My team lead came into the office today asking me to help her find proof that an online job offer was a scam. She got the offer after submitting her resume on YahooHotJobs. This is a copy of the offer itself which was sent to her by email:
My name is Linda Smith and I represent Index Group Inc.
We have looked through your resume and believe that your skills and past experience meet our basic requirements.
We provide a one month paid training period. During your training you receive online training and support. A personal supervisor guides your training. At the end of the training the personal supervisor makes the final decision whether to extend a permanent offer or not.
Your wage during the trial period is $2,300 per month plus 8% commission from each transaction. Total income, with the current volume of clients, will be about $4,500 per month. After the trial period base salary will be $3,000 per month, plus 8% commission.
Here are the job Requirements:
- 18 years of age or older;
- internet access to promptly reply to emails;
- availability by phone (1-2 hours a day)
Each Independent Manager is provided with employment benefits after successful
probationary period (30 days). The employment benefits include:
- Stock options;
- Health & Dental;
- Professional development programs
You will find detailed description of the job following the link:
We strongly recommend to read our FAQ:
Details about our company you can find here:
About Index Group Inc. : http://www.index-gro...ex.php?page=r_1
President's word: http://www.index-gro...ex.php?page=r_3
Management Team: http://www.index-gro...ex.php?page=r_4
Some important facts:
1. You don't need to invest your own money to get started;
2. This is not a sales position. While employed with us, you are guaranteed a Base Salary as well as commission per task processed;
3. Each remittance will be accompanied by an invoice ensuring transaction legality.
Be sure and look at the Faq. Some of its details are interesting if you read between the lines. LARGE sums of money will be processed and Im sure banks would question it. The Faq addresses this confusingly(of course it is early and my coffee hasn't hit me yet )
If its a scam its new. There's not much out there on the company itself. I did find one other person posting questions about Index Group Inc.
The big red flag for me and her was that they wanted her to open up an account to process the transactions (financial market transactions). But she said she could open up one with just a few dollars and if they got it "who cares". Its like I told her though: "They'll have your info"
Personally, I think the company is laundering money. Its a crafty way of doing it. I think her personal info probably wouldn't be stolen, but she would be the party that is laundering the money. It would be her account that was used and her name. I suppose she could argue ignorance of the law if ever caught.
I've looked into the company online this morning with little success. The one thing I did find was that "The Chamber Award" in 2004 appeared to be false and given to a Scottish Company that year, not Index Group. I want to find her hard evidence that this is all a scam. I've looked at some of the page's source and found some odd looking tags etc. I just didn't have time to look at all of it. I knew that if anyone could PROVE that this is a scam, it would be my friends here at DIC.
It looks to good to be true. In my experience that alone tells me something is up. If you guys could help out I would appreciate it. Find some proof for me