is this job legitimate?

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Question by Madelayne: is this job legitimate?
Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2012 18:45:59 +0000
> From: ccxvconsult023@lycos.com
> Subject: CareerBuil​der Job Applicatio​n : PERSONAL ASSISTANT
>
> Hello,
>
> Thank you for your interest.
> I have received your resume in response to my recent job posting on Career Builder for the position of PERSONAL ASSISTANT. The posting has generated an enormous response from interested candidates.
>
> I reviewed your resume and I am impressed. Your background and experience
> most closely fit the needs of this position.
>
> My consulting firm has been in existence for over 15yrs in Mississauga, Canada
> and I am relocating my business to united state in two weeks from now. Due
> to my busy schedule, I am always in need of a permanent PERSONAL ASSISTANT
>
>
> To carry out the duties listed below :
>
> - Maintain the general filing system and file all
> - Assist in the planning and preparation of meetings, and conference
> telephone calls
> - Make preparations for corporate meetings
> - Respond to inquiries
> - Provide word-processing and secretarial support
> - Type confidential documents on a word-processing system
>
> Skills :
>
> Excellent in English, both verbal & amp; writing
> Effective verbal and listening communications skills
> Time management skills
>
> Personal Attributes:
>
> The incumbent must maintain strict confidentiality in performing the
> duties related to the office. The incumbent must also demonstrate the
> following additional attributes:
>
>
> 1. Be honest and trust worthy
> 2. Be respectful
> 3. Be flexible
> 4. Demonstrate sound work ethics
>
> Basic salary $ 1,000 weekly / $ 4,000 monthly without taxes.
>
> DIRECT MOBILE NUMBER: 647 702 9931
>
> COMPANY WEBSITE: www.ccxvconsult.com
>
>
> If you are interested , your response will be appreciated . kindly reply
> this email to confirm your interest.
>
> IMPORTANT : kindly include you present cell phone number when replying because i might need to call you. thanks.
>
> Regards,
> (Name)
(phone number)

Email#2

Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2012 04:16:21 +0000
> From: ccxvconsult02@lycos.com
> Subject: CareerBuil​der Job Applicatio​n : PERSONAL ASSISTANT
>
> Hello,
>
> I am glad to confirm to you that your application has been approved. It is my pleasure to inform you that you will be my PERSONAL Assistant in United States. I will be arriving in 2 weeks from now. We will meet then, guess at the airport if you wish so that i can brief about your duties.
>
> Your job will officially start before I leave Ontario, Canada...
>
> Which means you will work from home two weeks before the office is Fully furnished and opened.
>
>
>
> The benefits that comes with this offer are as follows:
>
> Medical, dental, visual insurance and bonuses at the end of each year.
>
> Duration of working hours: 9am - 5pm. Monday - Friday
>
>
>
> A cashier's check will be sent to you for my hotel reservation and car
> rental service and other basic things, before I get a house to buy (Guess
> you will help with getting a house and office space in the downtown of the
> City to rent). You are to deposit the check and deduct $ 300 (as part of
> your wages) and then you will sort the remaining funds with my agent. All
> my travel plans will be sent to you via email.
>
>
>
> Kindly confirm your Address so the cashier's check can be mail out to you.
>
>
>
> 1) Full Names:
> 2) Address:
> 3) City:
> 4) State:
> 5) Zip Code:
> 6) Mobile Number:
>
> I will also call you to touch base with you like i said in my previous email.
>
>
>
> I will be awaiting the details required, thanks.
>
>
> Regards,
> (Name)
(phone number)
>

He then called me on the phone Thursday, wants me to meet with his agent to receive office lease papers and office keys, to (in 2 weeks) arrive at the office at 9am to open the office. There was no interview between emails. A lot of he's told me DOES sound valid, but cashier's check concerns me. Also, the website doesn't work, when I asked him about it, he said it is currently under construction and will be back up next week..PLEASE HELP!!!

Best answer:

Answer by Silly Goose
This is all a big scam - can't you see it?
Consider Craigslist - Scams List
The personal assistant scam has been around for ages.
Everything you have received so far is a LIE.

The cashiers check you receive will be FAKE - 100% fake.
They will ask you to send about $ 300 back out of your account.
Get it? You get a fake check that will bounce, and you are out $ 300.

Honestly - are you really falling for this?
Find a real job. With a real company. With real pay.
Google: Online work at home scams
That way you will never be this naive and gullible again.

Just in case you still don't understand:
There is NO job. Just a way to rob you.

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Comments (2)

  1. Jason

    Unfortunately it is a scam; an ongoing one too. No legitimate company offers someone a $ 40,000+ Personal Assistant job, let alone entrusts them with thousands of dollars without ever interviewing them let alone meeting them. They send you a cashiers check which you deposit and then you are asked to send or give someone a certain amount of that money for use on equipment or something else. The cashiers check is actually bad, it doesn’t go through, and you’re out the amount of money you gave them.

    http://www.indeed.com/forum/gen/Career-Advice/Career-builder-hit-SCAMS/t298070/p2
    http://www.worldlawdirect.com/forum/business-contracts-partnerships/38038-job-offer-came-large-cheque.html

  2. S

    You can check http://www.networksolutions.com/whois-search/ccxvconsult.com to see if it is consistent with you current information – it doesn’t look like it, at this point.

    This is not enough of a job description for an international employer; if they don’t have the resources to book their own hotel room, or expect you to help them find a house…

    Even if this is legitimate, these people need to do a lot more homework than indicated here before moving stateside.