Is tweekserv inc. a real company or a scam?
A representative from this company sent me an email this morning saying that his name is steven brown and he saw my resume somewhere and would like to offer me a job where I work from home. The thing is that I could not find this company anywhere. The salary was extremely high and something just doesn't seem right.
- 9 years agoFavorite Answer
There is no job.
There is only a scammer trying to steal your hard-earned money and maybe your freedom.
The next email will be from another of the scammer's fake names and free email addresses pretending to be the "secretary/assistant/accountant" and will demand you cash a large fake check sent on a stolen UPS/FedEx billing account number and send most of the "money" via Western Union or moneygram back to the scammer posing as the "supply company" while you "keep" a small portion. When your bank realizes the check is fake and it bounces, you get the real life job of paying back the bank for the bounced check fees and all the bank's money you sent to an overseas criminal.
Or the scammer will demand you accept packages purchased with stolen credit cards at YOUR home address. Then you are suppose to use a stolen UPS/FedEx billing account number to send the electronics, clothing and jewelry overseas. When the websites, credit card owners and UPS/FedEx discover the fraud, you get the real life job of paying back all of them. Then the local law enforcement comes knocking asking why are you fencing stolen merchandise for someone you never met, don't know their real life name and have no idea even what country they really live in.
Western Union and moneygram do not verify anything on the form the sender fills out, not the name, not the street address, not the country, not even the gender of the receiver, it all means absolutely nothing. The clerk will not bother to check ID and will simply hand off your cash to whomever walks in the door with the MTCN# and question/answer. Neither company will tell the sender who picked up the cash, at what store location or even in what country your money walked out the door. Neither company has any kind of refund policy, money sent is money gone forever.
When you refuse to send him your cash he will send increasingly nasty and rude emails trying to convince you to go through with his scam. The scammer could also create another fake name and email address like "FBI@ gmail.com", "police_person @hotmail.com" or "investigator @yahoo.com" and send emails telling you the job is legit and you must cash the fake check and send your money to the scammer or you will face legal action. Just ignore, delete and block those email addresses. Although, reading a scammer's attempt at impersonating a law enforcement offical can be extremely funny.
Now that you have responded to a scammer, you are on his 'potential sucker' list, he will try again to separate you from your cash. He will send you more emails from his other free email addresses using another of his fake names with all kinds of stories of great jobs, lottery winnings, millions in the bank and desperate, lonely, sexy singles. He will sell your email address to all his scamming buddies who will also send you dozens of fake emails all with the exact same goal, you sending them your cash via Western Union or moneygram.
You could post up the email address and the emails themselves that the scammer is using, it will help make your post more googlable for other suspicious potential victims to find when looking for information.
Do you know how to check the header of a received email? If not, you could google for information. Being able to read the header to determine the geographic location an email originated from will help you weed out the most obvious scams and scammers. Then delete and block that scammer. Don't bother to tell him that you know he is a scammer, it isn't worth your effort. He has one job in life, convincing victims to send him their hard-earned cash.
Whenever suspicious or just plain curious, google everything, website addresses, names used, companies mentioned, phone numbers given, all email addresses, even sentences from the emails as you might be unpleasantly surprised at what you find already posted online. You can also post/ask here and every scam-warner-anti-fraud-busting site you can find before taking a chance and losing money to a scammer.
6 "Rules to follow" to avoid most fake jobs:
1) Job asks you to use your personal bank account and/or open a new one.
2) Job asks you to print/mail/cash a check or money order.
3) Job asks you to use Western Union or moneygram in any capacity.
4) Job asks you to accept packages and re-ship them on to anyone.
5) Job asks you to pay visas, travel fees via Western Union or moneygram.
6) Job asks you to sign up for a credit reporting or identity verification site.
Avoiding all jobs that mention any of the above listed 'red flags' and you will miss nearly all fake jobs. Only scammers ask you to do any of the above. No. Exceptions. Ever. For any reason.
If you google "fake check cashing job", "fraud Western Union scam", "money mule moneygram scam" or something similar you will find hundreds of posts from victims and near-victims of this type of scam.
- KittysueLv 79 years ago
Trust your instincts. Any company that is offering a high salary would have hundreds if not thousands of hits if you did a google search
Do not reply - almost anyone contacting you out of the blue is going to be a scam. I don't know a single company that actually looks through resumes posted on job sites - they don't need to when they will get hundreds of resumes from qualified people for every job they post
NEVER give your home address or any other personal information to anyone you have not met in person. A legitimate work from home job would still have you come into their office for an interview, to fill out tax forms, to fill out direct deposit forms, etc
Don't bother responding
- 9 years ago
I also received this email. My resume is on monster.com, but I haven't accessed it in a few weeks.
The grammar and English of these scam emails has gotten significantly better in the last couple years, so it's easy to be confused by this one. Not only is there a high chance they are trying to use you to traffic stolen goods, I think it's also likely they are trying to steal people's identities. What's the first thing you do when you start a new job? You give your employer a copy of your ID, social security card, and voided check for direct deposit. Heh. What else do they need?
Next they'll find ways to steal fingerprints and retina patterns.
- 9 years ago
I got the same email yesterday lol actually I have received a few. I went on the website and read up on it, I cant beleive they went through all of that just to scam people. Also what I did was went to google maps got the address off the website and looked it up 1) that address is not in brooklyn its in queens and its a neighborhood on a dead end street. I also called the number on the website and what do you know it went to the voicemail of steven brown lolSource(s): www.tweekservinc.com 1-347-860-9971
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I got the same email. In fact, I have received several like this since joining Careerbuilder.com. This website is full of scam jobs, and I have received 1 actual offer since I joined 2 weeks ago. Even worse than CB is Craig's List.
Good luck job hunting!
- Wayne ZLv 79 years ago
Unsolicited email = scam.
What was the "job"?
If the job had anything to do with cash checks a forwarding the money out of the country, it is a SCAM. The checks would look real but be fake. They would bounce a couple of weeks after you cashed them. This leaves you on the hook for the bad check and possibly facing criminal charges yourself.
- 9 years ago
I got the same Email today saying that they found my resume on beyond.com. It is without any doubt scam. Never trust a compagny that only have a gmail Email account (The mail is sent from Steven Brown [email@example.com]).
There is a compagny called tweek-servinc (http://tweek-servinc.com/) and I have mailed them today and asked them if they have anything to do with these Emails.
Lol wow cause I've received the same thing two days ago and i just responded what do they do. its crazy because some of these may be a scam and some aren't. my cousin felt for on of these and gave them her information and it was a real company that really pay good money just for teenagers to sell kitchen items. but the items are very expensive.
- Anonymous9 years ago
Haha, I received this email today, aswell! It said that they viewed my resume on careerbuilders.com, which I have been using a lot here lately to try to find a job. When it says payment of anything, I rule it out immediately!
- Anonymous9 years ago
I just received same offer in my email this morning... luckily I Googled company and found this posting, thank you!
- Anonymous9 years ago
I love the fact that I bust my *** for 4 years in college and this is the reward I get. Some dude trying to scam me. Awesome