This sounds too good to be true, what do you all think?

Discussion in 'General Advice' started by net4pay, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. net4pay

    net4pay New Member

    I placed and ad on Craigslist stating that I am a financial professional looking for extra finance work. I got the below response and spoke to this guy on IM. Does this sound legit?
    Thank you
    Here is the details of the hiring company

    Hiring Manager: Mark Bouge

    Hiring company:
    15710 J F K BLVD
    STE 700
    HOUSTON, TX 77032
    Fed Tax ID: 51-0001902
    EIN: 51-0001902

    Position Details
    Job Title: Data Entry Operator
    Primary Skills: Data Entry
    Job Industry: Finance
    Job Location: Online
    Salary: $16/HOURLY - $16/HOURLY
    Hours per Week: 40
    Start Date: ASAP
    Degree Type: HS
    Degree Area: NA

    We cater to a wide variety of clients from partnerships to mid-sized corporations." Our staff specializes in establishing full and automated accounting departments essential to our clients running emerging businesses. Our focus is on practical administrative and accounting support services.

    This department (department Hiring you),We are a thirdparty Bookkeeping and payment unit. we handle accounts checks and balances of companies and clients that hire our services.

    There is a 10 day paid probation period also know as training period.During the priod either party can decide to terminate. After the probation, termination is by completing contract.
    Working hrs are between 8am to 2pm cst.

    This is an online job so all your assignments would be forwarded to you and submitted back by either fax, regular mail, email, phone or IM (instant messaging).

    All activities and corresponding time are to be recorded in excel spreadsheet. Thats how we access your work and process your pay
    There is no payment required for getting started. All expenses are handled by the company.

    You are to take out taxes. The company pay's you and it's on you whether or not you want to claim.
    Let me know if you are satisfied with the above working conditions.
  2. getagrip

    getagrip Gold Member

    Something doesn't sound quite right. It kinda sorta looks legit, and then again, it kinda sorta doesn't seem so legit.
  3. decker2006

    decker2006 New Member

    No upfront money is required so if it sounds like something you want to do, further investigation is required. Have you checked out the company? You can research public records to find out more. I agree with getagrip. It sounds kinda sorta........But you never know, the world is changing rapidly and there may be something to this offer. Just be careful - if it looks like a duck and sounds like a duck, it is probably a duck.

  4. lady_jodie

    lady_jodie New Member

    Did you ever figure out if this place was legit?? I to have applied and am now researching them.


    CSGWAHM New Member

    I agree with Noreen, further investigate it and the company. You could be pleasantly surprised.
  6. RayvinAndRob

    RayvinAndRob New Member


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  7. lady_jodie

    lady_jodie New Member

    I did google it but haven't much of anything besides this post and another job listing. I even searched the tax id they gave me. I have a weird feeling here so anything anyone can tell me would be appreciated.
  8. pcwork

    pcwork New Member

    Seems to be a payment processing scam

    JILLEIANE New Member

    Did you ever find out if this was a scam? I sent my resume to someone named "Mark Bouge" on Craigslist for a "Book-keeper" position. I freaking out a little because, my resume has my home address, phone number, etc. Please, please get back to me.
    Thank you,
  10. Sanguine84

    Sanguine84 New Member

    Hi Jilleinne. I responded to this ad and was instructed to speak to "samsungmobileusadesk" on Yahoo Instant Messenger for details about the position and the conversation went like this:

    Linda Cox: Hello
    homeplate12345: Hi there!
    Linda Cox: How you doing?
    homeplate12345: Doing well, how about yourself?
    Linda Cox: Great
    homeplate12345: Well, I was instructed to IM you about the job offer that Samsung is offering. Do you mind sharing more details with me about it?
    Linda Cox: good
    Linda Cox: Its a work from home position with samsung mobile and you can work from any location in the Unted State
    Linda Cox: any more question?
    homeplate12345: I do feel skeptical about it being a work-from-home job.. how does it work exactly?
    Linda Cox: if you think its skeptical it beter you left the job
    homeplate12345: What do you mean?
    Linda Cox: Thats what i meant
    Linda Cox: quit
    homeplate12345: Well I do have some other positions that I am taking into consideration, but I will certainly keep this in mind. Thank you for your consideration.
    Linda Cox: I dont like when people talk bad about thisa job
    Linda Cox: there are lots of scam and i know that
    Linda Cox: but it has got noting to do with ours
    Linda Cox: understood
    Linda Cox: if you are really interested in working then no problem
    homeplate12345: No thanks.

    So this obviously seems like a scam. I had a weird feeling about this in the first place because of the poor grammar and misspellings riddled throughout the ad, as well as our conversation. My advice.. stay away!

    Hope this helps!
  11. mbache

    mbache New Member

    Yeah this is a scam....... i have been there and been burnt one to many times but you can be sure this is a scam. There are some legit jobs out there but sadly you have to sieve through the rubbish to get to the diamonds.

    Hope something comes up that helps you! Good Luck
  12. BlueIce

    BlueIce New Member

    Looks like a scam based on the above
  13. Homeboy

    Homeboy New Member

    Hmm, just strikes me as odd that they'd trust people to accurately report their own hours of work... How would they ever know you weren't overstating your hours?

    Or maybe I didn't read that correctly...
  14. Seth

    Seth New Member

    i also think its a scam >.> why he/she cant provide details lol

    QUIT! [​IMG]
  15. danhenrique

    danhenrique New Member

    My friend, make a research for this company. It seems a good opportunity, but take care. And good luck.

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