i had the same encounter with someone claiming they were from Genzyme. They have gone as far as creating a linkedin page. Same questions.. what a waste of time.
here is some of the dialog from yahoo messenger
alone without error that will be fine. Which do you prefer ??
aacameron444: I can complete them alone.
melissa.hrdesk: Genzyme Corporation offers excellent Benefit Assurance Services provides Group Health Insurance, Employee equity share program after three years of employment, Parking and Transit Passes, Holidays, AD&D Insurance and Support For Continuing Education, Annual Bonus and Employee Benefits both for Businesses and Individuals.
Benefit: Advantageous for the good of both the business and individuals.
Bonuses: You will be enrolled for benefits after a period of 2 months of working with us.
aacameron444: I understand.
melissa.hrdesk: Presently, we are updating our webpage to include a section specifically designed for telecommuting employees. after then once we are done updating our website a user and pass to our website will be given to you including an up link to our server.
We do not want any of our employees to work using their personal items or spend a dime in purchasing any of their working materials, so we decided to provide all the necessary equipment needed to make all our employees productive in all their respective positions.
aacameron444: Very nice.
melissa.hrdesk: At Genzyme Corporation, we believe that the customer is the backbone of any organisational structure and the boss of any active business. The main pillar holding any business is the customer and if displeased by your services can decide to move elsewhere. But first and foremost, satisfying the internal customers (Employees) will greatly boost our demands toward a good and successful service between both parties.
melissa.hrdesk: You will be provided with the following office equipments below for the set up of your Online mini office at home:
Brand new Hp Pavilion
All in one printer,scanner and fax machine
Mini office stationaries
Laminating machine w/5 Cartridges
Fellowes Micro-shred Confetti-cut paper shredder
Work Crosschecker softwares
Data Entry/Accounting softwares.
All at no cost to you.
aacameron444: Wow, ok!
melissa.hrdesk: This is as a result of our commitment towards betterment of our heroes and supporting the veterans. We feel they have done so much and we need to support them with our own little contribution.
Genzyme recognizes that members of the U.S. military community are highly skilled, motivated and hard working. In an effort to support this community, Genzyme joined forces in 2012 with the U.S. Departments of Defense, Labor and Veterans Affairs to provide rewarding and challenging career opportunities in our online positions and distribution centers across the nation for current and former members of America's military.
melissa.hrdesk: So all employees employed during this exercise will benefit from the office equipment we are issuing to veterans.
Do you have enough space to accomodate the working items ?
aacameron444: Yes, I have an office and large desk
melissa.hrdesk: You will be entitled to keep the full mini office stationeries after working with us for a period of 6months. You are allowed to work a maximum of 40-45hrs/week.
aacameron444: I understand
melissa.hrdesk: The company(Genzyme) will shoulder the bills regarding the full office set up you will be needing to become a productive employee. During Training,the company's Financier will send you funds in form of check which will be deposited by you ,You are to take out $150 for your signing fee and the rest will be sent to the vendor incharge of your mini office equipments.
NOTE: The $150 will serve as your signing bonus and to also cover for the use of your private home equipments before your home office is fully setup by the company.
aacameron444: Sounds good.
melissa.hrdesk: The company will be sending you a check which you will be using to purchase the needed software's and mini office equipments. These software's would have to be purchased from the company's certified vendor(Primal-Tech Global Services). Reason: The reason why you will be mailed a check is that since you can't come up with the payment, the company will be providing you with the funds which you will be using to get the software's. Also most of the equipments you will be getting from the vendor are tailor made. Therefore, It is meant and designed for the company alone.
melissa.hrdesk: Another reason why the company is sending the funds for the Mini office equipments is due to the fact that the company wants this to stand as a test of trust and also we want to know how good you can handle funds placed in your trust or care...
The company don't issue the check out to the vendor because the payment would have to come from our employees and also to enable them verify the location and alternate shipping address. The software vendor(Primal-Tech Global Services) will be responsible for installing the software including any updates and patches. they will also need to perform manual data backups and secure the data to meet HIPAA standards. We deal with clients in the healthcare sectors, insurance sector, banks and business organizations e.t.c
aacameron444: I understand.
melissa.hrdesk: Genzyme is a subsidiary of Sanofi with annual sales of $3.8 billion. As such we are expanding our online/work from home network with our vast expansion in Online sales and marketing.
All we need from you is good work, trust and you will enjoy every moment working with us.
aacameron444: Thank you so much! I am really excited to start!
melissa.hrdesk: Are you comfortable with all i have said, do you have a checking account? and should the check be sent to you? and are you very reliable with company funds?
aacameron444: Yes I have a checking account and you can send it to my home address. I am trustworthy.
melissa.hrdesk: Please confirm the name of your present bank ?and have you been entrusted with company funds in the past ?
melissa.hrdesk: As soon as the cheque is issued out to you via FedEx/USPS i will notify you and provide you with the tracking number so you can keep track and know when it will get to you...Okay
aacameron444: Sounds good.
melissa.hrdesk: The company will be sending you a check of $3960.89 which you will be using to purchase the needed software's and mini office equipments. Once you receive the check you are needed to have it deposited to your bank account via ATM machine nearest to you or ONLINE,Then the funds will be credited and available in your account for cashout next day(within 24hours).
aacameron444: Is there a reason why I cannot deposit it with a teller?
melissa.hrdesk: We have encountered alot of problems with some employees in the past as regards to handling of company funds. Once the deposit is done you will be required to send a scanned copy of the deposit slip to me for verification and record purpose via [email protected]
melissa.hrdesk: The methods of deposit adopted is a way to track the money and We will appreciate it if the company policy and instructions are adhered to without any mishap...
aacameron444: Ok I understand. What if they put a hold on the funds?
melissa.hrdesk: The company financier will handle that and have it sorted with your bank before 72business hours
melissa.hrdesk: Are you familiar with ATM and/or ONLINE deposit ?and are you capable of following the instructions given ?
melissa.hrdesk: We need to understand the customers problems in other to provide a panacea. And to fully address the issues of the "External Customers", that of the "Internal Customers" should also be addressed and put into consideration. Poorly treated employees treat customers just as poorly.
At Genzyme, we respect our employees and look out for their need to gain maximum productivity and growth of the company.
aacameron444: what else do you need from me
melissa.hrdesk: NOTE: All Equipment & softwares are to be purchased from the retailer the company has been buying from for years now and means of payment accepted by the vendor (Primal-Tech Global Services) is via Bank account of which i will be providing you with the vendors information you will be using in purchasing of your full mini office set up.
melissa.hrdesk: Is there anything about the job i have not mentioned so far ??
aacameron444: i guess i'm on the fence with this. It does seem too good to be true.
melissa.hrdesk: This is how we run our services at Genzyme to ensure we get maximum productivity from our employees
melissa.hrdesk: You can put in your first month with us and let me know how it goes from there.
aacameron444: what is your direct line?
melissa.hrdesk: Here is the line to contact my assistant: 646-543-7729
melissa.hrdesk: You can also get me on linkedin via Melissa(Missy) Green
aacameron444: the number i called didn't make sense. i couldn't even understand what the rep said
melissa.hrdesk: Are you sure...? His name is Richard Hebrank