[Apparent conversation with the scammer reported by a member of ScamGuard]
Yoshi.ryan1: Hello, I received an e-mail regarding a possible position from Mark Scott. I would be interested in learning more.
J Helton: Be available on Monday by 9am your time
J Helton: Good morning
Yoshi.ryan1: Good morning
J Helton: How are you?
Yoshi.ryan1: I am great. How are you
J Helton: Great
J Helton: Can we get started?
Before i start i hope you understand that your essential job duties are the following below;
1. Enters data into database(s), which may include scanning and uploading of documents.
2. Ensures quality data; conducts ongoing clean-up of database, verifies, tracks and files data.
3. Works with team and follows up when needed; resolves issues resourcefully.
4. Conducts database searches and generates reports based on data as necessary.
5. Effectively prioritizes to complete tasks and avoid delays in workflow.
6. Takes full responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of work.
7. Ability to manage, prioritize and deliver large volumes of work.
Your pay for this job is $22/hr and Work hours are from 8am-4pm....Mon-Fri and you are also expected online on yahoo IM during working hours.
Daily task will be given to you online via yahoo messenger and also via email
Answer the following questions below and you have about 20 minutes to answer them...
Tell me a little about your self? and What motivates you? Tell me also why you want this position?
Do you have any job presently?
In your current or last position, what were your most significant accomplishments? In your career so far?
what would you say are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?
where do you see yourself in 5 years?
How long will you work with us ?
How do you tactfully suggest better ways of doing things?
How do you make competence, character and credibility priorities?
Give me two reasons why I should NOT hire you?
Give me four reasons why I should hire you?
J Helton: Can you see the questions above?
Yoshi.ryan1: I am a motivated person. I strive to get my work done on time and do a good job. I want this position because I love paper work. I love being part of a team. Presently I am a stay at home mom. My most significant accomplishments were when I worked at ruby Tuesdays and the company wanted me to be a salaried manager, unfortunately at the time I was only 17 and you had to be 21 to be a manager. My greatest strengths are loyalty, details, and dedication. My greatest weakness is that I need some direction.
Yoshi.ryan1: In 5 years I want to be great in my field of work. I will work for you as long as I am able. When I suggest something tactfully I do think about it so I do not sound bossy or like I am criticizing. Competence, character, and credibility are priorities in not just work, but should be applied to your own personal life as well. Two reasons you should not hire me is one, I do not have a lot of experience. Two, I will not be able to start until 8:30am. Four reason you should hire me is one, I'm a very hard worker, two I'm a quick learner, three I always do my best, and four I'm friendly and work well with others.
I must say i love the fact that you are willing to improve and also that you believe in your abilities, also i believe you are someone who is reliable and honest.
What bank do you operate with, where you will have your salaries and other bonuses paid into and have you ever been penalize for bad transaction? If yes why?
Yoshi.ryan1: I am with Huntington bank. I have not been penalized for any bad transactions. I try to be very very careful with my finances.
heltonj53: Please hold
After a careful review of your resume and answers you have provided during this interview, i believe you have great communication skills, your work history is perfect and you have the necessary skills and knowledge to handle this job.
Welcome to BackOps, Inc...
You will undergo a two weeks accounting training course online... You will be needing the following items below for this job which will enable connect online for this course;
(1) Laptop with Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Quad Core Processor 1.6GHz (2.8GHz Turbo Mode, 6MB Cache) Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English 1000 GB1 SATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) 9GB4 Shared Dual Channel DDR3 at 1066MHz Microsoft® Office Starter 2010
(2) Quick books (Pro 2010 version)
(3) Samsung Secured Modem(LSN)
(4) All in one printer, scanner and fax machine
(5) Mini office stationaries
(6 HP Unix B2600 Workstation 500Mhz Server
heltonj53: Which of these do you not have?
Yoshi.ryan1: I have the office stationaries.
Yoshi.ryan1: I have a laptop but not to those specifications.
Yoshi.ryan1: I also have a printer and scanner, but not a fax machine.
HP Z1 Workstation (All in one form factor Workstation. Has 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi. DisplayPort in/out port. Expandable all-in-one chassis. SSDs. Articulated hinge. VESA mountable. Blu-ray burner)
You will receive a check from the company and once you get the check, you will have it deposited in your bank account, deduct $100 for your signing bonus and then have the funds sent to the supplier via bank wire transfer or MoneyGram in CASH so that the supplier can have you office items shipped to you...
Once this is done, you will receive the software by UPS in 2days... i will be here to direct you as we proceed
Note that all this is done as a test to see if truly you can work efficiently with optimum professionalism without supervision.... This job is not a debate so i expect you to do exactly what i say not similar but exactly... Any insubordinate action may cost you this job... I hope you understand? If you have any problem let me know now?
I will send you an email containing our employment agreement form. You will receive your full employment package by FedEx during the training period
So the next step now will be to wait till you receive the Check tomorrow,cash and send to the supplier so you can get ready before the end of week
All communication will be done on IM, if you need to reach me and i'm not online then send me an email or call me 415-384-9495
Let me know if you have any questions to ask when you're done reading?
Yoshi.ryan1: Will you provide me with a supplier or do I have to find my own?
J Helton: Do find your suppliers and know the cost of all this equipments listed above
J Helton: You will get back to me tomorrow
Yoshi.ryan1: I will get back to you tomorrow.
J Helton: Okay
Are you sure that you are okay with this, i wouldn't want a condition where my instructions will not be followed to detail...
Yoshi.ryan1: I am just a little worried about the check situation. I do not have much in my account and therefore the bank will not cash the check against my account.
Yoshi.ryan1: If this is a problem I understand.
J Helton: You will just have the check deposited and the funds will be available within 24hrs
J Helton: You do not need to cash it
Yoshi.ryan1: Ok. Thank you for clearing that up.
Send me your full name, contact address and contact number (home and cell) to my email now for official documentation, email to [email protected], do that right away so that i could have some documents emailed to you which you will have signed and returned to me.
Do that now and let me know when it is sent over.
Yoshi.ryan1: One more thing, and it may affect me getting this job, but I am a little skeptical because of all the internet fraud and identity theft and this sounds too good to be true.
J Helton: You have from now till tomorrow 9am to go think over this job offer
J Helton: What do you say?
Yoshi.ryan1: I am on board. I am writing my contact information in an email.
Yoshi.ryan1: I just sent the email
J Helton: Okay
Yoshi.ryan1: What is my budget for the items?
J Helton: Just go find out,get a supplier and get back to me with a price and the suppliers info
Yoshi.ryan1: I also contacted my bank and they advised me to wait to draw from the account until your check has cleared.
J Helton: You will not be using your own funds
J Helton: We will wait for the funds to be available before making purchases
J Helton: Are you with me
Yoshi.ryan1: This is a scam I contacted BackOps and they said they are not hiring for this position. Plus I found many blogs online with identical wording to yours.
J Helton: Was my name written on it?
Yoshi.ryan1: Different name, exact same phone number though
J Helton: Paste me the link
Yoshi.ryan1: You seem more worried about the fact your name is ona blog rather than the fact the company you claim to work for says its not hiring
J Helton: Okay then
J Helton: Have a nice day
Yoshi.ryan1: You too. Sorry you couldnt scam me
J Helton: You are too poor for me to scam
J Helton: You penniless Sh**
Yoshi.ryan1: Hahahahaha thats what you think....
J Helton is typing...
J Helton: You said it yourself
Yoshi.ryan1: You really think I'd tell you how much I have in my account?
J Helton has signed out. (6/2/2014 11:16 AM)
I just want people to be aware of the potential scam
Identity Theft Risk: