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 Post subject: I too Have Been Scammed!
PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 8:29 am 

Joined: Mon Apr 25, 2005 8:10 am
Posts: 583
Below is a copy of the email I received after I posted my resume' on

Dear Careerbuilder jobseeker,

This message is a response to your resume from website. We have one job available for Work at Home with GUARANTEED $4,500 every month INCOME

Established European company seeking dependable, enthusiastic representatives.

If you have a desire to work at home...WITHOUT ANY SELLING INVOLVED...this is the job for you!

No matter what you do for a living - whether you are a teacher, a doctor, a lawyer, a secretary, nurse, housewife or construction worker.
Without any Previous internet experience our company will provide a less complicated way, a smoother road to move ahead financially.

We don't ask fees for this job. We don't ask experience, just few hours are needed in one week.

IMPORTANT - You must be over 21 years old.

First, you have to understand what our company is looking for and if you think that this kind of job is made for you to ask for our Representative Contract to be signed.

If you have one free hour daily (not including weekends) you are welcome to join today.

Our job is a flextime, flex-place opportunity designed to fit around your family's income and time needs.

You can earn FROM $50,000 up to $200,000 a year (depends on our software sales) and more after one year working with us.
Our company can guarantee $4,500 every month income in your first year of work.

What we offer you:

· Flexibility of hours (any hour you choose)
· Work at home (all you have to to is check your email and go to the bank)
· Part Time/Full Time
· Daytime and Evening Hours
· Professional management team with a strong support system

We have two stores in France and we are looking for US representatives to handle US payments.

We are selling various products (software and sometimes hardware) in US and Canada and we need YOU to process all the payments for these products because here in France the money orders and cashier checks are cleared within two weeks or more and is not reliable for our sales.

90% from US buyers don't have the knowledge to pay with bank to bank transfers. You can intermediate our sales (process payments) and you will be paid with 10% for every payment that you have to process.
Remember that your commission from this job is 10% from every amount that you will receive. This means that if you receive $1,000.00 one day for example your commission is $100.00 with no actual work other than clearing the money order.

All you need to do is either to cash one money order or cashier check in your bank or to any local check cashing stores in town.

You will have more than one payment for process per day. Your profit will be instant: you will have your commission in hand same day because you will deduct your money from every payment that you receive after the bank or the check cashing store clears the payment.

You DONT HAVE TO PAY FOR ANYTHING TO WORK FOR US like other internet companies are asking. Instead: you will have your 10% commission in hand with every order that you process. No need to wait for paycheck at the end of the month because you DEDUCT YOUR COMMISSION SAME DAY YOU WORK.
You will receive the response same day. Remember: No costs: Nothing to buy. No membership to pay. No accounts to purchase.

More benefits:
No Selling
Work Full Time or Part Time
This is NOT Network Marketing
This is NOT a Distributorship
There is NO 'Kit' to Buy
There are NO Envelopes to Stuff
We DO NOT Charge You a Dime
We Pay Weekly

We have stocks of products for US and Canada customers and we need US representative to intermediate the payments between our company and the end buyers.

To simplify what this job implies: we advertise our software products on US market and because checks that are sent by customers here in France are cleared very slow (2 weeks plus shipping delay - more than 3 weeks), we need US representative (you) in order to receive payments for our products (checks, money orders) and cash them same day at the bank.
Your commission is 10% from each money order/ check, if you receive 2-3 checks one day you will make more than $200 every day.

If you agree please ask for our Representative Contract today to be viewed and signed.


More details will be provided with the contract.

If you are interested working with our company reply today. You can start within 2-3 days if you agree with our contract.

Thank you for your patience.

Staffing Team / Customer Support
Symbol Team Software, Inc.
Avenue de Friedland - 75009 - Paris - France
Phones: + 33(0) 01 56 33 40 21 ,+ 33(0) 01 56 33 40 22 , + 33(0) 01 56 33 40 23
Fax Number: 775-239-2407

I don't know how I'm going to pay this back to the bank once these checks come back. I haven't slept in days. I'm still looking for work and now am scared to death to trust anyone.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 5:55 pm 

Joined: Fri Nov 28, 2003 7:21 pm
Posts: 1249
This is a typical scam where they have you act as a payment processor for US payments, only the checks that come to you turn out to be counterfeit and you stand a chance of losing not only the money but legal woes to boot.

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 Post subject: I was scammed by these people as well
PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2005 4:25 pm 
Within the last two weeks, I have fallen victim to Symbol Team Software, Inc. I even went so far as to call the IRS, check the Federal Scam Database, and corresponde several times with them before cashing the first check. Now my bank account is frozen, and overdrawn more than 2000.00. I sent an email to today and told them to all go to hell, and that I had contacted the FBI and that they would be found. Needless to say, they are now refusing my emails.

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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 8:46 am 
Sorry to hear that . The fed's are over whelmed with email's and phone call's . The sad part is that the Fed's can't do very much if anything 99% of these fraudster's are out side of the country and well out side the reach of our legal system .

 Post subject: I too became a victim of this "easy making money ordeal
PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2005 9:28 am 
:evil: I too feel your pain. I recently had came across an email through the company MediSource Software Inc. It was also based on receiving checks, depositing them to your bank account and forwarding them to a "client" in which the company provides you. It turns out, that check that was forward to me of the amount of $2107.99 was not fundable, in other words, fake.

I would email them and no response. Now it turns out that same email is no longer active. :?

What caught my eye with this email was the fact that you earn a 10% per trasnsaction. Rather than looking forward into this company, I jumped to conclusion

I am now oweing the bank money and as well upset that published this employer to their site. Well than again, doesn't know who in reality is a true or fake candidate.

I just want to advise all, please please be careful about home base business. Now a days noone can be trusted!!! :x

 Post subject: Regarding fake home base business
PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2005 10:17 am 
For Ximora,

I don't know if this would help much, but it is worth a try. I did alittle research on the company by tracing the number, in which would be the 775 239 2407 number. It turns out this number is located in Austin, Nevada. I looked further to see what phone serive provider would cover that area. I came across Liberty Bell Telecom. Their number is 1866 664 BELL. What I wanted to do is see if the company will provide information on this number.

Hey it's worth a try. I tried calling them today, but they are closed. Their hours are 7am-7pm

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 6:07 pm 

Joined: Mon Apr 25, 2005 8:10 am
Posts: 583
I haven't heard back from anyone other than the bank who wants their money back. I filed a report with the IFCC and the Secret Service. Not one of them has contacted me back. I even went so far as contacted the American Embassy in France but never heard back from them either. They could have saved me too had they returned an email with some kind of information on this company and they we only "blocks" from where this company claimed to be doing business. The bank is trying to collect the funds because they only give you 90 days to pay it back and I just don't have it nor can I get that kind of money up that quickly. So now I'm facing bankruptcy and who know's what else is in store! I just read a news article about a woman who's identity was stolen and was arrested because of the bad checks that were written and it wasnt even her that wrote them! She's now suing Bank of America and Walmart because of the false arrest as they were aware that the checks were not written by her but did nothing to correct it and thus she was arrested in front of her two small children! This has got to be looked at with a more serious tone. Too many innocent people go thru bad times because of these fraudsters. It's a shame that the governments of the world can't come together to do something about this "out of control" scam. As far as Career Builder's goes I am thinking about suing them because they "do" have control over their site, resume's should be protected via registrations and passwords and only be made available to companies that have been verified by them as legitimate. I do believe that if they had protected the resumes better then this would never have happened. I've used other resume' sites too and they "all" require the companies to register and check them out before giving them access to the resume' database. Career Builders does not protect them at all, they are wide open for anyone to see and thus are open to these kind of scams. Ayerica21, I appreciate you checking into the numbers.

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