was a mess I am still cleaning it up

grammyt said...

I also received this same offer. I went to there secure website,which you had to click on in the email they sent. I have contacted the Prime Insurance Co. in Switzerland by email, but have not received anything as of yet.
On there website,there are documents that give, pay, employee handbook,contract to sign. I will keep you posted if I here from the real company.

Angelyn said...

I received the exact same email. I opened the link, I filled the forms out with a prepaid account which they cannot reach. Now, I cannot log in anymore.. Oh well... I guess they're upset that they cannot scam my acount...:P

Angelina said...

I also received this message saying that I would make up to 2000 USD per month. They actually found my resume on Career Builder.com and preyed on me from that source! I am outraged and disappointed in Careerbuilder.com also. I am removing my info today.

The pretentious language and word usage was what made me think that it was a scam from the beginning. Also, the large amount of grammatical errors.

grammyt said...

On May 14, I emailed the real Prime Insurance. They responded by saying the person does not and has never worked for them. They are aware of what this person is doing and are trying to track him down.

Anonymous said...

I actually filled out there forms and they sent me a paper check I deposited it in my account and waited to see if it would clear it did and now my bank thinks I am doing something fraudulent. I am scared at this point what do I do now

Anonymous said...

I received the very same email and responded as well. They came back with instructions to create my registration at their secure Web-based intranet system. Follow all instructions and ask all your questions using their secure web-mail system. For a scam, they are really putting up a good front with a five page Employment Agreement Form. a five page Basic Insurance Reimbursement Operation manual, a seventeen page Employee Handbook, and three pages of procedural instructions and job details. The company address as given is: Prime Insurance Company, Steinengraben 41, Basel, Switzerland 4005. The USA telephone and facsimile numbers have a 925 exchange, which according to my directory, is in the Concord, CA area. Anonymous, move your money out of that account, close the account, and consider yourself lucky that you came out of this on the plus side!
Looking to hear from anyone who has actually had experience with performing their transactions as instructed?
Karen, in FL

Anonymous said...

I also received this email because of my account on CareerBuilder.com. I am so glad I looked them up online like this before giving them my account info. Who knows who we are actually helping them fund??? Terrorists???
My first suspicion was that they didn't do any W4 work. My second suspicion was their inadequate and vague style of answering my emailed questions. They just simply copy/pasted what information I've already seen from them. That isn't professional.
I guess I admit, I was feeling a little desperate for something that's too good to be true!

Anonymous said...

I'm getting ready to accept a wire transfer from them tomorrow. I will see what happens in the next few days.

Anonymous said...

I hear them being accused of a scam - does anyone have facts? What are they scamming? Has anyone lost money?

They have a phone and fax number. The phone number has an answering machine.

They made a deposit to my checking account, and it was verified by my bank.

Does abyone have any facts rather just than fears and opinions?

Anonymous said...

OK - here are FACTS - I am the same person who asked for them. I received a direct deposit to one of my bank accounts for nearly $10,000 and was instructed to keep 5% and send the rest Western Union to 3 places.

I was on my way to do this - my first insurance claim assignment - but I had a health issue and was sent to the hospital. Hence I couldn't perform the transaction.

The money was a few hours later withdrawn from my account saying that the depositing bank made a mistake!! I would have been liable for the whole amount plus overdrawn bank charges!!! Fortunately I was in the hospital and could not withdraw the funds, and make the Western Union transfers to 3 people!!!!

sathya said...

Hello all,

Do any body have any credible information on this, my bank accounts are closed saying that they have some suspicions on the wire trnasfer, can somebody share with me any incidents saying that this is a scam, plz somebody reply I am into trouble

grammyt said...

this is to sathya. Sathya I had left a post on June 9 after contacting the real prime insurance. they sent me an email stating that this person never has worked for them. they are aware of this and have been trying to track him down. Sorry to hear of your troubles.

Anonymous said...

Be careful with this one. Apparently, this company is criminal:

http://www.americanbanker.com/btn_issues/22_8/on-the-backs-of-mules-an-ach-fraud-scheme-1000631-1.html

Anonymous said...

Received the same today from IP 24.32.34.170 (seen as "X-Originating-IP:" tag in themail header. Seems California (as per whatismyip.com).
Never had registered at careerbuilder, so it must be monster.com - beware, people!
I just wonder, can the sender be naied for this mail? Is it actually a crime of any kind to send this stuff?

Anonymous said...

Guys, gals, whoever.
How much time should pass before you understand the simple things:

ANY "Work From Home", offer OR
ANY "Education/Status does not matter", condition OR
ANY PAY higher than 0.01$ a day for doing "simple things" - means SCAM.
SCAM! SCAM!! SCAM!!!!!
NO EXCEPTIONS.

EVERY advertisement, EVERY BANNER you ever see online - is a PREPAID TALE (in the best case).
REMEMBER: there is no law in US about responsibility for online advertisement. It can be a TOTAL LIE, and nobody never be responsible. NEVER TRUST ONLINE.
YES, there are people in the world, who get paid for doing nothing or simple things - this DOES NOT MEAN YOU CAN GET THE SAME. No chance.
"THEY" are PROFESSIONAL cheaters, YOU are NOOBS, so will ALWAYS GET CHEATED.
No exceptions.
This is SHIT, don't touch - it will stink!
But people still deserve to be fooled.
So the number of cheaters will never decline.
Sad to see this.

Robert said...

"We value your response back regarding the open vacancy ADW Company is offering. We're currently seeking motivated and responsible individuals to attend the post of a 'Price monitoring manager"

This is the newest version of the scam. I am also very disappointed in career builder.

Anonymous said...

It sounded good. "Price Monitoring Manager". Posted resume to CareerBuilder which is how they found me. I really needed the money.

Anonymous said...

i have received money and im doing ok i thk but my account is under review by the bank

Anonymous said...

Yes I fell for the new ADW Price Monitoring Manager.
I registered and was requested name address phone a upload of my resume,
Email address, then like ten questions about my life, interests, work experiences, that done I was requested to get the latest prices on the internet for a canon powershot SD1200 from about 20 electronics web sites then email it to them on there secure system.
this is what it says when to get to there web site.
ADW Company
This is a private corporate system public information distribution is stictly prohibited and wil be prosecuted to the full extent of the law website Http://officee.ch
Phone 1-415-692-5294
Fax 1-415-340-6554.
they promise $10 bucks for every assignment completed.
I guess they will try to use the information submitted by me in some unlawful way.
Thanks for the Heads Up on this company.
(The Silent Majaraty) :)

Liana said...

I want to know ADW Company that's promise $10 bucks for every assignment it's true or a scam ?

Anonymous said...

This is what I was sent today...


We appreciate your response regarding the open vacancy ADW Company is offering. We're currently seeking motivated and responsible individuals to attend the post of a 'Price monitoring manager'. This remote position itself covers a broad range of directions an individual would have to perform. It's a part time position, which let's you perform your duties directly from your home location. In the nearest future, we're planning to achieve the expansion of our company throughout the United States of America and United Kingdom, providing local offices and departments in the vast areas, where payments, transportation and staffing services are definitely in demand. Until then, we're trying to fill in our personnel with new individuals, which will increase the efficiency of the services we're catering.



Job description:
We will give you the list of online shops and item name. You will need to find them on the websites and check the price and stock and make a repost for us. You will get 10 usd per 1 task. At the beginning of the employment with us, we'll be able to establish a moderate level of assignments daily, however once we proceed further, the quantity of assignments will be significally increased, which will lead to additional revenue for your side. If you will complete tasks correctly and on time you can earn 2000-3000 usd per month. You can request money 15 days after first task will be completed.


If you wish to get a job, please register at our secure Web-based intranet system - http://Officee.ch and check documents menu, there you can find your first task.




You're advised to check the intranet system frequently enough to catch up with the fresh incoming information. By applying the work schedule, we'll make sure you'll be able to complete the provided assignments at the most convenient interim.




Please ask all your questions using our secure web-mail system because we do not monitor this e-mail.


Respectfully,
Nancy Cote. HR department.


I did not give any information nor did I pursue this anymore. I do not know if this is a fraud.

Anonymous said...

ANy further info on this? I did register, and didn't see any harm b/c they did NOT ask for any personal banking information and actually said they can mail the checks. My question is when you cash the check, can they then use the returned check to access your accounts? I completed two tasks - and it shows a balance of $20. They say they pay twice a month, starting the 15th day after 1st task completed. The email posted above is the EXACT one I got. word for word. Has anyone done this with success? Or has anyone been burned by this? and if so HOW? I'm nervous after reading this, however they do NOT have any banking info b/c I would never provide such.

PLEASE respond!

Anonymous said...

I got the exact same email above from same Nancy Cote. Each time I have emailed the company asking for more information about their company, such as registered address, registered number etc they never respond. Therefore, I am classing this as a dodgy company as a legit one would respond with the information to satisfy my concerns.

I will not be filling in the form or providing any information.

If someone does discover this is genuine, then please post proof.

Sandeep said...

I got this mail ... can this be true ??




We appreciate your response regarding the open vacancy ADW Company is offering. We're currently seeking motivated and responsible individuals to attend the post of a 'Price monitoring manager'. This remote position itself covers a broad range of directions an individual would have to perform. It's a part time position, which let's you perform your duties directly from your home location. In the nearest future, we're planning to achieve the expansion of our company throughout the United States of America and United Kingdom, providing local offices and departments in the vast areas, where payments, transportation and staffing services are definitely in demand. Until then, we're trying to fill in our personnel with new individuals, which will increase the efficiency of the services we're catering.



Job description:
We will give you the list of online shops and item name. You will need to find them on the websites and check the price and stock and make a repost for us. You will get 10 usd per 1 task. At the beginning of the employment with us, we'll be able to establish a moderate level of assignments daily, however once we proceed further, the quantity of assignments will be significally increased, which will lead to additional revenue for your side. If you will complete tasks correctly and on time you can earn 2000-3000 usd per month. You can request money 15 days after first task will be completed.

If you wish to get a job, please register at our secure Web-based intranet system - http://prioffice.ch/ and check documents menu, there you can find your first task.




You're advised to check the intranet system frequently enough to catch up with the fresh incoming information. By applying the work schedule, we'll make sure you'll be able to complete the provided assignments at the most convenient interim.




Please ask all your questions using our secure web-mail system because we do not monitor this e-mail.


Respectfully,
Nancy Cote. HR department.

Syed said...

Don't become a fool after knowing every thing,don't become victim.There is no such thing by which we can earn money sitting at home.I too received the Scam mail...didn't response to that.

Oliver Kirimi said...

I just can believe this is not a real job http://prioffice.ch i went and answered the interview and did one task. I got curious and searched the company for its profile thats how i landed here. Who knows a real job site. I need to work at home

Anonymous said...

i too have recieved an email exactly the same, what gets me is where do they get the money from to put into your account i read somebody had 10,000 put into her account then the bank later discovered they had made a mistake!!! dodgy...

Anonymous said...

Dear All,
I have got the same e-mail and i fell for it too, being unemployed i need money and i thought there was nothing risky,they were not asking bank details and the could send a check and i think they can't get to your bank account trough that.
did anyone got money from them and not problems.
thanks
tommy!
Re: We're offering a great opportunity, to work at home‏
From: mathewjobs@aol.com
Sent: 19 November 2009 01:36:13
To: tommasonapoli@hotmail.co.uk

We appreciate your response regarding the open vacancy ADW Company is offering. We're currently seeking motivated and responsible individuals to attend the post of a 'Price monitoring manager'. This remote position itself covers a broad range of directions an individual would have to perform. It's a part time position, which let's you perform your duties directly from your home location. In the nearest future, we're planning to achieve the expansion of our company throughout the United States of America and United Kingdom, providing local offices and departments in the vast areas, where payments, transportation and staffing services are definitely in demand. Until then, we're trying to fill in our personnel with new individuals, which will increase the efficiency of the services we're catering.



Job description:
We will give you the list of online shops and item name. You will need to find them on the websites and check the price and stock and make a repost for us. You will get 10 usd per 1 task. At the beginning of the employment with us, we'll be able to establish a moderate level of assignments daily, however once we proceed further, the quantity of assignments will be significally increased, which will lead to additional revenue for your side. If you will complete tasks correctly and on time you can earn 2000-3000 usd per month. You can request money 15 days after first task will be completed.

If you wish to get a job, please register at our secure Web-based intranet system - http://prioffice.ch/ and check documents menu, there you can find your first task.




You're advised to check the intranet system frequently enough to catch up with the fresh incoming information. By applying the work schedule, we'll make sure you'll be able to complete the provided assignments at the most convenient interim.




Please ask all your questions using our secure web-mail system because we do not monitor this e-mail.


Respectfully,
Nancy Cote. HR department.

Anonymous said...

So I actually fell for the sacm and did the work, After doing 3 pricing lists, I got this note:
Due to financial crisis we regret to inform you that we are eliminating Price and Stock monitoring manager vacancy but we can offer you Receiving funds manager vacancy. Your main responability will be receiving funds from our clients within the United States and than sending them to us by instant payment systems (Western Union or Moneygram). You will receive 5% from each processed amount and 1500 usd per month. Amounts will be 1000-10000 usd per one transfer 1-2 times per week.


You can open new free checking account at any bank (chase bank).A lot of banks provide this options to avoid starting fees
This is information we need from you to start sending you tasks :



Bank name:
Bank address for deposits (Adress of branch where your account was registered) :
Account type (Personal or Business) :
Name on account (Personal or Business name) :
Paper routing number:
Electronic routing number:
Wires routing number:
Account number:

-Also we need both your home and cell phone number so we can contact you at any time.

Please double confirm this information from your bank customer support so we can be sure that the information is correct.





We do not need access to your bank accounts. This is information that you can see at any check and only let us to send ACH and Wire transfers to this accounts

The phone number ADW Company
This is a private corporate system, public information distribution is strictly prohibited and will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
Website: http://officee.ch ADW Company

Phone : +1 (415) 692-5294
is disconnnected.
I hope this helps

Katherine said...

I did two assignments for them. I was wary but they don't have any account info from me, only my address, phone #, and e-mail address which I have provided to many places where I've applied online. This kind of confirms my suspicion that it's a scam and I've spent too much time over the past two days filling these out as well as those spam-inducing "survey taker" jobs. Is there any real threat from the information they do have, of no money has chancged hands?

I feel stupid for doing this, but I lost my job 3 weeks ago and was turned down for unemployment insurance. I was fired, which has more or less blacklisted me (for the time being) when it comes to getting another job. So I'm not proud of it, but I was desperate. (BTW, the survey taker job popped up on SnagAJob.Com: not sure if these employment websites are vetting all of their "offers".

Anonymous UK said...

This happen to me too. Has it happened to anyone from the Uk?

Anonymous said...

They are now putting their "vacancies" in the UK on the Reed.co.uk website, which is a very reputable employment agency. And people seem to be applying for the "jobs". Hope is gets exposed soon here.