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      02-01-2011, 02:23 AM   #1
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Is this a legitimate job right out of college or a scam?

Hey All,

I had a quick concern that I would like some input on...

I recently just graduated college and applied for many finance/accounting jobs on craig's list. I found that monster was full of scams/commission only jobs and kept receiving bogus calls. I took my resume off of monster since I did not want to deal with the non-sense. Anyways, a few days ago I applied for one of many accounting positions that were available on Craig's List.

Someone e-mailed me from a personal e-mail address from yahoo and says that their HR department has reviewed my resume and feels that I meet the qualifications and that I am a well qualified candidate, etc. for an Accounting/Bookkeeping position.

Here is the sketchy part:


1) They asked me to do an interview on yahoo messenger as I agreed to the following day. They basically told me to be online from 9am-11am and that I would have to be quick and prompt with my responses after they decide what time to send me a message (They sent me a message 10am)

2) The "interview" wasn't really an initial interview, the "hiring chief" just e-mailed me a bunch of stuff regarding the job role, pay, benefits, etc as we chatted on yahoo messenger. I agreed to it and said I can do the stuff listed and have experience with the programs they needed to use.

3) Nothing was tagged on the bottom of their e-mails, everything was typed out including name, no phone #, no company website, nothing. Just the name of the individual e-mailing me and their job title.

The next thing he e-mailed me was a list of questions, interview questions for me to answer. I answered them back and let him know I was finished. He said come back online tomorrow at 9am-11am and he will let me know his decision.

4) I asked him a couple questions and for now I do know that the company is based in England. The hardware/software he told me that is necessary to use is required and the funds will be sent to me to buy them.



Couple of the interview questions asked was:


How would you like to receive payment? Check or direct deposit?

Do you know what petty cash is?

I asked him if he had a company website, he replied with this:

http://www.datatechnologies.co.uk/index.html

Here is the e-mail with the job description if anyone is interested in reading it:

Here's the Job Description to know what would be expected of you when work commences also to know if you would be able to handle the position.

Data Technologies Limited are a consultancy specialising in the application of computers to solve commercial and industrial problems. Effective use of computer systems and software can allow dramatic increases in productivity and sales in all areas of business- clients who understand this can get a major boost to their bottom line.

Our Company (Data Technologies Limited) is seeking assistance with the "work from home initiative" to assist with Accounting, Typing, Data Entry and Administrative duties to work online pending the establishment of our new Branch in United State.

In this unique role, you have the opportunity to Key data into automated system and verify input. We will rely on you to Process, verify and audit invoices, expense reports, purchase orders etc. In addition, the following duties will also be included: Assist in payroll, Preparation of Ledger, Audit various forms of payment and payment slips for accuracy, Accurately input all cash received and disbursed for each day's transaction.

Your duties when work commences will be provided by your supervisor which would be made known to you. You would be giving Logs and records of company transactions that are back dated and back logged to sort out and help to ascertain balance sheets and computer records of several invoicing and payments made in past transactions. These are the enormous Duties that the company needs an extra hand for which made it necessary for the company to enable online employment with the ever growing needs. The software you would be obtaining would entail the proper Data Entry and arrangements of records using alongside Microsoft Office, mostly Excel. This would help make it easier. After the logs has been processed by you, the end data would be passed on to your supervisor through the accounting software. Training on how to use the software and working equipments would be made known to you after the equipments has gotten to you for setting up your mini office.

You would be working a minimum of 25 hours weekly and maximum of 40 hours weekly

You can decide to work PT or FT, you can choose the structure you want once you have been given a contract document to fill and sign after training, you are to choose the structure you want. You would be trained online because this is a work at home initiative, at the end of this briefing, you would get to know every details about this job.

These are the additional Information: You will be enlisted for a 2 weeks paid training program (Training Task), Training hours: 9:00am to 11:00am (Monday to Friday), Training pay: $25 daily, Regular pay: $25/hr after 2 weeks training, The training would be administered online because this is an online based position, This is a Full Time/Part Time Job. Overtime is 1.5 time above regular pay, Mininum of 5 hours and Maximum of 8 hours is required daily, Pay mode: Check or Direct Deposit, Pay method interval: Bi-weekly, Benefits include: 401k, health and dental, paid vacation and 2 weeks sick leave, You will be enrolled for Benefits after working 4weeks with our company, You have to keep strict record of time and activities. A time sheet would be sent to you every Friday for monitoring (In your own format).

The working equipments includes an HP Pavilion dv8t Quad Edition series Laptop, HP Officejet Pro 8500 Premier All-in-One (Fax, Scanner, Copier and Printer) and the required Software (Peach Tree (US Patent 1 accounting software), The MYOB Essential software 2010, Real-Time Accounting Integration CRM Software and Quick-books 2010).

I hope you understand all that would be required of you and get back to me if you think you would be able to handle the position.




Anyways, do you guys/gals think it's a scam? I'm not going to do anything crazy like send him my SS # online or personal information, etc... Any input would be greatly appreciated. It sounds too good to be true to work @ home with that kind of pay. Thanks in advanced!
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that's your second clue

the first one is stems from "if you have to ask if it is a scam, it probably is!"
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that's your second clue

the first one is stems from "if you have to ask if it is a scam, it probably is!"

damn it man there are so many scams everywhere i go, even my cal state's career center website. ughhh sick of it i want to punch them all in the face lol
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I also have a job opening for you. We are a company based out of Nigeria but we will allow you to telecommute.

All you need to do is wire me your life...
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Probably want to try applying directly to company's job portals. That would be a legit way in terms of job searching.
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The next step in order to receive your paychecks via direct deposit is to give him your social security number, bank account # and bank routing #. No problem!
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100% scam, you should still talk to them and fuck w/ them
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Hey! My old boss found me via the Australian alternative to Craigs List lol. She originally emailed me from her personal email account (she was browsing at home), which made me a bit sceptical like you to reply with personal details. So I quickly asked for company details and her to email me from the businesses email account, before I continued with the process... a) that impressed her a lot (security aspect), and b) I would've still been there had I not quit for other reasons. I was in accounts too.

Looking at your case though... sounds a bit shady. Website looks legit however imo.
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Definitely a Scam, the only question is how are they scamming you, the only thing I can think of is they rather you say you want your pay direct deposit so they have your bank account information so they can pull fund from it. Now if you say you want a pay check, i can see them making the oh we paid you too much please wire us the different back immediately. Other than that I am not sure what their angle would be.

Anyway, Monster should not be fill with scam, Monster is pretty good about that. Most like being accounting or Finance background, there are the companies who want you come in and do telemarketing of financial services and such and these may appear as a scam they are real, but they are mostly commission so if you do not get anyone to sign up you do not make anything. They will tell you to call family and friends and get them first since they are easier, and once you suck them in and can not get another knew they do not have to pay you and you leave.

I personally would stay away from Craiglist, since most reputable companies use HotJobs, Career Builder, Monster, Dice, and a number of other job posting boards. I know some companies do post on Craiglist, however do you want to work for a company who can only afford free job posting, sounds like they can not afford to pay you.
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Right out of college a friend was being "recruited" by a "marketing" firm. She flew to LA twice to "interview." I looked at the website with her, looked very legit and she was under the impression she would be working with a team to develop marketing plans for small and mid-size businesses.

Turns out it was basically a heavily commissioned door to door sales job, selling a pre-packaged standardized plan consisting of mainly plug and play emails to small and mid-size businesses. Not a total scam, but definitely misleading.

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Scam, for your bank account information.
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People need to be a bit more savvy when it comes to these things. The first thing you always do when you receive any type of job offer is research the company. I typed "Data Technologies Limited Scam" into google and the results were clear. As others have mentioned, unless the job offer is from Yahoo themselves, a yahoo.com email is a dead giveaway for fraud. See below:

http://www.consumerfraudreporting.or...ataTechLtd.php

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Job and Recruiting Emails: Data Tech Ltd

Have you received an recruiting email like the ones below, claiming to be from

* Ben Cold
* Others?

We have yet to hear from A SINGLE PERSON who has received a job through them. If you have received a job through Data Tech Ltd or the others above, or have anything positive to say about them - PLEASE WRITE US! So far, all we have seen is very suspicious, at best.

CFR RECOMMENDS THAT YOU DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION UNTIL WE CAN CONFIRM MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THEM!
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People need to be a bit more savvy when it comes to these things. The first thing you always do when you receive any type of job offer is research the company. I typed "Data Technologies Limited Scam" into google and the results were clear. As others have mentioned, unless the job offer is from Yahoo themselves, a yahoo.com email is a dead giveaway for fraud. See below:

http://www.consumerfraudreporting.or...ataTechLtd.php

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Seems legit.
Sure does. Just like this dude.

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I haven't seen him since I was like 10 years old. I only got to meet him once. But he gave me a ride home from school and a snack. We even got to take nap time together!! Ahhh memories...
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it would be a real slap in the face if they said you didn't get the job
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here is some other information

Domain name:
datatechnologies.co.uk

Registrant:
Data Technologies Ltd

Registrant type:
UK Limited Company, (Company number: 2819888)

Registrant's address:
25
Western Avenue
Kirkby in Ashfield
Kirkby-in-Ashfield Nottingham
NG17 7FT
United Kingdom

Registrar:
1 & 1 Internet AG [Tag = SCHLUND]
URL: http://www.1and1.co.uk or http://registrar.1und1.info

Relevant dates:
Registered on: 30-Jun-1998
Renewal date: 30-Jun-2012
Last updated: 19-Jul-2010

Registration status:
Registered until renewal date.

Name servers:
ns10.schlund.de
ns9.schlund.de

Usually Scammer site address on the webpage does not match which is listed in the Domain registry

Here is some other useful information

http://www.192.com/business/nottingh...e-1a9a2f73e03a

They seem to be real, since you can get a credit report on them and the list the D&B # which will allow you to get a credit history on them and if they had real US customer then they would need a D&B since most real business in the US would at least do a credit check on them.

If you read about them it appears they sell systems with pre-package software solutions. Maybe this is how they make money the load up computer with software and you pay to get it and they reimburse you only if you can sign up clients in your local area to do clerical and accounting book work.

Here is some more information about them the website is register to this company

http://www.192.com/business/nottingh...5-4b3f149ff5f3

Different street address than what the website shows

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they have a page that says "I hate computers" with a comical pic on it... lmao

this is one seriousss company... move on... i bet its a scam
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Ahhh shit, I knew I shouldn't have wired him the paperwork preparation fee!
this lady actually called from monster telling me about a pharmaceutical sales position that pays 40-60k base salary but needed me to pay a 29.95 fee for putting my resume on their website to list. she was so smooth too on the phone lol

Anyways, tomorrow I have an interview tomorrow for an accounting position: Here is the listing for those interested: I guess I can keep this thread as a college graduate trying to find a job thread lol...

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv...183193054.html

Here is the company website: They seem real religious (Don't know if that is a good thing or bad thing).

https://www.lariba.com/default.htm
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