88printingny.com Scam Alert

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  1. TD says:

    The company called “The Creative 7 Web Design” also shows based out of NY; address is 260 West 35th Street, Suite 703, New York, NY 10001 and represented by a CEO who goes by the name of Sun Yi. When you look up the address for that location the office seems to be up for lease at this time. When I looked up the HR manager Helen hunter, found out her credentials are for a young lady that has worked as a HR in the UK!!

  2. TD says:

    This is what I received from a company called “The Creative 7 Web Design” to work from home as a Account Manager. I couldn’t find anything on this company, besides that they were established with BBB back in 2010. They are also listed with another small business website called Manta, making it seem legit…we definitely have to get this info out there. Thank goodness I didn’t give up on checking on this!! Wow!!

    Dear —– ,

    You have got a notification of a new job opening with a potential employer. All notifications are sent basing on the information from your job profile available online. If you would like to avoid receiving such messages in the future, please reply with “unsubscribe”.

    A local IT company is looking for candidates to fill a home-based position of an Account Manager with their Customer Service department. Account Manager’s main duty will be to provide excellent customer care via web-based software and electronic communication. Any previous customer support experience would be a plus, but is NOT a must as all new contractors are provided with free online training and support from assigned supervisors.

    Account Managers are offered permanent employment with the initial salary of $45,000 per year plus monthly incentive bonuses based on individual performance and customer/supervisor evaluation. All contractors are eligible for a full benefits package, paid vacation, etc. Please note that is a work-from-home job opportunity, so applications are accepted from candidates throughout the United States.
    If you are interested and would like to apply for the Account Manager position, please reply to this message and we will forward you further information on the job and the application process. Please note that this position starts on September 7th, and if you are available to start next week, your application will have a priority.

    Best regards,
    Helen Hunter
    Recruiting Manager

    Then followed up with this:

    Good morning,

    My apologies for the delay and thank you again for your
    interest in the
    Account Manager position with The Creative 7 Web Design! I’m
    sending you
    our standard Employment Agreement in the attachment to this
    message:
    please take your time to read it, as it includes important information
    on
    the position duties, pay, schedule, benefits, etc. Additional
    information
    about the company can be found at our official
    website:
    http://thecreative7webdesign.com.

    I’ve also made a list of FAQ and
    the answers to them about this position,
    see below.

    1. What is expected of
    Account Managers?

    You don’t have to be a web programmer/designer or have any
    IT experience
    at all, because your job duties won’t include any programming,
    web design
    or any other assignments that require special technical
    qualifications.
    Account Manager’s role is to represent the company to our
    existing clients
    and maintain efficient communication between our headquarters
    in NYC and
    our staff from United States and Europe. As an Account Manager you
    will be
    a key player in every stage of the process, from managing customers
    and
    processing their orders to monitoring product/services delivery in
    an
    assigned developer team.

    2. What hours will I be working?

    There are 2
    work shift options: you can work either part-time (20 hours
    per week), or
    full-time (40 hours per week). The hours in the Employment
    Agreement are given
    for YOUR time zone; they include an optional lunch
    break for 1 hour: if you
    don’t need one, you can simply start later or
    finish your day earlier.
    Unfortunately, evening hours aren’t an option. It
    is possible to start working
    part-time and switch to full-time later (or
    vice versa); however, you will need
    to notify us at least in 2 weeks prior
    to the desired schedule changes.

    3.
    What are the pay and bonuses for the position?

    The starting salary is $3750
    per month for full-time and $1900 per month
    for part-time; this is a guaranteed
    monthly salary, it’s not
    commission-based. All numbers are given before taxes:
    you will receive a
    W4 form to fill out, which will be used to calculate your
    state income tax
    deductions. The pay is direct deposited into your account
    every 10
    business days since your actual start date. Just to make it clear: a
    start
    date would be your first day on the job, not the effective date on
    the
    Employment Agreement.

    We would also add a bonus in the amount of 20% of
    your monthly pay to your
    paycheck per each client you’ve been working with
    during the month, if
    there have been no complaints both from the client on your
    support
    quality, and from your supervisor on your performance. However, if
    you
    have been rude to a client, failed to meet the given deadline for
    an
    assignment, or showed up late for work without a prior notice to
    your
    supervisor, your bonus will most likely be cancelled.

    4. Does the
    company provide me with a laptop?

    No, we don’t provide our employees with
    equipment, because any device with
    the Internet access will be suitable for
    this job. If you have a laptop or
    a Mac, a tablet of a smartphone, you will be
    able to access our corporate
    CMS.

    5. Is there special training for this
    job?

    There is a free online training course for 1-2 days, which are
    considered
    as your first days of work and are paid by the company. The
    training
    materials will be available upon your signing all paperwork and
    officially
    becoming a new employee of The Creative 7 Web Design.

    Your
    assigned supervisor will be helping you with your first clients:
    sending you
    detailed guidelines, giving you hints and recommendations and
    taking you
    step-by-step through the whole process. We believe that
    practice is more
    efficient than theory, and getting to actual work right
    from the very beginning
    would be more helpful than taking extensive
    training courses.

    6. How do I
    get started?

    When you’re ready, please print out the Employment Agreement,
    fill in your
    contact details and put the start date of your choice, then sign
    the
    document, scan it and send back to me by email. If you don’t have
    a
    scanner, you can simply make a legible photo of a signed contract and
    email
    it to me.

    I will review the paperwork, ask additional questions if necessary,
    and
    then send you the rest of forms to fill out, such as the W4,
    1099,
    payroll, etc. We’re looking for people who can start working with us
    ASAP,
    preferably this week.

    If you have questions, please feel free to call
    me or email them to me as
    well.


    Best regards,
    Helen Hunter, HR
    Manager
    The Creative 7 Web Design LLC
    Phone: (718) 715-4625

    Once I filled out info, this was my reply:

    Good afternoon,

    Thank you so much, I received and reviewed your paperwork,
    looks like
    you’ve managed to fill in all required information. I have also
    confirmed
    with my supervisor that you’ll be able to start working with us
    shortly.
    Can’t wait to see you on board!

    I’m sending you 2 more forms to
    fill out and finalize the employment
    process, you can find them in the
    attachment to this email.

    1) 2015 W4 Form

    First of all, I’m sending you a
    W4, which is required for calculating your
    income tax deductions. If you have
    issues with opening/viewing the file,
    please use the following link to download
    it directly from the IRS
    website: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw4.pdf As for
    2016 W4, I’ll send
    it to you in January.

    2) Banking Form

    Our financial
    department will need your banking details in order to
    deposit your paycheck
    every 2 weeks. Also, as an Account Manager with The
    Creative 7 Web Design you
    will be authorized to communicate directly with
    our clients as well as receive
    the non-refundable advance payments for
    their orders and paying the fees to
    technical specialists working on such
    projects. In order to protect both your,
    and the company’s financial
    security we insist that all client payments are
    wire transferred to your
    bank, where the origin of the funds can be verified
    and the funds are
    cleared by the financial institution before being
    released.

    We are banking with Wells Fargo and Bank of America, so if you
    don’t have
    an existing account in either of these banks, you can set up a new
    one
    specifically for this job. If there are no local BofA or Wells
    Fargo
    branches in your area, you can use a checking account with a local
    credit
    union. If for some reason there are no such banks or credit unions in
    your
    area at all, please let me know and we’ll figure out other
    possible
    options.

    Please fill both forms out and email back to me. As soon
    as I receive and
    verify both documents, I will set you the access to our
    corporate web
    server, where you will find the library with the training
    materials. I
    will also find out which supervisor you will be assigned to and
    make the
    formal introduction, so that you could get started ASAP.


    Best
    regards,
    Helen Hunter, HR Manager
    The Creative 7 Web Design LLC
    Phone: (718)
    715-4625

    • admin says:

      Looks like these are the same scammers that ran the 88printingny.com and the AdvantageWebGroup.com scam we reported here: https://top-recommendations.com/advantage-web-development-scam-alert/ they are using the same website template for Creative 7 Web Design that they used for Advantage Web Group. Thanks for replying and helping us to get this info out there.

      • admin says:

        http://thecreative7webdesign.com/ was just registered on 8/31/15 for one year and of course the phone number on the website does not match the whois registration contact phone # nor does it match the business phone number listed on Manta for this company. This apparently at one time was a legitimate business which is why they targeted it and stole it’s identity so that it would look legitimate to potential victims.

    • admin says:

      I would be very wary about this one. However, Not all mystery shopping jobs are scams. According to the FTC- “Some retailers hire companies to evaluate the quality of service in their stores; they often use mystery shoppers to get the information. They instruct a mystery shopper to make a particular purchase in a store or restaurant, and then report on the experience. Typically, the shopper is reimbursed and can keep the product or service. Sometimes the shopper receives a small payment, as well.
      Many professionals in the field consider mystery shopping a part-time activity, at best. And, they add, opportunities generally are posted online by marketing research or merchandising companies.”

      What I found out about http://www.mysteryshoppingonlinejob.com/ is that it has been online since 2013 and is hosted at Weebly, which is a web-hosting service featuring a drag-and-drop website builder. A lot of sites hosted there are free. So far, I haven’t read anything positive about this site. Here’s the first review that popped up in my search about this website: http://flakelist.org/page/viewpub/tid/1/pid/17124 which suggests that yes it is a scam.

      You can also get more information about mystery shopping scams on the FTC website at: http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0053-mystery-shopper-scams

      I would recommend you go there first and then you can decide for yourself whether you believe it’s a scam or not.

      Thanks for commenting.

      • MMiran says:

        These are ads in Craigslist jobs posts

        • admin says:

          You have to be really cautious when using Craigslist. Although there are a lot of legitimate offers there, It’s also a real hotbed for scammers and their phoney job offers.

    • Susan says:

      I just wanted to let you know I’ve been a mystery shopper for this company for a couple of months now and I’m really enjoying it. I thought it was a scam at first too, but I did my research and couldn’t find anything saying that it definitely was. So, I gave it a shot and now I’m paid on the 3rd of every month for the work I am doing. Quick, easy way to make money. But it is NOT a full-time job. So if you are only looking for full-time work then this is not for you.

  3. M Miran says:

    Have anyone received one of these emails…?
    ******************************************************

    Rose Hall

    Attachments3:57 PM (3 hours ago)

    to me

    Dear Moises,
    I am happy that you have confirmed your readiness to become our co-worker.

    Our employees are skilled professionals from different countries, including the USA. We invite you to join our team in IS company.

    In regards to your reply via email please find a detailed description of your responsibilities and benefits you will acquire as our co-worker in the attached agreement. Below I will give you a brief description of the position.

    Your duties will be performed via intranet secure system, so you will stay home to do this business with us. Your landline (optional) and cell phone should be on for your direct manager to reach you. Before becoming our full-time co-worker you will have a probation that will last for three weeks. You will develop several projects to help us create a new hiring process, you will provide administrative functions, follow the instructions of your supervisor, and assist in the distribution of salaries and bonuses among our employees. Your payment for the probation period will be $2200. Also we have a developed system of bonuses. After successful completion of probation you will be hired for a full-time position and you will be paid $4100 per month plus bonuses.

    To confirm your decision to become our co-worker, please sign the attached agreement not electronically but after you print it out. You can take a high-quality picture of the first page and the page with your signature or scan everything, then upload and send back to me. There is also a fax number available upon request.

    Sincerely, Rose Hall,
    IS Company HR representative
    ***************************************************************

    I’ve never confirm my decision to join this “firm” lol a lot of BS out there WOW!! Someone please reply and tell me about this

    • admin says:

      I personally have not heard of IS Company and have not been able to find a website for it yet, but from reading the email, yes it’s definitely a scam. Thanks for the information.

      • M Miran says:

        bogus website check it out

        http://ismailsys.com/

        • admin says:

          It looks like that website was just created on Feb 13, 2015 at IP address 94.185.80.100 registered in Sweden with TLD Registrar Solutions Ltd. The domains are locked meaning the person who registered the domain is kept private. Another website at http://ishr-company.com/ is also hosted at the same IP address and was created on 2014-12-20 claiming to be a Global HR Services Outsourcing and Consulting Group established in the UK. They show 2 addresses, one in the UK and one in Wilmington Delaware in the US. Apparently http://ismailsys.com/ must be intended to be their “corporate mail system”. Very suspicious especially if they are sending out emails like the one you received. Without a doubt I believe this is also a front for a money mule operation.

          After some further checking, I can’t say for sure but I believe the above sites may be trying to spoof a legitimate business that is located at http://ishrgroup.com/ which has been in business since 2008.

  4. M Mira says:

    Well received this yesterday from Beverly Mills after I send the employee agreement.

    Thank you, I reviewed the papers you sent me, everything seems to be correct. I’m sending you 2 more documents to finalize your employment process: a Financial Form and a W4 form to fill out.

    The Financial Form is required for 2 purposes: for the company to deposit your paycheck, and for the clients to send you advance payments for their projects. The W4 form is required for tax purposes: your income tax will be deducted from your salary.

    As a Client Account Manager you will be working directly with our clients, which would entail receiving the fees for the projects ordered with us as well as paying the team members working on them. You will get invoices for the clients’ payments, which will show that you only receive such payments as an authorized company representative; they are not your personal income, so you won’t have to pay taxes on them.

    You can open a separate checking account for working with us. It could even be a business one: “Your name DBA 88 Printing.” However, if you have an existing account already and would like to use it, it would be preferable, as with some banks it might take you additional time and/or money to set up a new one.

    Please fill both forms out and email back to me. As soon as I receive them from you, I will set up the access to our corporate web server for you and get you started with the training!

    What a crap!! Use personal checking account to process payments from clients to them… RED FLAG!!!

    • admin says:

      Yep that’s their standard method of operation they have used in all of their scams to a tee! Thanks for the information and comment!

  5. I received this same email and yes, it sounded great, but was definitely too good to be true. I did my due diligence, as well, and came up with nothing on any of the parties named.

    I’m not sure about any of the others that have previously posted, but I do have a new resume posted on several different sites. Apparently, this person/persons are scanning those websites looking for victims. They apparently are targeting those individuals that are possibly vulnerable at this time due to being unemployed.

    Some how, some way, these people need to be stopped. Every day innocent people are accused of committing crimes that they are non-the-wiser about. It happens just a little too often and the actual criminals walk away without a trace.

    Thanks for sharing this information. I hope others will find this info helpful, as well.

    • admin says:

      Yes you are right..they are finding their victims who has resumes posted on the employment sites. Unfortunately there are SO many of these scams out there it is impossible for the authorities to investigate and track them all. I was appalled when I researched and realized just how long these criminals has successfully been running one web development/design money mule scam after another! Reporting it doesn’t seem to do any good. So for now until the FBI catches up to them, at least by getting the information out there about suspected fake sites quickly so others can find out about it when they search google makes it harder for them to find victims who will do it if the potential victims are warned ahead of time. Thanks for your comment!

  6. maria says:

    Yep. Replies from Kevin Delaney at Power Recruiters and Beverly Mills at 88 printingny, I have the same emails…and they actually sent me the employment agreement. The employment agreement doesn’t have a taxpayer ID, none of the pre-employment tax paperwork can be found, in the agreement they tell you how much you will make after taxes but they failed to Ask for your SSN, they do however want your bank account number.

    Unfortunately, it was too good to be true. Who do we report this to?

  7. M Miran says:

    NYS Department of State
    Division of Corporations
    Entity Information
    The information contained in this database is current through March 6, 2015.
    Selected Entity Name: 88 PRINTING, INC.

    Selected Entity Status Information
    Current Entity Name:
    88 PRINTING, INC.
    DOS ID #: 1810609
    Initial DOS Filing Date: APRIL 08, 1994

    County: NEW YORK
    Jurisdiction: NEW YORK

    Entity Type: DOMESTIC BUSINESS CORPORATION

    Current Entity Status: ACTIVE

    Selected Entity Address Information
    DOS Process (Address to which DOS will mail process if accepted on behalf of the entity)

    88 PRINTING, INC.
    146 W 29TH ST 3RD FL
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 10001

    Chief Executive Officer: SEUNG H HAN
    146 W 29TH ST 3RD FL
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 10001

    Principal Executive Office
    88 PRINTING, INC.
    146 W 29TH ST 3RD FL
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 10001

    Registered Agent NONE
    This office does not record information regarding the names and addresses of officers, shareholders or directors of nonprofessional corporations, except the chief executive officer, if provided, which would be listed above. Professional corporations must include the name(s) and address(es) of the initial officers, directors, and shareholders in the initial certificate of incorporation, however this information is not recorded and only available by viewing the certificate.

    *Stock Information
    # of Shares Type of Stock $ Value per Share
    200 No Par Value
    *Stock information is applicable to domestic business corporations.
    Name History
    Filing Date
    Name Type
    Entity Name APR 08, 1994 Actual 88 PRINTING, INC.
    A Fictitious name must be used when the Actual name of a foreign entity is unavailable for use in New York State. The entity must use the fictitious name when conducting its activities or business in New York State.
    NOTE: New York State does not issue organizational identification numbers.
    **************************************************************************

    I received same offer and did signed the employee agreement and sent it.
    to so call Beverly mills… their telephone number cant get through and it says to leave name and number for someone to call you back which they never do.

    *************************************************
    I did search this company with NY corporations and I copy and paste info above.
    ******************************************************************

    Anyone else done their due diligence and find everything you can on this job offer… and place your comment.
    There is an 88 printing company out of California http://88printing.com not related to this NY so call company.
    ******************************************************************
    Proceed with caution.

  8. Robert says:

    From: Power Recruiting Group
    Sent: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 12:36 PM
    Subject: Get Hired

    Dear Job Seeker,

    Basing on the information from your job profile, we would like to offer you the position of a Client Account Manager with a prospective employer. Your skills and experience will be an ideal fit for their Customer Service department; plus they are looking for a remote contractor, which means you will be able to work from home.

    The Client Account Manager will be the primary account relationship contact for an assigned base of clients. Their primary function is to manage all customer service activities for their clients. Client Account Managers work in conjunction with assigned technical specialists or may completely manage smaller clients themselves. Proper execution of this role will help ensure that the client continues to receive value from their relationship with the company.

    As a Client Account Manager you will be eligible for a competitive compensation package and one of the best benefits packages in the industry, including 21 days paid time off, medical and dental benefits, 401k and free ongoing development training. Our clients work to maintain the best possible environment for their employees where people can learn and grow with the company.

    If you choose to accept this job offer, please get back to me at your earliest convenience. One of our client’s representatives will contact you directly and forward a detailed job description along with the information on how to apply.

    Best regards,

    Kevin Delaney
    Account Executive, HR

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    Beverly Mills

    Today at 1:06 PM

    Tome

    Dear Job Seeker,

    My name is Beverly Mills, and I was provided with your contact information by Kevin Delaney from Power Recruiting Group. We appreciate your interest in the Client Account Manager position available with our company! 88 Printing provides an array of design, branding and marketing solutions designed to help improve business performance. We thrive on problems solving, organizing, thinking and exploring new and innovative ways to communicate, to create perfect design solutions for our clients. Through our vision, our competitive drive to be the best, and our unrelenting work ethic, we will make our positive mark on the world by making a positive mark in the lives of every individual or business we come in contact with.

    The Client Account Manager (CAM) serves as the primary point of contact for our clients and manages the day to day relationship with them. The CAM is responsible for working directly with assigned clients and internal staff, contributing to the overall delivery of design products and services to ensure a world class customer experience. The CAM’s duties do NOT include sales, active search for new customers, cold calling or advertising activities. The position reports to the Director of Customer Support.

    We offer permanent employment with W2 job contracts. There are full-time and part-time options available, Monday to Friday (we are usually closed on weekends and US federal holidays). Relocation or travel is not required, as this role is strictly home-based. Your performance will be tracked online at our corporate server, which you will be able to log into remotely, over the Internet. No additional software or equipment is required for purchase, only a laptop connected to the web. All new employees start working with an assigned supervisor who provides additional information on daily tasks and overall support.

    The typical day will start with logging into the corporate website, checking for messages and tasks, and getting in touch the supervising manager. Typical tasks can include approving the project specification with the client, arranging a meeting with a team, confirming and processing a payment on a project, etc. At the end of the day every CAM must send a daily report to the supervisor and log off.

    The starting monthly salary is $3800 before taxes for full-time; in addition to the base salary there are monthly bonuses up to 100 percent of your fixed salary based on your performance ratio. After the first 2 months of work CAMs become eligible for a 3-week vacation, 401k and a corporate health insurance program.

    To apply for the Client Account Manager position with us simply reply to my email, and I will forward you a copy of our employment paperwork for review with additional information on your pay, schedule and other job related issues. Please note that our company never requests any payments from potential employees!


    Best regards,
    Beverly Mills
    88 Printing, Inc.
    Phone: (347) 960-3557

    • admin says:

      WOW! Now they are really trying to make their scam appear even more convincing by trying to spoof a professional recruiter (that doesn’t exist of course)! Thanks for sharing this information.

      • admin says:

        Just a quick FYI about the jobsagentforyou.com domain that this Kevin Delaney used in his email address. This domain was just registered with Yahoo on 2015-03-03 and the website is showing “Under Construction”.


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