Job Scam: Hl Plastics - Customer Service Position
Posted by TJ on Thursday February 12, 2009 @ 07:57 PM
[Tags: scam, internet, accounting]

Note: This is part 12 in the Job Scam Series.

This is a wide spread job scam. Most of the time the scammers gets your email address from ads placed on Craigslist. Avoid any association with this scam and do not respond to any emails from HL Plastics If you already sent an email with your information they will promptly send you check to deposit once your job application is "accepted". Do not cash any checks received from the this "job". The scammers are issuing fraudulent checks using accounts of real companies. Once the bank finds out the the checks are fake or fraudulent they will reverse the deposit. Even know the money may show in your account initially, it will soon be taken out.

If you received a scam from a different company please forward the scam to:
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How do I spot a job scam?
1.) The message is for a position that you did not apply for
2.) The message is from or asking for a reply to an email address from a free email provider (ie: @yahoo.com, @gmail.com)
3.)The position is for a work at home job. Let's get real here most of these positions are hard to come by.
4.) The message provides no phone and/or no mailing address
5.) The company does not have a website or the website was created in the last year. Do a whois lookup to see when a domain was created.
6.) The job has few qualifications
7.) The message is written with poor english
8.) A google search for the company finds little or no history for the company
*** This list is not all inclusive. Remember if you have to ask yourself if it's a scam it probably is!

What should I do if I provided my information to scammers?
  1. Do not respond to further communications.
  2. If you sent bank Information: Call your bank immediately and tell them what happened. They should be able to change your account number or cancel your account.
  3. If you are still concerned you might want to enroll in credit monitoring such as LifeLock Identity Theft Prevention
  4. You can also file a claim with The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). They are probably overloaded with these types of claim though, so I would not expect an individual response. You can also contact the Better Business Bureau or your states attorney general's office
  5. Post a comment below with any information you have on this scam to inform other people to try and avoid any future victims. Post the email you received with exact wording if different from original posted so when people search for terms they find this warning.

Hl Plastics (jobs.resumes10[at]yahoo.com) said:

From: Hl Plastics (jobs.resumes10[at]yahoo.com)
Sent: Fri 1/23/09 9:43 AM
Dear Applicant,

Thanks you for applying for the job Customer Service in our Company posted on Craigslist. You are getting this email in regards to the resume you sent us on Craigslist for the Customer Service. We are sincerely sorry to inform you that the position for the Customer Service has been occupied. Our manager went through your resume and you have been picked for an alternative Job which is the Payment Personnel. On Craigslist you can find more details about our company and we are very sure you would want to read more.

ABOUT US : (HL Plastics)

HL Plastics manufactures an impressive array of standard and bespoke products such as bespoke plastic extrusions and plastic piling. The products manufactured utilize both extrusion and molding technologies, supported by a range of secondary processes for specialist finishing. In-house design, tool making and manufacturing are all housed in our state-of-the-art factory near Derby, which contains some of the most advanced extrusion and molding equipment available. Well known for our capabilities as a trade supplier of extruded profiles and injection mounded products, HL also manufactures PVC u decking, fencing, and caravan veranda products.We serve the entire United States and a growing export market.

We have accepted your application for the job and We have your information in our database. The HR Managers checked your resume and you have been picked as one of our possible candidates for Accounts Receivable Manager due to some factors of the Company, Your primary task would be receiving payments for our company and Customers.We are about to open a representative offices or authorized sales centers in some local city in the States. Your Accounts Receivable Clerk duty would be that you become our Account Receivable Manager (ARM) and its a contract -to-hire position which is a 1 month trial after which the position is made full time.Please be advised that we need total dedication for the job. Interview and Instructions will be scheduled for you when you get payment for the company, get payment from our client and customers as your first assignment for the Account Receivable Manager.


Your First Primary task (Collection of Payments).
1. Receive payment from our Customers or Clients.
2. Cash Payment at your Bank or Deposit payment and let us know how long its going to take before it clear the Bank
3. Deduct 10 % which will be your percentage/pay on Payment processed
4. Forward balance after deduction of percentage/pay to any of the offices you will be instructed to send payment to, you¢ll have a lot of free time doing another job, because this is a part time job, you'll get good income. But this job is very challenging and you should understand it. We are considering your application because you satisfy our requirements and we are sure you will be an earnest assistant till we start running our branch office in your state.

For example: if you receive 4000.00 USD and your 10% should be 400.00 USD Plus your basis monthly salary is 1000.00 USD here are the information you are to provide then we will get back to you after we must have gone through it all.

You have to fill the information given to you below so that we can add your mailing address to our Regional database and we have to re-confirmed the mailing address in our Database.

Please apply by filling the Requirements Below:

* Full Name_______________
* Address_________________
* City____________________
* State___________________
* Zip Code________________
* Home Phone______________
* Cell Phone______________
* Age_____________________
* Email___________________
* Present Occupation______
* Sex_____________________

Your response to this email is needed, so that we can reconfirm your mailing address details we have in our data base. I will let you know what to do please we need total dedication to this Job. Your prompt reply will determine how hardworking and fast you will handle the Job (Account Receivable Position).We will be waiting for prompt reply from you if you are really ready for the job position and I will let you know when the payment has been sent and i will let you know what to do please we need total dedication to this Job. We will be looking forward to hear from you for the job position.

Thanks for your understanding and we look forward for your quick reply with contact information requested from you and get it sent for the Human Resources Manager and Company Headquarter to have in the Company Database.

Human Resources,
HL Plastics.

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