Job Scam: Vacancy for you - Premier Group - CareerBuilder
Posted by TJ on Tuesday September 15, 2009 @ 12:58 PM
[Tags: scam, business, economy]

Note: This is part 22 in the Job Scam Series.

Thanks goes to C Beattie (chuckbeattie.com) for sending in this scam. This is an email scam sent in reply to ads placed on Career Builder.

Avoid any association with this scam and do not respond to any emails from
"Premier Group Company" or "Premier Group Inc."

Do not deposit any checks received from the this offer. 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, @rocketmail.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. You are "hired" for the position with no actual real life interview.
  6. 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.
  7. The job list few or no qualifications
  8. The message is written with poor English
  9. A Google search for the company finds little or no history for the company
  10. The email fails to mention you by name. Starts off with generic opening (ie: Dear job seeker, Dear applicant).
  11. The work at home position involves receiving payments, money transfers, or check cashing.
*** This list is not all inclusive. Scams could meet any one of these or none at all. Remember if you have to ask yourself "Is this 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. Do not direct wire any money to addresses provided.
  4. 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.
  5. If you are still concerned you might want to enroll in credit monitoring such as LifeLock Identity Theft Prevention
  6. 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
  7. 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.

Ray Vega said:

From: Ray Vega
Date: Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 10:45 AM
Subject: Vacancy for you (careerbuilder.com)
To: [[email removed]]

Dear ,

My name is Ray Vega and I represent Premier Group Company.

I have found your resume at careerbuilder.com. Judging from your resume, Premier Group Inc. I feel that you are a good match for this available position!

Premier Group Inc. is a world-famous company founded and based in the USA which deals with financial services such as escrow services for buyers and sellers of online auctions around the world. We offer our services to both closed commercial auctions where the number of buyers is limited and popular online auctions such as ebay.com, amazon.com and yahoo.com.

Financial Agent position is:
- part-time (on average 2-3 hours a day Monday through Friday)
- work from home (most of the communication is made online)

What do you need? Internet access and e-mail.

This position is offered on a trial period (first month) basis. You will receive on-line training, on-line support and assistance from a personal supervisor while working and being paid.

Trial period is paid at $2300/month. In addition you will receive 8% commission for every payment received and successfully processed. Total income, with the current volume of clients, amounts up to $4,500 per month.

My goal is sparking your interest. In the present economy, our position offers training, support and a pay scale comparable to entry level position requiring 40 hours per week. I hope you will explore, compare, and then contact me with your questions.

If you are interested in our offer and would like to learn more about the Financial Agent position, please send the form below with your updated contact information to emp.premier.group@gmail.com

Our representative will contact you within 24 hours.

First name:_____________________
Last name:___________________________
Country of residence:__________________
Contact phone:______________________
Preferred call time:_______________________

We found your resume at www.careerbuilder.com. This letter confirms that your resume has been duly processed and your skills and past employment meet our basic requirements for the Financial Manager vacancy.

Best regards.
Ray Vega

Premier Group Inc.

If you receive this scam and found this post helpful please post a comment so I know these warnings are being read! Thanks!

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