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#163747 by haneul Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:22 am
WARNING ONLINE JOB SCAM: the following emails are scammers: [email protected], [email protected]

http://www.phjobs77.com/job/permanent_e ... 72443.html

They will ask Php500 to be sent to Western Union. This person's name is a scammer: gerthy jo maraton
Also beware of these names, they are all Filipino Scammers! DAWNEY JEM H. TABANAO, LetGroup eMarketing Agency
This is a sample letter of these scammers:
Hello ,

Welcome to LetGroup eMarketing Agency: a net-based outsourcing firm and a major player in bpo
industry mainly in US/CANADA/AUSTRALIA. We receiveed your application and you've been
short listed for an ONLINE JOB (full-time).

Tell us..
a) are you available to start immediately ?
b) can you handle shifting schedule ?
c) age
d) present addresss

Kindly take this personality test -> http://www.41q.com/
When done , take screenshot of the result and email it back. This will help determine
if you are truly fitted for the job.

Thanks,

DAWNEY JEM H. TABANAO
HR-Specialist

another sample:
Considering your potential, the Management saw you fit for the position and is HIRING YOU.
Below is our employment proposal:

Description: Online Researcher/Assistant (full-time / homebased)
- Schedule : Mon to Sat , 11am to 8pm manila time.
- Salary every 25days from official starting date via western union.
- Compensation is 23,000php/month (inc. allowances for: communication , skills )


//To proceed below is our HRD-REQ:
You have 72 hours(3days) to submit the following:

@1
-NBI Clearance ( date of issue not later than 30days)
-Fit to work / MedCert (recent)
-TOR + DIPLOMA
-valid id (passport , driv. lic,prc,etc)
-Certificate of employment from recent employer
-scan and email ..

(or you can do)

@2
Our legal contractor can facilitate things for you by providing certifications
to satisfy the Client. All you need to do scan and email(2x2 pix + any valid id ) and P 500 processing fee.
You will send the fee to our collection officer via western union.
============================================================

-HR-Specialist

send fee to our collection officer via western union.
see receiver details below:
**

gerthy jo maraton
makati city

Once done..
-Email back the control # , sender name , midname , address , receiver name.
-Work starts after , and there will be orientation on regarding job details and other concerns..
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#169410 by leondedios Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:38 pm
I almost fell for this. Thank goodness I followed my intuition. I googled the names CINDY BIBANCO and CESAR RYAN LIBUNA and they are both smelled like stinky fish to me. But I am guessing Cesar Ryan Libuna is just using Cindy's name because Cesar Ryan Libuna is the recepient of the money. But who knows they are both in this together. So beware of this kind of scam.

Here are their e-mails to me.

THEIR FIRST EMAIL:

On Tuesday, 18 June, 2013 07:25 PM, E-lliance Digital Marketing wrote:
Greetings!

This is to inform that you've been shortlisted for the recent JOB VACANCY
which is Full-time and Home-Based. We are US-Based company a major player in BPO
idustry and very much active in outsourcing.

Proceed by ...
- send any valid ID (scan & email)
- tell us your present address
- tell us about your recent employment
- take this test - http://www.41q.com/ and send the result back to us.
back to us.


We hope to hear from you asap to start immediately.

CINDY BIBANCO
E-lliance Digital Marketing
HR-Specialist of Off-shore Recruitment

____________________________________________

THEIR SECOND E-MAIL REPLY:
Dear Ma'am / Sir:

I think I will avail option number 2. Can you please email me the details of your Independent legal contractor?

Thank you very much.


On Jun 19, 2013, at 4:00 PM, "Team.Human__Resource" <[email protected]> wrote:
The MANAGEMENT favored your application and decided to employ you as one of our
ONLINE MARKETING/RESEARCH ASST (full-time & home-based).

Details:
- 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(you are given 3days to comply starting today):
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

//or another option..

2) > 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.
There will be orientation once you start working. Keep us posted and again,
we are happy to have you on board.

/pass

____________________________________________

THIRD E-MAIL REPLY:

On Thursday, 20 June, 2013 03:10 PM, Team.Human__Resource wrote:
send fee to collection officer via western union. Receiver details below:
==========================================
CESAR RYAN LIBUNA
Quezon City

-Email back the control # , sender name , midname , address , receiver name.
-Work starts after , and there will be orientation on regarding job details and other concerns..
#169411 by Bryon Williams Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:53 pm
Welcome to Scamwarners leondedios,

Thank you for updating on this scam. Scammers often change their email address. Could you post the email address the scammer used with you. This will help others avoid the scam if they search the email address.

Bryon

Please contacta moferatorstor if you have a question or information about this post.



Please do not tell the scammer he is posted here.


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#169509 by douche.bagette Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:31 pm
Hi guys, can't believe that I actually almost fell for this trick. I was even excited when I got their reply that I was shortlisted, I even got the exact same message that leondedios received. The email was convincing though but when they gave me an option to pay for a processing fee of 500php I began to doubt. Good thing I did a little researching, I looked for Cesar Ryan Libuna's facebook account (mentioned as collection's officer on the email I received) and he doesn't look professional to me at all here's the link to his fb account (https://www.facebook.com/cesarryan.libuna?fref=ts) and I also keyed in the email address they were using to send me an email to on google and I found this forum. This has been a great help!
#169511 by Bryon Williams Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:36 pm
Welcome to Scamwarners douche.bagette,

I am glad this site help you avoid a scam.

Thank you so much for posting the email addresses. This will surely help others avoid his scam attempts when they do an internet search.

Bryon

Please contacta moferatorstor if you have a question or information about this post.



Please do not tell the scammer he is posted here.


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#169598 by wil Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:00 am
Hello Everyone,

I don't know if this is really a scam. I have sent 500 via western union and after that, they have already sent all the instructions of the job. This is an ad posting job. I'm not sure if I will continue this job because the payment will be after one month. I have no assurance if they will really pay on the job. Is there someone who has already started to work on this job? Please help.. Thanks..
#169599 by vonpaso xlura Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:20 am
I'm sorry to hear you lost money to the scammer. Please post the emails and website if any.

No job requires that you send money during the application process before you go for an interview. You may pay travel costs to go to the interview, and many companies reimburse for this, but none of this money is sent by Western Union.

... ni los estafadores heredarán el reino de Dios. 1 Cor. 6:10
#170061 by james101 Sat Jun 29, 2013 2:52 am
Hi Will you Okey?

Me too, I take the RISKS!. I gave a try for this HOMEBASED/ONLINE JOB that they're offering. I don't know if its "SCAM" or a "REAL" job Online. - Thing here is that, how are we going to Know if its a scam or not if you wont gave a try. yeah..?

I've sent them 500php via Western Union to Ms.Bernely Sheilaine L. Nemil and after that, they also send me all the instructions on how to deal with this job, including the policies and payouts via Western Union every 25th of the month. Its just a simple ONLINE JOB - all you have to do is to market ads or job posting like (Online CSR, Virtual Assistants and Secretaries) in any job sites everyday .Also they will be providing you a quota, you must generated at least 200 ads per day. (So tiring, I can Only have 100,150 everyday, Need to go to internet cafe to do this - Log in for around 6 hours - I don't have a PC!)

[email protected] I guess the owner of this email named REX, I really don't if REX is a he or she!!

Unfortunately, I've received this email coming from them-- ""Due to unsatisfactory performance our client decided to terminate your employment effective today. There will be a 60-days clearing period , by then our payroll-officer ---- will email you on how to process your back pay"".. (This is so depressing!)

I Started working/doing this Online Job from last week of May to 28 of June this year (Until now still doubtful if its a SCAM or NOT!). I was thinking that, maybe I was terminated because I wasn't able to hit the everyday quota (the 200 post per day - worst thing is that I don't have computer)... AWFUL!!I wasn't able to get even single centavos from them! But Looking forward for the backpay!! :(

PM ME THANKS!
Last edited by james101 on Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:01 pm, edited 1 time in total.
#170638 by momsie Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:54 pm
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:

Tell us..
- 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

**

2)
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.


Welcome!

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:
-fullname
-email address
-code: justgchat_!


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!

[General]
- 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.

[Attendance]
- 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)

[Expectation]
- 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 .

=================================================

[INITIAL TASK]
- Research & be familiar with: gmail forwarding , sending screensht on via email
- download -> firstclassrancorp.com/xfiles/task1.zip


*once done proceed to your DAILY ROUTINE

=================================================

[DAILY ROUTINE]
- download your daily routine -> firstclassrancorp.com/xfiles/dailyroutine.zip


=================================================

//also include this additional ads.. ..
[@PA 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
------------------------------

@PERSONAL SECRETARY

possible job titles you can use:
- quick / tech savvy PERSONAL SECRETARY for GEN. MGR.
- smart and alert PERSONAL ASST REQUIRED
.
.
.
(invent, show your creativity ..)

gen. qualifications:
25 or below ,
college grad or level ,
single.
computer literate,
fluent in english
Pref. someone from Bacolod /Iloilo/Cebu/Dumaguete

-end-

=================================================

[SUMMARY REPORT]

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]
.
.
.
.
(urls here..)



[pa ]
.
.
.
.
(urls here..)

Total Ads posted = n (indicate the total..)

-end-

=================================================

[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 ,



=================================================

[REMINDER]

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..

1)
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

2)
dont use the same e/m over and over .. vary it ..

3)
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.

4)
make sure that all gmails.. u created are forwarding to ur prime . always do test email ..

5)
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.

6)
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
--------------------------------------
//FORWARDING

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 :
#999.999.9999
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.


Ex.

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.


HERE IS ALSO A LIST OF THE GMAIL ACCOUNTS THAT WERE CREATED TO POST JOBS IN DIFFERENT ADS:

[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]

[email protected]
[email protected]

[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
#171026 by justme012 Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:47 am
Hello Wil!

It also happen to me. Due to financial problems and other matters, I'll encourage to sent 500 php via western union. Yah! this is posting ad jobs. Actually this is my 4th day working with them but i was curious yesterday when they said that part of my job is to collect fees placement or processing from applicant. At that point "I REALIZED THAT I WAS OH! :shock: " so i research about scam and i found this site read some post. Then i was shocked because i saw email that is same to those email that i receive. But i'm grateful that i find this site and finally confirmed that i'm working with scammers. So i decided to stop working right now. And warn those people that send resume through gmail account. THANKS FOR THIS SITE IT REALLY HELP ME A LOTS,,,, 8)

I need now to move on be aware about online job, be wise to those people who just only want to collect many from innocent applicant.... Now i'll find another job that is legitimate, not scam and not asking to pay something!...
#171205 by sheh09 Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:14 pm
Hello everyone,

I am very disappointed when I saw that my name is implicated in this forum. I would want to clear my name because I was also a victim of this online scamming. I am Bernely Sheilaine L. Nemil. I also applied for the said online work and did the following instructions they gave, I’ve sent them php500 and also a scanned information of my driver’s license.

I am confused of what user james101 said in his post because he said he started working last week of May til 28 of June. He said that he sent the money to me, now who was the receiver of the money when I stopped working 2nd week of May without even being paid. I haven’t received any transaction in Western Union from that day until now in the present. This is very alarming for me because I can sense that someone is using my identification just to receive money from people whose applying for this stupid Online Scamming.

A friend of mine who also applied for this was also scammed, he is from Cotabato City and he already reported this in TV5 so that people will be aware. This afternoon I am going to the main office of Western Union here in our place, I am going to ask for help from them to track my last transaction and from what place it has been done.

Please help me clear my name.

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