Victim Location 53147
Type of a scam Employment
I recently applied for a job and received the following reply that appears to be a scam (pasted below). The company’s website have very few details and the phone number provided goes directly to a voicemail. I could find no other information about the company and Google searches as well as Google map searches turn up with nothing. Be aware, they likely are trying to get your birth date, SSN and or banking information.
Thank you for your interest in an opportunity with Mars Transportation. We appreciate you taking the time
to apply for the Project Manager position (Ref. Num: PM-1354). Upon the review of your resume
we feel that your experience and background meet our qualifications. In this e-mail we would like to share
some details about the company and position we offer.
Mars Transportation is a privately held logistics and supply chain company, founded in 2011,
currently headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. We specialize in various logistics services, such as transportation
via air, sea and land; heavy machinery and oil mining equipment storage and transportation, warehousing and supply chain
management for the industrial, mining and manufacturing companies. We have been in operation in Europe, parts of Asia and
in the Middle East, Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean area. We have branches in Europe, China, a dozen local offices
in ports all over the Europe and Asia, now expanding over U.S.A (2019) and Canada (2021).
Position title: Project Manager
Department: Heavy Machinery and Oil Equipment Transportation
Reports to: Regional Project Manager
Salary/Type: Full time; $88,000/year
Work hrs: 9-00 AM – 6-00 PM (local time), Monday – Friday
Full Benefit Package: performance bonuses, health, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, 401(k), 18 days paid vacation.
Description: working on projects in the area of transportation and warehousing of heavy machinery and/or industrial equipment.
Transportation planning (involves evaluation, assessment, design and setting of transportation/storage facilities);
Developing and monitoring transportation schedules, tactics and plans;
Tracking shipments and reporting to our/client operators;
Negotiating with customers and suppliers.
We will provide an on-line training program that has been developed by our Human Resources Department and Business Development
Department. The training program is based on training studies pertaining to transportation, supply chain, customer relationship
management and international shipping documentation.
The instruction course will take 4 weeks and you will not have to leave your current job or travel in order to complete this training.
Done On-line you will receive one new study every day and a test for them each Friday. You won’t have to pay for anything or involve
your personal funds into this. Training won’t take you more than 20 minutes every day, easy to combine with your full time job. You will
receive guaranteed $2,400 (via paycheck or direct deposit), but it can be $5,200 if you have over average test scores.
You will be invited to come to our New York office for a short introduction course once you pass 4 weeks of training and the final test
after that, on 5th week. You will receive your invitation only if position is guaranteed, this is when you will receive a formal job offer
letter. We cover all expenses for travel and a week-long stay.
Please reply with any comment and I’ll send you next steps and application forms to apply for position.
If you feel interested or have questions please reply to this email and I will promptly reply and follow up
confirming the details. We’ll have the chance to discuss the available positions and learn more about our
company. We can explain how we see your experience aligning with our goals and in which opening we see you
as the best fit.
Please feel free to contact us via phone or e-mail. Our business hours are 9 a.m – 5 p.m EST.
Around here, there’s always something interesting and exciting going on. You’ll find variety, challenge,
and the chance for professional growth. Join Mars Transportation, and see the kinds of big things you can do!
Sophie Ellis, Human Resources – (917) 809-4167
1345 6th Ave., New York, NY 10105, U.S.A
Mars Transportation (USA) Co., LTD. /