Type of a scam Employment
I answered to an employment opportunity listed under nanaimo > jobs > food/beverage/hospitality
Assistant General Manager
compensation: Great Benefit and Compensation Package
employment type: full-time
WE ARE GROWING
Join one of Nanaimo City’s most promising Innovative Concepts, and a winning team.
We are a great company to work for, our executive team has been together since opening.
We seek applicants who are interested in growing with us and maintaining the exciting, welcoming and challenging environment we have created.
Our ideal applicants are individuals who are responsible team players with strong communication and inter-personal skills that can handle multiple tasks in a composed, friendly and hospitable manner and have the speed and skills to handle a very fast paced restaurant.
•Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
•do NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers
post id: 5457793837 posted: 2016-02-21 7:01am updated: 2016-02-26 6:31am
The email with my cover letter and résumé containing my personal information went to [email protected] and this is the response I received at 12:25am displayed as a response from Robert Turner:
Robert Turner 12:25 AM (17 hours ago)
Thanks for the email.I received your message regarding the job,the initial position has been taken but i have a personal assistant position for you. As a consultant with a focus in international business, the majority of my clients are out of Province and out of the country. I need help with my errands because I am constantly out of town. As a matter of fact, I am currently on a business trip to Paris, France at this time. I will prepay you in advance to do my shopping, Bill payments and have the items sent to my PO box. I will pick the items up from the post office when I return from France third week in April.
How soon can you start? I will email you the list and pictures of what to shop for so you can do the shopping at Sears,Walmart, Best buy and other stores. I’ll pay you $300 for your service for 10 hours every week. I’m prepared to pay for mileage/travel expense.I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need done and sufficient funds to cover all errands. I’d love to meet with you upon my return from France to discuss the possibility of making this job long term. Well, let me know if you can do the Job.
Hope to hear from you soon.
This did not sit right with me so I started to research finding that there is in fact a Robert Turner under management of Adastra Corp. I sent an email to them to alert them of the email I had received:
Good evening ~ it is said if anything sounds too good to be true it probably is. I have done research and cannot validate that is in fact valid although I did find a Robert Turner under management on your website and at LinkedIn. I have not sent my response by return email as I want to confirm that this offer is valid or that this is a scam. I would wish it was valid yet want to ensure that I am not being scammed.
I would appreciate your feedback if only to ensure that you are aware that this is in play on Craigslist
Also I would ask that you advise Robert Turner so that he is aware that his name is being used in this scam as people that are not aware of this may believe it to be true. It did not sit right with me; although I would have been ready to accept this offer, so I researched it fully only for the search to prove more suspicious than not.