OF-Companyllc.com Operations Coordinator Job Scam
Beware of a website and job recruiting emails claiming to be representing OF Company at of-companyllc.com!
OF-companyllc.com was just registered anonymously on 08/06/15 for one year only after an identical site at www.of-company.com, that was registered for one year on 6/29/15, was shut down. The website is hosted in the Netherlands , NL , EU.
Here’s screenshots of the website:
The website lists the Branch Office Address At 300 Delaware ave Wilmington De 19801 USA, but of course we were unable to find this company name doing business at this address.
The Recruiting Emails
Someone on Scamwarners posted the following emails claiming to be from a Christine Peterson” email@example.com but the replies and subsequent correspondence were with Ann Spring. However, they are most likely using different names as well. Below is a copy of the emails:
After reviewing resumes at websites on the Internet, our managers have
added a number of our potential co-workers in their list. Your resume
was also included in the list.
On behalf of our Company, I would like to give you a brief description
of our offer.
Before sending you the employment agreement I would be happy if you
take time to review description outlined therein:
– Title: Operations Coordinator;
– Location: USA, your state;
– Payment: $2100 on the probationary period (duration – 3 weeks) and
$4200 per month when you are employed;
– Shift Hours: on the probation – 9 AM – 1 PM; regular employment – 9
AM – 5 PM.
As for your duties they will be quite similar to those of the HR
representative and will entail ensuring the accuracy of benefits
enrollments; filing out papers and documents according to the
instructions; managing financial transactions regulated by contracts
between the company and clients when it is necessary.
Accepting our job offer will be conditional upon sending us the
confirmation email that should include your legal name (for us to check
it with our database) and your cell phone number.
We look forward to seeing you in our team and wish you a successful
career with our Company.
After requesting more information, the potential victim received this reply:
Inasmuch as you have confirmed your interest in the opening through the
email further details of it are now available.
Since one branch office is insufficient for effective work with all our
customers in the USA we have decided to hire more employees and open
new branch offices in the near future. Your choice of this position can
bring you valuable career prospects.
The first step is for you to be placed on probation for a period of at
least 3 weeks. Your daily duties are making correspondence, preparing
the reports, answering phone calls and learning all the options we
offer for training. You will have constant assistance of your direct
supervisor over the telephone and through our internal web system. All
the documents and reading materials will be available and downloadable
in any browser. They will be useful to perform your duties and
responsibilities at the proper time and accurately. We ask neither for
any equipment to buy (only your laptop or desktop) nor entrance fee (or
any other fees to start).
When the probationary period is successfully completed you will become
our full-time employee. In pursuance of the contract that is being sent
to you upon your request, your first guaranteed payment ($2100) will be
sent after three weeks of your probationary period. When you are our
full-time employee, you will earn $4200 monthly. Furthermore, upon the
successful completion of each task, bonuses will be paid.
Your signature and filling out the required fields in the employment
agreement attached should confirm your readiness to start the
Ann Spring, OF Company HR representative
She sent an agreement to sign with the details of the job description. The potential victim could not find any information on this company so they replied asking for a website. She provided this:
“Yes, sometimes it’s difficult to locate a company with that short name on the web.
The name of the company is OF.
Please visit our official website www.of-company.com to learn more about us.”
She also provided a number to call once I requested after looking thru the website.
“You can reach me today within 7 hours at +1(302)497-0311”
(Note: www.of-company.com has since been shut down, they just created Of-companyllc.com to replace it.)
The potential victim spoke with her then asked what the process would be after signing the agreement. She explained that the would need to fill out a direct deposit form for the bank he/she would want to have an auto draft to. They told her that they would rather have a check mailed. This was her response:
You can receive your payment anyway you like. But as you was informed
previously (see my messages and the text of the Employment Agreement)
one of your duties will be controlling financial transactions between
the company and its employees, customers and investors.
To perform this part of duties successfully you need to have a banking
account and some experience of working with banking. After successfully
passing the Introductory Period the Company opens a separate business
account for the employee in the name of the Company in one of our
partners’ banks, and further work is being done through this account.
If you don’t have a banking account you can set up a new one specially
for the introductory purposes and to study banking transactions
specifics. This account must be a regular checking one in your name
(not a card account / e-banking / an online account). The recommended
banks are Chase (Washington Mutual), Wells Fargo (Wachovia), Suntrust,
US Bank, TCF Bank, Regions Bank, HSBC Bank, Fifth Third Bank, Citizens
Bank, Capital One, National City Bank, Compass Bank, Commerce Bank,
Charter One Bank and Bank of America. The following banks are
blacklisted: Meta Bank, Account Now, Bancorp Bank, Centennial Bank and
I will be waiting for the introductory period account information from
This is clearly a Classic Money Mule Operation!
A legitimate company will NEVER ask or require you to use your own personal bank account to conduct company business period! Nor would a legitimate company hire someone to handle financial transactions for their customers and clients without a face to face interview, background check or drug screen!
Don’t Be A Money Mule!
These emails are NOT associated with or come from any representative of OF Company (not sure if a legitimate company by this name even exists) at all! These people are criminals whose intentions are to first- steal your personal information such as your social security number and/or banking account information and then second-involve you in a money mule operation where you will likely be wiring stolen money overseas!
You won’t get paid and even worse you’ll be left to cover and reimburse these stolen or counterfeit funds out of your own pocket if you participate while the scammers basically walk away with YOUR money completely unscathed. YOU could even be prosecuted!
What To Do If You Are A Victim
If you have fell victim to an employment scam, you need to contact your bank immediately and close your account IF you have provided this 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 Social Security number to them, you need to contact the 3 credit bureaus- TransUnion, Equifax and Experian, and place a fraud alert on your report. They can steal your identity and may try and obtain credit in your name. This will alert you for at least 90 days about any suspicious activity. I highly recommend you get some sort of ongoing identity protection such as the services offered through companies like LifeLock-Visit Their Website Here!
Have you received a suspicious email offering you a “job” 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.