I received a telephobe call regarding a potential temp-to-hire position with UPS. The individual was foreign and asked for my address. He further sent me an email which he asked me to confirm our conversation.
Bottomline, this is a scam and ut bothers me that the SEC will not or cannot do a better job with regulating all if the scams on the internet, etc.
What kind of country have we become!
Just like Mike O, I received a call today with an opportunity to work for UPS and start tomorrow, no interview required because he was the recruiter (Careerbuilders - is what he said) for UPS which is supposedly Advent Global Solutions located at the UPS headquarters in Texas - NOT!!
What really threw me off was that the e-mail did have our city and states correct UPS location!!!!
He sent me an e-mail with the Job Description & hours & pay rates. To make if look official!
Then a second email for a signature on a background check (needing all personal information) Be careful......they WANT your info! Sounds good but dont do it! Needless to say I really could use a job right now.
Luckily I have a close friend who works for UPS and forwarded the emails to the Supervisor so that UPS can check into this guy (Yes he was also from India)
got a call from this guy and he left a message about a job opening for ups. he didn't, actually, say it was"ups". i called back and instead of a professional answer, "hello, this is ups", i got a standard "hello". he asked me who i was, so i asked him the same thing. he tripped on his words a little before stating that he needs to fill a spot for ups. again, never saying he was calling from ups. i'm pretty sure businesses don't answer "hello".
No voice message left. However, at the same time I did get an email from a recruiter from Advent Global Solutions Inc. who found my resume on job boards like Monster and Careerbuilder. He is looking to fill positions for a local company. I also got a text message from 100-100-5079 directing me to call this number which came 5 minutes before the call and email.
Also, from doing some reverse lookup research on this number, it is (or was?) apparently connected to the Cash Advance America/American Law Division scam ran by con artists from India who would threaten lawsuits against victims allegedly owing on unpaid payday loans. The scammers have used several numbers over the years.