Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Transportation Manager Job Scam Marlone Vanslyke Logistics Manager of WW Logistics Group

Here's one from a Marlone Vanslyke for a Logistics Manager job opportunity (err, job scam) with a company WW Logistics. Below is how the verbatim email reads, typos and all...

Your resume was found at one of the vacancies sites.
This is a position as a transportation manager. The
salary will be $2000 monthly and the labor
hours will be some 10-12 hours every week. We are one of the
leading organisations  in the sector of Logistic Services. We also handle
the requirements of  Heavy Equipment like Crain, Waste water tanks, Chemical tanks and others. Our business
services are headed by skilled
professionals. We have a well-structured business concept to provide clients with
comprehensive international cargo logistics services. Our friendly and dedicated
employees let us cater to all requirements of
customers and to ensure them utmost satisfaction.

21 years or older
Fast answer to all letters received from  your
personal manager
Ability to get packs right to your
home address (not P.O. Box)
Be reachable on the cell and fixed phone within the daytime
no previous conviction. good credit history
a personal mobile phone
basic computer skills
constant Internet access within the daytime

Working place:
the positionis mostly home-based, but you have to be able to get in contact with delivery couriers and
delivery services.
phone access and having a printer is required

The contract between the employer and the employee.
 A scanned copy of your ID (passport or driver’s license)

As soon as the agreement is signed by both parties, you will be contacted and guided
through the entire process.
Transportation manager is responsible for a wide range of functions and supports our
clients. The important functions are coordination and synchronization of the
load activities by means of communicating with customers, and USPS, UPS, and
FedEx carriers to make sure that all item is
received on time. Transportation manager is a direct contact between supplier, carrier and
receiver as he/she will take care of the client’s satisfaction by keeping in touch with
carriers and clients through the whole process of transaction. Transportation manager must ensure
fast delivery. You will obtain detailed information about each
parcel you will need receive and resend.
The most popular packages are golden and silver wares, watches, electronic
appliances, and collectibles. We offer a 2 week paid vacation twice a year and the first
vacation can be after 3 months. All the taxes indicated in your tax returns will be
covered by our firm. To get more information,
respond to this  message.

Project Support Manager Arona Shephard Fake Job Scam

And here's another one provided by the same reader on a different job scam. I've changed the name and personally identifying information to protect the privacy of the actual person who wrote me. But let's read on:

Dear Job Seeker Stephen Smith, we would like to offer a newly opened position of a Project Support Manager available to start immediately. Our web design studio is currently looking for responsible and self-motivated individuals to join our spirited team of web professionals. This position would allow you to receive the valuable knowledge of serving corporate clients as well as get introduced to the most promising and stable market of web technologies.

 We offer a remote full-time job. It will take 8 hours per day: 9:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. You do not need any special software or equipment, only a personal computer with a good Internet access. Please note that this position does NOT include any direct sales, promotion or cold calling. We do not require any entry fees in order to ensure your employment.

 Job Duties:

 -Introduce the company services to new clients;
 -Collect and maintain current and potential customer contacts;
 -Gathering the required statistics and providing reports to our customers;
 -Communicating with customers and remote teams of freelancers and developers;
 -Complete sales and provide excellent customer suport to our clients on every stage of the development process.

 General Requirements:

 -Need to be at least 21 years old;
 -HS/College diploma or higher;
 -Confident PC skills: Microsoft Word/Excell, Internet browsing software, email Outlook or equivalent,pdf readers Adobe PDF Reader or equivalent;
 -Excellent written/verbal communication skills;
 -Understanding of general sales techniques and concepts;
 -Ability to learn quickly and work individually;
 -Must be authorized to work in the United States.

 We Offer:

 -Base pay plus bonuses;
 -Incentive bonuses up to 50% of the monthly base salary;
 -Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, disability/life insurance & a 401k plan;
 -Paid sick/vacation days;
 -Reimbursement of major expenses cell phone, Internet bills, etc.;
 -Professional training and skill enhancement;

 Please reply to this email with your most recent resume in order to receive full information on this position. We will reply back to you in 24-48 hours. Candidates available to start immediately will have the priority.

William Robinson Hatch Media Productions Job Scam

Hello everyone...thanks for stopping by tonight.

I found an interesting job scam provided by our readers related to Hatch Media Pro. The company details related to to the job scam are shown below:

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <>
Date: Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 1:42 PM
Subject: Hatch Media Productions application process
To: John Johnson


I'm sending you our standard employment package including:
a) Employment Agreement: a document, which gives you a general notion of
your duties, guaranteed monthly salary, expenses  and other work issues;
b) Bank Account Form: a special form used for submitting your bank account
c) Bank Account Regulations: a list of regulations for bank accounts that
should be and used for working with us, and
d) W-4 form: a standard form issued by the IRS and used for calculating your
income tax deductions.

In order to get started, I would need you to do the following: first, please
print out the Employment Agreement, Bank Account Form and W-4, fill them out,
then sign and send them to me by email or fax. Please put your estimated
start date on the contract, the day when you will actually be able to start
working for us, not the current date! Also, we accept physical signatures only,
no digital/printed ones. Employment Agreements without copies of IDs will NOT
be accepted.

Further, you would need a separate bank account, so that you would be able
to receive both your salary from the corporate account, and the payments from
our customers. Just to remind you: as a Project Support Manager you will be
authorized to work directly with the customers, who will be paying you on
behalf of the company. Our experience proved that customers value personal
approach most of all, thus they would prefer working with a single contact
person for the whole project cycle, rather than being bounced from one
specialist to another, with the time inevitably spent on explaining the details
that have been agreed upon with the previous manager. The company provides
copies of all contracts the customers have signed and all invoices verifying the
payments are for the company, not for you personally. This is typical for the
company and the outsourcing industry in general.

I would recommend starting with a personal checking account, as most of our
customers don't have problems with sending payments to individuals on behalf
of the company; however, later we might need you to upgrade to a
business account. If you don't mind setting a business account already,
that's more preferable; however, as most banks would require a fee of $50-100
to set it up, you can upgrade to a business account after you receive your
first fees from us, to avoid spending your own funds.

Just to remind you, your fixed base salary will be $2,800 per month, it will
be paid every 2 weeks since the start date regardless of the number of customers
you've serviced. There are also bonuses for each taken project, 3% of the total
cost of it (paid immediately). All Project Support Managers must pass the
evaluation test every 6 months; basing on the average performance statistics the
base salary can be increased by 25%. No additional software is required for you to
purchase or install, only the access to the Internet. You will be able to log
into our remote web panel, where you will manage your daily tasks, communicate
with your supervisor and submit reports.

All Project Support Managers are required to remain online during the regular working
hours, which are 9:00am to 4:30pm your local time, Monday to Friday. You will start
working under my personal supervision; I will supply you with online training materials
and customer lists, as well as answer your questions and provide additional information, if

Once again, all information about our company and services we offer can be found on
our website:
Should you have any questions, please feel free to address them to me. As I mentioned before,
this position is available immediately. Thanks in advance, I'm looking forward to start working with you!

Best regards,
William Robinson
Hatch Media Productions LLC (478) 238-1733

Funny thing on this gives a location address of Macon, Georgia located at 348 Cotton Ave Ste 300, Macon, GA 31201. And the fake company even tries to give a convincing telephone number as a point of contact shown above. 478-238-1733. If you "google map" this company address it doesn't even exist in Macon, GA. I'm about five hours away from it where I live and I'm sorely tempted to drive by and prove that it's a scam by showing this company does not exist at this location in Macon, GA. But I now work full time and it's just not worth it to me.

I find this position more interesting than most when they say in your role as a Project Support Manager, and I quote, "you will be authorized to work directly with the customers, who will be paying you on behalf of the company. Our experience proved that customers value personal approach most of all, thus they would prefer working with a single contact person for the whole project cycle, rather than being bounced from one
specialist to another, with the time inevitably spent on explaining the details that have been agreed upon with the previous manager."

Basically the scammer appears to want you to get direct payments from some sort of people who will be paying you on behalf of the fake company. I've not applied for this job or started employment with this company but it reads like a classic scam of getting forged or fake checks and cashing them or depositing and then wiring the monies elsewhere while keeping an alleged percent of it for your commissions.

If there's further doubt the company is a sham, look no further than the "whois" on the domain registration which is copied below:

WHOIS information for***

[Redirected to]
The Data in Web Commerce Communications Limited ("WEBCC")'s WHOIS database 
is provided by WEBCC for information purposes, and to assist in obtaining 
information about or related to a domain name registration record. WEBCC 
does not guarantee its accuracy. By submitting a WHOIS query, you agree 
that you will use this Data only for lawful purposes and that, under no 
circumstances will you use this Data to:
(1) allow, enable, or otherwise support the transmission of mass unsolicited, 
    commercial advertising or solicitations via e-mail (spam).
(2) enable high volume, automated, electronic processes that apply to WEBCC
    (or its systems).
The compilation, repackaging, dissemination or other use of this Data is
expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of WEBCC. WEBCC 
reserves the right to terminate your access to the WEBCC WHOIS database in 
its sole discretion, including without limitation, for excessive querying 
of the WHOIS database or for failure to otherwise abide by this policy. 
WEBCC reserves the right to modify these terms at any time.   
Status: Protected
Created: 2012-12-04 05:10:31
Expires: 2013-12-03 21:10:31
Last Modified: 2012-12-04 05:10:28
Registrant Contact:
 Domain Admin  (
 Lot 2-1, Incubator 1, Technology Park Malaysia, Bukit Jalil
 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia 57000
 P: +603.89966788 F: +0.0
Administrative Contact:
 Domain Admin  (
 Lot 2-1, Incubator 1, Technology Park Malaysia, Bukit Jalil
 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia 57000
 P: +603.89966788 F: +0.0
Technical Contact:
 Domain Admin  (
 Lot 2-1, Incubator 1, Technology Park Malaysia, Bukit Jalil
 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia 57000
 P: +603.89966788 F: +0.0
Billing Contact:
 Domain Admin  (
 Lot 2-1, Incubator 1, Technology Park Malaysia, Bukit Jalil
 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia 57000
 P: +603.89966788 F: +0.0

 I guess that's enough on this company for now. If you have more details or experience in dealing with this company on a fake job, please feel free to post comments below. I do turn on comment moderation only to weed out spam and un-necessary topics unrelated to the actual post itself. Even if you feel this isn't a scam I'll post a comment to give equal opportunity but in my heart of hearts I know this one is a scam 100%.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Joel Maturi Fake Job Scan

And the fake jobs keep on rolling's another one from one of readers...forgive me "Ashley" but I'm trying to come up with creative names instead of using real names on my blog. "Ashley" sent me the below job scam recently and she and I had a nice discussion on how Careerbuilder is supposedly a source of how these people contact you offering immediate (and sadly fake) job opportunities.

Here's that email:

-----Original Message-----
From: Ashley <>
To: Ashley Two <>
Sent: Thu, Sep 13, 2012 10:41 am
Subject: CareerBuilder - Job for you ID 6986

Hi! You contacted me some time ago. In response to your inquiry enclosed you 
will find more specifics about the current opportunity along with the Employment 
Agreement. This current opportunity is available immediately. I hope you will 
become a member of our team because you suit us and we would like to start 
a.s.a.p..We have new tasks in your area starting now. 
1) Vacancy description, responsibilities, income level and the requirements to 
candidates are available on the website on the Jobs page. Please check the 
website for more information.
2) Once you are available to get started  please fill out the enclosed 
Employment Agreement sign or fill in electronically and send it back via email. 
We will verify it has been received and contact you back with information on how 
to proceed/continue. 
Your next step is to complete the online application on the JOBS page of the 
website. If you have any questions after visiting our website  and couldn't find 
the right answers on the site  do not hesitate to email me directly. We will 
send you the answer personally or will add it to the FAQ section andnotify you 
about it. Below you will find the website address. Sincerely, Mr. Joel Maturi

Shelly Gordon Shipping Receving Manager Job Scam

Thanks to all of you who visit the blog, make comments, and send job scam information to me. My email address is Please let me know if you wish to use your real name or email address. If you don't say it's okay I will usually use a fake  name and an even more fake email address to protect your identity.

The email job scam below comes from one of our readers by the name of Clara. It's not her real name but I did want to post it. As always most job scams seem to indicate a huge salary for very little work. The job scam below is no exception:


This is a request to your CV posted in CareerBuilder and we would like to ask you to try for our new HOME-BASED vacancy.

A national & international team is seeking a part-time shipping/receiving Manager. The position is active to the employees who can work from independently. Ideally, the job requires 2-3 hours a day maximum on the computer. The work is consistent and the hours are flexible.

Your responsibilities will include: receiving and sending incoming shipments, packaging and scheduling pick up of all outgoing product, maintaining documentation for all shipping & receiving activities.

The approximate monthly income is $1500.

Requirements: 25+ years old, ability to stay at home from 8 am till 7 pm.

If you are interested, please reply with your curriculum vitae and contact number where we can get in touch with you.

Please note: If you do not receive a call from us your information will be kept in our system for future consideration.