Midmark Ltd Billing and Accounting Collections Assistant Scam
Jobseekers beware! Someone going by the name Jackie Henry with the email JackieHenry@umpire.com is claiming to be a “Regional Recruiter” for a company called Midmark Ltd located in Fleet Hampshire UK. Below is the initial unsolicited recruiting email coming from this email address:
from: Jackie Henry <JackieHenry@umpire.com>
to: Jackie Henry <JackieHenry@umpire.com>
subject: JOB REF #432KSJAS4348
I hold the position of Regional Recruiter , we started a personnel recruiting campaign for their 2016 needs 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?
If you are please let me know so that we can continue this conversation.
Other abilities and duties we seek include:
Must be reliable, responsible, honest, and ethical
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to be persuasive, encouraging, and motivating with trustees, owners, and management company
Prior experience creating and modifying documents using Microsoft Office Applications
Ability to follow instructions and communicate effectively verbally and in writing
Setting up property invoices for payment and mail out any necessary checks/payments
Candidates must have the ability to pass a criminal background and credit check
PAY – $75.420
John E. Proctor
Of course there was no mention of a company name, where they found my resume or what the open positions were in that email. I smelled a job scam so naturally I decided to do a little fishing by replying to it with these questions also commenting about the high salary listed and not providing much else as far as specifics. So then Jackie, or perhaps it was John E Proctor responded with this follow up email:
from: Jackie Henry <JackieHenry@umpire.com>
subject: Midmark ; 2016 Careers; reply
Midmark ; 2016 Careers; reply
You are receiving this message because
– You have applied to a job with our company before;
– You have been recommended by one of our online or offline recruiting partners;
– You have had a previous discussion with one of our recruiters;
If this message was sent in error to you, please let us know.
I would like to thank you for the interest you have taken in Midmark, on behalf of our company I would like to provide you with details about our latest opening Billing and Accounting Collections Assistant (BACA).
In order to do just that I have attached a document to this email message, this document contains a full Job Presentation complete with information about our company overall, our employee philosophy and duties we expect employees working in this position to perform.
We have also added information about the starting compensation package and benefits we offer for this position.
– Please be aware that the position comes with a starting salary of $67,700.00 per year and a very competitive benefits package (More information can be found in the job presentation attached to this email message).
– Please also be aware that our company views this position as urgent and therefore we would like a reply to our offer as soon as possible.
– Please do not forget to let me know you received this message and the attached document.
Thank you for your time and have a great day.
About the Company
Midmark began in 1915 as a company selling industrial equipment. Since then, Midmark has evolved to become a global market leader in the medical, dental and veterinary equipment industries.
Whilst Midmark may now be one of the biggest manufacturers of dental equipment in the world, it is the infinite care we take with every detail, at every stage, that truly sets us apart.
Each product in our range reflects that care and is designed and built to meet the requirements of the most demanding practitioners and their patients. Once you’ve tried Midmark, you’ll never accept anything less.
With Midmark, you can be sure that we will go and above and beyond not only to meet, but to exceed your expectations. Because we care®.
Working with us
The opportunities at Midmark are limitless. We’re growing all the time and wherever we go and whatever we do, our people grow with us. We give talented and innovative individuals the chance to explore varied career paths in a challenging and rewarding international environment. We understand just how rare truly exceptional people are, so we’ll invest the same innovation, time and care into your career that we put into each of our fascinating projects.
About the Job
The Billing and Accounting Collections Assistant (BACA) works closely with the sales, billing and accounting departments to ensure all collections efforts made by these departments completed in a timely manner.
Duties of the Billing and Accounting Collections Assistant
*The list below is not meant to be an exhaustive list of all the duties of the Billing and Accounting Collections Assistant (BACA), but an outline of the general nature of work and major responsibilities employees working this position will encounter during their daily, weekly, monthly or yearly routine.
(The following are most likely daily tasks; this means you will encounter these tasks more often during your daily routine than other tasks)
- Accept payments on behalf of Midmark from Midmark’s clients;
- Transfer payments received to Midmark;
- Inform Midmark of overdue or incomplete payments;
- Locate and monitor overdue accounts, from the account database assigned to you by Midmark;
- Record information about status of collection efforts;
- Sort and file correspondence and perform miscellaneous clerical duties, such as answering correspondence and writing reports;
(The following are tasks that Midmark will ask you to perform from time to time)
- Confer with clients by telephone to determine reasons for overdue or incomplete payments;
- Record information about the financial status of clients;
- Answer client questions regarding problems with their accounts;
- Advise clients of necessary actions and strategies for debt repayment;
- Trace delinquent clients to new addresses by inquiring at post offices, telephone Midmarks, credit bureaus, or through the questioning of neighbors;
We expect the following from candidates to this position:
- Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Social Perceptiveness: Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
- Persuasion: Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
- Reading Comprehension: Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Negotiation: Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
- Education: All candidates for this position must have a High school diploma, GED, or equivalent.
- Experience: No previous experience is required for this position.
Job Category: Customer Support/Collections
Reference Code: EN_7_M39231
Job Status: Full Time/Part Time/At will employment
Cash Bonuses: Yes
Healthcare insurance (medical, dental, vision);
Vacation/Paid time off;
Paid sick days;
401(k) plan, retirement plan;
Stock Purchase Plan;
How to apply?
It is extremely easy to apply for this position. Simply email the recruiter that contacted you about this position and let them know you are interested in applying. Our recruiters will guide you through the process.
*All application emails will be acknowledged.
*Please allow at least 48 hours for our recruiters to get back to you in regard to your application
Midmark EMEA Ltd, Beech House, First Floor,
East Wing, Ancells Business Park, Fleet, Hampshire
I highlighted all the “Red Flag Indicators” that this “position” is indeed another money mule job scam as suspected!
I never indicated to this person that I was even interested in applying for this position but then I got THIS email along with an employment agreement they wanted me to sign and return!:
from: Jackie Henry <JackieHenry@umpire.com>
subject: Your Career with Midmark Ltd ; Agreement & FAQ
Your Career with Midmark Ltd ; Agreement & FAQ
*This message has been sent to you because you have expressed your interest in the “Billing and Accounting Collections Assistant” currently open with Midmark Ltd ;
*Please review both documents attached to this message in detail;
Your next steps in securing this position.:
Attached to this message you will find two documents:
One of the documents is a compilation of the question we believe you have about this position: Midmark Ltd FAQ, it contains a list of frequently asked questions about this position, this document MAY answer all of your questions.
Please review it in detail and if the answer you are looking for is not available in the document feel free to get back to me and let me know and I will try to the best of my ability to answer your question.
The second document is a legally binding employment agreement: Midmark Ltd Agreement, this document contains all the legal terms and conditions that apply to both our company and yourself in regard to this position.
In order to accept this offer simply email me a signed and completed copy of the Midmark Ltd Agreement.
This offer is only available until Friday 23th
Feel free to email me with any other questions you may have in regard to our offer after reviewing the two documents.
Have a great Monday!
Imagine that! A $67K plus a month- work at home job, handling payments and collections etc with full benefits but NO Experience or formal education required?? Just sign the employment agreement-No application, No interview, No drug screen or background check! (even though it was stated there would be!). As always if it sounds too good to be true…trust your instincts and always do your research! 99.9% of the time it’s a scam.
This Scam Is NOT Associated With Midmark!
Midmark is a legitimate company that manufactures medical, dental and veterinary equipment. According to their website, they have several open positions available at many of their locations in different departments and titles. However they DO NOT have ANY work at home positions listed, nor do they have any openings for any Billing and Accounting Collections Assistants.
Midmark’s Main Corporate Office is located in Dayton Ohio with various locations throughout the United States as well as internationally in Europe (UK), India and Italy.
These so-called recruiters (scammers) has merely stolen the credentials of the legitimate company Midmark, in order to lure unsuspecting job seekers into a check fraud/money mule scam!
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
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