Beware of Macro Solutions International Inc.

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There are basically two things you need to know when applying for a work at home job. First, just knowing how to use a computer will not qualify you for a high paying job. Second, you should never pay to do work for someone else. If you follow these two rules, you’ll be safe from getting scammed. With that said, here’s a new scam running around the job boards.

Do Not Send Money to Macro Solutions International Inc.

Here’s the latest emails floating around Monster.com and Careerbuilder.

Hi,
An online Home Based Worker position requires that you have a reliable computer with constant Internet access and capabilities, a valid E-mail account, basic Internet knowledge, and minimal typing skills. You must also be able to conduct yourself in a professional manner. This includes having excellent grammar and spelling when communicating with clients via E-mail.

In addition to the above requirements, you MUST be able to follow instructions closely and completely! You will do all contact via E-mail, so you will not be required to call anyone at anytime. This allows you to work whichever hours are most convenient for you (days, night, or weekends). You will be processing applications, as well as filling out forms in specific company databases (this tends to be tedious at times, so please be sure that you have the patience to do so before proceeding).

This is why you will need to have basic Internet knowledge, though the training provided will give you step-by-step instructions on how to perform these tasks properly. There are no “down-times” with this position, so you will have a constant flow of work to complete. THIS IS NOT A GET RICH QUICK SCHEME, so if that is what you are looking for please do not pursue this opportunity. You will be paid $50 for each application completed. The amount of money you make each week is entirely up to you, and how much time and effort you are willing to put in with this position. The average person makes $2500-$12000 each week.

When you have been accepted as a Home Based employee, you are considered an Independent Contractor. This means that your taxes will not be taken out; therefore, you will not be provided with any tax forms. THIS IS ENTIRELY YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. The training provided will go more in depth about what to do with your taxes. You will receive your pay through alertpay or whichever online payment portal you choose. When an application is completed, $50 will be credited to your alertpay account, which can be withdrawn into your bank account at your leisure.

There is a one-time 30-days money back guarantee.fee for the training package in case you do not like the job.. This also includes all the administration processing fees and training costs. We offer professional online support for as long as you may need us. This is a one-time fee, and there will be no other charges to you. However, the fee must be received before you can gain access to the “Training Materials.”

We must accept this fee to cover training costs, processing fees, as well as to ensure that only serious applicants apply. This is a non-refundable fee, so be sure that you understand what you are doing before sending in your payment for the training materials. This fee will not be waived for anyone, and cannot be deducted from your first pay. This is because if you do not process applications, you will not have a first pay, and we will have already taken the time to set you up, and train you. Once your payment is received, you will be given immediate access to your training materials.

You will need a word processing program in order to perform this position successfully (MS Word, Works, Notepad, etc.) Once you have received the training materials, you can START working from home TODAY. Most applicants typically complete the training within 24 hours or less. However, you can do this at your leisure. Keep in mind that the sooner you go through the training materials, the sooner you will START earning money. I will be able to be contacted via E-mail at anytime after you have received your training materials to help you, or answer any questions you may have.

If you are serious about this position, meet all the requirements, and are responsible enough to work from home, then please contact me via E-mail and I will inform you of the cost of the training packet, and how to set up a alertpay account to send the fee (if you do not already have an account). You seem like an excellent candidate for this position, and I hope that I hear from you again so I can get you STARTED right away!

Sincerely,
Mr. Robert Funk Lee
rfunklee@gmail.com
Human Resources

Let’s review that letter again and focus on the bolded sentences.

  • Your salary will fall in the range of $130,000 to $624,000 per year.
  • The work is easy, you only need to know how to use a keyboard, and pretty much everyone is qualified.
  • The only work you need to do is fill out a few forms online.
  • You need to pay some random guy to do work for him.
  • This is not a get rich quick scheme.

Actually, there is a bit of truth to that last line. It’s absolutely not a get rich quick scheme. There’s no way in hell you’ll get rich quick, or even get rich for that matter. The only one making any money here is Mr. Robert Funk Lee. And he’s making off with all of your money.

To someone desperately searching for a new job, this letter might come off as convincing but, always know that if it sounds too good to be true, it almost always is. No one gets paid half a million dollars for knowing how to type.

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  1. Thanks for posting comments. It seemed too good to be true but letter does sounds legitimate. The name now is a woman however you are to send 102.00 to Jacob gowon whom I googled is from Nigeria . When I asked for address & location I wasn’t given that either. Thanks again I almost fell for it

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  2. This is such a scam! I paid him the 90.00 and still have not gotten my refund, 2 months later!

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  3. Thank you so much for posting the comments about Mr. Robert Funk Lee. I have been doing research the last couple of days and i have e-mailed him several times and he will not give me a phone number or address and he is asking for $90 for training material. There are so many red flags in his letter. Thank you for bringing them to my attention. I certainly will be more careful when looking for “at home” jobs.

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  4. I like the part about being an independent contractor and them stating that they will not provide you with any tax forms. Contract work is not “under the table” and contractors should be provided with 1099 forms. It’s still up to the individual to pay their taxes.

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