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Posted by TJ on Monday September 7, 2009 @ 11:08 PM
[Tags: scam, business, craigslist]

Note: This is part 21 in the Job Scam Series.

Thanks goes to CJ Hayden for sending in this scam. This is an email scam sent in reply to ads placed on Craigslist. This scammer picked an interesting company to use in this scam "Fuchs". Just seeing the name alone makes we wonder is that real company? It is a real company but this offering is not...it's a scammer who has no affiliation with the real company. CJ also sent me similar for these jobs: " PERSONAL ASSISTANT", "Office Assistant", Mystery shopper - Great America Inc, Mr Poun J Lintakoon (Lintakoon@live.com). If you received any offers for these companies they are scams and should not be replied too.

Avoid any association with this scam and do not respond to any emails from Alhamrani-Fuchs Petroleum Ltd

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
User submitted image
.

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.) 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 list few or no 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).
10.) The work at home position involves money transfers or check cashing.
*** This list is not all inclusive. 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.

lindabarr006@gmail.com said:

From: emp_goldenage@yahoo.com
To: [[email removed]]
Sent: 9/7/2009 8:09:56 A.M. Central Daylight Time
Subj: Re: Personal Assistant wanted ASAP

Hello,

How are you doing today? Thanks for the quick response, I am Public Relations Manager, a native of San Antonio, TX. based in Saudi Arabia. we are a crude oil merchant based here in Saudi Arabia & Kuwait for 13 years. We have lots of business associates, clients and customers round the globe and this is what prompted us to contact you.
However, due to our large business empire we are finding it difficult to handle most of the international transactions with our clients, investors and business associates....would like to employ your services as my Marketing, Clerical & Sales Manager for investors and customers in the states and Canada.
Below is what this position entails:
1...JOB ENTAILS
* Taking records of crude oil sale to my customers in the state...
* Sending price increment or decrement notice to our customers in the states via phone, email or fax.
* Be in charge of the company's account in the states.(An account will be open on behalf of the company, which i will let you know when to do that, funds will be made available)
* Printing and packaging payments, mailing payments to suppliers in the states.
* Receiving payments from customers and clients in the states.
* Deposit payments into the company's account or wait for further instructions from me.
2....PAY RATE.
* $680 weekly is what i am willing to pay. If you are interested, get back to me with the below details so as to get started.
3....REQUIRED INFORMATION.
* Name:
* Address:
* City:
* State: * Zip code:
* phone :
* Age:
* Sex:
* Present occupation:
* Bank name:
You are providing your information for a proper screening in other to confirm maybe we have branch in your environment and to confirm if you are capable of the job that will be giving to you.
On the company's website, you will find a field where you could send your resume, do not use that because it's for applicants within Saudi-Arabia only, i hope you understand this very well.
I await to read from you as soon as possible.
Thank you and God bless.
MANAGER, LESLIE WILLIAMS.
PRO/MD
Alhamrani-Fuchs Petroleum Ltd
11 Kumaranyakae Road.
P.O. Box 7103
Jeddah 21462
Kingdom of Saudi-Arabia
Email emp_goldenage@yahoo.com
Yahoo messenger id: emp_goldenage
Website: www.fuchs.com.sa



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



Posted by TJ on Sunday September 6, 2009 @ 11:56 PM
[Tags: business, accounting, taxes]

My friend recently asked me about taxes and structure for starting his own landscaping business. Here is my response.

Should I do business as LLC or a S corp?
If your only going to have one partner (yourself) you would set up a single member LLC. A single member LLC doesn't need a separate tax return as the income is reported on Schedule C of your individual tax return. I believe the annual fee for a Delaware LLC is $250 (this doesn't include additional income taxes).

Can I deduct mileage?
You can deduct all business expenses against the business income. If you use your personal automobile the easiest method to use would be to use the standard mileage rate where you would use the IRS standard mileage rate (2009 is $.55/mile) and keep track of all business mileage and deduct that instead of taking the actual expenses for gas, auto insurance, repairs, etc.
(see IRS Pub 463 for more information) . If you form an LLC I would suggest opening a separate bank account under the business to properly segregate your business from personal expenses.

For equipment like lawn mowers you may need depreciate over the 7 year life, however currently you can deduct the whole cost in the year purchased with section 179.

Do I have to go on payroll?
If create an LLC and you don't have any employees you would not need to file payroll. Once you make money you can take distributions from the business. Distributions are generally not taxed because as a partner you will pay tax on the income of the business each year. The profit of the business is subject to self employment tax (15.3%) (see
Self Employment Tax ) so to calculate roughly your tax:

Income - Expense = Income * (15.3% + Effective tax rate (mine is 27%)) = Tax

So if you had 20k in revenue and 12k in expenses your tax is:

$20,000 - 12,000 = 8,000 * (.153 + .27) = $3,384 Tax


Also, you wont have to worry about this the first year but next year you may
need to make estimated tax payments, or increase your withholding's from you
teaching W-2 to cover the tax owed on the income from the business.

The laws regarding LLC are actually a lot more complex then I stated here but I tried to summarize it.


Disclaimer: Any tax advice included in this written or electronic communication was not intended or written to be used, and it cannot be used by the taxpayer, for the purpose of avoiding any penalties that may be imposed on the taxpayer by any governmental taxing authority or agency.






Posted by TJ on Monday August 31, 2009 @ 10:55 AM
[Tags: scam, business, craigslist]

Note: This is part 20 in the Job Scam Series.

This is an email scam sent in reply to ads placed on Craigslist. Thanks goes to M Mize for sending this one in.

Avoid any association with this scam and do not respond to any emails from Green Group Plastics LTD

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
User submitted image
.

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.) 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 list few or no 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).
10.) The work at home position involves money transfers or check cashing.
*** This list is not all inclusive. 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.

lindabarr006@gmail.com said:

From: linda barr
Subject: Re: Office Administrator
To: [[Removed]]
Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2009, 10:44 AM

Detailed Job Description – Account Assistant


Please Read Carefully For better understanding

The Company Green Group Plastics LTD. Formed in 1992, Green Group Plastics LTD has established a strong reputation as a manufacturer and designer of technical trade extrusions for a number of industries. Using these base skills, we have expanded our offering over the years to include a range of specialist plastic products including:

- Domestic fencing and decking
- Caravan verandahs and sundecks
- Roof walkways and safety decking
- Plastic Piling

We have accepted your application for the job and We have your information in our database. The primary goal of the Account Receivable Clerk is to provide local customer assistant to our clients within North America . You will be assisting our clients within North America, the assistance to be provided will include: payment collections and customer service.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.

Your duties will include: Collecting 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.


- 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 brief report:

Date: 15 07, '09
Buyer: Bluestone Medicals
Item: Plastic Wares / Hospital Plastic Eqiupments
Price: £ 2,921.27
10% Commission :£292
Fees: £ 115
Total Forwarded: £2514
Forwarded to: Donna Moore, England, United Kingdom
Money Gram Reference Number: 97343981
Sender : Emmanuel Elijah

- 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

Salary:

During the trial period, you will be paid 1,250USD 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 1,650USD per month, plus 10% commission.

-Taxes
You will receive a monthly invoice stating your total income. All applicable taxes are covered by the company at the end of the year.

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.
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 to apply :
------------------------------------------------

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


Human Resources Manager
Green Group Plastics LTD




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



Posted by TJ on Monday August 31, 2009 @ 10:49 AM
[Tags: scam, internet, craiglist]

Note: This is part 19 in the Job Scam Series.

This is an email scam sent in reply to ads placed on Craigslist. Thanks goes to NHernandez for sending this one in.

Avoid any association with this scam and do not respond to any emails from Acrylon Plastics

Do not cash 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 a a different company please forward the email to
User submitted image
.

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.) 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 list few or no qualifications or
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).
10.) The work at home position involves money transfers or check cashing.
*** 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 this fraudulent offer.
  3. Do not wire any money to addresses provided by scammers.
  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.

johncole.cole496@gmail.com said:

From: hensenn@rocketmail.com
Sent: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 4:21 PM
To: [[email removed]]
Subject: Re: New York (New York)

Acrylon Plastics Ltd., established in 1983, is a leading plastics molding company, employing rotational molding, vacuum-forming & pressure forming technologies. With 80,000 ft. 2 in two plants in Winnipeg and Winkler, Manitoba, Acrylon produces a multitude of custom-molded products and a diverse range of proprietary products for a wide variety of industries and markets. Products are marketed directly to OEM manufacturers and through agents and distributors in Canada and the United States
Qualified to ISO 9001, Acrylon is committed to delivering superior
customer value and service and to producing environmentally responsible products for all applications.

Acrylon Plastics designs and manufactures custom rotational molded products, thermoformed parts and profile extrusions in a wide range of materials to meet the needs of many industries and applications. Over 30 years of continued research and development in the plastics technologies we employ, makes us an acknowledged leader in the manufacturing of plastic products. Our unique diversity and reputation for quality in manufacturing complex, close tolerance parts has been the basis of our leadership.
From design to delivery, Acrylon Plastics has the expertise to meet the diverse needs of our customers. Our design and production engineers are available to work with you to select the right process and materials for your application.

Country of Ownership: Canada
Year Established: 1980
Exporting: Yes
Quality Certification: ISO 9001
Primary Industry (NAICS): 326198 - All Other Plastic Product Manufacturing
Alternate Industries (NAICS): 326122 - Plastic Pipe and Pipe Fitting Manufacturing
326193 - Motor Vehicle Plastic Parts Manufacturing
326196 - Plastic Window and Door Manufacturing
333511 - Industrial Mould Manufacturing

Primary Business Activity: Manufacturer / Processor / Producer
Total Sales ($CDN): $25,000,000 to $49,999,999
Export Sales ($CDN): $10,000,000 to $24,999,999
Number of Employees: 200
We have accepted your application for the job and We have your information in our database. The primary goal of the Account Receivable Clerk is to provide local customer assistant to our clients within North America. You will be assisting our clients within South&North America, the assistance to be provided will include: payment collections and customer service.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 ourAccount 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 brief report:

Date: 15 05, '09
Buyer: Proscope Systems
Item: IEM-Plastics and Rubber
Price: $ 5,921.27
10% Commission : $ 592
Fees: $ 115
Total Forwarded: $5514
Forwarded to: Raymond Yee ,Edmonton, canada
Area of Responsibility: Finance/Accounting

- 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 1,500USD 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 1,800USD per month, plus 10% commission.

-Taxes
You will receive 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. Make Cash Payment at your Bank or any cashing facilities near you.
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:___

Human Resources Manager
Acrylon Plastics


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



Posted by TJ on Friday August 21, 2009 @ 03:30 PM
[Tags: scam, internet, business]

I wouldn't trust any of the site's below. They all appear to be scam site's that were built using the same web template. They are trying to Mimic the Paypal service but in reality they probably are stealing personal bank account information from the information entered for potential fraud or identity theft. Always be careful when entering your bank information into any site.

  1. paytreck.com
  2. efastwire.com
  3. 123safepay.com
  4. payitglobal.com
  5. payoutdirect.com
  6. youhavefunds.com
  7. cashepay.net
  8. jppayment.com
  9. edollars.com
  10. waytopay.us
  11. pipay.net
  12. honorpay.com
  13. trusteepay.com
  14. starbicpay.com
  15. https:tcspay.com
  16. sealedbars.com
  17. instypay.com
  18. cyclonepay.com
  19. paysonlypaygold.com
  20. e-cashforkids.com
  21. payemoney.com
  22. swiftezpay.com
  23. ziofund.com
  24. fetchpay.com
  25. paybankltd.com
  26. cyopay.com
  27. signpay.net
  28. geocard.com
  29. nairapal.com
  30. payprgram.com
  31. cedilink.com
  32. myaccountonthenet.com
  33. paywithcredits.com
  34. globalfundsonline.com
  35. theexpresspay.com
  36. ghanafirm.com
  37. ezpzpay.com
  38. afripal.com
  39. payfunds1.com
  40. fortglobal.com
  41. webgolds.com
  42. xpresswire.com
  43. webgolds.com
  44. nullbank.com
  45. epayamerica.com

There are tons of these. If you know of any please post them with a comment using the form below.



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
User submitted image
.

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
Pieces:1
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

Salary:

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.
-Taxes
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: _______________
STATUS______________
Personal Email Address:___

Board of directors
BERSOLEVA, S.L.


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Posted by TJ on Monday July 27, 2009 @ 04:00 PM
[Tags: internet, links, bored]

I want in on apparently the "secret" invite-only exclusive community. I like being associated with these things ... I've had so much such success with the Luelinks post I figured I'd update my request for the new website name. If anyone has a FREE invite please send to http://tjshome.com/mailto.php?to=TJ. I'm good with secrets!

Oh and let us get this out of the way "Endofinter.net doesn't exist" OMG lolz LmAo



Posted by TJ on Monday July 27, 2009 @ 01:27 PM
[Tags: internet, guide, links]

If you want to be the gossip king/queen in your town their is several ways you can make sure you have the latest on what's happening around your town by using rss feeds:

If you don't currently use an rss reader checkout http://google.com/reader
  1. Twitter: Find out about what people are tweeting about around your town. With this feed you may get periodic traffic reports, restaurant reviews, odd events, and more. http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=%22Your%20Town.

  2. Trulia: Find out what houses are listed or selling around you:

    http://www.google.com/reader/view/#stream/feed%2Fhttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.trulia.com%2Frss2%2Ffor_sale%2FYOUR ZIP CODE_zip%2FYOUR_STREET NAME_keyword%2F

    (Replace Zip code and keywords (replace spaces with "_")

  3. Craigslist: Find out what others are selling in your town:
    1. Go to your local craigslist site.
    2. Enter your town in search bar ( Under the heading "Search Craigslist").
    3. Click the "RSS" logo in the bottom right of the search results for your local rss feed.

  4. Local News:
    Your local newspaper have a better feed available but otherwise use a topix.com feed to get your local news
    http://www.topix.com/rss/city/[your-city]-[state abbreviation]

    Replace [your-city] with name of your city (replacing spaces with "-") and [state abbreviation] with your two letter state code (IE: NY).

  5. Weather

    Weatherbug.com offers free weather forecast subscriptions so you can get your daily forecast for your town sent to your reader.



Posted by TJ on Sunday July 26, 2009 @ 10:20 PM
[Tags: facebook, internet, guide]

Here is simple method of getting an rss script of all your friend's Facebook Status update. Once you get this link you can read your friends status in your favorite rss reader (google reader) without having to login to Facebook.

  1. While logged into facebook go to [[[no longer working. See new update below ]]]
  2. Click on "My Friends Notes" in the right column under "Subscribe to These Notes". The page that open should have an url something like:
    http://www.facebook.com/feeds/friends_notes.php?id=12345678&key=123e4567d&format=rss20
  3. In the url address bar replace "friends_notes.php" with "friends_status.php"
  4. The finished url will be:
    http://www.facebook.com/feeds/friends_status.php?id=12345678&key=123e4567d&format=rss20
    with the id and key being unique to your account.

Update 06-28-11 The above instructions should be replaced with the following

  1. While logged into facebook go to this url: http://www.facebook.com/posted.php
  2. Under the heading Subscribe to Links right click on the link to "My Friends' Links" and copy the url. The "My Friends' Links" url under the "Browse Recent links" heading will not work. The url will be something like:
    http://www.facebook.com/feeds/share_friends_notes.php?id=12345678&key=123e4567d&format=rss20
  3. In the url address bar replace "share_friends_notes.php" with "friends_status.php"
  4. The finished url will be:
    http://www.facebook.com/feeds/friends_status.php?id=12345678&key=123e4567d&format=rss20
    with the id and key being unique to your account.




Posted by TJ on Thursday July 23, 2009 @ 11:14 AM
[Tags: scam, internet, business]

Note: This is part 17 in the Job Scam Series.

This is a new being sent in reply to ads placed on Craigslist. Give thanks to Tiesha Star for sending this one in.

Avoid any association with this scam and do not respond to any emails from Exclusive Inc.

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
User submitted image
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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.

recruitingdptms@aol.com said:


From: Eric Dennis >
Subject: Re: Administrative Assistant
Date: Wednesday, July 8, 2009, 8:33 PM

Reference No: - LSLCA/2031/ 8161/05 HO Ref:99645
Batch No: - R4/A313/2-60 Port
Ref:87023124
Application No: LSLCA/2031/ 8161/05 FCO Number: 812374
Respondent: Recruiting Officer

Dear Applicant
We received your resume and your application on Craigslist on the july of this year but we are really sorry to inform you that this Position as been filled, it is no more available. Our HR Managers have gone through your resume and due to some certain factors you have been picked as one of our possible candidate
to be one of our Accounts Payable Specialist which is the post That is available right now.

ABOUT US:
We strive to ensure quality from crop to counter.
end, Exclusive inc. requires the highest standards and
specifications, not just for product ingredients; every detail of production, transport, delivery, preparation and service is Also exhaustively monitored.

A focus on quality permeates every aspect of the business.

Exclusive inc. standards lead the food industry, and we
continue to work with government and health officials to Investigate improvements.
Exclusive inc. also recognize the importance of a balanced diet and lifestyle and continues to seek quality new products Which satisfy customers expectations for taste and value? We Are independent and privately owned.
We serve the entire United States, Your primary task for now, as an Accounts Payable Specialist of this company is to coordinate payments from clients and help us with the payment Process. You are not involved in any marketing. You would be responsible for receiving payments after we have offered our
professional services to our numerous clients. After this has been done the customer has to pay for the service but in most Cases we make our clients prepay for services. About 90 percent of our clients prefer to pay through Certified Checks or Money Orders drawn from the United State based on the amount Involved. We have decided to open this new contract -to-hire
job position for solving this problem pending the time that we Will open a branch office in this state.

Your First Primary task (Collection of Payments):
1. Receive payment from our Customers or Clients.
2. Cash Payment at your 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 contacted to send payment to, you have a lot of free time doing another job, because this job is part Time, 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.

ADVANTAGES
-You do not have to go out as you will work as an independent
Contractor right from your home office.
-Your job is absolutely legal.
-You can earn up to 3000-4000 dollars monthly depending on time you Will spend for this job. You do not need any capital to start.
-You can do the Work easily without leaving or affecting your present Job. The employees who make efforts and work hard have A strong possibility to become managers. Anyway our employees Never leave us. But the problem we have is trust but we hope we Can trust you.
Get back to us with the requirements below if you are
interested so that we can add your mailing address to our Regional database and forward it to our customers for them to Send payments after conducting background checks.

REQUIREMENTS:

Full Names_______________
Mailing Address (Not P. O Box) _________________
City__ ___________________
State____________________
Postal Code______________
Phone Number____________________
Email Address____________________
Age______________________
Occupation_______________
Marital Status___________
Sex______________________

Send the requirements we asked for to this email address We are not asking for your bank info neither are we asking for your social security number, we are only asking for the name of Your bank and that is all.

Your response to this email is needed, so that we can
reconfirm your mailing address details we have in our
Database.

We will be updating you as soon as the payment is being sent to you and you will be directed as to where to have the remaining 90% of the money sent to, after the deduction of your 10% pay On any payments received and processed by you.

A swift acknowledgment of the receipt of this email will be Appreciated.

Thanks For Your Total Understanding and Moral cooperation.

Wagner Mill Inc. is an equal opportunity employer!

I can best be contacted by email as I am on computer every time.

I will be expecting your respones

Regards,
Eric Dennis
Recruiting Officer
Exclusive inc


These people are so dumb they use a standard email template for scams and forgot to change the company name from another scam "Wagner Mill Inc." to "Exclusive, Inc."

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