Company Representative scams, Payment Processing scams and other Employment scams.
#334999 by ali6748 Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:34 pm
Apparently same people behind this viewtopic.php?f=34&t=131191
[b]Money mule recruiter[/b]
115 John Street,
Manhattan, NY 10038,
United States of America
Telephone: +1 347 284 6889
E-mail: [email protected]
Christoph K. Wedekind <[email protected]>
Iris Schultes <[email protected]>
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1) DOMAIN esco-gmbh.com
WARNING “3 months old domain”
https://whois.icann.org/en
WARNING “HIDING WITH A REGISTRANT IN UKRAINE”
Organization: Hosting Ukraine LLC
Mailing Address: PO Box 65, Kiev Kiev Region 04112 UA
Email: [email protected]
2) Company search on Google shows other companies with similar names.
WARNING “the company ESCO GMBH” doesn´t appear anywhere. No LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook account.
3) Official Addresses in their website:
Head Office in North America
115 John Street,
Manhattan, NY 10038,
Email : [email protected]
WARNING “THIS BUILDING IS EMPTY NOW. Nobody is in this office”
4) Emails from the company employees show different IPS in different countries (same person).
Lituania, Greece, Russia, etc.
WARNING “They are hiding their ip with a software”
5) Phones are always answered by a recording.
When they called me they sound like a machine voice. Probably hiding their real voices through a software.
6) The jobs they offer in their website are not advertised in ANY job engine such as indeed or others.
I was contacted directly. They said they received my resume from careerbuilder.
7) New York state doesn´t have any company with this name registered.
8) Linkedin public profiles of the persons that contacted you: Inexistent
9)Phone numbers on file: Answering machine only.



EMAILS
Esco GmbH is a nationwide business equipment lender/trader based in
Europe with more than 15 offices across Europe and Asia. For over 10
years our company has played a prominent role in the sales industry of
premium used machinery, leasing and financing of almost all sorts of
equipment.

We are currently expanding our operations in North America and looking
for motivated Project Managers to join our growing company. We
recognize your commitment to our company by making an equal commitment
to you and your career. And we're excited to hear that you
consider joining the company in its new expansion.

Position Title: Project Manager
Requisition Number: #622/17
Department: Special Projects Department
Location: NY state
Salary: base, $84K per annum (negotiable)
Work Schedule: Full Time
Posted Date: 6/23/17
Expiration Date: 7/14/17

Project Manager will be a lead person between the client and the
vendor. He/She will oversee project management functions, manage the
personnel, vendor relations, facilities and finances of assigned
operations, such as:
- Ensure customer satisfaction in all areas of business including but
not limited to project management, supply chain management, cost and
delivery response time.
- Proactively develop strong customer relations at multiple levels
within the customer organization.
- Coach and mentor Project Management team.

Requirements and Preferred Qualification:
- Bachelor=92s degree in Business Administration/Project Management or a
related field preferred but will consider applicants with equivalent
work-related experience.
- Superb problem solving skills and logical thinking ability.
- Superior verbal and written communication skills, including
facilitation skills.
- Proven ability to deliver the full cycle of project management
accountabilities.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin,
disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or
protected veteran status.
PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF YOU DO NOT NEED SPONSORSHIP TO WORK IN THE UNITED
STATES. WE ARE UNABLE TO CONSIDER CANDIDATES WHO REQUIRE SPONSORSHIP.

Do not hesitate to contact our HR Team Mon through Fri (9 AM - 4 PM
ET) at (347) 395 4834.
If you are interested, please, submit a request for more information,
including full job description, link to the web-site and additional
instructions.
Best regards,
Ms. Iris Schultes
HR Department
Esco GmbH
HR Dept. - (347) 395 4834
Office - (347) 284 6889

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I am reaching you out concerning the Project Manager position you've
applied for XX. Your Application Survey submitted
through the web-site has been considered and we are ready to move
further.
Face-to-face interviews are currently being held in Manhattan, NY so
we would like to schedule a telephone interview with you.
No worries, an in-person interview will take place once we establish
office in your area. A standard telephone interview will take about
5-10 minutes of your time. The questions asked are standard pre
prepared ones that require full and honest answers, there is little to
concern you.

Listed below are a few tips to look at before the interview is
scheduled:
- Concentration on the questions asked is imperative as the responses
you give to them need to be delivered in a coherent, intelligent and
professional manner.
- Please ensure that you will not be disturbed during the interview,
make yourself comfortable and relaxed.
- If your work or something else is likely to interrupt the
interview then please reschedule.
- Should the room in which you choose to take the call has a
television or stereo etc, please turn them off and likewise with call
waiting if you use it.
- Eliminate any distractions.
- In the event that the telephone connection becomes an issue please
do not hesitate to ask for a repeat of the question or in the worst
case request a return call.
- As the interview is based upon pre prepared questions any that you
may have with regards to the position will be dealt with at a later
date and on another scheduled call.

Please, see below available dates and time frames for the upcoming
interviews:

Please contact us if you have any questions.
Have a good day!
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Let me start by introducing myself. My name is Chris Wedekind. I work
at Esco GmbH as a Senior Regional Manager.
It is my task to guide you through the on-line processes during your
month long probation period. All materials and instructions will
be submitted via e-mail and I will provide you with feedback and a
score as we proceed.
Rest assured, as the month continues I will provide all the tips and
guidance to help you succeed. I will endeavor to call some time next
week so we can become accustomed to one another. At other times I am
available via email, my daily working hours are the standard 9:00 –
5:00 PM ET. However, I ask you to note that telephone contact can only
be made by prearranged appointment. The reason for this is due to the
U.S. Division is currently overloaded with work and therefore it is
difficult to respond to all calls.
For your reference to the probation please find listed below the
main aspects of the program:
- Probationary period will last one month (4 weeks);
- Probation salary will be paid at the completion of the month;
- There will be no charge to yourself for guides, materials or
manuals;
- Probation will be home based;
- Probation will require 2-3 hours a day of your time with flexible
shift;
- There is no requirement to resign your current position in order
to start the probation period as successful candidates will only be
offered a position;
- Successful completion of the probation guarantees you full-time
employment.
Regarding the attachment, please carefully review the agreement as
it covers the one month of paid on-line probation. It is a
requirement to sign the last page of the document prior to
commencement of the probationary period.
Successful completion of the probation will result in the offer of
full time employment. Please, be aware that during this period all
reporting will be through the NY office and will be processed
remotely. The proposed office in your local area will be opening soon.
City/State: NYC, NY
Address: 115 John St.
Office capacity: 50 employees

NEXT STEP
1. Review the Employment Agreement and ensure your details are
correct, should this not be the case do not hesitate to ask for a
revised copy.
2. The final page of the document requires signing, therefore this the
only page that will need to be printed. Sign, scan (or take a
picture) and email as an attachment to my email address. Faxed copies
will not be accepted due to issues of clarity. Signed documents will
not be accepted through the postal service due to the volume of mail
received on a daily basis.
3. Upon receipt of the signed document we proceed to the next step in
the process.

START DATE
1. It is usual that 3 groups per week are launched, Monday,
Wednesday and Friday.
2. At the moment we have an opening with a group starting on
XXX
3. If this date is suitable, please confirm along with your signed
document, if not then an alternative date will be proposed.

Do not hesitate to contact me should you have any further questions.

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Best regards,
Mr. Christoph K. Wedekind
Senior Regional Manager
HR Department
Esco GmbH
HR Dept. - (347) 395 4834
Office - (347) 284 6889
_________________________________________________________
The information contained in this electronic message and any
attachments to this message are intended for the exclusive use of the
addressee(s) and may contain proprietary, confidential or privileged
information. If you are not the intended recipient, you should not
disseminate, distribute or copy this e-mail. Please notify the sender
immediately and destroy all copies of this message and any
attachments.

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EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT
This agreement, made and entered into on XX by and between:
1. Esco GmbH (represented by Simon Tuft, Head of Human Resources Department),
having its business address at
115 John Street, Manhattan, NY 10038
(Hereinafter referred to as Esco GmbH The Company
AND
2. Name: XX
(Hereinafter Candidate
together, the Parties and each a Party
This agreement, together with the attached annexures, will form the basis of the Candidate
engagement by Esco GmbH.
Whereas:
A. The Candidate is a person seeking employment with the Company.
B. In terms of the Company candidates under consideration
for employment are required to undergo a period of paid probation at the Company
prior to being considered for full time employment. Said period of probation to be for
One (1) calendar month.
C. The Candidate is agreeable to undergoing said period of probation prior to applying
for full time employment.
Both Parties hereby agree as follows:
1. Probationary period
According to the terms of this agreement, Esco GmbH will engage the Candidate in the
position of Project Manager on a fixed term (one month) contract. Subject to Clause 6 below,
the Candidate should have no expectation of the probationary period continuing beyond the
termination date, whether by way of an extension or renewal of this agreement.
2. Independent Contractor
For the purposes of this agreement, the Candidate is deemed to be, and shall be, an
Independent Contractor during the period of probation. Both parties expressly acknowledge
that nothing in this agreement shall make the Candidate an employee of the company for the
duration of the probationary period.
3. Duties and Responsibilities
During the month of probationary period, the Candidate will be required to undergo all
trainings required of him or her by the Company. Such trainings will be provided by the
Company at its own cost and may include online classes, webinars and other activities set out
by the Company.
The duties of the Candidate shall include, but are not limited to:
The development and writing of case studies as required by the Company.
Undertaking negotiations with distributors and customers of the Company.
Undertaking and completion of case materials assigned to him or her daily.
Taking part in on-line webinars.
4. Compensation and Terms of the probationary period
4.1. Compensation
At the end of the month of probationary period, the Candidate will receive $2,000 (Two
Thousand United States Dollars) as compensation, payable by check or by direct deposit into
the Candidate s nominated bank account.
The Candidate may earn additional income in the form of commissions when he or she
successfully executes projects assigned to him or her, including successful execution of
purchase orders assigned by the Company.
All income and compensation received by the Candidate in terms of this section are subject to
tax deductions in the United States. In terms of Clause 2 above which sets out the terms of
the Candidate the company, the Candidate shall be solely responsible for
ensuring that all required taxes are paid to the IRS. The Company will provide the necessary
1099 forms to enable the Candidate report his or her income and pay the taxes.
4.2. Hours of Work
The company offers flexible shift during one month of probationary period and the Candidate
can select the most suitable shift for herself/himself. Hours are not regulated by the company.
4.3. Other employment
Nothing in this agreement shall preclude the Candidate from doing work for his or her own
account or for any other employer during the probationary period.
4.4. Non-Disclosure of Trade Secrets, Customer Lists and Other Proprietary
Information
The Candidate is expected to exercise decorum in the conduct of his probationary period at
Esco GmbH. In particular, the Candidate may not post any information about the company
online, on social media or any other forum. The Candidate expressly agrees not to use,
disclose or communicate, in any manner, proprietary information about the company, its
operations, clientele, or any other proprietary information, that relate to the business of the
Company. This includes, but is not limited to, the names of the Company
marketing strategies, operations, or any other information of any kind which would be
deemed confidential or proprietary information of Employer.
The Candidate understands and that any breach of this provision, is a material breach of this
Agreement.
4.5. Guidance during probationary period
During the probationary period, the Candidate will be provided with an English-speaking
member of staff who will guide the Candidate through the process of completing the
probationary period passing all tests. The Candidate is expected to coordinate his or her work
with the designated member of staff and agree with the staff on a plan for receiving and
returning assignments.
4.6. Expense Reimbursement
All expenses authorized and reasonably incurred by the Candidate in the performance of the
functions and duties under this Agreement will be reimbursed by the company at the end of
the Probation. In order to receive reimbursement, the Candidate must provide the company
with an itemized account of all expenditures, along with suitable receipts in a timely manner.
The Candidate must obtain prior written authorization for any expenditure over the sum of
$150.00.
4.7. Intellectual Property
The Candidate assigns to the employer with full title guarantee, any Intellectual Property
Rights arising during the course of her/his employment. Products, records, documents,
inventions and discoveries made while working are the property of the company. The
Candidate is expected to comply with policies regarding inventions and
copyrights regardless of the work location or whether work was performed on equipment
owned by the company or the Candidate.
4.8. Conflict of Interest
Except as Esco GmbH shall otherwise specifically agree in writing, the Candidate will not
engage directly or indirectly in any activities which are or are likely to be in conflict with the
interests or where this may adversely affect the performance of the agreed
services.
5. Termination of the contract
Either party may terminate this contract without cause by providing to the other party, two (2)
written notice of intention to terminate or a pro rata sum of the compensation amount
set out in Clause 4.1 above. Notice may be given on any working day.
The Company may summarily terminate the contract for any reasons justifiable by law,
including conduct, capacity, and operational requirements. Specifically, the company may
summarily terminate the contract in the event that the Candidate is found to have broken
, shared privileged information about the
business or breached the provisions of Clauses 4.4 and 4.5 above.
6. Full Time Employment
At the end of the probationary period, the Candidate may apply for full time employment as a
Project Manager with the Company. Where the Company offers such full time employment
to the Candidate at the end of the probation, that employment shall be governed by a separate
contract which will be entered into by the parties. Also, the Candidate must sign the
Employment Offer Letter prior the acceptance of the position (Offer Letter will be supplied
upon completion of the probationary period).
Terms of full time employment
In order to be eligible to apply for the full time position as Project Manager, the Candidate
must successfully pass the probationary period with an average score of B+.
The base salary attached to full time position of Project Manager shall be $84,000 (Eighty
Four Thousand United States Dollars) per annum, payable on a monthly basis in 12 equal
instalments of $7,000.00 (Seven Thousand United States Dollars and Zero cents). This salary
will be subject to normal Federal income and Social Security taxes and deductions as well as
all State or local taxes now applicable or that may become applicable to Employee or
Employer in the future.
Upon employment or the employee will be eligible for coverage under
Insurance plan (#8210 Corporate Insurance). The Company will provide [health, dental,
vision, disability, life other] insurance benefits the terms of which will be fully set out in the
contract of employment.
7. Entire Agreement
This agreement contains the entire agreement between the parties, superseding in all respects
any and all prior oral or written agreements or understandings between the parties pertaining
to the probationary period and/or any full time employment, and shall be amended or
modified only by written instrument signed by both of the parties hereto.
8. Severability
The parties hereto agree that in the event any article or part thereof of this agreement is held
to be unenforceable or invalid then said article or part shall be struck and all remaining
provision shall remain in full force and effect.
9. Settlement of disputes
Both parties agree to endeavour to settle amicably any disputes arising from the execution or
interpretation of this agreement. In the absence of an amicable settlement, any dispute arising
out of and in connection with this agreement shall be referred to and finally resolved by an
arbitrator agreed by the parties.
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Hopefully I find you well. Today is your first day of probation.
During the next 30 days I will be supervising your progress therefore
all and any questions will be dealt with directly through me.
My on-line availability for assistance is between the hours of 9:00 –
5:00 PM ET. I shall endeavor to respond in a timely manner even in
the event of being in a meeting.
Due to the planned number of daily meetings, telephone calls will be
problematic, in the event of something occurring that cannot be
cleared through email then a mutually specific time for a telephone
call can be scheduled.
The following is a brief account of the first week of probationary
schedule:
1) There will be 5 cases total, these will be submitted daily.
2) The first case will need to be returned for grading at HQ before
the next is sent and so on. Cases are required to be submitted by
12:00 PM ET the following day, there are exceptions of course,
Fridays and the day before Holidays.
3) Once you have received a case please confirm receipt, save it to
your computer and complete at a convenient moment.
4) Cases will be submitted in a PDF format and it is essential that it
is returned in Word format as the only information required by return
are the questions and answers.
5) The company plans on recruiting up to 50 managers from all over the
country and they will be completing probation program along with you.
In order to avoid a loss of information, we suggest tagging your
reports in a specific way, for example; your first name, first
letter of last name and case number (e.g. SteveS.Case#1 or
SteveS.Case1).
6) During working hours I will confirm the receipt of your reports,
however, should you not hear within 24 hours, it means that your
report has not been received, so please make sure they are submitted
in time.
7) All materials will be sent before 12:00 PM ET and be aware that
we are on east coast, which means that cases submitted at 12:00 MT, CT
or PT will be considered failed.
8) Probation is considered to be completed only when you have
completed all cases and took part in all webinars. If a candidate
decides mid term to withdraw himself or herself from the program, he
or she will no longer be considered as an employee and will not be
paid for probation.

Case #1 is attached. Please, confirm the receipt and commence work at
your convenience.
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Best regards,
Mr. Christoph K. Wedekind
Senior Regional Manager
HR Department
Esco GmbH
HR Dept. - (347) 395 4834
Office - (347) 284 6889
_________________________________________________________
The information contained in this electronic message and any
attachments to this message are intended for the exclusive use of the
addressee(s) and may contain proprietary, confidential or privileged
information. If you are not the intended recipient, you should not
disseminate, distribute or copy this e-mail. Please notify the sender
immediately and destroy all copies of this message and any
attachments.
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LEARNING OBJECTIVES
1 – Describe main terms of Supply Chain Management in organization.
2 – Give the definition to Supply Chain Manager and describe the main duties of the manager.
3 – Describe how we evaluate success in Supply Chain Management.

The Supply Chain Management (SCM) is affected by the type of organization in that uses it for managing its business operations and how the organization is structured to manage its business operations.

Supply Chain Management in Organization
Supply chain management is a process that helps an organization in managing the downstream and upstream flow of finances, information, services and goods, which includes the storage and movement of finished goods, work-in-process inventory, and raw materials from production point to consumption point. Interlinked or interconnected channels and networks of businesses are involved in the stipulation of goods and services, which are essential for end consumers in a supply chain process.
SCM is also known as a process that looks after the planning, design, execution, monitoring and control of supply chain activities, which are aligned with organizational objectives: to build a competitive organizational infrastructure; to create net value; to synchronize supply and demand; to leverage global logistics; and, to measure organizational performance according to the global standards.

Supply chain management is heavily used in the areas of logistics, operations management, information technology, and procurement; it encourages strong integration among these organizational areas to enhance organizational performance.
An organization can develop an effective strategic coordination among its business functions through supply chain management, which is important for accomplishing broader business goals. Capacity management and planning are some of the critical concepts provided by SCM, which are helping organizations in planning of their production and storage capacity.
The study of SCM and the shift from production and operations management was started in the last 1980s. Nevertheless, it was not until the mid-1990s that the research over supply chain management started seriously. It was the time, when organizations started looking more intimately at their supply chains as a method to reduce expenses.
The procurement process had a more transactional approach in the 1980s, as at that time the buyer for an organization was mainly looking for gaining price leverage over a supplier. That approach was more about getting the lowest possible price for the product or service by only concentrating on the transactional benefit that each party would gain. In such type of transaction there was no value added activities that a buyer was engaged in with the supplier, which never encouraged strong relationship among the suppliers and buyers. The importance of building relationships between the supplier and buyer started to emerge in the late 1990s. This change occurred mainly due to the reason that the organizations were no longer competing domestically or regionally, they were competing globally.
The swift increase in globalization and information technology required organizations to develop and control their relationships with their supply chains in order to endure in the current dynamic business environment. This was the time when the change from production and operations management to SCM was observed and also the organizations began to become actively involved with both their upstream and downstream companies effectively. Out of the evolution of supply chain management the focus on strategic alliances and strategic sourcing started to gain momentum.
Strategic sourcing is a collaborative approach that continuously re-evaluates and improves the buying activities of an organization, while strategic alliances are long-term relationships with suppliers and customers formed with an intention to influence the operational and strategic efficiencies of both organizations. Strategic alliances push an organization away from its normal transactional method of buying raw materials to building a strong relationship with the suppliers as the collaborative strategies finalized. Therefore, to be successful in this ever changing business environment and to deal with the growing competition organizations should focus on implementation of effective supply chain management practices.

Duties of Supply Chain Manager
The supply chain managers have a great impact on the organization’s success, as these managers are involved in almost all the facets of the business process, which deals with planning, buying, producing, transporting, storing & distributing, serving customer and much more.
The supply chain manager is the key person, who is responsible to look after the upstream and downstream flow of goods and services in an organization. These managers are involved in designing and implementation of strategies and policies that could help in developing strong connection among the various parts of an organization. The performance of an organization in terms of increase in sales, maximized profits and controlled expenditure can be effectively managed by improving the supply chains, which is only possible if the supply chain managers are skilled and experienced to that level.

Generally, organizations with flat organizational structure have better supply chain activities than the organizations based on tall organizational structure. This is mainly due to high collaborative activities, improved communication and performance. The supply chain manager normally reports to the regional project managers in flat organizations and the regional manager is responsible to manage a team of regional managers, who look after the business regions in which the organization is running business. The responsibility of a supply chain manager is comparatively less in flat organization than tall organization, as he/she has to look after less or no hierarchal levels.
Supply chain manager guides the regional project manager about the internal position of the company such as finished goods on hand and work-in-process goods that facilitates in managing and improving the demand and supply area i.e. managed by a team of regional managers effectively. Flat organization structure generally promotes decentralized decision making process, which encourages higher level of employee involvement. It is the duty of a supply chain manager to maintain effective communication among the various organizational units and keep on providing feedback to the regional project manager, so that they could manage the external business activities effectively. The supply chain managers should have an ability to choose the right collaborative strategy, which is essential to make sure that the supply chain partners are on a path that creates the premium business practices.

Success Evaluation in Supply Chain Management
Supply chain managers have faced huge uncertainty related to workable framework and concepts that are available for the development of SCM practices and that could be easily understood, measured and implemented. It is the supply chain management that helps an organization in managing its various business functions in an effective way. Organizations face critical challenges due to the competing interests related to climate change, ethical energy consumption and demand for greater transparency that affects the day-to-day business operations.
Supply chain management practices have provided greater level of strength to organizations in controlling and managing business risks.
The success of supply chain management can be evaluated through the level of success an organization has attained with its implementation. If an organization was able to maximize its sales, attain higher profits or control its expenditure, it clearly indicates the success of SCM.
These days, organizations are considering effective supply chains essential to compete in the networked economy and global market, as it helps in managing growing customers demands effectively and at the same time it reduces the managerial control over the daily logistics operations. The effectiveness of supply chain management can be observed in an organization; if there is less control and more supply chain associates. SCM is a process that improves collaboration and trust among supply chain associates, which ultimately improves the velocity of inventory flow (upstream and downstream) and inventory visibility.
Customer relationship management, Order fulfillment, Customer service management, Manufacturing flow management, demand management, Supplier relationship management, Returns management and Product development & commercialization are some of the most critical supply chain processes that can help an organization in managing its business operations effectively.
Each of these processes play an important role in keeping the organization aligned with its mission. It is extremely important for an organization to have effective supply chain management for business expansion, as it offers ways to bring effective coordination among various organizational units that are required to get the job done effectively. Information and physical flows are the two critical tasks which are mainly managed by SCM and if these flows are managed effectively it confirms the success of SCM measures.

KEY TAKEAWAYS
• Supply chain management is critical for overall operations of an organization.
• SCM helps in managing the physical and information flows within an organizational setting.
• Supply chain managers are responsible to manage planning, buying, producing, transporting, storing & distributing, and customer service handling activities.
• Organizational performance, productivity, efficiency and profitability are some of the critical measures that can help us in evaluating the success of supply chain management within an organization.
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LEARNING OBJECTIVES
1 – To know more about the sphere of equipment/material trade and definition to trading and equipment trade.
2 – To have an overview of international trading and their policies.
3 – To identify pros and cons of equipment trade industry.

International trading is an exchange of goods, services and finances across the international territories or borders, which is an important way to develop strong relationships among various countries to promote development.

Trading and Equipment Trade

Trading is also known as trade finance, which is a way to participate in both local and international financial markets to break customary buy-and-hold investing activity. Traders seek out profit from short-term pricing tactics in both declining and rising markets, rather than earning profits from long-term up-trends in the financial markets.

Trader is an entity or person in financial market, who is involved in purchasing and selling of financial instruments such as bonds, stocks, derivatives and commodities, within the capability of hedger, speculator, agent or arbitrageur. There are several designations and categories for distinctive types of traders in financial markets, such as Day trader, High-frequency trader, Floor trader, Stock trader, Rogue trader and Pattern day trader.

Equipment trade is a kind of trade in which exchange of equipment takes place might be within a country or worldwide. The equipments can range from small electronic equipments to heavy construction equipments. Technological advancement such as information technology has encouraged the electronic equipment trade activities among several countries of the world. Such trade has a significant impact on the gross domestic product (GDP) in several countries such as European Union, United States, China, and Germany etc.

The motivation and behavior among the parties involved in international trade is quite similar to domestic trade with more sophisticated policies and trade conditions. International trade is much costly than local or domestic trade, because additional costs are added such as tariffs, costs linked with legal system, culture or language difference of the country and time costs due to delays in crossing border for trade.

The other difference among international and domestic trade is the factors of production, such as labor and capital, which are normally more itinerant within a country than in other countries. Therefore, the international trade is usually restricted to trade in services and goods and just limited extent to trade in labor, capital or any other factors of production. The trade in services and goods can also serve as an alternate for trade in factors of production. Rather than importing a factor of production a country can import goods such as equipments, which can intensify the use of available factors of production. The sphere of equipment/material trade has become wider due to international trade, as now nations can freely exchange their abundant valuable resources worldwide on clear and well-defined terms and conditions.

International Trading & Policies
International trade has become a source of development and relationship development among the countries worldwide, as it promotes political, social and economic prosperity. It is a branch of economics and when it is combined with international finance it becomes international economics.

Trading is an economic process that helps a product in market search, where certain risks need to be managed by the trader. Through global trading activities, the consumers and countries are able to have exposure to the new global products and markets. Nearly, all kinds of products are available on the global market, such as food, spare parts, jewelry, equipments, currencies, water, oil & gas, clothes etc. The services are also traded in the international market through transportation, banking, consulting and tourism.

All the products or services bought from an international market are known as imports and all the products or services sold to an international market are known as exports. The exports and imports play critical role in the current account of any country in terms of balance of payments. Due to industrialization and advanced technology a boom in equipment trade has been observed in the international market, which has strengthened the international trade system. An increase in global trade is important for the persistence of globalization, as without global or international trade the countries would become restricted to the services and goods produced within their own territories.

The international trading policy is also known as commercial policy, which is a set of regulations and rules that are designed to change flows of international trade, predominantly to limit imports. All the countries have some kind of unique trade policy, which is formulated by the public officials in best favor for their country. The main aim of this policy is to boost country’s international trade and to make trading activities smoother by setting clearly defined goals and standards, which can be easily understood by the possible trading partners. There are several regions in which groups of countries are working together to develop trade policies that are mutually beneficial for them.

The international trade policy might involve various complicated kinds of actions, such as the reduction of tariffs or removal of quantitative constraints. As per geographic dimension, there are multilateral, regional, bilateral and unilateral liberalization. There can be a customs union, free trade area or a free economic area in regional or bilateral reform.

The most common trade barriers that are observed in international trading are: Subsidies, Quotas, Taxes, Tariffs, Voluntary Export Restraint and Embargo. All these barriers are developed by the international policy makers to control balance of payments account. When countries have regular trade with each other, they frequently establish trade agreements.

The trade agreements make the trading path smooth, as it helps in sharing the desires of both parties and also facilitates in effective and strong trade relationships.
There are several trade agreements, which are designed to encourage free trade that are beneficial for establishing good and long lasting trade relationships.
The product safety regulations of every nation is different from other nations; therefore, the representatives of that nation can demand a right to check or inspect the goods such as equipments, food, spare parts, jewelry, medicines etc. to make sure that the products are according to the product safety standards that they follow within their boundary.

Pros and Cons of Equipment Trade Industry
If we consider the pros and cons of equipment trade industry than we will come to know that there are more pros than cons, because this industry is helping several nations in getting high quality equipments for all purposes on easy terms and conditions. Some of the major pros and cons of this industry are discussed below:
Pros:
The terms and conditions of equipment trade industry are quite simple and easy, which makes it popular. Through equipment trade industry, countries are able to get new equipments quickly that helps in attaining higher sales, which was not possible in domestic or private equipment selling techniques. This industry has helped the multinational and national corporations in generation of huge cash flows.
The main advantage of having equipment trade industry is this that the corporations do not have to manage any kind of marketing activity, as all these activities are managed by the dealer, which encourages greater level of flexibility. Greater level of international growth is attained by the nations with an evolution of equipment trade industry, as the exporting companies are now able to accomplish higher levels of sales that were not possible in domestic markets. Return on investment, business risk spread, exchange rates and market competition are some of the most critical benefits or pros of having equipment trade industry.

Cons:
The exchange rates keep on fluctuating, which maximizes the business trading risk among the nations, as it becomes difficult for them to manage and forecast foreign currencies in trade. The value of existing liabilities or assets can get affected due to currency fluctuations, which could ultimately result in less competitive business suddenly, resulting in a loss of revenue. Equipment trade industry can get affected by the political risks. The government of any country has the power to change trade regulations, contracts, or laws governing an investment, which can have poor impact on the trading activities among the nations at large. Cultural and credit risks are also the two major cons of equipment trade industry, which can have devastating effect on firms engaged in equipment trade businesses.

KEY TAKEAWAYS
• Trade finance is an activity observed in both domestic and international financial markets to end customary buy-and-hold investing activity.
• Equipment trade is a way to exchange equipments among nations or within a country through balance of payments accounts.
• An international trading is an exchange of goods, services and finance crossways the international territories or borders.
• It is an international trade that has helped the nations in development of strong relationships that encouraged industrialization and globalization.
• Some of the most common trade barriers in international trade are: Quotas, Taxes, Subsidies Tariffs, Embargo and Voluntary Export Restraint.
• A commercial policy is another name of international trading policy, which is based on a collection of regulations and rules designed to manage flows of international trade, mainly to restraint imports.
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LEARNING OBJECTIVES
1 – To learn about an international trading organization by getting more knowledge on international trading regulations and policies.
2 – To have an overview of main international trading policies and terms.
The international trading policies are a set of laws and parameters designed to manage imports and exports in international trade.
International Trading Regulations, Policies & Terms
An exchange of services and goods among nations across the world is known as international trade. The international trade regulations include the suitable customs and rules for managing trade activities among nations. Nonetheless, these are also used in legal writings as an exchange among private sectors, which is inappropriate. The exchange activities among the private sectors of different nations are a significant part of the World Trade Organization (WTO) activities. International trade regulation helps in monitoring deceptive or unfair business practices or acts and it also highlights unfair methods used by the corporations to compete in the international markets. An Antitrust Law is normally considered as a subset of trade regulation law, which highlights the inefficiencies observed in trading partner nations and it also facilitates in keeping checks over domestic trade activities that are critical to GDP.
The international trading policy is also known as commercial policy, which is a set of regulation and rule that are designed to change flows of international trade, predominantly to limit imports. International trade law is a combination of legal rules derived from new lex mercatoria and international legislation, which regulates relations in an international trade. International legislation is based on the international acts and treaties of international inter-governmental organizations that regulate associations formed in international trade. On the other hand, lex mercatoria is the law for merchants on land. The World Trade Organization was established in 1995, which is an international organization to monitor international trade and it is an organization that played major role in development of international trading law. WTO does not dictate the actual rules, which are governed by the nations during international trade in various areas, but it just regulates the trade and alerts the nations about any wrongdoing.
An international trade has become a major source of progress and relationship development among the nations worldwide, because it encourages social, economic and political success. With global trade, the nations and consumers are able to get exposure to the latest global markets and products. Almost, all types of products are offered by the global market, such as spare parts, jewelry, food, equipments, water, currencies, oil & gas, clothes etc. Nations are also trading services with other nations in the global market in transportation, banking, tourism and consulting areas.
With an evolution of advanced technology and industrialization a boost in international trade has been observed in the global markets that have made the international trade system stronger than ever before. Expansion in international trade has played greater role in globalization, as prior to that nations were restrained to the goods and services they produced within their own boundaries. Every nation has some kind of unique trade policies and regulations, which are formulated by its public officials to encourage growth and prosperity.
The international trading regulations and policies are developed by the countries to avoid risks such as credit risk, exchange rate fluctuations, political risks and much more. These policies and regulations also play critical role in keeping the country’s imports restricted, as it can harm the balance of payments account’s stability.
There are numerous regions, where groups of countries are working together to develop trade policies, which are equally beneficial for all of them. The international trade policies may include various complex types of actions, such as the removal of quantitative constraints and the reduction of tariffs. There is regional, multilateral, unilateral and bilateral liberalization according to geographic dimension and also there can be a free trade area, customs union or a free economic area in between regional or bilateral reform.
Subsidies, Quotas, Taxes, Tariffs, Voluntary Export Restraint and Embargo are some of the most critical kinds of trade barriers found in international trading. These barriers are normally introduced by the international policy makers through trade policies and regulations to manage balance of payments account and to regulate trade agreements. The trade agreements are established by countries to continue regular trade, as these agreements help in making trading activities smooth and also support in building strong relationships. Every nation has different policies and regulations regarding the product safety, but the international trading policies and regulations are kept standardized for all the nations to encourage equity. Products or services that are bought from other nations are known as imports and products or services sold to other nations are known as exports. Imports and exports are the most significant terms used within international trade policies and regulations; in fact an international trade revolves around these two activities.
WTO encourages open and free multilateral trading system that promotes its members to follow five main principles. Those principles include: reduction in trade barriers; non-discrimination; increased competition through open and fair trade; increased confidence; and, special terms under agreements of WTO for developing nations. WTO encourages transparency in all trade activities to strengthen strong and effective relations among the trading partners or countries. In order to accomplish trade goals, the countries involved in international trade should create and sustain sound legislative, regulatory, institutional and enforcement frameworks that promote transparency, economic growth, foreign investment, minimize administrative costs, job creation and competitiveness. The international trading regulations have helped many countries in raising their living standards and in creation of competitive market economies.
The non-discriminatory principle is beneficial for nations to have open competition and free trade in the global markets. Therefore, countries need to develop such trade regulations and policies that promote industrialization and globalization, rather than just keeping the horizon of trade limited to domestic markets. The government bodies and policy makers have the power to improve trade regulations, laws or contracts leading an investment, so they all should devise a framework that promotes quality trade relations.
Such policies and regulations should be developed by the policy makers that encourage economic growth through international trading activities. Several countries have attained economic prosperity, through adoption of free trade and initiation of economic reforms. It is an international trade that has helped in spreading knowledge globally and it can further enhance the absorptive capability of countries involved in trade by encouraging technological advancement activities, but for this effective international trading policies and regulations need to be followed effectively. Countries like China, has improved and modified its trade administrative regulations and laws to encourage economic growth and it has eliminated several trade barriers to encourage free trade worldwide. The exports of China are flourishing in the international market mainly due
to an effective implementation and management of international trading policies and regulations. Now, foreign investors and customers are able to interact in global markets more effectively, as now their trading rights are protected by international trade regulatory bodies such as WTO.
The national or country’s trade policies and regulations should be devised to enhance national welfare, as there are market imperfections such as duopolies, oligopolies and monopolies found in the trade markets that can have negative impact on the national interests of a country. Trade policies can also be used to rectify an unemployment imperfection found in industries around the world. The international trade regulations have led several nations to develop highly competitive and internationalized business industries, such as Information Technology industry, electrical machinery industry, oil & gas industry etc.
The key objectives of international trading policy are: to encourage trade among countries; to provide security and protection to domestic markets existing within a country; to maximize export of any specific product, such as oil, gas, crops, electronic items etc. to expand regional market; to limit imports of specific goods for providing protection to regional developing or infant industry and also to secure foreign exchange; to restrain imports of merchandise that could be harmful to balance of payments account; to prevent or assist the import or export of merchandise or services for attaining the preferred exchange rate; and, to penetrate into such trade agreements with foreign countries that promote stability in foreign trading activities.
• The international trading policies and regulations are designed to regulate fair trading practices in the global markets.
• It is an international trade that has helped the nations in development of strong relationships that encouraged industrialization and globalization.
• International trading policy is also known as commercial policy that is based on a set of regulations and rules planned to administer international trade.
• World Trade Organization is an international trade regulatory organization that monitors the trading activities and also plays a role of negotiator among the trading partners.
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#335477 by alliswell Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:19 am
Hey there!

Thanks much for sharing this info. I was also one such victim fell into such a strap. While I got to doubt recently with immediate progress on this once I started training, I came across this website and found the same template of questions. Thanks for brightening on the issue and helping me out.

Regards.
#335868 by JohnMo Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:03 pm
Thanks for posting this information. I, too, was taken in by this scam. For $84,000 a year...yeah, I was hoping this was on the level. I was contacted by Christof K. Wedekind. I was originally briefly interviewed on the phone - I don't recall what that guy's name was. I started the training period. I got to Case # 8 ESSAY. After I had sent that in, I have had no response from Mr. Wedekind, and my e-mails to him now bounce back.

I gave them no personal information, such as: Bank account, social security number, etc., so my question is: What was the point of this? What are they looking to accomplish?
#335869 by JohnMo Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:08 pm
IF INTERESTED, HERE IS MY E-MAIL TRAIL ---


Hello Mr.Morrison,

How are you today?
Case #7 has been checked and your grade is A.
Case #8 is attached.
Have a good day.

Thursday, July 27, 2017, 3:46:13 PM, you wrote:


Chris,

Attached you will find my response to CASE # 7: MENTORING.






-----Original Message-----
From:
To: c.wedekind <[email protected]>
Sent: Wed, Jul 26, 2017 6:01 pm
Subject: Re: Case #6. - LOGISTICS AND FREIGHT FORWARDING OPERATIONS - Response

Chris,

Attached you will find my response to CASE # 6: LOGISTICS AND FREIGHT FORWARDING OPERATIONS.




-----Original Message-----
From: Christoph K. Wedekind <[email protected]>
To:
Sent: Wed, Jul 26, 2017 9:01 am
Subject: Case #6.

Hello Mr.Morrison,

How are you today?
Case #5 has been checked and your grade is A. Case #6 is attached.
Have a good day.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 5:23:49 PM, you wrote:


Chris,

Attached you will find my response to CASE # 5: GOODS INSPECTION.



-----Original Message-----
From: Christoph K. Wedekind <[email protected]>
To:
Sent: Tue, Jul 25, 2017 9:55 am
Subject: Case #5.

Morning Mr.Morrison,

How are you this morning?
Case #4 has been graded and you got A, perfect! Please, find attached
Case #5. So far HQ is very satisfied with your reports, keep working
in the same way.
Have a nice day!


Chris,

Attached you will find my response to CASE # 4: SHIPMENT OF EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS.




-----Original Message-----
From:
To: c.wedekind <[email protected]>
Sent: Mon, Jul 24, 2017 12:24 pm
Subject: Re: Case #4.

Chris,

Receipt confirmed.

Weather is not too bad, a little hot last week, but not too bad. Some thunderstorms roll through periodically. Kind of cool and cloudy today.

Best Regards,




-----Original Message-----
From: Christoph K. Wedekind <[email protected]>
To:
Sent: Mon, Jul 24, 2017 9:44 am
Subject: Case #4.

Mr.Morrison,

How is the weather out there?
Got Case #3. Case has been checked and your grade is A, impressive!
Please, find attached Case #4. Let me know when you get it.
Have a good day!


Chris,

Attached you will find my response to CASE # 3: INTERNATIONAL TRADING POLICIES.



-----Original Message-----
From: Christoph K. Wedekind <[email protected]>
To:
Sent: Fri, Jul 21, 2017 9:25 am
Subject: Case #3.

Hello Mr.Morrison,

How are you today?
Case #2 has been checked and your grade is A, perfect! Attached, you
may find Case #3. Please, confirm the receipt.
Have a good one!


Chris,

Attached you will find my response to CASE # 2: EQUIPMENT AND FINANCE TRADE.




-----Original Message-----
From: Christoph K. Wedekind <[email protected]>
To:
Sent: Thu, Jul 20, 2017 12:48 pm
Subject: Re: To John from Chris. Esco GmbH. Case #1.

Mr.Morrison,

We're looking for a manager who will be leading equipment lease,
finance and trade projects with construction and engineering companies
in your area. So your duties will include meeting with clients,
scheduling projects and overseeing project execution. Thank you.
Thursday, July 20, 2017, 12:46:31 PM, you wrote:

> Chris,

> I am sorry if this is a surprise, but there are a lot of employment
> scams going on, and this started to seem a little fishy to me. I
> cannot afford to waste my time and efforts on something that isn't going to amount to anything

> I hope you can understand that.

> If this is legitimate, then I am all for it. This may very well be
> the job I have been looking for...I hope so.

> I would appreciate it if you could answer one of my questions from the previous e-mail:

> What EXACTLY will be my duties, and what will be expected of me?

> Thanks Again, and Best Regards,



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christoph K. Wedekind <[email protected]>
> To:
> Sent: Thu, Jul 20, 2017 11:07 am
> Subject: Re: To John from Chris. Esco GmbH. Case #1.

> Mr.Morrison,

> As this is our first expansion, we've opened a brand new web-site for
> the US program and that is why the site is less than 30 days. I am not
> sure about the hosting as I am not an IT guy.
> Background check and in-person interview will take place after the
> probation, no worries. I am a bit surprised with your request, your
> managing well with cases and we do not ask you to do anything except
> completing said cased.
> So I do not see a concern here.
> Thank you.
> Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 5:35:58 PM, you wrote:

>> Chris,

>> I do have some questions that I need answers to before we go any further.

>> I do understand that you may well represent a legitimate company,
>> and this may be a legitimate job opportunity.

>> However, there are some things that are giving me pause.

>> When I searched the internet for the domain name (esco-gmbh), I found the following:

>> https://www.scamadviser.com/check-website/esco-gmbh.com

>> This site seems to indicate that the domain is less than 30 days
>> old, and is hosted in the Ukraine.

>> What is the story here?

>> I have tried the international phone number listed on your
>> brochure, but I have not been able to get through. This may be
>> because of my phone service restrictions. However, I have also tried
>> the numbers listed on your e-mail. I was not able to get through on
>> one number, and the other just rang and rang, and finally told me
>> that my call could not be completed at this time.

>> I am, apparently, a candidate for a position which pays $84,000 a
>> year. That is fantastic, but neither you nor your company has ever
>> laid eyes on me, nor have done a background check. How do you know
>> anything about me? Truthfully, this doesn't make sense to me. For an
>> $84,000 job I would expect a couple of in-person interviews, and a background check.

>> Once again, what is the story here?

>> Please outline for me EXACTLY what my job duties will be, and what is expected of me.

>> I need answers to my questions before I can continue any further.

>> Please also provide me with information which will convince me that
>> this is a legitimate job offer, from a legitimate organization.

>> If so, I am happy to continue on with the probationary period but,
>> if not, I am not willing to continue with this process.

>> Thanks You, and Best Regards,



>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Christoph K. Wedekind <[email protected]>
>> To:
>> Sent: Wed, Jul 19, 2017 10:19 am
>> Subject: Re: To John from Chris. Esco GmbH. Case #1.

>> Greetings Mr.Morrison,

>> Hopefully I find you well. Today is your first day of probation.
>> During the next 30 days I will be supervising your progress therefore
>> all and any questions will be dealt with directly through me.
>> My on-line availability for assistance is between the hours of 9:00 –
>> 5:00 PM ET. I shall endeavor to respond in a timely manner even in
>> the event of being in a meeting.
>> Due to the planned number of daily meetings, telephone calls will be
>> problematic, in the event of something occurring that cannot be
>> cleared through email then a mutually specific time for a telephone
>> call can be scheduled.
>> The following is a brief account of the first week of probationary
>> schedule:
>> 1) There will be 5 cases total, these will be submitted daily.
>> 2) The first case will need to be returned for grading at HQ before
>> the next is sent and so on. Cases are required to be submitted by
>> 12:00 PM ET the following day, there are exceptions of course,
>> Fridays and the day before Holidays.
>> 3) Once you have received a case please confirm receipt, save it to
>> your computer and complete at a convenient moment.
>> 4) Cases will be submitted in a PDF format and it is essential that it
>> is returned in Word format as the only information required by return
>> are the questions and answers.
>> 5) The company plans on recruiting up to 50 managers from all over the
>> country and they will be completing probation program along with you.
>> In order to avoid a loss of information, we suggest tagging your
>> reports in a specific way, for example; your first name, first
>> letter of last name and case number (e.g. SteveS.Case#1 or
>> SteveS.Case1).
>> 6) During working hours I will confirm the receipt of your reports,
>> however, should you not hear within 24 hours, it means that your
>> report has not been received, so please make sure they are submitted
>> in time.
>> 7) All materials will be sent before 12:00 PM ET and be aware that
>> we are on east coast, which means that cases submitted at 12:00 MT, CT
>> or PT will be considered failed.
>> 8) Probation is considered to be completed only when you have
>> completed all cases and took part in all webinars. If a candidate
>> decides mid term to withdraw himself or herself from the program, he
>> or she will no longer be considered as an employee and will not be
>> paid for probation.

>> Case #1 is attached. Please, confirm the receipt and commence work at
>> your convenience.

>>> Thank You, Chris

>>>

>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Christoph K. Wedekind <[email protected]>
>>>
>>> Sent: Mon, Jul 17, 2017 10:51 am
>>> Subject: Re: To John from Chris. Esco GmbH. Contract. Confirmation.

>>> Hello Mr.Morrison,

>>> This is to confirm the receipt of your signed Agreement. I will send
>>> it to the HQ for verification this evening.
>>> FYI, here are your group details.

>>> Start date: 7/19/17
>>> Duration: 1 month
>>> Shift: flexible, 2-3 hrs per day
>>> Capacity: 20 candidates
>>> Tools required: laptop/computer or smart phone with access to the
>>> internet
>>> Software requirements: Microsoft Office or Mac Office, Adobe Acrobat
>>> Reader, Skype (for group chats and webinars)

>>> I am also attaching the approved work plan for the upcoming month of
>>> probation, please, take a look and let me know if you have any
>>> questions.

>>> P.S. The office in Detroit, MI will be opened on Aug. 28th at 211 W Fort
>>> St.

>>>> Good Afternoon, Chris

>>>> Thanks for reaching out to me.

>>>> I have attached the signed "Employment Agreement".

>>>> I wanted to point out something: In regards to the proposed office,
>>>> I am in Detroit, Michigan, not Boston, MA.
>>>> Does the company intend on opening a physical office here in the
>>>> Detroit area? I believe Greg had mentioned the end of August.

>>>> I have many, many questions, but I am sure we will get into that as
>>>> the probation/training period moves along.

>>>> I would be available to start with the group on Wednesday, July 19th, 2017.

>>>> Please forward to me all of the information and/or materials I may
>>>> need to start off the probationary period.

>>>> I look forward to working with you.

>>>> Best Regards,

>>

>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: Christoph K. Wedekind <[email protected]>
>>>> To:
>>>> Sent: Fri, Jul 14, 2017 10:06 am
>>>> Subject: To John from Chris. Esco GmbH. Contract.

>>>> Hello Mr.Morrison,

>>>> Let me start by introducing myself. My name is Chris Wedekind. I work
>>>> at Esco GmbH as a Senior Regional Manager.
>>>> It is my task to guide you through the on-line processes during your
>>>> month long probation period. All materials and instructions will
>>>> be submitted via e-mail and I will provide you with feedback and a
>>>> score as we proceed.
>>>> Rest assured, as the month continues I will provide all the tips and
>>>> guidance to help you succeed. I will endeavor to call some time next
>>>> week so we can become accustomed to one another. At other times I am
>>>> available via email, my daily working hours are the standard 9:00 –
>>>> 5:00 PM ET. However, I ask you to note that telephone contact can only
>>>> be made by prearranged appointment. The reason for this is due to the
>>>> U.S. Division is currently overloaded with work and therefore it is
>>>> difficult to respond to all calls.
>>>> For your reference to the probation please find listed below the
>>>> main aspects of the program:
>>>> - Probationary period will last one month (4 weeks);
>>>> - Probation salary will be paid at the completion of the month;
>>>> - There will be no charge to yourself for guides, materials or
>>>> manuals;
>>>> - Probation will be home based;
>>>> - Probation will require 2-3 hours a day of your time with flexible
>>>> shift;
>>>> - There is no requirement to resign your current position in order
>>>> to start the probation period as successful candidates will only be
>>>> offered a position;
>>>> - Successful completion of the probation guarantees you full-time
>>>> employment.
>>>> Regarding the attachment, please carefully review the agreement as
>>>> it covers the one month of paid on-line probation. It is a
>>>> requirement to sign the last page of the document prior to
>>>> commencement of the probationary period.
>>>> Successful completion of the probation will result in the offer of
>>>> full time employment. Please, be aware that during this period all
>>>> reporting will be through the NY office and will be processed
>>>> remotely. The proposed office in your local area will be opening soon.

>>>> Start date: 8/28/17
>>>> City/State: Boston, MA (telecommute)
>>>> Address: 1 International Place
>>>> Office capacity: 50 employees

>>>> NEXT STEP
>>>> 1. Review the Employment Agreement and ensure your details are
>>>> correct, should this not be the case do not hesitate to ask for a
>>>> revised copy.
>>>> 2. The final page of the document requires signing, therefore this the
>>>> only page that will need to be printed. Sign, scan (or take a
>>>> picture) and email as an attachment to my email address. Faxed copies
>>>> will not be accepted due to issues of clarity. Signed documents will
>>>> not be accepted through the postal service due to the volume of mail
>>>> received on a daily basis.
>>>> 3. Upon receipt of the signed document we proceed to the next step in
>>>> the process.

>>>> START DATE
>>>> 1. It is usual that 3 groups per week are launched, Monday,
>>>> Wednesday and Friday.
>>>> 2. At the moment we have an opening with a group starting on
>>>> 7/19/17.
>>>> 3. If this date is suitable, please confirm along with your signed
>>>> document, if not then an alternative date will be proposed.

>>>> Do not hesitate to contact me should you have any further questions.







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Best regards,
Mr. Christoph K. Wedekind
Senior Regional Manager
HR Department
Esco GmbH
HR Dept. - (347) 395 4834
Office - (347) 284 6889
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Best regards,
Mr. Christoph K. Wedekind
Senior Regional Manager
HR Department
Esco GmbH
HR Dept. - (347) 395 4834
Office - (347) 284 6889
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Best regards,
Mr. Christoph K. Wedekind
Senior Regional Manager
HR Department
Esco GmbH
HR Dept. - (347) 395 4834
Office - (347) 284 6889
_________________________________________________________
The information contained in this electronic message and any
attachments to this message are intended for the exclusive use of the
addressee(s) and may contain proprietary, confidential or privileged
information. If you are not the intended recipient, you should not
disseminate, distribute or copy this e-mail. Please notify the sender
immediately and destroy all copies of this message and any
attachments.




--
Best regards,
Mr. Christoph K. Wedekind
Senior Regional Manager
HR Department
Esco GmbH
HR Dept. - (347) 395 4834
Office - (347) 284 6889
_________________________________________________________
The information contained in this electronic message and any
attachments to this message are intended for the exclusive use of the
addressee(s) and may contain proprietary, confidential or privileged
information. If you are not the intended recipient, you should not
disseminate, distribute or copy this e-mail. Please notify the sender
immediately and destroy all copies of this message and any
attachments.




--
Best regards,
Mr. Christoph K. Wedekind
Senior Regional Manager
HR Department
Esco GmbH
HR Dept. - (347) 395 4834
Office - (347) 284 6889
_________________________________________________________
The information contained in this electronic message and any
attachments to this message are intended for the exclusive use of the
addressee(s) and may contain proprietary, confidential or privileged
information. If you are not the intended recipient, you should not
disseminate, distribute or copy this e-mail. Please notify the sender
immediately and destroy all copies of this message and any
attachments.



--
Best regards,
Mr. Christoph K. Wedekind
Senior Regional Manager
HR Department
Esco GmbH
HR Dept. - (347) 395 4834
Office - (347) 284 6889
_________________________________________________________
The information contained in this electronic message and any
attachments to this message are intended for the exclusive use of the
addressee(s) and may contain proprietary, confidential or privileged
information. If you are not the intended recipient, you should not
disseminate, distribute or copy this e-mail. Please notify the sender
immediately and destroy all copies of this message and any
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#335870 by Bryon Williams Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:29 pm
Its a money mule scam.

The fake website has been reported for fraud.

Domain Name: ESCO-GMBH.COM
Registry Domain ID: 2135763999_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.ukraine.com.ua
Registrar URL: http://www.ukraine.com.ua
Updated Date: 2017-07-28T16:44:03Z
Creation Date: 2017-06-21T16:47:02Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2018-06-21T16:47:02Z
Registrar: Hosting Ukraine LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 2374
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: [email protected]
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +380.443927433
Domain Status: clientHold https://icann.org/epp#clientHold

Please contact Mike Wilson if you have a question or information about this post.

mike-wilson @ scawarners.com

Please do not tell the scammer he is posted here.


Please remember the fallen. https://www.odmp.org/
#350813 by kevie6543 Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:10 am
Enmatec-gmbh
http://www.enmatec-gmbh.com

Morning ,

How are you today? Case has been checked and your grade is A, perfect!
Please, find attached Case Study #7.
I've received an approval this morning for part-time projects we
discussed. This project will include 2 major steps.

Step #1: to receive funds for a part-time project from our company to
one of your existing credit cards;
Step #2: to purchase the equipment per the project list, store
it at a local warehouse and wait till U.S. Divisions open.

Attached, you may find a manual which explains how to apply for the
payment you will use to purchase the equipment. The example is
based on a JP Morgan Chase banking system as this is a bank of our
choice. No worries, example is pretty generic and will work even if
your card is through another bank.
As you can see you will be working with on-line banking which
guarantees you full security and, again, none of your personal
information is required for the process. As we start the project, you
will receive funds first and only after that you will process the
purchase. I'm expecting banking details and additional instructions to
be available this afternoon, so as soon as I get a confirmation from
you that everything is clear, I'll send them to you. Meanwhile, I'd
like you to take a look at the manual attached to make sure everything
is clear. We do have manuals for few other banks and they will be
available upon request. Take your time and review the material
attached. If everything is fine with you, please, submit a request for
banking details and project list and I will send them to you later
today.



From: Marty Brinkerhoff [mailto:[email protected]]

Subject: Re: To xxxx from Marty. CS #6.

xxxxxx,

Thank you for the follow up pertaining to part-time projects
discussed. I am now waiting for more info from HQ and Finance Dept.
regarding the purchase list, specs and etc. I will definitely keep you
posted on the next step and once I get more info, I will let you know.
I am not sure how much time will it take from HQ to provide further
guides, but I will keep checking with them daily. Hopefully, some of
the materials will be coming along with new case so we can review
them and discuss further.
Have a good day.


Marty Brinkerhoff <[email protected]> wrote:
Morning xxxxx,

How are you this morning?
Just wanted to let you know that the case has been received and
checked and the grade is A, outstanding! Attached, you will find a new
case for today.
I have spent some time recently talking to the General Office in
Europe regarding your attitude and I have received positive feedback.
The office is very satisfied with results of your probationary period
and think that you may become one of the most promising managers.
Whilst talking to Headquarters I was able to discuss the impending
office opening in your area with Development Department and team of
Regional Managers.
They have informed us that so far they are experiencing problems
locating managers to help us set up the office and they are looking
for some alternative options. Projects will start this week and next
so we are in haste and need to find managers who can help us supply
the required technical equipment to the new office.
As I understood it they are in need of your assistance and would like
you to take part in these projects for extra commission. The
commission will come in addition to a base $2K salary offered.
Several projects have been arranged already and you can start at your
convenience. As you are aware of we are expanding on the East and West
coasts of the US and are in need of the office equipment, electronics
and software. Since you are showing an excellent work, they think you
can be a really good candidate to complete this. With that said your
assistance will be greatly appreciated. We need this equipment for the
new office which we envisage will be opened within a month and at this
point we will have to find out how and where the equipment will be
stored until the local branch becomes functional.
According to the instructions received we will rent a warehouse to
store the equipment until the office opens. Since the need is for a
minimal amount of the equipment to start operations at the office,
there is no need to set up business accounts with local vendors, as
the bulk purchase of the equipment will take place after the office
opening.
You are dealing well with the cases and your score is above average,
therefore we are sure you will have time to assist our company with
these extra projects. Having completed part of the probationary period
I feel we will be able to complete the second part along with
part-time projects discussed to avoid delays with full-time
employment. In reference to paid commission, each executed purchase
order guarantees you $1K+ commission which will be added to your base
salary paycheck. Your main objective will be to locate the equipment
per the purchase order, suggest a vendor with the most reasonable
price and purchase the equipment.
We have a list of preferred vendors and funds for said electronics
(computer/office equipment) will be provided by Finance Department, so
there is no need to invest anything during this process.
Pertaining to shift, these projects will take 2-3 hours a day of your
time with the same flexible shift, also part of work can be done
during a weekend. Our managers have all the details and are ready to
supply them at your convenience. Headquarters will provide a full list
of equipment needed and Finance Department will provide bank guides
explaining the purchasing process. During this process you will not be
required to provide any personal information and there will be no need
to sign an additional contract.
The part-time projects will be combined with current theoretical
assignments and you will be able to complete the month of probation
with no delays.
If you are interested in doubling your monthly income and assisting
our company in supplying office equipment for local division, please
let me now so I can apply for further guides.
Just to confirm, if you accept the offer it will improve your average
grade and will double your monthly salary, $4K+ against the standard
$2K check.
Awaiting your acceptance to provide further guides.
#350847 by Bryon Williams Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:42 pm
Marty Brinkerhoff
[email protected]

Domain Name: ENMATEC-GMBH.COM
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#350855 by doink1212 Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:50 pm
They have changed names and set up a new website. I have received the exact same case 1 and case 2 detailed in the thread above. I will try to include as much information as I can here. Here are headers for the email with the "supervisor". I don't know if anyone else experienced this as a part of the scam but I actually had a 20 minutes phone interview with a person claiming to be Jamie Hart (HR Manager) from the following phone number (585) 376-0685. Please let me know what else you need me to do to assist. I have not informed them I know, or linked this website.
http://www.rexlease.com/

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Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2017 17:46:17 +0300
From: Oswald Paulis <[email protected]>
Reply-To: Oswald Paulis <[email protected]>
Organization: REXLease Co.
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To: xxxxxx
Subject: To Nicholas from Oswald. Employment Agreement
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Hello xxxxx,

Nice meeting you today! My name is Oswald Paulis, I am Regional
Manager working at REX Leasing and it will be my duty to guide you
through the process of one month on-line probationary period.
No worries, I will be providing you with all materials in accordance
with the training plan. I will be emailing them to you on a daily
basis and will keep you posted on your average grades.
Also, during probationary period I will be providing all the tips and
guidance to help you succeed, rest assured. If possible, I will try to
call you some time next week to give the voice to the name and
introduce myself to you as we will be working in a team during this
one month process.
At other times I am available via e-mail Mon. - Fri. from 9 AM till 5
PM Eastern time. Please note that telephone calls can only be made by
prearranged appointments as our US Division is currently overloaded
with work and therefore it is difficult to respond to all calls.

For your reference to the probationary period, the main aspects of the
process are listed below:
- Probationary period will last one month (4 weeks);
- Salary for probation period will be paid at the completion of the
month;
- There will be no charge to yourself for guides and materials;
- Probation will be home based;
- Probation will require 2-3 hours a day of your time with flexible
shift;
- There is no requirement to resign your current position in order to
start the probationary period as successful candidates will only be
offered a position;
- Successful completion of the probation guarantees you full-time
employment.

Pertaining to the paperwork attached, please review the document as it
covers one month of paid on-line probationary period. It is required
to sign the last page of document before committing to probationary
period. Successful completion of said probationary period will result
in the offer of FT employment.
Please, note that all reporting due one month process will be through
US Division and will be processed remotely.
As was indicated previously, we are in process of opening new division
in you area, see details below.

Start date: 1/22/18
City/State: Boston, MA
Positions available: five (5)

To start the process, further steps must be completed:
1. Review the Employment Agreement and ensure your details are
correct, should this not be the case do not hesitate to ask for a
revised copy.
2. Last page of the document must be signed, therefore this is the
only page that must be printed. Sign, scan (or take a picture) and
email it to me as an attachment. Faxed copies will not be accepted due
to issues of clarity. Signed copies will not be accepted through the
postal service due to the volume of mail received on a daily basis.
3. Upon receipt of the signed document we proceed to the next step in
the process.

START DATE
1. It is usual that 2 groups per week are launched, Wednesday and
Friday.
2. At the moment we have an opening with a group starting on 12/22/17.
3. If this date is suitable, please confirm along with your signed
document, if not then an alternative date will be proposed.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me directly.

--=20
Oswald Paulis, Regional Manager
REX Leasing
New York, NY | 929 274 85 27
_________________________________________________________
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#350856 by Bryon Williams Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:02 pm
[email protected]
www.rexlease.com

Domain Name: REXLEASE.COM
Registry Domain ID: 2196414636_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.ukraine.com.ua
Registrar URL: http://www.ukraine.com.ua
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585-376-0685
(585) 376-0685
Non-Fixed VoIP
e.g. Skype or Google Voice

Please contact Mike Wilson if you have a question or information about this post.

mike-wilson @ scawarners.com

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#356663 by zen310 Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:05 pm
Now it is fratton-ag
I knew in my gut this was too good to be true- worked so hard all my life and thought, wow, finally the job I should have! They must be laughing their butts off-
anyway, I received the exact same emails - different name, location, but everything else the same, same weird voiced interview-same $2K for training- even same emails for each case study- now on #3 -
Only found this because I typed a line in from the case study to clarify a definition- I have so earnestly worked on this! I can't believe it!
here is the website- seemed legit- how do you tell how long it has been up etc?
http://fratton-ag.com/
Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found)
box-arrow.gif Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found)
Just called the office number listed in the US and got a busy signal-

Here is the name and email of the 'training manager'
Darin E. Alfredson | Regional Manager
Fratton AG | Richmond, VA
Telephone: (804) 939 5363

This was the original guy that started the communication
Donny Gabriels <[email protected]>
onny Gabriels | HR Manager
Fratton AG | Richmond, VA
Telephone: (804) 939 5363

What do I do from here?
#356664 by Bryon Williams Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:20 pm
Just ignore the scammer.

Domain Name: FRATTON-AG.COM
Registry Domain ID: 2224584653_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.ukraine.com.ua
Registrar URL: http://www.ukraine.com.ua
Updated Date: 2018-02-08T18:37:03Z
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Registry Expiry Date: 2019-02-08T18:37:03Z

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#374256 by Tiffanys Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:56 pm
ENMATEC-GMBH.COM, rexlease.com, FRATTON-AG.COM, PSM-AG.com
Hi everyone,
I have a lot of concerns about psm-ag.com. A few days ago I received a similar mail from PSM AG (psm-ag.com),
I am not sure if this is fraud or not, but everything looks absolutely the same. I did not find their registration number on the BBB or Glassdoor. How can I check if this is a legit company or not? I have already been scammed in past. And if this is really a scam, how protect other employees?

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