Custom Tech Solutions Inc Account Manager Scam
Heads up Job Seekers! Beware of recruiting emails claiming to come from Custom Tech Solutions Inc in Pennsylvania offering an Account Manager position!
2 websites hosted in Germany, customtechsolutionspa.com and customtechsolutionsinpa.com was just registered on 11/11/15 for one year to someone named Griffith Chris, 75 Rittenhouse Place, Ardmore PA and Griffith C, 72 Rittenhouse Place, Ardmore PA respectively. Below is a screenshot of the website used on both.
The business address listed on the website is 75 Rittenhouse Place, Ardmore, PA 19003. Phone # (610) 440-3827. Below is a screenshot of that actual location which appears to be an apartment building:
Stolen Identity Of The Former CEO-Founder
Chris Griffith was the founder and CEO of Custom Tech Solutions Inc until September 2006 and although according to the State Of Pennsylvania Incorporation Records the entity is still in his name, but it’s registered to the address 544 Summit House in West Chester Pa. However, according to his Linkedin profile he is currently the CTO and Co-Founder of White Label Communications LLC and is no longer associated with Custom Tech Solutions:
Custom Tech Solutions, Inc.
October 2001 – September 2006 (5 years)
In the early days of his career Chris founded Custom Tech Solutions Inc. A small technology consulting firm serving the Philadelphia region. The focus of Custom Tech Solutions was in business continuity as well as security solutions in the Healthcare Industry, targeting and working within the strict HIPAA compliance regulations. Custom Tech Solutions sustained rapid growth year after year until the company was acquired in late 2006.
Therefore the name and address used on both whois records for customtechsolutionspa.com and customtechsolutionsinpa.com are bogus and his identity was stolen to make these registrations appear legitimate!
The Recruiting Email
Below is a copy of the recruiting email one of our readers just received and shared with us:
Dear Job Seeker,
We appreciate your interest in the Account Manager position available with our company, Custom Tech Solutions! We’re a team of IT specialists located in Pennsylvania providing a wide range of web design and web development services. We’ve always been a progressive employer, which is why 75 percent of our team members work remotely, from their homes: with all expenses we save on office rent, we can afford to pay our employees��� salaries that are higher than the average ones in this market. Join our team and make a career in a developing company with a growing client base, proven technology and strong market demand!
Here’s a brief overview of what Account Managers are responsible for:
– Representing the Company before our new and existing customers;
– Submitting and monitoring the status of customer orders and projects;
– Communicating customer questions, requests and concerns to the developers;
– Managing documentation and billing for assigned customers and other contractors.
Account Managers are NOT responsible for:
– Bringing new customers: this is a task for our sales managers, you will be working with our existing customers only.
– Programming or designing for web: this is a task for our technical staff, your role is customer support and management.
You can work from home anywhere in the United States as long as you have the access to the Internet; you would also need a laptop/tablet/PC with a web browser and basic Office programs installed. No need to purchase any special software or equipment: your performance will be monitored at the corporate web server which you will be clocking in daily. A typical day will start with logging into the corporate website, checking for messages and tasks and getting in touch with the supervisor. Typical tasks can include approving the project specification with the customer, arranging a meeting with a team, confirming and processing a payment on a project, etc. At the end of the day each Account Manager sends a daily report to the supervisor and logs off.
There are part-time and full-time shifts to choose from: you can devote 4 to 8 hours to the job daily, Monday to Friday (we are closed on weekends and federal holidays). All Account Managers are assigned to supervisors based in our PA headquarters, who will be responsible for their initial training and support: we offer a short online training course with a lot of materials to read to all new Account Managers for free.
We offer permanent employment with W2 job contracts. The base monthly salary is $3850 before taxes paid twice a month, plus all Account Managers receive incentive bonuses based on individual performance and client feedback monthly. After the first 2 months of work, you will be eligible for a 3-week vacation, 401k and a corporate health insurance program.
To apply for the Account Manager opening, please reply to this email, and we will forward you our employment package for review with additional information on your pay, schedule and other job related details. Please note that our company never requests any payments from applicants in order to secure the positions!
Custom Tech Solutions, Inc.
Call us: (610) 440-3827
The phone # given in that email is the same number listed on the contact page of both websites.
Don’t be fooled! Scammers often steal the credentials of a legitimate business to dupe potential victims! This Account Manager position is not a legitimate job, it is nothing more than a money mule operation in order to get their hands on stolen money..that will end up coming out of YOUR pocket to pay back once the funds you wired overseas are discovered to be stolen or fake! You could even be prosecuted!
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! LifeLock is a reputable company that monitors your accounts and alerts and protects you from identity theft.
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