Is Old World Rarities WAH Assistant Manager Another Job Scam?
A reader asked us to look into a job offer they received for a WAH Assistant Manager position in Investments with a company called “Old World Rarities” supposedly located in Houston Texas.
Is this a legitimate company and is this a real job or is it another money mule job scam? Well, here is what we discovered.
OldWorldRarities.us and OldWorldRarities.com
Both Oldworldrarities.us and Oldworldrarities.com was just registered for one year only in September and both show the websites still under construction as of this date. However, Oldworldrarities.us is the domain apparently being used by their “Investments Department Manager” Ronald Dey, as his email address, firstname.lastname@example.org. However I suspect they are also using oldworldrarities.com for various other email purposes such as sending recruiting emails to job seekers as well.
Our reader sent us a picture that Ronald Dey is supposedly using as HIS profile picture and we quickly discovered that the picture he is using is actually a man named Tommy Cocking in Cornwall UK, and the picture was stolen from a story published about Mr Cocking in 2011 at bbc.com!
3483 Hillside Street, Houston, TX 77002 Doesn’t Exist!
The so-called “business address” for Old World Rarities that our reader was provided: 3483 Hillside Street, Houston, TX 77002 does not exist. There is no “Hillside” in the 77002 zip code PERIOD! The ONLY “Hillside” in Houston we could find is West Hillside Drive and East Hillside Drive in the Zip Code 77039 and there is NO 3483 number that can be located on either of these “drives”! Also the phone number provided for the company, 213-356-7112 is an area code for Los Angeles California not Houston Texas!
So Is Old World Rarities WAH Assistant Manager Another Job Scam? Based on what we were able to uncover about Old World Rarities in Houston Texas so far, with all these red flags, there is no doubt this is a fraud created by scammers who has registered websites specifically to lure job seekers into a fake Assistant Manager position that is actually another money mule employment scam designed to steal YOUR money and identity!
We suspect these scammers are representing this bogus company possibly as a rare coins “investment” business.
So job seekers beware! They may be sending out recruiting (baiting) emails to those with resumes posted on job sites like CareerBuilder, Monster etc. which could appear to be coming from an employment or staffing agency and they may be using the name Walter L Smith as well as Ronald Dey or Gary Freer.
The name Gary Freer is associated with several “New” domain names for supposed employment and staffing agencies registered in Sept 2016 including bravostaffinginc.com, beststaffinggrp.com, findapersonnel.com,
recruiting-prof.com, beststaffinggroup.com as well as registering the oldworldrarities.us domain.
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 your social security #, 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 Old World Rarities or other work at home “Assistant 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.