I received an email February 4th, 2008 from a Mr. David Johnson claiming to be the Human Resources manager for Star-Net LLC (see cut/paste email below). It even had a nice real-looking Logo. Well, it sounded "too good to be true"...especially the line that says you only need to work part time, 10 hrs per week, and from your home. Now, I do a lot of "from home" work in mystery shopping, auditing and merchandising so it's not unheard of to make good returns per/hour of work...but $700 seemed ridiculous. Well, I went to the website (and you can follow the link below) to check it out. It seems they've gone far enough to even _create_ an apparent web-site for this scam. I read over the web-site, scratched my head over the typo's and occasional poor grammar....then sent an inquiry through the website...which has never been answered (of course). I sent an email to Mr. Johnson telling him I was interested, and the next day I had an email called "Instruction Sheet" with an attachment that contained an "employment agreement". I have also cut and paste that email below. I tried calling the 800 number and it rang once and was instantly forwarded to Mr. Johnsons' Voice mail. I left a msg asking to have my questions answered before I sent in my employment agreement. I also asked if I must fax in my agreement of if I could scan and email. There has been no responses thus far.
1779 2ND AVE APT 9B
New York NY 10128-3635
We saw your resume on www.monster.com, and we invite you to take a look at the Gateway Administrator opportunity currently available with Web Star Company. We are presently hiring qualified people to work in our new Transfer Department, and we think your skills might be a good match for our needs.
Please visit our web site www.star-net-online.org to learn more about joining our community of talent. You may find the perfect opportunity listed on our Web site right now! If you dont see anything that suits your needs at present, however, it is a good idea to register anyway because new vacancies open up all the time. We will send you an email as soon as your desired position becomes available. And, if you know anyone else who might be interested in Star Net, please forward them this email so they can check us out too.
David Johnson email@example.com
Human Resources Manager
We are pleased to inform you that your application for the PayFlow Gateway Administrator position has been favorably reviewed. Your application materials clearly show that you are ready to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment and to manage your own operation. In addition, and equally important, you are ready for success!
You will find all necessary employment documentation enclosed.
How to join us:
1. Read the enclosed job description document and feel free to
respond with any questions you may have.
2. Fill out the employment agreement, sign it, and return it to the
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax : +1-800-895-4741
3. We will forward your application documents to our hiring
4. You will receive a letter confirming your employment within 2 days.
5. Thats it! Enjoy being a part of our team and earning money from the convenience of your own home.
You may find more information on our Web site, and feel free to ask any questions about your job duties and salary. My job is to assist you in managing payments and I will do my utmost to help you whenever possible.
Human Resources Manager
Belington, West Virginia