Craigslist Job Scam: iZZi Computers
Posted by TJ on Sunday September 27, 2009 @ 12:09 AM
[Tags: scam, craigslist, business]

Note: This is part 23 in the Job Scam Series.

Thanks goes to Chris Rolston for sending in this scam.

Avoid any association with this scam and do not respond to any emails from
"iZZi Computers" or "Angela Hynes"

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.

Angela Hynes said:

From: Angela Hynes
Date: Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 10:45 AM

Dear Candidate,

We got your resume and your application for our advert on Craiglist. We are sincerely sorry to inform you that the position for the Business

Management/ Customer Service Executive / Administrative Assistant has been occupied. Our managers went through your resume and you have been picked for an alternative Job which is the Accounts receivable. This position is also a Business Management position only that you work from home till September 2009 when the new office in your state is open for business then you would be the Administrative Assistant there.

About US

iZZi Computers is a U.K and U.S. Based Company and with established leaders in Printing Products such as Ink Cartridges, Toner, Ribbon e.t.c. and also Engraving. We are involved in supplying printing materials worldwide. We serve the entire United States and a growing export market efficiently. Once orders are received and sorted we deliver the product to a customer. After this has been done the customer has to pay for the products but in most cases we make our clients prepay for orders or items they ordered for. About 90 percent of our customers prefer to pay through, Certified Checks or Money Orders drawn from the United State based on the amount involved why Only few decide on other forms of payment.

Your primary task for now, as a representative of the company is to coordinate payments from customers and help us with the payment process. You are not involved in any sales. Once orders are received and sorted we deliver the product to a customer. After this has been done the customer has to pay for the products but in most cases we make our clients prepay for orders or items they ordered for. About 90 percent of our customers prefer to pay through Cashiers Check, Certified Checks or Money Orders drawn from the United States based on the amount involved.

We have decided to open this new contract to hire job position for solving this problem. 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 clears at the Bank
3. Deduct 10% which will be your percentage/pay on Payments processed, also you will be earning $1,000.00 for a Monthly payment at the end of every Month
4. Forward balance after deduction of your 10% pay to any of the offices you will be instructed to send payment to.

You' will have a lot of free time doing another job, because this is a part time job, you will get a really 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 recieve 4000.00 USD, your 10% should be
400.00 USD. Here are the information you are to provide then we will get back to you after we must have gone through it all. Get back to us with
information required below, so that we can add your mailing address to our Regional database and forward it to our customers for them to send payments.

* Responsible
* Ready to work 3-4 hours per week.
* PC knowledge, E-mail and internet experience (minimal)
* Ability to record work activities.

APPLY BY FILLING THE INFORMATION BELOW: _________________________________________

* Full Names.................
* Address(NO P.O. BOX).......
* City.......................
* State......................
* Zip Code...................
* Phone.....................
* Email .....................
* Present Occupation.........

Thanks for your anticipated action. And we hope to hear back from you.

HR Director
Angela Hynes

Note: This is also a medium of challenging the possibilities inherent on the online technology according to my research work titled "Staff development for online delivery: A collaborative, team based action learning model" you can check the website below for a more comprehensive reading of the article.

Please cite as: Ellis, A. and Phelps, R. (2000). Staff development for online delivery: A collaborative, team based action learning model.

Australian Journal of Educational Technology, 16(1), 26-44.

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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