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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Fake Starbucks Job

Thank you Darzam for submitting the following information. There appears to be a fake Starbucks job position circulating on Craigslist.

FIRST EMAIL RECEIVED:
Starbucks Coffee
North Last Chance
GulchHelena, MT 59601
www.starbucks.com
buckscoffeerecruit1@gmail.com

Dear Applicant,
You are getting this email in regards of the resume you sent to us for the Account Officer (Receivables/Payables)posted on the Accounting Section. The HR Managers have scrutinizedyour Resumes and due to some certain factors, am glad to get youinformed that you have beenshortlisted as a possible Account Officer of the company.

ABOUT US - Starbucks Coffee CompanyThe bottom line: We always figured that putting people before products just made good common sense. So far, it's been working out for us. Ourrelationships with farmers yield the highest quality coffees. Theconnections we make in communities create a loyal following. And thesupport we provide our baristas pays off everyday. Read more about ourapproach to business in the 2007 Corporate Social ResponsibilityAnnual Report.

Responsibilities:As an Account Officer, you are responsible for the following:
1. Receive payment from our Customers or Clients.
2. Process payments received for crediting
3. Record daily transactions and invoice
4. work with the Credit Department of the Company to complete transactions.This position is part time and it gives you the opportunity to doother works as you will be working from home while earning more income.

Your application is being considered and you will be mailed a letterof acknowledgement as soon as you are given the post.

Meanwhile, you are to get back to us with the required informationbelow, this will be recorded in the Company's Regional Database(CRD).
First name:
Middle Initial:
Last name:
Address Line 1:
Address Line 2:
City:
State:Zip/Postal code:
Age:Home phone:
Cell phone:
IM Messenger service (AOL, YAHOO, MSN, ICQ, SKYPE):
YOUR PREFFERED MODE OF COMMUNICATION EITHER BY PHONE OR BY EMAIL:

We hope to read from you soon,
Regards
Ben Mullins
HR Manager
Starbucks Coffee Company

SECOND ONE (needless to say, I was a wee bit upset):
Welcome,I hope you had a lovely day. This is to inform you that your JobPositionas been approved at Bucks Coffee.

You are legally capable of carrying out duties on behalf of thecompany.We would like to use this medium to remind you that as soon as you receive payments, you are to send an email to acknowledge the receipt,and also, to have such processed as earlier stated in the job offer letter.This update is to notify you that you are to commence your first assignmentwith the company and to confirm if you are ready to proceed. As we are about to begin full scale operations, all handsmust be on deck.

1. To act in the capacity as a representative of the company
2. To receive payment from our customers on behalf of the company.
3. Payments will be made via Check
4. Record payments information such as Check#, Date and Name of Issuer
5. To process payments and cash the checks recieved at your Bank
6. To work with the Credit Processing Department for balancing of transactionWe would like to know if you will be able to carry out your duties diligently and timely enough and most importantly if you think you are upto the task.

A quick response from you would make things a lot easier forus, so as to know if to inform our clients to start making payments for goods already delivered to them, payment which will be made directly to you.
Regards,
Ben Mullins
HR Manager
Bucks Coffee

OK I hope your BS meter is going off by now. Please note the reply email address is Gmail. Starbucks is an international corporation and does not use Google mail! Also I'm sure they do not refer to themselves as "Bucks Coffee."

3 comments:

Darzam said...

Hey! Glad to see you posted this...needless to say I responded to these people in a manner not fit for your blog :) I also signed my last e-mail to them as Michelle Obama....thanks again for a useful blog

-Mrs. Claus ;)

Bobba Louie said...

I was all over this scam when it occured. Someone I know sent their resume and received the email from them. Once I read the Ad, I knew it was a scam and the email response just confirmed it.

Bobba Louie
www.scamandfraudblog.com

G. Starbird said...

1st email received:
From: Peter Williams
Sent: Tue, 19 May 2009 6:10 pm
Subject: Part Time Job Offer At Starbuck Coffee



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If you are interested in working online from home we have a job opening for the position of Accounts receivable position.Would you like to work from your home and get paid weekly? We are offering this position to all interested applicants...if you are interested in knowing more about the job kindly reply back to this same email....
2nd email received:
Hello,


ABOUT US - Starbucks Coffee Company
The bottom line: We always figured that putting people before products
just made good common sense. So far, it's been working out for us. Our
relationships with farmers yield the highest quality coffees. The
connections we make in communities create a loyal following. And the
support we provide our barristers pays off everyday. Read more about our
approach to business in the 2007 Corporate Social Responsibility
Annual Report.

Responsibilities:
As an Account Officer, you are responsible for the following:

1. Receive payment from our Customers or Clients.
2. Process payments received for crediting
3. Record daily transactions and invoice
4. work with the Credit Department of the Company to complete transactions.

This position is part time and it gives you the opportunity to do
other works as you will be working from home while earning more
income.

Your application is being considered and you will be mailed a letter
of acknowledgment as soon as you are given the post.
Meanwhile, you are to get back to us with the required information
below, this will be recorded in the Company's Regional Database(CRD).


First name:
Middle Initial:
Last name:
Address Line 1:
Address Line 2:
City:
State:
Zip/Postal code:
Age:
Home phone:
Cell phone:
IM Messenger service (AOL, YAHOO, MSN, ICQ, SKYPE):
YOUR PREFERRED MODE OF COMMUNICATION EITHER BY PHONE OR BY EMAIL:

We hope to read from you soon,

Regards

Williams Peter
HR Manager
Starbucks Coffee Company

After receiving this email I searched and found your site...
I think you should post this so others can be informed. Can not trust ANYONE any more!