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They contact you stating your resume and your qualifications meet their requirements for several positions within their company. They conduct an interview using the Google Hangouts App and once that is complete they inform you that you have been hired. They even send an offer letter saying you will be paid $45.95 per hour and to send a copy of your state ID to them and they will FEDEX a check to you so that you can purchase software from their vendor in an attempt to get your banking info. The hiring person used the name Victor Bertram but I’m sure that changes with every person they try to scam. Beware of this team of frauds they are obviously getting away with there scam but not for long.

- Winter Springs, FL, USA

Let's chat on Hangouts!

Hello, it is a pleasure to meet you.

Victor Bertram

Hello and How are you doing today ?

Well thank you. How about you?

Victor Bertram

Very well and thanks for asking , Are you ready for the job briefing and interview session now?

That would be fine.

Victor Bertram

Alright, Provide me with your Verification Code to be sure i’m connected to the right person.

Sorry one moment please.


Victor Bertram

Good let's get started..... I want you to know that your quick response is highly appreciated OK ?

Not at all, you are very responsive as well.

Victor Bertram

Have you been interviewed online before ?

No this is actually my first.

Victor Bertram

To acquaint with, I'm Mr Victor Bertram, I appear to you as the Hiring Superior/Client Services of Southern Steel USA. I began my career as HR Representative Role with Dovetail Talent and later became Capital H Group as a HR Specialist and has been promoted in the firm with roles including Head of Strategy Development,Later i became Head Staff with Cornerstone Therapeutics Inc Partner and Managing Partner of the Austin office. Further, I played a key role in launching the European offices of the firm and continues to actively oversee software development and trading globally. I have experience crossing the full spectrum of the HR discipline including talent management. ... Please introduce yourself, What are your Full name, Sex ,cell number ,where are you located ?

I am Christopher Robin Celmer I am a male. My cell is 540-271-8674 and I am in Winter Springs Florida.

Europe? Sounds interesting. I net going abroad is very nice.


Victor Bertram

Oh yes...Nice connecting with you Christopher....The position available are: Data Entry, Clerical Admin, Administrative Assistant, Customer Service, Accounting, payroll Clerk, Book keeping, Management, Dispatcher, Front Desk Clerk position,Data Controller, Project Development,financial Manager.

Which of the above position is your field of specialty ?

Customer Service

Victor Bertram


These are the requirements for the Job..

Are you a U.S. Citizen

Must be fluent in communication and English

Must have a clean criminal record

Must be at-least 40 wpm average

Must be 18+ average

Previous accounting or customer relations experience required

Proficient with Microsoft Office

Strong organizational skills

I believe you have no issue's above?


Victor Bertram

Just follow the briefing and you can ask questions when i am through. Let me know when you have finished reading and understanding every line. You will be allowed to ask questions later.With each line just respond with an OK?


Victor Bertram

Next would be the briefing about the Job and the company. I advise you read with care OK?


Victor Bertram

Southern Steel USA brings to North America the wealth of experience and expertise built up by the Southern Steel Group after decades of servicing the American and Australian market with an extensive range of steel products and engineering services.

Southern Steel Group is the largest privately owned steel distributor in Australia and New Zealand and now the United States. It has built up an impressive reputation for reliability, flexibility and excellent service, which our experienced and motivated staff in Hope Valley will use to ensure that all your steel requirements are fulfilled.

Southern Steel USA keeps large stocks and can call upon Southern’s huge central stock stores to ensure that we can deliver what ever you need in the shortest time possible as our reach in steel products as grown beyond measures in the United States and Canada..visit: You are required to use 5 minutes of your time to read more about the company, then let me know when you are done so we can proceed.Alright?


Ready when you are good sir.

Victor Bertram

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITY: Tracks data and source documents. Prepares and sorts source documents, and identifies and interprets data to be entered.Compiles, sorts and verifies data for accuracy.Contacts responsible parties or clients from other organisation to resolve moderately complex questions, inconsistencies, or missing data. Also perform Records keeping, keyboarding/data entry and performing a variety of other office tasks account balancing, invoicing recording,proper data analysis of sales records and recording pay slips into accounting database all these will be done through the use of the accounting Software, such as faxing or emailing confidently and positive attitude online from home.... Can you handle these duties effectively if trained towards it ?


Victor Bertram

Working hours are flexible, all activities and corresponding time are to be recorded in excel spreadsheet. As for your duties, i will assist you with any difficulties by email.

The working hours are flexible and you can choose to work from anywhere of your choice, the pay is $45.95 per hour during full working hours and the training is $28.75 per hour and will be getting your payment weekly via check or direct deposit working 30 to 40 hours weekly, if you are employed you are going to be working as a full employee and not an independent contractor. Let me know if you are interested so we can proceed.?

I believe working from home will not be a problem for you ?

It would not be an issue.

Victor Bertram

Next is your interview questions and you are to answer each questions asked briefly, I will ask you few questions now, are you ready ?


Yes, ready.

Victor Bertram

Have you ever had any experience working from home or online before ?

Are you currently employed ?

Why do you think we should employ you?

I have n o work at home experience. I am not currently employed. This was due to my last employer being absorbed by another company therefore leading to a large amount of lay offs. I believe I am a great fit for the job due to my vast amount of experience and my great thirst for knowledge and willingness to complete tasks the best I can.

Victor Bertram

In your current or last position, what were your most significant accomplishments in your career so far ?

Are you capable of handling this job position?

How well do you work under pressure?

In my last position I completed the professional level of a professional development course which was not a requirement. I am capable of handling the position, as I thrive under pressure it gives me a bit of energy and a sense of importance.

Victor Bertram

What do you understand by privacy and code of conduct in business?

Do you have a PC, Printer and Scanner ?

What is your strongest point as an individual?

Privacy is something that should be respected as it could cost heavily if they don't. I understand that you have to follow stricter standards as a business than normal as people expect more so the code of conduct may relate to that. I do have a PC, printer, and Scanner. My strongest point would be my integrity. I am honest where ever I can be as it builds better relationships.

Victor Bertram

Perfection! I like that ....How would you like to be Paid ? Weekly Or Bi-Weekly ?

I am used to Bi weekly so it is better.

Victor Bertram

What means of Payment do you prefer ? check OR Direct Deposit ?

Direct deposit.

Victor Bertram

Can you tell us the name of the Bank you Operate with to see if it tallies with the company's official salary payment account ?

Bank of America

Victor Bertram

I need two Professional Reference? (Give me two phone Contacts and name) They will be reached during normal business hours when needed

Sure Let get their info real quick.

Michael E. Dull 540-294-6051 Patrick Hecht 540-569-0880

Victor Bertram

Well you have done well so far and you seem like a perfect fit for this position.

I need you to hold on-line while i forward our conversation to the Head Dept. To enable them see if you are committed and good for this job. I will be here shortly with your interview score on my desk. Please be on stand-by and Make sure your IM is available.

Ok, thank you very much!

Victor Bertram

Stay connected... i would be right back.

Hello,I am back now and i have the result for the interview on my desk...Are you ready ?

yes I am, thank you.

Victor Bertram

CONSIDERATION STAND: You scored (81%) Above Average, Knowledge, Skills and Experience: (Under Valuable Assets) Consideration Certification: (Confirmed Qualified).

The good news is....You have just been confirmed qualified for this position

You are now offered the job are HIRED!

You are welcome to Southern Steel USA.You are now given a chance to show your commitment,charisma,diligence and be a productive employee.:)=D>

You will receive an employment offer letter via email within 48 hours..This offer letter is just a ground stand, letting you know that the position has been offered to you...Make sure you check your inbox often

Fantastic, thank you very much! I look forward to working with you all.

Victor Bertram

In the mean time i need you to provide me with the following requested info for verification purpose

Name :

Address : (PO Box not valid)

City :

State :


Cell # :

E-mail address:

so that The Head Dept can put you on register, Have it email to the company Head Dept ([email protected]) Once done let me know.

You're welcome.. let me know once you have sent the email to proceed.


Victor Bertram

Your Info as Just Been Saved and Updated

Your salary will be $45.95 per hour and you will be receiving your payment via Check/Direct Deposit which ever is fine by you.

You will be attached to one of the company's supervisor in your region. The (I-9, insurance, W-4, company rules, regulation and guidelines, etc). will be brought to you by your attached supervisor, when you are about to commence training. Also your attached-supervisor will schedule your one week training and your daily duties when you start working.Clear?


Are close to the end where I may ask questions or is there more to cover?

Victor Bertram

Yes 5 mins away from completing the process... BENEFITS Southern Steel USA. has significant experience in providing accounting and auditing services to established: Pension, profit sharing and health and welfare plans. Benefits for eligible worker include: excellent benefits and supplemental compensation including Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance, Life and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Paid Time Off, Tax-Deferred Annuity 403 (b) 401 ( k ) , Tuition Assistance, Comprehensive In-House Training Program, Employee Assistance Program, Relocation Allowance (for some positions), Sign-On Bonus

You would be eligible to Benefits after 1months of working with the company.

You will be undergoing a (1) one week training and orientation which will commence as soon as you have all working materials and you are rest assured that you will be paid for it...

You will be getting your paper work and HR document during your orientation and training from your supervisor once you have all your working materials ready, you are to fill,sign and send back to us..Okay ?


Victor Bertram

You will be needing some Accounting software's for this job.

Here are the name's of the software's you will need to start working with: Intuit QuickBooks Accounting Software,Sage Simply Accounting AccountingSoftware,Peachtree Complete Accounting Software,AccountEdge Accounting Software for Windows,AccountEdge Accounting Software for Mac,Sage 50 Premium Accounting2013 (formerly Simply Accounting),Business2Go software,Bookkeeper software,QuickBooks Pro 2012 software,The General Ledger,software,9.5,BottomLine Accounting software,Balance Sheet Basics software.

I believe you are familiar with these software's program?


Victor Bertram

The company will provide you a free Hp laptop with a fast internet connection and your W4 form will be coming along with the working materials you need to start working with, you are to purchase all your materials from a certified vendor we have been patronizing for years now. You will receive a paycheck for the purchase of the working materials, the company's accounting dept will issue the check and have it sent to your house via FedEx or USPS , they will have it sent to the address you have just provided.

NOTE: All Equipments and softwares are to be purchased from the company's accredited vendor.. We have been buying from this Vendor for years now...That's because all materials will be Customized in your names and the Company Logo and shipped to you via FedEx or USPS

As soon as the check its been issued out to you i will notify you and provide you with the tracking number so you can keep track of it and be on look out for it, report online as soon as you have it so i can give you further instructions and i will refer you to the vendor you will be purchasing the materials from...Okay ?


Victor Bertram

Did you get my last message? sorry if i type too fast, I'm an HR Manager lol

The one about the softwares?

Victor Bertram

Can you briefly explain to me what you will be using the Company Check for and Where to get your materials from ?

Using it to purchase the needed software and equipment from the company accredited vendor.

Are you still with me?

Victor Bertram

Good... How do you want your name to appear on the Company Check ?

Christopher R. Celmer.

Victor Bertram

Please confirm your home address and information ?

2 Sycamore Ct. Apt 101 Wintersprings FL. 32708

Victor Bertram

All we need from you is good work and trust and you will enjoy every moment working with us

This Job offers Flexible hours but you are to report online by 9am-1pm daily for duties,task,and assignment…Ok?


I look forward to this. A new challenge.

Victor Bertram

I believe that will be all for today once again CONGRATULATION, you are to report back online 9am EST tomorrow morning for tasks, updates on the check and how to get started with work...Bye and have a blessed day! God bless!!! :):-h=D>

I want you to know that we're glad to have you on board.

You be punctual tomorrow ... Remain Blessed.

I do have questions still.

Victor Bertram

Please proceed.

How and when Should I provide my account info for direct deposit.

Victor Bertram

Once you have purchase your supplies and set for training ... There would be a zonal meeting along with all other employees with the company in your area.. You would have to fill in the info manually .. alright?


How much are benefits for one person? Medical.

Victor Bertram

That is calculate depending on your Position... Since you're a Management Staff yours would probably be higher because you're a Level B staff. You should have more information once you get your agreement letter Okay?


How much of a match does your company match to 401K if at all?

Victor Bertram

About 85% match record.

Your W2 Form would arrive via mail along with your supplies supplies.

I would Brief you more on it tomorrow, you be punctual remain Blessed.

So I just come online to google hangouts correct?

Victor Bertram

Thats correct, Just until your unique employee login is ready ... Enjoy the rest of your evening and remain Blessed.

good evening.

As you can see he was very slow to offer much info yet claimed to be the HR Manager. He Offered the job after a single interview that happened right after I emailed them with a query I sent them via Email about their location since I could not travel and hired me on the spot without any days to review any other candidates. Additionally they were sending me a check with a Tracking number? I read online this was a suspicious activity so I researched and found that they were not legitimate. Fortunately I did not provide my social yet. Just the standard name, email, and address. Additionally he asked my sex which I felt would be a completely inappropriate HR question.

this company tried to get my ssn by pretending they own a business and hire me.

pls watch out.

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