I was contacted by a woman named Liz White about a home based position that I qualified for after they found my resume on jobcircle.com.
I wrote back saying I was interested in the position but wanted more details. Liz wrote me back saying the position was for a Manager Trainee who performs the financials for the company. Since I have a background in finance, and I have a resume posted on jobcircle.com, I thought it was legitimate.
I was asked to provide my location (country), full name, address, email, and phone number to begin. Then I was sent a contract, which was very detailed, to sign. I looked through the contract several times before I signed it. I did not feel it was strange until Liz asked me for my bank information.
I was sent a direct deposit form to fill out because in the contract it states that for the first two weeks (training) you have to use your personal bank account to collect funds to payoff freelancers and customers. It also stated that I would be getting paid $1,776 after taxes for the two week training, and $4,493 a month after taxes thereafter.
After I sent everything to Liz, I was given a website to logon to (www.willtpanel.com). I was given instructions as to what to do after I registered and logged on. It was on this website that I definitely realized the company was a scam. They had instructions on how you had to go to your bank and withdraw funds to then Western Union to whoever they needed 2-3 times a week.
It goes on to say that you cannot transfer the funds online and that you have to have at least 3-4 locations nearby you can go to. If you complete the transfer fast and efficiently, you will get two bonuses as a result.
The only person that you can contact on the website is Liz. I asked to speak to numerous people and she ignored every request. Liz then called me from a local number (631) 317-2255 to talk to "interview" me about the tasks. The phone conversation was not clear and didn't seem like she was in the United States. I called the number back and it just rang and rang.
The company has a scam website (www.will-applications.com) as well so beware.
I hope this detailed account helps someone out there because I am very disappointed that I fell for it.