Hello. I am with a heavy heart to register and update this topic. I must admit much to my embarrassment, I have been - WAS part of this ill-hearted people taking away cash from people who just wants to earn from home for their families.
I used to have a very promising career in the BPO industry. Though I have to give it up because just like any other mother, I want to be with my children as they grow. Yet, of course with the way the economy is not helping at all, I decided to look for a home based job. Then I came across an job ad online and just submitted application to almost most of them. To my surprise, I received this email:
We are a US-BASED firm operating globally and hiring remote workers for our increasing clientele.
You are welcome to our company with a job vacancy. And below are details on how to proceed:
- why should we hire you?
- your recent employment and what happened.
- scan/email any valid form of i.d.
And last, take this test(http://www.41q.com/
We hope you are available to start immediately,
MA. CRISTINA V. SALINAS
Versio2 Digital Marketing
Recruitment Specialist for Asia-Pacific
...and so I checked the company's website. It is a legit company website. So as many of you would do, I grabbed the opportunity! Then, as I replied to their email, here's what they asked me to do:
Welcome back and the management decided to employ you as ONLINE MARKETING/RESEARCH ASST (full-time & home-based).
- actively participate in our marketing campaigns online
- Flexible timing , 8hrs per day and MON-SAT.
- Starting salary p20,000/mo and sent via western union.
Requirements - 2 available options:
1) //scan and email
Med Certificate(recent date) , Transcript + Diploma, updated NBI Clearance (not older than 30days),
government issued IDs, and Certification from previous employers
Comprehensive Certification from our independent legal contractor. Simply supply a 2x2 picture, ID,
and 500 Php processing fee. Payment done thru Western Union via contractor’s collection officer(co)
As soon as requirements are scanned and emailed,
we will immediately have you start. Keep us posted and again, we are happy to have you on board.
--- For someone who is somewhat challenged in life and living in a location far from where you can get all those requirements...why not go for the 2nd option, right?
--- And so I fell for the scam afterall. I sent Php 500 and sent them an email of my confirmation. And YES...they did reply and confirmed my employment.
You will be working straight under one of the OWNER at the same time PROJECT/OPERATIONS MANAGER (pm).
Kindly contact him via google chat(gtalk) - [email protected]
Once added, msg him and provide:
Follow protocol mentioned above to be accommodated..
*don't email rather chat on gmail ...
*If after 5 hours still no response , add him again.
--- Amazing right?! To good to be true indeed! And so work information was sent to me via SKYPE:
In behalf of the Management - Welcome!
- Must be online during your entire shift. And make sure you document all your moves like breaks , power failure , net down,etc. .
- Msg your TIME in/out. That serves as your DTR (e.g. in , out )
- Salary is after 30days working days , via western union.
- Im a busy person, if you need anything leave a message i will get back to you as soon as i can.
- Mon to Sat , and schedule is 9am-6pm ph-time.
- No communication from you for the next 48hrs , will be considered AWOL and automatic Termination.
- Failure to be report on time - state your reason & make-up for time loss.
- Submit documents/proof in emergency cases (e.g. hospital , natural disaster,etc)
- Be able to function with less or no supervision at all.
- Self-starter , and always works with initiative and taking responsibility .
- Has excellent reading /comprehension skills .
- Research & be familiar with: gmail forwarding , sending screensht on via email
- download -> firstclassrancorp.com/xfiles/task1.zip
*once done proceed to your DAILY ROUTINE
- download your daily routine -> firstclassrancorp.com/xfiles/dailyroutine.zip
//also include this additional ads.. ..
Aside from the current VS ADS that you are posting right now , I want you to add this type of Ad. Include this in your daily routine and again same concept - make it unique , eye catching , etc.
Just divide your ads equally and make sure you hit your target.
THIS IS NOT AN ONLINE POSITION
possible job titles you can use:
- quick / tech savvy PERSONAL SECRETARY for GEN. MGR.
- smart and alert PERSONAL ASST REQUIRED
(invent, show your creativity ..)
25 or below ,
college grad or level ,
fluent in english
Pref. someone from Bacolod /Iloilo/Cebu/Dumaguete
After each of your shift .. provide a summary report , on this format
We only have 2 main groupings - VA ads (your main routine ) + additional ads(pa ,models ,etc)
Make sure you group it accurately for easy checking of QA ..
[for vs ads]
Total Ads posted = n (indicate the total..)
[DAILY QUOTA / ADDITIONAL ADS]
- let's start with 50 today , and every 2 days you add 50 till you reach 200 ads / day .
- As a newbie that is fine not to hit your target as part of adjustment period. But make sure , to compensate next time around.
- I want you to post additional sites -> firstclassrancorp.com/xfiles/additionalsites.zip
- Search for more sites to post. The more sites .. , the better.
- Some of the few suggested sites : cebucityads.com , trabaho.net , sulit.com.ph , 88db.com , jobisland.com ,
Go over it and make sure they are being FOLLOWED ..
This is a must. Zero-tolerance.
DON'T TOUCH RESPONSES OF APPLICANTS .. OUR CLIENT IS TAKING CARE OF THAT. IT MUST NOT BE TOUCHED,ETC..
make sure that on each ad , u specify an e/m where the reader should send their application..
and make sure that you are using your own email . .
for sites like craigslist , you can do it like this -> mail(at)gmail(dot)com
dont use the same e/m over and over .. vary it ..
every ad u posted , e/m must be specified where the reader should send their application
and it must be the gmail accts u created.
make sure that all gmails.. u created are forwarding to ur prime . always do test email ..
EVERY 2DAYS . . .
- i want u to add 3 gmail accts. set their forwarding to any of ur existing emails except the prime. AND DO TEST EMAIL TO ALL EMAILS!
make sure that gmails you are creating dont have keywords giving away that they are on the same group..
most are creating like this - [email protected]
, [email protected]
, [email protected]
WRONG! the aim is to make it appear as unique as possible.
the jobs you will post .. must be for entry-level position. no senior or managerial position.
and the additional job types i gave.. and must be online-based. Unless if specified not to be online based.
[10:50:05 AM] Operations.DIR: Starter Guide
Pls make sure that on your other gmail acct the forwarding setting is set to DELETE...
So that you will only have to operate on your prime. Once done setting, delete contents
of your other gmail accounts.
Execute upon receiving and notify once done.
see file -> http://firstclassrancorp.com/xfiles/forwarding-del.png
On your prime, set "When messages are accessed with POP " to DELETE.
//SYSTEM CHECK (must be done daily)
This must be done DAILY when you start working.
-test email to ALL gmail...not just to few selected.
-specify total gmail
-state # of days ur working.
//DAILY ROUTINE , pat of..
before you end your shift, on each of ur gmail acct go to
1) TRASH , select all and DELETE FOREVER.
2) go to contacts ______delete all
Client will be checking your gmails randomly. so make sure that this is implemented strictly.
//OFFLINES MSGS -
make it a point that u check ur offline msgs all the time. not all the time i am online with u.
one reason why we have gchat so that i can leave offline msgs. there might be important instruction
i might give offline... so make sure you check ALL THE TIME.
YOU ARE GIVEN 48HRS MAX (STARTING NOW) TO READ , ABSORB EVERYTHING AND START.
OTHERWISE YOUR EMPLOYMENT WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE TERMINATED.
--- I did work as usual. Everyday posting jobs to multiple websites under the "created" email accounts. However, when this trail was sent to me...
[6/27/2013 1:21:43 PM] Operations.DIR: .
[6/27/2013 1:21:43 PM] Operations.DIR: .
[6/27/2013 1:21:44 PM] Operations.DIR: Part of your job is to handle fee of applicants (placement, processing,etc).
We need you to collect for our sub-contractor so he will only receive from one person.
So what will happen , applicants will send you cash via western union. Claim this and
forward it to our sub-contractor (details will be provided).
For service charge ,etc .. keep the receipt and it will be refunded together with your salary.
We are putting lots of trust in YOU - don't fail me. Coordinate with our fc (finance controller) - he will contact you after this email .
Once he gave the details , process it right away.
You will be receiving something like this :
snd - adam smith
adr - new york
amt - 1,000
send to: jen dawson , new york //sub contractor details..
Since you will be dealing with cash - provide 3 references from your side.
Provide their - name , cp# , and their relationship to you.
Tony - 0908xxx - Dean
Clark - 909xxx - Church member
--- I did received about 4 Western Unions transfers for the entire week. Until I decided to check upon the name of CARMELO BASCO JR. and MARLITTE AQUILLES. I noticed that i have been sending money to these people alternately and for different locations.
I tried asking this Operations Director who is the company we are dealing with? And same as what others posted here...he just shoved away the question and sounded as if he was in authority and not to be questioned.
To my dismay, I cannot locate the people who had sent money to me. I have deleted the Gmail accounts I have created to stop the email being forwarded to these scammers.
SO PLEASE..PLEASE...PLEASE! IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR WORK EVEN IF ITS A DESPERATE MEASURE, AS AN APPLICANT, YOU SHOULD NEVER BE THE ONE WHO WILL SEND MONEY TO THEM! NEVERTHELESS...IF THE OFFER WAS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE - DON'T FALL FOR IT!
--- I know this is going to be tough experience and embarrassing of course...but life has to go on! I pray that more and more people get to be more aware of sites like these and that they get the dream job they are longing for!
--- Again, my apologies if I may have come across your lives being a so-called mule for these people.
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