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It’s just the usual ‘transaction processing’ scam – you get counterfeit checks, they get your hard-earned cash. DO NOT GET INVOLVED.
Hello, Thank you for your reply and interest in a part-time position with TweekServ Inc. In the future please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org The main strategic aim of our company is to provide quick, easy, efficient and secure ways for businesses to outsource services locally, nationally and globally, to maximize their competitive advantage and cost effectiveness. The goal of our company is to ensure both, the most reliable security level and simplicity of use and availability. We are happy to offer you the Payment Processing Agent position. 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); - a bank account to process payments We welcome competent and reliable approach to work, responsibility and initiative in search of the most efficient ways of job implementation. Each Payment Processing Agent is provided with employment benefits after successful completion of probationary period (30 days). The employment benefits include: - Stock options; - 401k; - Flex-Time; - Health & Dental; - Professional development programs You will find detailed description of the job following the link: http://www.tweek-servinc.com/vacancies/payment We strongly recommend to read our FAQ: http://www.tweek-servinc.com/vacancies/payment/faq 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 legality of transaction. If you are interested in the offered vacancy or have any questions please contact us at email@example.com We appreciate your time and sincerely hope to see you in TweekServ Inc team! Best Regards, Steven Brown TweekServ Inc firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 1-347-860-9971 Fax: 1-585-410-6049 *Please note that some e-mails may enter your SPAM folder and may delay our process of communication. Please add our e-mail address to your filter/safe list to ensure that you receive our e-mails without any delay. If for some reason you do not hear from us within 24 hours with further information, please give us a call at 1-347-860-9971 and we will provide you with the necessary information.
Here’s some lies they use to get you interested…. (from their website at http://www.tweek-servinc.com/vacancies/payment/faq#fq_1)
Frequently asked questions – Payment Processing Assistant
Scamdex’s Comments in Red
- I’m very interested in your offer and would like to know more about the Payment Processing Agent position.
Payment Processing Agent’s job is to receive payments from both our customers and partners and transfer these further according to the details specified by our company.
- The Payment Processing Agent must be able to:
- Strictly follow the instructions.
- Enable permanent contact with him/her during business hours.
- Fill out payment documents (payment invoice, payment orders, etc) with due care and diligence.
- Provide regular reports in accordance with company’s valid regulations and forms.
- Have confident PC user skills.
- Mail business offers, promotional and other information through electronic communication systems.
- Handle various problems and immediately report these to the Senior Manager.
Basically have money and an internet connected computer and not to ask too many questions.
- Where are you located?
Please review our offices location here There are no offices, unless you count an Internet cafe in Lagos, Nigeria as one.
- How can I get my payment?
Base salary ($2300) is paid at the end of each month via direct deposit to your bank account. Commission (8%) should be deducted from the money received per task that I assigned. You will never see a salary check, if you do it will be counterfeit
- Are there any start-up fees? Is it required to pay fees out of my pocket?
You don’t have to invest your own money to get started. Furthermore all fees are paid from received money. WE NEVER ASK YOU TO SPEND YOUR OWN MONEY. Looks that way, but the only money you will ever see is your own
- Do I have to travel?
As this is an online job, no travelling is required. You’ll only have to visit banks and WU/MG locations. Scammers just Gotta Love Western Union/MoneyGram
- How many hours a day do I have to work? What will the hours be? Is this a 7 day job?
Working hours are 9-11 a.m., Monday through Friday. Hours are liable for change. Although it is possible to work less days per week, hours are strictly enforced. Please contact our job department with your propositions as to your individual work schedule and we’ll work together to create a customized schedule that will work for both our company and you as our employee. Hey, the more work you do, the more money we will get from you
- Who is responsible for tax and different commission payment?
Our Company provides compensations for covering your commission payments deducted by the bank while operating with money resources. You have to consider the fact that commission payment for Western Union/Money Gram transfers will be covered by you from your own amount of fee. You will be provided a 1099 Form at the end of the year. In case the transfer commission exceeds 3%, the Company will reimburse you part of the amount, which will be automatically added to your base salary. The company undertakes to pay taxes accrued in connection with money transfer (see our contract – EXHIBIT A). Believe me, this WON’T be a problem!
- What is the origin of the money?
Money that is deposited into your account comes directly from our clients willing to use instant money transfer service within the USA. You will always be aware exactly where the money is coming from and where it is going. For additional security we provide Invoices for all transactions completed. The money is yours, or at best it is stolen checks or at worst, counterfeit ones.
- Who pays Western Union/Money Gram compensation for money transfer?
Our employees’ salary is calculated according to the following formula: base salary + the percentage of the total amount of transfers + the compensation percentage for commission deducted by Western Union/Money Gram. The service of money transfer through Western Union/Money Gram system is covered by you out of the commission provided. If the commission fee exceeds 3%, the difference will be compensated by the Company and added to the base salary automatically. Good old Western Union – Laundering Money, stolen money – no problem!
- It is not clear why you need Payment Processing Agents. Isn’t it easier to make direct transfers?
As we cater large companies and their immediate need for IT services provision of high expediency of payment operations and possibility to offer instant transfers to our system have become our highest priority tasks. While ensuring these proactive services we offer our customers strong competitive advantages in the context of flexibility and tailored response to the changes in the IT market and therefore possibility to increase their revenues. Alternatively, direct money transfers inevitably incur certain delays; ex. an interbank transfer takes from 1 to 5 days, which is not admissible for the immediate IT services associated in play, where fluctuations might happen very often. Therefore we prefer to use our Payment Processing Agents network to open accounts with all major banks worldwide, while our customers transfer money by internal bank payments, which take from several minutes to 3 hours. This is a non-problem. and you are the non-solution
- Why do you agree to pay extra money as Western Union/Money Gram fees?
In today’s Information Technology market, speed is of the essence. The number of World-Wide programmers is increasing in large numbers. Securing and ensuring high quality product to our client, in a speedy manner, is what makes outsourcing work. In addition, this is the only system nowadays which offers prompt payment transfers. Western Union/Money Gram fee is initially added to the customer service fee and therefore is indirectly charged to the customer. Because it’s untraceable, whiter than white money when it gets to us. Western Union checks are as good as cash. That’s why the scammers love them.
- What amounts are you going to transfer to my account and how often will you do it?
Transfer amounts range from USD 1,000 to USD 10,000. In general, you would receive 1-3 tasks a week. Expect to receive a lot of (Counterfeit) Payments – and all in as short a time as possible – it generally takes up to 3 weeks for banks to bounce a check
- Is it a legitimate job?
Our business activity is certified by major operators and publishing houses in the international market. You are welcome to browse our website and follow the link to Our Partners to see certificates and feedback from numerous well-known companies, as well as extracts from our news reports. NO!
- Is there any confirmation of the fact that money is transferred legally?
Yes, each money transfer includes an enclosed invoice certified by our company official seal and an authorized person’s signature. These invoices will be distributed every 14 days during your Probationary Period and on daily basis once employed full-time. This document will reflect transactions covered with the provided funds as well as the amount of service payment. You will also find information about the fact that the provider, i.e. our Company, is fully responsible for money transfer. See? it’s all in your account – now send us the real money.
- Sometimes I might leave for vacations (during the week-end) with my family or fall ill. What do I do in case I fail to make a transfer?
In such a case you should notify us in advance. We are not going to ask you about the reasons distracting you from work – this is your private matter. However, you do have to specify in a notice you send us, the period, during which your cooperation with us will be suspended. You may either notify us by-email or fax. Salary for each day off is deducted from Agents base salary. Also, please note that suspension of your availability for cooperation with us IS NOT A REASON for any fines! Blah Blah Blah
- What will happen if I fail to send the money within one business day?
This is one of the most important questions. Should an Agent fail to fulfill his/her assignment to transfer money on time, this will entail certain losses for our company and subsequently reflect on the revenue we receive. Under these circumstances we will bill the Agent with the amount, which will be enough to cover the company’s damage. This compensation might amount up to 70% of the transfer amount. However, we understand that certain circumstances might prevent Agent from sending money in time. In such case Agent sends us a relevant notification note. This situation does not involve any fines for Agent, provided this happens not more than once and the reason is of serious matter. The bank might find out it’s a counterfeit payment and block your bank account
- Can I cancel the contract?
Yes, you can, if:
you do not have company’s, clients’ or partners’ money on your account
not a single remittance was made to your account
you provide a preliminary notice by fax or e-mail one week before canceling the contract.
No, you can’t, if:
you have company’s, clients’ or partners’ money on your account
money has just been transferred to your account
there are any unsettled arguments and disputes between you and the company. Blah Blah Blah
- What is the hiring process for this position? Do I need to come in for an Interview?
This is an on-line, home based position. There is no formal Interview process for this position and most of communication is done on-line; however, if we have any questions as to your application process, we will contact you by phone.
In determining whether you are a qualified candidate for this position we perform various criminal and state background checks. Mainly we look for any outstanding delinquencies that you might have with your state and for any criminal convictions. Both of these background checks help us to determine whether you are a qualified candidate. You have money? You have a heartbeat? You’ll do!
- Do you use checking or savings accounts?
We work with both savings and checking accounts. If you’re a new customer at the bank, the bank might place a hold on the funds being received. Although we work closely with the bank to try and resolve such holds as soon as possible, for this reason we ask that your current account be at least 90 days old. If you feel more comfortable with opening up a new bank account, please make sure that you open the new account within the same bank as your current one, as you have already established history with them.
NOTE: At this moment we do not work with MetaBank or eTrade Bank. In addition, if you decide to use an already established account for this position, the amounts of transfers increase, thus increasing your total income. Any money is good money – it’s all your money we’re using here anyway!
- Isn’t the bank going to say something about so much money going through my account?
We hardly ever experience any problems while working with the banks. If asked about the funds, simply let them know that you are completing a job. Eventually they will, and then it’s Sayonara from us
- Why do I have to use my personal account?
The reason you use your own account for this job is because the position is considered to be an Independent Contractor position, which requires Payment Processing Agents to use their own account during their probationary period. Once employed Full-Time we would provide you with a bank account through our company. Duh!
- Do I wait until the transfer clears before sending money according to the instructions?
Yes, you sure do. If there is a hold placed on the funds received, we will work closely with the bank to try and clear any holds. We DON’T DEAL WITH CHECKS – WIRE TRANSFERS ONLY. Makes it easier for us if you cant see the ‘Banko del Mickey Mouse’ checks being paid in
- When can I expect to begin receiving money transfers?
We’ll start working in 2-3 business days after your account activation. Oh we want your money as soon as possible!
- Why are you gathering so much information about applicants? Such attention, especially to bank account essentials, puts me on guard.
What happens is that any transfer may be delayed (from 1 to 5 days) but it is unacceptable for our business. Transaction should be completed by a Payment Processing Agent by 1 pm on the same day money is deposited into their bank account. Otherwise, we risk losing money, clients, reputation. Analyzing all the required details we’ll be able to prepare tasks for every agent individually. Applicant has to answer all questions carefully to avoid delays while working with his/her bank. The success of our cooperation depends on the accuracy of provided details!
I’m feeling uncomfortable about giving you my online banking details. Why do you need these? I’m worrying about unauthorized access to my bank account.
We ask for online banking (view-only) access to monitor deposits coming from our clients. It both saves your time and increases your rating in our system:
There is no need to check your bank account every hour during transactions; your personal supervisor will do that instead of you! You’ll be informed the same minute funds arrive.
No need to send us your bank account statement every week.
We trust you more; you’ll receive money bonuses and more transactions!
We pay the fake checks straight into your bank account – isn;t that nice of us?
NOTE: agents with online access will have higher priority on getting new tasks (amounts are also larger) agents with online access receive $100 BONUS to their base salary every month
- Is TweekServ Inc ok with having just a read-only access to my bank account?
Yes, we prefer to have a view-only access to your on-line banking information so as to eliminate any concerns for your safety and security. hehe – makes it look like we’re not a bunch of scamming bastards
- Why do I have to use my personal account (or business if Tier 2)?
This is how our company keeps our costs down and is able to offer companies worldwide with access to a USA bank account. There are rules and regulations regarding how many accounts we can open as a corporate entity, so by either 1) employing you as a regular employee in the financial services sector, or 2) employing your services as an independent contractor, we are able to follow the letter of the law while keeping costs down as well as offering the flexibility of thousands of accounts of different types and in diverse geographical locations through which to process payments. Business accounts are used because they offer our clients with large payments the ability to save excessive fees and costs by transferring large amounts of money less timesâ€”for example, $50,000 could be transferred once instead of being broken up into ten separate installments of $5,000, thus substantially saving our clients valuable time and money. Conceptually, it is similar to ‘distributed computing’; our Company uses our network of agents to accept a payment and find the best route through the system with regards to maximum efficiency, minimum processing time, minimum number of ‘jumps’ (each which cost a percentage), and maximum final amount of the sum of total payment minus commission and processing fees. This results in a higher profit margin as well as a quicker transactional flow. Without the crucial angle of employees being willing to use their personal accounts, our Company could not compete in this niche market. Our CEOs conceptualized this novel approach and have found no more effective method. We appreciate your privacy concerns, but please note that we never ask for your login, password, or any other sensitive information, outside of what is absolutely necessary to effect transfer. For maximum peace of mind, we recommend you keep your balance at $0 on the account you intend to use with us, and therefore there cannot be any misunderstandings and your account will always balance back to $0 when transactions have processed successfully. Our proprietary method of payment transfer has been carefully constructed and implemented to meet all International and USA commercial banking laws, we hold all appropriate business licenses, and as the intermediary between both our clients and their customers and between our clients and you, you require no special licensing or certification, and we can legally process payments swiftly and inexpensively, maximizing profits, keeping fees low for our business clients, pay our employees and independent contractors very generously, and help our business to grow and expand rapidly by utilizing this unique, proprietary “distributed payment” banking method which has positioned us for explosive growth within our industry. If you still have questions which do not relate directly to confidential aspects of our proprietary system, please ask your personal supervisor. Blah Blah Blah $$$$$$