Vicont Brewing Territory Manager Employment Scam

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  1. Robin Roberts says:

    I was scammed and they have all my info! I have reported them with the FBI and have had to close and lock down all my accounts to be safe! I have all emails as well as everything that took place inside the “panel” where you are to work from. This makes me sick and I will help in anyway I can to stop them!

  2. Brian Haines says:

    Hello, Brian.

    I’m sorry for delay, we have a lot of orders and I need to work on them, so I made a schedule please read it.

    OK, here’s the schedule:
    -Till the end of this week we will gather all the employment agreements and other documents (till 04/39/26).
    After that we will have a training period for 2 weeks, it will include providing all the training material
    using specially design web-panel on our domain for supervisors, managers
    and our client base. During the training period we will also ask you to parts of usual Client manager routine
    to show you what exactly you will encounter when you’ll be working as fully-employed managers.
    -Training period: 05/02/16 – 05/13/16, all the training material is absolutely free and you don’t need to buy
    any products for testing. During the training period we will give you assignments like to do marketing research,
    to take a part in processing order, gather on-line information about our potential client in you local are.
    – Till the end of the training period we will have main information on your strong size, from that we will
    offer you a position at the office. August 25, because of fast expand and almost thousand companies and regular people working with us, we are opening four new offices around the country, so we can provide our products and process orders faster.
    At 05/16/16 if you’ll pass the training period and will remain in our business, we will send two copies of contract only this time it will be send to your home address. After signing it, you will be able to bring new client’s, and support the old client base which is your main mission.

    Salary for the training period is $1750 + bonuses earned from 2 processing orders (3% from each order)
    Salary for full-time from Monday-Friday, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.(1 hour lunch break) $3480 + 3%, which will be
    paid twice per month, as a direct deposit or a paycheck.
    Salary for part-time from Monday-Friday $1750 + 3%, 4 hours in a row between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

    I’m attaching the employment agreement and W4 form to this e-mail, for people who already had an interview with me. And
    for those who didn’t spoke to me, from tomorrow I will call you upon your e-mail request.
    If you want to talk to me before signing employment agreement, just reply to this e-mail and write that: You would like to talk to me, so I can answer any of your questions.
    To send me back signed documents you need: print the documents first, sign them, scan them or just take a picture of your first and last page and send it via e-mail.
    Thank you.

    Best regards,
    Michael Johnson,
    Vicont Brewing Company,
    Phone: (904) 425-9527

  3. ron l miller says:

    Another email that was sent to me

    • admin says:

      Thank you again! This is the exact same email they have used in practically every scam they have operated for the last 2 years or more. They just change some of the wording to match the company name and type of business etc. They never used to include the background check form until just recently just to make the scam look more believable I suppose. They realized it threw up a huge red flag to victims by not having a form since they were hiring them to handle “client payments”, which by the way, NO legitimate company would ever ask an employee to use their own bank account to handle company business period.. even with a background check!

  4. ron l miller says:

    I apologize for a delay and thank you again for your interest in the Territory Manager opening with our company! I’m sending you our standard Employment Agreement in the attachment to this message: it contains all you need to know about this position including duties, pay, schedule, benefits, etc. Since you will be working with financial and confidential information, we will need to perform a full background check first, thus a Background Check Authorization Form.

    As our Territory Manager your responsibilities will include searching for new clients and developing the existing business relationships. Our company is selling ingredients, equipment and starter kits for home brewers: people who are making home-made beer and wine products. Please note that you don’t need to invest into a license to sell our products, because they are not alcohol-based. We have got a number of regular clients, however, we are very interested in getting new ones, especially the locals, people from your state and city.

    The starting salary is $4800 per month for full-time and $3600 per month for part-time; paychecks are direct deposited monthly. There is also a bonus in the amount of 15% of your monthly pay to your paycheck, if there have been no complaints both from your clients, and from your supervisor on your performance. Plus for every client you work with or bring in there will be a bonus of 5% of the amount of the order they make. Basing on our experience, it’s quite possible to double your base income with bonuses already after the 2nd month of work.

    We don’t provide our employees with any equipment, because any device with the Internet access will be suitable for this job. If you have a laptop or a Mac, a tablet of a smartphone, you will be able to access our corporate CMS.

    There is a free online training course for 1-2 days, which are considered as your first days of work and are paid by the company. The training materials will be available upon your signing all paperwork and officially becoming a new employee of Home Brew Shop LLC.

    Your supervisor will be sending you detailed guidelines, giving you hints on your first assignments and taking you step-by-step through the whole work process. We believe that practice is more efficient than theory, and getting to actual work straight since the very beginning would be more helpful than taking extensive training courses.

    In order to start please print out the Employment Agreement and the Background Check Authorization form; fill both documents out, sign them and email back to me. If you don’t have a scanner, legible photos of the signed paperwork would be acceptable as well. This is a final job offer, which means that upon signing the paperwork you will be considered an official employee of the company, not a contractor; we would also require you to fill out a W4 form to calculate your state income tax deductions, which I will send you later.

    As I previously mentioned, this position is available immediately, so we can get you started next week. If you have any questions, please feel free to send them to me. Thanks in advance, I’m looking forward to start working with you! Additional information about the company can be found at our official web site:

    Please, send your reply at

    Best regards,
    Robert Johnstone
    Vicont Brewing Company
    Phone: (904) 425-9530

  5. ron l miller says:

    This is what has been emailed too me..
    Thank god i found this page before i fell into there trap…

    • admin says:

      Thank you for sharing this information. I’m so glad you found this page too. Even if we can prevent only one potential victim from falling into their trap, it’s well worth the effort.

  6. ron l miller says:

    We have received your documentation and verified your information, everything looks fine. I’m sending you a W-4 form to fill out, it’s required for tax purposes: your income tax will be deducted from your salary. Please fill it out and send to me as well. If you have issues with opening/viewing the file, please use the following link to download it from the IRS web site:

    Now, in order to work with clients, you will need a checking bank account. There are 3 options for bank accounts we accept:

    1) You can open a separate checking account for working with us. It could even be a business one: “Your name DBA Vicont Brewing Company.” Please open a new bank account in the bank you have an existing account of yours.

    2) If it sounds too complicated, we can accept an existing personal/business checking account for the 1st month of work. However, as soon as you receive your first paycheck, we would still like you to open a business account to continue working with us.

    3) We can also officially register a business name for you to operate under as our affiliate, supply your with the legal credentials and EIN, and under this business name you will open a business account which you will receive your salary into and handle clients payments through. it will take slightly more time, however, you will be able to work with corporate clients with larger bonuses.

    If you’d prefer to open a bank account specifically for working with us or use an existing one, please fill out the Banking Form in the attachment and send it back to me the way you delivered your signed EA and Background Check paperwork. This account will be used for the financial transactions with our suppliers and clients; we can direct deposit your paycheck into it as well, if you choose to.

    As soon as I receive this final piece of paperwork from you, I’ll send you a link to register in our web panel for you to start working and training.

    Best regards,

    Robert Johnstone

    Vicont Brewing Company

    Phone: (904) 425-9530