Job Recruitment Scam

I have recently been a possible victim of a scam. Everything starts with a job offer. The advertisement could be something similar to this:

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES: Heavy Data entry/administrative tasks,Updating client information in computer system Running and processing multiple documents utilising Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access Inputting purchase orders.

You are required to set up a Gmail Address or Skype ID for the interview: Install a Google Hangout App (Gmail user) or Skype App (Skype user) on your cell phone or PC , After that process, you are to add the hiring Manager Mrs Cortney Heiman McCammon on your Google Hangout (Sglrecruitingfirm@gmail.com) and Skype user can add/message her on Skype (sglrecruitingfirm001) for the interview now with the hiring manager.

They make you believe you are in a real interview for a real company. The first thing it did catch my attention was that it was a “messaging” interview instead of a “video interview”. I am adding here parts of the interview so when you see something similar you alert yourself:

My name’s Mrs Cortney Heiman McCammon and I am one of SGL Group the Carbon Company hiring Managers.I would be the one to brief you about the position and the company.

This is strictly an online and work from home job the working hours are flexible and you can choose to work from anywhere of your choice,the pay is $22 per hour training is $12per hour and will get payment bi-weekly via check or direct deposit working 30 to 40 hours weekly,if you are employed you are going to be working as a full employee and not an independent contractor.Benefits: Health, Dental, Life and AD&D Insurance, Employee Wellness and 401k plans.Paid Time Off and Holidays with Generous Company Discounts. I am forwarding the answers to my superiors and I will contact you within 1 hour.

Then you are contacted within 1 hour and they confirm you have been selected!! And here comes the scam:

They inform you that you will need some Data entry/accounting software and also a time tracker to commence your training and orientation and also you need the software to get started with the work. They will refer you to the vendor you are to purchase from. You will be receiving your software, Laptop,Scanner, Photocopier machine,Fax Machine, CD-RAM 1099 and a time tracker that would enable you to keep track of your working hours daily due to the fact that you will be working from home. As soon as you have made the purchase of the software, it would be issued out to your home via courier service and they will be providing you with the tracking number to keep track of it till it gets to your home. It will cost you $300!

I got really angry with myself for being such a naif person, but then I realised that they are playing with your need/willing to get a job. Thank God, I did not provide them with any personal or banking data.

I hope this post will help you to be aware of this scam.

Please, feel free to leave your comment. Thanks

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Acabo de ser una posible victima de un timo. Todo comienza con una oferta de trabajo. El anuncio podría ser algo parecido a esto ( lo dejo en inglés ya que fue el lenguaje original):

“RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES: Heavy Data entry/administrative tasks,Updating client information in computer system Running and processing multiple documents utilising Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access Inputting purchase orders.

You are required to set up a Gmail Address or Skype ID for the interview: Install a Google Hangout App (Gmail user) or Skype App (Skype user) on your cell phone or PC , After that process, you are to add the hiring Manager Mrs Cortney Heiman McCammon on your Google Hangout (Sglrecruitingfirm@gmail.com) and Skype user can add/message her on Skype (sglrecruitingfirm001) for the interview now with the hiring manager. “

Te hacen creer que estás en una auténtica entrevista de trabajo para una compañía real. Lo primero que me llamó la atención fue que se trató de una entrevista a través del servicio de mensajes de Skype y no la habitual vídeo-conferencia. Te dejo parte de la entrevista para que si te encuentras con algo parecido te salten las alarmas:

” My name’s Mrs Cortney Heiman McCammon and I am one of SGL Group the Carbon Company hiring Managers.I would be the one to brief you about the position and the company.

This is strictly an online and work from home job the working hours are flexible and you can choose to work from anywhere of your choice,the pay is $22 per hour training is $12per hour and will get payment bi-weekly via check or direct deposit working 30 to 40 hours weekly,if you are employed you are going to be working as a full employee and not an independent contractor.Benefits: Health, Dental, Life and AD&D Insurance, Employee Wellness and 401k plans.Paid Time Off and Holidays with Generous Company Discounts. I am forwarding the answers to my superiors and I will contact you within 1 hour.”

Al cabo de una hora, te contactan para informarte que has sido seleccionado. Y aquí viene el timo: (también lo dejo en inglés porque va a ser como lo verás)

“They inform you that you will need some Data entry/accounting software and also a time tracker to commence your training and orientation and also you need the software to get started with the work. They will refer you to the vendor you are to purchase from. You will be receiving your software, Laptop,Scanner, Photocopier machine,Fax Machine, CD-RAM 1099 and a time tracker that would enable you to keep track of your working hours daily due to the fact that you will be working from home. As soon as you have made the purchase of the software, it would be issued out to your home via courier service and they will be providing you with the tracking number to keep track of it till it gets to your home. It will cost you $300!”

Me enfadé conmigo misma por ser tan ingenua, pero luego me di cuenta que juegan con nuestra necesidad/deseo de encontrar trabajo. Menos mal que no les di ningún dato personal ni bancario.

Espero que este post te ayude a estar alerta de un posible timo.

Por favor, deja tu comentario. Gracias

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I have started this blog to keep on learning about translations, proofreading, communication and to build a personal brand. I hope you help me with your comments. *** He empezado este blog para seguir aprendiendo sobre traducción, corrección de textos, comunicación e intentar crear una marca personal. Espero que me ayudes con tus comentarios.

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