I was contacted by text & by Google Hangouts, not by phone - my FIRST indication that this was a scam! Plus, the grammar and punctuation were faulty - a bona fide organization won't have these types of errors. The message said:
"Norman Group Company has been providing high-quality data and document services. We have over 55 keying stations and 6 high-speed scanners to handle your unpredictable volumes. We accurately capture/index millions of characters and documents each month. Norman Group Company guarantees 99.5% accuracy on handwritten documents and forms. Plus, all back office operations are performed within the U.S.A., by E-verified employees that have passed background security checks.
We help you streamline your operations and lower administrative costs by replacing inefficient paper intensive processes with our capture services and Laserfiche® document management software.
Whether it's a large project or a small project, a one-time issue or on-going program, Norman Group Company customizes projects to fit individual needs. When it's your job, you don't care about labels or categories.You have five minutes to view the company website and let me know once done (http://www.normanscompany.com)
Soon we will be setting up a few branches near your location. That is why we are looking for 16 new hires to work from home. Once the new branches have been built at your location, you can either chose to work in the office or continue working from home.You will be working online and from home, the working hours are flexible and you can chose to work from anywhere of your choice, the Wages is $25.95 per hour during full working hours and the training wages is $15.75 and you will be getting your payment weekly or bi-weekly via direct deposit or paycheck and the maximum amount you can work a week is 40 hours.if you are employed you are going to be working as a full employee and not an independent contractor..... Let me know if you are interested so we can proceed.?"
Then I received a check on REGULAR COPY PAPER for $4,985.00; tell me: who sends a COMPLETE STRANGER a REAL check for that amount???
AVOID ANY CORRESPONDENCE FROM NORMAN'S GROUP AT ALL COSTS!!!!
AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!!
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