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    sims computer company scam?

    I have been recently applying to many jobs on *****slist and came upon this company. It is very strange and unusual in my point of view. I wanted to post the email I received from them.

    RESUME UNDER REVIEW !

    Dear Applicant,

    Sims Computer Repair is seeking assistance with the "work from home initiative" to assist with accounting, data entry and administrative/clerk duties online pending the establishment of our new outlets in New york,Maryland,washington,Virginia and California.

    Our focus is on Computer Repair, we will get to the heart of the matter and root out the problem through a series of system checks and diagnostics. And once the riddle is solved, we'll advise you on the best course of action for you to take to get your PC back into shape.Extensive diagnosis to discover the cause of crashes, lockups, unusual slowness or internet problems. Includes software repair, viruses and spyware removal and physical cleaning. Optimize to enjoy faster computer speed and better performance.


    Duties and functions of this position.


    1. Answer phone calls and take messages
    2. Audit various forms of payment and payment slips for accuracy
    3. Accurately input all cash received and disbursed for each day's transaction
    4. Review and process travel expense vouchers for accountability and proper authorization
    5. Assist in payroll


    The salary is $18 per/hr .
    Pay interval is weekly.
    This is a full time and part time job. Overtime is 1.5 times pay.


    CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES :

    Your duties when work commences are to be provided by your supervisor which would be made known to you .You would be giving Logs and records of company transactions that are back dated and back logged to sort out and help to ascertain balance sheets and computer records of several invoicing and payments made in past transactions. These are the enormous logs that the company needs an extra hand for which made it necessary for the company to enable online employment with the ever growing needs.

    The software you would be obtaining would entail the proper data entry and arrangements of records using alongside Microsoft Office, mostly Excel. This would help make it easier. After the logs have been processed by you, the end data would be passed on to your supervisor through the accounting software. Training on how to use the software would be made available to you after the equipments arrive..


    Here is a brief questionnaire that would help us ascertain your skills and experiences.

    EMAIL INTERVIEW PROCESS

    There is a Training process online involved to brush up successful applicant before they can get started. The Company would like to inform you that the screening process would take a week or more, sometimes much more less but this is to give the Company enough time to ascertain the personality of each application. We would like you to kindly respond to the following Questions below to help us screen candidates.

    Please answer them to the best of your knowledge:

    * Have you ever worked Online with a Computer?

    * What do you Understand by E-Business / Networking?

    * Have you ever worked from Home?

    * Tell Us why you feel you are the right person for this Job?

    * Are you taking this as a primary Job?

    * If you want to make this your secondary job?
    ( How many Hours does your primary Job Takes? )

    * How Many Hours are you wiling to Devote to the Home Business Unit?

    * Have you any experience in Online Business Ethics?

    * Do you have an Internet Connection at Home/Printer/Fax/Scanner?

    * What do you Understand by Privacy & Code of Conduct?

    * Explain Petty Cash Transactions?

    * Describe yourself?

    *What are your personal goals?

    *Can you work under pressure ?

    *What is the toughest decision you have ever made ?

    *What value can you add to this company?

    * What is your Clerical Speed?

    * Do you have knowledge on how to use the Spread Sheet, Excel and General Microsoft Office tools?

    * What is your pay from your current or past Job?

    * Are you willing to give your best shot at working Online?

    We have a very fast and Responsive Human Resource Team that would quickly review your answers. The Board of Directors would review details for each applicant that has been approved for this job if found suitable for the position.

    NOTE: Your lack of knowledge on Data Entry/Online Business Ethics/E-commerce/Bio- Data records is not a determining factor in this positions available. We have Training for every successful applicants.

    I will be waiting for your detailed response so that we can move on to the next phase.

    Best Regards,

    Mike Steiner.
    Head of Personnel Management
    Resource for Online Staffs
    Sims Computer Company
    1145 Sibley St.
    Hammond, IN 46320
    www.simscomputercompany.net

    The email I received is from queensparks@live.com

    After I filled out the Information I received another email from them.

    SIMS COMPUTER REPAIRS

    Congratulations !

    Hello,

    Your application is successful. The Quality of your resume and response was highly considered by the Board before you were selected. You start up firstly with the training process which would last for a week and then full start-up. This is just a formal mail to inform you that you have been selected for this Job and to get ready for start up. Appointment letter and others would be mailed to the address you would provide us to be delivered next week after the test of duty/Trust. Now let me give you insight to the Job in question and your duties, How to get started, Benefits.

    ************************************************** **************************
    JOB DETAILS
    ************************************************** **************************
    Working from home with the company's provided computer is a broad expatiation's of how the online duty is performed working from home. You are required to use the equipments because there is a wide range of software installed on the system to protect data, ease duty, also enhance speed and accuracy of duty online. The Company's equipment that would be shipped to you are liable to be yours as ( Ownership ) after a period of 2 months of working with the Company.


    We are not deducting funds from your payroll for Taxes, all Our Online staffs are expected to complete their taxes forms after payroll by themselves.

    The Company is running the Online Recruiting as a temporary measure towards the completion of our Centers around the United states and Canada. So most of our online staffs would have the first hand opportunity to apply to become permanent staffs when these centers are opened. So i can assure you that you have been offered a great opportunity to perform giving your best to performing Data Entry duties in exchange for a good pay.

    The company's website for the Home Business Unit is under a URL change and it involves a very high re-organizational process that involves bringing all our online staffs to log-on on the same Network Online with their staff ID. As soon as the website is launched within the next 10 business days then each online staffs can have a log on ID/Password to get access to their duties online while still communicating with their supervisors.

    ************************************************** *****************************
    PAYROLL ROUTINE
    ************************************************** *****************************
    Please provide answers to the following schedule so we could update your folder on the administrative desk.

    1. How many hours are you willing to Work per day?

    2. What time range.( Morning Section 8am-12noon or Afternoon section 3pm-6pm)?

    3. Payroll Interval. ( Weekly or Bi-weekly ) ?

    4. Payroll Method . Check or Direct deposit ?

    Basically before you get started, the company would be providing you with funds to purchase some important software required for the duty in question and then you will be receiving equipments from the Company. Dell Laptop Pentium D Duo Processor , All in one Printer, Scanner and Fax Machine with a wide range of software already installed on the system.

    ************************************************** ********************
    TEST OF DUTY/TRUST
    ************************************************** ********************
    Test of duty/trust would involve you handling funds on behalf of the company to purchase the needed software and also to handle the shippment of your mini office equipment. The test of trust is your first call to duty. This will be your first assignment before you begin your training, You will be receiving a payment from the company shortly and would be required to follow proper directions, Accurate deduction and documentation is expected from you. This would be the only payment you would be required to handle on your own.. all other future payments would be forwarded by you to the company's accounting details which would be made readily available to you upon your start.

    IMPORTANT : Make sure you send your contact details,and your answer to the payroll questions, so that it can be forwarded to the company's accounting department for processing,also for you to be able to receive your test of duty/trust package.

    Details should be sent in the format below :

    Your full name.............................
    Age:..........................................
    Gender:----------------------------------
    Address.....................................
    City.................State.....................
    Zip Code.......................................
    Phone #home&cell.....
    Email ..............


    I look forward working with you as an online staff.


    Regards,

    Mike Steiner.
    Head of Personnel Management
    Resource for Online Staffs
    Sims Computer Company
    1145 Sibley St.
    Hammond, IN 46320
    www.simscomputercompany.net

    It feels like a scam, if it is which I most likely believe I hope this information can be useful to somebody else
    Last edited by rcanela1; 01-12-2010 at 06:33 AM.

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    Re: sims computer company scam?

    Basically before you get started, the company would be providing you with funds to purchase some important software required for the duty in question and then you will be receiving equipments from the Company. Dell Laptop Pentium D Duo Processor , All in one Printer, Scanner and Fax Machine with a wide range of software already installed on the system
    They'd send you a check, and then inform you that they wrote the check for too large an amount, and ask you to return part of the money by wire transfer.
    Two weeks later, your bank would inform you that the check was counterfeit, and you'd be on the hook for the full amount.

    Delete the e-mails, and put the scammers e-ddress on your Blocked Senders list.

    Good catch, and welcome to scam.com

  3. #3
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    Re: sims computer company scam?

    I second that motion, is the usual 'cash the fake check and Western Union the cash back to the scammer type of scam'. The scammer certainly has put a lot of thought into his emails in an effort to convince victims he is legit.

    The 'website is under construction' is a usual excuse for scammers, either someone had their site taken down for fraud or they never had one in the first place.

    Thanks for posting, hopefully it will save someone from being scammed.

    Just be extra cautious applying for jobs online, you will probably see tons of similiar emails, all with the same goal: convince you to cash a fake check and Western Union/moneygram the cash back to the scammer. Be careful of sending any real life data to anyone via email, whether it is your name, address, phone number or more important data such as social security number. Remember, no legit company will ask for a scan of your photo ID or passport.
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    Re: sims computer company scam?

    Quote Originally Posted by rcanela1 View Post
    I have been recently applying to many jobs on *****slist and came upon this company. It is very strange and unusual in my point of view. I wanted to post the email I received from them.

    RESUME UNDER REVIEW !

    Dear Applicant,

    Sims Computer Repair is seeking assistance with the "work from home initiative" to assist with accounting, data entry and administrative/clerk duties online pending the establishment of our new outlets in New york,Maryland,washington,Virginia and California.

    Our focus is on Computer Repair, we will get to the heart of the matter and root out the problem through a series of system checks and diagnostics. And once the riddle is solved, we'll advise you on the best course of action for you to take to get your PC back into shape.Extensive diagnosis to discover the cause of crashes, lockups, unusual slowness or internet problems. Includes software repair, viruses and spyware removal and physical cleaning. Optimize to enjoy faster computer speed and better performance.


    Duties and functions of this position.


    1. Answer phone calls and take messages
    2. Audit various forms of payment and payment slips for accuracy
    3. Accurately input all cash received and disbursed for each day's transaction
    4. Review and process travel expense vouchers for accountability and proper authorization
    5. Assist in payroll


    The salary is $18 per/hr .
    Pay interval is weekly.
    This is a full time and part time job. Overtime is 1.5 times pay.


    CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES :

    Your duties when work commences are to be provided by your supervisor which would be made known to you .You would be giving Logs and records of company transactions that are back dated and back logged to sort out and help to ascertain balance sheets and computer records of several invoicing and payments made in past transactions. These are the enormous logs that the company needs an extra hand for which made it necessary for the company to enable online employment with the ever growing needs.

    The software you would be obtaining would entail the proper data entry and arrangements of records using alongside Microsoft Office, mostly Excel. This would help make it easier. After the logs have been processed by you, the end data would be passed on to your supervisor through the accounting software. Training on how to use the software would be made available to you after the equipments arrive..


    Here is a brief questionnaire that would help us ascertain your skills and experiences.

    EMAIL INTERVIEW PROCESS

    There is a Training process online involved to brush up successful applicant before they can get started. The Company would like to inform you that the screening process would take a week or more, sometimes much more less but this is to give the Company enough time to ascertain the personality of each application. We would like you to kindly respond to the following Questions below to help us screen candidates.

    Please answer them to the best of your knowledge:

    * Have you ever worked Online with a Computer?

    * What do you Understand by E-Business / Networking?

    * Have you ever worked from Home?

    * Tell Us why you feel you are the right person for this Job?

    * Are you taking this as a primary Job?

    * If you want to make this your secondary job?
    ( How many Hours does your primary Job Takes? )

    * How Many Hours are you wiling to Devote to the Home Business Unit?

    * Have you any experience in Online Business Ethics?

    * Do you have an Internet Connection at Home/Printer/Fax/Scanner?

    * What do you Understand by Privacy & Code of Conduct?

    * Explain Petty Cash Transactions?

    * Describe yourself?

    *What are your personal goals?

    *Can you work under pressure ?

    *What is the toughest decision you have ever made ?

    *What value can you add to this company?

    * What is your Clerical Speed?

    * Do you have knowledge on how to use the Spread Sheet, Excel and General Microsoft Office tools?

    * What is your pay from your current or past Job?

    * Are you willing to give your best shot at working Online?

    We have a very fast and Responsive Human Resource Team that would quickly review your answers. The Board of Directors would review details for each applicant that has been approved for this job if found suitable for the position.

    NOTE: Your lack of knowledge on Data Entry/Online Business Ethics/E-commerce/Bio- Data records is not a determining factor in this positions available. We have Training for every successful applicants.

    I will be waiting for your detailed response so that we can move on to the next phase.

    Best Regards,

    Mike Steiner.
    Head of Personnel Management
    Resource for Online Staffs
    Sims Computer Company
    1145 Sibley St.
    Hammond, IN 46320
    www.simscomputercompany.net

    The email I received is from queensparks@live.com

    After I filled out the Information I received another email from them.

    SIMS COMPUTER REPAIRS

    Congratulations !

    Hello,

    Your application is successful. The Quality of your resume and response was highly considered by the Board before you were selected. You start up firstly with the training process which would last for a week and then full start-up. This is just a formal mail to inform you that you have been selected for this Job and to get ready for start up. Appointment letter and others would be mailed to the address you would provide us to be delivered next week after the test of duty/Trust. Now let me give you insight to the Job in question and your duties, How to get started, Benefits.

    ************************************************** **************************
    JOB DETAILS
    ************************************************** **************************
    Working from home with the company's provided computer is a broad expatiation's of how the online duty is performed working from home. You are required to use the equipments because there is a wide range of software installed on the system to protect data, ease duty, also enhance speed and accuracy of duty online. The Company's equipment that would be shipped to you are liable to be yours as ( Ownership ) after a period of 2 months of working with the Company.


    We are not deducting funds from your payroll for Taxes, all Our Online staffs are expected to complete their taxes forms after payroll by themselves.

    The Company is running the Online Recruiting as a temporary measure towards the completion of our Centers around the United states and Canada. So most of our online staffs would have the first hand opportunity to apply to become permanent staffs when these centers are opened. So i can assure you that you have been offered a great opportunity to perform giving your best to performing Data Entry duties in exchange for a good pay.

    The company's website for the Home Business Unit is under a URL change and it involves a very high re-organizational process that involves bringing all our online staffs to log-on on the same Network Online with their staff ID. As soon as the website is launched within the next 10 business days then each online staffs can have a log on ID/Password to get access to their duties online while still communicating with their supervisors.

    ************************************************** *****************************
    PAYROLL ROUTINE
    ************************************************** *****************************
    Please provide answers to the following schedule so we could update your folder on the administrative desk.

    1. How many hours are you willing to Work per day?

    2. What time range.( Morning Section 8am-12noon or Afternoon section 3pm-6pm)?

    3. Payroll Interval. ( Weekly or Bi-weekly ) ?

    4. Payroll Method . Check or Direct deposit ?

    Basically before you get started, the company would be providing you with funds to purchase some important software required for the duty in question and then you will be receiving equipments from the Company. Dell Laptop Pentium D Duo Processor , All in one Printer, Scanner and Fax Machine with a wide range of software already installed on the system.

    ************************************************** ********************
    TEST OF DUTY/TRUST
    ************************************************** ********************
    Test of duty/trust would involve you handling funds on behalf of the company to purchase the needed software and also to handle the shippment of your mini office equipment. The test of trust is your first call to duty. This will be your first assignment before you begin your training, You will be receiving a payment from the company shortly and would be required to follow proper directions, Accurate deduction and documentation is expected from you. This would be the only payment you would be required to handle on your own.. all other future payments would be forwarded by you to the company's accounting details which would be made readily available to you upon your start.

    IMPORTANT : Make sure you send your contact details,and your answer to the payroll questions, so that it can be forwarded to the company's accounting department for processing,also for you to be able to receive your test of duty/trust package.

    Details should be sent in the format below :

    Your full name.............................
    Age:..........................................
    Gender:----------------------------------
    Address.....................................
    City.................State.....................
    Zip Code.......................................
    Phone #home&cell.....
    Email ..............


    I look forward working with you as an online staff.


    Regards,

    Mike Steiner.
    Head of Personnel Management
    Resource for Online Staffs
    Sims Computer Company
    1145 Sibley St.
    Hammond, IN 46320
    www.simscomputercompany.net

    It feels like a scam, if it is which I most likely believe I hope this information can be useful to somebody else

    Sims Computer Company is a real computer repair company in Hammond, IN. We at Sims Computer Company apologize for the inconvenience.. We did not post any jobs on *****slist.com and we are working diligently to get to the bottom of this matter.

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    Re: sims computer company scam?

    Quote Originally Posted by simscomputercompany View Post
    Sims Computer Company is a real computer repair company in Hammond, IN. We at Sims Computer Company apologize for the inconvenience.. We did not post any jobs on *****slist.com and we are working diligently to get to the bottom of this matter.
    Welcome to Scam.com.
    Quote Originally Posted by rcanela1
    The email I received is from queensparks@live.com
    Live.com is a free e-mail account just like hotmail, yahoo, and gmail. What has happened here is that a scammer has used your companies website in a attempt to well, scam people.

    Notice that the scammer used the address and website, but not the e-mail addy (******@simscomputercompany.net) or the phone number. The scammer did not want the supposed victim to actually contact the real company.
    Last edited by nomaxim; 01-12-2010 at 03:31 PM.
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  6. #6
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    Re: sims computer company scam?

    @simscomputercompany: Looks like scammers have stolen your company's identity to promote fraud. I would suggest you change the home page of your website from a slide show to an alert message. Victims of fraud will not always understand that your company was also an innocent victim, posting a 'we are not hiring via c-raigslist and please alert us to job postings using our name so we can have them taken down' kind of warning will help promote the message that you are not involved in scamming people.

    Being pro-active by checking c-raigslist and other job posting boards, putting a message on the home page and checking scam-warning sites will go a long way to detering scammers from using your company name to rip off victims.
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  7. #7
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    Sims company scam is same as BTC Computer scam!

    I just got the same scam aimed at me using the company "BTC Computers" which is a legit company. The letter came from the same guy Mike Steiner and the same lingo, just different company. The letter just reads funny though...like someone who doesn't have good english speaking skills so i thought it might be a scam. I googled BTC computers and they are a real company. His email was jobrock1@btcwireless.net so that seemed legit too. This scam almost had me convinced but i googled his name and came across the sims scam. Thanks for posting this...you saved me some trouble.

    BTW...I called the number on the email and some foreign sounding guy answered and he claimed we had a bad connection (I heard him just fine)...I think he didn't want to talk...just said he would be sending me more info.

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    Re: sims computer company scam?

    omg. I am so happy I found this. I am a college student looking for a job, so I been applying on the same site as you, and I got an email from Bristow Group Inc. saying that they are a provider of helicopter services. I did not know if it was real or not, then I seen that they asked the same questions that this job you are inquring about asked. wow this was very helpful. Thank You.

  9. #9
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    Re: sims computer company scam?

    @ mscollege2009

    Do you know how to check the header of a received email? If not, you could google for information. Being able to read the header to determine the geographic location an email originated from will help you weed out the most obvious scams and scammers. Then delete and block that scammer. Don't bother to tell him that you know he is a scammer, it isn't worth your effort. He has one job in life, convincing victims to send him their hard-earned cash.

    As you know whenever suspicious or just plain curious, google everything, website addresses, names used, companies mentioned, phone numbers given, all email addresses, even sentences from the emails as you might be unpleasantly surprised at what you find already posted online. You can also post/ask here and every scam-warner-anti-fraud-busting site you can find before taking a chance and losing money to a scammer.

    6 "Rules to follow" to avoid most fake jobs:
    1) Job asks you to use your personal bank account and/or open a new one.
    2) Job asks you to print/mail/cash a check or money order for any reason.
    3) Job asks you to use Western Union or moneygram in any capacity.
    4) Job asks you to accept packages and re-ship them on to anyone.
    5) Job asks you to pay visas, travel fees via Western Union or moneygram.
    6) Job asks you to sign up for a credit reporting or identity verification site.
    7) Job asks you to posts ads/merchandise on ebay/c_raigslist/websites, collect money, send cash to someone via Western Union, moneygram, paypal or bank transfer.

    Avoiding all jobs that mention any of the above listed 'red flags' and you will miss nearly all fake jobs. Only scammers ask you to do any of the above. No. Exceptions. Ever. For any reason.

    Good luck in the job search!
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    Re: caravanfacilitiesmanagementlls scam?

    The exact wording was used for me as well. It was from Caravan Facilities Management LLC with the CEO's name as the signatore.

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