Company Representative scams, Payment Processing scams and other Employment scams.
#316125 by selmo1989 Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:35 pm
I was wonder what are the next steps after you realized you have been scammed? Did not see this til I started to get annoyed that they said I bought the wrong check paper. I have bought the printer and checks. I am planning to return the items to Amazon. The computer I used to email is gone. I'm planning on changing my phone number. I was wonder what else should I do.

I received this email:

ABOUT THE COMPANY:

Payroll Filling Service Inc. is a full-service payroll and tax filing firm. We proudly serve over 2,000 clients – primarily in the Mid-Atlantic region.

We offer many “pay-as-you-go” Workers Compensation payment options through a variety of partners, including Chesapeake Employers Insurance, The Hartford, Selective Insurance, AmTrust North America, The Guard, Berkley Mid Atlantic Group, CNA, Donegal Insurance, Eastern Alliance Insurance, Employers, Key Risk Insurance, and the now The Maryland Restaurant & Hospitality Self-Insurance Fund.Along with traditional payroll services, we also offer interfaces to all major POS Systems, General Ledger systems and 401(k) providers.

Payroll Filling Service Inc. is seeking to add a talented, in-house Part time Payroll Clerk to our team and would be doing work for Payroll Filling Service Inc as an Independent Contractor. We will provide the necessary payroll tools upon approval of position and it will be delivered to you.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Process payroll weekly for 30 employees- local and non-local, multi-state.
• Assists the printing and distribution of the Company's weekly employee payroll checks via USPS, FedEx or UPS.
• Files all documents.


CANDIDATES SHOULD HAVE :

• Computer Savvy and familiar with office technology • Friendly demeanor and Positive Attitude • Good written and spoken communication skills • Ability to multi-task and prioritize


REQUIREMENT :

• Computer ( Must have)
• Printer
• Printing Paper


NB: Get back to me with the following information below for the delivery of the printer to e-Mail : [email protected]

Full Name :
Street Address :
Apt # :
City :
State :
Zip Code :
Cell phone(Please provide valid number) :
Acceptance of Offer :

This is a work from home position and Wage is $700 Monthly and your attention is needed 2-3 times weekly, Maximum of 10 hours weekly. The work environment is casual and friendly.

Kindly get back to me ASAP if you are interested in this position.

SMITH KENNENBERG

Hiring Department
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#316133 by Terminator5 Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:07 am
You are the victim of an employment scam known as a Money Mule Scam . You have been operating as a " Fake Check Mule " . You need to report this immediately on the IC3 website .


Email Only Domain
Address lookup

canonical name payrollserviceinc.net.
aliases
addresses 216.239.32.21
216.239.34.21
216.239.36.21
216.239.38.21

Queried whois.internic.net with "dom PAYROLLSERVICEINC.NET"...
Domain Name: PAYROLLSERVICEINC.NET
Registrar: GODADDY.COM, LLC
Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 146
Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com
Referral URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Name Server: NS17.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
Name Server: NS18.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
Status: clientDeleteProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientDeleteProhibited
Status: clientRenewProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientRenewProhibited
Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Status: clientUpdateProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientUpdateProhibited
Updated Date: 16-jun-2016
Creation Date: 16-jun-2016
Expiration Date: 16-jun-2017

>>> Last update of whois database: Thu, 05 Jan 2017 04:03:35 GMT <<<

For more information on Whois status codes, please visit https://icann.org/epp


Queried whois.godaddy.com with "PAYROLLSERVICEINC.NET"...
Domain Name: payrollserviceinc.net
Registry Domain ID: 2035791346_DOMAIN_NET-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Update Date: 2016-06-16T17:47:21Z
Creation Date: 2016-06-16T17:47:21Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2017-06-16T17:47:21Z
Registrar: GoDaddy.com, LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 146
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: [email protected]
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.4806242505
Reseller: G Suite
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientUpdateProhibited
Domain Status: clientRenewProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientRenewProhibited
Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientDeleteProhibited
Registry Registrant ID: Not Available From Registry
Registrant Name: Registration Private
Registrant Organization: Domains By Proxy, LLC
Registrant Street: DomainsByProxy.com
Registrant Street: 14747 N Northsight Blvd Suite 111, PMB 309
Registrant City: Scottsdale
Registrant State/Province: Arizona
Registrant Postal Code: 85260
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.4806242599
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax: +1.4806242598
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: [email protected]
Registry Admin ID: Not Available From Registry

Ephesians 5:11,13

11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.
13 But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.
#316456 by Swomack Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:04 pm
Unfortunately, I have also fallen for this scam and feel like an idiot. I haven't received any payment and have not printed out any checks, though. After being told what I would be doing I began searching to see if it was legit. If it's too good to be true, it definitely is. What should I do now?
#316467 by Terminator5 Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:50 pm
Report it on the IC3 website . You can also post any new or changed details on the scam . Posting their details will help warn other potential victims .

Ephesians 5:11,13

11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.
13 But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.
#318190 by imazingg Sat Jan 28, 2017 3:01 pm
I just found this thread after falling for this scam... I was skeptical about it the whole time, but for some reason I decided to give it the benefit of the doubt until now. I found the job on Craigslist under the title "payroll clerk" and upon checking again there's another very similar post more recently put titled "Payroll assistant needed asap." This was the description of the job:

"We have positions in our company. You will be in charge of printing checks and dispatching them to clients and staff VIA UPS drop boxes. $900.00 a month, u must have a computer, scanner and printer."


Here is the information for the person who was contacting me
Name: Smith Omar
Phone: (430) 808-7208
Email: [email protected]

He made me go out and buy Versa Check paper form # 3000 or 1000 or 7000, Manilla envelopes, and glue sticks and made sure I had a computer, printer, and scanner. He also made me go out and try and get a Kaiku Visa prepaid card, which I couldn't find so he asked me to get a Wells Fargo Easy Pay card (which I stupidly did yesterday!!) through which he would pay me and reimburse me for the supplies. I should have started asking questions earlier on, but I didn't until he started asking me for all of the information about the card I got including my login information for the Wells Fargo account I had with the card. I asked him why he needed that information and then he gave me this weird excuse.

"Yes one of our workers has an accident on Monday and he was in the hospital and he need money to take his self and i got a contact that i should send him $2500 that is why i asked you to get the Kaiku Card or wellsfargo easy pay card so that i can send the money to you and help us withdraw out the money and send it to the doctor in charge of him but i will send you $2800 once you withdraw out the money you are to deduct $300 for your gas fills and for the money used to get the card and have the rest of $2500 send to the doctor......ok?"


I asked him why he wasn't able to send the money to the doctor himself, and of course, he didn't answer. He also was very impatient with me if I took a long time to respond to his messages.

He sent me the check information to print and send out earlier this morning, but before doing anything I decided to look up the company that was on the checks (Stroman Abstract and Title), and they seemed legit, but on their website they listed their current staff of 5 members, NONE OF WHICH were named Smith Omar. I tried calling their company number to double check if he was a staff member, but didn't get an answer I guess because it is Saturday. Then I found this thread after googling "payroll clerk craigslist scam" and I am so grateful I found something to confirm my suspicions!!

I fully intend to report what happened to me on the IC3 website. Unfortunately this "Smith Omar" has my name, email, phone number, and current address (although I did not give him my apartment number, not sure how much that will save me). I am now afraid of what he might be able to do with the information, or if he has done so already. I am wondering what to do with the information of the checks that he emailed me to send out. There are 35 different names and addresses, and I'm guessing these people are all scam victims. I know someone said to take the information to the post office, but I don't know that I am supposed to tell them.

Any help would be appreciated, and thank you again for you guys who shed light on this.
#318202 by Terminator5 Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:44 pm
You need to report this immediately on the IC3 Website .

Ephesians 5:11,13

11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.
13 But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.
#318203 by Tim Atem Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:05 pm
Similar ad on the Knoxville Craigslist:
https://knoxville.craigslist.org/lbg/5970591133.html

Same check mule scam using the phone number 712-382-6357

NEW YEAR! BONUS (PAYROLL CLERK NEEDED)
We have an opening position in our companyin which you will be in charge of printing checks and dispatch them to my client and staff via FedEx or UPS drop off boxes and you will be getting paid every monthly $800.. so let me know if you are interested Text back (712)382-6357
NOTE: YOU MUST HAVE COMPUTER, PRINTER, AND SCANNER

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PLEASE DO NOT TELL A SCAMMER HE IS REPORTED HERE!

Learn what a scam is and how to protect yourself
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#318204 by Tim Atem Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:08 pm
Another one posted in Indianapolis:
http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/lbg/5956985902.html

Using the phone number 862-204-3173

payroll clerk
We have a opening position in our company in which you will be incharge of printing checks and dispatch it to my client and staff Via USPS or UPS drop off boxes and you will be getting paid By Monthly $1000 and You Must Have Computer ,Printer and Scanner.. so let me know if you are interested and text me REMA on (862) 204-3173

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PLEASE DO NOT TELL A SCAMMER HE IS REPORTED HERE!

Learn what a scam is and how to protect yourself
https://www.scamwarners.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5
#318208 by Terminator5 Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:10 pm
Nice Work! :beer:

Ephesians 5:11,13

11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.
13 But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.
#319338 by Tim Atem Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:52 am
Found some more:

College Station, TX: https://collegestation.craigslist.org/l ... 98285.html
payroll clerk
We have a opening position in our company in which you will be incharge of printing checks and dispatch it to my client and staff Via USPS or UPS drop off boxes and you will be getting paid By Monthly $1000 and You Must Have Computer ,Printer and Scanner.. so let me know if you are interested and text me REMA on (862) 204-3173


New Haven: https://newhaven.craigslist.org/lbg/5964690894.html
NEW YEAR! BONUS (PAYROLL CLERK NEEDED)
We have a opening position in our company in which you will be in charge of printing checks and dispatch it to my client and staff Via FedEx or USPS drop off boxes and you will be getting paid every Monthly $800.. so let me know if you are interested Text back (712) 382-6357
NOTE:YOU MUST HAVE COMPUTER,PRINTER AND SCANNER

====================================
PLEASE DO NOT TELL A SCAMMER HE IS REPORTED HERE!

Learn what a scam is and how to protect yourself
https://www.scamwarners.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5
#328145 by chbrenna Tue May 16, 2017 11:02 am
Well I just got this scam today From Upwork a guy named Chris Swecker with this email [email protected] wrote me almost word for word. See below. I hate these damn scams pisses me off.

Hello,
This is Chris Swecker of Elitmantic Payroll Service and am glad that you message me back and also i will like to let you know that it is a long time project without taxes and this project will last for 12 month. And you will be working 8 hours in a week. Get back to me and let me know if you are ready to get started so that i will give you instruction on what to do next. And also you will be paid $1400 every month and this project will last for 12 month and also we can work out this hourly. Firstly, you are only to do these two processes, printing payroll and dispatching, so i will like to know if you will be trustworthy enough to entrust mine and my clients company's vital information and signatory with you. (you will only be working 8 hours in a week, if you performed very well and effectively i will increase your salary as your performances impress me after a couple of months

Requirements For The Position !!!

1. Must be able to read and write.
2. Must be able to operate a computer with printer.
3. Must be able install Database

Below are task which you will be carrying out !!!

1. Print our customers and workers paychecks with a check printing software.
2. Create a FEDEX or UPS shipment label for each client which you
already printed their checks with our company FEDEX or UPS shipping
account numbers.
3. Put each client paycheck in FEDEX or UPS envelope, then stick each
client labels at the back of the envelope containing their paychecks.
4. Mail them out by dropping them in a FEDEX or UPS drop boxes/offices
for shipment.

How To Get Started !!!

To get started you will need some working materials listed below,
1: Good working printer/scanner and computer/laptop.
2: VersaCheck Form #1000 Business Voucher Security Check Refills - Blue - Prestige - 500 Sheets
3: VersaInk Universal Refill.
You can buy the supplies at http://www.staples.com/ or http://www.amazon.com or http://www.sears.com/

First of all you will need to get the working materials to get started, because my firm has send Funds to clients to get materials to get started and they end up running away with the money even though we send the materials as well they even end up running away with it without no traces, so we decided that any interested candidate will need to get the materials to get started so we will be sure they are interested in the position and then get reimbursed for the materials bought or ordered along with their first paycheck and money for future materials will be provided upfront. So if you are interested, all you need is to let me know through email and I can put you through the materials to buy or order online and after that you will need to forward the receipt of order confirmation to me so i can forward it to our Billing/Reimbursement Dept. and you will be reimbursed back in your first pay. I want someone who is committed and ready to render a good and Quality Service .

APPLICATION FORM

First Name :
Last Name:
Full Street Address(not po box) :
City, State,
Zip Code:
Age:
Cell Phone Number:
Home Phone Number:

Response to [email protected]
I will be expecting your response......................

Best Regards
Chris Swecker
(281) 624-5329
#328174 by Terminator5 Tue May 16, 2017 4:06 pm
Thanks for posting this additional information .

Ephesians 5:11,13

11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.
13 But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.

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