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WTF- was i nearly scammed...job interview in the city!

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posted on Nov, 13 2012 @ 07:40 PM
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ok.. im uk through and through

i dont normally write threads about us, potraying a negative image
but something happened to me this week in the city...and i am completely baffled and kinda shell shocked

as im sure this is nothing serious i want to share WTF happened...so that some of you dont get caught up by some unscrupulous renegade.

right..i got an email...from a company.. in central london

they got my CV from god knows where....and were offering me a job

i personally ignore such emails....but these lot followed that up with a phone call...

i spoke to a lady....she said we like your CV, and want you to join a growing division..

...ok i thought...i barked back at her..im only free between 12 and 2.....she said ok....we agreed on the day
and i turned up.

firstly...i think i can mention the train station....it was Temple...the area had freaky monks statues...boy was i freaked lol...

went into a shared office building...advised to wait in a communal area....with tables and chairs ...and odd people hanging around

as i sat...people in suits would come and pluck members of the waiting crowd
i was left till last....a man in a suit took me to a room
he said...

we have a great opportunity ...etc

you can only join the division if you pass this course
and then you are gauranteed a job (but thats not what the small print said)

then he asked me to sign something...obviously i read it..which made him uncomfortable

what i was signing annoyed me
it said that i was signing up for training....they help me with the first two modules...the remaining 16 modules i had to complete alone....

i asked for a break while i thought about it...looked online...and to be frank...it was impossible to finish the last few modules alone

i went back....he told me that i would have to pay for the training...and it costs a little over 5000 pounds
i said i cant get that money for training....he said i can borrow it
i said my credit is crap

he replied....dont worry...we know someone at the bank (i wont name bank)

erm

i said...how come you can get 5 grand out in my name...and i cant??? and what on earth are you borrowing against...my birth certificate??

when i asked that question, the interview was over...and i havnt heard from them since






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posted on Nov, 13 2012 @ 07:50 PM
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congrats - you get to keep both your kidneys



posted on Nov, 13 2012 @ 07:50 PM
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Yeah sounds like a scam...why would you have to pay for training? ..did you google this company to see if they exist or Ok into it?



posted on Nov, 13 2012 @ 07:53 PM
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Similar to the rich dad/poor dad scheme.

I did a thread on it. They hold conferences where people pay $500 just to get in the door to learn how to make money in real estate, then get told they need working capital, receive a script to call their bank and extend credit...

Once they have the credit, the people organizing the event try selling them "school programs" from $10-50,000.

It's so close to the lines of the law that most of these things go without ever getting shut down by authorities. Probably the only thing worse you could find "job" hunting is a boiler room bilking old ladies out of their savings.

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posted on Nov, 13 2012 @ 07:55 PM
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BTW, I have a feeling the people that actually make it through all the modules, or finish it out probably just get incorporated into the scheme later on.

Not a legit job at all. Good call on spotting it as it was happening. I don't get how people can be so stupid when it comes to stuff like this.



posted on Nov, 13 2012 @ 07:57 PM
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Desperation.



posted on Nov, 13 2012 @ 08:00 PM
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Originally posted by boncho

Not a legit job at all. Good call on spotting it as it was happening. I don't get how people can be so stupid when it comes to stuff like this.

funny that....in the little break...i saw someone who was there for an "interview" as well

he was like...yea great, a job in the city...yea i`ll pay for the course

i said to him, that in the small print, they had a get out clause...it was about changes in the market and how they may not get you a job....the muppet was soo hypnotised he completely ignored me


i asked the receptionst if it was a scam
she said if your not comfortable and there are alarm bells, trust your instinct and leave!!

i thanked her and left


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posted on Nov, 13 2012 @ 08:08 PM
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Well people are so gullable now a days. They'll believe anything you tell them. It's crazy. Glad you didn't accept that offer.

They do that exact same job type interview scam with a lot of MLM/network marketing companies. They get you to come in based on the idea that you're going in for a job interview. It looks like one until you're brought into a room and someone presents the company to you. They make it look like an information session on the company that will be hiring you. Then at the end they spring it on you that you infact have to buy a kit and sign up as a distributor for a few hundred dollars usually. And you find out that isn't not an actual job job. It's a home based business opportunity. Company's like: Amway, herbalife, melaluka, Avon, tupperwear and so many others. So be careful out there. Aak a lot of questions with them over the phone first, that way you get an idea if you are still willing to go for the Job interview.



posted on Nov, 13 2012 @ 08:24 PM
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wow your pretty brave to turn up, be careful these people sound like professorial scammers & are willing to push the boundaries



posted on Nov, 13 2012 @ 08:29 PM
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Just like those pyramidal schemes.



posted on Nov, 13 2012 @ 08:32 PM
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do you guys think its safe for me to up the company details

i want to show you how impossible it was to finish....but i dont want to step on any toes...



posted on Nov, 13 2012 @ 08:37 PM
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Originally posted by thePharaoh
do you guys think its safe for me to up the company details

i want to show you how impossible it was to finish....but i dont want to step on any toes...


I dont see why not. These people don't want attention but they don't have any ground to stand on if they get it. If the jig is up they simply rename themselves and open elsewhere. It usually will go on no matter what though because the demographic that would actually look into them enough to not go in, are not their target demographic in the first place.

They are looking for no questions asked marks that make little to no noise. If they believe you are going to be a headache they don't really want you there to begin with. The guy that was super happy about getting scammed that didn't listen to your warning? Yeah... That's the mark.



posted on Nov, 13 2012 @ 08:37 PM
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Originally posted by sebHFX
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Just like those pyramidal schemes.


What like the whole entire capitalist system we can't escape???
2nd.



posted on Nov, 13 2012 @ 10:55 PM
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at the time

it cost 3000 to get a BA degree....5000 for a lame course that i couldnt use anywhere??



posted on Nov, 14 2012 @ 12:11 AM
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you should definitely post ALL of the info...what is the point of saying anything, otherwise?

These scammers rely on ignorance.



posted on Nov, 14 2012 @ 12:30 AM
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I got the same email today, just about 2 hours ago, first of all, it was @sky.com, clicked reply and it changed to @hotmail.com

I never replied, immediately spam blocked it, I get zero callbacks, and some random people email me back? If it's too good to be true you are getting scammed.

Unemployment is so bad worldwide it is an obvious weak link being used to exploit people, I would expect to see various other variations of this scam, it will probably replace the Nigerian millionaire spam.



posted on Nov, 14 2012 @ 12:31 AM
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Here is the email I got:




Date : 14 November 2012
Time : 04:40
Sender : Paul Vicker HR Manager of ILG


Good Day

Your CV was found at one of the vacancies
portals.


This is a position as a transportation manager. The income will consist $1,700 per month and the working hours will be some 10-12 hours weekly. We are one of the leading firms offering Logistic Services. We also handle the needs of Heavy Equipment like Crain, Waste water tanks, Chemical tanks and others. Our business procedures are led by skilled professionals. We have a well-structured business concept to provide clients with comprehensive international freight logistics services of high quality. Our friendly and dedicated team allow us to cater to all needs of clients and to guarantee them utmost contentment.
Requirements:
- 21 years or older
- Quickly answer to all
coming from
your personal manager
- Capability to receive
packets right to your home
address not P.O. Box
- Be reachable on the cell and fixed phone within the
worktime
- no previous conviction. good reputation
- a personal cell phone
- basic Microsoft Office skills
- permanent Internet access within the
daytime

Working place:
- the jobis mostly home-based, but you have to
be able to get in contact with delivery couriers and delivery services.
- having phone access and having a printer is obligatory

Documents:
- The agreement between the
employer and the employee.
- A scanned copy of your ID passport or driver’s license

As soon as the contract is signed by both sides, you will be informed and guided through the entire process.
Transportation manager is accountable for a wide range of obligations and supports our customers. The main duties are coordination and synchronization of the load activities by means of getting in touch with customers, and USPS, UPS, and FedEx carriers to guarantee that each product is delivered on time. Transportation manager is a direct contact between supplier, carrier and receiver as he/she will take care of the client’s satisfaction by keeping in touch and communicating with carriers and clients within the whole process of transaction. Transportation manager must provide fast delivery. You will receive detailed information about each package you will need products are golden and silver wares, watches, electronic appliances, and collectibles. We guarantee a 2 week paid holidays twice a year and the first holiday can be after 4 months. All the taxes stated in your tax returns will be covered by our fiem. To get more information, respond to this email.



posted on Nov, 14 2012 @ 12:35 AM
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Yea, its a scam ... and they didn;t have a job waiting for you but you would need one to keep you out of debtors prison... they are coming back here in America - we are getting corporate prisons and they need people to take care of ... I also here the same thing is sweeping england as well... corporate take over of life...



posted on Nov, 14 2012 @ 12:43 AM
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I'd report it the your Attorney General

ASAP..



posted on Nov, 14 2012 @ 06:56 AM
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Pyramid scheme, I believe.





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