TUNEMOUT Auto Parts Collections Officer Recruiting Scam
Beware of a job recruiting email from someone named Patricia R. Glade using the email addresses Patricia.R.Glade@accountant.com and firstname.lastname@example.org and also Doris R. Gale using Doris.R.Gale@mail-me.com claiming to represent TUNEMOUT Auto Parts!
TUNEMOUT Auto Parts is a legitimate aftermarket auto parts supplier located in Shanghai, China which has been in business since 2006 and their website, located at www.tunemout.com has been online since 2012. Scammers are targeting this business without their knowledge and are using their credentials to try and recruit unsuspecting job seekers as a “Collections Officer”, which is nothing more than a fancy fake title for a mule in a money transfer job scam! These emails are NOT coming from or associated with the legitimate company!
The Fake Recruiting Emails
Below is a copy of the initial bait email followed by the fake job offer email:
Subject: Immediate Job #J893U135608
from: Patricia R. Glade <email@example.com>
If you want a career that grows and not just a job, then you want to work with us.
As the largest succesfull company in the world, your opportunities are almost unlimited. We have more than 4,500 associates devoted to providing exceptional service to our approximate 10,000 clients. As a result of our unparalleled service and outstanding reputation, we continue to grow.
If you are interested in working with what we have to offer please email me back.
Don C. Breland
Below is the 2 follow up emails. The typical red flags you should be wary of with any unsolicited job offer email you may receive, we have bolded the text in red :
Subject: TUNEMOUT Recruiting #KLHJ255
from: Patricia R. Glade <Patricia.R.Glade@accountant.com>
TUNEMOUT Recruiting #KLHJ255
Congratulations! We are pleased to confirm you have been selected to work for TUNEMOUT Auto Parts. We are delighted to make you the following Job Offer.
The position we are offering is that of Collections Officer at a salary range of 70,000.00 – 80,000.00/annum. We offer a very flexible schedule for this position and a competitive benefit package.
A complete description of the position offered can be reviewed by clicking the following link: TUNEMOUT_OFFER_2017 – https://tunemoutauto.egnyte.com/dl/2cFt5aexoO
The 2nd email:
Subject: TUNEMOUT AUTO PARTS; New job available in your area
from: Patricia R. Glade <Patricia.R.Glade@accountant.com>
TUNEMOUT AUTO PARTS; New job available in your area;
TUNEMOUT AUTO PARTS
TUNEMOUT AUTO PARTS is pleased to offer you a new job opportunity. The position available is: Collections Officer. TUNEMOUT AUTO PARTS offers competitive pay, an excellent benefits package, a well balanced work/life schedule, professional development opportunities and more. The proposed starting salary for this position is $70,000.00/year. For full details about this position please review the document attached to this email message.
TUNEMOUT AUTO PARTS views this position as urgent and would like a reply to this offer within 7 business days.
I’d like to thank you for your attention to this offer and would like to kindly request a confirmation of receipt for this message.
Here is the Details:
Tunemout Auto Parts We specialize in the manufacture and export of high quality auto parts to the automotive aftermarkets in Europe, America, Africa and Asia. The group started activity in the auto parts market in 2006 and has ever since flourished and become a truely international company. What makes TUNEMOUT a stable and profitable company? What gives us the edge? 10 years experience in the wordwide auto parts market; An extremely wide range of products; Sourcing from 1000 best factories in china amount 8000 in our database; Personalized OEM & art design for clients all over the world; Quality control with one of the most professional QC teams worldwide; (Every stage of production is compliant to ISO9000 standards) 24 hours service available from our skilled and hard working team; TUNEMOUT is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO/M/F/D/V). We offer competitive pay, an excellent benefits package, a well balanced work/life schedule, professional development opportunities and more.
ABOUT THE JOB POSITION TITLE: Collections Officer
POSITION TYPE: Full Time/Part Time (at will employment)
INDUSTRY: Financial/Automotive Manufacturing
SALARY: 70,000.00 – 80,000.00/Year
POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for the control of current/late/delinquent client accounts by receiving payments from organizations or persons, establishing and maintaining communication with clients and organizing information pertaining current accounts accounts. The position is also in charge of protecting the assets of the company and minimizing possible losses while in compliance of all state and federal regulations and laws, and compliance with all governing regulations. This position is an extension to other Collections positions.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Day to day Functions: Process and assist with payment functions; Process payments as received daily in a timely and accurate manner; responsible for daily clearing of all cash transactions assigned; Analyze, evaluate and assist clients with payment issues, this includes: Late Payments, Due Payments, Payment Methods, Refunds; Consult with management and clients and recommend solutions on more problematic accounts to limit losses; Track, record, and monitor late/delinquent client accounts; Assign and identify accounts that require legal action; On request functions: Establish contact via phone, letter, or visits with clients who are delinquent on their payments; Ascertain reason for delinquency; Professionally and respectfully encourage clients to pay in an effort to bring and keep their account balance to 0.
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:
High School Diploma or equivalent required Advanced problem solving skills Analytical, critical thinking, and problem solving abilities in combination with effective interpersonal relationship skills Excellent written and oral communication skills Strong attention to detail Skills in organization and planning Ability to receive and maintain confidential information
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to meet the following physical requirements, with or without reasonable accommodation: 1) Sit, walk, stand, use hands to manipulate, handle, feel, and control items or equipment; 2) Reach with hands and arms; 3) Talk and hear; 4) See and be able to read, write, and interpret text, spreadsheet, and graphical documents. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of staff member so classified.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: If you are reading this offer, you have either been contacted by one of our online recruiters or have been referred by one of our partners to one of our online recruiters. To apply for this position simply get back to the recruiter you have been in contact with and let him/her know that you are interested in the Collections Officer position available with TUNEMOUT. Our recruiters will guide you through the application process. Our recruiters will acknowledge every application. Please allow at least 72 hours for our recruiters to respond to an application.
This offer was translated from Traditional Chinese to English US. We apologize for any typographical errors that may be present in the current offer.This offer is part of the 2017 early year recruiting campaign.
The typical red flags you should look out for that is common with all money mule job scams is they always offer a too good to be true high salary with full benefits part-time or full-time and the position offered will always involve handling financial transactions working from home, usually using your own bank account for “customer payments” either to cash checks or accept direct deposits which makes you financially responsible for any fraudulent transactions AFTER the scammers has conned you into sending THEM the cash from these transactions. By the time the fraud is discovered the scammers has already disappeared along with your money AND your personal information!
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 TUNEMOUT or other work at home “Collection Officer, Account Manager, Client or Billing Manager” 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.