Company Representative scams, Payment Processing scams and other Employment scams.
#150067 by pinklady1 Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:28 am
Ok, first off, I'm VERY mad about this! Of course, I posted an ad on craigslist for a PT cleaning job... well I get an email asking was I only interested in cleaning or would I be willing to work from home. Well, I replied, I've been sucked in plenty of times by ppl telling me this mess about work-from-home "jobs" and I'm not interested with anything of that sort... Then I rcv this Email :

From: alicia rooney ([email protected])

Am Mrs Alicia Rooney Located in VT, My professional job is payroll,I
have been into this business for few years back,Now i think i need
assistant who will be helping me with this payroll stuff, this job
take most of my time and i think i need to spend most of my time with
my children this time around, that is why am in need of capable honest
personal assistant.Have you ever been into payroll work before, well i
don't think that should be the problem as am sure this work is very
easy to learn.


I will be paying you $1,300 monthly salary by working from your home
with some extra money for the reimbursement of the materials needed
for the work, A little about the job.We use to get contract from
large/small scale company and they ask me to send payroll check to
their (Customer)(Client)(Workers) as a means of payment,So you will be
responsible for that, you will be malling the check out to those
client via Fedex Or Usps,You will be doing this job in your home, I
think this job is a great opportunity for you,and it doesn't require
any specific time, you can work any time you like in a day,you can
also do this at night and drop the packages out off for shipping the
next morning if you are
busy during the day.
Note...I will be responsible for the postage.

Before you start this job,you need to get below materials at any
Nearest Office Max,Office Depot,Walmart or

1. A computer and colored printer
2.Versa Check paper form # 3000 or 1000 or 7000
3.Brown Envelops size 9/12
4.Plain white Papers

Note....All the money you spent for the materials would be reimbursed
back to you along with your first salary.Moreso i do give out the
materials but due to some people who do receive it and later run away
with them so i decided to quit and reimburse later okay.

Please if you are interested and want to know more about this job
don't hesitate to chat with my boss on his Gmail google tlka IM
via([email protected] or at my insant msg
[email protected] or text him on cell phone 8023481596)
He do stay online from 8:00am to 7pm everyday.if you don't have a
yahoo IM kindly setup one so you'll be able to chat with him.

Response from you would highly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Thanks for your interest

Hope to read back from you sooner

Well, I Google scams and nothing shows up for this type of thing, so I considered giving it a shot. I already had a computer, printer, white paper, and tape. I only bought the checks and envelopes. Later I continue talking throughout the day with her as she explains I'll be doing payroll for companies that pay her company to handle there payroll... well, After the material is sent over I start looking further in to it. I start questioning the lady about this list of ppl I'm sending these checks to, about what company she works for, all sorts of questions// I tell her I've heard someone speak of the same thing, just to see what the response would be and she replies :
1:29:18 PM
Alicia Rooney: oh am very sad to hear this but i want you to understand that the job you are doing for me is %100 legit and real and i have been doing this job over 5years now without any problem
1:29:28 PM
Alicia Rooney: so i gues the
1:30:40 PM
Alicia Rooney: our company is different from each other and i deal with scam am a lady like you that also have kids and have further for my family so that dont deal with something that is not real okay
1:31:55 PM
Alicia Rooney: <ding>
1:32:12 PM
Alicia Rooney: i really want you to have faith in this Job.....
1:32:15 PM
Alicia Rooney: Am a lady like you
1:41:53 PM
Alicia Rooney: am very honest and trustworthy lady
1:43:48 PM
Alicia Rooney: why will i say something and you keep doubting of me and i have told ypoiu severals times that you dont have any problem in working with me and mind you you already bought the materials which am going to paid you back so what else do you want from it seems you are taken me for fool for not understanding me

Anyway, later she says she works for Linwood Fabric Co. yet shes doing payroll for companies all over the US.
The list of names was from a company that supposedly has been in busines for over 10 years, yet when you google that name it doesn't exist. Sadly, I really wanted this to be true but of course, as usual it was a freaking SCAM! Luckily, I was albe to return the itmes I did buy :) I've come to the conclusion that you can't trust ppl off Craigslist lol I hope no one comes across this, but if you do, I hope you see this first. I'm not sure how they benefit from this other than getting someone to print fake checks and sending them all over the world, but THERE IS A PROBLEM with the picture. Sorry so long also, I just wanted to provide as much details as possible. :!:

#150084 by vonpaso xlura Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:31 am
Thanks for posting! It looks like it's written by a West African, and the story doesn't make sense. Real companies do not hire random people to work at home doing payroll. There are companies that specialize in payroll and have their software set up to handle transfers to bank accounts, retirement accounts, keeping track for tax purposes, and everything else that payroll involves.

Here's how the scam works (one possibility): Sam hires Alice to print fake checks and Bob to cater a party. Sam tells Bob he wants 100 orders of <some dish at Bob's restaurant> on <date>, and will send Peter to pick it up. Sam tells Alice to print a check for the cost of the food plus the cost of the pickup and send it to Bob. Alice sends the check to Bob. Bob sends the cost of the pickup to Peter by Western Union. Bob prepares food, but Peter never shows up. Several weeks later, the bank figures out that the check is fake. Peter forwards the money to Sam, and Bob has lost both the time to prepare the food and the money to pick it up.

... ni los estafadores heredarán el reino de Dios. 1 Cor. 6:10
#155336 by rmartinjr14 Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:10 pm
I would like to sincerely thank you for this information. I too put an ad on Craigslist looking for some part time work and received and email from this same person. Upon sending a response to their initial questions, they responded with an email that was word for word verbatim to the email response you received. Once I received that email I began doing some research into it as well and couldn't find anything to begin with. Then I searched "Alicia Rooney job" which is where I came across this. So I just responded to that email making it sound like I was really excited about the job and then I put "The only problem I have is that I am not a [email protected]@king idiot that doesn't do any research before falling for these fake [email protected]@ job posts." I then continued on with some not so nice statements and posted the link to this site showing that it was a scam. I cannot wait to see if they reply to that email. Once again I thank you for posting about this scam. You just saved me from a lot of headaches.

Best Regards,

Russell Martin
#155346 by Dotti Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:31 pm

I'm glad you were able to avoid being scammed.

One small point, is best not to link scammers to posts here about them, as that only encourages them to change their fake identities so that the next victim won't find them. It is best if they keep trying to scam under the same fake info, as that means the next victim who searches will find them too.

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#184789 by Bryon Williams Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:54 pm
The scammer is using a new email address.

[email protected]

Are you still looking for job? Kindly text me back on my cell phone.. 6197976845

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

Please do not tell the scammer he is posted here.

Please remember the fallen.
#209749 by Cajuncooker56 Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:51 pm is trying to get me to do the same thing. Asking me to buy the paper to print the checks.
#209750 by Mike Wilson Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:20 pm
Welcome go Scamwarners Cajuncooker56 ,

Please post the emails that you received from this fake company, include the email address and telephone numbers given to you. This information will serve as a warning to others and will help get the fake website shutdown.

Remove your personal information before posting.

If you have any additional questions about this scam please ask.

[email protected]

Daniel Briggs
[email protected]

Bruce Roger


Phil Wayne
[email protected]
(516) 945-9604

It is ALWAYS a scam
If the pet seller or shipper asks for money to be sent via Western Union, Money Gram, any brand of gift card. Walmart To Walmart , Zelle , PayPal friends and family option, or mentions Cameroon
#232013 by zanyartist Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:22 pm
This scam, doing payroll at home, on craigslist, is now using this name and info--

I will like to know if you will be trustworthy enough to entrust mine and my clients company's vital information's and signatory with you.

Please confirm receipt of this email and get back to me as soon as possible.


Parker Davis (D.Phil.,CPA.)
Global Finance Inc.(Tax ID #: 87-0212453)
Po Box 505
Magalia, CA 95954
[email protected]
Call or Text (323) 207-0994
#232014 by Mike Wilson Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:50 pm
Welcome to Scamwarners zanyartist,
Thank you for posting the updated information on this scam. If you have any additional questions about this scam please ask.

The full text of the scammers online ad.

The contact telephone number, (323) 207-0994, is a Google Voice VoIP in Los Angeles, CA.

Hello Job seeker.I am currently seeking a part time worker for my company (though private)which I have been running for the past few years , I am a certified payroll Manager, I do payroll accounting and audit for companies say about 100 and our clients increase day by day . I am currently seeking a data entry typist assistant from home(work from home) in any part of the state, you could be a receptionist, data entry typist, a clerk, a stay at home mom, a student or anybody who has a computer experience with a computer connected with internet at home who want to work on a part time basis and earn extra income and flexible hours the pay can be negotiated if not convenient. Moreover, I required a person who will be honest, trustworthy and able to work from home, and who will also handle the printing of letters, notes and checks with the data information of people on payroll list of each companies I work for and I will handle the UPS, FedEx or USPS shipping label which will be made for you to dispatch the letters, notes and checks to various destinations. I will like to know if you will be trustworthy enough to entrust mine and my clients company's vital information's and signatory with you. please get back to me today to know your interest.

It is ALWAYS a scam
If the pet seller or shipper asks for money to be sent via Western Union, Money Gram, any brand of gift card. Walmart To Walmart , Zelle , PayPal friends and family option, or mentions Cameroon
#233274 by Woodchuck007 Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:39 pm
So, apparently, the same scam is being done. Here is the ad I replied to on Craig's list.

- 2 hours ago Yard cleanup- add on Craig's List

Do you have a lawn mower there, or does the person need to bring one?
3:11 PM (1 hour ago)

alicia rooney <[email protected]>

4:11 PM (26 minutes ago)

to me
Thanks for your email and respond toward the house keeper position i
post on Craigslist,Am very sorry for the delay I'm Alicia Rooney me
and my family are relocating to the City from Spain.We are coming
there to do some contract basis with my research for a Oil company
{SHELL OIL} as i work presently with the shell oil here in Spain as a
research contractor manager and we are relocating to the USA for 3 yrs
on my research and arrangement has been made with my wife uncle who
has helped us to buy a house before he passed away last week ,So i
need someone who could work as a good housekeeper . I will be offering
you $500 a week, i will be needing your services for three hours at
any suitable time of yours , Mondays through Fridays also i need to
get you informed that i have financier in the state who will be
handling payment for your service,if you be interested in working with
Alicia Rooney family i will like you to get back to me with requested
information below.

*** Your full name
*** Address, city/STATE,postal code (Pls no P.O Box)
*** Your home phone number and cell phone
*** How old are you?
*** Are you married?
*** Sex
*** Direct Email?

All we need from you is total honesty and sincerity. I know you will
be committed to the work, You will also have a nice period of working
with my Family. I will be waiting to hear from you. Best Regards
#238592 by shanateeters Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:09 pm
I think I have almost scammed by the same thing...

This is the email i got after applying for a job on

"Hello Shana,

Your email was received and has been reviewed and am happy to inform you that you are eligible to start work on immediate effect, before we proceed your first task is to establish a medium of issuing payroll to our customers nations wide through using the EZ payroll writing software. Note: you are not going to pay any money before you start this job and these are the item you will need to proceed with the task listed below :

BLANK PAPER CHECK (check form #3000) You'll need to order 2 boxes from Amazon online with free 2 two days shipping with prime and reimburse back along with your first salary.

More so you'll need to provide with the information below :

YAHOO SCREEN NAME (YAHOO ID) ** This will be needed for the training **

Your wages and salary is $1,100 monthly, you are eligible for the increment of salary after 2 months. kindly get back to me so we can
proceed and the task can start immediate effect.



[email protected]- Steve Roderick

Hello Shana,

Thanks for your interest in working with me, I work as independent contractor different companies processing their payroll. I will also
provide you with the bank and company information to use in processing the check. You'll be working for 3-4 hours a day.

Yes, we can set up fixed price contract in Elance with milestones and I can also pay you via Western Union if you are okay with that.

You will be sending out the check via US mail, FedEx and UPS, all accounts for the shipment will be provided by me.

I work as an independent contractor. You will be so happy working with me.

I want you to order for the check paper if you need link to order the check paper let me know so there won't be any mistake.



Does this sound like the same scam? And when I call the numberit sends me to a voicemail for a woman. and he sent me money thru paypal for reinbursment? but ti was two different women. I'm not sure if this is they same scam. If it isn't, I dont wanna mess up, but if it is I want to lose all contact with this guy.

I really need a work from home job, so if anyone has one or knows where that can happen at, pleaseee let me know.
#238617 by vonpaso xlura Sat Feb 21, 2015 12:05 am
This is a scam. No real employer pays by Western Union, and a legitimate payroll company would buy check paper itself, not tell you to buy it.

... ni los estafadores heredarán el reino de Dios. 1 Cor. 6:10
#238618 by Bryon Williams Sat Feb 21, 2015 12:07 am
Welcome to Scamwarners shanateeters,

Yes it is a scam. The scammer is having you print checks from hacked bank account or fake accounts. The mailing accounts (USPS,UPS and Fedex) will also be hacked accounts.

Any money you receive will be from the scammers others victims. He could be running all types of scams on these people.

Stop all contact with scammer. If you have the mail accounts and banking accounts take it to your local post office. Print out your emails and show them to the Post Office.

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

Please do not tell the scammer he is posted here.

Please remember the fallen.
#238835 by shanateeters Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:31 pm
I wish I had the account numbers and things. He wont send them to me unless i have the checks already. boo. I'd really love to get him in trouble lol. I hate that people do this to others. He sent me money via paypal to reimburse for labels and to buy check paper. Rephrase, he had two other women send me money. I've blocked him on gmail, yahoo, etc. We called and realized its a spoofed number or something. You can only text the number, not call. When I wasn't replying, he text me and said "I can't believe you scammed me"and he had this other number text me saying he was Steves assistant,James Fletcher, and he believe that I AM A SCAMMER!!! If i were scamming him, I'd asked for the whole 1100 dollars up front. then cut him off.He says he works at Paychex, Inc. The accounts the money came from on paypal were Linda Krzywda and Tiffany Clapper. I've already reported him on the FBI website. Also guys the names to look out for are:

Steve Roderick
James Fletcher

Phone numbers:
4842220267- Steve
5042731363- James

[email protected] -Steve

Yahoo screenname:
specialistpayroll - Steve

I'd say the females, but im not sure if they are real people that got hacked or what.

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