SMC, Workfromhomeheaven.com, SMC, Jobattack.net, Lion's Bay Media Consumer Incentive, Client Incentive Virtual Office Assistant - Work for Home Scam Internet
A job posting for Virtual Office Assistant Flexible Hours Great Pay will appear on craigslist.com The particular posting I responded to was number 873295184. The job posting reads as follows:
We are looking for virtual office assistants for our marketing company. Duties of the position involve replying to daily customer emails, maintaining online product databases and some phone work.
The ideal candidate for the position is someone with a high school diploma, is familiar with computers and word editing based applications, familiar with the internet and able to work from home.
The position pays $13 per hour, with a minimum of 10 hours per week. Bonuses are available for reliable workers. Payment is weekly via check. If you wish to apply for the position please contact us at through this ad.
* Compensation: hourly
* Telecommuting is ok.
* This is a part-time 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.
After responding to the posting as asked, I received an email from a David Black, HR Department, asking me to confirm my application. That e-mail read as follows:
Hi, thanks for applying for the position.
If you are receiving this email then it means that you are being considered for the position.
We are currently looking for virtual assistants to help with our marketing based company. We deal primarily with internet advertising based clients and typically need to monitor their sites, provide feedback and update our records.
The main duties of the position involve maintaining our online database of current client details
(contact phone number, address etc), answering emails we receive from prospective clients as to the services that we can offer them and some minimal phone work which typically involves taking
messages or forwarding calls.
As this position is home based, all applicants need to be able to work from home, possess at least a high school diploma and be comfortable working online via the internet. In addition, you need to be able to use standard Windows based word editing applications and familiar with attaching files to emails etc.
The position pays $13 per hour and all payments are made weekly by check. Payments are made only when the work allocated for that week has been successfully completed.
As we are a US based company, we currently are only looking to employ those living in the US. To ensure that all applicants possess the required skills for the position, we ask that applicants proceed to http://jobattack.net and complete the information. A suitable applicant should have no difficulty doing this.
Completing this step confirms you are US based and possess the skills the position requires.
Once you have successfully completed this step, please email email@example.com to confirm your
application to the position.(note: Please use the same email you signed up with.) You will then receive some follow up information and further contact details. Thank you for your interest in the position.
I did do what they asked to confirm my application by registering on jobattack.net. After typing www.jobattack.net I was redirected to www.workfromhomeheaven.com. I had to enter my name, address, and phone number. Immediately after doing this I received another e-mail that read as follows:
Congratulations XXXXX ,
Thank you for your interest. Please contact us at 8884195529.
I called the 1-888 number was asked to become a member of SMC, which is some sort of company that helps people start businesses from home. I asked them about the $13.00/hour job posting and was told by the operator that they had been getting a lot of calls concerning this and that they knew nothing about it. I believe this was just a very indirect way for SMC/workfromhomeheaven.com to get people's name's and addresses for marketing purposes.
There is no legitimate job offer!
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