Victim Location 78759
Type of a scam Employment
I was given an e-mail for a new job opportunity from a person named Ivy, which lead to more emails from their "HR" rep. Also their website, healthfore.com after my interview went down and is still down.
Here are the emails:
Apr 13 (1 day ago)
to mrchristopherk., bcc: me
Thank you for your application for the post of a Data Entry Clerk advertised on ZipRecruiter.com. We are pleased to invite you for an online interview with Mr. Christopher Klinsman the company Hiring Manager for tomorrow Thursday/Friday 8:00 am your time Via Google Hangouts messaging. You can be interviewed any time between 8:00 am-5:00 pm. The interview will last approximately an hour or less and will include a brief tour of the Pay Scale, Benefits and company etc…
You are to set up a screen name with Google hangouts at https://hangouts.google.com/ and add up Mr. Christopher Klinsman the company Hiring Manager’s Google hangouts screen name/ID ([email protected]) and message him for an on-line interview/briefing exercise.
If you are unable to attend on this date Kindly contact me to arrange a more suitable time.
We look forward to working with you.
INTERVIEW SCHEDULED : Online.
DATE/TIME : Tomorrow Thursday/Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
VENUE : Online Via Google Hangout
Training is Available
So the above e-mail is the initial e-mail saying Ivy Zettler found me on ZipRecruiter, and has a wonderful job opportunity. I searched for Ivy Zettler on LinkedIn since her domain for her e-mail address goes nowhere.
Here is the e-mail from their "HR" department. Again, the domain name for the HR department goes nowhere. This is what i got after the interview with "Mr. Christopher Klinsman"
HealthFore Technologies Limited
Attachments6:55 PM (4 hours ago)
Attn: Matt Reynolds
Congratulations! We are pleased to confirm you have been selected to work for (HealthFore Technologies Limited). We are delighted to make you the following job offer.
The position we are offering is that of a( Data Entry Clerk) at a salary/wage of ($30) per (hour). This position reports to (Mr. Christopher Klinsman). Your working hours will be from (8:00 am to 5 pm) and/or (Monday to Friday). This is a(permanent) position.
We would like you to start reporting to your hiring manager on (04/17/2017) at 8:00 am your time). Please report to (Mr. Christopher Klinsman ( 8:00 am your time), for update, documentation and orientation. If this date is not acceptable, Please contact me immediately.
Please sign the enclosed copy of this letter with any of your identity ID Card that authorize you to work in the United States e.g. driver licenses or SSN Card and return it to me (Before the end of 04/17/2017) to indicate your acceptance of this offer.
We are confident you will be able to make a significant contribution to the success of our (Company) and look forward to working with you.
Email : [email protected]
Fax : (888)704-8046
(Mrs. Beverly A. Wharton)
(HealthFore Technologies Limited)
So in this email from HR, they attached a PDF file that i was supposed to print out, sign and then fax back with either my License or SS card. Below i will paste the conversation i had with Mr. Christopher Klinsman.
(matt) Hello, I was told by Ivy to message Christopher Klinsman for an interview. My name is Matt Reynolds, in response to a data entry position.
[email protected] ([email protected])
(chris) How are you doing today?
(matt) I’m doing well, thank you for asking. How are you?
I believe you are ready for the interview and briefing on the job position?
(chris) I am Mr. Christopher Klinsman : One of the online hiring managers of HealthFore Technologies Limited. I would be the one to brief you more about the position and the company.
What are your full names and where are you located?
(matt) Nice to meet you and thank you for this opportunity. My name is Matt Reynolds and I am located in Austin, Tx.
(chris) The name of the company is HealthFore Technologies Limited
HealthFore Technologies Limited (formerly known as Religare Technologies Limited) is a global healthcare IT solutions and advisory services company. Our B2B and B2C IT solutions help hospital chains, diagnostic centers and public health enterprises realize superior clinical outcomes. Our patient-centric healthcare solutions focus on wellness, preventive care and condition management. Our information and health advisory services ensure prompt diagnosis and treatment of diseases. We create mass awareness to improve the quality of life through self-care
HealthFore’s IT products and services are built on leading-edge technology. Our solutions increase productivity and boost revenue for healthcare providers through process automation, interoperability and collaboration. Significantly, our customized solutions enable world-class patient care and comply with healthcare regulations, while minimizing costs.Now going into General office work and work from home job to create employment opportunity for the less privilege, disables and manily to decrease the rate of unemployment.
We have a Representative Office Azusa, CA USA. Our Head Office is located at 54, Janpath, New Delhi – 110001,India. We are working on building new locations in United States and thats why we are employing online, But when the new offices are available you will be assign to work in any of the nearest office close to you, That is if you are qualified after the interview.
This is Strictly an online work from home job, The working hours are flexible and you can chose to work from anywhere of your choice and once the office close to you is available you will be assign to work over there in the office ,The pay is $30/Hr during full working hours and the training is $18/Hr and will be getting your payment bi-weekly via check or direct deposit working 30 to 40 hours weekly, If you are employed you are going to be working as a full employee and not an independent contractor.Benefits: Health, Dental, Life and AD&D Insurance, Employee Wellness and 401k plans.Paid Time Off and Holidays with Generous Company Discounts.
We are currently working on the location in Austin. TX which will be available on the 9th of OCTOBER 2017 . Therefore, you will be working from home until the office is available and you will be assigned to work over there if hired.
(matt) Sounds great, what kind of work will be assigned?
(chris) Job Responsibilities/DUTIES:Transfer data from paper formats into computer files or database systems using keyboards, data recorders or optical scanners,Type in data provided directly from customers Create spreadsheets with large numbers of figures without mistakes,Verify data by comparing it to source documents Update existing data,Retrieve data from the database or electronic files as requested,Perform regular backups to ensure data preservation,Sort and organize paperwork after entering data to ensure it is not lost.
Inputs information from a variety of sources into a computer database. May take customer orders and enter them into a pre-established tracking system Assignments will be sent to you via e-mail or IM and you will report directly to your immediate supervisor…Can you handle that?
(matt) I can handle that
(chris) Have you ever worked from home or online before ? Are you currently employed ? How many hours do you intend to dedicate to this job position daily?
(matt) I have built websites from home for clients. I am currently unemployed and seeking full-time work. I can dedicate 40 hours a week if not more, depending on what needs to be finished that day or for any deadlines that would be a factor.
(chris) How many years experience do you have in Data entry/Book keeping and Customer Service/Receptionist?How many years experience do you have in auditing reports?How many years experience do you have in sorting and filing documentation?
(matt) I have spent 2 years in a Customer Service/Technical support role for a web company called HostGator, 6 years in a Customer Service/Receiving Associate role for Bed Bath & Beyond. I have about a year as far as auditing reports as an Inventory Control Specialist, and about 2 years sorting and filing documents in a professional environment for a Doctors office called Associated Orthopedic Specialist.
(chris) Whats your typing speed? Do you have an idea of how to use MS excel ?What is your highest educational diploma?When did you receive it?
(matt) I cant remember my last result when i took a typing test. i want to say it was pretty high, i could retake the test again and give you a more definitive answer. I have used MS Excel in the past, its been a couple years but I can brush up again on that. I’m a High School graduate class of 1998 with some college but never finished college.
(chris) How long do you expect to remain employed with this company if hired?
(matt) If hired and my work is satisfactory then I can see myself with HealthFore for many years down the road, and if possible make a career for myself.
I love putting on my headphones and just work on my computer all day if possible, so this seems to be exactly what im looking for.
(chris) Why Should we Hire You?
(matt) I have strong technical and detail oriented skills. I am very loyal and dependable employee with strong work ethics to get the job done. I really need this job and i know i would be an employee that you all could rely on to get work finished and finished correctly. i have worked with computers for many years and have a strong knowledge in software and typing. I have a strong determination to get my career started and I feel that data entry is a comfortable environment for me to work in.
(chris) Tell me about yourself and your last or current job?
(matt) I’m a proud nerd, who loves technology, gaming and music. I’m a musician who’s been playing drums for over 20 years and was awarded musician of the year from my High School and awarded best Metal out of Texas in 2005 by the Edge Magazine. I enjoy work that is very detail oriented and when completed gives me a strong sense of accomplishment.
My last job was with Bed Bath & Beyond, i was a receiving associate and i was a team lead for the receiving department. I would process freight, scan in manifest, sort documents, verify products and at the end of the day close out the manifest and print out reports and check those reports for accuracy.
mrchr[email protected] ([email protected])
(chris) Sounds great
(matt) Thank you
(chris) For your consideration stand,You have a good news, The good news is… You’ve just been confirmed qualified for this position. You are welcome to HealthFore Technologies Limited. You are now given a chance to show your commitment,charisma,diligence and be a productive employee.
(matt) That’s excellent news! Thank you very much for this opportunity.
(chris) The Company will pay you a starting salary at the rate of $30 Salary per hour and $18 per hour during training, payable in accordance with the Company’s standard payroll schedule. You will be receiving your salary either via check or direct deposit.
(chris) What is the name of the financial institution you operate with ?
(matt) That’s amazing. Thank you. I use the Woodforest Bank
(chris) You will be receiving your duties online everyday and i will always be online to assist you with any difficulties okay.
Your Primary duties Inputs information quickly and accurately from a variety of sources into a computer database. May take customer orders and enter them into a tracking system.. Prioritizes and batches material for data entry. Completes information analysis for procedures and reports. Must have knowledge of technical material and the ability to train and supervise others. Should also be capable of high-volume data entry.
Secondary duties : Now, your secondary daily duties would be to report to your Supervisor, who would be attached to you online, He/She would assign logs of duty daily and you would be required to work according to instructions, using the Microsoft Office tools and the Accounting software. Now the function of the Accounting software is to arrange, formalize and manage the data you have processed, sent to your supervisor via E-mail.
Can you handle the Job duties if you are being trained towards it ?
(matt) I can handle that
(chris) You would be eligible to Benefits after 2months of working with the company, Benefits offered are Health Insurance / Vacations / Bonuses which will be explain more better in your offer letter Ok
I need you to email with the following: Your full name,current Home address and apartment number, Phone numbers and e-mail address via email to the company HR Mrs. Beverly A. Wharton email ([email protected]
)to enable my superior’s enlist them into the Company’s Register for proper documentation. Email that and notify me once done so we can proceed okay.
(matt) excellent, I will get that to her now.
(chris) Notify me once done so we can proceed
(matt) It is done
(chris) You will be undergoing a 5 day training and orientation which will commence as soon as you have all working materials and you are rest assured that you will be paid for it okay
You will be fax or email a paper work and a HR document during your orientation and training,you are to fill,sign and send back to us.
(matt) Sounds good
do you know for tax purposes will this be a W2 employee or a 1099 contract?
You will need some Accounting software and office equipment to commence your training and orientation and also you need the software to get started with work…The work of the time tracker is to calculate your hours worked since this is an online work from home.
Here are the name’s of the software’s and office equipment you will need to start working with are: ( SOFTWARES) Intuit QuickBooks Accounting Software or Account Edge Accounting Software for Windows or AccountEdge Accounting Software for Mac ,Balance Sheet Basics software. (OFFICE EQUIPMENTS) (1) . Acroprint Electric Time Clock & Recorder (Mfg Part# 015000001) (2) Casio FX55PLUS-TP Engineering/Scientific Calculator (Mfg Part# FX55PLUS-TP (3) . Fellowes 225Mi Paper Shredder (Mfg Part# 4620001) (4) Ricoh FAX3320L Facsimile – Laser – Monochrome Flatbed Digital Copier – 15 cpm Mono – 600 x 600 dpi – 350 Sheets Input – Plain (Mfg Part# FAX3320L)
The funds for the software’s and office equipment will be provided to you by the company via check and once you receive it all you have to do is to have the check deposited in your bank account and the funds will be made available for use within 24 hours or less …Make sure you use them as instructed for the software and i will refer you to the vendor you are to purchase them from okay. As soon as the check its been issued out to you i will notify you and provide you with the tracking number so you can keep track and know when it will get to you okay.
(matt) okay sounds good
(chris) All we need from you is good work and trust,you will enjoy every moment working with us
(matt) it almost sounds to good to be true
(chris) My superior’s will reach you via e-mail or phone for your Position offer-documents and your working paper’s. Also they will put you through our company guidelines under US Human Resources Laws and Regulations okay
Thats all for the interview, You are to report to me on google hangouts online on Monday 8:00 am your time for update on the check and employment offer letter Okay
Make sure you are here online on Monday 8:00 am available for more update have a wonderful weekend goodbye!!!
(matt)Thank you Christopher
So there is the scam, check fraud, email fraud, employment fraud, everything is a fraud. I contacted my bank and let them know to keep an eye on my account.