QPS Employment Group-Web5designs.com Scam Alert!
Beware! Someone using the name John Lucas is sending out emails claiming to be a recruiter for QPS Employment Group looking for victims interested in working as a Client Manager for a web developer. QPS Employment Group is a legitimate employment agency based in Milwaukee, WI and the legitimate web address is www.qpsemployment.com.
This John Lucas character was sending his emails using the the web address qps-employment.com (notice the hyphen) and could also be sending out recruiting emails using the web address employmentbyqps.com. These addresses are NOT owned by the legitimate business!
A representative for the Legitimate company QPS Employment Group has confirmed there is no one by that name employed by their company! Below is a copy of the email he is sending to job seekers:
From: QPS Employment Group <firstname.lastname@example.org via auth.ccsend.com>
You receive this job announcement based on your information posted in online public sources. If you are no longer looking for employment, please ignore this message.
A web developer is currently looking for Client Managers to join their team working remotely. Client Manager’s role is to process feedback from our customers and offer them excellent customer service using our web-based software and electronic communication. No sales, advertising or cold calls will be involved! All new contractors will receive a free online training course and support from assigned supervisors.
The starting salary for Client Managers is $3850 per month plus monthly bonuses for performance. We offer permanent job contracts with full-time and part-time schedules available and a decent benefits package. Please note that though is a work-from-home job opportunity, we accept applications from candidates currently based in the United States only. Relocation or travel will not be required for this position; we do not provide any visa sponsorship either.
If you are interested and would like to apply for the Client Manager position, please reply to this message and we will send you detailed information on the job and the application process. This position is available now, and we are interested in people who can start immediately or no later than in 1-2 weeks.
If you request more information, several days later they send the email below from the web address web5designs.com! Also here is a current screenshot of the website:
Subject: Client Manager: Reply to Your Request
From: Irene Levinski <email@example.com>
Thank you for your interest in the Client Manager position with our company, Web 5 Design! We are a web design team based in New York City; our services include, but aren’t limited to web design and development, system administration and SEO. We’re setting trends in the IT industry and keeping up with the latest innovations, which is why 3/4 of our staff work remotely. All expenses we save on office rent are invested in the salaries we offer our employees. Join our team and start a career in a developing company with an expanding client base and a strong market demand!
As our Client Manager you will be responsible for:
– Representing the company before our existing clients;
– Submitting and monitoring the statuses of client requests and orders;
– Communicating clients’ questions, requests and concerns to the developers;
– Managing documentation and billing for assigned clients and other contractors.
Two things you will NOT be responsible for:
– Searching for new clients: this is a task for our Sales and Marketing departments, you will be working with our existing clients 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 any location in the United States as long as you are able to be online during the selected work hours. 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, except weekends and holidays. Unfortunately, working in the evenings is not an option. All you need to start is a laptop with a web browser, any PDF viewer and basic Office programs installed. You don’t have to purchase any special software or equipment: your performance will be tracked at our corporate website which you will be logging in daily. The company doesn’t provide employees with any laptops either, as our website can be reached with any electronic device, including tablets and smartphones.
Your typical day will start with checking into the corporate website, acquiring new messages and tasks, and contacting your supervising manager. Tasks can include approving the project specification with the client, arranging a meeting with a team, confirming and processing a payment on a project, etc. At the end of the day every Client Manager must submit a daily report to your supervisor and log off. You will be assigned to a supervisor based in our NYC head office, who will be responsible for your initial training and support. We also offer a short online training course with a lot of materials to read to all new Client Managers for free.
We offer permanent employment with W2 job contracts. The base monthly salary is $3,850 before taxes paid twice a month, however, all Client Managers receive incentive bonuses based on individual performance and client feedback, so it is possible to double your income if you work hard and keep the clients satisfied. And 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 Client Manager position with us, please reply to this email, and I will forward you our standard employment package with additional information on your pay, schedule and other job related information for review. Please note that we never request any payments from applicants in order to secure the positions!
Web 5 Design LLC
Phone: (347) 281-7973
Stolen Business Identity!
Web 5 Design LLC is a legitimate web development company in New York that builds enterprise Web applications, Drupal Content Management Systems, & other cloud software for global organizations. Their web address is Web5design.com (notice NO “s” at the end) and has been registered with Dreamhost in California since 2008! Their phone number is (212) 675-7573 NOT (347) 281-7973.
Web5designs.com was just registered in China in Sept for one year and they even used the legitimate company’s CEO- James Tunick’s name as the registrant however it was registered using the fake phone number, (347) 281-7973!
Don’t be fooled! Scammers often use the credentials of the legitimate business to dupe potential victims! This 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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