Job Scam: RE;JOB APPLICATION...(OFFICE ASSISTANT/CUSTOMER CARE REPRESENTATIVE)

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Job Scam: RE;JOB APPLICATION...(OFFICE ASSISTANT/CUSTOMER CARE REPRESENTATIVE)

Postby webhick » Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:31 pm

As some of you know, I am now unemployed. So, I got this in my inbox today:

From: "HR@Tremcoroofing&maintanancecompany" <richiestokes65@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:15:56 -0600
Subject: RE;JOB APPLICATION...(OFFICE ASSISTANT/CUSTOMER CARE REPRESENTATIVE)

Good Day,

Welcome to Tremco Roofing and building maintenance. We have received your resume for the application to our Ad posted Online on your local newspaper and online on the job network regarding the various Positions currently available. If you are receiving this email, your resume has been reviewed and shortlisted to take the job after careful consideration. Below is a detailed description of the job position. Go through the description carefully and respond as required.

You will be under general supervision from the Company's HR and Office Manager. This is temporarily a telecommute and work from home position pending the set up of a local office close to you. You will receive weekly salary and also compensation and bonus package depending on the type of task you perform. Below is a detailed yet summarized description of your duties as well as the information required from you before being approved by the management. And we would like to know if you are competent enough to carry out the mentioned activities below. If you are capable of doing these tasks, do not hesitate to let us know.

Responsibilities:

As an Office Assistant Specialist you would update, maintain and retrieve information held on computer systems. You would also transfer information that is on paper to computer files. So if you enjoy working with computers and can type quickly this job could be ideal for you. You will need to have good maths and English skills. You’ll be able to work quickly and accurately, and pay attention to details. You’ll also have excellent customer service skills. You will also probably need a basic knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets and databases, file management, e-mail and the internet. At least three year’s relevant and acceptable work experience in an Administrative /Office work environment.you are required to maintain the company's financial records such as income and expenses. The main responsibility as our Operations Specialist clerk may vary from handling specific tasks or maintaining an entire company's books. Most of your duties are performed on a computer, and many use financial software to manage company records.

Features:

- entering personal details of customers/clients
- entering information for classified company transactions
- transferring paper-based market research results
- processing sales invoices

You are also required to record financial transactions such as bill payments and payroll, and may also prepare reports and summaries for supervisors and managers. You will prepare bank deposits using data from a company's cash receipts, checks and any other financial transactions. You may also monitor loans and other accounts to ensure payments are current.

Entry requirements

You do not always need qualifications to work as a data entry clerk, although we prefer you to have a minimum of a High School diploma
You will need a basic knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets and databases. You would normally be tested for keyboard skills and accuracy in entering data. We will provide training on their data entry systems when you start work.

Skills, interests and qualities

- good computer skills
- the ability to work in a busy environment
- good maths and English skills
- excellent customer service skills
- an understanding of data confidentiality issues
- the ability to work quickly and accurately, and pay attention to detail
- an awareness of health and safety issues.

Other important information

Full-time jobs are normally 35 to 40 hours a week. Part-time work and temporary jobs are often available with lesser hours.

You would be based at a computer workstation, We will provide you with a functional and fully equipped Home Office.

Starting salary: $20 / hour

Summarized Description:

Job Title: OFFICE ASSISTANT
Job Type: Part-Time / Full-Time
Salary: $20-25/ HR
Bonus: $50 (sign on), Overtime
Benefits: Health care, Overtime, other bonus packages
Job Location: Work-From-Home / Home Office

Please email back immediately stating interest and a follow up will be made promptly.

Thank you.
Bob Spreat
Tremco Roofing and building maintenance.
Lebanon, Ohio 45036
(928) 793-9782
http://www.tremcoroofing.com/about-tremco-roofing/


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Tremco is a real roofing company but I sincerely doubt it was sent by them. The Subject line has an obvious typo. Tremco has one location in Canada and one in Ohio but the phone number in the email is Arizona. The sender's name, "HR@Tremcoroofing&maintanancecompany," is face-palmingly awful, and the sender's email is richiestokes65@gmail.com. Also, the reply-to address is benjaminscott899@gmail.com. It's funny how this Bob Spreat character is using two different gmail address, neither of which matches his name.
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Re: Job Scam: RE;JOB APPLICATION...(OFFICE ASSISTANT/CUSTOMER CARE REPRESENTATIVE)

Postby AndyK » Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:52 pm

Also, the need for "good maths and English skill" is a dead give-away to a non-American.

"Maths" is a British term; never used stateside.
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Re: Job Scam: RE;JOB APPLICATION...(OFFICE ASSISTANT/CUSTOMER CARE REPRESENTATIVE)

Postby webhick » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:05 pm

AndyK wrote:Also, the need for "good maths and English skill" is a dead give-away to a non-American.

"Maths" is a British term; never used stateside.


They also can't decide on the job title. Is it for an "Office Assistant Specialist" or an "Operations Specialist?" Big difference between the two.
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Re: Job Scam: RE;JOB APPLICATION...(OFFICE ASSISTANT/CUSTOMER CARE REPRESENTATIVE)

Postby notorial dissent » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:08 pm

AndyK pointed out the obvious one, there are several points actually, English speaking, but not English, the grammar is off at places. Makes no sense when taken as a whole as the various parts contradict each other.

I would bet the email adds does not resolve to anyplace this company has an office.

Over the last few years I've received a fair number of these, none as well written in part as this one, but still pretty much the same.

Definitely different.
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Postby JamesVincent » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:15 pm

I've gotten quite a few similar to this after signing up for an online job search. Nothing like trying to fake hire someone.
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Re: Job Scam: RE;JOB APPLICATION...(OFFICE ASSISTANT/CUSTOMER CARE REPRESENTATIVE)

Postby LaVidaRoja » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:02 pm

What's the purpose? Is it a phishing scam to get your SSN and bank account info?
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Re: Job Scam: RE;JOB APPLICATION...(OFFICE ASSISTANT/CUSTOMER CARE REPRESENTATIVE)

Postby notorial dissent » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:45 pm

This is a little more subtle than most of them, but the next round will be to get personal/bank info most likely for ID theft.
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Re: Job Scam: RE;JOB APPLICATION...(OFFICE ASSISTANT/CUSTOMER CARE REPRESENTATIVE)

Postby noblepa » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:12 pm

LaVidaRoja wrote:What's the purpose? Is it a phishing scam to get your SSN and bank account info?


It is possibly an identify-theft phishing scam, but it may also turn out that there is a $100 fee for processing the application, should webhick choose to reply.

BTW, Tremco (the real one) appears to have their own email system. I did an NSLOOKUP and got a hit on an MX (Mail eXchange) record. So, there is no reason for Mr. Spraet to use a gmail account.

I'd say its a scam, either to get money or personal information.

That's particularly disgusting. I've been involuntarily unemployed in the past, and it is not a good feeling. To have someone attempt to capitalize on that is unconsciounable.

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Re: Job Scam: RE;JOB APPLICATION...(OFFICE ASSISTANT/CUSTOMER CARE REPRESENTATIVE)

Postby Flup » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:59 am

Sometimes these work-from-home scams are real paid work, but the work is acting as a mule for goods obtained by fraud. Typically the scammers work with people who order things using stolen credit cards, have them delivered to your house, and then your job is to re-ship them to someone else (maybe the scammers, maybe another unwitting participant).

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Postby notorial dissent » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:38 am

I specially like the ones where they ask you to act as their payments receiving/processing officer and they send you checks to deposit in to your own account and then forward money on to them via WU or the like, and you get to keep a percentage as payment, and the money is invariably your money and then you get stuck for the inevitable bad checks you were asked to cash and forward and are also out the money you forwarded. That's always a favorite. Really hate that one.
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Postby The Seventh String » Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:32 pm

Another side of the payments intermediary scam is that the money might actually exist, but it’s source or intended end purpose isn’t legal. Hence the need for gullible intermediaries to launder the money by passing it through multiple accounts and/or countries.

The scam also makes it likely that if the authorities take an interest it’ll be the intermediaries who are prosecuted, not the people controlling the scheme.

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Re: Job Scam: RE;JOB APPLICATION...(OFFICE ASSISTANT/CUSTOMER CARE REPRESENTATIVE)

Postby Judge Roy Bean » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:23 pm

webhick - Tremco is a legitimate (and large) company and it might be appropriate to notify their management that someone may be using their company name inappropriately. They have a full list of job openings (including some that are work-from-home) on their LinkedIn page:

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/search?f_C=38280&locationType=Y&trk=careers_promo_module_see_jobs

Good luck on the job hunt.
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Re: Job Scam: RE;JOB APPLICATION...(OFFICE ASSISTANT/CUSTOMER CARE REPRESENTATIVE)

Postby webhick » Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:23 am

Judge Roy Bean wrote:webhick - Tremco is a legitimate (and large) company and it might be appropriate to notify their management that someone may be using their company name inappropriately.


Already done.

They have a full list of job openings (including some that are work-from-home) on their LinkedIn page


Good luck on the job hunt.

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