Siemens Global
Complaint 92749 Details

  • Date Occurred: 03/23/2012
  • Reported Damages: $350.00

The complaint is against an online dating profile

The complaint is a listing fraud posted on public forums or sites against an anonymous entity

The complaint is mobile text spam or smishing related against an anonymous entity

The company or person contact no longer exists

International boundaries

The predator pulled my resume from careerbuilders.com and setup a yahoo chat to discuss the work-at-home, online position they had available. After several questions via the chat, they advised that the software tool that would be needed to perform the job duties required a purchase of $350 to western union, with a provided id. Following is the full details of the chat:

recruitdesk2012: My name is Mrs Susan Edmond the hiring manager of SIEMENS GLOBAL COMPANY. Am here to brief you more about the job briefing/ interview and will also like know if you are ready for your interview?.
shirdo1: yes
recruitdesk2012: Siemens AG (NYSE: SI) is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, and operates in the industry, energy and healthcare sectors. For more than 160 years, Siemens has built a reputation for leading-edge innovation and the quality of its products, services and solutions. With 405,000 employees in 190 countries, Siemens reported worldwide sales of $102.9 billion in fiscal 2010,With its U.S. corporate headquarters in Washington, DC, Siemens in the USA reported sales of $19.9 billion and employs more than 60,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
shirdo1: ok - so what is the bases of this position
recruitdesk2012: Before we proceed, i will like to let you know that This is strictly an online and work from home job the working hours are flexible and you can chose to work from anywhere of your choice,the pay is $19.7 per hour training is $15.7 per hour and will be get payment bi weekly via direct deposit or paycheck working 40 to 45 hours weekly,if you are employed you are going to be working as a full employee and not an independent contractor.
shirdo1: ok
recruitdesk2012: Benefits include: Health, Dental, Life and AD&D Insurance, Employee Wellness and 401k plans Paid Time Off and Holidays with Generous Company Discounts
shirdo1: ok - good
recruitdesk2012: Your Primary duties include: Preparation of Balance sheets (Mini), account balancing, invoicing recording,proper data analysis of sales records and recording pay slips into accountingdatabase all these will be done through the use of the Accounting Software.....
shirdo1: what is the software name being used
recruitdesk2012: You will get to know as we proceed okay?
shirdo1: ok
recruitdesk2012: Your secondary daily duties would be to report to your Supervisor, who would be attached to you online, He/She would assign logs of duty daily and you would be required to work according to instructions, using the Microsoft Office tools and the Accounting software. Now the function of the Accounting software is to arrange, formalize and manage the data you have processed, sent to your supervisor via E-mail.

Can you handle All of these duties effectively?
shirdo1: yes
recruitdesk2012: Good!
recruitdesk2012: Have you done an online interview before?
shirdo1: yes, several
recruitdesk2012: Whats your full name,sex, age and where are you located?
shirdo1: I provided that info in my resume
recruitdesk2012: Oh Ok
shirdo1: these are very discriminating questions
shirdo1: are u there
recruitdesk2012: Ok
recruitdesk2012: Have you worked or handle any among this position before? Data Entry Clerk
shirdo1: Yes, My major is Computer Science with minor in Mathematics - so I know several databases, and use them daily
recruitdesk2012: Ok
recruitdesk2012: Are you currently employed?
shirdo1: partially
recruitdesk2012: Will you be able to devote 5 hours of your time to this company daily?
shirdo1: yes without a problem
recruitdesk2012: How much training do you think you need to become a productive employee?
shirdo1: I am usually a fast learner, what is the accounting tool used
recruitdesk2012: Do you have a Printer, Fax Machine,Scanner and a Photocopier?
shirdo1: yes
shirdo1: are you there?
recruitdesk2012: What do you understand by privacy and code of conduct?
shirdo1: various from business to business, I implement all as they apply
recruitdesk2012: Ok
recruitdesk2012: Good
recruitdesk2012: What do you understand by petty cash?
shirdo1: I have not been involved with petty cash
recruitdesk2012: Do you know your clerical speed?
shirdo1: from job to job, I have accessed as it available among the employees
shirdo1: I am very fast
shirdo1: haven't time it in over 10 years
recruitdesk2012: Ok
recruitdesk2012: Do you have an idea of how to use ms excel?
shirdo1: yes very well
recruitdesk2012: How would you like to be Paid ? Weekly Or Bi-Weekly ?
shirdo1: weekly
recruitdesk2012: What means of Payment do you prefer ? Check, Direct Deposit
shirdo1: check
recruitdesk2012: Ok and what bank do you operate with?
shirdo1: Wachovia
shirdo1: now Wells Fargo
recruitdesk2012: I need you to hold online while i forward your interview answers to the HR board for proper review and consideration.Okay ?
shirdo1: ok
recruitdesk2012: Am back
shirdo1: ok
recruitdesk2012: Due to your level of experience in the Accounting/Data Entry feild,The company has decided to keep you as one of our staff,And that is why you are been asked to get on for the job briefing and interview
shirdo1: ok - great, where are you located
recruitdesk2012: 601 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC
United States
shirdo1: ok
recruitdesk2012: You are to start work immediately due to the rate of clients we have at hand You will receive your duties everyday via email and your supervisor will be attached to you online to assist you with any difficulties
shirdo1: ok
recruitdesk2012: You will Earn $19.7 per hour,You will receive your pay every friday of the week via wire transfer,Direct deposit or check,Depending on which you prefer.
shirdo1: ok I prefer direct deposit
recruitdesk2012: Ok
recruitdesk2012: You will be needing some accounting softwares for this job
shirdo1: ok
recruitdesk2012: The following software are what you will be working with: PeachTree, MYOB, QuickBooks, NetSuite
recruitdesk2012: arae you familiar with the softwares?
shirdo1: some that are similiar - is MYOB - manage your own business
recruitdesk2012: Ok Good!
shirdo1: I can't reference Siemens Global, Washington DC
shirdo1: is there another address
recruitdesk2012: Yes that is because this location i gave you is the new branch that we are just build in washington okay?
shirdo1: oh - ok, where was the old branch located, if you don't mind me asking
recruitdesk2012: Location: Worcester, MA, U.S.A.
recruitdesk2012: Okay?
shirdo1: ok
recruitdesk2012: So can we proceed?
shirdo1: yes
recruitdesk2012: The company will provide you with an HP laptop with a fast and reliable internet connection. Your W-4 form will be arriving shortly with the other working materials you need to start earning money with our company. You will be required to purchase the software you will be working with and the company will have you reimbursed for your order. You will need to place an order with a certified vendor and trusted third-party company who will then have the programs installed free of charge on your company laptop. It will be sent to you via overnight shipping from FedEx.
shirdo1: ok
recruitdesk2012: Five good reasons why you are needed to make order for the software's programs.
recruitdesk2012: The company does not have the software programs because we does not specialize of accounting softwares.
recruitdesk2012: This is to show how committed you are to work for the company.
recruitdesk2012: The software vendor is the vendor all our employee has been buying from for years now.and you will make the order from her to enable her install the accounting software programs with disc and have it shipped overnight to you via FedEx.
recruitdesk2012: Due to the rate of unemployment these days,The company is hiring 16 teams to work for the company with 4 software programs and to enable them deal with clients in the healthcare sectors,insurance sector,banks and business organizations e.t.c
recruitdesk2012: Your training supervisor need you to get these programs ready to enable you work accurate with him or her.
recruitdesk2012: Understood?
shirdo1: yes
shirdo1: where do I purchase the software - is there a site
recruitdesk2012: No You are to purchase the softwares from the company vendor
recruitdesk2012: NOTE: All softwares are to be purchased from the software office the company has been buying from for years now
shirdo1: Oh - ok, who is the vendor
recruitdesk2012: The vendor is the third party to the company
shirdo1: or I guess they will contact me
recruitdesk2012: Yes ..
recruitdesk2012: the vendor will be contacting you
recruitdesk2012: okay?
shirdo1: yes
shirdo1: how will they contact me, via phone on online
shirdo1: are we done with this interview
recruitdesk2012: Via online
BUZZ!!!
recruitdesk2012: You will contact the vendor online okay?
recruitdesk2012: You there?
shirdo1: yes, I will contact them once I am provided the information
recruitdesk2012: Ok Good
recruitdesk2012: So can we proceed?
shirdo1: yes
recruitdesk2012: Once you have made your purchase, you should expect to receive your work materials at exactly 10:00AM the next morning. I will be here to provide you with the FedEx tracking number.
shirdo1: ok
shirdo1: How much is the software
recruitdesk2012: After purchase has been made today. You will be receiving your working materials at exactly 10:am Tomorrow Morning, and i will be here to provide you with your FedEx tracking number. You will then join the other employees who are also currently training.
shirdo1: ok
shirdo1: How much is the software
recruitdesk2012: Initially, the software will cost $350 but you will also be trained by your supervisor on how to navigate the programs. Note that you will also be paid during training and for all hours that you work. Also not that you will be reimbursed for this investment. The credit will arrive with your first paycheck. Our employees are paid once a week every Friday. You will need to purchase the software from the shipping agent who we have been conducting business with for years.
BUZZ!!!
recruitdesk2012: Understood?
shirdo1: yes
recruitdesk2012: So can you handle the cost?
shirdo1: sure
recruitdesk2012: Good
recruitdesk2012: Remember that Once you have made your purchase, you should expect to receive your work materials at exactly 10:00AM the next morning. I will be here to provide you with the FedEx tracking number.
shirdo1: ok
recruitdesk2012: And also After purchase has been made today. You will be receiving your working materials at exactly 10:am Tomorrow Morning, and i will be here to provide you with your FedEx tracking number. You will then join the other employees who are also currently training.
shirdo1: ok
recruitdesk2012: Should i notify the vendor that you are about making the payment for tha softwares?
shirdo1: sure
shirdo1: who is the vendor
shirdo1: what is their name, I don't think you provided that
recruitdesk2012: The vendor is the third party to the company
recruitdesk2012: Okay?
shirdo1: right, but what is their name
shirdo1: are you there?
recruitdesk2012: Yes
recruitdesk2012: Am on the phone right now can you hold on pls
shirdo1: sure
recruitdesk2012: aOk
recruitdesk2012: can you get a pen and paper?
shirdo1: yes
shirdo1: have one now
recruitdesk2012: Ok...Good
recruitdesk2012: You are to put this name and address down
recruitdesk2012: Jill E. Ose
City: Adams
State: NY
Zipcode: 13605
recruitdesk2012: Got it?
shirdo1: got it
recruitdesk2012: Good
recruitdesk2012: So i believe you will be making the payment now?
shirdo1: yes
shirdo1: When will the third party contact me to make the payment to Jill E. Ose
recruitdesk2012: he will soon be contacting you now okay?
shirdo1: what is his name
recruitdesk2012: Jill E. Ose
recruitdesk2012: She will be contacting you okay?
shirdo1: oh - ok, threw me off for a minute when you said "He"
recruitdesk2012: She is a woman okay?
recruitdesk2012: sorry for the mistake
shirdo1: ok
shirdo1: where are you from
shirdo1: Just seems like you are not from the US, your wording seems to be international since I use to deal with alot of international people
recruitdesk2012: Yes you are right
recruitdesk2012: Am from usa
recruitdesk2012: CA
shirdo1: oh -ok
shirdo1: are you originally from Ca. We usually say I'm, not Am
shirdo1: I once wanted to move to CA, where in CA do you live
shirdo1: if not getting too personal. I wanted to move to Pasadena
shirdo1: are you there
recruitdesk2012: Yes
recruitdesk2012: Should i provide you with the vendor's id?
shirdo1: yes
shirdo1: waiting
recruitdesk2012: siemensglobal_vendor01
recruitdesk2012: that is her id
recruitdesk2012: she's waiting for you
shirdo1: ok
shirdo1: I will do a 3way
shirdo1: why are you declining, was setting up a 3 way chat
recruitdesk2012: Add her up okay?
shirdo1: ok
recruitdesk2012: She is not suppose to decline \
recruitdesk2012: am sure she is busy
shirdo1: ok will try again now
recruitdesk2012: because she is always busy
recruitdesk2012 is typing...
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*****This is after I setup the 3way chat******************
Hello Shirley
shirdo1: ok we are all here
shirdo1: what is next
siemensglobal_vendor01: The next step for you is to make sure you have the purchase of your software completed\
shirdo1: ok - how do I make the purchase - is there something you require
recruitdesk2012: Yes
recruitdesk2012: You are to make the purchase to me
shirdo1: ok - how will I do that
recruitdesk2012: You are to make the purchase Via Western Union
shirdo1: oh - I thought you may have had a pen-pal account, or direct desposit setup that I can make the transfer
recruitdesk2012: The only form of payment by the company is Via Western Union
recruitdesk2012: The company has been dealing with Western Union For Years now
recruitdesk2012: And that is Our method of receving funds.
shirdo1: ok - that will take about an hour - do you want me to ping you back. Following is the the transfer funds info that I will give to western union, just want to make sure it is correct and if I need any addional info on the ticket:
shirdo1: Jill E. Ose
City: Adams
State: NY
Zipcode: 13605
shirdo1: money350
shirdo1: is this correct
siemensglobal_vendor01: Yes that is correct
shirdo1: ok - give me about an hour - what is your time there
shirdo1: are you there?
siemensglobal_vendor01: 9:44 AM
shirdo1: oh - I thought you were in NY Jill
shirdo1:
siemensglobal_vendor01: You have to make sure that you meet up with the vendors time
siemensglobal_vendor01: before the pickup tome is closed
shirdo1: oh, I thought you were the vendor, ok - I am leaving - will ping you back in an hour
recruitdesk2012: Her time is 12:45 PM
recruitdesk2012: the vendor is here also
recruitdesk2012: and we are all in the conference chat
recruitdesk2012: i am to leave here now
recruitdesk2012: i have to get into a board meeting right now
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I did not make the Western Union Payment, I contacted my local police department and they advised that I send in this scam so others can be aware of them.

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  • Complaints Filed: 6
  • Reported Damages: $3,250.00
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