TUNEMOUT Auto Parts Collections Officer Recruiting Scam

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  1. Tina says:

    I have this same thing from Ossca Auto Parts, a girl names Lydia Bates @ mail .com

    what do we do now? I did not give them any information other than my name and address.

    • admin says:

      Thank you for sharing this information. Just ignore any further emails from them and file a complaint at ic3.gov. Not that they can do much with just a name and address, however I would still keep an eye out for any unusual activity since they do have some of your personal information and may attempt to use it.

  2. nido says:

    omg i got an offer from Ossca Auto parts in china too
    they offered me 70,000 a year
    I’m so stupid i signed the offer with my name and address =(

  3. Shauna says:

    I got the same email listed above (almost verbatim with the exception of the company name) from SeanTalbot@articmail.com. The offer is for Ossca Auto Parts in China.

  4. Jessica McIntosh says:

    Volvo CE Employment Offer Letter
    Lauren M. Tamez Today at 8:39 AM

    Message body
    Volvo CE Employment Offer Letter

    We are delighted to offer you the position of Collections & Billing Officer with Volvo CE – This email has enclosed two documents (Volvo CE FAQ & Volvo CE Agreement )

    If you will join Volvo CE, you will become part of a fast-paced and dedicated team that works together to provide our clients with the highest possible level of service and advice.

    As a member of our Volvo CE team , we could ask your commitment to deliver outstanding quality and results that exceed clients expectation.

    In addition we expect your personal accountability in all actions , advices and results that you provide as a representative of our Volvo CE team.

    In return we are committed to providing you with every opportunity to learn grow and stretch to the highest level of our ability and potential .
    We are confident you will find this new opportunity both challenging and rewarding.
    The following points outline the terms and conditions we are proposing.

    Title : Collections & Billing Officer
    Agreement : See Attached
    Please make sure you complete all the missing fields in the agreement enclosed . ( Page 1 , Page 7 , Page 8 )
    Start Date : See Attached
    Salary : $73.099.00 per year.

    This offer is only available until Saturday 25th

    Feel free to email me with any other questions you may have in regard to our offer after reviewing the two documents.

    Have a great day!

    2 AttachmentsView allDownload all
    Volvo CE Legal Agreement .docx

    (Table of contents)
    Article 1. At-will employment 1
    Article 2. Duties and obligations of employee 2
    Article 3. Compensation of Employee 3
    Article 4. Benefits 3
    Article 5. Business Expenses 4
    Article 6. Obligations of the parties 4
    Article 7. Termination of Employment 5
    Article 8. General Provisions 7
    “This page requires your written contribution”
    Signature Page 8
    “This page requires your written contribution”

    This Employment Agreement (the “Agreement”) is made on 02/20/2017 and entered into by and between

    Typewrite your name above this line
    (“Employee”)

    AND

    VOLVO CE (“Company”).
    #2095, Jin Jing Road, Pudong,
    Shanghai 201206, P.R. China

    In consideration of the mutual promises made herein, the parties agree as follows:

    Article 1. At-will employment

    Section 1.1 At-Will Employment. Following 02/25/2017, Employee will start to be employed by the Company pursuant to the terms set forth in this Agreement. Employee’s employment with the Company is for no specified period and constitutes “at will” employment. As a result, Employee is free to terminate his employment relationship at any time, with advance notice (14 days), and for any reason or for no reason. Similarly, the Company is free to terminate its employment relationship with Employee at any time, with advance notice (14 days), and with or without cause. Furthermore, although terms and conditions of Employee’s employment relationship with the Company may change over time, nothing shall change the at-will employment relationship between Employee and the Company.

    Article 2. Duties and obligations of employee

    Section 2.1 Position and Responsibilities. For the term of Employee’s employment under this Agreement (“Employment” or the “Employment Period”), the Company agrees to employ Employee in the position of “Collections & Billing Officer”. Employee will report to the Company’s Regional Financial Officer, or to such other person as the Company subsequently may determine. In that capacity, Employee shall do and perform the following Services:

    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.

    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, and 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.
    Section 2.2 Responsibility. Both the Company and Employee acknowledge and agree that during Employee’s employment and in the course of the discharge of his duties hereunder, Employee acts as a transferor only and is not responsible for or liable in any manner whatsoever for the sufficiency, correctness, genuineness or validity of any funds, documents or other materials deposited with it.

    Article 3. Compensation of Employee

    Section 3.1 Base Salary. As compensation for the services to be rendered hereunder, Employee shall receive an annual salary of 73.099.00 US Dollars payable at the rate of 5,623.00 US Dollars per month (Monthly Rate). The Monthly Rate shall be paid once a month. The first Monthly Rate will be paid 20 days after the starting date agreed upon herein. The “13th Monthly Rate” shall be paid by December 20 of every year. The 13th Monthly Rate cannot be paid at an earlier date than the First Monthly Rate. The annual compensation specified in this section (Section 3.1.), together with any modifications in such compensation that the Company may make from time to time, is referred to in this Agreement as the “Base Salary”. Employee may receive such annual increases in Base Salary as may be determined by the Company in its sole discretion on the anniversary of this agreement. Nothing herein requires the Company to increase Employee’s salary at any time.

    Section 3.2 Cash Incentive Bonus. For each payment received on behalf of the Company, the Company’s subsidiaries, the company’s dealers and partners or any such entity as determined by the company and successfully transferred to the Company, the Company shall pay the Employee a minimum Cash Bonus of 50.00 US Dollars; the Cash Bonus cannot exceed the amount of 200.00 US Dollars for any one payment transferred. The compensation specified in this subsection (b), together with any such compensation modifications in that the Company may make from time to time, is referred to this Agreement as the “Cash Bonus”.

    Section 3.3 Tax Withholding. No part of Employee’s compensation will be subject to withholding by Company for the payment of any social security, federal, state or any other employee payroll taxes. The Employee agrees to report all compensation received under this Agreement to the appropriate federal, state or local taxing authorities. The Employee further agrees to pay, when and as due, any and all taxes incurred or owed by the Employee as a result of the compensation hereunder including estimated taxes if applicable, and shall provide the Company with proof of said payments upon request. The Employee hereby agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Company from and against any and all claims, losses, costs, fines, assessments, fees, liabilities, damage or injuries suffered by the Company arising out of any breach by the Employee of this Section 3.3.

    Article 4. Benefits

    Section 4.1 Eligibility. Employee will be entitled to begin accruing the benefits listed in this Section after a period of 30 days of full-time or part-time employment.

    Section 4.2 Annual Vacation. During the Employment Period, Employee shall be eligible to accrue up to 21 days of paid time off (“PTO”) per calendar year, in accordance with the Company’s PTO policy, as it may be amended from time to time.

    Section 4.3 Medical Coverage. The Company agrees to provide Employee coverage for medical, major medical, and hospital insurance, in accordance with the Company’s current plan and benefits. All or a portion of the cost of such coverage will be the responsibility of Company, in accordance with the Company’s standard medical benefits coverage offered to its like-level employees.

    Section 4.4 Financial & Retirement. Employee is eligible to participate in the Company’s 401(k) Employee Savings Plan, and Employee Stock Purchase Plan.

    Article 5. Business Expenses

    Section 5.1 Reimbursement of Business Expenses. The Company will reimburse or advance funds to the Employee for necessary and reasonable business expenses incurred in connection with Employee’s duties hereunder upon presentation of an itemized account and appropriate supporting documentation, all in accordance with the Company’s generally applicable policies.

    Section 5.2 Losses. In addition to any compensation or expenses Company will cover financially any and all losses that the Employee might suffer due to any problems regarding checks. These losses include all the fees and up to the full amounts on the checks that banks might impose the Employee to pay.

    Article 6. Obligations of the parties

    Section 6.1 Obligations to the Company. During the Employment Period, Employee shall perform Employee’s duties faithfully and to the best of Employee’s ability. Employee shall comply with the Company’s policies and rules, as they may be in effect from time to time during Employee’s Employment.

    Section 6.2 No Conflicting Obligations. In connection with Employee’s Employment, Employee shall not use or disclose any trade secrets or other proprietary information or intellectual property in which Employee or any other person has any right, title or interest and Employee’s Employment will not infringe or violate the rights of any other person. Employee represents and warrants to the Company that Employee has returned all property and confidential information belonging to any prior the Company.

    Section 6.3 Confidentiality. The parties acknowledge and agree that during Employee’s employment and in the course of the discharge of his duties hereunder, Employee shall have access to and become acquainted with confidential trade secret information concerning the operation and processes of the Company, including without limitation, confidential financial records, personnel, sales, and other information that is owned by the Company, and confidential information concerning the Company’s current or any future and proposed work, services, or products, and the facts as well as any descriptions thereof, and that such information constitutes the Company’s trade secrets (“Trade Secrets”). Employee specifically agrees that he shall not misuse, misappropriate, or disclose any such Trade Secrets, directly or indirectly to any other person or use them in any way, either during the term of this Agreement or for so long thereafter that such Trade Secrets remain trade secrets as described by United States law. Employee further agrees that all files, records, documents, drawings, specifications, equipment, and similar items relating to the Company’s business, whether prepared by Employee or others, are and shall remain exclusively the property of the Company and the content of such documents as described above shall not be misused, misappropriated or disclosed without prior written consent of the Company.

    Article 7. Termination of Employment

    Section 7.1 Termination at Will. Employee’s employment hereunder is at will and may be terminated by either Company or Employee at any time for any reason, with or without cause. A written notice is required for termination; the written notice shall be delivered by the party initiating termination as deemed in Article 7, Section 7.1 fourteen (14) days prior to desired termination date.

    Section 7.2 Termination upon Death. Employee’s employment hereunder shall terminate upon his death, in which event the Company shall pay to such person as the Employee shall have designated in a written notice filed with the Company, or if no such person shall have been designated to his estate, all salary, amounts due under benefit plans and profit sharing plans, and reimbursement of business expenses through the date of termination.

    Section 7.3 Termination upon Disability. If, as a result of a permanent mental or physical disability, Employee shall have been absent from his duties hereunder on a full-time basis for six (6) consecutive months, (“Disability”) and, within thirty (30) days after the Company notifies Employee in writing that it intends to replace him, (which notice can be given at the end of the fifth month during such six-month period), Employee shall not have returned to the complete performance of his duties on a full-time or part-time basis, the Company shall be entitled to terminate Employee’s employment. In addition, Employee shall, upon his Disability, have the right to terminate his employment with Company. If such employment is terminated (whether by the Company or Employee) as a result of Employee’s Disability, then the Company shall pay, if applicable, to Employee all salary, amounts due under benefit plans and profit sharing plans, and reimbursement of business expenses, through the date of termination.

    Section 7.4 Termination for Cause. The Company shall be entitled to terminate Employee’s employment for Cause, in which event Employee shall be entitled, if applicable, to all salary, amounts due under benefit plans and profit sharing plans, and reimbursement of business expenses, through the date of termination. For purposes of this agreement, “Cause” shall mean (i) the conviction of Employee of a felony, (ii) the commission by Employee of an act of fraud or embezzlement involving assets of the Company or its customers, suppliers or affiliates, (iii) a willful breach or habitual neglect of Employee’s duties which he is required to perform under the terms of his employment (See Section 2.1, above) and which causes material harm to the Company, (iv) refusal to timely produce any and all documentation related to the Company’s business to the Company’s Regional Director of Finance, or to such other person as the Company subsequently may determine upon request therefore, which refusal causes material harm to the Business; or (v) gross misconduct or gross negligence in connection with the business of the Company or an affiliate which has a material adverse effect on the Company and any of its subsidiaries. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Employee shall not be deemed to have been terminated for Cause unless and until there shall have been delivered to Employee a notice of termination which specifies the grounds for termination and a statement of supporting facts.

    Section 7.5 Termination without Cause. Subject to the provisions of Section 7.7 of this agreement, Employee’s employment hereunder may be terminated by the Company without Cause at any time with prior notice (14 days) to Employee.

    Section 7.6 Termination with Good Reason. Employee may resign at any time with Good Reason. For purposes of this agreement, Employee shall be deemed to have terminated his service to Company for “Good Reason” if he terminates his service because he experiences a material reduction in salary, benefits or role without his prior written consent unless (A) within the prior six (6) months, Employee committed one or more of the acts defined as Cause in Section 7.4, above or (B) all of Company’s employees are subject to a similar reduction.

    Section 7.7 Payments upon Termination without Cause or With Good Reason. If Employee’s employment with the Company is terminated by the Company without Cause pursuant to Section 7.5 or by Employee with Good Reason pursuant to Section 7.6 above, then Employee shall be entitled to receive payment of twelve (12) weeks of Employee’s base salary in effect as of the date of such termination. The severance payments will be made in accordance with the normal payroll cycle of the company as described herein. If Employee breaches any of the covenants set forth in Article 2, above, the Company shall have no further obligation to provide, and Employee shall have no further right to receive, any payments or benefits pursuant to this Section 7.7.

    Section 7.8 Return of Documents. Upon the termination of Employee’s employment with the Company for any reason, including without limitation termination by the Company for Cause, Employee shall promptly deliver to the Company all correspondence, manuals, orders, letters, notes, notebooks, reports, programs, proposals, appraisal documents, agreements, and any documents and copies concerning Company’s customers or concerning products or processes used by the Company and, without limiting the foregoing, will promptly deliver to the Company any and all other documents or material containing or constituting Trade Secrets.

    Article 8. General Provisions

    Section 8.1 Notices. Notices and all other communications shall be in writing, and shall be deemed to have been duly given when personally delivered or when mailed by U.S. registered or certified mail, return receipt requested and postage prepaid. E-mail, facsimile delivery or, if mailed, postage prepaid, by certified mail.

    In Employee’s case, mailed notices or other communications or documents shall be addressed to Employee at:

    Employee Name:
    Employee Full Mailing Address (Street address, City, State, Zip Code):

    An electronic copy (if possible) of these mailed notices or other communications or documents shall be addressed to Employee:

    Employee E-mail address:

    In the case of the Company, mailed notices shall be addressed to its corporate headquarters as stipulated by the address present herein.

    For electronic transmission notices, the transmission confirmation receipt from the sender’s facsimile machine or personal computer shall be conclusive evidence of successful delivery. Time shall be counted to, or from, as the case may be, the delivery.

    Section 8.2 Entire Agreement. This agreement supersedes any and all other agreements, either oral or in writing, between the parties hereto with respect to the employment of Employee by the Company and contains all of the covenants and agreements between the parties with respect to that employment in any manner whatsoever. Each party to this agreement acknowledges that no representations, inducements, promises, or agreements, orally or otherwise, have been made by any party, or anyone acting on behalf of any party, and are not embodied herein, and that no other agreement, statement, or promise not contained in this agreement shall be valid or binding on either party.

    Section 8.3 Amendment. This agreement may be amended, modified, superseded, cancelled, renewed or extended and the terms or covenants hereof may be waived, only by a written instrument executed by both parties as hereto, as in the case of a waiver, by the party waiving compliance.

    Section 8.4 Effect of Waiver. The failure of either party to insist on strict compliance with any of the terms, covenants, or conditions of this agreement by the other party shall not be deemed a waiver or relinquishment of any right or power at any one time or times be deemed a waiver or relinquishment of that right or power for all or any other times.

    Section 8.5 Partial Invalidity. If any provision in this agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, void, or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall nevertheless continue in full force without being impaired or invalidated in any way.

    Section 8.6 Understanding Agreement. Employee has read and fully understands the points listed above and has agreed to adhere to all sections as presented.

    Section 8.7 Assignment. This agreement, and the Employee’s rights and obligations hereunder, may not be assigned by the Employee.

    Section 8.8 Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in two or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument.
    Signature Page

    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto, by their duly authorized officers or other authorized signatory, have executed this Agreement as of the date first above written. This agreement may be signed in counterparts and electronic signatures are treated as original signatures.

    “Company”
    “Employee”
    Roger Darius McVille
    Regional Financial Officer
    Roger Darius McVille
    VOLVO CE (“Company”)
    Human Resources Office
    Typewrite or Sign Your name above this line.
    “Collections & Billing Officer” (CBO)

    Do I have to pay to work for you?
    No, there are no application fees, system access fees, etc.

    VOLVO CE accept “Paper Applications”?
    No, all application and application attachments for staff and management position must be submitted to our recruiters via email.

    How do I sign the agreement? Is there a fax number?
    Typewrite your name on page 1.
    Typewrite the missing info on page 7.
    Typewrite your name on page 8.
    The agreement will be sent via email to the recruiter that provided the agreement to you.

    You can also sign the documents via the classic method. Print the document, sign it, scan it and send it via email.

    How much time do I need to devote to work in this position for VOLVO CE?
    This position requires a maximum of 20 hours of your time on a weekly basis.

    What times do I need to make myself available for VOLVO CE to be able to work this position?
    We believe flexibility is of great essence for both employees and employer therefore we have not set a fixed schedule for this position. We simply require that you meet the company deadlines set for each of the tasks assigned to you.

    Where is this position located?
    This position is located in the UNITED STATES.
    This is a telecommute position (a work from home position). This means you will be working from the comfort of your own home.

    If I filed for bankruptcy will I be considered for employment?
    Only if: the bankruptcy process has ended.

    VOLVO CE hire employees in every state?
    Yes, we do. VOLVO CE delivers merchandise all over the world; this includes all the states within the U.S.

    Do I need any specific licenses or specialized training for this position?
    This position does not have formal educational requirements or any formal licensing requirements. We do not see training, in the literal sense of the word, as necessary for this position. We do however believe in on the job training and offering explicit instructions, support and tips for each of the tasks we assign to any of our employees.

    Will I need to come to your office for a face-to-face interview?
    No, all interviews are conducted over email.

    VOLVO CE views this position as a long term requirement?
    Yes, we view this position as a long term requirement; we can actually guarantee a minimum of 4 years of this position being open.

    When would I be eligible to receive benefits?
    After 30 days from your hire date you will be eligible for our voluntary benefit program that includes medical, dental and vision insurance for you and your family. For qualified employees (completed one year), we also offer a matching 401(k) plan.

    Are the benefits different for full-time and part-time employees?
    Both part-time and full-time employees are eligible for all benefits offered.

    Are there career advancement opportunities?
    Yes, there are a variety of advancement opportunities available within the VOLVO CE team. Many of our best performing Collections & Billing Officers have been promoted to team leaders, coaches and account managers — while still working from home.

    Will I have to call people to sell them things?
    No. Our sales and marketing departments handle all sales.

    What kind of support will I have while I am working? What if I have questions?
    Even though you will be working remotely from the comfort of your home, you will always have the support of your team. You will have a team leader who is available via email and phone.
    We provide technical support in the event that you have any problems.

    Will VOLVO CE provide me with a computer?
    All applicants must have their own PC or device that meets our minimum requirements. (The minimum requirements mean that your computer or device is able to view Microsoft Word documents, PDF files, must be able to open online communication services such as email services offered by different providers, view websites etc.)

    Can I work on a Macintosh computer?
    Yes.

    What are the Essential Job Functions of the Collections & Billing Officer?
    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, and 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.

    How much do I get paid?
    Starting salary offered for this position is $ 73.099.00 per year (note that the amount is paid in United States Dollars).

    How do I get paid?
    Our default method of salary payment is Company Check.
    You can also opt to be paid by company check. Salary Debit Card. (This card will be provided by the company).

    Will I receive a signing bonus?
    Sorry, no. We do not offer a signing bonus for this position.

    I noticed in the job description you sent me you also offer Cash Bonuses. How do “Cash Bonuses” work?
    “Cash Bonuses” represent a small fee paid out by VOLVO CE to each of our The Collections & Billing Officers. This fee can vary between $50.00 and $200.00 and is offered for each payment received by one of our The Collections & Billing Officers on behalf of VOLVO CE.

    Will VOLVO CE ever ask for my banking information?
    VOLVO CE will never ask you for your banking information, we do not require such information and in all honesty having such information is a burden.

    What is the next step in the hiring process?
    To secure this position simply email back a signed copy of the agreement you were sent. (Do not forget to fill out the information required on page 7 and page 8 of the agreement document).

    If you cannot find the answer to your question in our Q&A document, please feel free to email one of our recruiters.

    • admin says:

      Thank you for sharing this information. Yes this is yet another money mule job scam!

      • Priscilla D. says:

        I got the same job offer but I ended up signing the contract. Just wanted to give a try.. Bad idea. What should I do now? I’m really concerned. Since now they have my full name and address.

        • admin says:

          Priscilla, we’re sorry you became a victim of these scammers. Please read the section in the article titled “what to do if you are a victim” we provide links to ic3. Gov and other information you should know.

        • Jessica McIntosh says:

          I called Volvo CE and spoke with their human resources department to find out if it was a legitimate employment offer. I was told they will never offer employment without an application submission. I just wanted to make sure others out there are aware of this SCAM!!! Take care & God bless!! 🙂

  5. t says:

    I even received checks made out from a real person (I did a google search and found her name) She had a linkedin profile that indicated she worked at the bank whose name was on the check. I called the bank, they never heard of this person. The routing number on the check was correct for the bank listed on the check. When i told them the account number on the check, it was a closed account that was recently re-opened. This is a very sophisticated scam…..

  6. undra says:

    I RECEIVED THE SAme post from riyi .I almost signed the letter but something did not feel right.do not fall for this scam.Always do your due diligence and never accept a work at home “Job” that requires
    you to cash checks and then wire the money elsewhere or use your own bank account to process “customer” payments for the company!
    A Legitimate registered and licensed business would never do that..period!

  7. Eva says:

    I first received an email form a “recruiter” named Rebecca Norris back in December, stating that she had come across my CV and wanted to encourage me to apply for an ambiguous position available at an ambiguous company. One red flag that stood out to me was that the email did not address me by name. Here’s what it looked like:
    “I came across your CV and I thought that I would reach out to you today in order to see if you would be interested to explore new opportunities.

    We are looking for individuals with a good attitude, an enthusiastic personality, motivation, and a strong desire to either learn or grow their career.

    I am conducting interviews over the next week. If you are interested in learning more about the what we have to offer, please send me a copy of your updated resume .

    Regional Coordinator

    Rebecca Norris”

    The email handle this was received from at that point was jobs@thefreedictionary.com. A couple weeks later I received a follow up email from supposedly the same individual, yet a different handle, which was RebeccaNorris@europemail.com. A couple days ago I encountered the exact same letter of offer from SORL Auto Parts for the position of accounting and collections associate, signed by Oliver McKnight, promising upwards of $70K for processing payments.

    I just want to point all of these specifics out to help vulnerable individuals, who might (or might not) be a tad bit desperate looking for employment, not to fall for these kind of “sound-too-good-to-be-true” scams. It’s tough out there. Don’t let yourself become a victim of a fraud and make matters worse than they already are.
    I, too, almost signed that agreement. But something didn’t feel right, and luckily, after a quick search, I came across this post. I hope sharing my experience helped.

    • admin says:

      Thank you for sharing this information. People should always follow their gut instinct because it’s usually right!
      You’re right, unfortunately there are just too many scammers out there who prey on those who are vulnerable and
      desperate to find a decent job. Always do your due diligence and never accept a work at home “Job” that requires
      you to cash checks and then wire the money elsewhere or use your own bank account to process “customer” payments for the company!
      A Legitimate registered and licensed business would never do that..period!

  8. t says:

    I received an IDENTICAL offer but it was for FASTWIN auto parts (which is a legitimate company in China). It is a very sophisticated scam.

  9. Gabriel Capote says:

    Offer Letter; RIYI Vehicle Parts Co.

    Date 1/12/2017

    Offer Letter
    RIYI VEHICLE PARTS CO.

    Hello,

    On behalf of RIYI Vehicle Parts Company I am pleased to offer you the position of Collections Accounting Associate with the Financial Division. This offer stands until 1/19/2017.

    As part of this offer RIYI is ready to start you off on an annual salary of $75,296.00.
    RIYI also offers a competitive employee-focused benefits package which includes: Medical, Dental, Vision Care & Life insurance, 401(K) Retirement Plan, and many more.

    RIYI has already prepared and put this offer in writing, attached to this message you will find a draft of the Legal Agreement for this position. Please review this draft and if you find the terms acceptable simply email back a completed copy of the document.

    Further knowledge regarding this opportunity can be gained by reviewing the Questions and Answers document. Please find it also attached to this email.

    I will expect a reply to this offer at your earliest convenience.

    I am also available for any questions you may have.

    Yet another scam. Im probably going to lose my house, and probably also kill myself. Thanks everyone for posting this.

  10. JJ says:

    I received the same letter something told me it was too good to be true.

  11. Mariel Betron says:

    This happened to me. The chinese company SORL Auto Parts is the same company that was in my job offer. This is such a terrible thing to do to people who are legitimately looking for work.

  12. Lance Baxter says:

    Letter of Offer; SORL Auto Parts, Inc

    January 13 2017

    This message is intended to inform you that your resume been selected as a potential fit for the position of Accounting & Collections Associate in our company, SORL Auto Parts, Inc.

    What does the offer contain?

    The Accounting & Collections Associate position comes with a starting salary package of ranging from 66,200.00 – 81,100.00.

    SORL also offers a great benefits package complete with Health, Dental, Vision, PTO, etc.

    Full information about this position including: company information, responsibilities and basic requirement criteria is available in the document attached to this message.

    (Please review this document and get back to me if you found the offer interesting.)

    Please also acknowledge you got this message.

    Have a wonderful day

    (Table of contents)
    Article 1.At-will employment 1
    Article 2.Duties and obligations of employee 2
    Article 3.Compensation of Employee 3
    Article 4.Benefits 3
    Article 5.Business Expenses 4
    Article 6.Obligations of the parties 4
    Article 7.Termination of Employment 5
    Article 8.General Provisions 7
    Signature Page 8
    “This page requires your written contribution”

    This Employment Agreement (the “Agreement”) is made on 01/20/2017 and entered into by and between

    Typewrite your name above this line
    (“Employee”)

    AND

    SORL AUTO PARTS (“Company”).
    No. 2666 , KaiFaqu Avenue , Rui’an Economic Development Zone , Zhejiang 325200

    In consideration of the mutual promises made herein, the parties agree as follows:

    Article 1. At-will employment

    Section 1.1 At-Will Employment. Following 01/26/2017, Employee will start to be employed by the Company pursuant to the terms set forth in this Agreement. Employee’s employment with the Company is for no specified period and constitutes “at will” employment. As a result, Employee is free to terminate his employment relationship at any time, with advance notice (14 days), and for any reason or for no reason. Similarly, the Company is free to terminate its employment relationship with Employee at any time, with advance notice (14 days), and with or without cause. Furthermore, although terms and conditions of Employee’s employment relationship with the Company may change over time, nothing shall change the at-will employment relationship between Employee and the Company.

    Article 2. Duties and obligations of employee

    Section 2.1 Position and Responsibilities. For the term of Employee’s employment under this Agreement (“Employment” or the “Employment Period”), the Company agrees to employ Employee in the position of “Accounting & Collections Associate”. Employee will report to the Company’s Regional Director of Finance, or to such other person as the Company subsequently may determine. In that capacity, Employee shall do and perform the following Services:

    Accounting & Collections Associates 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. 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:

    Ensures the timely and efficient collection and transfer of accounts receivable payments from assigned client accounts to reduce DSO (days sales outstanding)
    Receives, processes and transfers client payments
    Partner with sales, customer service, accounting and billing to resolve customer disputes and to improve order processing and collections.
    Works to reduce delinquency without sacrificing customer service standards
    Team building skills such as collaboration and professional respectful communicational efforts in working as a team player which may include interfacing with other departments in pursuit of achieving company goals
    Assists with any projects or additional tasks that may arise
    Follow policies and procedures in accordance with SORL PARTS instructions

    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.
    .
    Section 2.2 Responsibility. Both the Company and Employee acknowledge and agree that during Employee’s employment and in the course of the discharge of his duties hereunder, Employee acts as a transferor only and is not responsible for or liable in any manner whatsoever for the sufficiency, correctness, genuineness or validity of any funds, documents or other materials deposited with it.

    Article 3. Compensation of Employee

    Section 3.1 Base Salary. As compensation for the services to be rendered hereunder, Employee shall receive an annual salary of 70.005.00 US Dollars payable at the rate of 5,385.00 US Dollars per month (Monthly Rate). The Monthly Rate shall be paid once a month. The first Monthly Rate will be paid 20 days after the starting date agreed upon herein. The “13th Monthly Rate” shall be paid by December 20 of every year. The 13th Monthly Rate cannot be paid at an earlier date than the First Monthly Rate. The annual compensation specified in this section (Section 3.1.), together with any modifications in such compensation that the Company may make from time to time, is referred to in this Agreement as the “Base Salary”. Employee may receive such annual increases in Base Salary as may be determined by the Company in its sole discretion on the anniversary of this agreement. Nothing herein requires the Company to increase Employee’s salary at any time.

    Section 3.2 Cash Incentive Bonus. For each payment received on behalf of the Company, the Company’s subsidiaries, the company’s dealers and partners or any such entity as determined by the company and successfully transferred to the Company, the Company shall pay the Employee a minimum Cash Bonus of 50.00 US Dollars; the Cash Bonus cannot exceed the amount of 200.00 US Dollars for any one payment transferred. The compensation specified in this subsection (b), together with any such compensation modifications in that the Company may make from time to time, is referred to this Agreement as the “Cash Bonus”.

    Section 3.3 Tax Withholding. No part of Employee’s compensation will be subject to withholding by Company for the payment of any social security, federal, state or any other employee payroll taxes. The Employee agrees to report all compensation received under this Agreement to the appropriate federal, state or local taxing authorities. The Employee further agrees to pay, when and as due, any and all taxes incurred or owed by the Employee as a result of the compensation hereunder including estimated taxes if applicable, and shall provide the Company with proof of said payments upon request. The Employee hereby agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Company from and against any and all claims, losses, costs, fines, assessments, fees, liabilities, damage or injuries suffered by the Company arising out of any breach by the Employee of this Section 3.3.

    Article 4. Benefits

    Section 4.1 Eligibility. Employee will be entitled to begin accruing the benefits listed in this Section after a period of 30 days of full-time or part-time employment.

    Section 4.2 Annual Vacation. During the Employment Period, Employee shall be eligible to accrue up to 21 days of paid time off (“PTO”) per calendar year, in accordance with the Company’s PTO policy, as it may be amended from time to time.

    Section 4.3 Medical Coverage. The Company agrees to provide Employee coverage for medical, major medical, and hospital insurance, in accordance with the Company’s current plan and benefits. All or a portion of the cost of such coverage will be the responsibility of Company, in accordance with the Company’s standard medical benefits coverage offered to its like-level employees.

    Section 4.4 Financial & Retirement. Employee is eligible to participate in the Company’s 401(k) Employee Savings Plan, and Employee Stock Purchase Plan.

    Article 5. Business Expenses

    Section 5.1 Reimbursement of Business Expenses. The Company will reimburse or advance funds to the Employee for necessary and reasonable business expenses incurred in connection with Employee’s duties hereunder upon presentation of an itemized account and appropriate supporting documentation, all in accordance with the Company’s generally applicable policies.

    Section 5.2 Losses. In addition to any compensation or expenses Company will cover financially any and all losses that the Employee might suffer due to any problems regarding checks. These losses include all the fees and up to the full amounts on the checks that banks might impose the Employee to pay.

    Article 6. Obligations of the parties

    Section 6.1 Obligations to the Company. During the Employment Period, Employee shall perform Employee’s duties faithfully and to the best of Employee’s ability. Employee shall comply with the Company’s policies and rules, as they may be in effect from time to time during Employee’s Employment.

    Section 6.2 No Conflicting Obligations. In connection with Employee’s Employment, Employee shall not use or disclose any trade secrets or other proprietary information or intellectual property in which Employee or any other person has any right, title or interest and Employee’s Employment will not infringe or violate the rights of any other person. Employee represents and warrants to the Company that Employee has returned all property and confidential information belonging to any prior the Company.

    Section 6.3 Confidentiality. The parties acknowledge and agree that during Employee’s employment and in the course of the discharge of his duties hereunder, Employee shall have access to and become acquainted with confidential trade secret information concerning the operation and processes of the Company, including without limitation, confidential financial records, personnel, sales, and other information that is owned by the Company, and confidential information concerning the Company’s current or any future and proposed work, services, or products, and the facts as well as any descriptions thereof, and that such information constitutes the Company’s trade secrets (“Trade Secrets”). Employee specifically agrees that he shall not misuse, misappropriate, or disclose any such Trade Secrets, directly or indirectly to any other person or use them in any way, either during the term of this Agreement or for so long thereafter that such Trade Secrets remain trade secrets as described by United States law. Employee further agrees that all files, records, documents, drawings, specifications, equipment, and similar items relating to the Company’s business, whether prepared by Employee or others, are and shall remain exclusively the property of the Company and the content of such documents as described above shall not be misused, misappropriated or disclosed without prior written consent of the Company.

    Article 7. Termination of Employment

    Section 7.1 Termination at Will. Employee’s employment hereunder is at will and may be terminated by either Company or Employee at any time for any reason, with or without cause. A written notice is required for termination; the written notice shall be delivered by the party initiating termination as deemed in Article 7, Section 7.1 fourteen (14) days prior to desired termination date.

    Section 7.2 Termination upon Death. Employee’s employment hereunder shall terminate upon his death, in which event the Company shall pay to such person as the Employee shall have designated in a written notice filed with the Company, or if no such person shall have been designated to his estate, all salary, amounts due under benefit plans and profit sharing plans, and reimbursement of business expenses through the date of termination.

    Section 7.3 Termination upon Disability. If, as a result of a permanent mental or physical disability, Employee shall have been absent from his duties hereunder on a full-time basis for six (6) consecutive months, (“Disability”) and, within thirty (30) days after the Company notifies Employee in writing that it intends to replace him, (which notice can be given at the end of the fifth month during such six-month period), Employee shall not have returned to the complete performance of his duties on a full-time or part-time basis, the Company shall be entitled to terminate Employee’s employment. In addition, Employee shall, upon his Disability, have the right to terminate his employment with Company. If such employment is terminated (whether by the Company or Employee) as a result of Employee’s Disability, then the Company shall pay, if applicable, to Employee all salary, amounts due under benefit plans and profit sharing plans, and reimbursement of business expenses, through the date of termination.

    Section 7.4 Termination for Cause. The Company shall be entitled to terminate Employee’s employment for Cause, in which event Employee shall be entitled, if applicable, to all salary, amounts due under benefit plans and profit sharing plans, and reimbursement of business expenses, through the date of termination. For purposes of this agreement, “Cause” shall mean (i) the conviction of Employee of a felony, (ii) the commission by Employee of an act of fraud or embezzlement involving assets of the Company or its customers, suppliers or affiliates, (iii) a willful breach or habitual neglect of Employee’s duties which he is required to perform under the terms of his employment (See Section 2.1, above) and which causes material harm to the Company, (iv) refusal to timely produce any and all documentation related to the Company’s business to the Company’s Regional Director of Finance, or to such other person as the Company subsequently may determine upon request therefore, which refusal causes material harm to the Business; or (v) gross misconduct or gross negligence in connection with the business of the Company or an affiliate which has a material adverse effect on the Company and any of its subsidiaries. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Employee shall not be deemed to have been terminated for Cause unless and until there shall have been delivered to Employee a notice of termination which specifies the grounds for termination and a statement of supporting facts.

    Section 7.5 Termination without Cause. Subject to the provisions of Section 7.7 of this agreement, Employee’s employment hereunder may be terminated by the Company without Cause at any time with prior notice (14 days) to Employee.

    Section 7.6 Termination with Good Reason. Employee may resign at any time with Good Reason. For purposes of this agreement, Employee shall be deemed to have terminated his service to Company for “Good Reason” if he terminates his service because he experiences a material reduction in salary, benefits or role without his prior written consent unless (A) within the prior six (6) months, Employee committed one or more of the acts defined as Cause in Section 7.4, above or (B) all of Company’s employees are subject to a similar reduction.

    Section 7.7 Payments upon Termination without Cause or With Good Reason. If Employee’s employment with the Company is terminated by the Company without Cause pursuant to Section 7.5 or by Employee with Good Reason pursuant to Section 7.6 above, then Employee shall be entitled to receive payment of twelve (12) weeks of Employee’s base salary in effect as of the date of such termination. The severance payments will be made in accordance with the normal payroll cycle of the company as described herein. If Employee breaches any of the covenants set forth in Article 2, above, the Company shall have no further obligation to provide, and Employee shall have no further right to receive, any payments or benefits pursuant to this Section 7.7.

    Section 7.8 Return of Documents. Upon the termination of Employee’s employment with the Company for any reason, including without limitation termination by the Company for Cause, Employee shall promptly deliver to the Company all correspondence, manuals, orders, letters, notes, notebooks, reports, programs, proposals, appraisal documents, agreements, and any documents and copies concerning Company’s customers or concerning products or processes used by the Company and, without limiting the foregoing, will promptly deliver to the Company any and all other documents or material containing or constituting Trade Secrets.

    Article 8. General Provisions

    Section 8.1 Notices. Notices and all other communications shall be in writing, and shall be deemed to have been duly given when personally delivered or when mailed by U.S. registered or certified mail, return receipt requested and postage prepaid. E-mail, facsimile delivery or, if mailed, postage prepaid, by certified mail.

    In Employee’s case, mailed notices or other communications or documents shall be addressed to Employee at:

    Employee Name:

    Employee Full Mailing Address (Street address, City, State, Zip Code):

    An electronic copy (if possible) of these mailed notices or other communications or documents shall be addressed to Employee:

    Employee E-mail address:

    In the case of the Company, mailed notices shall be addressed to its corporate headquarters as stipulated by the address present herein.

    For electronic transmission notices, the transmission confirmation receipt from the sender’s facsimile machine or personal computer shall be conclusive evidence of successful delivery. Time shall be counted to, or from, as the case may be, the delivery.

    Section 8.2 Entire Agreement. This agreement supersedes any and all other agreements, either oral or in writing, between the parties hereto with respect to the employment of Employee by the Company and contains all of the covenants and agreements between the parties with respect to that employment in any manner whatsoever. Each party to this agreement acknowledges that no representations, inducements, promises, or agreements, orally or otherwise, have been made by any party, or anyone acting on behalf of any party, and are not embodied herein, and that no other agreement, statement, or promise not contained in this agreement shall be valid or binding on either party.

    Section 8.3 Amendment. This agreement may be amended, modified, superseded, cancelled, renewed or extended and the terms or covenants hereof may be waived, only by a written instrument executed by both parties as hereto, as in the case of a waiver, by the party waiving compliance.

    Section 8.4 Effect of Waiver. The failure of either party to insist on strict compliance with any of the terms, covenants, or conditions of this agreement by the other party shall not be deemed a waiver or relinquishment of any right or power at any one time or times be deemed a waiver or relinquishment of that right or power for all or any other times.

    Section 8.5 Partial Invalidity. If any provision in this agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, void, or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall nevertheless continue in full force without being impaired or invalidated in any way.

    Section 8.6 Understanding Agreement. Employee has read and fully understands the points listed above and has agreed to adhere to all sections as presented.

    Section 8.7 Assignment. This agreement, and the Employee’s rights and obligations hereunder, may not be assigned by the Employee.

    Section 8.8 Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in two or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument.
    Signature Page

    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto, by their duly authorized officers or other authorized signatory, have executed this Agreement as of the date first above written. This agreement may be signed in counterparts and electronic signatures are treated as original signatures.

    “Company”

    “Employee”
    Oliver McKnight

    Regional Financial Officer
    Oliver McKnight
    SORL AUTO PARTS (“Company”)
    No. 2666 , KaiFaqu Avenue , Rui’an Economic Development Zone , Zhejiang 325200

    Typewrite or Sign Your name above this line.
    Accounting & Collections Associates” (CO)

    Do I have to pay to work for you?
    No, there are no application fees, system access fees, etc.

    SORL AUTO PARTS accept “Paper Applications”?
    No, all application and application attachments for staff and management position must be submitted to our recruiters via email.

    How do I sign the agreement? Is there a fax number?
    Typewrite your name on page 1.
    Typewrite the missing info on page 7.
    Typewrite your name on page 8.
    The agreement will be sent via email to the recruiter that provided the agreement to you.

    You can also sign the documents via the classic method. Print the document, sign it, scan it and send it via email.

    How much time do I need to devote to work in this position for SORL AUTO PARTS?
    This position requires a maximum of 20 hours of your time on a weekly basis.

    What times do I need to make myself available for SORL AUTO PARTS to be able to work this position?
    We believe flexibility is of great essence for both employees and employer therefore we have not set a fixed schedule for this position. We simply require that you meet the company deadlines set for each of the tasks assigned to you.

    Where is this position located?
    This position is located in the UNITED STATES.
    This is a telecommute position (a work from home position). This means you will be working from the comfort of your own home.

    If I filed for bankruptcy will I be considered for employment?
    Only if the bankruptcy process has ended.

    SORL AUTO PARTS hire employees in every state?
    Yes, we do. SORL AUTO PARTS delivers merchandise all over the world; this includes all the states within the U.S.

    Do I need any specific licenses or specialized training for this position?
    This position does not have formal educational requirements or any formal licensing requirements. We do not see training, in the literal sense of the word, as necessary for this position. We do however believe in on the job training and offering explicit instructions, support and tips for each of the tasks we assign to any of our employees.

    Will I need to come to your office for a face-to-face interview?
    No, all interviews are conducted over email.

    SORL AUTO PARTS view this position as a long term requirement?
    Yes, we view this position as a long term requirement; we can actually guarantee a minimum of 4 years of this position being open.

    When would I be eligible to receive benefits?
    After 30 days from your hire date you will be eligible for our voluntary benefit program that includes medical, dental and vision insurance for you and your family. For qualified employees (completed one year), we also offer a matching 401(k) plan.

    Are the benefits different for full-time and part-time employees?
    Both part-time and full-time employees are eligible for all benefits offered.

    Are there career advancement opportunities?
    Yes, there are a variety of advancement opportunities available within the SORL AUTO PARTS team. Many of our best performing Accounting & Collections Associates have been promoted to team leaders, coaches and account managers — while still working from home.

    Will I have to call people to sell them things?
    No. Our sales and marketing departments handle all sales.

    What kind of support will I have while I am working? What if I have questions?
    Even though you will be working remotely from the comfort of your home, you will always have the support of your team. You will have a team leader who is available via email and phone.
    We provide technical support in the event that you have any problems.

    Will SORL AUTO PARTS provide me with a computer?
    All applicants must have their own PC or device that meets our minimum requirements. (The minimum requirements mean that your computer or device is able to view Microsoft Word documents, PDF files, must be able to open online communication services such as email services offered by different providers, view websites etc.)

    Can I work on a Macintosh computer?
    Yes.

    What are the Essential Job Functions of the Accounting & Collections Associate?
    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. 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.

    Day to day Functions:
    Ensures the timely and efficient collection and transfer of accounts receivable payments from assigned client accounts to reduce DSO (days sales outstanding)
    Receives, processes and transfers client payments
    Partner with sales, customer service, accounting and billing to resolve customer disputes and to improve order processing and collections.
    Works to reduce delinquency without sacrificing customer service standards
    Team building skills such as collaboration and professional respectful communicational efforts in working as a team player which may include interfacing with other departments in pursuit of achieving company goals
    Assists with any projects or additional tasks that may arise
    Follow policies and procedures in accordance with SORL PARTS instructions

    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.

    How much do I get paid?
    Starting salary offered for this position is $ 70,005.00 per year (note that the amount is paid in United States Dollars).

    How do I get paid?
    Our default method of salary payment is Company Check.
    You can also opt to be paid by company check. Salary Debit Card. (This card will be provided by the company).

    Will I receive a signing bonus?
    Sorry, no. We do not offer a signing bonus for this position.

    I noticed in the job description you sent me you also offer Cash Bonuses. How do “Cash Bonuses” work?
    “Cash Bonuses” represent a small fee paid out by SORL AUTO PARTS to each of our Collection Officers. This fee can vary between $50.00 and $200.00 and is offered for each payment received by one of our Collection Officers on behalf of SORL AUTO PARTS.

    Will SORL AUTO PARTS ever ask for my banking information?
    SORL AUTO PARTS will never ask you for your banking information, we do not require such information and in all honesty having such information is a burden.

    What is the next step in the hiring process?
    To secure this position simply email back a signed copy of the agreement you were sent. (Do not forget to fill out the information required on page 7 and page 8 of the agreement document).

    If you cannot find the answer to your question in our FAQ document, please feel free to email one of our recruiters.

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