GrainCorp (GCP) Reports & Reviews (1)File a complaint
Victim Location 80530
Type of a scam Employment
I am signed up online with www.connectingcolorado.com used by the Colorado unemployment office for job searches. I received an email from [email protected] (see screenshot attached) saying: "Dear Applicant, Your resume has just been reviewed for immediate Hire via www.connectingcolorado.com and we believe you are capable of handling this position..." and so on. Then they say: "You are to set up a screen name with a Gmail account on (www.gmail.com) and then an hangout on (www.google.com/hangouts) and message Mr Charles T*** on (email@example.com) for the interview and your verification code is (MEP-8803), this would serve as your identification number throughout the online hiring process."
I looked up the website from which the email came (gourmetselectronics.com), and it doesn't exist. Then I researched about job scammers using instant messaging to conduct fake interviews. I was weary about messaging Mr. Charles T***, but I did anyway.
That Google Hangouts conversation is the following:
Me: Hello Sir., I received an email to message you regarding an interview invitation via connectingcolorado.com, my verification code is (MEP-8803)
Charles T*** (firstname.lastname@example.org): How are you doing ?
Me: I'm well. How are you?
Charles T*** (email@example.com): Good I believe you are here and set for the job briefing and interview ?
Me: I am. I'm a bit unsure of the details.
Charles T*** (firstname.lastname@example.org): Good.... Lets proceed, Welcome to the company GrainCorp (GCP), i believe that you are ready for the job briefing/interview. As we proceed further with the briefing and interview, you will get to know more and understand better about the open positions. I want you to know that your quick response is highly appreciated Okay ?
Me: Yes, I understand. What is GrandCorp? *GrainCorp
Charles T*** (email@example.com): You will get to know as we proceed
Me: okay thanks
Charles T*** (firstname.lastname@example.org): The positions available are: Logistics, Data Entry, Clerical Admin, Administrative Clerk/Assistance, Customer Service Receptionist,financial Advisor,Sales,Accounting, Payroll Clerk, Book keeping, Typist Clerk,Management,IT Jobs. Which Can you be able to handle effectively ?
Me: I have experience with Data Entry, Customer Service, Typist Clerk and some sales
Charles T*** (email@example.com): Have you been interviewed online before ?
Me: No, this is a first for me.
Charles T*** (firstname.lastname@example.org): The name of the company is GrainCorp (GCP). GrainCorp has a long, rich history beginning in 1916.Originally part of the New South Wales Government's Department of Agriculture, GrainCorp was established as the Grain Elevators Board. In 1917 Canadian architect J.S. Metcalf designed a bulk grain terminal in the Sydney suburb, Glebe. Completed in 1922 it was Australia's first bulk grain terminal and was complimented by GrainCorp’s first elevator built in Peak Hill, 50 km north of Parkes, NSW. GrainCorp now trades commodities in its own right, with Marketing offices in Australia, Europe, Singapore, China, the UK and North America. GrainCorp Marketing now buys and sells more than 4.5 million tonnes of wheat, barley, sorghum and canola per year, servicing customers domestically and internationally. Before we proceed I would love to know more about you. That would help me to categorize you and how best to interview you. I am Mr Charles T***, I am the interview-manager to GrainCorp. I am here to brief and interview you more about the opening position, Please introduce yourself and indicate your Full Name, Age, Sex and Location.
Me: Thank you for the information about the company. I am *** ***, age 28, Female, and I live in *** Colorado.
Charles T*** (email@example.com): The supervisor whom i will refer you to once you have all necessary materials to begin training/work will brief you more about the location during your training and orientation,fix date of training and as-well provide you the company programmed cell # to enable you interact with customers and staffs once you have all necessary materials to begin training/work as soon as possible.that is after you have been considered by the board of director's.
Charles T*** (firstname.lastname@example.org): Your Job DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES are:
*Enter admission and billing data for clients and payroll information for employees into the computer system, and forward documentation to the appropriate processing center.
*Maintain client/employee records, and distribute copies of compliance documentation to appropriate branch staff based on Company approved standardized paper flow.
*Ensure all client and employee files are current and complete, interface with administrative staff to gather deficient or inaccurate documents, and notify the manager when employees do not respond to requests for needed documentation that may be assigned to you by the supervisor. Can you handle the Job duties if been trained towards it ?
Me: Yes sir. Would I be working from home?
Charles T*** (email@example.com): Yes till the office has been completed
Charles T*** (firstname.lastname@example.org): If offered this position: your task and assignment will be sent to you daily via IM and Emails and you are to submit work back to me at the end of the day via email. The pay rate is $35.75 hourly and training pay is $25.48/hr. M-F, 40 hrs or less weekly and the pay day is every Friday of the week...Benefits include: Health, Dental, Life and AD&D Insurance, Employee Wellness and 401k plans.Paid Time Off and Holidays with Generous Company Discounts. You would be eligible to Benefits after 1 months of working with the company.
Me: Yes, that sounds great!
Charles T*** (email@example.com): You will undergo a week training from your training supervisor, He/ She will be training you on how to work with the programs accurate and other works you will need to get done. Your training is going to be done online through your PC and Phone. You will be Faxed or Emailed a paper work and a HR document during your training and orientation, you are to fill, sign and send back via Email for proper documentation.
Charles T*** (firstname.lastname@example.org): We are going mainly into the interview now and I advise you should read any question I ask you. After due examination,you are required to send back your answer back to me over here with DONE. Be quick with your answers and also ask questions if necessary.
Me: Okay. I'm a little weary of this situation, as I am doing research on the company, and I am not finding information about a U.S. location.
Charles T*** (email@example.com): Yes because the company is just coming to USA You will enjoy working with Us
Me: Okay. I am ready to start the interview.
Charles T*** (firstname.lastname@example.org): Have you worked on line before ?
Me: I am not sure what that means. I have worked from home for a private company (***)
Charles T*** (email@example.com): Are you currently employed ?
Charles T*** (firstname.lastname@example.org): How long have you been looking for a job ?
Me: Based on my research, job scammers use instant messenger for fake interviews. Do you have a way I can confirm this, like by providing a phone number to continue the interview? I do not want to waste my time on my important job search. I left my last job on March 22, 2016. In addition, the email I received your information from is from a website that does not exist (gourmetselectronics.com). I was already weary of this before I decided to IM you.
Me: You must be a scammer since you aren't responding or typing.
Charles T*** (email@example.com): Your Papa i wan be give u job u dey do rubbish
Me: Was that English?
Charles T*** (firstname.lastname@example.org): Nope french Native french if i may say
Me: I think that was bs. I am reporting this company, all your information and this situation to the ScamPulse.com and unemployment office here. If you won't provide a phone number, then you are fake.
31 mins and counting... no response from "Charles"
I feel like my information was wrongly given out to a scammer by the state unemployment agency that I am enrolled through because of my being forced to put my contact information on their job posting website (connectingcolorado.com). I want this to never happen again! - *** ***
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