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  1. #1
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    Is this a scam? Rotary International?

    Have any of you heard from Rotary International for their online Customer Service work? I cant tell if they are scam or not. They pay $20 an hour and they set you up with equipment to work at home, but so far all of the communication is online only and through a HR managar and a Yahoo account.

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    Re: Is this a scam? Rotary International?

    Yes, it is scam. Legitimate companies do not communicate with potential employees exclusively through Internet. You will receive fake check or money order in a mail . They will tell you to cash check through your bank, spend some amount for equipment and supplies and wire the rest of the money to the "client". Problem is that "client" belongs to the same scam gang that offered this "job".

    At the end, you will you will owe bank few $Ks and bank may freeze your bank account and prevent you from opening any new accounts in any other bank in near future. You will also get on the police and FBI list of potential fraudsters.

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    Re: Is this a scam? Rotary International?

    what is the email they are using? publishing it here will stop others from falling victim.

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    Re: Is this a scam? Rotary International?

    I agree with BorisZ and mumbles, 100% scam. HR manager are swamped with applicants for every perceived job opening and are not going to spend their time emailing or chatting with strangers trying to convice them to work for the company.

    If you would please, post up the email address used, any website address given and the scammer's name. This could help save a potential vicitm from losing money in a fake job, cash the fake check/money order scam.
    Found a scam or scammer's email address? Post it at scamwarners.com
    Found a romance scam? Post it at romancescam.com

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    Re: Is this a scam? Rotary International?

    here is an example of same scam

    http://www.ripoffreport.com/work-at-...nc-c-6f426.htm


    Williams (12:10 PM): You
    will be needing some data entry softwares for this job,Pro Peach
    tree,QuickBook and BS 1 proffesional accounting software...The company
    will provide you with funds for there purchase via money order..

    Once
    this payment is delivered to you, you are to pocess them, make the
    necessary deductions for the softwares and also $200.00 deduction for
    yourself as a signing bonus...
    Williams (12:12 PM): You
    are to get them cashed at your bank and make necessary deductions,There
    will be a balance after the deduction for the softwares and deductions
    for your signing bonus. The balance is to be sent to the campanies
    Shipping Agent....The shipping Agents information will be emailed to
    you along with details of the expected payment...

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    Re: Is this a scam? Rotary International?

    I love the chutzpah of this scam.
    The REAL Rotary International is a charitable/social organization, like the Elks, Shriners, Knights of Columbus, Loyal Order of WaterBuffalos, etc..., and I'm sure they'd be less than thrilled to hear about this little scheme.

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    Re: Is this a scam? Rotary International?

    You guys are so right on about this! To the person who referenced the rip off site, thank you! The letter I received and thought I was employed through is almost word for word exact with what you have presented, and this is in the name of Rotary International! They havent asked me for any money yet but did say they were sending me a money order. I will turn it over to local authorities! To the person about the Rotary wanting to know about this scam, I will be contacting the too!

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    Re: Is this a scam? Rotary International?

    The scammer uses an email address; it is a Yahoo email address; charlesbaldwin2009@yahoo.com; previously was charlesbaldwin2008@yahoo.com.
    Total scam!!! Beware of this kind of sicko scam, preying on people who are unemployed!

  9. #9
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    Re: Is this a scam? Rotary International?

    They're all scams!

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    Re: Is this a scam? Rotary International?

    http://www.rotary.org/en/Members/Gen...c6March08.aspx

    There are several e-mail scams that target Rotarians.

    Please be aware of the following scams:

    A scam regarding employment opportunities at Rotary International has emerged on *****slist. Please be aware: any and all job listings asking to contact a "HR Manager Charles Baldwin" are fraudulent and are NOT related to RI career opportunities. Please look out for the scammer's Yahoo messenger ID: charlesbaldwin2008, as well as, any e-mail coming from the address of hr@eaglescomputers.com. The e-mail scam reads: Hello, The entire board and members of The Rotary Foundation wishes to inform you that your resume has been received and we find you qualified for the job. An interview will be conducted online and that would be the final process regarding this job. This is a work-from-home job offer from Rotary International NB:You are requested to download and set up a Yahoo Instant Messenger Account (http://www.messenger.yahoo.com ) and add the online HR Manager Mr Charles Baldwin on his yahoo i.d charlesbaldwin2008. The duties and functions will be explained briefly by Mr Charles Baldwin. Salary:$20/Hour Benefit Apply Fulltime/Parttime Positions are Open

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    Re: Is this a scam? Rotary International?

    Official international organizations employing people don't use free email addresses at "yahoo.com". They also tend to give contact details, including physical addresses and phone numbers in all their correspondence and/or on their websites.

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    Re: Is this a scam? Rotary International?

    I just received this too...

    ricklane1: Before you start work you will receive a check payment from the company,Which you will have to cash out at your bank. You will be using the funds to set up your mini office equipments... You will deduct from it and purchase your QUICKBOOKSPRO2008 (155$) and you will deduct ($80) ,for yourself ,This is to motivate employees towards work, that is a total of ($235) . After that is completed you will be making a payment also to the companys shipping agent from the balance of the funds that you recieved,For the rest of the equipments to get to you ,,,

    >>>A new laptop,Fax machine,scanner,printer,And some specified softwares and office stationaries
    ricklane1: There will be a 1 week training which will begin immediately after your office has been set up and you will earn your normal pay during this period

    Do you have any questions regarding what i have explained?

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    Re: Is this a scam? Rotary International?

    I received the same email. The email-er starts by saying he is from the Rotary International HR office. He goes by the name Tim Reinhard at yahoo.com.

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    Re: Is this a scam? Rotary International?

    I'm a Rotarian, and trust me, these are scams!

    We don't have people working from home like that, and there would certainly be an interview process. RI is a professional, charitable, non profit organization.

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    Re: Is this a scam? Rotary International?

    No company will hire you and then set up the equipment for you. That is why they outsource so they expect you to have your own equipment at home to do the job.

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