Please be aware of scammers on this site! I thought that I was interviewing for a data entry position with a company called Workiva until they ask me to buy a $100 visa card so that they could send software to me for my computer.
I contacted the company and they had no employees by the names that were given to me.
The person that posted the position on this site is CynthiaJenny53@gmail.com and person I “interviewed” with was James Robben. They conducted everything through the Telegram app.
Thankfully, I printed out our entire conversation and filed a police report since they have my personal information. And no, I did not send them the visa card. #scams
I found out the hard way that what my grandma always said is true...if it sounds too good to be true it probably is! I had an interview for a work from home job that required special office equipment in order to perform the job, which the company provided. After a lengthy interview process I was informed by a choppy English speaking manager that I was perfect for the position and was hired. I had to provide a copy of my driver's license and the name of the bank I bank at. After supplying all this, I was given a list of other people who were being hired at the same time and was then informed that I would have to give the company my bank account number and checking and routing number so that they could deposit the money into my account to purchase the required computer and software. A red flag went up so I immediately googled the name of the company and they were highly rated, but it wasn't legit! Now my info is out there, probably on the dark web! #scams
There are a lot of Scammers on this Site looking for people who are despartely looking for jobs or just got layed off. Under no circumstances do not give up your personal information on the sight. Sometimes the offers are irressististible. It is lie. DO NOT GIVE THEM Birthday, your address most important your social security number. They will ruin your life. #scams
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I get a lot of text messages for immediate job interviews for data entry/customer service work. The all say they got my resume from Career builder and perform a sham interview that makes no sense. Then they offer to send me a check to get software for a laptop that they will send me for my training. That will never make sense to me. The checks are as little as $2,000.00 and more. They want me to deposit it in my account and they will tell me to order the software from their vendor. I ask why they can't have the software installed before sending me the laptop since it is their vendor? They mention it is a matter of trust. It has only cost me $5.00 so far, but once they mention sending a check before I've even been hired I hang up. They never video interview. Watch out for #scams.
So everyone I wasted a lot of time and effort waking up in the morning to report with a company named UGL LIMITED. Lady name Sue Taylor one of the hiring manager. Did this for a wk and a half, waiting for equipment but then FedEx comes with a cashiers check of a few thousand in my name to deposit and then purchase my equipment from the company vendor's. 🤔 This is me ok now why am I to go through all this when the company I'm working for has all the means to get equipment to me and we go from there. Oh let's not forget a instructions letter is with check from a lady named Ellen stating when deposited report to her and not to the person I zoom with every morning. More red flags 🚩, like why? I am trying to support my family 👪 and make a living honestly. I still have the check and I have not reported with the job in 5 days just to see what would happen next and guess what nobody hasn't contacted me at all over the days about this check or the deposit status of it. It's sad that I work hard for years earning pay checks and to have others like this take from someone else and cause havoc in their life, not having care or concern about that person's life situation and struggles to gain and benefit from being a fraudulent personal hacking and stealing identification of honest, hard working individuals.....WHY? #scams #interview #workfromhome #advice #jobsearch
I recently applied for a WFH Data Entry position. I was contacted by a recruiter via text and asked to download an app to complete an interview. I downloaded the app and the "interview" was conducted via messages, no phone call, no video chat, just messages. I was advised I got the position. They have advised me that the company will provide the laptop and other office supplies needed. I have been informed the funds for these office supplies will be provided; once I receive the funds, I will need to order the supplies through an authorized vendor which every employee has been using for years. Is this the new normal? I have never interviewed like this before and between the pay rate, ordering supplies and interview process; I guess I'm a little skeptical. I did look up the company via google & LinkedIn, I found the company and recruiter, it looks legit however I am still questioning it. Has anyone else had this experience? Does it sound like a scam? Do you have any advise? #advice #scams
So I answered my own question. For these messages that start with "Hey Y'all my company is looking for....." that seem to appear from different people with the same wording, it is a scam. Once you respond to that, they will put you through to a someone else (note the email of that person will be @gmail vs the company email address) who supposedly works for the HR manager. The HR manager will then interview on line. The interview actually seems legit apart from the fact that it is completely online with no voice. Then you get the offer. That is where it ended for me since my spider senses were going off. The company that is being portrayed online is PREMIUMALPHA. The actual company (there is an actual company) is Alpha Premium. When I went to their career page this is what they said (they seem to be well aware of the issue).
"Please note that even though we do have clients internationally, all of our interviews and positions are for candidates based in Quebec, Canada and all communications with candidates occurs using an alphapremium.com email address."
So they only hire people that are from Quebec, and all hiring communication uses a alphapremium.com email address. Also just to note, they do not hire Data Entry people.
I am not sure how to report this to Jobcase, but I will figure it out.