Thursday, March 17, 2011

More On Collins Group Ltd Michael Wenz Job Scam

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

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.

You can click on any pictures below to make them larger:

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 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 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.

I've placed the image below:

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!!


Anonymous said...

Many of the discrepancies you've posted can be for other reasons. Efax for example would give you a number outside your area. If he is using a cellphone to run the business rather than a landline, that would also explain exchanges being out of whack. All I am saying is this are not definitive. What IS definitive to me is the fact that he didnt even mention the company name in my email (other than in his signature) no website, no phone number either. Certainly a scam, and the things you point out dont help, but they are not definitive in my opinion. In any event, thanks for posting both entries, first hit on google this morning after checking my email.

Actually, probably less of a scam and more of a way to get telemarketers.

. said...

Thanks for the comment but I still believe the whole set up of this company is a scam....with all the great people allegedly running this company...and profiles of each they should have a work number that goes to something besides the voicemail that says to leave a message and fax number even if tied to efax that is also shown in a Google search to be of another scam. And the address is a deal breaker in my view unless it is

. said...

at that location...I challenge you to Google the names shown working for the company...nothing but generic job descriptions and nothing fancy like telling us where they worked with a company name before...and any reliable company would not set up telephone numbers for the company like this.. and use a fax machine number that is given out on other job scams. This company responds to no efforts to prove itself to me by requested emails nor does the ridiculously high salary give me any indication it is legitimately hiring employees. Too many things ring false to me to even consider this company or job as legitimately in place. And a good company would want to prove they are real and not hide on emails sent to them. I say be very careful.

Anonymous said...

Same story, slightly different tune. Just received an email here in the States with a similar type of job offer but for a Steven Wenz, TM LLC. Too good of money for too few hours.

Anonymous said...

This is what I got today,

Hello xxxxxx xxxxxx,

We are a small respected IT Outsourcing company founded and based in United States. We mainly deal with the outsourcing of IT services to various companies all over the US and help to facilitate the delivery of those services internationally. This critical and innovative part-time position is home-based and has flexible schedule.

The primary role of this position is to provide fast and high quality services to the Company and its customers but it’s not related to sales.

The monthly compensation range for the position is $2,300 to $4,500 and will depend upon your personal qualification and desire to learn and earn.

You are supposed to be hired as a Contractor for the 30 days probationary period and work part-time. After the successful probationary period you may be hired full-time according to the recommendations of your personal supervisor.

Those interested in this position may apply by submitting a letter of interest including full name and contact number to

Sincerely yours,

Steven Wenz
TM LLC Company

Anonymous said...

Well as all of you I got the same email and followed a little further, The Scam places you in risk. They do all that and wire you the funds, ask you to remove them and send to third party over seas what they don't tell you is that a fraud has been placed on your account to recollect the funds paid holding you any damages. I was glad i set a trap prior to getting into this and hope its taken to the proper level watch out and thank you editor for starting this blog..

kinjal said...

Apparently the person has changed his last name and the company's name too..losers!

Hello ...........,

Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Michael Brown and I represent Durley Ltd Company.

I am pleased to offer you a part-time position as a Payment Processing Agent at Durley Ltd, world's famous arts promoting company.
In this assignment of this position, your key responsibilities will be to deal with the Company’s customers and payments for the provided services.

Your base salary is 2,300$ - 4,500 per month or $45,000 - $75,000 per year. Your salary is payable once a month at month end in accordance with the Company’s standard payroll practices. Your hours of work are expected to be from 9am to 11 am Monday through Friday.

As a part-time employee, you will be eligible to participate in Durley Ltd group benefit plans for employees.

I wish to convey my sincere enthusiasm about the possibility of you joining our Company. I hope that you find the terms of this offer reasonable and attractive.

Applicants are requested to provide their full names, phone numbers and availability time and send this information to

Yours truly,

Michael Brown
Durley Ltd Company

Anonymous said...

Received a similar email from Mr Boiler..

Our professional team is a small, reputable art promoting enterprise established and headquartered in the United Kingdom. Providing the most quick, simple, highly efficient and safe ways for art lovers and alike fulfilling their dreams and helping art seller and art buyer to locate each other nationally and internationally is our Company’s main strategic aim.

We are now searching for independent agents to represent our company in different regions. A few hours a day, that's all what needed to fulfil the requirements of this position.

Providing instant, simple, highly efficient and safe ways for art lovers and alike fulfilling their dreams and helping art seller and art buyer to locate each other nationally and internationally is our Company’s main strategic aim.
The goal of our company is to ensure both the most reliable security level and simplicity of use available.

We are happy to offer you the Financial Forwarding Coordinator position.
Here are some of the job requirements you need:
- you must be 18 years of age or older;
- internet access, to promptly reply to emails;
- availability by phone 1-2 hours a day

We looking for the people with a competent and reliable approach to work, responsibility and initiative in search of the most efficient ways of job implementation.

After successful interview, you would be hired on the probationary basis, for 30 days. We also call it “training time,” because at this time you will be guided step by step by your supervisor. If your performance is satisfactory, you will have a choice: either you can be employed part-time, or you can work full time and earn more.

Your salary during training is 1500 GBP per month, plus 8% commission from each transaction endured. Total income, given the current volume of clients, could easily amount to 3000 GBP per month. After the training period, your base salary will increase to 1800 GBP per month, plus the 8% commission.

My goal is to spark your interest. In light of the present economy, we feel that our position is unique and desirable, as it offers training, support, and a pay-scale comparable to an entry-level position that would normally require 40 hours per week. I hope you will explore, compare, and then contact me with your questions.

If you would like to learn more, please email us any contact information which may have changed since submitting your CV to:
Our human resource managers will contact you within 2 business days.


Andrew Boiler

I think giving CV's to recruiters is a problem now.Fake mails,fake jobs.n taking advantage just coz people need jobs.Recruitment agencies are too me.only some of them work all just post jobs and waste time.

Anonymous said...

Received this message today. I'm not sure how they got my first name and email address.

Subject: --- Sun. Mar.11, 2012, 10:15 AM

Ms Brown via
11:07 AM (9 hours ago)

Hi ---,

Still looking for a job?

We bring quick, ways for businesses to outsource IT services locally, nationally and globally to maximize their competitive advantage.
Our company brings IT market participants and business partners together.

We open a fresh vacancy of Financial Forwarding Coordinator.

- We require Internet access and e-mail account
- At least 18 y.o.
- A bank account
- Pay Pal account (is welcomed!)

Job details:
- 8% commission plus $2300 base salary paid monthly
- Training support
- Liable employee schedule
- No investment required

This is a time worthy job which can give you a extra income.
In case you are interested in the employment chance, please, contact us at for more details. Please, fill in the form so that we could get in touch with you:

First name:_______________________________________
Last name:_______________________________________
Country of residence:_______________________________
Contact phone:____________________________________
Preferred call time:________________________________

Our HR Recruiter will reply to you within 48 hours.

Warm regards,
HR Recruiter

Sketchy as hell. I don't know where they pulled my info from but I'm not pleased this made it into my inbox.

Anonymous said...

This scammer is now using Prov Tech, Inc as the company name, based out of Detroit MI. Got an email last week offering me a job. I have had my run ins with people like this already so I asked him the company name and how he got my info. Never answered the 2nd part, but gave me a company name and website. My first clue that this was a scam was in the email, it was stated I have to have a checking account. My second clue was it was stated on the website that as part of my job, I would have to send out the payments I receive by Western Union. BIG RED FLAG!!! These people are getting so creative, it just blows my mind.

Anonymous said...

This same guy is now using the same fax number and is posing as a company out of PS. Again, the ohone number has a different area code than the fax number. He is also sending the same "Form" to fill out in the emails from the "HR Recruiter". This guy needs to be caught and dealt with accordingly.

Anonymous said...

It is definately a scam. I done research on it before I did anything and couldnt find anything bad about this company. Well I signed up and low and behold, he attempted to withdraw $5000 out of my bank account and now I am looking at a possible identity theft. My fault for not listening to my first instinct.

Anonymous said...

One more scam to the collection: Hello Dear Candidate,

Based on your CV that we received from a staffing agency, you might be a good fit for this job opportunity.

Are you a college student with flexible schedule or a single mom? Do you need extra money for growing needs of your family but not enough time?

our company has suitable openings for you. We offer health benefits, great pay and short hours. Visit our page for details and be welcome in our team of successful businessman!

If you're interested in such an opportunity of high earnings, independence and full benefits, please send an e-mail to:, and I will e-mail you from our corporate e-mail address to discuss this employment opportunity in details.

To expedite the communication process, please fill in the required information below:

Forename: _____________________
Country of residence:______________________
Contact phone:________________________
Preferred call time:_____________________

Thank You,

Bernard Bolton
sent from

Srinivas said...

Hello friends i got the mail like it real or scam....

Siemens Corporation
300 New Jersey Avenue Suite 1000.
Washington, D.C. 20001.
United States.


Siemens Corporation® USA is having openings for the second half of the year 2014 job employment offer in United States. We therefore, require the service of high esteem, good behavior who is willing to put in his best in order to enable us achieve our 2014 employment prospects, towards satisfying our wide customer business interest.

Siemens Corporation® USA is an electrifying descendant of SIEMENS a global leader in the design, manufacture, installation, and maintenance of coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear, wind, and steam-driven power generation plants. One of General Electric largest divisions. Siemens Corporation® USA serves utility, industrial, and governmental customers worldwide, supplying products such as turbines, compressors, generators, valves, and instrument transformers also side electronic gadgets like TV, Mobiles etc.

It also provides equipment that supports oil and gas distribution and services ranging from consulting and field engineering to environmental monitoring and product life cycle management both in the United State and abroad.

However, we value the interest you have shown to work in our company by sending your resume to my office; your resume has been shortlisted. As the Company’s Senior Vice President (HR) and on behalf of this organization, I am generally wishing to have you as one of our employees and hope that you will find your employment with us satisfactory.

Attached in this mail is application form, which you have to print out, fill the personal information needed on it with pen and return it to us as attach file by email. This form will be reviewed in the office by the RECRUITMENT DEPARTMENT.

We have also decided to interview you by email and the interview questions have been attached as well, read carefully and answer as expected. You are to prudently answer the questions attached to this mail and kindly return your answer script together with filled application form within 72 hours of this receipt email.

All instructions must be strictly adhered otherwise, cancellation may occur. Therefore be careful and answer the questions as required. Note that you should write the answers on a sheet of paper scan, and send it to me by email.

Please you are advised to patiently follow our recruiting process as we proceed. We provide free accommodation, free medical and dental care to our workers, free airline ticket and a starting salary of 7,500 US DOLLARS per month. Fringe benefits attached separately.

NOTE: That you are eligible to submit this application form for this employment if and only if your passport is at hand and you are ready to relocate to work in the United States.

We are anticipating a quick response to this form before we enter an agreement with you.

Dan Compston
Senior Vice President
Siemens Corporation Human Resources
© Corporate Headquarters Siemens Corporation® USA

Srinivas said...

Hai frnds after reply to 1st mail i got this it true or scam? shall i proceed further or not?...

Siemens Corporation
300 New Jersey Avenue Suite 1000.
Washington, D.C. 20001.
United States.


Dear Srinivas HV

I'm in receipt of your mail with the attached filled Application Form and Interview.

I gladly inform you of your good performance in the Interview as we also appreciate your interest and willingness to work in our company. We have gone through your profile and your qualifications has made us to consider offering you the position of your choice and it will be confirmed in our next email because of your resume, but this position becomes official when the management has concluded. This will be coming up after you Agree with the Terms and Condition of this company by signing this Contract with us.

However, attached to this mail is Contract Agreement Letter, which you are to print, sign and return to us immediately for other official protocols, if you accept the conditions. You must know that we have few weeks of enrolment in our company with all the legal formalities being completed including the Visa and Ticket processing period. The Company has provided a free Accommodation that befits family size not exceeding 6 occupants in its housing estate for its employee. This means that you are not providing any Accommodation for yourself throughout the period you are working with us.

The Company shall provide Air Ticket for you to come here from your country after you must have scanned your Visa to us. This will enable the Company Immigrants Department to process your Ticket to come and commence your career with us.

Moreover, you are expected to follow the company's travelling policy. So for this reason you should take care of the Visa Fee. Your readiness with the Visa Fee will enable the US Attaché and US Visa Officials to facilitate the immediate processing of your Visa Application Forms and other travelling documents without any delay.

Finally, the Company shall open an International Account for you on the Account that you migrated from there to here on L-1 VISA and your salary is payable at regular payroll period by cheque.

If you Agree with the Employment schedules, then you are ready to relocate and work with us. Kindly print out this Contract Agreement and sign it after reading and send it back to us for office use. Nevertheless, having read and accepted the norms and ethics of this Company/Contract Agreement, you are requested to send a scan copy of your Certificates as proof of Educational qualification along side with acceptance of this Contract for proper documentation. Your Certificates will help us to prepare the documents that will be sent to the Embassy in your Country for your Visa Application to be processed..

Dan Compston
Senior Vice President
Siemens Corporation Human Resources
© Corporate Headquarters Siemens Corporation® USA

Anonymous said...

Hi Srinivas,

Please dont believe on such mails,
even i have received the same.Its fully fake!!!

ANOOP K JOHN said...

Is this one scam???