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
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
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
2005 State Highway
Houston, TX 77077
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
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.
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!!!!!!