I actually covered this a few weeks ago in a weekly scam roundup, but “Angela Johnson” has been really ramping up her emails lately and this one needs all the exposure it can get.
Beware of the Angela Johnson & Caribbean Pools Scam
This is the application email that’s being sent out…
From: Angela Johnson
Subject: RE: CareerBuilder Job Application : Subsidiary Company Manager Re:
Our Company is delighted to offer you a position of a Subsidiary
Manager. We are all excited about the potential that you carry to our
company. We plan to set up a small subsidiary company in your area and
that is why we are looking for Managers.
Our company is a mid-size company based out of Merritt Island, FL. We
have been selected by Pool & Spa News as a top 50 builder in the
Nation! We have built thousands of incredible pools in Brevard and
Indian River County and in San Francisco, New York, Chicago and Las
Vegas. Our mission is to provide every client with an experience of
honesty, quality, integrity, excellence, attention to detail, on time
scheduling and guaranteed workmanship all at an affordable price. Our
knowledge and experience is not local, but global. The members of our
team come all from different states and countries, US, South America,
Europe and Asia, but we all work together.
Our website is: http://caribbean-pools.com
You will be organized as an exempt executive-level W-2 employee. Your
initial compensation package includes a monthly salary of $4500
payable biweekly, full medical and dental coverage through our
company’s employee benefit plan. At the beginning you will have to
undergo the 2-week probation period, that will be covered by us by
Description of the position:
* Manage business (our subsidiary company will be created for you
at our own expense)
* Organization of payoffs straight from clients to employees by
bank wires and money transfer systems (a business bank account is set
up with our assistance)
* Performing administration work
* Ordering construction materials
* Advertising the company
* Scheduling payments and meeting the deadlines as per invoices
The first step is to complete the form on our website:
If you meet all of our minimum qualifications, you can expect a phone
call from me within 48 hours of my receipt of your registration
(except for Saturday and Sunday).
Thank you again for your interest and I look forward to speaking with you soon.
Angela Johnson | Manager | Caribbean Pools & Spas of Brevard |
Ph: 407-477-4085 | Fax: 800-520-6078 | firstname.lastname@example.org |
[Author’s Note: If you have any follow-up emails sent by this scammer, PLEASE post them below.]
I know this may look like a legitimate well-paying job, but this is absolutely 100% a scam. The clue lies within this line: * Organization of payoffs straight from clients to employees by bank wires and money transfer systems (a business bank account is set up with our assistance)
No company needs a random person to handle their payments/employee checks. They will send you fake checks and they’ll tell you to deposit them into the bank account you recently setup. Trust me, the check is guaranteed to be fake and it WILL eventually bounce. However, banks are required by law to make the funds you deposit immediately available to you even if the check hasn’t yet cleared.
The scammer is then going to ask you to take the money in your account, and send it off overseas to a “client” or “employee” via Western Union or Moneygram. Since you have access to the funds, this won’t be a problem. Unfortunately, the check WILL bounce. It may bounce in a few days, or it could be a few weeks or even months, but I absolutely guarantee you that the check will bounce. This means you just sent away a few thousand dollars to a scammer via a method that isn’t traceable and the money YOU will be 100% responsible for paying that money back to the bank. The scammer will be long gone at this point.
Never, ever, ever accept any type of position that requires you to handle someone else’s money.
These types of “jobs” are ALWAYS scams.