Beware Of A Fraudulent Job Offer For Carl Roth GmbH + Co. KG
A big thanks to one of our readers who received this fraudulent job offer via email, became suspicious and sent it to us to check out! This is very similar to the Alpha Laboratories Job Scam we warned our readers about last week. In fact, we suspect they are the same group of scammers.
A scam baiter going by the name Emmett Dennis, using the email address email@example.com, is claiming to be a Regional Recruiter for Carl Roth GmbH + Co. KG, a laboratory and institution supply company located in Germany.
Below is a copy of the initial recruiting email he sent:
From: Emmett Dennis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I hold the position of Regional Recruiter with a great company. Recently we started a personnel recruiting campaign for 2016 and we have identified your resume as a good fit for one of our open positions. In turns I have been asked to contact you. Out of respect for your time, before sending you the offer, I would like to know if you are still available and looking for a position.
If you are please let me know so that we can continue this conversation.
He then follows up with this email:
Carl Roth Job Offer – HTML
Carl Roth introduces itself…
Established as a grocer’s-paint supplier’s-chemist’s-store at Karlsruhe in 1879.
Carl Roth GmbH + Co. KG today supplies lab ware, selected life science products and chemicals to businesses, laboratories and scientific institutions. The company has its head offices in Karlsruhe.
CARL ROTH is renowned for the excellent quality of its products, its extensive product range and the special customer service it provides, including expert consultation, fair prices and short delivery times. Its product range includes more than 25,000 articles. The wholesaler stocks 96 percent of the articles in its product range at its Karlsruhe warehouse, allowing a delivery time of just 24 hours to customers in Germany. The company has 230 employees.
From the idea to the world market leadership
In order to comply with another foundation pillar of the holistic customer-oriented business policy, in October 2010 the own service company – the Carl Roth Service GmbH – was founded. This Service GmbH is responsible for all technical services and coordinates a broad service network with locations in the whole of Central Europe. By the foundation, that was recently established, the Carl Roth Foundation – Wolfgang Kuster Stiftung, the newly formed Carl Roth Group is complete. The group unites the areas trade with devices and service under one roof, whereby it is possible, to look after the customer in all respects from a single source. The Carl Roth Foundation is a sign for the assumption of social responsibility and supports projects in the areas health-care, art and culture, environmental protection and acts for the common good.
With versatile knowledge, extensive competence and decades of experience in dealing with used laboratory and analysis equipment, Carl Roth is not only a reliable and competent partner, but also world market leader. Carl Roth will successively expand this market-leading position in the coming years. Thanks to the constantly high quality and the various guarantees Carl Roth has become the number one in the sector and a very successful global player. Previously known as “Laborgerätebörse Handelsgesellschaft für Analysensysteme mbH”, the company was renamed. The new company name “Carl Roth – Die Laborgerätebörse GmbH” that was accepted by the responsible Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Reutlingen, now emphasizes the market leadership.
As leading platform for used quality, we check and test each device extensively. As independent provider with broad experience and knowledge, we are not bound to a brand or a manufacturer. So you can be sure that we will advise you independently and according to your needs.
Carl Roth has been certified by the technical control board TÜV.
L The past 10 years Carl Roth has introduced a quality management system according to DIN EN ISO 9001. Since then Carl Roth continuously has been certified by the TÜV.
JOB Title – Collection specialist assistant
You will be responsible for meeting the goals and objectives of our Collections and Accounting Departments. You will work independently with your own queue of client accounts. You will enjoy a great sense of autonomy, as if you are running your own business and you will be doing all this with the assistance of the best financial experts in the field.
Assist the Controller in the daily banking requirements
Assist in development and implementation of new procedures and features to enhance the workflow of the department
Receive Payments and post amounts.
Gather and submit required documentation and payments of client/partner accounts according to guidelines set forth by the accounting department.
Transfer client/partner payments to Carl Roth according to guidelines set forth by the accounting department.
Send notices to Carl Roth of scheduled payments that have not been received.
Submit notices of underpayments to Carl Roth
Submit notices of overpayments to Carl Roth
Submit weekly reports for every client account assigned, outlining the status of the client account.
Assist in development and implementation of new procedures and features to enhance the workflow of the department
Weekly and monthly reporting to direct supervisor
Meet defined department goals and activity metrics
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities
Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines required.
Ability to pay attention to detail and meet schedules and deadlines
Ability to work independently
Strong oral and written communications skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Must be eligible to work in the U.S.
Salary, Benefits and perks
Salary – $5900 Monthly Salary ( PAID EVERY 30 DAYS )
A culture of wellness and balance
Benefits play an important role in your choice of an employer. That’s why we work hard to make sure our benefits reflect the changing needs and wants of our people, and it’s why we provide many industry-leading benefits to our employees who rely on them. Our goal is to empower you with the resources, incentives, and flexibility you need to enjoy success on the job and to live a healthy, balanced life.
We start with competitive pay, bonuses, and stock awards to eligible employees based on individual performance. Then we add on unique offerings that might surprise you.
Leading health and wellness care
Medical and hospitalization Industry-leading health coverage, more than many other companies offer.
Vision care. One annual eye exam and reimbursement for one pair of glasses or contacts per calendar year
Dental care. Choose between a basic plan or a plan that covers more—including orthodontic services.
And so much more, including life insurance, disability insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, group legal coverage, dependent and healthcare flexible spending accounts, weight management programs and office ergonomics support.
12 Paid Holidays
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
George Washington Day
Thanksgiving (2 days)
Savings and investments
401(k) plan. We match $0.50 for every regular pre-tax or Roth dollar that you save. So if you reach the pre-tax/Roth contribution limit (equal to $18,000 in 2016), we will give you an additional $9,000 in matching contributions! For additional tax-advantaged savings, contribute up to $20,000 on an after-tax basis each year and convert to Roth. Also, if you will be age 50 or older this year, consider making catch-up contributions as well.
If you find this offer attractive please reply and I will provide you next step!
I’ve highlighted in red the telltale signs of a money mule scam! Also this email has many of the same paragraphs and wording used in the emails sent out for the Alpha Laboratories scam.
Per the Carl Roth GmbH + Co. KG website, only companies and institutions can order products via the website, fax or mail order and these companies create their own account and are invoiced by Carl Roth for their purchases. The customers pay Carl Roth directly, not to a third party working from home in the US who would be entrusted to send the customers payment to Carl Roth!
Also per the websites career page, there are several job openings listed, however, there are NO positions listed for a Collection specialist assistant.
How These Scams Work
They require the “employees” bank account supposedly to deposit the employees paycheck (of course the employee never receives) but actually as they tell you later, a checking account is required so the employee can receive funds from “customer orders” and then send the funds to a third party or their “out of country suppliers or contractors” to complete the customers order. Or in this case the third party would actually be a fake rep for the company.
The employee’s task is to withdraw the deposited funds, go to Western Union or Money Gram, document and wire the funds to the third party (usually overseas) which is usually several thousand dollars! However, the funds the scammers deposited in the employees bank account is stolen of course and the third party “out of country” supplier the employee wired the cash to, is actually the criminals who then vanish, leaving the “employee” holding the bag to repay the stolen funds out of their own pocket or possibly face prosecution once the stolen funds has been traced back to the employees bank account.
Instead of bank deposit, the scammers could instead send the employee a counterfeit check to be used to purchase office equipment etc that may be much more than the cost of the equipment or perhaps payroll and request the check be cashed and the over payment wired back to the scammer before the check is discovered to be fake by the bank. Once it bounces, and they always do..you will have to cover the full amount out of your own pocket.
What To Do If You Are A Victim
If you have fell victim to an employment scam like this, you need to contact your bank immediately and close your account IF you have provided your account information to the scammers. Next file a police report with your local authorities and then file a complaint with the FBI’s internet crime center at http://www.ic3.gov/
If you provided your personal information like ss # birthdate etc , you need to contact the 3 credit bureaus- TransUnion, Equifax and Experian, and place a fraud alert on your report. These criminals can steal your identity and may try and obtain credit in your name. Doing this will alert you for at least 90 days about any suspicious activity.
In the hands of a thief, just your name, address, Social Security number or date of birth, can be used over and over months- even years down the road to:
Open new lines of credit
Seek medical attention
Drain savings and retirement accounts
Provide an alias when arrested
Get a job or file false tax returns
Get Payday Loans in your name
Obtain service agreements for cellular service or utilities
Obtain Government Documents such as a drivers license or passport
That’s why I highly recommend you get some sort of ongoing identity theft protection such as the services offered through companies like LifeLock-Visit Their Website Here or Identity Force-visit their website here! LifeLock and Identity Force are both reputable companies that monitors your accounts and alerts and protects you from identity theft.
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