Rouxs-Healthcare.com-Landrys-Healthcare.com Medical Billing Job Scam
Rouxs-Healthcare.com and Landrys-Healthcare.com were both registered on 8-20-2015 for one year and registered by someone by the name of Renita Baker with an organization called TrustHold GMBH, Frankfurter Allee 45
Karlsruhe Oststadt, de, 76131 hosted with Fornex Hosting S.L in Germany.
2 more websites; Laberges-Healthcare.com and Levesques-Healthcare.com was also registered for one year on 8-20-2015 under the admin name of Sarita Balbuena, GMBH, Rudower Chaussee 18, Bottrop, Lehmkuhle De, 46242 also hosted with Fornex Hosting S.L in Germany.
All 4 domains are using the same website template as shown in the screenshot below with the only difference being the company name at the top :
The Recruiting Email
They are sending out job offer emails such as the one below which was received for Rouxs-Healthcare.com:
Subject: Resume respond for (name)
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Reply- to: Sokolik.Timofey.email@example.com
Our firm has found your CV in an on-line CV data base. It appears that you
are a appropriate candidate for a vacancy of a “Financial assistant”. We
are excited to have you join our team, and we hope that you will take
pleasure in working with our company.
We are an experts in the field of medical billing service. The objective of
our finance department is to unite the capital exchequers and specialized
skills residing within the firm with the financial expertise and experience
of all departments to provide an exceptional level of corporate finance
PRIMARY REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE FOLLOWING:
– Willingness to work and earn money;
– Stable internet connection;
– Age: older than 21 years;
– US citizenship.
– You have to be fluent in English;
– Constant feedback at every phase of the job;
– Monthly report on done activities and always meet deadlines.
Kindly note that we propose a competitive salary – about 500$ for each
finished task plus regular 3,000$ payment at the end of each working month.
I suppose you would find this introduction to become a member of our
company quite interesting. If you have any questions during your trial
period, please don’t hesitate to reply to this email.
Upon replying for more info they send an immediate auto-reply message in which the “From Name” is in Russian shown below:
Subject: Re: Resume respond for (name)
From: Тимофей Соколик <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dear, our company considers that you are a right candidate for our open position of a “Сheck Fund Manager”. To get more information,
please, register at out site: http://rouxs-healthcare.com/?reg
You’ll get an e-mail with job details after the registration.
In case you don’t get an answer within 30 minutes please, check your spam box or write to this
e-mail address: email@example.com
Our HR Manager will answer your questions.
Note that the job position titles are different, the first email says “Financial assistant” and the 2nd says “Сheck Fund Manager” however the registration page on the websites calls it “Medical Billing Provider”! The website also has a Medical Billing Provider FAQ page that describes (actually screams) the “job” to be for a definite money mule operation run by Russian Scammers! See Below:
- What does your Company need Medical Billing Provider for?
We receive help from individual Medical Billing Provider who use such systems as Western Union or MoneyGram to avoid taxes being placed on our funds. That is, we pay taxes in our locale before sending the funds on to you. Contact support for more information regarding taxes and the proper course of action in your situation. Transactions classified as “commercial” are less common and require more work and expense, so we advise our Managers to mark them as “personal.”
- What places can I cash my check at?
- Deposit the check into an ATM machine of your bank (preferred, because money will be available in 1-2 days or instantly).
- Download a mobile deposit app (preferred option, because money becomes available faster). Check to see if your bank features a mobile deposit app for your tablet or smart phone. Chase, Bank of America, and Citibank and other banks have developed apps for mobile devices that make depositing a check as simple as taking a picture. If one is available, download it onto your phone or mobile device.
- Visit any credit union. If you’re a member of a local or federal credit union, you can deposit checks not only at any branch of your own union, but also at any branch of any credit union.
- ACE Cash Express
- Some grocery and retail stores
- Speedy Cash
- Advance America Cash Advance
- The bank you use or the bank which issued the check.
Our company will reimburse any fees for check cashing.
- Describe my responsibilities. Why donвЂ™t you save yourselves the money and do it yourselves?
You will cash out the money once you receive a bank payment or check. Once you have over $2,000 you will then proceed to visit a branch of MoneyGram or Western Union. On occasion you may have to make a wire transfer instead. No matter what, we will provide you with the full information you need to fill out for every transaction. Our company processes medical payments, with an average amount of USD $100-300. Some of our customers prefer to use checks. But when they send a check to us in Helsinki, Finland, delivery is complicated and time-consuming (about a week). The fees for U.S. checks in Finland are high as well. And if they use Western Union, it becomes even more expensive. For the amounts of USD $100-300 we usually deal with, Western Union can charge $15-40. Moving $2,500 costs around $125. So if there are several payments involved, moving them all separately costs a total of about $375. Transferring them at a single go runs just a third of that, at about $125. ThatвЂ™s why payments are sent directly to Finland once the total amount tops $3,000. This system is faster, allows higher commissions for employees, and provides moneymaking opportunities for you.
- How many transfers will I handle in a day/week/month?
It can fluctuate from one per week to several in a single day, depending on business. We will be sure to notify you in advance of all transfers.
- I know that my commission starts at 6%, when will it increase to 8%?
All employees initially earn 6%. Once you open a separate checking account, this will be boosted to 8 %.
- Can my friends join too?
- What currency will I receive and send money in вЂ“ dollars, Euros, something else? Will I need to exchange currencies?
US dollars are used in the vast majority of cases. Currency is sent in the same currency in which it is received. No exchanging is necessary.
- Who is responsible for transfer fees? DoesnвЂ™t it cost a lot to use Western Union or MoneyGram?
All such costs will be paid for by us. Your commission is exactly 6% of the total transfers you make during the first month; there are no deductions or “miscellaneous fees.”
- I sent my ID by fax after being asked, but it isnвЂ™t going through. What now?
Our fax machine is always on so the problem is most likely on your end. You still have the option of scanning your ID and sending it electronically. If you donвЂ™t have a scanner, an Internet cafe or friend may be able to assist.
- Can I have a contract copy sealed and signed by the CEO and sent to me?
Absolutely, just let us know.
- Is this legal?
Our business and its activities are 100% legal, and we have the documents to show it.
- I donвЂ™t know a whole lot about finance and banking, do I need to have a special degree?
No, anyone with training can figure out the process. We will help you to get it down.
- Do you work outside of the USA?
We work in many countries worldwide.
- What if I get a check that is overdrawn, bad or otherwise invalid?
This happens extremely rarely. Nonetheless, our company will repay any canceled checks, bad checks or checks with insufficient funds.
- What affects the amount of payments?
This is all up to you. If you transfer money quickly, you will receive the next bank transfer or check right away. If you work sufficiently hard, you can have up to five or six transfers or checks per week.
- What about payment frequency and methods?
Your commission is subtracted by you directly from each payment. This means that payment is instant!
- What about application or startup fees to work with you?
None whatsoever. You just need an Internet-connected computer вЂ“ and you can start working from home.
Notice all the Russian symbols showing in some of the questions and answers? More than likely those transferred over in their translation process from Russian to English! Nonetheless everything stated above SCREAMS MONEY MULE..do NOT allow yourself to fall victim to this scam!!
Don’t Be A Money Mule!
These emails are NOT associated with or come from any representative of Rouxs-Healthcare, Landrys-Healthcare, Laberges-Healthcare or Levesques-Healthcare.com (not sure if a legitimate company by these names 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!
Any checks they send you to deposit are ALWAYS fake and unfortunately by the time the bank discovers this which could be weeks later after you deposited it, you will have already withdrawn and wired the scammers the funds!
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 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 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.
In the hands of a thief, just your name, address, Social Security number and 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!
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.