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Old 02-22-2006, 02:37 AM
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Craigslist: Data Technicians" <data_techs@consultant.com

I applied to this on craigslist, not knowing if it was real or fake. After reading the email, I see they require me to pay them a $12. fee before I can actually start working for them. Has anyone heard of them before? Is this a scam?
Thanks


Hello,
Thank you for your fast inquiry about the Data Entry
Specialist position. We are all about customer service
satisfaction. Here is the description of what you
would be doing:
The Data Entry Specialist position requires that you
have a reliable computer with internet access and
capabilities, and 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.
All contact is via E-mail, so you will not be required
to call anyone at any time. This allows you to work
whichever hours are most convenient for you (days,
nights or weekends). You will be processing
applications, as well as filling out forms (this tends
to be tedious at times, but good money, so please be
sure that you have the patience to do so before
proceeding).
This is why we expect you 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.
You will get paid $20.00 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 forth with this position. The
average person makes $150.00-$300.00 each week.
When you have been accepted as a Data Entry Specialist
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 Paypal. When an
application is completed,$20.00 will be credited to
your Paypal account, which can be withdrawn into your
bank account at your leisure. You can read about the
security policies at www.paypal.com
There is a one-time non- refundable fee for the
training package. This also includes all processing
fees and training costs. This is a one-time fee, and
there will be no other charges to you. We must accept
this fee to cover training costs, processing fees, as
well as to ensure that only 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, and cannot be deducted
from your first pay. This is because if you do not
process any applications, you will not have a first
pay, and we will have already taken the time to set
you up and train you. You will be able to get the
training materials, and begin working as soon as
payment is received. Most applicants typically
complete the training within 24 hours or less.
However, you can do this at your own leisure. Keep in
mind that the sooner you get through the training
materials, the sooner you will start making money.
If you are serious about this position, meet all the
requirements, and are responsible enough to work from
home, then read on to be informed on the cost of the
training packet, and how to set up your paypal
account.
There is a one-time fee of $12.95 to begin. This is
the cost of the training materials. The training
materials give you step-by-step instructions on how
YOU get started. When you receive your training
materials you may begin working that same day.
Once you have processed your first order you will have
made your money back for the cost of the training
materials. You will receive your training materials
through your E-mail.
If you are serious, and are willing to put forth some
time and effort, then I look very forward to hearing
from you again.


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Old 02-22-2006, 02:51 AM
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Re: Craigslist: Data Technicians" <data_techs@consultant.com

They say you shouldn't have to pay when you apply for a job, however, $12 wouldn't be too bad of a loss if things didn't work out! Just compare that to the $99 registration fee required to join some of these shady type at home companies... Could you tell me the site where you saw that ad please? Thanks!



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Old 02-22-2006, 03:00 AM
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Re: Craigslist: Data Technicians" <data_techs@consultant.com

It was on Craigslist - NY

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Old 02-22-2006, 03:14 AM
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Re: Craigslist: Data Technicians" <data_techs@consultant.com

Should I be worried that they are new to paypal?? That is how they want payment

Seller Reputation: New Member*
Account Status: Verified
Account Type: US Premier
Account Creation Date: Feb. 15, 2006
PayPal Member For: 6 days

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Old 02-22-2006, 05:26 AM
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Re: Craigslist: Data Technicians" <data_techs@consultant.com

Don't do it. I got scammed on craigslist SD. It truly sucked because although it was $20..... start up fee... it was still a waste of money. I did it through paypal as well. What happened to me was.... I applied for MEDICAL BILLING.. and then there was a start up fee... I paid and what I got via email was instructions on how to con the next person.....

Do some research... type in the company name check if they are actually a standing company. I hate to see someone out there being fooled by crooks.

michelle

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Old 02-22-2006, 12:54 PM
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Re: Craigslist: Data Technicians" <data_techs@consultant.com

Michelle,
Thats what I am afraid of. Although it is only $12.00, I am still thinking it may be a scam.

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Old 02-22-2006, 01:03 PM
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Re: Craigslist: Data Technicians" <data_techs@consultant.com

I think this is the companies name
Data-Tech Consulting Services
I tried looking it up on hoovers.com - It is on there but I dont have a user name or password to get the report.

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Old 02-22-2006, 07:53 PM
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Re: Craigslist: Data Technicians" <data_techs@consultant.com

Just think about it.... $12 is very affordable so is $20 but that $$ collected from here and there really adds up. I wouldnt do it... but if you do just becareful....and prepared...

On the other side of things.. have you guys heard of willowcsn.com??? Well the reason I asked is because someone had told me that this website does have REAL jobs. I think its like a callcenter type posistion starting at 10-14 an hr?

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Old 02-22-2006, 11:00 PM
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Re: Craigslist: Data Technicians" <data_techs@consultant.com

Well I guess im not going to take a chance, even if it is only $12.00. I have this feeling that it is too good too be true
thanks

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Old 02-22-2006, 11:50 PM
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Re: Craigslist: Data Technicians" <data_techs@consultant.com

Willow CSN is legit, I don't work for them, but know people who do. not sure about the pay though. If you are looking for phone work, you can also look into Live Ops and West.

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Old 02-23-2006, 02:53 AM
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Re: Craigslist: Data Technicians" <data_techs@consultant.com

I would rather do Data Entry

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Old 02-28-2006, 06:34 PM
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Re: Craigslist: Data Technicians" <data_techs@consultant.com

They are not pay a penny. They set a site for U with your payment processor/account number and U have to post your own ads on various safelist and classified ads. Then, if any person is join by your processor/account then U have the money. ALL email typing, typing jobs and data type site is going at this system

THIS IS THE REAL TRUTH.

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Old 02-28-2006, 06:41 PM
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Re: Craigslist: Data Technicians" <data_techs@consultant.com

hello,

i have found that the majority of those data entry specialist jobs are scams. i have paid my money once and never received a thing. they'll lie and say that they sent you the training materials, tell you to check for spam, and all that crap when in actuality they have really just took your money. i have found a few that were legit and i am doing one now. what you need to do is email these people, ask for a company name, physical address TELEPHONE NUMBER, website, and something that will enable you to contact them other than email. if you do this, you will find that the majority of them won't respond because they are fakes. however, the ones that have a website, number, and other contact info are probably your best bets. also, check with the BBB. bottom line, don't pay to work!

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Old 04-10-2006, 09:59 AM
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Re: Craigslist: Data Technicians" <data_techs@consultant.com

Spencer says "Steer Clear". No legitimate employer charges a fee to work for them.
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Old 04-10-2006, 05:07 PM
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Re: Craigslist: Data Technicians" <data_techs@consultant.com

Those consultant.com email addresses are often used by scammers. Anyone can register one.

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Old 04-12-2006, 06:14 AM
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Re: Craigslist: Data Technicians" <data_techs@consultant.com

I got the same email from this company. Once I saw that it required a fee, I quickly [b]deleted[/B] that email!!! REMEMBER, YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE TO PAY TO WORK. ;)

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Old 04-12-2006, 10:00 AM
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Re: Craigslist: Data Technicians" <data_techs@consultant.com

A word of caution about craigs list. Many of their at home jobs are scams and some can even get you in trouble. Stay away.
If you want to work at home over the internet, try alpineaccess.com
They pay buy the hour.

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Old 04-12-2006, 04:03 PM
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Re: Craigslist: Data Technicians" <data_techs@consultant.com

Definite scam. Run away while you can.


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