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#45367 by jjj201 Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:37 am
I have recd 8 messages all the same as this !!!

Is this a real job or just a scam, and why/or what do they get from it ???

Thanks


About the Job

A well established Civil Engineering Company are looking for an Administrative Assistant to be based in UK branches.

Key Responsibilities;
* Day to day sales admin, including database management and sales calls.
* Searching for and developing new business.
* Passing leads onto sales teams and helping to convert to sales.
* Research and development of marketing databases.
* Data entry and proof checking.
* Extraction of information from databases, websites, etc.
* Maintaining database of current sales research activity to allow reviews and planning for future activity.

Company Information

Established almost 10 years ago our company is a market leader in the supply of specialised support systems to the Construction Industry.
We operate internationally via 8 locations and currently require a Administrative Assistant to join our busy Business Development team.

Skills and Qualities

The ideal candidate must have a solid administrative background and have experience working to tight deadlines.

Candidate Profile;
* Desire for new challenges and to develop new opportunities,
* Responsible and capable of setting own challenges,
* Enthusiastic and willing to learn,
* Strong team player.

What's in it for you:
- Excellent Pay (guaranteed GBP 425/weekly);
- Great Opportunity;
- All compensation/salary is paid biweekly. Compensation involves uncapped earnings and bonuses;
– Initial period of probation/stage at basic expenses reimbursement;
– Possibility of fast and substantial pay increase as well as strong and aggressive incentive scheme;
– To join a group of highly successful professionals and entrepreneurs, with a strong and proven track record at a very early stage.


This role would suit a person with experience in administration and a feel for customer service and/or sales.

If you are interested in this role, please submit your CV to: resime@online-hire.com

Linda Dewhurst
Assistant to HR Manager

#45372 by theladdieno1 Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:00 am
Yes i would say that this is a scam. The message is always the same, but the senders email address is always slightly different.

I have seen other similar attempts were they have hijacked a website so to make it look like a genuine offer. So far i've seen job offers from the following companies:

Green Tree Warehouse
Sunseeker Yachts
BMC (American company offering BMW modifications)
#45373 by blockrockin Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:01 am
Hi I got this as well! I was wondering what the actual scam is myself. Do they want to CV becuase it contains personal inforamtion like address, DOB etc
#45376 by Arnold Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:46 am
Domain name: online-hire.com

Name servers:
ns1.nameself.com
ns2.nameself.com

Registrar: Regtime Ltd.
Creation date: 2011-01-21
Expiration date: 2012-01-21
Status: active

Typical of a fake site, which seems to have been closed down already.
resime@online-hire.com

And unable to spell "resume".
i expect you'd be asked to pay fees etc to relocate to the UK.

You can contact me either by PM or by email to arnold.d.matthews @ gmail.com. Scam related matters only please.
#45377 by ChrisSmith Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:48 am
blockrockin wrote: I was wondering what the actual scam is myself.


Your CV and your personal details alaways come in handy to scammers. They can use them in later scams.
But what this one will be looking for is for you to become a "mule".

Basically, he'll ask you to forward counterfeit cheques or money orders to his other victims. It saves him the postage and gives him an air of authenticity with a post mark coming out of Europe or the US rather than Africa. Sometimes the scammer will get the mule to print the cheques and will then just supply a list of addresses to send them to. The mule sends the cheque, the victim cashes it and then sends the money onto the scammer by a money transfer service.
Needless to say, it's a nasty little scam as there's a good chance that the mule ends up facing criminal charges for fraud.
#45380 by jjj201 Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:00 pm
HI thanks for the reply, I never thought about being 'scammed' by a job advert !!!

ChrisSmith wrote:
blockrockin wrote: I was wondering what the actual scam is myself.


Your CV and your personal details alaways come in handy to scammers. They can use them in later scams.
But what this one will be looking for is for you to become a "mule".

Basically, he'll ask you to forward counterfeit cheques or money orders to his other victims. It saves him the postage and gives him an air of authenticity with a post mark coming out of Europe or the US rather than Africa. Sometimes the scammer will get the mule to print the cheques and will then just supply a list of addresses to send them to. The mule sends the cheque, the victim cashes it and then sends the money onto the scammer by a money transfer service.
Needless to say, it's a nasty little scam as there's a good chance that the mule ends up facing criminal charges for fraud.
#45382 by Michael Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:09 pm
I'm fairly sure that the website isn't suspended but it just has no content and it is only being used to send emails. The domain still has MX records and it validates like any other email adress. I've seen the same tactic being used by several russian-based job scams in the past.

I'll see what I can do ;)

Account inactive
#45385 by Jillian Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:24 pm
As already pointed out, this is very definitely a scam. I received the same email and posted it here: viewtopic.php?f=34&t=15252

These emails are being spammed out widely, supposedly from an email address of no-reply385@job.com, or other variations of no-reply and some numbers at job.com.

The emails have different addresses to reply to, but always at the domain of online-hire.com.

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