Old-Computers.com isn’t hiring people to ship equipment.

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Craigslist is a breeding ground for fake job scams. If you aren’t careful, you could sign yourself up for a “job” that could cost you thousands of dollars, make you lose your identity, and can even land you with a criminal record.

Case in point…

Email #1

Our recruitment team received your resume for the Ad published on craigslist and we are pleased with your qualifications. We have forwarded your details to the senior supervisor and he would like to conduct an online interview with you to discuss your duties and pay scale with our company .If you interested in this position,set up a screen name with the yahoo instant messenger (www.messenger.yahoo.com) and add up the company screen name listed below……Join me online for interview . Contact Mrs Angela Wallace . Company screen name with yahoo instant messenger:oldcomputers12@rocketmail.com If you got any problems feel free to email me back . HR

Regards,
HR Dept.

After you get in contact with them via Yahoo, you get this lovely email…

Email #2

(OLD-COMPUTERS COMPANY.)
wwww.old-computers.com
Job Description:
Front Desk/File Clerk We are Seeking a new associate who is very proficient in clerical duties for a file clerk position in our organization. Needs to be punctual and able to work with minimal supervision.
Requirements: Written and spoken understanding of the English language Computer Literacy Microsoft word/excel understanding Efficient typing skills High school diploma or higher Benefits: $19.00 per hour (Full and part time positions available) Medical and dental Benefits Paid vacation and sick time Profit sharing and 401k.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Ideal candidate should have a High School diploma with a minimum of one (1) year experience performing data entry related tasks.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills, organizational skills, data entry skills 60wpm, mathematical skills, detail oriented and highly motivated, Lotus Notes, Microsoft Suite experienced desired.

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You will be enlisted for a 2 weeks training programme.

You will have to be online from 9am to 11am daily as you will be given series of tasks.

Training Hours:9am – 11am (Mon – Fri)

Working Hours:9am – 4pm (Mon – Fri)

Whether or not you have an assignment or task to carry out you will be paid for $18/hr for training.

You have to keep strict record of time and activities. A time sheet should be sent in every Friday’s days for monitoring (In your own format).

In carrying out any assignment or task a progress report has to be emailed every Friday to me.

You are paid bi weekly.

The training would be administered online, this is an Internet based position, and the base pay is $23 per hour.

Benefits include: 401k, health and dental, paid vacation and 2 weeks sick leave

you will be enrolled for this benefits after 3 months after which you would
become a regular employee of company..

Funds will be provided by the Company asap to get these equipments: 4 in one (fax, scanner,copier and printer), Zebra ZM400 Barcode printer and cards, 4 drawer cabinet and office desk,HP Pavilion HDX18-1180US 18.4-Inch Laptop (2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB Hard Drive, Blu-ray Drive, Vista Premium). Details on the Uses and delivery of these equipmets would be provided to you ASAP.

You would be Given the Following to start work with after training: * Staff User Name and Password for Our Website Link ( For easy access to company data and task for each day )

We pay via checks and money orders. A check will be mailed to you for the purchase of your working materials from our local vendor.

GET BACK TO ME AS SOON AS YOU ARE DONE READING FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

Mrs. Angela Wallace
oldcomputers12@rocketmail.com

Now, Old-Computers.com is a legitimate website where they look at and catalog, well, old computers. Unfortunately, these scammers are just using their name and likeness to run a fake work at home scam. It appears that they had a problem in the past as well.

As for the scam, it’s just another fake check scam. They mail you a fake check that can be deposited, then you ship off thousands of dollars in electronics overseas only to have the check bounce a few days later leaving you responsible to cover the costs.

Stay far, far away.

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2 Comments

  1. I got the EXACT email. It’s a load of crap. They want to pay for me to get a whole new home office so that I can do the job??? WTF. Like the computer I’m using isn’t able to do the same thing.. hahahaha. And I REALLY need a new desk and file cabinet? Mmm hmmm….

    These people are idiots. They also have HORRIBLE spelling and grammar. Chatting online with them is actually quite amusing.

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  2. There was quite a few warning flags in the email shown. It was amazing the poor grammar and other errors in the emails.
    For example: 1: “and add up the company screen name”… what the heck is “add up”?
    2: They mention that ‘he’ would like an interview with you but they give a female contact name.
    3: “You have to keep strict record” Don’t they mean keep ‘a’ strict record?
    4: A time sheet should be sent in every Friday‚Äôs days” When is Friday’s days?
    5: Online training pay is $18 per hour in one section of the email and $24 per hour in another part of the email.
    6: get these equipments. delivery of these equipmets. Errors, errors, errors!
    I would run away from those scammers.

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