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    Armadillo Corporation Ltd scam

    I posted an ad as I need to work and got the below message in my email.
    After about 20 min interview questions, next day, this Mr Alan tried to push me to give him my account# in order to send me "the equipment", an entire list of technical equipment from lapton, to printer, scanner, etc and he tried to convince me he will send me a cheque of $1000 to pay the shipping of this equipment. I felt it wasn't right to push me to get this, as I have already a desktop to work with, a printer... and I didn't need his equipment to start working from home. I told him that this was a forced selling/buying and... he dissapeared from yahoo messenger and never got anything from him again.
    Be aware of this company and stay away!

    Armadillo Corporation Ltd
    8045 East Quincy Avenue,
    Denver, CO 80237

    Job ID 21388706-10
    Company Name: Armadillo Corporation Ltd
    Job Category: Administrative Assistant
    Location: Online
    Office: Online.
    Position Type: Full-Time/ Part Time.
    Experience: 0-1 Years Experience
    Salary: $28 per Hr.

    Handle inbound phone inquiries, covering a full range of customer services in a prompt and professional manner, obtaining all information for resolution of transactions.

    Answer customer questions regarding billing, service problems,products and features.
    Correct errors and discrepancies on customer billings as necessary.
    Target customer interests with a variety of product and service offerings.
    Prepare work orders for maintenance requests after determining if field visits are required, and ensure appropriate follow-up procedures are met.
    Perform billing and posting of customer accounts. Resolve delinquent account balances
    Sell a variety of products and services to our customers through effective consultation on every interaction.
    Obtain assistance from Coordinator or Supervisor for complex inquiries.
    Perform other related duties as required.

    Required Skills:
    High school diploma or the recognized equivalent in work experience and self-study.
    Previous customer service.
    Personal computer knowledge necessary
    Excellent written, oral, interpersonal communication and problem solving skills.

    After Review of your Resume at www.bestjobsca.com You have been considered and selected for the above job position. An Interview has been scheduled for you, it would hold Monday July 18th 2011 ** 9am (Central Standard Time). The Interview would be conducted online through YAHOO INSTANT MESSAGING. You are advised to download a yahoo messenger and add MR.Alan Erickson (H.R Manager).This is his yahoo id: erckala@yahoo.com

    Make sure you add him to your messenger and you are online for the Interview ** 9am (Central Standard Time).

    This is an online job so all your assignments would be forwarded to you and submitted back ** either fax, regular mail, email, phone or IM (instant messaging).

    All activities and corresponding time are to be recorded in excel spreadsheet. That's how we access your work and process your pay.

    Recruitment Office.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2009

    Re: Armadillo Corporation Ltd scam

    100% scam, you are correct.

    There is no job. There is only a scammer trying to steal your hard-earned money.

    The next email was from another of the scammer's fake names and free email addresses and has demanded you cash a large fake check sent on a stolen UPS/FedEx billing account number and send most of the "money" via Western Union or moneygram back to the scammer posing as the "supply company" while you "keep" a small portion. When your bank realizes the check is fake and it bounces, you get the real life job of paying back the bank for the bounced check fees and all the bank's money you sent to an overseas criminal.

    Then another email will demand you accept a fake bank deposit. The deposit will be from a stolen credit card, hi-jacked paypal account or phished bank account. You are then suppose to withdrawal the money before your bank realizes the transfer was made with stolen money. You are suppose to send the "money" via Western Union or moneygram back to the scammer posing as the "supply company" while you "keep" a small portion. When the credit card/paypal/bank account owner realizes their money is in your account, your bank reverses the transfer now you get the real life job of paying back the bank for all the bank's money you sent to an overseas criminal.

    The the local law enforcement agency comes knocking asking why are you accepting money from people you don't know, have never met and have no idea in what country they reside. ** now your bank account is permanently closed and you are "black listed" ** all financial institutions as someone who laundries money for criminals via Western Union or moneygram.

    Western Union and moneygram do not verify anything on the form the sender fills out, not the name, not the street address, not the country, not even the gender of the receiver, it all means absolutely nothing. The clerk will not bother to check ID and will simply hand off your cash to whomever walks in the door with the MTCN# and question/answer. Neither company will tell the sender who picked up the cash, at what store location or even in what country your money walked out the door. Neither company has any kind of refund policy, money sent is money gone forever.

    When you refuse to withdrawal the stolen money and send the scammer your cash he will send increasingly nasty and rude emails trying to convince you to go through with his scam. The scammer could also create another fake name and email address like "FBI@ gmail.com", "police_person @hotmail.com" or "investigator @yahoo.com" and send emails telling you the job is legit and you must cash the fake check and send your money to the scammer or you will face legal action. Just ignore, delete and block those email addresses. Although, reading a scammer's attempts at impersonating a law enforcement official can be extremely funny.

    Now that you have responded to a scammer, you are on his 'potential sucker' list, he will try again to separate you from your cash. He will send you more emails from his other free email addresses using another of his fake names with all kinds of stories of great jobs, lottery winnings, millions in the bank and desperate, lonely, sexy singles. He will sell your email address to all his scamming buddies who will also send you dozens of fake emails all with the exact same goal, you sending them your cash via Western Union or moneygram.

    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.

    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.
    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.

    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.

    If you google "fake check cashing job", "fake job bank account Western Union scam", "money mule moneygram scam" or something similar you will find hundreds of posts from victims and near-victims of this type of scam.
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  3. 07-19-2011, 04:00 AM

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  4. #3

    Re: Armadillo Corporation Ltd scam

    You did a good job. Few people will tempt for those $1000 and that will the advantage to the scammers to get illegal income.

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