Job by Steven Brown from TweekServ Inc. offering high salary - whether there is such company? Is it a scam?
Today I got an email from Steven Brown of TweekServ Inc. Company offering huge salary for online work. He requires me to furnish updated contact details, if I am accepting the job. contents of the mail is"We are searching for part-time independent agents state-wide.
Here are the job requirements in brief:
Availability (online and on the phone) for 2-3 hours a day Mon-Fri
Confident PC user
24/7 Internet and e-mail access
To make you interested we offer:
- Salary: Monthly gross starting salary of $2,300 - $4,500 (including base salary and percentage)
- Free training
- Benefits: Standard benefits for salaried-exempt employees, including health, dental, life and disability insurance".
Obviously, the mail is not from the company site but from :email@example.com and they asked to sent details to that mail.
Whether this company is a legitimate on or fraud
- 9 years agoFavorite Answer
There is no job.
While Steven Brown of TweekServ Inc may exist in real life, that email did NOT come from a legit person, it came from a scammer, a scammer trying to steal your hard-earned money.
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.
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.
- Wayne ZLv 79 years ago
Looks like a typical fake check scam.
1) Gmail address
2) Unrealistic pay. The numbers above work out to a MINIMUM of $35.38 an hour. That is double what a typical college graduate makes.
My guess is that they will ask you to cash check for them from their "customers". The checks will look real but be fake. Unfortunately, by the time the check bounces, you will have already sent the proceeds out of the country. This leaves you on the hook for the bad check and possibly even facing criminal fraud charges.
- KittysueLv 79 years ago
Would a legitimate company use a free @gmail address? Would a legitimate company ever offer a high salary to a person they have NEVER met? Would a legitimate company NOT have a listed phone number or address anywhere in the country? Would a legitimate company be reported as a money laundering scam?
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- Anonymous9 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
- TamaraLv 44 years ago
Depends, some of them do it just for money and maybe because they want people to feel sorry for them like a Histrionic person, Alot of the time they are mentally Ill or unemployed, a good idea is for homeless people to go to places with a low unemployment rate like don't go to Los Angeles or New York or San Diego go to least expensive places but how will u get that help? I'm not the expert, maybe the state can help, hopefully there not like Wahh are population is dropping!