• Report: #406471

Complaint Review: Compaq Computers - Mrs Vanessa Page - Mr Harry Gate

  • Submitted: Tue, December 30, 2008
  • Updated: Wed, April 29, 2009

  • Reported By:Camas Washington
Compaq Computers - Mrs Vanessa Page - Mr Harry Gate
2005 State Highway Houston, Texas U.S.A.

Compaq Computers - Mrs Vanessa Page - Mr Harry Gate 12/2008 telecommute job scam check - EIN: 13-2577003 Houston Texas

*Consumer Comment: Thanx You All!

*Consumer Suggestion: Check your own grammar

*Consumer Comment: ON LINE DATA ENTRY SCAM

*Consumer Comment: ON LINE DATA ENTRY SCAM

*Consumer Comment: ON LINE DATA ENTRY SCAM

*Consumer Comment: ON LINE DATA ENTRY SCAM

*Consumer Comment: ON LINE DATA ENTRY SCAM

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I lost my job a couple months ago and have been search desperately for a new one on many resources to support my family. I applied for this job listing as seen below on Craigslist.com...


Data Entry, Clerical, Customer Service and Admin
Reply to:
Date: 2008-12-18, 11:02AM

Compaq Computers currently has openings for Data Entry, Clerical, Customer Service and Admin Positions available. Details below:

Primary Skills: Data Entry
Job Industry: Finance
Job Location: Online
Hours per Week: 40
Start Date: ASAP
Degree Type: HS
Degree Area: NA

Duties/Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
*Clerical and administrative knowledge
*Compile, sort and verify accuracy of date before input
*Locate data entry errors
*Must be able to work under pressure or deadlines
*Must be flexible to help around office with other tasks
*Be able to sit for long periods of time.


About COMPAQ COMPUTERS
What we do and what your job duties will be.
Fed Tax ID: 13-09504107
EIN: 13-2577003

Position Details
Job Title: Data Entry Operator
Primary Skills: Data Entry
Job Industry: Finance
Job Location: Telecommute/Online/Home Office

We cater to a wide variety of clients from partnerships to mid-sized Corporations.

Our staff specializes in establishing full and automated accounting departments essential to our clients running emerging businesses. Our focus is on practical administrative and accounting support services. We are a third party bookkeeping and payment unit.

This is an At-Will company.

There is a 10 day paid probation / training period. During this time either party can decide to terminate at will. After the probation period, termination is by contract, but you will still be paid for your probation period training.

Standard full time working hours are between 8am to 2pm Central time but are flexible. Part time hours are 4 hours per day.

This is an online job so all your assignments would be forwarded to you and submitted back by either fax, regular mail, email, phone or IM (instant messaging).

All activities and corresponding time are to be recorded in excel spreadsheet to track your hours and tasks.

There are no fees required for getting started.
All expenses are handled by the company.

If you are interested in this position, please send an email, with your resume (in MS Word or Text format only) to:

Assistant Personnel Manager
Mrs Vanessa Page
(vpage37@yahoo.com)

COMPAQ COMPUTERS
2005 State Highway
Houston, TX 77077


Please note:
This company does not require any starting fee or form of payment for you to commence your employment. All you are required to do is submit your resume. You can also visit our website www.compaq.com





Compensation: $30/hr
Telecommuting is ok.
This is a part-time job.
This is a contract job.
Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
Please, no phone calls about this job!
Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

Original URL:http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/ofc/962870646.html

I recieved an email yesterday 12/29 stating I had an interview set up for 12/31 in the morning but it was done via Yahoo IM. I thought this odd, but created an account and went through the interview process. I saved the whole conversation not only to go back and review the items I needed for the job, but something was not settling right in my gut. I re-read the emails repeatedly and, call me OCD, but I feel that the "personnel manager" of a data entry position should be able to spell words correctly and speak in good english. I began looking at the address, statements and website given in the ad. I couldn't not find anything valid. The website "www.compaq.com" is an actual business sales website for computers, this job calls it's company name "Compaq Computers" which would almost match the website given, yet they call themselves a "third party bookkeeping and payment unit." I finally googled the EIN and FedTax ID # given and stumbled across this Ripoff Report website which states the same ads, emails back and wording of the actual interview that I encountered today only under multiple different company names and contact names.

I am blessed that I am supposed to be online tomorrow morning to "start working" and was supposed to give "Mr Harry Gates" my personal banking information. I will NOT be doing so!!!!

I am completely pissed that ESPECIALLY in an economy as today, there are thiefs and liars posting jobs. Not only posting them, but interviewing and hearing that I am a mom trying to support my toddler and they have the balls to continue and "hire me".

I have read a few Ripoff Report articles with the same wording, different company names, but same EIN and FedTax ID #'s and yet have not seen any sort of legal retribution against them. If I knew someone tonight I would totally ask for help in holding a conversation with this guy tomorrow and catching him as he is not on to me yet.

PLEASE BEWARE ~ THIS IS A FRADULANT JOB!!!!!!

Liz
Camas, Washington
U.S.A.

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#1 Consumer Comment

Thanx You All!

AUTHOR: Angel - (U.S.A.)

I had a similar experience, however I was able to figure things out prior to actually speaking with anyone at this so called "company".

As the others mentioned everything seemed a bit strange so I visited the company's website, this time it was Zend Technologies Inc and looked at their job listing. Nowhere on there did it say anything about an online data entry position.

I decided to search for their Fed Tax ID and stumbled on this report. Thank you for saving me the headache I would have undoubtly faced by posting this. I only hope others will take the time to research when their gut feeling about something just isn't right.
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Check your own grammar

AUTHOR: Nancy - (U.S.A.)

Liz. BEFORE YOU comment on someone else's spelling CHECK your own. It is RECEIVE NOT recieve and you said "couldn't not find" that is a double negative. IF you coiuldn't not find something, that means you could find it. If the job had been real, you probably wouold not have lasted past the two weeks with your grasp of the English language. Proofreading seems to be part of the requirement, and you failed.
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AUTHOR: Janika - (U.S.A.)

I experienced the same thing in Phoenix, and I have been unemployed for two years now. The first time I applied to the job they referenced that this was a job with www.netsystems.com. I went into their website and it looked legitimate, but there was no job opportunity page, so I didn't think much of it.

Then several weeks later I got that imfamous e-mail titled "Interview For 9am Your Time (16th DEC.2008)?" This was sent in the early morning hours or Dec. 16th, so by the time I read it, I had 45 minutes to sign up for an IM account, download the yahoo program and figure out what I was doing. They conducted the interview and offered me the job. But I was required to open an account at Wells Fargo, as they stated that that was the only bank they do direct deposit with, and that they were going to do a cash advance into my account so that I could purchase the softward necessary to do the job at home. I needed $150.00 to open this account. When I asked about w-4 information or if I was going to be considered a contract employee, they told me that I was going to be on a 10 day probationary period and that after that 10 day peroid, one of his administrators would come to my house to verify that I had all the equipment and set up I would need to do the job and that they would have the necessary paperwork for me to fill out. I was to open the bank account that day and give him the routing info so that they could do the cash advance the next day. PS. At the end of the interview they told me I was now working for Hewlett Packard.

Everything was very rushed, so I wasn't really thinking too straight. They were offering to give me money to purchase the necessary software, how could there be anything wrong with that. I asked the account manager who opened my account about Hewlett Packard and if he thought there was anything strange about them wanting me to open this account there at Wells Fargo. He did verify that HP was one of the largest accounts and didn't think it was odd at all, saying that sometimes companies like HP will encourage their employees to open accounts with the banks they are with because they get better deals. I also asked him if I gave out the direct deposit info, if there was anyway they could take money out of my account. He informed that no they could only deposit money.

I went home and sent the routing info. As I slowed down and took a breath, something didn't feel right for me also. I talked to my aunt that night and she felt the same way. I went back to the original e-mail message and pulled up the first website they reference www.netsystems.com. They now had a message at the bottom of thier homepage highlighted in yellow "CRAIGSLIST SCAM: Please Note that we are not hiring, and that if you find this site from a craigslist ad, it is in error or false."

I immediately called the Wells Fargo hotline, told them what had transpired and asked again if there was anyway they could access my account. They told me that with the routing and account number they could in fact create an electronic check withdrawing money out of my account, but that it would take about 8-10 days for everything to clear. The exact amount of time for the probationary period of this job. I sent a message to these people informing them of the SCAM notice and asking for further confirmation and verification of who they were.

When I got up that morning I had an e-mail notice that my Wells Fargo online banking had been frozen, due to having three failed attempts to get into the account. As soon as the bank opened I closed out the account.

The real kicker is that the guy came back on IM when I was online and tried to tell me that the he had to post that scam notice himself, because someone was using his company name to take advantage of people. I then drilled him...if he in fact worked for Hewlett Packard, why didn't he have a HP address connected with his e-mail address as opposed to the yahoo address he was using. First he said that HP was overhauling thier entire e-mail system and that everyone had a different address, then later in the IM he told me he did have a HP address it was hppersonnel@yahoo.com. The more he tried to make himself sound legitimate, the worse it was becoming. I confronted him about someone trying to hack into my account, and his only response was, "Who all did you give out your banking information to." I explained that he was the only one I gave that information out to, and there was no response. I asked for the office location he was working out of and a phone number with HP that I could confirm his position. He told me that he would e-mail it to me. I never heard another word from him. Although the following day I did get an e-mail notice from Wells Fargo that a money transfer into my account was attempted and failed due to the account being closed. I still have that e-mail, if I knew who to give that information to so that these people could be traced down, I would.

The names I was given then were Jessica Home and Craig Walter, obvious not their real names. The latest references I have seen are now with Dell Computers contact name Lauri Baker. They utilize big company names where you can not verify the job opportunity.
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AUTHOR: Janika - (U.S.A.)

I experienced the same thing in Phoenix, and I have been unemployed for two years now. The first time I applied to the job they referenced that this was a job with www.netsystems.com. I went into their website and it looked legitimate, but there was no job opportunity page, so I didn't think much of it.

Then several weeks later I got that imfamous e-mail titled "Interview For 9am Your Time (16th DEC.2008)?" This was sent in the early morning hours or Dec. 16th, so by the time I read it, I had 45 minutes to sign up for an IM account, download the yahoo program and figure out what I was doing. They conducted the interview and offered me the job. But I was required to open an account at Wells Fargo, as they stated that that was the only bank they do direct deposit with, and that they were going to do a cash advance into my account so that I could purchase the softward necessary to do the job at home. I needed $150.00 to open this account. When I asked about w-4 information or if I was going to be considered a contract employee, they told me that I was going to be on a 10 day probationary period and that after that 10 day peroid, one of his administrators would come to my house to verify that I had all the equipment and set up I would need to do the job and that they would have the necessary paperwork for me to fill out. I was to open the bank account that day and give him the routing info so that they could do the cash advance the next day. PS. At the end of the interview they told me I was now working for Hewlett Packard.

Everything was very rushed, so I wasn't really thinking too straight. They were offering to give me money to purchase the necessary software, how could there be anything wrong with that. I asked the account manager who opened my account about Hewlett Packard and if he thought there was anything strange about them wanting me to open this account there at Wells Fargo. He did verify that HP was one of the largest accounts and didn't think it was odd at all, saying that sometimes companies like HP will encourage their employees to open accounts with the banks they are with because they get better deals. I also asked him if I gave out the direct deposit info, if there was anyway they could take money out of my account. He informed that no they could only deposit money.

I went home and sent the routing info. As I slowed down and took a breath, something didn't feel right for me also. I talked to my aunt that night and she felt the same way. I went back to the original e-mail message and pulled up the first website they reference www.netsystems.com. They now had a message at the bottom of thier homepage highlighted in yellow "CRAIGSLIST SCAM: Please Note that we are not hiring, and that if you find this site from a craigslist ad, it is in error or false."

I immediately called the Wells Fargo hotline, told them what had transpired and asked again if there was anyway they could access my account. They told me that with the routing and account number they could in fact create an electronic check withdrawing money out of my account, but that it would take about 8-10 days for everything to clear. The exact amount of time for the probationary period of this job. I sent a message to these people informing them of the SCAM notice and asking for further confirmation and verification of who they were.

When I got up that morning I had an e-mail notice that my Wells Fargo online banking had been frozen, due to having three failed attempts to get into the account. As soon as the bank opened I closed out the account.

The real kicker is that the guy came back on IM when I was online and tried to tell me that the he had to post that scam notice himself, because someone was using his company name to take advantage of people. I then drilled him...if he in fact worked for Hewlett Packard, why didn't he have a HP address connected with his e-mail address as opposed to the yahoo address he was using. First he said that HP was overhauling thier entire e-mail system and that everyone had a different address, then later in the IM he told me he did have a HP address it was hppersonnel@yahoo.com. The more he tried to make himself sound legitimate, the worse it was becoming. I confronted him about someone trying to hack into my account, and his only response was, "Who all did you give out your banking information to." I explained that he was the only one I gave that information out to, and there was no response. I asked for the office location he was working out of and a phone number with HP that I could confirm his position. He told me that he would e-mail it to me. I never heard another word from him. Although the following day I did get an e-mail notice from Wells Fargo that a money transfer into my account was attempted and failed due to the account being closed. I still have that e-mail, if I knew who to give that information to so that these people could be traced down, I would.

The names I was given then were Jessica Home and Craig Walter, obvious not their real names. The latest references I have seen are now with Dell Computers contact name Lauri Baker. They utilize big company names where you can not verify the job opportunity.
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AUTHOR: Janika - (U.S.A.)

I experienced the same thing in Phoenix, and I have been unemployed for two years now. The first time I applied to the job they referenced that this was a job with www.netsystems.com. I went into their website and it looked legitimate, but there was no job opportunity page, so I didn't think much of it.

Then several weeks later I got that imfamous e-mail titled "Interview For 9am Your Time (16th DEC.2008)?" This was sent in the early morning hours or Dec. 16th, so by the time I read it, I had 45 minutes to sign up for an IM account, download the yahoo program and figure out what I was doing. They conducted the interview and offered me the job. But I was required to open an account at Wells Fargo, as they stated that that was the only bank they do direct deposit with, and that they were going to do a cash advance into my account so that I could purchase the softward necessary to do the job at home. I needed $150.00 to open this account. When I asked about w-4 information or if I was going to be considered a contract employee, they told me that I was going to be on a 10 day probationary period and that after that 10 day peroid, one of his administrators would come to my house to verify that I had all the equipment and set up I would need to do the job and that they would have the necessary paperwork for me to fill out. I was to open the bank account that day and give him the routing info so that they could do the cash advance the next day. PS. At the end of the interview they told me I was now working for Hewlett Packard.

Everything was very rushed, so I wasn't really thinking too straight. They were offering to give me money to purchase the necessary software, how could there be anything wrong with that. I asked the account manager who opened my account about Hewlett Packard and if he thought there was anything strange about them wanting me to open this account there at Wells Fargo. He did verify that HP was one of the largest accounts and didn't think it was odd at all, saying that sometimes companies like HP will encourage their employees to open accounts with the banks they are with because they get better deals. I also asked him if I gave out the direct deposit info, if there was anyway they could take money out of my account. He informed that no they could only deposit money.

I went home and sent the routing info. As I slowed down and took a breath, something didn't feel right for me also. I talked to my aunt that night and she felt the same way. I went back to the original e-mail message and pulled up the first website they reference www.netsystems.com. They now had a message at the bottom of thier homepage highlighted in yellow "CRAIGSLIST SCAM: Please Note that we are not hiring, and that if you find this site from a craigslist ad, it is in error or false."

I immediately called the Wells Fargo hotline, told them what had transpired and asked again if there was anyway they could access my account. They told me that with the routing and account number they could in fact create an electronic check withdrawing money out of my account, but that it would take about 8-10 days for everything to clear. The exact amount of time for the probationary period of this job. I sent a message to these people informing them of the SCAM notice and asking for further confirmation and verification of who they were.

When I got up that morning I had an e-mail notice that my Wells Fargo online banking had been frozen, due to having three failed attempts to get into the account. As soon as the bank opened I closed out the account.

The real kicker is that the guy came back on IM when I was online and tried to tell me that the he had to post that scam notice himself, because someone was using his company name to take advantage of people. I then drilled him...if he in fact worked for Hewlett Packard, why didn't he have a HP address connected with his e-mail address as opposed to the yahoo address he was using. First he said that HP was overhauling thier entire e-mail system and that everyone had a different address, then later in the IM he told me he did have a HP address it was hppersonnel@yahoo.com. The more he tried to make himself sound legitimate, the worse it was becoming. I confronted him about someone trying to hack into my account, and his only response was, "Who all did you give out your banking information to." I explained that he was the only one I gave that information out to, and there was no response. I asked for the office location he was working out of and a phone number with HP that I could confirm his position. He told me that he would e-mail it to me. I never heard another word from him. Although the following day I did get an e-mail notice from Wells Fargo that a money transfer into my account was attempted and failed due to the account being closed. I still have that e-mail, if I knew who to give that information to so that these people could be traced down, I would.

The names I was given then were Jessica Home and Craig Walter, obvious not their real names. The latest references I have seen are now with Dell Computers contact name Lauri Baker. They utilize big company names where you can not verify the job opportunity.
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AUTHOR: Janika - (U.S.A.)

I experienced the same thing in Phoenix, and I have been unemployed for two years now. The first time I applied to the job they referenced that this was a job with www.netsystems.com. I went into their website and it looked legitimate, but there was no job opportunity page, so I didn't think much of it.

Then several weeks later I got that imfamous e-mail titled "Interview For 9am Your Time (16th DEC.2008)?" This was sent in the early morning hours or Dec. 16th, so by the time I read it, I had 45 minutes to sign up for an IM account, download the yahoo program and figure out what I was doing. They conducted the interview and offered me the job. But I was required to open an account at Wells Fargo, as they stated that that was the only bank they do direct deposit with, and that they were going to do a cash advance into my account so that I could purchase the softward necessary to do the job at home. I needed $150.00 to open this account. When I asked about w-4 information or if I was going to be considered a contract employee, they told me that I was going to be on a 10 day probationary period and that after that 10 day peroid, one of his administrators would come to my house to verify that I had all the equipment and set up I would need to do the job and that they would have the necessary paperwork for me to fill out. I was to open the bank account that day and give him the routing info so that they could do the cash advance the next day. PS. At the end of the interview they told me I was now working for Hewlett Packard.

Everything was very rushed, so I wasn't really thinking too straight. They were offering to give me money to purchase the necessary software, how could there be anything wrong with that. I asked the account manager who opened my account about Hewlett Packard and if he thought there was anything strange about them wanting me to open this account there at Wells Fargo. He did verify that HP was one of the largest accounts and didn't think it was odd at all, saying that sometimes companies like HP will encourage their employees to open accounts with the banks they are with because they get better deals. I also asked him if I gave out the direct deposit info, if there was anyway they could take money out of my account. He informed that no they could only deposit money.

I went home and sent the routing info. As I slowed down and took a breath, something didn't feel right for me also. I talked to my aunt that night and she felt the same way. I went back to the original e-mail message and pulled up the first website they reference www.netsystems.com. They now had a message at the bottom of thier homepage highlighted in yellow "CRAIGSLIST SCAM: Please Note that we are not hiring, and that if you find this site from a craigslist ad, it is in error or false."

I immediately called the Wells Fargo hotline, told them what had transpired and asked again if there was anyway they could access my account. They told me that with the routing and account number they could in fact create an electronic check withdrawing money out of my account, but that it would take about 8-10 days for everything to clear. The exact amount of time for the probationary period of this job. I sent a message to these people informing them of the SCAM notice and asking for further confirmation and verification of who they were.

When I got up that morning I had an e-mail notice that my Wells Fargo online banking had been frozen, due to having three failed attempts to get into the account. As soon as the bank opened I closed out the account.

The real kicker is that the guy came back on IM when I was online and tried to tell me that the he had to post that scam notice himself, because someone was using his company name to take advantage of people. I then drilled him...if he in fact worked for Hewlett Packard, why didn't he have a HP address connected with his e-mail address as opposed to the yahoo address he was using. First he said that HP was overhauling thier entire e-mail system and that everyone had a different address, then later in the IM he told me he did have a HP address it was hppersonnel@yahoo.com. The more he tried to make himself sound legitimate, the worse it was becoming. I confronted him about someone trying to hack into my account, and his only response was, "Who all did you give out your banking information to." I explained that he was the only one I gave that information out to, and there was no response. I asked for the office location he was working out of and a phone number with HP that I could confirm his position. He told me that he would e-mail it to me. I never heard another word from him. Although the following day I did get an e-mail notice from Wells Fargo that a money transfer into my account was attempted and failed due to the account being closed. I still have that e-mail, if I knew who to give that information to so that these people could be traced down, I would.

The names I was given then were Jessica Home and Craig Walter, obvious not their real names. The latest references I have seen are now with Dell Computers contact name Lauri Baker. They utilize big company names where you can not verify the job opportunity.
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AUTHOR: Janika - (U.S.A.)

I experienced the same thing in Phoenix, and I have been unemployed for two years now. The first time I applied to the job they referenced that this was a job with www.netsystems.com. I went into their website and it looked legitimate, but there was no job opportunity page, so I didn't think much of it.

Then several weeks later I got that imfamous e-mail titled "Interview For 9am Your Time (16th DEC.2008)?" This was sent in the early morning hours or Dec. 16th, so by the time I read it, I had 45 minutes to sign up for an IM account, download the yahoo program and figure out what I was doing. They conducted the interview and offered me the job. But I was required to open an account at Wells Fargo, as they stated that that was the only bank they do direct deposit with, and that they were going to do a cash advance into my account so that I could purchase the softward necessary to do the job at home. I needed $150.00 to open this account. When I asked about w-4 information or if I was going to be considered a contract employee, they told me that I was going to be on a 10 day probationary period and that after that 10 day peroid, one of his administrators would come to my house to verify that I had all the equipment and set up I would need to do the job and that they would have the necessary paperwork for me to fill out. I was to open the bank account that day and give him the routing info so that they could do the cash advance the next day. PS. At the end of the interview they told me I was now working for Hewlett Packard.

Everything was very rushed, so I wasn't really thinking too straight. They were offering to give me money to purchase the necessary software, how could there be anything wrong with that. I asked the account manager who opened my account about Hewlett Packard and if he thought there was anything strange about them wanting me to open this account there at Wells Fargo. He did verify that HP was one of the largest accounts and didn't think it was odd at all, saying that sometimes companies like HP will encourage their employees to open accounts with the banks they are with because they get better deals. I also asked him if I gave out the direct deposit info, if there was anyway they could take money out of my account. He informed that no they could only deposit money.

I went home and sent the routing info. As I slowed down and took a breath, something didn't feel right for me also. I talked to my aunt that night and she felt the same way. I went back to the original e-mail message and pulled up the first website they reference www.netsystems.com. They now had a message at the bottom of thier homepage highlighted in yellow "CRAIGSLIST SCAM: Please Note that we are not hiring, and that if you find this site from a craigslist ad, it is in error or false."

I immediately called the Wells Fargo hotline, told them what had transpired and asked again if there was anyway they could access my account. They told me that with the routing and account number they could in fact create an electronic check withdrawing money out of my account, but that it would take about 8-10 days for everything to clear. The exact amount of time for the probationary period of this job. I sent a message to these people informing them of the SCAM notice and asking for further confirmation and verification of who they were.

When I got up that morning I had an e-mail notice that my Wells Fargo online banking had been frozen, due to having three failed attempts to get into the account. As soon as the bank opened I closed out the account.

The real kicker is that the guy came back on IM when I was online and tried to tell me that the he had to post that scam notice himself, because someone was using his company name to take advantage of people. I then drilled him...if he in fact worked for Hewlett Packard, why didn't he have a HP address connected with his e-mail address as opposed to the yahoo address he was using. First he said that HP was overhauling thier entire e-mail system and that everyone had a different address, then later in the IM he told me he did have a HP address it was hppersonnel@yahoo.com. The more he tried to make himself sound legitimate, the worse it was becoming. I confronted him about someone trying to hack into my account, and his only response was, "Who all did you give out your banking information to." I explained that he was the only one I gave that information out to, and there was no response. I asked for the office location he was working out of and a phone number with HP that I could confirm his position. He told me that he would e-mail it to me. I never heard another word from him. Although the following day I did get an e-mail notice from Wells Fargo that a money transfer into my account was attempted and failed due to the account being closed. I still have that e-mail, if I knew who to give that information to so that these people could be traced down, I would.

The names I was given then were Jessica Home and Craig Walter, obvious not their real names. The latest references I have seen are now with Dell Computers contact name Lauri Baker. They utilize big company names where you can not verify the job opportunity.
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