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  1. lisa says:

    My baiter was DoreenNorton@columnist.com

    exact wording as above: so glad I took the extra step and found this post! I knew it sounded to good to be true..seriously people nothing like being kicked when you are down..criminals suck! Obviously, I don’t have money otherwise I wouldn’t be looking for a job, makes me so angry, praying on those of us who are actually trying to make an honest living..here is the agreement they sent and the FQA: Hope no one falls pray to this..

    This Employment Agreement (this “Agreement”) is made today April 28 2016
    BETWEEN: Grant Instruments (Cambridge) Ltd (the ‘Company’) a company organized and existing under the laws of the United States; with the headquarters located at:
    Complete Address: (Head Office)
    Shepreth, Cambridgeshire, SG8 6GB, United Kingdom

    Company registration no. 00658133

    AND (the ‘Employee’) an individual or corporation organized and existing under the laws of the United States
    Complete address will be stipulated below into the missing fields. (The red text found in each field below should be replaced by “Employee” with the correct personal information)
    Name [Replace this text with your Name]

    Complete Street Address [Replace this text with your Street Address]

    City [Replace this text with your City’s Name]

    Zip Code [Replace this text with your Zip Code]

    Phone Number [Replace this text with your Phone Number]

    Email Address [Replace this text with your Email Address]

    (The ‘Employee’) WHEREAS, Company desires to employ Employee and to ensure the continued availability to Company of the Employee’s services, and the Employee is willing to accept such employment and render such services, all upon and subject to the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement and WHEREAS, Company has provided and/or will provide specialized support in its business to the Employee;

    NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and the mutual covenants set forth in this Agreement, and intending to be legally bound, Company and the Employee agree as follows:

    I. Terms of Employment

    1.1. Term. Company hereby employs the Employee, and the Employee hereby accepts employment with Company, starting May 06 2016 for an indefinite period of time.

    1.2. Continuing Effect. Notwithstanding any termination of this Agreement except for termination under Section 5, at the end of the Term or otherwise, the provisions of Sections 6 and 7 shall remain in full force and effect and the provisions of Section 7 shall be binding upon the legal Employees, successors and assigns of the Employee.

    II. Duties .

    2.1. General Duties.

    a. The Employee shall serve as financial representative and Employee party of Company, with duties and responsibilities that are consistent with the Employee duties and responsibilities as of the date of this Agreement. The Employee will also perform services for such subsidiaries as may be necessary. The Employee will use his best efforts to perform his duties and discharge his responsibilities pursuant to this Agreement competently, carefully and faithfully. In determining whether or not the Employee has used his best efforts hereunder, it shall be judged solely on the results of the Employee’s performance, surrounding circumstances shall be taken into account.

    b. The Employee hereby agrees to be present at the locations indicated by Company and to fulfill the tasks given by Company in the assignments he/she receives.

    c. The Employee hereby agrees to receive funds from Company’s customers as named by Company and transfer the funds as instructed.

    d. Company hereby agrees the Employee acts hereunder as a transferor only and is not responsible for or liable in any manner whatsoever for the sufficiency, correctness, genuineness or validity of any funds, documents or other materials deposited with it.

    e. Company hereby agrees to provide the Employee with complete instructions and all the documentation necessary for the Employee to successfully process any payments prior to payments reaching the Employee’s address, stipulated herein.

    2.2. Fund Allocation.

    a. It is the Employee’s obligation to use the funds provided by Company as instructed and only as instructed in the assignments he receives.

    2.3. Devotion of Time. The Employee shall devote his time, attention and energies towards completing the assignments he receives and will finish such assignments in reasonable periods of time as agreed upon by both the Employee and Company.

    III. Compensation and Expenses

    3.1. Commissions and fees (for the purpose of this document commissions and fees shall be known as “Incentive Pay”). For each payment received on behalf of Company and successfully transferred to Company as instructed (see chapter II, Point 2.1., of this document) Company shall pay the Employee a minimum fee of $80.00; this fee cannot exceed the amount of $180.00 for any one payment transferred.
    3.2.
    3.3. After a period of 1 month has passed from the signing of this Agreement first Company shall start paying the Employee a monthly salary in the amount of $6,000.00. This amount can be modified after a period of 6 months has passed. Modifications to this salary will be made based on the Employee’s performance; such performance shall be graded as stipulated in paragraph a. in section II (2.1.) of this Agreement.

    3.4. Expenses. In addition to any compensation received pursuant to Section 3.1 and 3.2, Company will reimburse or advance funds to the Employee for all reasonable travel and miscellaneous expenses incurred in connection with the performance of his duties under this Agreement.

    3.5. Losses. In addition to any compensation or expenses Company will cover financially any and all losses that the Employee might suffer due to any problems regarding checks. These losses include all the fees and up to the full amounts on the checks that banks might impose the Employee to pay.

    IV. Benefits

    4.1. Vacation. For each 12-month period during the Term, the Employee will be entitled to four weeks of vacation without loss of compensation or other benefits to which he is entitled under this Agreement, to be taken at such times as the Employee may select and the affairs of Company may permit. Any unused vacation will be paid for by Company in addition to regular salary at the annual rate in effect during 12 month period.

    4.2. Employee Benefit Programs. The Employee is entitled to participate in any pension, 401(k), insurance or other employee benefit plan that is maintained by Company for its employees, including programs of life and medical insurance and reimbursement of membership fees in civic, social and professional organizations.

    4.3. Insurance. Company shall provide to Employee and pay premiums on Company’s medical insurance policy and any other medical, dental or insurance programs offered through Company, covering Employee and Employee’s dependents.

    V. Termination

    5.1. Termination for Cause. Company may terminate the Employee’s employment pursuant to the terms of this Agreement at any time for cause by giving written notice of termination. Such termination will become effective upon the giving of such notice. Upon any such termination for cause, the Employee shall have no right to compensation, bonus or reimbursement under Section III, or to participate in any employee benefit programs under Section IV, except as provided by law, for any period subsequent to the effective date of termination.

    For purposes of this Section V(5.1), ’cause’ shall mean: (a) The Employee acting in a manner or making any statements , in either case, intentionally which Company determines to be detrimental or damaging to the reputation operations, prospects or business relations of Company or any of its Affiliates,(b)The Employee breaching confidentiality on information which Company has deemed confidential,(c) the violation by the Employee of any Company policy,(d)the willful failure by the Employee to substantially perform his duties hereunder,(e)the Employee is found guilty of withholding funds otherwise destined than his own income.

    5.2. Death or Disability. Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, it shall terminate upon the death or disability of the Employee. For purposes of this Section V(5.2.), ‘disability’ shall mean that for a period of 12 consecutive months in any 12-month period the Employee is incapable of substantially fulfilling the duties set forth in Section II because of physical, mental or emotional incapacity resulting from injury, sickness or disease. In the event of the Employee’s disability, the Employee will be paid compensation, benefits and bonus which may accrue during the period of disability up to a total of six months, or for the remainder of this Agreement, whichever time is greater.

    5.3. Continuing Effect. Notwithstanding any termination of the Employee’s employment as provided in this Section 5 or otherwise, the provisions of Section 6 shall remain in full force and effect, except as otherwise provided by any current state or government legislations.

    VI. Nondisclosure of Confidential Information

    6.1. The Employee acknowledges that during his employment he will learn and will have access to confidential information regarding Company and its affiliates, including without limitation (i) confidential or secret plans, programs, documents, Agreements or other material relating to the business, services or activities of Company and its affiliates and (ii) trade secrets, market reports, customer investigations, customer lists and other similar information that is proprietary information of Company or its affiliates (collectively referred to as ‘Confidential Information’). The Employee acknowledges that such Confidential Information as is acquired and used by Company or its affiliates is a special, valuable and unique asset. All records, files, materials and Confidential Information obtained by the Employee in the course of his employment with Company are confidential and proprietary and shall remain the exclusive property of Company or its affiliates, as the case may be. The Employee will not for any reason use for his own benefit or the benefit of any person or entity with which he may be associated or disclose any such Confidential Information to any person, firm, corporation, association or other entity for any reason or purpose whatsoever without the prior written consent of Company.

    VII. Equitable Relief

    7.1. Company and the Employee recognize that the services to be rendered under this Agreement by the Employee are special, unique and of extraordinary character, and that in the event of the breach by the Employee of the terms and conditions of this Agreement or if the Employee, without the prior consent of Company shall leave his employment for any reason and take any action in violation of this Agreement, Company will be entitled to institute and prosecute proceedings in any court of competent jurisdiction to enjoin the Employee from breaching the provisions of this Agreement. In such action, Company will not be required to plead or prove irreparable harm or lack of an adequate remedy at law. Nothing contained in this Section 8 shall be construed to prevent Company from seeking such other remedy in arbitration in case of any breach of this Agreement by the Employee, as Company may elect.

    VIII. Assignability

    8.1. The rights and obligations of Company under this Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the successors and assigns of Company, provided that such successor or assign shall acquire all or substantially all of the securities or assets of Company. The Employee’s obligations hereunder may not be assigned or alienated and any attempt to do so by the Employee will be void.

    IX. Severability

    9.1. The present Employment Agreement can be terminated, without the need for a Court of Law to intervene in case one of the parties:
    a. Does not execute one of the essential obligations as stated in the present Agreement;

    b. Breaks one of its obligations, after it has been warned, through a written notification by the other party that a new violation will result in the termination of the Agreement excepting other cases stated in this Agreement;
    c. The party that invokes terminations stated in the present Agreement is obligated to notify the other party at least 14 days before the termination is scheduled to go into effect.

    9.2. Cancellation of the present Agreement will not have any effect on the obligations falling due between the two parties.

    9.3. The stipulations of the present Agreement do not eliminate the responsibility from the guilty party that caused the Agreement to become void.

    X. Notices and Assignments

    10.1. All notices, offers, assignments and acceptance of the above mentioned and any other acts under this Agreement (except payment) shall be in writing, and shall be sufficiently given if delivered to the addresses by Federal Express or similar receipted delivery, by any way of email, facsimile delivery or, if mailed, postage prepaid, by certified mail to the aforementioned locations in this Agreement or to such other address as either of them, by notice to the other may designate from time to time. The transmission confirmation receipt from the sender’s facsimile machine or personal computer shall be conclusive evidence of successful delivery. Time shall be counted to, or from, as the case may be, the delivery.

    XI. Execution

    11.1. Execution of this Agreement may be by actual or digital signature.

    XII. Attorney’s Fees

    12.1. In the event that there is any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement, or to the interpretation, breach or enforcement thereof, and any action or proceeding is commenced to enforce the provisions of this Agreement, the prevailing party shall be entitled to a reasonable attorney’s fee, costs and expenses.

    XIII. Final Stipulations

    13.1. The modification of the present Agreement is possible only through additional annexes agreed and signed by both parties.
    13.2. The present Agreement along with its annexes which are constitutive parts of contents represents the will of both parties and eliminates any other verbal Agreement between them, before or after it’s signing.
    13.3. The present Agreement was in two copies, one for each party today April 28 2016.

    [Company’s Signature] [Employee Signature]
    Regional Director of Finance
    John T. McCoy

    FAQ:

    Is this position available immediately.
    A: Yes, this position is available immediately.
    Our Human Resources Department and our recruiters are accepting applications until the position is filled, and the vacancy may close without notice. If you have interest in this position or any other position with Grant, it is highly recommended that you apply as soon as possible upon seeing the announcement. If you apply after the specified “initial review date”, there is no guarantee that your application will be reviewed

    Q: Does Grant Instruments accept “Paper Applications?
    A: No. All applications and application attachments for staff and management positions must be submitted through our on-line (EMAIL) recruitment process.

    Q: How much time do I need to devote to work in this position for Grant Instruments?
    A: This position requires about 16-20 hours on a weekly basis.

    Q: What times do I need to make myself available for Grant to be able to work this position?
    A: We believe flexibility is of great essence for both employees and employer therefore we have not set a fixed schedule for this position. We simply require you meet the company deadlines set for each of the tasks assigned to you.

    Q: Where is this position located?
    A: This position is located In UNITED STATES.
    We regard this position as telecommute. (Work from home)
    (Telecommuting is a work arrangement in which employees do not commute to a central place of work but rather work from their own locations.)
    In a world fueled with advanced technology, telecommute jobs are in a big shift, and the availability of these jobs are growing at history making rates!

    Q: If I filed for bankruptcy will I be considered for employment?
    A: Only if the bankruptcy process has ended.

    Q: Does Grant Instruments hire employees in every state?
    A: Yes, we do. Grant Instruments delivers merchandise all over the world; this includes all states within the U.S.

    Q: Do I need any specific licenses or specialized training for this position.
    A: This position does not have formal educational requirements or any formal licensing requirements.
    We do not see training, in the literal sense of the word, as necessary in this position. We do however believe in on the job training and offering explicit instructions, support and tips for each of the tasks we assign to any of our employees.

    Q: Will I need to come to your office for a face-to-face interview?
    A: No, all interviews are conducted over email.

    Q: Does Grant view this position as a long term requirement?
    A: Yes, we view this position as a long term requirement; we can actually guarantee a minimum of 4 years of this position being open.

    Q: When would I be eligible to receive benefits?
    A: After 30 days from your hire date you will be eligible for our voluntary benefits program that includes medical, dental and vision insurance for you and your family. For qualified employees (completed one year), we also offer a matching 401(k) plan.

    Q: Are the benefits different for full-time and part-time employees?
    A: Both part-time and full-time employees are eligible for all benefits offered by Grant Instruments.

    Q: Are there career advancement opportunities?
    A: Yes, there are a variety of advancement opportunities available within the Grant team. Many of our best performing Finance Support Assistants have been promoted to team leaders, coaches and account managers — while still working from home.

    Q: Will I have to call people to sell them things?
    A: No. Our sales and marketing department handle all sales.

    Q: What kind of support will I have while I am working? What if I have questions?
    A: Even though you will be working remotely from the comfort of your home, you will always have the support of your team. You will have a team leader who is available via email.
    We provide technical support in the event that you have any problems.

    Q: Will Grant Instruments provide me with a computer?
    A: All applicants must have their own PC that meets our minimum requirements. (The minimum requirements mean that your computer or device is able to view Microsoft Word documents, PDF files, must be able to open online communication services such as email services offered by different providers, view websites etc.)

    Q: Can I work on a Macintosh computer?
    A: Yes.

    Q: What Internet service provider (ISP) should I use?
    A: You can use any ISP.

    Q: What are the main duties for this position?
    A: As stated in our initial Job Description the essential functions of the Finance Support Assistant are:

     Accepting payments on behalf of GRANT Instruments Ltd., GRANT Instruments Ltd. subsidiaries and GRANT Instruments Ltd. dealers/partners;
     Posting all payments and adjustments daily;
     Submitting underpayments and overpayment information to Accounting Department;
     Initiating refunds of identified overpayments;
     Ensuring accurate transfer of client account cash balance to Accounting Department;
     Ensuring accurate processing of all transactions as per GRANT guidelines;
     Proactively providing commentary to direct supervisor on retail customer payment behavior;

    *The Finance Support Assistant may be required to perform other tasks as dictated by business needs. We have not added a list of other possible tasks because we cannot foresee future business needs in an ever changing financial world.

    Q: How do I collect my salary?
    A: Starting salary stipulated in our contract is in the amount of $6,000.00 and is paid at the end of each month via debit card (this card and all required information will be provided by Grant Instruments after the contract is signed). You can also opt to receive payments in the form of company/cashier check.

    Q: I noticed in the job description you sent me you offer “Incentive Pay”, how does this work?
    A: Yes we do, Grant pays out a small fee to each of our Financial Support Assistants. This fee varies between $70.00 and $180.00 and is offered for each payment that any Financial Support Assistant receives on behalf of Grant Instruments.

    Q: To how much can these bonuses you call “Incentive Pay” amount over the course of a year?
    A: The “Incentive Pay” can amount to quite a large sum over the course of a year. Our average Financial Support Assistant receives around 20 payments on behalf of Grant Instruments over the course of a month so the Incentive Pay can vary between $1,400.00 and $3,600.00 every month, totaling to a minimum of $16,800.00 and a maximum of $43,200.00 per year.

    Q: Are there required meetings at the corporate office (or anywhere)?
    A: Although you are always welcome to come visit our headquarters in the UK, we do not require that you do so.

    Q: Will Grant Instruments ever ask for my banking information?
    A: Grant Instruments will never ask you for your banking information, we do not require such information and in all honesty having such information is a burden.

    Q: What is the next step in the hiring process?
    A: This document was provided to you via email. The email message that contained this document should also contain an Agreement document that creates a legal frame for this position between you and Grant Instruments; to secure this position simply email back a signed copy of the agreement. (Do not forget to fill out the information required on page one of the Agreement document).

    If you did not receive the document entitled “Grant Instruments – Agreement” along with this Q&A document, please email back to the recruiter that sent you this document ask for the Agreement form.

    END NOTES:
    If you cannot find the answer to your question in our FAQ section, please feel free to email us.
    This document is the intellectual property of Grant Instruments Ltd. This document MAY NOT be modified by recipient.

    • admin says:

      Thank you so much for sharing this information!

      Wow..Talk about massive overkill just to try and sound all legitimate and legal when clearly it’s a money mule scam, 1st, by even mentioning the word “Financial” in a work from home job title and then under “General Duties” item “C” The Employee hereby agrees to “receive funds” from Company’s customers as named by Company and “transfer the funds as instructed”! The items in bold is the keywords that proves it definitely is a scam!

      A company like Grant has their own order and accounting dept within their company facilities that handles all their customer financial transactions and billing globally. A legitimate business would NEVER even consider recruiting and hiring random people through email to work from home as a Financial Support Assistant and require the “employee” to use their personal bank accounts or accept customer checks etc to personally handle customers money or any financial transaction period!

  2. Ash says:

    my baiter was MarcoWelch@myself.com:
    Greetings,

    I would like to start off by apologizing for not getting back to you sooner. I was really pleased to read the email you sent me and find out that you are interested in the Finance Support Assistant position offered by Grant Instruments. As requested by you in that message I am taking this opportunity to provide you with further details in regard to this position and the steps you need to take in order to secure the FSA position with Grant.

    Please find attached to this message two documents that represent both more information in regard to the position and the next step in the employment process as outlined by Grant Instruments:

    One is an agreement document that creates a legal frame between yourself and Grant Instruments for the purpose of this position. Please review the document and if you find that all the terms and conditions stipulated therein are acceptable email back a signed and completed copy of the document.

    I realize you may still have some unanswered questions, to that avail I have provided a second document created by our company that may answer some, if not all, questions related to this position. Please also review this document carefully and do not hesitate to get back to me with any questions have not been included in that document.

    Once again, thank you for your interest and I hope to hear from you soon in regard to this offer.

  3. Stan Levin says:

    Grant Instruments Careers; Employment Process.

    Greetings,

    I would like to start off by apologizing for not getting back to you sooner. I was really pleased to read the email you sent me and find out that you are interested in the Finance Support Assistant position offered by Grant Instruments. As requested by you in that message I am taking this opportunity to provide you with further details in regard to this position and the steps you need to take in order to secure the FSA position with Grant.

    Please find attached to this message two documents that represent both more information in regard to the position and the next step in the employment process as outlined by Grant Instruments:

    One is an agreement document that creates a legal frame between yourself and Grant Instruments for the purpose of this position. Please review the document and if you find that all the terms and conditions stipulated therein are acceptable email back a signed and completed copy of the document.

    I realize you may still have some unanswered questions, to that avail I have provided a second document created by our company that may answer some, if not all, questions related to this position. Please also review this document carefully and do not hesitate to get back to me with any questions have not been included in that document.

    Once again, thank you for your interest and I hope to hear from you soon in regard to this offer.

    Dwayne Umfleet

    This had 2 Word Attachments but I can’t see how to send them to you?

    • admin says:

      Thank you for sharing this information. You can try highlighting the text in the word document and then “copy” and “paste” the text in the comments if you are on a computer.

  4. lee says:

    I just recieved same situation like this by the name of Shirlene Tappan


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