Victim Location 94607
Type of a scam Employment
Initially it was for employment as a project manager for a logistics company. They sent study guides for their procedures and customs etc. I had one conversation on the phone for less than 3 minutes and the person on the other end was immature, so much so that they reminded me of speaking to a teenager. English was not their native language, but there was ZERO business communication aptitude. There are supposedly other people that are sending me emails, and other locations of the business, but I’ve contacted them, and there’s either no answer, or it goes to a generic VM with no business identification.
The website is incomplete, and outdated. After inspecting the web code, it all appears hard-coded, instead of gathering business info/data from procedural operations/algorithms. The code is VERY simple, which doesn’t mean anything by itself, but as for the level of their supposed business its woefully inept.
I also decided to track the IP address of the host location, which was in the Ukraine, not in Denmark where the business HQ is supposedly located.
Nothing ‘wrong’ has really happened yet, but everything is very suspicious. None of the locations, nor other office employees are reachable. There are claims, that I’ll get paid for the training 2-4k, get air fair/accommodations to NY, NY paid for a final week of training, relocation fee’s to be paid, or all office equipment sent to me.
I’ve just been sent a test on custom regulations and the companies procedures, and will continue with the ‘process’ and get as much details and hopefully add to this report.
Victim Location 77088
Type of a scam Employment
I received an email from a "Joy Hunt" with the email below. I was very suspicious, website is weak, and every time I called the number it was "unavailable" leave a number. They also ask for references (I’m guessing to target other people). They also ask you to fill out a contract. See the contract attached. They always stay in contact with you via Email, sending weekly training materials. At first glance it looks legit. This company is also acting under another alias. The reason I know its fraud is another person reported this same scam in another post her on the ScamPulse.com website. SEE BELOW FOR EMAIL
I am writing to thank you for your interest in the position of Project Manager with Vestel Logistics.
First of all, I’ll tell you something about the company and what we do, and then I’ll give you further details about the position on offer.
We also encourage you to visit our website to learn more about who we are and what we do: vestellogistics.com
Vestel Logistics is a fast growing, privately run European (Copenhagen-based) logistics company.
Our comprehensive range of logistics services includes transportation via air, sea and land; warehousing and supply chain management.
We currently have a total of more than 1000 employees distributed between our offices in Europe, China and the U.S.A.
We hope to increase our presence in TX with your help.
INDUSTRY: Logistics & Transportation.
LOCATION: Headquartered in Copenhagen, expanding within the United States and Canada.
VISION STATEMENT: To provide the best possible logistics services at reasonable prices by focusing on our customers’ needs.
MISSION STATEMENT: To increase the efficiency of freight management by introducing innovative, cost-effective logistics solutions.
POSITION: Project Manager (ref. num: 1121)
• DEVELOPING GOALS: the project manager must ensure that realistic goals are set for all departments involved in a project;
• PLANNING: the project manager is responsible for drafting plans detailing how the work will be carried out;
• MONITORING: the project manager is responsible for monitoring and reporting on progress made throughout the project;
• CLOSING: on completion of the project, the project manager should request feedback on the work carried out.
SALARY (FIXED): $90,000.00 annually
POSITION: Full-time, Permanent
BENEFITS: medical insurance, 401k, 15 days paid vacation, sick leave, federal holidays, and bonuses
WORKING HOURS: 9am-5pm, local time
TRAINING PROGRAM: paid, $2,000-4,000
TRAINING PROGRAM DETAILS: a 4-week online training course based on the reading of 4 study packs (one per day, Monday through Thursday) followed,
every Friday, by a short test to assess understanding of the study materials. Training takes less than 30 minutes a day, so it shouldn’t interfere
with any of your other activities. At the end of the 4th week, you’ll receive a paycheck for $2,000 or $4,000, depending on the results of your
final test. If you pass, you’ll be invited to the second stage of the training. The second stage, which is one week in length or less, is held in
one of our offices. Stage 2 includes a brief introductory course, a final interview and negotiation of your contract.
The company will cover all your expenses for the duration of the course.
Please let me know if you’re interested in the process, and I’ll forward you the full details with instructions on how to apply.
Thanks in advance and looking forward to hearing from you soon,
Joy Hunt, Human Resources (646) 583 2820
Vestel Logistics (USA) Co., LTD.