• Report: #687104

Complaint Review: Edward Jones Online Company, "Mr. Sam Wings"

  • Submitted: Wed, January 26, 2011
  • Updated: Fri, January 28, 2011

  • Reported By: Christina — Cherry Tree Pennsylvania United States of America
Edward Jones Online Company, "Mr. Sam Wings"
Internet United States of America

Edward Jones Online Company, "Mr. Sam Wings" "Mr. Sam Wings", "Tessa Weston", "Ingred Allen" Work at home scam!!! Internet, Internet

*Author of original report: Edward Jones Company Online NOT Edward Jones

*Consumer Comment: Obvious clues.

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I received this email after sending my resume through craigslist. It sounded shady but I did the interview and I realized it was definately a scam. They wanted $312 sent throughWesternUnion to atrusted third party vendor for software.Obvious RED FLAG! Please read the following email and interview and don't be scammed!

From: Tessa Weston nicolehire2011@yahoo.com

Wed, January 26, 2011 8:44:03 AM

Re: Data analyst position
Dear Applicant,

The Hiring Desk of the company has reviewed your resume and we believe you have the required qualifications to proceed. This is a Data Entry / Payroll job position ,Working hours is from 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday ( could be flexible ). The starting pay is $25/hr for this position,we also offer part time work and you are also expected to come online through Yahoo Messenger during working hours.

You are required to setup a yahoo messenger account or download a yahoo IM (http://messenger.yahoo.com) on your desktop if you don't have one.After the process you are to add up Mr Sam Wings on his Yahoo IM, His email is (s.wings@rocketmail.com) to your yahoo buddy list ASAP for the interview briefing and comprehensive job details.He will be online waiting to talk to you ASAP.

Best regards,
Edward Jones Online Company.
Human Resource.

INTERVIEW CHAT:
----- Our chat on Wed, 1/26/11 2:52 PM -----
Christina (1:54 PM): Hello. If you are available, I am ready to begin my interview/briefing session.
Mr. Sam Wings (1:55 PM): Okay
Christina (1:55 PM): I would like to ask before starting if there are any fees associated with this job? Start up, membership or other fees?
Mr. Sam Wings (1:57 PM): The company will provide you a free Hp laptop with a fast internet connection and your W4 form will be coming along with the working materials you need to start working with.Therefore you are needed to make purchase for the software programs you need to start working with and the company will have you reimbursed for the order of the software programs.You are to make the purchase for the programs the company does not specialized on the software programs you are to get it from the company certified vendor that is the third party to the company she will have them install in your free laptop with disc and have it shipped to you overnight via FedEx..
Christina (1:59 PM): Ok. Is there a company website that I could look at? And what is the upfront cost of the software?
Mr. Sam Wings (2:00 PM): The name of our company is Edward Jones Online Company, this branch recruiting is located at St louis MO USA,to know more about the company www.edwardjones.com
Christina (2:00 PM): If this is all explained in the briefing, I will go ahead with the interview. I have learned to be a little weary of data entry positions that have start fees, etc.
Mr. Sam Wings (2:01 PM): you can take a look at our website and let me know as soon as you are done so we can go on with the job interview..okay ?
Christina (2:01 PM): I am there looking now.
Mr. Sam Wings (2:01 PM): Okay good
Christina (2:04 PM): I have heard of Edward Jones. So I feel comfortable with continuing at this point.
Mr. Sam Wings (2:06 PM): Okay can we go on with the interview now ?
Christina (2:06 PM): Yes, please.
Mr. Sam Wings (2:07 PM): This is strictly an online and work from home job the working hours are flexible and you can chose to work from anywhere of your choice,the pay is $25 per hour training is $20 per hour and will be get payment bi weekly via direct deposit or paycheck working 40 to 45 hours weekly,if you are employed you are going to be working as a full employee and not an independent contractor.Benefits: Health, Dental, Life and AD&D Insurance, Employee Wellness and 401k plans.Paid Time Off and Holidays with Generous Company Discounts..
Christina (2:08 PM): ok.
Mr. Sam Wings (2:09 PM): DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:Tracks data and source documents.Prepares and sorts source documents, and identifies and interprets data to be entered.Compiles, sorts and verifies data for accuracy.Contacts responsible parties to resolve moderately complex questions, inconsistencies, or missing data.Enters alphabetic, numeric, or symbolic data from source documents into computer following format displayed on screen, and enters necessary codes.Compares data entered with source documents identifying errors and subsequently correcting any errors.Files or routes source documents after entry.Responds to inquires regarding entered data.Maintains daily count of work processed. May create periodic reports for management.Performs routine maintenance on machinery used.Preparation of Balance sheets (Mini),
Mr. Sam Wings (2:09 PM): account balancing, invoicing recording,proper data analysis of sales records and recording pay slips into accounting database all these will be done through the use of the Accounting Software.The Supervisor, who would be attached to you online, He/She would assign logs of duty daily and you would be required to work according to instructions, using the Microsoft Office tools and the Accounting software. Now the function of the Accounting software is to arrange, formalize and manage the data you have processed, sent to your supervisor via E-mail.
Mr. Sam Wings (2:09 PM): Will this be a problem to you ?
Christina (2:10 PM): Not at all.
Mr. Sam Wings (2:11 PM): The Supervisor, who would be attached to you online, He/She would assign logs of duty daily and you would be required to work according to instructions, using the Microsoft Office tools and the Accounting software. Now the function of the Accounting software is to arrange, formalize and manage the data you have processed, sent to your supervisor via E-mail.
Mr. Sam Wings (2:11 PM): You will undergo a one week training from your training supervisor,he will training you on how to work with the programs accurate and other Data entry works you will need to get done.Your training is going to be done online through your Pc and Phone..
Christina (2:11 PM): okay.
Christina (2:14 PM): Is the training 9am-4pm. or is this also flexible?
Mr. Sam Wings (2:14 PM): It is flexible
Christina (2:15 PM): ok. please continue.
Mr. Sam Wings (2:15 PM): Here are the name's of the software's you will need to start working with Myob business essentials software 2010, US Patent Single Users Pack simply accounting 2010.
Mr. Sam Wings (2:15 PM): Here are the name's of the software's you will need to start working with Myob business essentials software 2010, US Patent Single Users Pack simply accounting 2010.
Mr. Sam Wings (2:15 PM): The Cost is $312 you will also be undergoing a week training with your Supervisor on how to use the Software.NOTE: you will also be paid during training and working Hours and note you will be reimbursed for this along with your first pay and the pay day is every Friday of the week.You are to purchase this software's from the shipping agent who we have been buying from for years now and the means of method Accepted by the Vendor is Via Western union and the package will be shipped to you via FedEx within 24hours delivery period.Note you will be reimbursed along with your first paycheck.
Christina (2:18 PM): Please continue.
Mr. Sam Wings (2:21 PM): That will be all for the Job Briefing will you find any problem in any of this ?
Christina (2:22 PM): I do have a slight problem with the payment method being Western Union. This tends to usually turn out badly and be part of a scam.
Mr. Sam Wings (2:23 PM): Yes i know how you feel.
Mr. Sam Wings (2:23 PM): I am a Grand Father and Father of kids.I'm 53 years old. I prefer to spend the time i have on earth with my kids than scamming. I know how it feels to get ripped off your hard earned money or sweat .I dont like the word scam let alone getting myself involved in it. I know you are feeling skeptical. But do not let your skepticism cover your charisma for this job.
Christina (2:26 PM): I would like a little bit of time to research this. What is the name of the vendor you use?
Mr. Sam Wings (2:27 PM): the name of the vendor is Ingrid Allen
Christina (2:28 PM): Please let me do a little research before I committ to this.
Mr. Sam Wings (2:29 PM): Okay that will not be a problem you can do that and keep me updated okay ?
Christina (2:30 PM): Okay. Thanks for your time. Is there any contact info for your besides email>
Christina (2:30 PM): ?
Mr. Sam Wings (2:30 PM): I will be here for you if you need me just let me know okay ?
Christina (2:30 PM): okay.
Mr. Sam Wings (2:31 PM): Okay bye for now.
Christina (2:38 PM): I'm sorry, but I have read a few things that are making me very nervous about this.
Christina (2:39 PM): Do you have any other contact info or can I call Edward Jones headquarters to verify you're an employee?
Mr. Sam Wings (2:39 PM): You can.
Christina (2:41 PM): What is your title, please?
Mr. Sam Wings (2:42 PM): interview manager
Mr. Sam Wings (2:44 PM): Do you want me to provide you with the number
Christina (2:45 PM): sure.
Mr. Sam Wings (2:45 PM): i thought you have it ?
Christina (2:46 PM): I am checking the website. Please verify the number.
Mr. Sam Wings (2:49 PM): what the number ?
Christina (2:49 PM): No, please give me the number you have so I can be sure it is the number from the website.
Mr. Sam Wings (2:51 PM): Call and let me know when you are done.
Christina (2:52 PM): This is all looking a bit shady for me! I will not waste my time playing these games. If you were a true rep of the company, you would have no problem giving me contact information!
------ He immediately signed off the chat! -------
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#1 Author of original report

Edward Jones Company Online NOT Edward Jones

AUTHOR: chrisinpa - (United States of America)

I want to clarify that this guy gave me the Edward Jones website, www.edwardjones.com, but he has no affiliation with Edward Jones Financial! This was a tactic to try to gain my trust. He would not give me any other contact info for Edward Jones headquarters, etc. THIS SCAM HAS NO AFFILIATION WITH EDWARD JONES FINANCIAL!

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#2 Consumer Comment

Obvious clues.

AUTHOR: Flynrider - (USA)

The real tipoff in this scam was provided in the email. There is no such thing as the "Edward Jones Online Company".If they can't even get the name of the company they're pretending to be correct, you know it's phony.

Also, representatives of a large brokeragehouse wouldnot use throwaway email addresses from yahoo. If you are contacted by anyone pretending to be from a large corporation and they're using a gmail, yahoo or hotmail type email address, you know it's a scam.

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