I've researched and found out more on the Collins Group Ltd Michael Wenz Job Scam. You'd be interested to know, thanks to a comment from a reader on the earlier blog, this company has a website you can visit by going to http://www.collins-ltdusa.cc/.
I looked over the website myself and found the writing to be very good for a scam of a company and job opportunity. I did want to go to the contact us part of the company website to check on the phone numbers listed for contacting this fake company.
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The Collins website lists the company under contacts as located in Troy, New York.
Specially if you look at the image above you will see the address of the company as 120 Defreest, Troy, New York, 12180.
The company contact telephone number is shown above as well as 315-889-8099. The fax machine shows to be at a completely different area code than the company at fax number, 585-410-6049.
I decided to go to my source for reverse look ups on telephone numbers by visiting http://www.411.com/. When you type in the contact number for the company with the area code and number as below, you get a surprising result:
Notice the 411.com website shows this telephone number to belong to a location in Union Springs, New York as we see above. When you go to google maps, and map the distance between Union Springs, New York and Troy, New York, you will see it's a distance of over 170 to 190 miles away from each other.
In my opinion, an exchange from Union Springs, New York would not be a valid exchange to be utilized in Troy, New York unless it is not really at either location. I used to work in telecommunications and long distance in a prior position and I firmly believe the address for this company posted is not valid nor is the telephone number, though likely reliable to call the company as without fraud intentions.
And here's what Intellus had to say as well for this telephone number as the office number. I don't believe either company has made a mistake with this telephone number.
If that is not enough proof, google the fax telephone number for this company, 585-410-6049. You will see the results like below:
Notice even this month on the two links you can pull up on google by searching for the fax number below to two different supposedly fraudulent companies, one known as Behance Network and the other SEVG Ltd.
You can go and click on the links from google to read up on it more. Those scams and the same companies that are scams using the same fax numbers for supposedly different business practices are the main reason I'd not walk, but RUN far away from this company and whatever scam it is trying to operate.
Be careful everyone...this one REEKS of a scam for sure...not doubt in my mind? How about you?
P.S. Call it coincidence or not...but the company Collins Group Ltd for Michael Wenz also has the address of 120 Defreest and if you google that address, there's another Collins Company that appears to sell ink and it lists a distributor as ASMARC located in the same physical address as this fake Collins Group company.
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I've sent the Collins Ink company an email to ask if they are related to this fake Collins company shown on their website. I would welcome others to do this as well. I don't think this job is for real at all!!
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