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  1. #1
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    America Movil? SCAM?

    I was contacted after answering a *****slist ad for a job ** a company rep of America Movil. I was told to prepare for an online interview, via yahoo messenger, with their HR person a Patrick Domit. I did some searching and found they did have a website, and there is a person listed among their employees. I went through the IM interview process yesterday and was told I would be "hired" to work from home as a customer service rep for $16. per hour.
    I was given an extensive list of equipment they would be providing for my work. They said I would get a check for the equipment costs plus $150. sign on bonus. And then supposed to be paid via cashier's check, sent from their "financier" to my home. Afterwards, I tried to find out more info and found only one thing online that this was a scam. I found their website to look professional and since the person listed was named, I thought maybe it was for real. Now I don't know what to think.
    I did a search of their ISP address and found it's in CA, even though the person I IM with said they were in Miami.
    Can anyone tell me if they have ever experienced this or have any info about this?

    Thanks.

    Oh, the name on the emails now says "Patrick Dommit" with two M's. And the yahoo ID is america.movilcrew@yahoo.com

    Here is copy of the original email from a "Maria Mat"

    America Movil
    TracFone Wireless, Inc.
    9700 N.W. 112th Avenue
    Miami, FL 33178
    Website:http://www.americamovil.com

    Job ID 2573890612
    Company Name: America Movil
    Job Category: Customer Service/Administrative Clerk
    Location: Online
    Office: Online.
    Position Type: Full-Time/ Part Time.
    Experience: 0-1 Years Experience
    salary:$16 per Hr.


    After Review of your Resume. You have been considered and selected for the above job position. An Interview has been scheduled for you, it would hold on Monday SEPTEMBER 5TH 2011 ** 9AM-10AM FLTIME. The Interview would be conducted online through YAHOO INSTANT MESSAGING. You are advised to download a yahoo messenger and add Mr.Patrick Domit , Human Resource Manager and his Recruitment Team. This is his yahoo id: america.movilcrew@yahoo.com

    Make sure you add him to your messenger and you are online for the Interview 9AM-10AM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

    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. Thatís how we access your work and process your pay.

    Regards,
    Maria Mat

  2. #2
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    America Movil Job Offers Scam!!

    I guess there is no advice on these boards.
    I got a check today, via fed ex. The return address was a company in Arizona. Phoned them and they told me it was a scam and someone was fraudulently using their fed ex account and police there were investigating. I asked if they had contacted the FBI.
    I plan to contact the institution the check is drawn on as well: a credit union in Salt Lake City. And contact authorities about the scam.

    BEWARE ANY JOB OFFERS FROM SOMEONE CLAIMING TO REPRESENT AMERICA MOVIL!!!

    Watch out for someone sending you a letter like the above.
    Names to flag are:
    Maria Mat
    Patrick Domit or Dommit

  3. #3
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    Re: America Movil? SCAM?

    sorry, it goes like this, blah, blah, cash this fake check and send the money by western union, because blah, blah.

  4. #4
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    Re: America Movil? SCAM?

    This is a scam, I have been in contact with the security and fraud department of tracfone. and they have been following this for a few weeks now and trying to get the people that are responsible. Do not give out your dob or any other information, don't cash any checks from them. If you would like the mans name I spoke with, I will send it to you in a PM.

  5. #5

    Re: America Movil? SCAM?

    I also received the same exact letter and interview process. And I was also going to receive the same "office equipment" and the "check" that was going to pay for it I questioned the company once "hired" if they were a scam. I asked them to give me a supervisor's name and number and they refused to do that. They kept reassuring that it was not a scam but that they were legit. My thought if legit then they wouldn't have a problem with a supervisor's name and number. THIS COMPANY IS A SCAM FOR WORKING AT HOME position....DON'T FALL FOR IT!!!!!

  6. #6

    Re: America Movil? SCAM?

    I would like the man's name you spoke to please. I would also like to report the information to someone as well.

  7. #7
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    Re: America Movil? SCAM?

    As would I. I still have the bogus check I received and all the mailing packaging. Want to turn it into somebody who is investigating this! Thanks!

  8. #8
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    Re: America Movil? SCAM?

    100% scam.

    There is no job.

    There is only a scammer trying to steal your hard-earned money.

    The next email will be from another of the scammer's fake names and free email addresses pretending to be the "secretary/assistant/accountant" and will demand 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 as your "signing bonus". 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.

    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 send him 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 attempt 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.

    You could post up the email address and the emails themselves that the scammer is using, it will help make your post more googlable for other suspicious potential victims to find when looking for information.

    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", "fraud Western Union scam", "check mule moneygram scam" or something similar you will find hundreds of posts from victims and near-victims of this type of scam.
    Found a scam or scammer's email address? Post it at scamwarners.com
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  9. #9
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    Re: America Movil? SCAM?

    As much as the site have a lot jobs listed, I just never believe in them. Craigslist should do some house cleaning to weed out scammers.

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