Posted by TJ on Wednesday August 19, 2009 @ 11:59 PM
[Tags: scam, internet, business]

Note: This is part 18 in the Job Scam Series.

This is a Nigerian email scam sent in reply to ads placed on Craigslist. Give thanks to Kristen Bentley for sending this one in.

Avoid any association with this scam and do not respond to any emails from BERSOLEVA, S.L.

Do not cash any checks received from the this "job". They are fake or fraudulent and if deposited will be subtracted from your bank balance once the fraud is discovered.

If you received another job scam featuring another company please forward the email 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: @aol.com, @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
9.) The email fails to mention you by name. Starts off with generic opening (ie: Dear job seeker, Dear applicant).
*** 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. Do not cash any checks you received from fraudulent offer.
  3. 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.
  4. If you are still concerned you might want to enroll in credit monitoring such as LifeLock Identity Theft Prevention
  5. 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
  6. 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.

johncole.cole496@gmail.com said:

From: john cole [mailto:johncole.cole496@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 4:21 PM
To: [[email removed]]
Subject: Re: Admin assistant / Reception

Job Description – Admin assistant
The Company name is BERSOLEVA, S.L.
The 23rd of January 1996, the firm BERSOLEVA, S.L. was constituted. It was the continution of business already byotiations by Manuel Berná Gómez in 1982. After our ongoing investigation, we obtained in 1991 the chemical dimensional control of E.V.A. (Ethylene- Vinyl- Acetate). Our invention provided the basis to fabricate shoe soles by injection procedure along precision in size.

The first industrial application of E.V.A. granulated compound, with chemical dimensional control, was made in a machine from the Italian firm Main Group, model E-266, in the city of Elche in 1992.
In 1993, after various investigation processes , we obtained, in our laboratories a new kind of granulated compound based on E.V.A and rubber, its technical characteristics, were superior to the traditional E.V.A. and It had a perfect application for men and child footwear. This new product is called GOOMWALL.

We have accepted your application for the job and We have your information in our database. The primary goal of the Office Assistant is to provide local Admin assistant to our clients within North America. The assistance to be provided will include: payment collections and customer service.BERSOLEVA, S.L. 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.

Your duties will include: Collecting Local Payments

When a buyer in United States decides to purchase an item through an online auction from our sellers he has the following payment options:pay pal, international wire transfer, international check, or local wire transfer. The quickest option of these is local wire transferring. Local wire transfers are the option that the sales support representative will provide to the clients.

- Managing Data

Along with the payments received from buyers you will be receiving details for these sales. These details will include items sold, price, and buyer's information. You are to file and maintain these purchasing records and transactions.

- Forwarding of the Payments

Once you receive each payment you will be keeping 10% as commission and forwarding the rest to the seller or representative, whose information will be provided prior each transaction. It is crucial to complete forwarding of the payments in a time efficient manner.

Here is an example of a past brief report:

Date: june 11, '07
Buyer: Frank w.. Smith
Item: hp laptop
Price: $ 1000
Total price $1000
10% Commission : $ 100
Fees: $ 10
Total Forwarded: $890
Forwarded to: madrid, Spain
Reference Numbers: 9349483996

- Fees, and Transferring Procedures

All fees are covered by the company. The fees for transferring are simply deducted from the payments received. No client will contact you during initial stage of the trial period. After three weeks of the trial period you will begin to have contact with the buyers via email in regards to collection of the payments. For the first three weeks you will simply receive all of the transferring details, and payments, along with step by step guidance from your supervisor. You will be forwarding the received payments by wire transfer.

: Additional Information


During the trial period, you will be paid 2,730USD per month while working on average 3-4hours per day, plus 10% commission from every payment received and forwarded. The salary will be sent in the form of wire transfer directly to your account. After the trial period your base pay salary will go up to 3,860USD per month, plus 10% commission.
You will always be receiving a monthly invoice stating your total income. All applicable taxes are covered by the company.

Your First Primary task (Collection of Payments)

1. Receive payment from our Customers or Clients.
2. Cash Payment at your Bank or any cashing facilities near you, if not cashed immediately you deposit it in your account.
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 contacted to send payment to, you'll have a lot of free time doing another job, because this job schedule is flexible, you'll get good income .But this job is very challenging and you should understand it.

Please kindly fill your details below, so that you can get started.

Full Name : ___________
Full Address: _________
City: _________________
State: _______________
Zip/Postal code:________
Home phone :__________
Cell phone: ___________
Recent occupation: ______
Gender: _______________
Personal Email Address:___

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