Posted my information on indeed and I was contacted by AJ Business solutions about a job to work from home as a online sales manager for their company. My understanding was that they were an external IT company providing services to many businesses and I would be assisting in taking orders and follow up on services. From the start I had a funny feeling, the HR manager was very vague about the job description and I had a strange feeling about the way in which she communicated.
I did my research and cross checked the business, owner names, email domains, website, incorporation information etc. All looked to be valid so I continued with the application process being very careful about the information I had provided. Once agreeing to a 10 day trail training period we started getting into logistics.
This is when she brought up that I would need to fill a Bit-coin wallet to start accepting orders from their customers and perform large deals with their partners. She sent me these instructions: "How the process of filling your wallet should be done:
1. You will receive corporate money Interac e-transfer on your email, deposit it to your bank account.
2. You have to cash it out 100% of amount from the nearest ATM or Bank branch.
3. Go to the nearest Bit-coin ATM (BTM), and put 100% of amount into this machine.
4.Then make a photo of BTM screen with Bit-coins amount, which will add on your wallet.
5. Send this photo to me as your report.
This is when I realized something was not right and started asking questions. When I requested additional information about why I would would be handling their money as well as additional information about my liability, she skirted around the questions. She would constantly use email and not return my calls. The last communication we had with each other I stated that I did not feel comfortable with the transfer and informed her that I checked the wallet qr code that was provided to me and it had been used before. I wanted to know details of who had control of the wallet, what again my liability was and what exactly I would be doing if I transfer this money. With all my questions and probing she discontinued our communication and I have not heard back from the company. I am under the strong impression they were either committing fraud with the finance records, having 3rd parties launder their money changing the currency to harder traceable Bit-coin, identity theft or transfer fraud.
I did not receive an interview. I did not speak with the owner. They did not check my references. They were just going to transfer a complete stranger money.
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