System 32 Solutions Employment Scam Win32solinc.com
Beware of a possible money mule employment scam from a suspicious company called System 32 Solutions. Below is a screenshot of the website’s careers page located at both win32solinc.com AND sys32sol.com:
The domain sys32sol.com was just registered for one year only on 7/14/2016 and win32solinc.com also was just registered for one year only on 7/26/2016 both registered under the name Thomas Andrews, 4830 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL. 33609 (which is a virtual office address) Phone number +1.8006334234 and an email address of firstname.lastname@example.org which is a domain name that was deleted several years ago and no longer active.
The business phone number on the website is (813) 699-3822
On their “About us” page it states:
Welcome to System 32 Solutions!
We are a young and innovative web developer specializing in complex solutions for Web and Intranet. Our head office is located in one of the most picturesque cities of Florida, and we are proud to work with top-class IT specialists throughout the United States and web experts from Europe. Our specialists provide full-cycle services in the areas of software development, web prototyping and design, web application and portal development.
In all the previous web development/design job scams we have warned our readers about, the web experts from Europe were the so-called “programmers” and suppliers that the unsuspecting “employee”/mule wired the stolen money to in order to begin the non-existent work for their non-existent clients service orders! However, in reality the “programmers” are either the scammers themselves or they are using another unsuspecting mule to pick up the cash on the receiving end for the scammer.
Also See Advanced Standards Inc Account Manager Web Design Scam and Beware Of The CBX Web Designs Employment Scam for more information.
Unsolicited Emails From Recruiters or Staffing Agencies
Generally we have found that the scammers will initially send an unsolicited email to job seekers who has a resume uploaded to job sites like CareerBuilder or Monster.com just to name a few. The email will appear to come from
an employment agency or staffing agency, most usually from a domain name that was just recently registered at yahoo.com to be used for their fake recruiting emails only. In the past they have also stolen the identity of a legitimate staffing agency as well.
The email will often say they found your resume or CV online and want to offer the job seeker a well paying position with a major Web Development/Design company. Then once they get a reply requesting more information then the job seeker receives an email similar to the one below in this case that may come from from the email address: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org :
Dear Job Seeker,
We appreciate your interest in the Account Manager (or Client Manager) position available with our company, (Company Name)! We’re a team of IT specialists located in (State) providing a wide range of web design and web development services. We’ve always been a progressive employer, which is why 75 percent of our team members work remotely, from their homes: with all expenses we save on office rent, we can afford to pay our employees salaries that are higher than the average ones in this market. Join our team and make a career in a developing company with a growing client base, proven technology and strong market demand!
Here’s a brief overview of what Account Managers are responsible for:
– Representing the Company before our new and existing customers;
– Submitting and monitoring the status of customer orders and projects;
– Communicating customer questions, requests and concerns to the developers;
– Managing documentation and billing for assigned customers and other contractors.
Account Managers are NOT responsible for:
– Bringing new customers: this is a task for our sales managers, you will be working with our existing customers 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 home anywhere in the United States as long as you have the access to the Internet; you would also need a laptop/tablet/PC with a web browser and basic Office programs installed. No need to purchase any special software or equipment: your performance will be monitored at the corporate web server which you will be clocking in daily. A typical day will start with logging into the corporate website, checking for messages and tasks and getting in touch with the supervisor. Typical tasks can include approving the project specification with the customer, arranging a meeting with a team, confirming and processing a payment on a project, etc. At the end of the day each Account Manager sends a daily report to the supervisor and logs off.
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 (we are closed on weekends and federal holidays). All Account Managers are assigned to supervisors based in our (“state”) headquarters, who will be responsible for their initial training and support: we offer a short online training course with a lot of materials to read to all new Account Managers for free.
We offer permanent employment with W2 job contracts. The base monthly salary is $3850 before taxes paid twice a month, plus all Account Managers receive incentive bonuses based on individual performance and client feedback monthly. 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 Account Manager opening, please reply to this email, and we will forward you our employment package for review with additional information on your pay, schedule and other job related details. Please note that our company never requests any payments from applicants in order to secure the positions!
How The Scam Works
They initially tell the potential employee that they require the “employees” bank account supposedly to deposit the employees paycheck (of course the employee never receives) but actually as they tell you later, a checking account is required so the employee can receive funds or deposit checks from “customer orders” and then withdraw and send the funds to their “out of country programmers” to begin work on the customers order.
The employee’s task is to withdraw the deposited funds, go to Western Union or Money Gram, document and wire the funds to the programmer in another country which is usually several thousand dollars! However, the funds the scammers deposited in the employees bank account is stolen of course or the check is fake and the “out of country” programmer the employee wired the cash to, is actually the criminals who then vanish, leaving the “employee” holding the bag to repay that money out of their own pocket or possibly face prosecution once the stolen funds has been traced back to the employees bank account.
Don’t be a money mule! If you receive an email claiming to be from a representative of System 32 Solutions in Tampa Florida, do not respond or provide any sensitive or personal information to them.
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 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 System 32 Solutions in Florida or other work at home “client manager”, “account manager” or “operator” 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.