Group Aspire Regional Manager Job Scam Aspiretous.com
Jobseekers Beware once again! If you have received a job offer from someone named Jodie Bryant, using the email address firstname.lastname@example.org, claiming to be the Supervising Manager of Business Development with the Group Aspire Team, do not respond! It’s another money mule check scam!
The website Aspiretous.com and Aspiretouspanel.com was just registered on 10/27/2016 for one year only under the name Jeff Cash, 806 Literary Rd, Cleveland Ohio using the email jcash(at)comic.com. 806 Literary Rd just so happens to be the address for a Mexican Restaurant called Barrio. Below is a screenshot of the Aspiretous.com website:
The website above was only registered in order to set up and use the email account email@example.com among others such as firstname.lastname@example.org in order to bait and recruit victims! And below is a screenshot of the Aspiretouspanel.com website which is where the scammers orchestrates the scam through “tasks” in the secure backoffice:
You’ll notice that Aspiretouspanel.com above is the exact same website platform used in the Common Sense Design Billing Clerk Job scam we just warned our readers about in October!
The Jodie Bryant who claims to be the Supervising Manager with Aspire in Cleveland Ohio has stolen the picture and the name (but added an “e” at the end) of the Director of Human Resources & Public Relations at Homewood-Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor, IL! They stole her picture from the school’s website at www.hfhighschool.org/administration/hrpr-manager/ and is using her picture without her knowledge and consent as their profile pic in their web panel back office!
The business address Group Aspire Team is using is: 850 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114, Phone: 216-772-0241
which is an office building that of course, does not have a tenant by that business name listed.
The “Regional Manager” Role
Below is a copy of the “Regional Manager” Role email that their victims receive:
Let me tell you more about your job as a Regional Manager. You will be a key player in every stage of the process, from managing clients and processing orders for assigned clients to coordinating order delivery with our contractors. Basically, you will be responsible for managing the database of our current clients, updating information on them and their orders, organizing the financial documentation and gathering information for our Marketing department.
During the training/trial period, the whole process is organized in the following order:
1) You are assigned to a client who has placed an order with us: I will provide you with the client’s information as well as the order specifics. You will also receive the access to the client’s paperwork, which needs to be organized: from filling out the client’s file to categorizing the invoices according to the date, purchase amount, delivery date, etc.
2) As our Regional Manager you will be responsible for receiving the funds from the clients and paying the outsourcers directly. Because this job entails direct communication with clients and managing finances we conducted a background check: to make sure you can be trusted with both our company’s money, and reputation. All related fees are included in the incoming payments, they are covered by the client, so you pay nothing out of your pocket.
3) As soon as the client’s order is paid and sent to production, the client file is updated, the invoices and receipts are saved in the client’s folder, and you get a new client to work with. Please note that during the training/trial period you will be working with our existing clients only.
4) There will be other assignments for you during the training/trial period: for example, assisting with a marketing research in your area, gathering info on potential clients in your city and state, creating a database of our local competitors, etc.
I certainly hope you have no prejudices for working with people of other cultures, skin color, languages and geographical locations. We are proud to be a multicultural company and we WILL NOT tolerate any prejudice or disrespect within the team.
Any questions for me?
Jodie Bryant, Supervisor
Group Aspire Team
These scammers has gotten a little better at convincing job seekers they are legitimate by mentioning a background check, which of course they actually do not perform. But as in all their scams the “job” always requires “receiving the funds from the clients and paying the outsourcers directly”!
Which translates to receiving a bogus check or direct deposit, cashing the check at your bank and then immediately transferring the cash overseas either by Moneygram or Western Union or purchasing a “reload it” debit card and providing the card details to the scammer! By the time the check gets returned to the bank, the scammers are long gone and the “employee” is held responsible for covering the bad check!
But that’s not all! The scammers also has the employee’s personal information that they required the employee to provide such as a W-4 form which requires a social security # and 2 forms of Identification:
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.
Have you received a suspicious email offering you a “job” with Group Aspire Team or other work at home “Client, Assistant or Regional Manager” job that you never applied for? Feel free to copy and paste the email in the comments so we can help alert and prevent others from becoming victims.