The ITS Group, Inc. is another new “payment processing” scam running around CareerBuilder and Craigslist. Were contacted out of the blue because someone found your resume online and thinks you would be a good fit for their payment processing job? If so, stop talking with them immediately and do not give up any personal information. The job isn’t real and you’re dealing with criminals.
Emails from the ITS Group, Inc.
These are the emails that are being sent out by the group. I’ve bolded the only lines really worth reading.
I found your resume on careerbuilder.com. From your resume, ITS Group Inc. feels you are a good match for this available position!
ITS Group Inc., is a world-famous company founded and based in the USA, which deals with Information Technology, providing effective services for end results, minimizing our clients expenses yet obtaining the best possible services.
Two to three hours a day in the leisure of your home performing your duties over the Internet is sufficient for this position.
We provide a one month paid training period. During your training you receive online training and support. A personal supervisor guides your training. At the end of the training, the personal supervisor makes the final decision to extend a permanent offer or not. Your training is critical to your success please take it seriously.
“You can’t skip a beat” in the IT industry! Completing tasks in timely manner is of the most importance to us and our clients. Salary depends on your productivity! The monthly salary for this position starts at $2300, plus an 8% commission for every task that you complete.
NOTE: This is not a sales position.
My goal is sparking your interest. In the present economy, our position offers training, support and a pay scale comparable to entry level position requiring 40 hours per week. I hope you will explore, compare, and then contact me with your questions. Please feel free to ask me any questions at email@example.com (fill in the form below with your updated contact information and attach to your message).
Country of residence:______________________
Preferred call time:_____________________
We found your resume at www.careerbuilder.com. This letter confirms that your resume has been duly processed and your skills and past employment meet our basic requirements for the Payment Processing vacancy.
ITS Group Inc.
If you were to respond to that email, they would follow up with this next message.
Thanks a lot for your answer and interest in a part-time position with ITS Group Inc
In the future please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The main strategic aim of our company is to provide quick, easy, efficient and secure
ways for businesses to outsource services locally, nationally and globally to maximize
their competitive advantage and cost effectiveness.
The goal of our company is to ensure both:
the most reliable security level and simplicity of use and availability.
We are happy to offer you the Payment Processing Agent position.
Here are the job Requirements:
– 18 years of age or older;
– internet access to promptly reply to emails;
– availability by phone (1-2 hours a day);
– a bank account to process payments
We welcome competent and reliable approach to work, responsibility and initiative
in search of the most efficient ways of job implementation.
Each Payment Processing Agent is provided with employment benefits after successful
probationary period (30 days). The employment benefits include:
– Stock options;
– Health & Dental;
– Professional development programs
You will find detailed description of the job following the link:
We strongly recommend to read our FAQ:
Details about our company you can find here:
About ITS Group Inc : http://www.itsgroupsvc.com/about/us
Management Team: http://www.itsgroupsvc.com/about/team
Some important facts:
1. You don’t need to invest your own money to get started;
2. This is not a sales position. While employed with us, you are guaranteed a Base Salary as well as commission per task processed;
3. Each remittance will be accompanied by an invoice ensuring legality of transaction.
If you are interested in the offered vacancy or have any questions please
contact us at email@example.com
We appreciate your time and sincerely hope to see you in ITS Group Inc team!
ITS Group Inc
Do Not Work for the ITS Group, Inc.
They make frequent references to “payment processing” in the job description. In this case, payment processing is just a cover up term for what you’d really be doing: helping criminals launder money. They send you fake or stolen checks, have you deposit them, then send them the money back and have you keep a percentage of the check for yourself. Problem is, fake checks bounce and you’ve just sent thousands of dollars away overseas.
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These types of jobs are always scams. Even worse, they’re illegal. Not only will you lose thousands of dollars, but you could also land a criminal record for receiving fraudulent or stolen funds. Never ever agree to a job where your primary duty is to process payments.